Love ur Look ‘pin-up pop-up shop’ 2018

Yesterday I went to visit the annual Pin-Up Pop-Up Shop organised by Ronke Fashola, the brains behind vintage-inspired ethical fashion brand Love ur Look. Each year she organises a pop-up featuring a selection of UK independent fashion brands with a vintage style, where you can meet the makers and try on a gorgeous selection of... Continue Reading →

Five fab spring dresses with POCKETS

Everyone who wears dresses prefers one with pockets, right? Even if you carry a handbag most of the time it's always nice to have the option of keeping your phone/money/keys close at hand, but plenty of designers and manufacturers overlook this useful feature. It may be more expensive to produce womenswear with pockets, but I... Continue Reading →

My Style Manifesto

Having received a flurry of PR emails regarding brands I would never feature on Rarely Wears Lipstick, I thought I'd take a moment to explain why. This site is a personal blog and, as such, any fashion content is a reflection of my own personal style. Those who know me well will already have a... Continue Reading →

March Lust List: Revival

This month's Lust List doesn't have an alliterative theme - partly because I couldn't think of one, and partly because I didn't want to end up having to do that every month - so instead I've chosen an independent retailer to make my selections from. I was introduced to Revival Retro and its owner, Rowena... Continue Reading →

Bettie Page Lingerie, by Playful Promises

Lingerie lovers may have noticed that those hard-working folk at Playful Promises have been even more productive than usual over the last year. Seeing as they're always busy, this is pretty impressive work! As well as coming up with designs for their main line and curve ranges, plus their mini-brand Peek & Beau, they also... Continue Reading →

Review: ‘Audrey’ dress from Lindy Bop

The lovely Gemma at Retro Chick wrote a wonderful post recently on novelty prints, featuring a cute Lindy Bop dress in a lovely Alice In Wonderland fabric. After reading this post, I spent quite a while browsing their site and discovered that they actually have three Alice in Wonderland print dresses, in different styles and... Continue Reading →

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