Review: Love ur Look

I first wrote about Love ur Look last year and have been keen to try on some of their lovely vintage-inspired dresses ever since. Well, it finally happened this weekend, as Love ur Look are running a pop-up shop with Lady K Loves, Silly Old Sea Dog and Innabox over at the Old Truman Brewery... Continue Reading →

Tara Starlet’s new ‘Starlet Curvy’

I've got a few vintage-inspired pieces from Tara Starlet in my wardrobe and have always loved their super cute take on retro styles. Taking inspiration from the 40s, 50s and 60s, designer Tara Scott mixes classic styles with quirky prints and a beautiful colour palette to produce her eye catching collections, and now she's gone... Continue Reading →

The A-to-Z of Accessories: Vintage

I'm approaching the end of my A-to-Z of Accessories and V just had to be for Vintage. The problem is that I'm not a massive expert on vintage accessories and so this post is going to just be a very brief one on recommendations of places where you can find out more about pre-loved accessories... Continue Reading →

Alexa Chung for Marks & Spencer

As regular readers will already know, I am a massive fan of the M&S Company Archive in Leeds. I visited it in 2014 as part of the research for my Master's dissertation, again in 2015 to research a conference paper on M&S underwear in the 1960s, and I even gave a talk there last November.... Continue Reading →

BOB by Dawn O’Porter

When I discovered This Old Thing on Channel 4 in 2014, I was instantly hooked. Watching Dawn O'Porter convert high street clothing addicts to the joys of vintage shopping was an absolute joy to behold, plus her team of experts made some pretty wonderful alterations to viewer's pre-loved treasures. So, when I heard that Dawn... Continue Reading →

Review: Fashion on the Ration

A couple of weeks ago, I visited the Fashion on the Ration exhibition at the Imperial War Museum (IWM). Having lived in London for almost a decade, I am somewhat ashamed to say that I hadn't visited IWM before, despite having paid frequent visits to IWM North on Salford Quays back when I lived in... Continue Reading →

Review: Style Me Vintage, 1940s

As I mentioned here last month, having already reviewed a couple of titles in the extremely accessible Style Me Vintage book series, I was asked by the publisher if I would like to review a couple more on Rarely Wears Lipstick. Obviously the answer was yes, and the second of the pair - Style Me... Continue Reading →

Review: Style Me Vintage, Accessories

As anyone who's a regular reader will know, I love vintage clothes. I've always enjoyed finding something amazing that I won't see anyone else wearing, and have often admired the sturdy seams and the obvious love and care of previous owners which have ensured the garment has survived to be worn again by me. I... Continue Reading →

View From The Moon

As regular readers will know, I love independent designers and small brands, plus I have a fondness for upcycling. So, when I come across a brand that ticks all those boxes, I just have to share them with you. Offering reworked garments and vintage pieces, View From The Moon is a fun young label making... Continue Reading →

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