For the first blog of 2017 I thought I would visit one of my passions, and resolutions – to be kinder to the environment. I’m no eco angel, but I have been drawn to vintage for aesthetic and historical as well as ethical reasons.
My ‘Room Of One’s Own’, to reference Virginia Woolf, is finally ready. After seven years of gradual, almost entirely DIY home renovations – painting, fixing the roof, eaves, rotted cladding, setting up solar panels, rain water, fire protection, insulation, a new bathroom and more – spaced out according to time and budget constraints, I have […]
After hundreds of questions from women keen to find out more about corsets to benefit their own health and back issues or fashion and fancy dress needs, I thought I would put together this Corset 101. I must stress that proper fit is key, and that is what this blog hopes to address. I also hope to help people who are new to corsetry to avoid the many cheaply made and ill-fitting products online that are often called ‘corsets’ but are often not corsets at all.
‘Who says I can’t be who I am and pave my own way? Diversity is extremely important and brands need to listen and learn about it.’ Paris born, LA-based pin-up Jenny Rieu is making waves as a cover girl and model, from Black Pinups Magazine to Pinup Girl Clothing’s ‘Couture for Every Body’ campaign, but […]
Since first attending a few years ago with a pram in tow, the Fifties Fair has become a regular event on our family calendar. Few occasions can capture the sense of a mid century social atmosphere quite like the Fifties Fair, thanks in no small part to the extraordinary venue of Harry Seidler’s modernist masterpiece, Rose Seidler House, […]
‘I’ve been embracing vintage style for over 20 years, and it hasn’t always been accepted the way that it is now. People often made fun of me for it or asked me why I was dressed like I was or why I’d wear so much make up.’ Dita Von Teese is an icon like few […]