OOTD: Vintage at London Fashion Week

So this weekend it was London Fashion Week’s Vintage show called Retrospective. Its objective was to show the fashions of the past that have influenced the key trends of the future. I will reveal more next week but for now…..the age old question…what to wear?

I had a dilema: should I go glam (i.e. the 70s) or cool (the 60s) or ladylike (the 50s). Well I put the debate out there into Twitter land and you all told me to go 1950s.

So here’s what I wore.

A 1950s/early 60s navy chiffon and lace dress. The top is a lace bodice with cute short sleeves.

It has so much chiffon I can swirl around the room….

I wore my old faithful Dorset lucite bag. It’s an early one from the 1940s before Dorset became Dorset Rex. From one of the best streets in USA, Dorset rex epitomises 1950s glamour.

I wasnt sure which shoes to wear especially as on the same today I bought tonnes 0f 1950s clothing from a delightful lady. These brown shoes she wore for her going away outfit in 1959…and they fit me!

In my hair I wore my new triple flower clip from Lil Michief Retro. It was much photographed all night! I bought it last weekend at the MK Handmade and Vintage Fair.

Here we are enjoying a cocktail ready for the show to start. I’m with the lovely Tally from Tally Ho! Vintage. We sat next to Debs, the winner of our competition to win free tickets to this event.

And for now a sneaky peak at one of my fave dresses from the show….a cute pleated number in the monochrome section. LOVE IT!!! (click on the link and hopefully it will work!!)

Vintage LFW Retrospective



Fancy winning this lovely vintage handbag and head scarf just in time for autumn. Team them up with a winter coat and long boots you will look great this season as well as getting the 1940s look Gemma describes in last weeks interview!

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Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday 21st September via this blog, Twitter and FB. Good Luck x


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  1. 16 September 2012 / 11:37 am

    You look lovely! And those brown shoes are fantastic!

    • Your vintage life
      16 September 2012 / 12:09 pm

      arent they? i wore the cream ones in the end as the brown ones are quite high….for trapesing around the big smoke!! x

  2. 23 October 2012 / 9:56 am

    I was at this show! It was fab wasn’t it? xx

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