• Eye on Glamourous Style: Tina Chow

    August 15, 2016 admin

    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, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and was photographed by Andy Warhol.  Unfortunately and very sadly her life was cut short in 1992 by Aids. After researching Tina and studying her style I have to say how much I just adore it.  She…

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    Eye on Glamourous Style: Vivienne Westwood

    August 3, 2016 admin

    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 Swire in England on 8th April 1941, she attended grammar school and studied silver-smithing at Harrow School of Art but soon dropped out.  She did try her hand as a primary school teacher but later discovered design and through this met…

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    6 VINTAGE FASHION BOUTIQUES YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

    August 1, 2016 admin

    Vintage fashion is very on-trend.  You don’t have to be decked out head to toe in it either.  A few key pieces can add so much to your wardrobe.  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 and rails at your local charity shop can also be a bit confusing…

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  • Vintage and modern necklace

    Mixing modern and vintage fashion jewellery

    July 28, 2016 admin

    There are times when friends hand me a large bag of costume jewellery that they never get round to wearing.  While the majority of my one off pieces are vintage, I wanted to try and incorporate the modern pieces to try out some new looks.   Another reason was to stop anymore waste going to landfill.  I guess that is one of the reasons why I love vintage – not only do the pieces have a past but they are…

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    5 Best Vintage Style Umbrellas

    July 26, 2016 admin

    As you all know the UK certainly isn’t famous for its glorious sunshine, more the unsettling weather we get and summer is no exception.  We all get that sense of denial that summer is just around the corner, but who are we kidding.  Those few days of sunshine seem so far away as we see the deluges of what is becoming a normal summer come in to view. I wanted to share with you some of my favourite vintage inspired umbrellas,…

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