• paper towels

    A Vintage Idea: Using cloth napkins and giving paper towels the elbow!

    September 4, 2016 admin

    I am forever researching vintage ways of life, vintage entertaining, vintage style  and other vintage inspiration.  It would be naive of me to think it was all wonderful in the past, but I do know that sometimes life was a lot less complicated and stressful.  So I got to thinking what small idea could I adopt that would be of benefit to me and my family. While I was in my local charity shop recently I spotted some beautiful embroidered…

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  • Vivienne Westwood style

    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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  • vintage robe

    Sweat Dreams are made of these: Vintage Sleepwear

    July 22, 2016 admin

    I always love buying nightwear/loungewear so I thought putting together some of my favourites would give you an idea of what is out there currently but also what beautiful items you can wear while lounging at home – in glamourous style of course! This first robe is by Kiss Me Deadly it is based on a 1930’s design, and oh so very soft black satin and those very important bat-winged sleeves.  The robe wraps around with a full sweeping skirt. …

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  • Iris Apfel, fashion icon

    Eye on Glamourous Style: Iris Apfel

    July 20, 2016 admin

    You cannot mention glamourous style without thinking of Iris Apfel.  An interior designer and a true fashion icon.  Her style is so well regarded that The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York premiered an exhibition about her style called Rara Avis which means Rare Bird. Having worked many years in interior design and overseeing the production of historical fabrics, she has worked for many famous people including presidents! She attributes her massive collection of…

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  • Eye on Glamourous Style: Dita Von Teese

    July 7, 2016 admin

    I have to admit that Dita would be my number one in the glamour stakes.  Don’t you think so? Dita has to be the most well-known celebrity to wear vintage clothing.  For me she has a ‘vintage’ soul. She oozes elegance, glamour, eccentricity, and above all else she is unique. Not much more to say about her, the photos speak louder than words. To read up on all things glamour and Dita Von Teese, have a look at her book:…

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