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Triumph #WomenInMaking

Today’s post is otherwise known as “Awesome Weekend Pt.3″. After leaving Old Spitalfields I jumped on the tube to shoot across to Covent Garden to pay a visit to the “pop up experiential brand space” that is Maison Triumph. This was one of those bizarre coincidence things. Triumph are currently running a competition, of sorts, […]
April 11, 2014 11
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My Top 10 So Vintage Finds

Or the alternative title for this would be “Awesome Weekend Pt.2″ I’ve worked with Old Spitalfields Market before when they had me down to judge an awards and they were really lovely people, and an amazing market. So when I got another email from them asking me to come down again I was quite excited! […]
April 9, 2014 32
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Friday Frock Love: Spring Fling

Actually it’s been pretty dull outside the last few days. But I don’t let that stop me dreaming of warmer days, and there has been DEFINITE spring sunshine around recently, which means it’s time for a spring Friday Frock Love. I’ve been lusting over gentle pastels and florals that look like they need to be […]
April 4, 2014 3

A Sneaky Peep (Toe)

I have a bit of a thing for a peep toe shoe. I mean a proper peep toe, not an open toe. If you can see more than the tips of 3 of my toes then it’s no good. There’s something elegant, but super sexy about them. I love 1940s inspired chunkier shoes with a […]
March 21, 2014 13

The Designers Show at #nwchfw

Last night was the Designers Show at Norwich Fashion Week. This ones a biggie, and it was sponsored by Mercedes Benz, which meant last nights goodie bag contained not only delicious marshmallows and some protein noodles, but also some silver Mercedes branded nail polish, so I can paint my nails like a car! Bonus! The […]
March 12, 2014 12

Friday Frock Love: Prints of Animals

That’s Prints of Animals, not Animal Prints. Today Retro Chick is going a bit twee, because there’s nothing I like better than a frock with a cute print* Elephants, cats, dogs, birds bees and butterflies all make excellent novelty prints and I’ve been searching out the best ones I can find. I know his is […]
March 7, 2014 18

Spring Inspiration

Spring is on its way! The sky might still be a little grey right now, and I’m still in my big winter coat, but there have been glimpses of blue skies and daffodils and I am totally ready to start planning for spring and even *whispers* Summer. I’ve been pinning a few things to my […]
March 5, 2014 32

Jump on the Merry Go Round

Paperself, my favourite place for random eye decorations, have a new design of eyelashes out! I first tried them out last year and totally fell in love. I’d seen papercut lashes before but never really thought of them as practical, or something I could make work. They seemed sort of extreme, and while I’m not […]
February 24, 2014 25

Buckle Up….

I need new shoes. Don’t get me wrong, I have LOADS of shoes, but very many of them are the sort you can’t actually walk in, and the ones I can walk in I have worn very nearly to death. So, I have been fantasy shopping for shoes. Sort of sensible shoes, ones with mid […]
February 12, 2014 19

Romantic Legs

Tomorrow it will finally be February. I’m looking forward to January being over, and February brings along an excellent excuse for a celebration, Valentines Day. Lots of people have a funny relationship with Valentines Day, they can’t stand the cliched romance that somehow has to be crow barred into just one day, the heart shaped […]
January 31, 2014 17
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Vintage Brooches – The Weird Ones

This is the last in the arbitrary categories I assigned to my brooch collection. I have the blingy ones, and my animal collection. Of course, since I started posting about them in April last year I’ve acquired a load more, so maybe I’ll have to start all over again! The weird ones might be overstating […]
January 20, 2014
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Friday Frock Love – January Blues

Yeah, yeah, so a January blues, blue frocks post in January isn’t exactly original. But I have a cold and I lack inspiration to write anything more original. Besides, these are some lovely, blue, vintage inspired frocks, and best of all, they’re all in the sale, which is even better for cheering you up. Woo! […]
January 17, 2014
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Vintage Bathroom Inspiration

Almost 18 months ago now I moved house. It’s been a long slow job, but we’re slowly making the house all lovely, and one of the jobs that’s very nearly finished now is the bathroom. The decor of the bathroom was pretty much decided by this amazing Art Deco mirror set we found in an […]
December 20, 2013

Roller Skating – Retro Style

So, you know I skate Roller Derby now, right? Well, if you didn’t I do. I haven’t talked about it LOADS, so I was sort of surprised when I got an email from Rookie Skates asking me to try out a pair of their skates. Turns out Rookie Skates had no idea I was Roller […]
December 13, 2013

Vintage Style Specs for Sex Kittens

Meow! As a glasses wearer I remember when the choice of reasonably priced glasses frames consisted of oval or round wire frames or thick black rectangular ones, that was pretty much it, no other choices. I’ve worn contact lenses for years, the ones that you sleep in, but for 2 or 3 days a month […]
November 29, 2013