Vintage Fashion Looks

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

1940s Handmacher suit

When in doubt, wear a Handmacher suit!

Friday, April 17, 2020

When in doubt, wear a Handmacher suit! I'm a huge fan of vintage skirt suits, and if you are curious about the reasons, read my article about the 1940s-1950s suits.  I don't look for any particular brands when searching for a new addition to my growing suit collection. With the exception of the Taylored by Handmacher suits! You can see in the ...

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

What to do during self-isolation!

Thursday, March 26, 2020

What to do during self-isolation! Part1 If you're self-employed like me and mainly work from home, you're probably quite familiar with the need for self-discipline. Following a routine is essential, as it's far too easy to find distractions. A walk with your beloved pooch or a lengthy perusal of your favourite seller's page on Etsy. Do these things and just watch those hours ...

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1940s pink dress

The 1940s DuBarry dress for the modern girl!

Monday, March 2, 2020

The 1940s DuBarry dress and its versatility. The DuBarry brand was known in the 1940s - 1960s for simple yet elegant evening gowns, cocktail and prom dresses, as well as mother-of-the-bride wear. Today the label is synonymous, amongst us vintage girls, with the best that ready-to-wear vintage has to offer. I love how easy it is to dress up or down the DuBarry ...

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How to clean vintage clothes

How to clean vintage clothes!

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

How to clean vintage clothes! Caring for vintage clothing can be a rather daunting and nerve-wracking experience. In particular the cleaning part. Not so long ago, I wrote an in-depth article about "How to store vintage clothing like a pro", and I hope that it will help answer a lot of questions regarding the dos and don'ts of storing your precious vintage pieces ...

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The Vintage Woman Magazine Issue 2: Identity

The Vintage Woman Magazine Issue 2: Identity

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Not so long ago, I wrote about the launch of The Vintage Woman Magazine, as well as the wonderful team behind this extraordinary publication. Today, I would like to announce that Issue 2: "Identity" is out, and you don't want to miss it!   With this second issue, we are putting a stamp on our own identity. In this issue, we touch on what ...

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French Sole AW19 campaign

French Sole AW19-Why you will want to kick off your heels!

Monday, October 21, 2019

Bragging Post! Sorry Not Sorry.♥♥♥ I'm VERY proud of my incredible husband for creating this extraordinary AW19 campaign for FS! French Sole AW19 collection is the perfect reason to kick off your high -heels and swap for flats! Not an easy statement for me to make as there was a time when I would only wear 5" heels. Times have changed, however, and I can't ...

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Sir, for me every day is Halloween

Monday, October 7, 2019

Sir, for me every day is Halloween. That's how I usually respond when someone compliments me on my Halloween attire, even though it's not a costume but what I wear on a daily basis.   Well any time, any place, anywhere that I go All the people seem to stop and stare They say "why are you dressed like it's Halloween? You look so absurd, you look ...

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No wire hangers, ever. Mommie Dearest dress

How to store vintage clothing like a pro!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Learn how to store vintage clothing like a pro! I've already written an article about how to take care of vintage clothes but this is a more in-depth piece. I've consulted with textile conservators and costume collectors, and hope that this post will answer most, if not all, questions about the do and don'ts for storing vintage clothing.   STORAGE MATERIALS: FABRIC MATERIALS Un-dyed cotton ...

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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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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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