Charity Chic Fashion Bite: Dita Von Teese Launches ‘Muse’ Collection

A quick update from the fashion world this Friday morning. Dita Von Teese, the international burlesque superstar, is launching a new vintage inspired range of super glam women’s clothes. Dita is the epitome of classic retro-glamour… Continue reading

Trusty old M&S… and no, I am not talking about knickers!

Who’d have thought the old St. Michael label from trusty, old M&S would one day be considered a vintage brand? Perhaps it’s only the nostalgic charity chic geek in me that thinks it is… Continue reading

100 Years Of Fashion In Dance

100 years of East London style in 100 seconds…. Want some retro fashion inspiration? This genius video captures 100 years of fashion, dance and style. I stumbled across this on Olive & Em –  a sweet… Continue reading

WIN! A vintage 1980’s evening gown

I recently bought the below gorgeous vintage Laura Ashley evening gown from Oxfam. Regrettably I am not a size 10 so it’s a tad tight on me…. but because I am such a… Continue reading

More Retro Crocks

I have already written about how I love to mix ‘n’ match dinner plates at supper time with retro tablewear. Read More Tea Vicar? Retro Pottery Finds if you’d like to see more. Here are… Continue reading

Charity Chic Look Of The Month – September 2011

On the last day of the month I put together a charity chic outfit featuring pieces I have bought from either charity shops, eBay, jumble sales and vintage clothes markets. How is it… Continue reading

Supergirl boots!

Supergirl boots!

These arrived this morning… a pair of Roc boots which look distinctly like the ones Supergirl wore in that cheesy 1980’s movie.

I got them off of eBay for £5. Am reserving judgment on them until I can make them work with an outfit. Will keep you posted.

Come back tomorrow to see my outfit of the month for September. Really excited about it as I picked it up from a charity shop earlier this week and haven’t had time to try it on yet.

Ciao for now, enjoy this glorious sun peeps.

Finding an antique necklace

There are some things which stick in your mind, no matter how young you were when they occurred. Here is one of mine. We moved into a new house in Harborne (Birmingham) when… Continue reading

Meet Punk Chyaz – my favourite beauty blogger

  Let me introduce you to my favourite beauty blogger and friend – the gorgeous Punk Chyaz. We caught up last week and decided to do a little blogging-collaboration (the first of many I hope).… Continue reading

Looking for a vintage wedding dress?

Firstly – if like me, you are engaged, then huge congratulations! I thought I knew what kind of wedding dress I was after. For years I had lusted after a vintage gown with long sleeves in… Continue reading

One of the boys…masculine aesthetics with a feminine twist

Earlier this summer, we went to the Lake District with friends for a weekend of camping and walking – cue the rain. On the Saturday it was particularly wet, grey and cold so we went… Continue reading

Please don’t relegate the cravat to the wedding wardrobe!

If the truth be known (despite a blog earlier this week) I absolutely detest ties. I hope I am not offending readers when I say that I think they show a complete lack of… Continue reading

Jewel tones to make every girl dazzle

Amethyst. Citrine. Azure. Topaz. I have been keeping my eyes peeled when scouring charity shops over the last few weeks for a set of very specific colours – jewel tones. We are heading into… Continue reading

My new red dress

A super quick post today as I have been frantic tonight trying to cook a meal for lots of people, help my little sister with her C.V, write some very overdue emails to dear… Continue reading

Guys, what does your choice of tie say about you?

I thought I’d feature something man related for a change. A guys choice of tie says a lot about him. Ties are an expression of a man’s personality. Sometimes a man’s profession or career denotes the kind… Continue reading