Made in Brighton… Dollydagger

I first discovered Dollydagger in 2007 when a link to their site appeared in the Popbitch email alongside the line "cool clothes for rock'n'roll chicks". I bought a Tara Starlet top and a red polka dot scarf from them (you could see the scarf in my Twitter profile pic back in 2009), and would spend... Continue Reading →

Five of the best vintage style brands

The style of vintage clothing from the 40s and 50s is beautiful, but the fabrics and fit sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Modern bodies and twenty-first century laundry habits don't always sit happily with a vintage wardrobe but, thankfully, there are a lot of amazing brands out there who create clothing that is... Continue Reading →

Every garment tells a story (part 2)

Following on from last week's post of stories about clothing that I remember owning, here are a few more tales, this time about the garments I recall most fondly since I left university Even without the photographic evidence, I think I'd still remember the dress I wore under my gown on my graduation day. It... Continue Reading →

Calling all fashion stylists and MUAs!

If you're interested in fashion, street-style, vintage homewares, kitsch crafts and/or community development projects (especially if you like to write and/or tweet about it), ShopAgeUK (Re)Launch wants to hear from you! Age UK's charity shop in Shepherd's Bush is changing. The new 'Community Shop' seeks to break away from the badly merchandised charity shops of... Continue Reading →

What Katie Did AW12 collection launch

On Sunday afternoon, I headed across London in the sunshine to the What Katie Did boutique for the launch of their AW12 collection (and a sneak peek at SS13 too). It's always a real pleasure to visit their beautiful little corner of Portobello. Not just because of their lovely lingerie, but because of the warm... Continue Reading →

Can ghd air rescue my hair?

I got my hairdryer as a Christmas present from my parents, some time around 1992. It was a professional style dryer and came with a diffuser (which was handy for my then-permed hair), and a nozzle for blow-drying straight. I have since broken the diffuser and lost the nozzle but the hairdryer is still going... Continue Reading →

My heptagrin spiral skirt

Last month I told you all about lovely Jess Hawke, the Heptagrin Girl, and how she came up with the design for her fantastic maths-inspired heptagrin spiral skirt. I also told you that I'd ordered one from her Etsy shop and that we were busily choosing fabric for it. Well, after a short email discussion... Continue Reading →

My favourite vintage shops in London

Vintage clothing is a wonderful thing to spend money on. Each garment is a pre-loved piece of history. Every shop feels like a treasure trove. Sticking two fingers up to fast fashion while you look fabulous and marvel at the look of an old M&S label really is a pleasure indeed. Vintage clothing provides a... Continue Reading →

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