Vintage Fashion Blog

Vintage Pyjama

Gilda and Pearl-silk pyjamas for vintage vixens!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

“Movie star, oh movie star!” If I could get away with wearing silk pyjamas worthy of my 1930s and 40s film heroines (think Veronica Lake, Joan Crawford or Rita Hayworth) as daywear, I certainly would have no reservations in doing just that! After all, Coco Chanel herself was a huge fan of such attire and ...

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French Sole slippers

French Sole-the perfect velvet slippers!


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

French Sole-the perfect velvet slippers! I’ve never thought it possible for me to say with conviction that slippers would be worth kicking off my high heels for. That was until I tried the most beautiful, luxurious and to my surprise, very comfortable velvet slippers given to me by French Sole, the iconic Hefner model with Queen ...

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La Belle Vintage

La Belle Vintage – shop of the week!


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

If I was to describe Sascha, the owner of La Belle Vintage, in just a word or two, Vintage-Fairy is what springs immediately to mind. The reason being, is that Sascha makes vintage dreams come true by finding exactly what I'm looking for and in great condition so, that I don't have to stress out about the possibility of ...

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Parlez-vous Aubade?

Parlez-vous Aubade?


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Parlez-vous Aubade? Do you speak Aubade? If not, perhaps it’s time that you did, as it is the language of sensuality, a seduction of the skin, which has been whispered by this most prestigious of Parisian luxury lingerie brands for several years and having now been introduced to them, I’m officially in love with their femme ...

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Fiori Couture hosiery

Fiori Couture – socks worthy of Marie Antoinette


Thursday, November 2, 2017

“Fiori Couture - socks worthy of Marie Antoinette” I can resist just about anything except beautiful vintage or inspired-by-vintage stockings or socks and my temptation overfloweth when they are lavishly decorated with hand-stitched seams. Such is the case, when I think of 1930s-inspired hosiery (with a modern twist), the divine creations produced by Susan Lafica, fashion ...

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Fiori Couture socks

Perfect weekend in Florence!


Thursday, October 26, 2017

Florence, the cradle of the Renaissance, was an obvious choice for Mr de Merteuil's birthday. To quote him " Some people go out for drinks on their Birthday, on mine, I drink art." And  what better place to get intoxicated with art than the Uffizi Gallery, home to La Primavera, The Birth of Venus and ...

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vintage inspired slacks

Vintage inspired slacks and how to wear them!


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

As you may or may not know (depending on how long you've been reading my blog), my wardrobe consists mainly of true vintage garments from the 1930s-1950s mixed with a few contemporary designers who are heavily inspired by the glorious fashions of the past; Vivienne Westwood with her fantastic wide leg trousers along with Victorian ...

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vintage shop

Ruby Faye’s Vintage – shop of the week!


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Ruby Faye's Vintage  based in Denver, Co is an online vintage shop, where it's not difficult to find a real treasure amongst a vast selection of garments dating from the 1900s-1960s. However, be warned, it's easy to miss out on the actual purchase of your dream vintage piece, as  first dibs are always offered on ...

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Vintage fashion

Pursuing Andie vintage shop of the week


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen! Madame et Monsieur! Meine Damen und Herren! As part of the Vintage Shop Of The Week segment of my blog, I present to you Pursuing Andie! A place where you will find a vast selection of vintage clothes and accessories dating from the 1940s-1970s with an emphasis on hats, that integral part ...

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taking care of vintage clothes

How to take care of vintage clothes


Friday, August 25, 2017

How to take care of vintage clothes! A few months ago I was devastated to discover that my favourite authentic Victorian funeral cape, bought in near mint condition several years earlier at a vintage fair in London (you can read about vintage fairs here), had seemingly overnight, developed brown spots all over. Doing some online sleuthing, ...

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Ulyana Sergeenko

Ulyana Sergeenko – 1940s fashion revival


Monday, August 14, 2017

As someone whose wardrobe consists mainly of true vintage clothes from the 1930s to 1950s and who doesn’t care about trends that will change with a blink of an eye thus becoming last season before you know it, really it should come as no surprise to know that I show very little interest in contemporary ...

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Femme Fatale look

Femme Fatale -19th Century, Film Noir, Fashion


Friday, August 4, 2017

Femme Fatale in 19th  century art and beyond. “If you loved me ever so little, I could bear the bonds that gall, I could dream the bonds were brittle; You do not love me at al. (…) You are crueller, you that we love, Than hatred, hunger, or death; You have eyes and breasts like a dove, And you kill men’s hearts with ...

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Vintage clothes

Bloomers and Frocks


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bloomers and Frocks is my new the vintage shop of the week. It's a fairly new enterprise, having just celebrated their first birthday and is based in Austin, Texas. Judging by the dazzling vintage clothes and accessories that you can find there, as well as big amount of very happy clients, I dare say, that ...

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Wolford AW17/18

Wolford AW 2017/18 Collection


Monday, June 26, 2017

Wolford AW 2017/18 collection When it comes to stockings and tights, there is one brand that has never disappointed me, as its quality is second to none and the style of its irresistibly gorgeous patterns go so incredibly well with my vintage 1930s-1950s clothes. Don’t simply take my word for it though, instead take as an ...

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Vintage Shop

Veracious Vintage Co.-Vintage Shop Of The Week


Friday, June 23, 2017

Veracious Vintage Co.  is a heaven for all the divas "Curating a killer vintage wardrobe" as the shop's owner herself describes, with glamorous dresses, suits and beyond from the 1930s-1960s. Her impeccable taste and love for vintage fashion is clearly visible in all of the carefully picked garments and it doesn't come as a surprise, that the ...

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Vintage lingerie

Evette Dubois lingerie


Monday, June 12, 2017

Evette Dubois lingerie is the perfect choice, if you have an appreciation for beautiful, handmade undergarments, based on true vintage lingerie from the 1920s-1950s, which will make you feel like a movie star from one of the Old Hollywood films. Melissa, the uber talented dressmaker with an immaculate attention to details is the creative genius behind ...

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20s-30s

Vintage Caf – 1920s-1930s fashion heaven


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vintage Caf- Vintage shop of the week AKA 1920s-1930s fashion heaven. In the picture on the top left; Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in Great Gatsby. Top right and in the picture below; one of my favourite actresses Kristin Scott-Thomass as Sylvia McCordle in Gosford Park. Vintage Caf - Vintage shop of the week aka 1920s-1930s ...

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Vintage Shop

Victory Girl Vintage -Shop Of The Week


Friday, April 21, 2017

Victory Girl Vintage  - the Canadian vintage shop of the week is filled with a big selection of dazzling, romantic dresses from 1930s- 1950s but thats not the only thing you will find there. Gorgeous coats, skirts and sweater tops will help you build an entire vintage wardrobe! Dominique de Merteuil: How did you start your adventure ...

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vintage shop of the week

Cult Of Chiffon-Vintage Shop Of The Week


Friday, March 24, 2017

Madame Chiffon is an extraordinary lady with an exquisite taste reflected in all the vintage gems, that can be found in her shop Cult Of Chiffon. She finds and sells some of the most beautiful pieces of vintage lingerie I've ever seen, which is why Cult Of Chiffon is the vintage shop of the week. 1. ...

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