Vintage Fashion Looks

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

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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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How to wear 1950s clothing in Autumn


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

How to wear 1950s clothing in Autumn! Autumn is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It's the most vintage friendly season, as long as it's not raining that is, when I can wear a 1950s skirt suit, like the Handmacher beauty in the picture below, or a dress, without the need of having to cover it with a coat. ...

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Vintage fashion mixed with contemporary designers

Queen Bee look


Thursday, September 6, 2018

  My Queen Bee look consists of: A 1950s Handmacher skirt, "Queen Bee" top from 1683 Atelier, a contemporary brand that goes perfectly with all my 1930s-1950s garments, a late 1940s purse, a 1950s style Pillbox hat and the French Sole Hefner slippers with Queen Bee embroidery that I believe even Joan Crawford would approve of! Detail of The Queen Bee top by 1683 ...

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“Old age ain’t no place for sissies” Bette Davis


Monday, August 13, 2018

 "Old age ain't no place for sissies.”  Beautiful Bette Davis as Margo Channing in All About Eve I heard someone say once that the 'beast' known as Hollywood forgives everything from a small indiscretion, to a huge scandal even a month at a Betty Ford clinic but not birthdays. This resonates so well with a quote attributed to the great Miss Bette ...

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Dating vintage clothes

How to date vintage clothing


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

How to date vintage clothing! Establishing the year in which a particular vintage garment was made, can be a very tricky and daunting task, especially when there are no tags attached, as is the case with a lot of garments made in the 1930s-1950s which were often handmade or the tags did not survive the wear and tear of time. Some of ...

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Poporcelain statment necklace

Porcelain jewellery by POPORCELAIN


Monday, May 28, 2018

Porcelain jewellery by POPORCELAIN Beautiful porcelain cameo earrings and pendant by POPORCELAIN.   What are vintage girls dreams made of? That’s a question capable of opening a potential Pandora’s Box of answers, as all vintage girls are surely made different, we pride ourselves on our individuality and yet we covet so many of the same things. Now don’t play coy, I think you ...

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french sole purse

How to wear leopard print!


Monday, May 7, 2018

If someone told me a few years ago, that in their clairvoyant vision of my future they saw me wearing garments with leopard print or any print for that matter, I would most likely come back with a malevolent response worthy of Dorothy Parker and members of the Algonquin Round Table. The reason for such a strong reaction to wearing anything ...

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Dior exhibition

Christian Dior and the Parisian fashion icons from the Adam Leja collection


Monday, April 30, 2018

Christian Dior is undoubtedly one of my favourite Haute Couture designers of the 1940s and 1950s. His spring collection of 1947 will forever be known as The New Look, a name attributed to Carmel Snow, the Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar, as it was she who said at the end of Dior's first collection "It's quite a revolution, dear Christian! Your ...

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1950s Handmacher suit

1950s Handmacher suit


Monday, April 9, 2018

1950s Handmacher suit To say that I have 1940s and 1950s skirt suits in abundance would be an understatement as it's my number one choice when buying vintage. I can never resist the immaculate tailoring that 1950s suits are so synonymous with and when it comes to a choice between the perfect vintage dress and equally perfect suit, I usually end-up purchasing the latter. ...

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1940s dress

Joan Crawford inspired look


Monday, March 5, 2018

Joan Crawford inspired look Partaking in my pleasure for being a dissolute designer of lists, if I was to name only five of my favourite movie stars of the 1930s and 1940s, it would have to be without doubt or hesitation; Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich and of course the Queen Bee herself, Joan Crawford who I've taken ample ...

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Vintage Vivienne Westwood

Mixing vintage fashion with contemporary designers


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Mixing vintage fashion with contemporary designers More and more often, I’m being asked by readers for tricks on how to mix vintage pieces from the 1920s to 1950s with those of contemporary designers. The thinking behind this, being to avoid looking too costumy or like an extra from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Not that there’s anything wrong with looking liked you’ve just stepped ...

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