Welcome to Victory Lamour

Welcome to Victory Lamour’s 1940s and 50s vintage adventures in a modern world. These are my new, vintage-dedicated web digs. I hope you enjoy it here. I’ll be focusing on midcentury history, fashion and film, as well as sustainability and recycling methods, authentic vintage and retro reproduction fashion, vintage caravans (and their repairs), gender and feminism, and the new body-positive pin-up movement.

There will be plenty of blog and gallery additions in the coming weeks, but I’ve started with a re-post of my popular vintage red lipstick test. In the intervening months since I first did this test I have found more brands and varieties to try out, so I am almost ready for Part II. If you love that vintage red lipstick look, like I do, I’m interested in what suits you and stays on. I’ll also be including interviews with some of my fellow vintage and retro buffs. (BTW, Why do we call them ‘fellow’? Fellow means ‘man or boy’, and also ‘member of a learned society’. We don’t seem to have a word for fellows who are not, you know, fellows.)

If you are a vintage buff, collector or pin-up or have a pre-1965 caravan with period decor and would like to be featured on VictoryLamour, submit your details to Hello@VictoryLamour.com. And, well, say ‘Hello’. I’d love to hear from you.

Until then, stay Victorious. x

Victory Lamour AKA Tara Moss

Photograph by Lauren Horwood.



  1. Fantastic! I am very excited about your new blog and anticipate your future posts with much eagerness 🙂
    I’m a vintage lover with a small collection so I’m really looking forward to exploring and learning along with you and your other devoted followers 🙂

  2. Kath Clarke

    Very much looking forward to your new blog. Fell in love with the elegance and glamour of Vintage dressing 42 years ago when as a 14 year old, I bought my first dress, a black wiggle number, from the local Op shop for 10 cents! The love affair still continues. xoxox