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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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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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1950s New Look, Wheels and Dollbaby

1950s New Look Inspired Outfit


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

To quote fashion historian Jonathan Walford “Feminine luxury and elegance became a symbol of post-war prosperity and defined the silhouette of the coming decade.” After WWII women were increasingly desiring a return to fashion that accentuated their femininity and for that reason, not surprisingly, “The New Look” of 1947 was a huge success, firmly placing ...

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Bride Of The Fox-Vintage Shop of the week


Friday, March 10, 2017

“Meine Damen und Herren, Mesdames et Messieurs, Ladies and Gentlemen! Guten Abend, bon soir, Wie geht's? Comment ca va? Do you feel good? I bet you do!” Without further ado I present the vintage shop of the week! Bride Of The Fox has a breathtaking collection of rare, vintage garments, some of such historical value that they should be ...

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Nouveau2You-Vintage Shop of the week


Friday, March 3, 2017

"You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it." Edith Head Nouveau2You, the vintage shop of the week has carefully selected clothes from the 1920s-1950s. If I were to describe Valentine’s clients, based on the treasures she sells, it would be classy Femme Fatales with a love for glamour! 1). How did you start your adventure ...

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1940s-1950s Skirt Suit


Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A vintage skirt suit from the 1940s or 1950s is one of the key pieces in the wardrobe of any vintage aficionado and is a perfect acquisition choice for those just starting their adventure in building that dream vintage wardrobe.  1940s fashion was all about the hourglass silhouette; broad shoulders, small waist and full hips, creating ...

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Off Broadway – Vintage Shop of the week


Friday, February 24, 2017

After an overwhelming response to my article highlighting the best vintage shops on Etsy (which you can read here), I decided to broaden my investigations by venturing out onto the internet, leaving no link left unchecked during my travels, looking for the most interesting vintage shops across the world. I intend to share my discoveries with all of my sophisticated, vintage-loving readers, ...

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Best vintage shops on Etsy


Monday, February 6, 2017

Best Vintage Shops On Etsy! I don't mean to sound platitudinous but shopping for vintage clothes is not an easy affair. Looking for that perfect Lilli Ann suit, a 1930s velvet gown that will be just the right size and colour or, a Victorian funeral cape in mint condition. All can be quite a challenge, especially ...

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Marlene Dietrich Look

A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich and the Tuxedo


Friday, January 6, 2017

A Tribute to Marlene Dietrich and the Tuxedo Recently, I was presented with a tuxedo, as a gift from a designer friend Ewa Godun. Its look is quite theatrical and we joked, that it would clearly lead to me taking to the stage in 2017 as a circus lion tamer, a la American Horror Story with ...

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The Marie Antoinette Cardigan

The Marie Antoinette Cardigan


Friday, December 23, 2016

The Marie Antoinette Cardigan  It’s easy to say “I love you winter”, when I’m feeling all hygge; snuggled up between the pages of Eugene Onegin and my 19th Century armchair, the setting of which is in front of a beautiful fireplace, positioned just so, that out of the corner of my eye, outside my frosty window, ...

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Vintage Secrets: Hollywood Beauty – book review


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Being the bookworm that I am and in a constant need of educating myself on the topic of vintage hair and makeup, I’m always thrilled with the prospect of a new guide that might help to perfect my preferred 1940s look. This is especially the case with hair! So, when I was approached by PLEXUS publishing ...

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Sydney

The Perfect Weekend in Sydney


Monday, October 24, 2016

The Perfect Weekend in Sydney - Where to eat, drink and shop if you love vintage, luxury but only have a couple of days to spare. I’ve recently returned from a trip to Australia and even though most of my time was spent taking in spectacular sunsets from the picturesque beaches of Perth on the country’s ...

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Wheels & Dollbaby

Wheels and Dollbaby


Monday, October 10, 2016

Wheels and Dollbaby Edith Head, the great costumier of Hollywood films, once said that “clothes are the way you present yourself to the world; they affect the way the world feels and thinks about you; subconsciously they affect the way you feel and think about yourself.” A sharp observation which resonates strongly with me, as I ...

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Michael Hekmat

Michael Hekmat – Luxury with a Vintage Twist


Friday, August 19, 2016

“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think. It's splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables If you haven’t as yet worked me out then I’ll give you a clue by pointing in the direction of a black sheep and ...

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1940s fashion

The Real and the Inspired By – 1940s Fashion


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The slogan “If you don’t need it, don’t buy it!” may well have been familiar to a woman living in 1940s wartime Britain; a time polar to the opulence of my beloved 18th Century and yet a period that still holds an enormous sway over my own personal sense of style. The real 1940s fashion decade ...

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silk dress

Silk dress with Bold print


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Those of you whose skin is as pale as alabaster or as marble-like as a vampire from Twilight, will surely appreciate my dislike of the heat that Summer days bring, as well as the damaging consequences to skin of spending time in the sun. Unless you only come out at night, such things as the ...

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Wilanow for Young Talents – Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Wilanow for Young Talents - Fashion at the Court of King Jan III Sobieski exhibition! I feel incredibly privileged to have been invited to the opening of this new exhibition at Warsaw’s beautiful Wilanow Palace and for me to say this, you can be sure that it truly was something spectacular. Not just to have been ...

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A brief history of the T-shirt.


Friday, May 20, 2016

“I've always thought of the T-shirt as the Alpha and Omega of the fashion alphabet.” Giorgio Armani It’s commonplace in every wardrobe, it’s sighted in every city, on every continent and though I hope to the contraire, you may possibly be wearing one now as you read my post. Yet I wonder, have you have ever ...

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Think Pink

Think pink!


Monday, April 18, 2016

“Think pink! think pink! when you shop for summer clothes. Think pink! think pink! if you want that quel-que chose. Red is dead, blue is through, Green's obscene, brown's taboo. And there is not the slightest excuse for plum or puce —or chartreuse. Think pink! forget that Dior says black and rust. Think pink! who ...

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