The A-to-Z of Accessories: Hats

My wedding-themed week seemed like the perfect time to restart my A-to-Z of Accessories, because we're up to H... for hats! Classic wedding guest attire, and an essential for the mother of the bride, hats are now something for her daughter to consider too. As the traditional veil has fallen out of favour, many brides... Continue Reading →

How to be glamorous in the summer

As the British summer surprises us with soaring temperatures for the first time in 10 years, being glamorous becomes that bit more tricky so I thought I'd share a few lighthearted tips to assist you. As WikiHow points out, "being glamorous is all about creating an attractive and exciting illusion that you lead an envied... Continue Reading →

Summer swimwear glamour

I don't sunbathe and I hardly ever swim but, for some reason, this year I'm getting rather obsessed with bikinis, bathing suits and anything beach related. Staying glamorous in the summer is always a tricky business, but there are plenty of brands offering fab swimwear which will make that task much easier.Retro styling is often... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Vintage vs Feminism

For a while I have been considering writing a piece that combines two of my favourite subjects: vintage fashion and feminism. Then, a couple of weeks ago, Retro Chick wrote a fantastic article about her feelings on how a "vintage" style and identity relates to feminism. That post was inspired by Lena from Style High... Continue Reading →

Competition time: And the winner is…

Thanks very much to everyone who entered the Playful Promises Pin-Up Panties competition. I really loved reading through all your fantastic stories but, after the first few were posted, I realised it was going to be impossible for me to judge this myself because so many of my lovely friends had chosen to submit entries.... Continue Reading →

Underwear: For that extra boost?

Underwear is a peculiar thing. Most people wear it - often out of habit - but it isn't essential, by any means. Without it, our outer garments would require more frequent washing and women's breasts would have less support, but most people can 'go commando' without shocking or offending anyone. There is, however, a rather... Continue Reading →

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