Browsing Category Vintage Fashion & Beyond

Vintage fashion with a modern twist, inspired by the 1930s-1950s.

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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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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1940s women's suit

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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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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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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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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Vintage look.

Katharine Hepburn Inspired Look!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

 Katharine Hepburn inspired look from The Philadelphia Story. “I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.” Katharine Hepburn View post

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little black dress

How to Wear the Little Black Dress!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

  The Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, once said, that “When the little black dress is right, then there is nothing else to wear in its place.” And I have to agree wholeheartedly with her, as there is nothing more elegant than a simple, little black dress; a real fashion-savour when you need to shift from ...

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vintage gloves

A lady needs her gloves.


Friday, December 18, 2015

"If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too; yes, I see what you mean but, really, it's jewels that change an outfit." Manolo Blahnik View post

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Wide leg trousers

Trousers a la Katharine Hepburn


Friday, July 31, 2015

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” Katharine Hepburn View post

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