Retro Picnic Style

Feb 10, 14 Retro Picnic Style

Posted by in 1960, daily outfit

  When you often work from home, stepping outside for a brief spot of tea in the woods is a great treat.  My tea thermos gets a good workout in summer and winter; this week its perfect for iced tea treats. The outfit itself is all, once again, recycled finds. I went out looking for pieces in this particular shade of green to...

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Daily Outfit – Feeling a Little Lucy

Jan 21, 14 Daily Outfit – Feeling a Little Lucy

Posted by in 1950, daily outfit

Sometimes it happens that you put an outfit on and something happens; a character just appears. Today was one such day. I had no intention of dressing with a certain person in mind, but the moment I finished my hair and looked in the full length mirror, something happened; Lucy appeared!   Outfit Details Plaid Shirt worn as a...

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Daily Outfit – Running Christmas Errands

Dec 11, 13 Daily Outfit – Running Christmas Errands

Posted by in daily outfit, Vintage

Today’s outfit comes courtesy of one of my Facebook friends! She’d found this sweater which used to belong to her mother and kindly sent it to me for a new, loving home. It is a cotton knit by “Meredith” with a great batwing sleeve and an unusual 3D floral motif. I love this sleeve length too, just perfect...

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Daily Outfit – Walk In The Park

Nov 22, 13 Daily Outfit –  Walk In The Park

Posted by in 1950, daily outfit, Home & Garden

If you were wondering just how far my love of puppies extends, this may give you a pretty big hint. I know quite a few people who’d be super keen to buy a vintage style dress covered in a puppy print; so when I saw a pic of this appear in my Facebook feed I knew I had to have it. Before it even hit the store window at...

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A Very Vintage Christmas

  “Think Betty Draper hits the town”   My oh my, is it that time already? Yes, I know those of you not in Melbourne will be cursing me for this post, but you’ve got plenty of time to plan a trip here!  ;) On Sunday 10th November, we’ll be hosting a Very Vintage Christmas workshop and party event!...

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A Simple 1920s Makeup Tutorial

Oct 14, 13 A Simple 1920s Makeup Tutorial

Posted by in 1920, Makeup, Tutorials-Video

I’ve had a whole lot of requests for a wearable, or daytime, 1920s makeup look. This question raises a whole lot of issues about what is considered a “daytime look” for the 1920′s. The answer varies hugely depending on which country and which social demographic you’re looking at for an answer....

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The Perfect Vintage Hair Cut – The Middy and How to Style It.

Oct 01, 13 The Perfect Vintage Hair Cut – The Middy and How to Style It.

Posted by in 1940, 1950, 1960, Hair, Tutorials-Video, watch me

    There is so much talk on the vintage pages of the internet about “what is the perfect hair cut for vintage“? While there is no single answer, given we all have preferences for different eras, different hair types and different lifestyles; the most often recommended style is The Middy Cut.  There are...

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A Very Vintage Home

Sep 24, 13 A Very Vintage Home

Posted by in Home & Garden, Vintage

What I’m about to talk about may seem entirely ridiculous to you; especially if you are a “normal” person. But if like me, you are vintage obsessed, you’ll totally understand this.  Sometimes I just don’t feel my life is retro enough. How cool is this space age home?! I know, I know… this is all...

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Daily Outfit. Classic 50s Sweater Girl Glamour.

Sep 20, 13 Daily Outfit. Classic 50s Sweater Girl Glamour.

Posted by in 1950, daily outfit, Hair

  Yes, I am still so in love with this hair cut! Today’s look was achieved with a simple pin curl set. I actually set it a couple of days ago and this is the result after the usual night time ‘roll-up’. So every evening I spend five minutes rolling my curls back up, then three minutes of a morning just...

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My Middy Hair Cut. The Perfect Cut for Vintage Sets.

Since 1997 I have been trying to get this hair cut. Like many of you I have all kinds of pictures, illustrations and even original cutting diagrams. So the questions is, after such a very long time, why have I never been able to get this cut to happen correctly?  Although I’ve had some fabulous hairdressers over the years, I...

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