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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Best vintage shop

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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vintage fashion

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 make-up

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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17th century fashion

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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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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Moi photographed by Gregory Michael King AKA Mr de Merteuil at L'Hotel in the de Merteuil room :) It's Beyond My Control

L’Hotel – The best luxury boutique hotel in Paris.


Monday, February 22, 2016

Oscar Wilde, perhaps my favourite author, famously once said, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” Taking his own words to heart, poverty stricken and in Paris, dear Oscar, nearing the end of his days, moved into a hotel above his means and stayed there until his death in November ...

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IFB

Independent Fashion Bloggers


Thursday, January 28, 2016

I'm very pleased to announce that my latest post "How to Wear the Little Black Dress!" has been featured on Independent Fashion Bloggers! Links à la Mode, January 28 A aveplaneetta: The Pink Nightmare Attire Club: Color Combinations of Clothes that Work for Any Skin Tone, Hair, and Eye Color Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans: {Beauty Board} Faux Freckles Fashionopolis: ...

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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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