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…

For the love of craft: Blank for your message

I’m always looking for crafty ideas that I can try and make some pocket money from. I came across this idea when I was perusing Pinterest (oh I do love to peruse Pinterest… in case you hadn’t noticed!) It’s such…

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…

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…

Shopping: Go Indie

There’s not much I like more than finding a new independent shop – whether it’s clothes, home stuff, second hand or stationery – I love the thought that I’ve bought something that lots of other people won’t have. I’m a…

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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