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August 2016

Vintage Baking: Custard Kisses

So as another week of Great British Bake Off comes to our screens I thought it would be an idea to whip up an old school favourite – custard kisses.   This is another one in my vintage recipe…

A Very Vintage Beauty Product – Olay Review

Olay has been used by women everywhere since it came on to the market in 1952.  The Beauty Fluid was created by South African chemist Graham Wulff, inspired by his wife wanting a lighter brand of moisturiser to use…

Eye on Glamourous Style: Tina Chow

While researching for my series Eye on Glamourous Style, I came across Tina Chow.  Tina was an American model, she designed jewellery and was a very influential fashion icon of the 1970s and 1980s. She modelled for Izzey Miyake,…

Vintage etiquette, vintage manners

Vintage Manners & Etiquette: Are they dead?

Not a usual topic for all things vintage but please stay with me, it will all become clear.  When researching photos for my #ThrowBackThursday Vintage Photography board and my penchant for the 1950s it got me thinking about etiquette in…

Vivienne Westwood style

Eye on Glamourous Style: Vivienne Westwood

Vivienne Westwood has always fascinated me and it was not just that orange hair!  It is the determination and creativity that she used to bring about a whole new fashion era with punk.     She was born Vivienne Isabel…

Vintage shop online UK

My Favourite Online Vintage Boutiques

Yes probably the most popular place people go to find vintage clothing is Ebay but more often than not it can be difficult to find something among the poor quality pictures and lack of detailed descriptions. Going through rails…