Vintage style: one pencil skirt, three ways

I’m somewhat amazed that in all my time writing this blog I’ve never once posted about the humble pencil skirt!  Doubly ironic considering I live in them 5 out of 7 days every single week. Time to rectify this cruel…

For the love of craft: jam jars

It’s really not that long until Christmas, especially if you’re someone who likes to make all their presents (which can’t be done in a last minute rush on Christmas Eve). So over the next few weeks, I’m going to share…

Make-up: Mac Marilyn Monroe Love Goddess lipstick review

In my defence, I bought this lipstick from Mac’s Marilyn Monroe range for my mother, rather than adding to my own (ridiculous) collection (with the caveat I could try it, of course)!  As a pink, it’s not really the kind…

Make-up: Mac’s Marilyn Monroe Pure Zen review

This review almost didn’t happen – Mac’s new Marilyn Monroe range is selling out so quickly I only just got my hands on this lipstick, Pure Zen.  Which I found out in the shop is actually a reissue rather than…

Make-up: classic 60s face

Poor L, she’d rather just be a reader of this blog but she made the unfortunate mistake of living with me and thus becoming my living doll.  This time, my living 60s doll! The 60s is all about the eyes,…

Vintage style: out and about in Paris

The other day I hopped aboard a train with L and we pretended we were Parisian for just a little while.  Oh, what a life.  The food, the wine, the amazing architecture!  Of course, ideally you need to be rich.…


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