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Straight to the TopVintage

Well, if I'm going to get back into blogging on this brand new platform of mine, then blog I must. Luckily, I went to an amazing event last weekend, so telling people about it is a pleasure, rather than a chore. And I got to wear an excellent new dress so everyone's a winner! It's...

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The King’s Shorts (film, that is)

Hi readers! I’m not dead. Today I’m here to tell you about a hypnotist, hoaxer, magic lantern operator, and one of the earliest pioneers of film. And, of course, his connection to the King! While it could never be said that he’s a household name, as many of today’s most famous filmmakers are, George Albert…

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Eight Years of Blogging Christmas

Forgive me, oh readers, this is a bit of a cheat post. I just read lovely Retro Chick’s Christmas outft post & wanted to rip off her idea. But because I’m nothing if not resourceful and have done this in the past, I’m basically reposting almost exactly what I did last year. But this blog…

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The King & The American

Would you look at the time? I’m going back to 1892 to tell you all another story about a certain late King. It’s quite the interesting tale. Welcome to Two Temple Place… Two Temple place is a gothic mansion, situated on the Victoria Embankment of the River Thames. It was built for William Waldorf Astor…

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From Hobby to Career โ€“ Becoming a Vintage Seller

In the second of my two posts for Shurgard‘s blog, I am asking: so, you think you have a good eye for vintage clothing and accessories? Perhaps, after many years devoted to your own collection โ€“ honing your eye for a bargain โ€“ you realise you prefer hunting down vintage and antiques more than your…

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Starting a Vintage Collection: Beginner’s Basics

Collecting anything, but especially vintage clothing or accessories, can vary from being a casual hobby to an all-consuming compulsion. As a collector of everything from Beanie Babies (as a kid) to vintage housedresses (ongoing), I have experience at both ends of the spectrum! I was asked by Shurgard Self-Storage to write a piece about said…

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The Seven Years of Blogging Christmas

When you’ve been blogging as long as me (8 years next year), you’ve accumulated a lot of photos of Christmases past. In the interests of nostalgia and laziness, I thought I’d take you back in time to my many and varied (and not-so-varied) vintage Christmas outfits of the past! In a vaguely chronological order… Back…

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A Horrible Halloween

There haven’t been many years since around 2008 where I haven’t thrown a Halloween party, either with my friend Ruby who owns Fontaine’s Bar in Dalston, or the Vintage Mafia. This year combined both into the Mortuary of Madness, a horror hospital-themed party the VM threw at Fontaine’s! Apart from Jeni’s costume getting lost in…

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The King Across the Ocean

Hello, and welcome to the return of my now-quarterly King’s Ginger adventures! Something a little different to kick off, and certainly more far-flung than usual. I found myself in Boston this autumn and took a day to follow in the King’s footsteps from around 150 years before. He was treading the path of the American…

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Goodwood Revival – the 2015 edition!

Another year and another glorious Goodwood Revival down. For me, as you have probably read here every year, the cars and racing come secondary to the fashion on display and this year was no disappointment.  I went along on the Saturday, which is the Revival’s Ladies’ Day. Not to get all British or anything, but…