Posts Tagged ‘style’

Fabulous 5: Vintage Festival Fashion

As so many people are off to Glastonbury tomorrow (we are not jealous at all…much!) we thought we would continue this weeks festival style theme. With so many great acts playing – from Caro Emerald to Arcade Fire, to De La Soul to the fabulous Dolly Parton, it will be an amazing weekend. So quickly […] Read more…

Hats off to Royal Ascot

To celebrate Royal Ascot this week today we are sharing some of our favourite vintage hats available to buy on Etsy right now. Click on the links to find out more 1. Rosebud pink veil 2. Snood pattern 3. Turquoise ruffle hat 4. Lemon raffia hat 5. Green sisal hat 6. Coral sisal hat 7. […] Read more…

Mr & Miss Vintage UK

Fancy being voted as Miss or Mr Vintage UK? Now in its 13th year, Twinwood Festival is the original and best festival celebrating the style and music of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. And this year, for the very first time, they are looking for the most stylish vintage guy or gal in the UK. […] Read more…

Get the Look: The 1940s style

It feels like everyone is finally realising how suave and sexy fashion actually was in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Women embraced their feminine charm and curvaceous bodies, and now the modern woman is starting to appreciate classic dresses that accentuate a her hips and thighs. They love wearing stunning hats that can’t help but attract positive attention. […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage inspired Autumn Fashion

With London Fashion Week everywhere and the dramatic change in weather, its hard to not be getting excited at the moment about getting some Autumn pieces to spruce up your Autumn/Winter 13 vintage wardrobe.  Whether its vintage or just vintage inspired there are some amazing fashion items out there 10 of which we’ll showcase in today’s blog.  All […] Read more…

Get the Look: vintage decor

When people speak of vintage, they are often referring to the period around the 1940s and 1950s, but it seems there really is no limit to what ‘old’ items can be used to decorate the home and still be classed as vintage.   The vintage colour palette Pastels are often the main colour theme of […] Read more…

We Love…Laura Ashley

This year is a big one for Laura Ashley. This year the quintessentially British company turns 60. To celebrate they have an exhibition in Bath Fashion Museum called The Romantic Heroine, featuring their 1960s and 1970s dresses. Think flowing, cotton styles that capture the essence of their Victoriana style that they were so famous for. They […] Read more…

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We Love…David Bowie

2 weeks ago I went to the V&A to see the David Bowie Is exhibition with my mum. It was so cool to see his progression in style and music especially to see some of his stage outfits up close. The 1970s flamboyant textiles and patterns made me want to ditch my 1950s vintage frock […] Read more…

10 of the Best: 1920s Vintage Fashion

The long-awaited Great Gatsby film is due out in the UK this week, and with this there is a frenzy of desire for all things 1920s. And who can blame us: the glamour, the frivolity and the beading is enough to make any vintage gal swoon. This week’s 10 of the Best features 1920s vintage fashion […] Read more…

Link Love

Who loves the 1920s style, and the dancing? We do! Coco Chanel was a style goddess, is Kiera Knightley? Who has booked their tickets for Goodwood? What you wearing? Who is a polyester queen? Let’s embrace the 1970s! Need hair styling advice and using a headscarf? We love this lady who always delivers! (Shameless plug […] Read more…

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Vintage Styling

I think that the vintage look can sometimes be a hard to style and get right. I hear people saying that they find it difficult and don’t want to look old fashioned or like their mum. However, once you get it right you will stand out from the crowd! Here are a few top tips to […] Read more…

The 1950’s home: Get the Look!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine with ideas of how to create a 1950s home with the must have items from the day.   Homes in the 1950’s were evolving fast. The Festival of Britain in 1951 showed the world that we had style and with rationing ending in 1954, we began […] Read more…

Fashion Friday!

One of the big trends for Spring/Summer 2012 is the Peplum. What’s a peplum I hear you cry! Well the dictionary describes it as: a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips. The peplum is great! It nips in the waist making you appear slimmer and then the […] Read more…

Fashion Friday: Spring trends the vintage way

The best thing about the new year is promise of better weather, spring flowers and more importantly NEW CLOTHES! Well, not exactly new of course…..NEW VINTAGE CLOTHES! There are some great new trends coming our way which suit the vintage wearer down to the ground. Over the next few weeks we will take you though […] Read more…

90s: a fashion decade?

I commented recently that the 90s look is back. At the Clothes Show Live I noticed an abundance  of youngsters wearing the key looks from the decade. I commented on Facebook and Twitter and most of you shouted…..NO!!!! But some were actually questioning whether there were any major fashion moments at all. Of course there were! So […] Read more…

Home at last!

Well we have now been back from the Clothes Show for two days and still I havent blogged! To be honest I have spent the last 2 days pretty much sleeping! We met some great new people, customers and other stall holders and sold tonnes of vintage clothing! So whats it like I hear you […] Read more…

A century of fashion

I love my books. I have so many that some I havent even looked through for years. Last weekend I stumbled across an amazing book of Vogue covers dating back to 1909. My grandma bought this book for my mum, probably over 25 years ago. It is called The Art of Vogue Covers by William […] Read more…

Spotlight on Blouses

Todays spotlight is on the blouse. A wardrobe classic, it is the perfect garment to wear with this winters 1940s look. Elegant and simple it looks perfect with a pencil skirt, wide leg trousers and even with your jeans. And you don’t have to actually find a 1940s version..there are loads of great vintage blouses […] Read more…

Patterns in Vogue

We recently bought an amazing pattern book which was produced by Vogue. You do see vintage patterns for sale quite a lot…..but this one is from October-November 1937. The magazine is full of beautiful pictures of stylish ladies to inspire you  to also look the same. You then went to a stockist and bought the relivent paper pattern, took it […] Read more…

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