The Glory Days Deco Market

The Glory Days Deco Market

New Zealand has some fantastic vintage events, and I’m lucky enough that my job(s) take me to most of them!

Clementine and I had a marvelous time taking the Beckon Couture stall to the Glory Days

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Happy Endings and Disney Dreams | A Floral Fifties Wedding Dress

Happy Endings and Disney Dreams | A Floral Fifties Wedding Dress

I’m a sucker for a cute love story . Occupational hazard I guess. But Justine’s, Justine’s got me right in the feels…

A Disneyland visit,  a teacup ride proposal, a fun romantic country wedding – it was a happy ending fit for a fairytale! But a Disney heroine..

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Monday Style Tip No.1

Monday Style Tip No.1

Mondays aren’t great. In fact, they’re often far from inspiring. But does it really need to be that way?

No.

Okay, I don’t have a cure for Mondayitis, but I am bringing you a fresh style tip to help you through the start of every week! Like caffeine for your sense..

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Why I Use Vintage Notions

Why I Use Vintage Notions

Notions are the decorative or functional trims and closings on your clothes. If you wear vintage clothing you may have noticed these tiny touches are a little different; A carved button, handwoven lace trim, that hook & eye kissing at the top of a metal zip, they’re all available new..

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It’s Art Darling | Renaissance Meets Pinup Photography

It’s Art Darling | Renaissance Meets Pinup Photography

Adendum 13.03.2016 | Since I wrote and published this post things have changed. Many members of the vintage and pinup scene I know and adore have come forward with experiences of unprofessional behaviour, outstanding debts and broken contracts in..

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