After more than a year of requests and promises that I would finally do it, here is my first ever vintage hair tutorial. I have chosen my speediest and simplest style to start with – the Victory Mega-Curl.
I recently had the pleasure of touring the exhibition Flora and Fauna – The Nature of Fashion at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, and interviewing vintage collector, author and curator Charlotte Smith. Smith, author of Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel, is interested in social history as seen in fashion through the ages, and believes ‘every dress tells a story’.
In early 2014, I wrote a blog about my frustration with the trend for ankle-breaking skyscraper shoes with pin heels and jeans so tight and low they are ill-advised for anyone who doesn’t dig seriously intimate waxing. A year a half on, little has changed in contemporary mainstream fashion, except the occasional sale of a […]
‘Fashion has always fascinated me. However, in the years I have been alive, there has not really been a trend that suited my body shape as well as the cuts and styles of the 1950’s.’ – Miss Jessi Leigh Meet Miss Jessi Leigh. Jessi runs a hair salon specialising in vintage styling and makeup, she […]
In late 2012, when I had a one-year-old, I began to transform my wardrobe from tired modern clothes that didn’t fit anymore, to more colourful retro-inspired and curve-friendly pieces that did. In early 2013 I wrote a blog about the evolving process. This is it, re-posted. My first vintage blog and the early beginnings of […]
When I turned 40, my husband Berndt kindly treated me to a 40s themed shoot with Bek Morris of Bexterity. It was my first vintage-styled pin-up shoot and I had a lot of fun – so did my daughter, then 2 – and I recall being struck by Bek’s talent for running the whole show herself […]