The Outfit I Will Never Wear Again

I never thought I'd miss that navy blue polyester dress. Every time I buckled the skinny belt around my waist, it felt like I was leaving my individuality in my bedroom. Even though I brought my own twist to the uniform as much as I could, through my jewellery and how I styled my hair... 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 →

Lust List: September

I've become somewhat obsessed with leopard print over the last few weeks and so I suppose it was inevitable that September's Lust List has become rather animal. The problem with this type of print is that there's a lot of it around but, especially in underwear, the vast majority is really not very good at... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

The return of the bullet bra?

Last Friday, I made a brief appearance on all 40 BBC local radio stations as part of the Georgey Spanswick show. Prompted by a Daily Mail article* by Sandra Howard on the supposed return of the bullet bra - or at least the more pointed shape that was popular in the mid twentieth century -... Continue Reading →

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