FOTSN introduces… Heptagrin Girl

On 22nd May 2012, I spent the evening at the Bloomsbury Theatre enjoying the comedy delights of Festival of the Spoken Nerd. The night was called "pi-curious" and proved to anyone in the audience, if they didn't already know it, that a) science and maths can be fun, 2) nerd humour is superior to ordinary... Continue Reading →

Time for tea?

And now for something completely different! Inspired by the ladies over at The High Tea Cast, I have decided to take a little tea break today on Rarely Wears Lipstick. The British are well known for their obsession with tea but, since the arrival of a multitude of coffee chains on our high streets, we... Continue Reading →

What is the true value of vintage?

Having attended a panel discussion this week on the role of vintage fashion in Britain - held at London College of Fashion to accompany the re:address exhibition - I was moved to write on the subject of vintage fashion once more. The inspirational panel included: Roger K. Burton, founder of The Contemporary Wardrobe Collection, Europe's... Continue Reading →

Review: One Man, Two Guvnors

Last night, I had the pleasure of going to see One Man, Two Guvnors, an English adaptation of the Italian comedy The Servant of Two Masters, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. I was somewhat drawn to the idea of a farce set in Brighton in 1963. After all, many of the movies and television programmes... Continue Reading →

Review: Style Me Vintage, Clothes

I think vintage clothing is quite exciting. Finding beautiful old garments for sale that have been well looked after, and are a perfect fit, is one of life's little pleasures. However, when you look further than the garments themselves, vintage fashion can be rather daunting. How do you pick an era with a style that... Continue Reading →

Red carpet hair

Back in 2010, I posted about how I get my 1950s style curls to stay, but more recently I have been somewhat less successful with that look. If I sleep in the rollers, I need to make sure that my hair is dry before my head hits the pillow if I want to avoid the... 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: Winner #2

This time last week I posted another competition on this blog, with a prize of a little pile of vintage goodies that I had lying around the house which needed a better home. This morning, I wrote all the names of the commenters on slips of paper, folded and placed them once more into my... Continue Reading →

Competition Time: Vintage goodies

It's time for the second of my clear out giveaways, and today's prize might be useful to those of you with an interest in vintage fashion. The main part of this prize is a fantastic book called "1940s Hairstyles" by Daniela Turudich that has a great step-by-step guide to recreating loads of vintage looks. I... Continue Reading →

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