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Pursuing Andie vintage shop of the week

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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 of a real vintage dame's wardrobe ...

Cult Of Chiffon-Vintage Shop Of The Week

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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. How did you start your adventure ...

Michael Hekmat – Luxury with a Vintage Twist

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“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 quietly whispering in your ear “look, ...

The Real and the Inspired By – 1940s Fashion

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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 was a tumultuous time, a now-forgotten ...

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

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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 1900. That hotel stands to this day, ...

How Much Effort Is Too Little Effort?

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Every morning I wake up to an inbox full of invitations, which is undoubtedly a better prospect than a breakfast spent glossing over bills. Nevertheless, the amount of e-mails where I’m asked to RSVP to a party, exhibition, show, opening of a new venue etc. scares me more than just a little, as there’s a lot of effort in preparing for ...

Top 7 make-up and beauty products for the party season and beyond!

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After a long consideration, I decided to deviate slightly from writing about fashion and share my thoughts with you all on the subject of beauty products (which I’m admittedly addicted to). I’m very pleased that the renowned beauty blogger, Merium from CakeFace Makeup (feared by many companies for her honest appraisals of their products), agreed to collaborate with me on this ...