Swoon-worthy 1970s coats

Vintage 1970s coat fashion

Now the weather is getting cooler it’s only natural I start dreaming about coats again… right?! Vintage dresses will always be my first love but coats come a very close second and the early 1970s produced some of the best. Flattering shapes, wonderful prints and cute little details. Are you swooning too? Images from L’officiel […]

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A pochette of 1950s handbag wisdom

A pochette of 1950s handbag wisdom | 1960s handbag and accessories collection

Vintage magazines can contain some of the most helpful tips and I wanted to share with you some advice on shopping for handbags from my 1953 issue of ‘My Home’. Handbags are one of the easiest ways to wear vintage and it’s important (just like with dresses) to keep them well cared for. Looking at […]

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1950s Horrockses dresses to make you swoon

Garden Party: 1950s Horrockses dresses

There isn’t a vintage loving lady who doesn’t immediately swoon at the mention of Horrockses and quite rightly so! Known for their beautifully colourful cotton florals, Horrockses dresses were made in the United Kingdom and exported to other countries, including here in Australia. “Frostily flattering… fully crease resisting… and crammed with holiday excitement in every […]

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Vintage tips for ironing vintage

Vintage tips for ironing vintage

All this talk about pleats has raised another topic… ironing! Some of you have mentioned how you love pleats but hate to iron them and I’m 100% the same. In fact, I’m not a huge fan of ironing period but it’s a sacrifice I’m willing to make for my love of vintage! There are a […]

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My Favourite Five Vintage Bicycle Style Icons

Vintage Bicycle Style: Audrey Hepburn

We all have our vintage style icons and I thought I’d put a little spin (pun intended!) on this type of post with five of my favourites on bicycles! It’s important to ride your bicycle properly and Maggie Smith shows us how to do just that with a straight back and purely British demeanour… gosh […]

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A 1953 Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir

Queen Elizabeth photographed by Baron just before Coronation

This June marks the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation and I thought I’d share one of my recent favourite finds. Yep! That’s right. Another 1950s Royal souvenir to add to my collection! It’s filled with photographs of The Queen during her Coronation (taken by Baron and other official Royal photographers) along with details about […]

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Having tea with the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II, 1954 Royal Visit, Willow Tray

As promised, here is the Queen Elizabeth II serving tray I bought from Trish at Truly Vintage! I’ve seen similar trays like it before (which sadly weren’t for sale) and I do love a bit of royal souvenir fanfare so… when I saw this one in Trish’s shop I simply had to make it mine! […]

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A Truly Vintage day in Melbourne

The Truly Vintage ladies

Last Saturday (11 May) I had the pleasure of being involved with the Truly Vintage day organised by Trish (Trish Hunter Finds) and Marianne (Esme and the laneway). Held at Trish’s vintage shop (Hunter & Co.) I met, mingled and talked about all things vintage with a group of wonderful ladies. Left to right: (top) […]

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Vintage Bicycle Style

Vintage Bicycle Style: 1970s black and white dress

Autumn is by far my favourite time of year to ride my bicycle. The air is cool. The sun is shining. The leaves are turning beautiful shades of orange. So… naturally I’m obsessing about vintage bicycle fashions again! This… is pretty much my perfect bicycling outfit. A wooly pleated skirt, hiding the shorts underneath (also […]

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