Vintage Shopper


Incorporate Art Nouveau Into Your Style

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Art Nouveau remains the single greatest creative influences on my career.  Can you pick my face in the image below? This was my first logo!  My first major burlesque solo was a Serpentine Dance, inspired by Loie Fuller, an American dancer in Paris who was considered to be the living embodiment of Art Nouveau, with her flowing gown. She used lighting to make her swirls of fabric resemble fire, water, butterflies and serpents by turn. I created my show from images and books alone – in the days before YouTube, and even in it’s early days, film of Loie Fuller was impossible to come by. Not so now! (more…)

November 24, 2014 |

Transitional Design: Modern Design with Vintage Chic


Have you found yourself lusting over the comfortable elegance of a vintage interior design palette? Drooling over the fresh, clean lines of a contemporary room? Like many, you’ve probably been left scratching your head over how to achieve a seamless combination of the two in your own home.

But you’re not alone. In fact, there’s an entire aesthetic dedicated to those who crave this hybrid style, which is perfectly dubbed ‘transitional design’. (more…)

October 14, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 8)


Vintage Look’s Volume 8 brings a 1980s jumpsuit worn by Leah, the glamour of the 1930s by Vivian, and a lovely vintage look by Charlie. Thank you ladies! You’ve definitely shown us your ability to wear vintage in a contemporary context. We’d also like to announce that Charlie has also joined us as a blogger! Be sure to catch her first post on Vintage Vibes from London’s Fashion Week. But without delay, lets swing back to this week’s Vintage Looks! (more…)

October 10, 2014 |

The Short History Of The Miniskirt


The miniskirt is said to have been invented by fashion icon, Mary Quant, who started experimenting with shorter skirts in the late 1950s.  She reportedly named the miniskirt after the Mini, her favorite make of car, and not because it was a small dress. Lets look at how the miniskirt has evolved through history. (more…)

October 6, 2014 |

Leather Shopping: A Cheat Sheet


Leather shopping has never been this affordable! With leather dropping in price, it’s quickly become a luxury material that pleases both the eye and the wallet! And lets face it, the smell of new leather agrees with the senses much more than vinyl knock-offs. So lets look at how get you started with leather shopping.


September 30, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 7)


We have a really interesting mix of “Vintage Lookers” for this week’s edition!  We’ve got a vintage bride from Germany, a couple fashionistas from the UK, a small town girl from the US, and a photographer too!! First off, it’s great to see more and more vintage enthusiasts from different countries. And we’re especially thrilled to have a photographer join the party. Come on shutter bugs…  we want to see your vintage looks! (more…)

September 19, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 6)


Welcome to Volume 6 of Vintage Look! This week’s Vintage Look brings Ava and Hannah’s 1940s looks, “Happy Smiles” and Sarah’s 1920s inspired ensembles, and Nora’s beautiful 1940s / 1950s style. Thank you once again ladies for your submissions! Be sure to let them know what you think of their vintage looks by commenting below. Furthermore, submit your own look and become part of our Vintage Look project.


September 12, 2014 |

The Ladybug At The Senigallia Summer Jamboree


I know that I am writing on an American site about vintage, and I understand that it may seem strange or a bit hard to swallow, but believe me… if you want to find the atmosphere of ’40s and ‘50s America, you have to visit Italy; more precisely Senigallia on the Adriatic Riviera during the first two weeks of August when the biggest retro Americana festival takes place: the Senigallia Summer Jamboree.


September 9, 2014 |

Retro Fashion Trends for Fall 2014


Now that August, the ultimate Summer month, has finally come to an end, it’s time to look at the retro fashion trends for Fall! Naturally, we’ll be incorporating our unique retro style and show you some 1960s fashion ideas! To show you, we’ve created a video called, An Autumn Stroll. (more…)

September 8, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 5)


Our Vintage Look project continues to grow in popularity, and we’re excited to announce our “thickest” volume yet! This week, we bring you vintage fashionistas in love with the 1930s and 1940s, a couple of pin-up models and an actress turned model! It’s also great to see the US, Italy and the UK so well represented in this edition. Hopefully the rest of the globe will catch up! (more…)

September 5, 2014 |

Vintage Look (Vol. 4)


Welcome to our 4th edition of Vintage Look. In this week’s edition we’re traveling back to the 1940s and 1950s to look at an English girl stuck in the 1940s, a 1950s pinup model in the making, and a fashion blogger turned model!


August 29, 2014 |

How To Recreate The 1960s Mod Look


With more and more vintage shops popping up all over the place, it seems that the retro revolution is well and truly booming. But sometimes it is possible that you might live where there are hardly any vintage shops around, if any at all. Although vintage clothing is getting to be more and more accessible thanks to online retailers dealing specifically in vintage goods – sometimes the items can be pricey. And then there’s the hassle of sending them back, if they don’t fit, which can also incur a fee. (more…)

August 25, 2014 |