Vintage Fashion Looks

My vintage fashion looks, from 1930s-1950s, with a modern twist.

Abbie Walsh Accessories

Abbie Walsh accessories

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Abbie Walsh accessories are the perfect match, for both, vintage and modern garments. The limited collections, as well as one-off pieces, are all handmade and embellished with beautiful beads and dreamy embroidery. And what makes them even more special is the original artwork created by the tattoo artist Heather Moore. I find Abbie's bespoke neckties to be a real work of art, ...

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stylish sneakers

The most stylish sneakers that go with everything!

Monday, July 29, 2019

The most stylish sneakers that go with everything, regardless if it's a pair of slacks, shorts or a dress, are the creation of SPITZ. This independent German brand focuses on quality as well as comfort and prides itself on creating sustainable and very feminine footwear. I'm a huge fan of their 1950s inspired saddle shoes, that are in my proud possession ...

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1930s fashion

Some people need sequins, others don’t.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Why I fell in love with sequins! Some people need sequins, others don't. Edith Head   Shirley Ross, in the picture on the left, wears a dress designed by Edith Head for The Big Broadcast of 1938. Marlene Dietrich, in the picture on the right, wears a gown designed by Edith Head for Foreign Affair (1948).     Fashion Trivia Edith Head, one of my favourite Hollywood costumiers, ...

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saddle shoes SPITZ sneakers

How to style saddle shoes!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Saddle shoes - definition Saddle -Piece of leather on a shoe, usually in contrasting colour, stitched from forward shank, at one side, over vamp to the other side. A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken In the pictures, by Gregory Michael King, I'm wearing: the 1950s Handmacher skirt,1940s inspired blouse from House of Foxy. I replaced ...

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French Sole SS19 Campaign

French Sole SS19 collection

Monday, April 15, 2019

French Sole SS19 collection is finally here!!! I'm very excited to share their latest out-of-this-world image campaign shot by my husband Gregory Michael King.   I've been a big fan of the stylish and very comfortable FS flats for a long time now. The Henrietta style, with a sexy toe-cleavage, is one of my favourites, which explains why I have them in abundance. ...

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the vintage woman magazine

Introducing The Vintage Woman Magazine!

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Vintage Woman Magazine, a source of inspiration and practical advice for every vintage purist, has launched their website and I couldn't be more thrilled to introduce to you all, the talented team behind the project, which is already being referred to as "the vintage style bible." This wonderful new resource for us all in the vintage community comes to us courtesy ...

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faux fur from Helen Moore. Vintage fashion in Winter.

Faux fur from Helen Moore

Friday, February 8, 2019

Faux fur from Helen Moore is the best Winter (and beyond) accessory for a vintage girl. And if you wonder who would wear faux fur in the Summer, wonder no more because I definitely would wear it regardless of the season. Their sumptuous and very 1930s looking Slim Vixen scarf being the perfect example, as it would make for an ideal ...

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Marlene Dietrich Shanghai Express

1930s kimono robe with a modern twist

Friday, January 25, 2019

I've been dreaming about a 1930s kimono robe ever since I saw Marlene Dietrich wearing one in Shanghai Express. The 1931 visual masterpiece directed by Josef von Sternberg. Marlene Dietrich The breathtaking 1930s kimono robe you see me wearing in the pictures is one of my most cherished vintage pieces. It was a gift from Letia, the Queen of vintage kimonos herself, owner ...

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1950s tips and cooking recipes

1950s tips and cooking recipes

Friday, December 28, 2018

When the DC Thomson publishing company approached me, asking if I would be interested in sharing some of the 1950s tips and cooking recipes they had published on their blog, I was intrigued to find out more about the book that the recipes had come from. Pass it On: Cooking Tips From The 1950s is a book with a selection of some ...

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Vintage fashion blog Helen Moore

Winter essentials for the vintage girl

Monday, December 17, 2018

  Today's post, entitled Winter essentials for the vintage girl, is the follow-up to my "How to dress vintage when it's cold" article from a few weeks ago. Winter is a harsh mistress, making icicles of us all and sadly the vintage girl is not the exception. With the temperature dropping rapidly and way below my cold-threshold, I need to take extreme measures to ...

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1940s fashion - femme fatale (2)

All black vintage look. How to wear all black!

Friday, November 23, 2018

An all black vintage look might be just the right idea for those of you who are as fond of the colour black as I am. It is also the perfect colour for anyone who is new to the world of vintage and at the stage of now contemplating the purchase of their very first vintage piece of clothing. "You can wear black ...

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How to dress vintage when it's cold

How to dress vintage when it’s cold

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

How to dress vintage when it's cold is a nagging question I've been trying to find an answer to, for the past few years and I believe I've finally got it! It's all fine and dandy to wear your favourite vintage suit or slacks underneath a lightweight coat if the temperature in  Autumn and Winter is mild. When it gets to - ...

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