CiCi Marie

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Vintage style: blousing around

It’s by now quite clear that as much as I’d like it to be, writing this blog isn’t my day job.  I’m a 5 days a week in an office kind of girl where my love for all things a…

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Vintage style: puttin’ on my Top Hat – and a fabulous 30’s dress

For anyone that doesn’t know, Top Hat is a classic Fred and Ginger film from 1935 featuring such memorable songs as Top Hat, White Tie and Tails and Cheek to Cheek.  It’s also now a West End musical and a…

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Vintage style: catseye glasses

Unfortunately I am cursed with vision so poor that without contact lenses or glasses I’d trip over/walk into things even more than I do with them. Contact lenses are my faux-sight of choice, but glasses are fun for a change…

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Make-up: when red lips are too much…

Every now and then I like to kid myself that I’m a hard-nosed business-woman.  The truth is I work in publishing, which isn’t exactly hedge-funding in the city.  However, the fact remains that I do need to look professional and…

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Book review: Wearable Vintage Fashion

Although most of my reading these days is done on my trusty Kindle, I still have a penchant for illustrated coffee-table type books, particularly those about clothes. It’s hard/dull to read about fashion without colour images – as good as…

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Vintage style: beautiful dresses on a budget

It finally happened, after years of waiting and appearing in public in dubious outfits, ranging from Madonna to Medusa (complete with plastic snakes), someone I know had a 50s themed party. The best part of this event for me I’m…

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