1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · Uncategorized

S is for Stories: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

An avid people watcher (and I mean, really avid – I do it while we’re walking around the supermarket, it drives The Boy mad), I love making up stories about people I see going about their day-to-day lives. They’re probably doing something pretty mundane (especially if they’re in the supermarket), but in my head, they’re… Continue reading S is for Stories: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · vintage fashion · vintage style

R is for Vintage Reproduction Brands: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

As a vintage-loving girl with a waist that's really rather a lot larger than ladies from the 1940s and 1950s, reproduction vintage clothing is a somewhat vital addition to my wardrobe. Luckily for me, there are lots of fabulous repro brands around. These - in no particular order - are my favourites: The House of… Continue reading R is for Vintage Reproduction Brands: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · Uncategorized

Q is for the Queen: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Happy Sunday folks! I'm writing this from my garden - I'm actually sitting outside, instead of being cooped up indoors and wondering whether it's going to be a light drizzle or torrential downpour outside. This makes me very happy indeed! (And of course, I'm keeping a close eye on that big grey cloud that's coming… Continue reading Q is for the Queen: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · Most marvellous meet ups · vintage fashion · vintage style

P is for Pinups: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

I would like to start with a good old-fashioned THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me for Miss Vintage UK. I am so very, very excited to be able to tell you that I'm through to the final, which will take place during Twinwood Festival at the end of August, eeek! More to come… Continue reading P is for Pinups: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1950s · Holidays

We’re all going on a (1950s) summer holiday

As someone seems to have finally told the weather, it's officially summertime! And of course, my thoughts are turning neatly to holidays (although goodness knows why - it's a family joke that every time my mum or I go on holiday, everyone knows to expect rain). When the nice people at Cotton Traders asked me… Continue reading We’re all going on a (1950s) summer holiday

1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · Old Hollywood · Vintage icons

O is for Old Hollywood Heroes: The A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

So, the weather cannot decide what it's doing today. Is it sunny and lovely? Is it cloudy and humid? Or perhaps a spot of rain? I have two windows in my living room - from one, I can see a very ominous looking set of black clouds. From the other, I can see nothing but… Continue reading O is for Old Hollywood Heroes: The A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · Most marvellous meet ups

M is for Most Marvellous Meet Ups: The A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Blimey, we're halfway through my A-Z of being a vintage girl in a modern world. How did that happen? It feels like I only started it 5 minutes ago. And I'd like to commemorate the fact we're halfway through with a very special blog post, talking about Most Marvellous Meet Ups. Regular readers will remember me… Continue reading M is for Most Marvellous Meet Ups: The A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · body confidence · body positivity · Uncategorized

I is for Inspiration: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

For the first time ever, this post is on a Monday, not a Sunday. But, I’m hoping that as it’s a bank holiday Monday, you’ll let me off. I was at a friend’s wedding, you see, and while it was absolutely spectacular (more to come in a future post), I had naff all signal. We… Continue reading I is for Inspiration: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

1940s · 1950s · A-Z of a vintage girl · Uncategorized

E is for elegance: The A-Z of a vintage girl in a modern world

This week, I struggled to think of topics beginning with 'E' for my A-Z. The Boy and I had a bit of brainstorm walking to the cinema last night, quickly deciding that 'elegance' was the way to go. For fun, here's a selection of other ideas: Exercise - because I've been doing a bit (and… Continue reading E is for elegance: The A-Z of a vintage girl in a modern world

1950s · vintage fashion

D is for Dancing and Dresses – the A to Z of a vintage girl in a modern world

Four weeks into my A-Z of vintage girl in a modern world, and it’s the turn of D. That means, dresses and dancing! (Spoiler alert, I have much more experience in one than the other). Let’s start with my particular expertise. If I was on Mastermind, my specialist subject would probably be reproduction vintage dresses,… Continue reading D is for Dancing and Dresses – the A to Z of a vintage girl in a modern world