Daily Outfit – Feeling a Little Lucy

Jan 21, 14 Daily Outfit – Feeling a Little Lucy

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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 – Walk In The Park

Nov 22, 13 Daily Outfit –  Walk In The Park

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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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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.

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    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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Daily Outfit. Classic 50s Sweater Girl Glamour.

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

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  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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Daily Outfit – Barkcloth & Bouffant

Jul 30, 13 Daily Outfit – Barkcloth & Bouffant

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  Thank goodness for online auction sites! I misplaced my camera remote control a week ago and after hunting high and low, it is still AWOL. Luckily the replacement I found online yesterday arrived today! It was getting a bit tricky trying to set a timer and jump around to the front of the camera… not very composed. So...

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Daily Outfit – Winter Woollens and a new middy hair cut

Jun 21, 13 Daily Outfit – Winter Woollens and a new middy hair cut

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Yes, I’m rather behind on the blog again, thank goodness for Instagram and Facebook. Those of you who follow those pages will have already seen my new hair cut so I thought I’d give you some more details in today’s outfit post. My hair still has a navy blue hue, but I admit I’m getting tired of having blue...

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Daily Outfit – Same Girl; Three Looks

May 28, 13 Daily Outfit –  Same Girl; Three Looks

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I’m just back from a whirlwind trip to Sydney and a lovely little boutique hotel (more on that later). I had a whole load of gear to take with me, so I packed extremely lightly for myself. So light in fact, that when I checked out and had left my suitcase elsewhere, my entire bag fitted into a paper carry bag! It can be done....

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Breakfast with Icona Vintage

May 13, 13 Breakfast with Icona Vintage

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Daily Outfit- Reproduction 1950s wrap skirt

Mar 28, 13 Daily Outfit- Reproduction 1950s wrap skirt

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I’m so thrilled to have found the time to sew again! It’s been about six months since I last made this pretty summer floral dress, and I’m now experimenting at making patterns from my vintage collection. I don’t have great pattern making skills as I’m unable to grade (yet), but yesterday I made a...

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