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Vintage Scrabble Rings

Those of you who know me will know that I love quirky, unusual jewellery – and that I’m rarely without my much-loved scrabble ring! As I received so many comments and queries about my ring, I decided to add vintage scrabble rings to my range of retro clothing and accessories! They sold like little hotcakes, … Continue reading

New stock for Autumn!

So it looks as though Autumn is well and truly here. It doesn’t take much before the heating is on and I’m wrapped up in a blanket on the couch! New seasons always arrive with that heady mixture of novelty and nostalgia. Despite the cold, it’s somehow quite exciting to walk home from work at … Continue reading

Dressing up or dressing down?

One the things I love about the current use of the word ‘vintage’ is how it encompasses such a broad range of styles. For me, it’s about capturing the magic of fashions past and expressing more individuality than the high-street allows. However, I’ve also always been intrigued by the way ‘vintage dressing’ can be about … Continue reading

Going for Gold

Are you feeling the gold rush? After a slow start at London 2012, Team GB are suddenly on fire! Gold medals are flying in our direction and we’ve leapt from 21st to 5th in the medal tally… Bringing you a slice of that ever-desirable golden glow, here’s my selection of the best golden vintage goodies … Continue reading

Perfect Paisley

The ubiquitous paisley print sparks off a number of immediate associations. The sultry Eastern ancestry, the strong hippy vibe… Yet how many of us realise that this beautiful pattern is actually named after a Scottish town? The intricate pattern of twisted teardrops did originate in the East, seen throughout Indian, Pakistani and Persian culture hundreds … Continue reading

How To – The Ladylike Top Knot

The humble top knot can be a lifesaver when you’re short for time or if your hair is totally misbehaving! Most of the time I just pull my hair back into a ponytail then wrap the hair around into a messy bun, securing it with a few bobby pins. However, my hair is pretty thick … Continue reading

Springtime Skirts

Hooray! Spring is here at last… Is there anywhere more glorious than our lovely London in the first proper sunshine of the year? There are a million and one reasons to love this kind of weather, but I’ve particularly enjoyed the opportunity to slip into some of my best Summer vintage once again. Skirts without … Continue reading

The Bloomsbury Coffee House

As my life appears to be fuelled more than coffee than by sleep right now, I’m always on the look-out for an independent, proper coffee shop. Somewhere with substance and a little style, where I can take a few minutes out from 2012’s roaring chain-loving consumerism and just… breathe. Which is why this little place … Continue reading

Sunday Best at Pop Up Vintage Fair

On Sunday 12th February, I was once again enchanted by a Pop Up Vintage Fair. Here’s my latest post to explain exactly why… It’s Sunday morning, 10am, and I’m on my way to St Stephen’s church. I’m dressed in my version of Sunday best – a vintage floral maxi skirt, tan brogues,  vintage belt, an … Continue reading

The Great Glasses Debate

As a skinny, nerdy child who wore massive glasses from the age of six, I happily reliquished my specs aged thirteen and honestly haven’t looked back since. Until now… I often channel the whole librarian-chic style: midi-skirts, pretty blouses, cardigans and t-bar shoes, but so far I have drawn the line at adding those glasses. … Continue reading