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Northampton Vintage Fair and a hatcident

Much as I love the summer and the weekends spent at vintage events, I have to admit that it leaves me quite worn out come September! So, one of the things I love most about the nights creeping in and the weather getting colder is having time to spend browsing vintage fairs. I'm very lucky… Continue reading Northampton Vintage Fair and a hatcident

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

T is for Twinwood Festival: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Ah, T - stands for Toblerone, tolerance, tenacity - lots of awesome words. But perhaps my most favourite of all, Twinwood Festival! A long-standing date in many a vintage-lover's calendar, I've been going to for the last eight years. Long-time readers will remember me talking about Twinwood Festival in the past (if you're new to the… Continue reading T is for Twinwood Festival: 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 · 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

A-Z of a vintage girl

K is for Keeping it Classy: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

I'm writing this the day after The Boy has left for a work trip, which makes me sad (partly because I promised to sort out the spare room while he was away, and I'm three hours in and still only about halfway through). I'm also writing this in the same room as what I  believe… Continue reading K is for Keeping it Classy: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

A-Z of a vintage girl · General musing · Uncategorized

G is for Golly, Gosh: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

First things first, dear readers - there are only a couple of weeks left in the Miss Vintage UK 2016 public vote, and, having entered, I would dearly love to get in front of the judges. To do that, I need votes, by which I mean likes on my Facebook entry. If you have a… Continue reading G is for Golly, Gosh: the A-Z of a Vintage Girl in a Modern World

A-Z of a vintage girl · General musing · Most marvellous meet ups

F is for Friends: A-Z of a vintage girl in a modern world

I would like to start this post with a heartfelt apology. I work with lots of lovely people, who are wonderfully supportive of this blog, and the things I do in my spare time. One of them even helpfully brainstormed potential topics for the letter 'E' last week, including elegance. While it wasn't my intention,… Continue reading F is for Friends: 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

Uncategorized · vintage fashion

Introducing the all-new, old-fashioned blog

Let's start with me sitting here, second guessing my title. Can a blog be old-fashioned? I mean, I can pepper it with 'pip pip', 'tally-ho' and the like, but it's on a computer, and they're not really that old-fashioned. Well, some are. That laptop I took to uni and still have kicking around somewhere despite… Continue reading Introducing the all-new, old-fashioned blog