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July 12, 2013

Iconic Styles: The Loafer

Loafers have been a preppy favourite for a long time. Although considered an American classic, the design actually orginated in Norway. In the early 1930s […]
July 3, 2013

Vintage Hayfever

Has anyone else suffered particularly with Hay Fever this year? I’ve had hayfever since I was about 6 or 7, so I’m used to wearing […]
June 26, 2013

Vintage Brooches – The Bling

Today I thought I’d share another selection of my vintage brooches. After all, I’ve only been threatening it since I shared my animal brooches back […]
June 21, 2013

Lingerie Love – Rago Shapewear

Buying vintage lingerie is a bit of a minefield. For starters, we don’t all feel comfortable in someone elses old undercrackers, and if you’re lucky […]
June 10, 2013

Retro Chick Presents: How to Tie a Headscarf 1940s Style

2 years without a video and then 2 in 2 months, I know! I seem to be on a roll, so if there’s anything you’d […]
May 29, 2013

Curling the UnCurlable – Your Complete Guide to Vintage Curls

These days I sport curly hair a lot. But I was once the owner of the worlds most resolutely straight hair. I would spend hours […]
May 27, 2013

Vintage Rotterdam

To write about Vintage Rotterdam is an odd thing. That’s because Rotterdam is a brand spanking new city of sparkling glass, concrete and high rise […]
May 3, 2013

Retro Chick Presents: A Quick & Easy 30s Hair Tutorial

Look video! I’ve been being asked for a tutorial for this 20s/30s inspired pin curl hair do for a very long time, at least since […]
April 24, 2013

Vintage Brooches – The Animal Collection

I can’t resist a vintage brooch. The advantage of a good vintage brooch is that they can often be picked up for mere pennies at […]
April 12, 2013

Little Below the Knee Club

There’s never anything in this world that everyone loves. Whenever you see talk of Dior’s “New Look” arriving post war in 1947 it often comes […]
March 20, 2013

Iconic Styles: The Beret

I love berets, they’re the perfect versatile hat. You can wear a beret in different ways to create a different look, they roll up small […]
February 15, 2013

History of the Bob

The Bob certainly isn’t a new hair style, even if by “new” you mean 20th Century. Shorter hair on women can be found in 2nd […]