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February 6, 2013

Vintage Styles for Short Hair

“My friend/I have quite short hair, will I be able to do anything with it?” That’s one of the most common questions I get asked […]
January 30, 2013

The Retro Chick Guide to Charity Shop Shopping

The largest proportion of the clothes in my wardrobe come from Charity Shops. I feel reluctant to spend huge amounts of money of things unless […]
January 25, 2013

Iconic Styles: The Stiletto

The Stiletto heel is probably *the* iconic heel shape. Heels come in many other shapes, but none is as instantly recognisable, even to people who […]
January 23, 2013

Vintage Leamington Spa

I love exploring new places. Too many people just jump on a plane and head off for sunny shores (though looking out of the window […]
January 16, 2013

Retro Chick Reviews : The Well-Dressed Lady's Pocket Guide

Today I’m taking a peek inside a book I’ve had sitting around to review for so long I can’t even remember when I got it! […]
November 28, 2012

Vintage Girls Party Season Survival Kit

I expect your doormat is aflutter with gilt-edged invitations? No? But surely your mantelpiece is groaning from the weight of all those heavy embossed cards […]
October 24, 2012

Retro Chick Reviews – Style Me Vintage Tea Parties

The Style me Vintage series just keeps on rolling! The clothes, hair and make up books have now been bundled into one handy volume. The […]
October 5, 2012

Iconic Styles: The Trench Coat

As the weather turns Autmnal the latest in my “whenever I feel like it” iconic styles feature is the Trench Coat. A trench coat is […]
October 3, 2012

Can You Use Straighteners to Create Vintage Hair?

I often get press releases and things from hair brands. They like to pitch products at me that are designed to make my hair sleek, […]
August 8, 2012

Learning to do "Vintage" Hair

Learning to do “stuff” with my hair was one of the biggest confidence boosts I ever had. Sounds ridiculous to write it down, but it […]
July 23, 2012

Iconic Styles: The Shift Dress

Todays addition to my occasional featurette on iconic fashion styles is the Shift Dress. Although drawing on the drop waisted straight shift styles of the […]
July 20, 2012

Vintage Homes and Decor Inspiration

I’m not great at Interior Design. Some people seem to have the most amazing ideas for their homes. They look amazing and totally represent the […]