Category: Uncategorised

| Uncategorised

Vintage beauty with Vaseline

Hello!  Today I am talking vintage beauty. There are few beauty products out there that can claim to be as truly vintage as Vaseline. Except maybe lead and belladonna, and thankfully, we stopped using those on our skin a long time ago. I’ve been a genuine, lifelong user of the wonder-grease, from my very earliest…

| Uncategorised

I ♥ Miss Bamboo

I’d just like to take a moment to show some love to my lovely sponsor Miss Bamboo. She carries some of the best repro brands around, and her own line of dresses is just wonderful. You may remember the La Bonita dress from Chap Olympiads gone by… Already a bargain when we bought ours, I…

| Uncategorised

The King’s Seaside Jolly

It’s been a while since I did a King’s Ginger piece at the seaside – my trip to Brighton was many moons ago now! But just like we commoners, Kings (and Queens) like to be beside the seaside too, and Eastbourne is another coastal Sussex town that he visited a lot. So off I went…

| Uncategorised

Vintage Family Photos

I know I’ve posted a couple of these amazing photos before, back in the mists of time. But goodness only knows when that was! This is a sort of double Throwback Thursday post, then, as it features real old photos that have also been shared in the past… but they are too good not to…

| Uncategorised

Ooh la la! A little French cooking

Two food posts in a week? Crazy, I know. This one involves a real chef and considerably more meat than my last one though (which had none)! One of the more unique invitations I’ve received through my blog lately was an invitation to learn some French cooking with Three Mobile, as part of their #FeelAtHome…

| Uncategorised

Purple frocks & Picnic baskets!

Big news! The latest batch of Heyday Fleur dresses are out and they’re pretty fab! I’m modelling the ‘Lilac Heaven‘ for you today, along with this rather snazzy picnic basket! First, let me show you the dress. All the usual Fleur features – wrap style with rounded pockets (pockets and neckline trimmed with lilac bias binding) and…

| Uncategorised

Great British er… salad?

Since I moved in with my boyfriend at the end of last year, I have got much more into cooking. Not to sound too clich├ęd but I really enjoy cooking for him. I lived on my own for nearly 10 years, and to be frank, could be satisfied with some toast for dinner – it’s…

| Uncategorised

Waterlily love

Ever since I got into vintage clothing, Trashy Diva has been right up there as one of the best repro brands out there. Given that’s *cough* ten years this year… that’s a very long time! I have amassed quite a few of their dresses over the years and, without exception, they are all lovely –…

| Uncategorised

Glorious Ginger

It’s really about time I did this particular King’s Ginger Adventure, but it’s only been now that the timing has been right and the stars have aligned to enable me to go. Glorious Goodwood, I came, saw and conquered you (sort of), all in the name of The King! Goodwood Racecourse has a long and…

| Uncategorised

Field of Dreams part 6 (Chap Olympiad 2014)

Regular readers will know that the Chap Olympiad is a major event in my summer. This year marked my sixth (I think, possibly seventh) excursion to the Chappist field of dreams and the fourth year of wearing matching outfits with my dear Vintage Mafia. We have worn Heyday Fleur dresses (twice) and Miss Bamboo, but…