Wednesday, 10 November 2010

New Vintage on Etsy

I haven't made a post in a VERY long time, I know. But here are some great new items that I have listed in etsy (available at

All photos taken by me.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Feather DIY

We have all seen the feather fascinators/headbands that have been going around, but here are some great DIYs for feather statement pieces.

To make this great feather skirt, go here.

The necklace on the left can be found on the blog Used and Abused Vintage, and was made by sewing a feather fringe to a chain necklace (more about it can be found here). The necklace on the right can be made the same way, with gems added.

This great feather capelet was made by the blogger from Chic Steals, but can be found

Photos from top: Feather skirt via; Feather necklace via; Feather and gem necklace via; Feather cape from Chic Steals via

Monday, 2 August 2010

Trend Report - Clear Raincoats

Even though it hasn't been a typical rainy summer in Manchester, I am still loving these see through rain coats. It's probably because I am not originally from the UK, and the rain doesn't bother me that much (its much easier than snow!). Here are some great rain coats that are trendy at the moment and will keep you dry when it does finally rain!

Here are some great designer versions.

There are even fab vintage versions out there too!

Some cute patterned ones (and yes the second one is not see through, but just as nice).

There are some gorgeous trompe l'oeil versions.

Photos from top: Zac Posen via; dsquared via; Vintage raincoat via; Printed raincoat via; Cherry coat via; Hair coat via; Dolce and Gabbana via

Sunday, 1 August 2010

DIY - Teddy/Romper

Here is another great DIY from Behind the Seams (originally taken from Nylon Magazine) to turn a slip into a romper.

Full tutorial available here.

I think it would be great to make one out of a vintage lacy slip and create a great underwear as outerwear piece like there:

Photos from top: Romper diy via; Victoria's Secret teddy via; Teddy via; Romper via

Monday, 26 July 2010

DIY - Lace "Socks"

Here is a great DIY tutorial for these designer inspired lace/sheer "socks":

Photo via

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Trend Report - Bows

Bows have been used as a great way to liven up your outfit this season. Here are a few photos and how to's for inspiration:

Here is a a quick how to for the belt bow on the right.

Here is a great how to of how to make the bows on the left.

Here is one finally tutorial of how to make a great bow that would be a simple brooch.

Photos from top: Top and belt photo via; Cravat top via; Bow collar via; Topshop belt via; DKNY belt via; Grey and navy/cream belts via; Bow brooch via MiaZakDesigns at; Bow brooch from A Alicia Accessories via; Jennifer Behr headband via; Large bow headband from Hopelessly Devoted via

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Etsy Sale!

Just a quick post to say that I am participating in the Christmas in July sale on Etsy. It runs until the 25th of July. Everything in my shop is 25-50% off! Here are some of the great pieces that I have for sale:

You can get to the sale here.

Friday, 16 July 2010

DIY - Headbands

Headbands are right on trend this season, and lets face it, we can always use one the hot summer months! Here are 5 great DIYs to make your own fab headbands:

This Chanel inspired bunny hear headband tutorial is available here.

This great knot headband tutorial is available here.

Another variation on knots - available here.

A simple yo-yo headband - tutorial available here.

Finally, this trompe l'oeil headband tutorial available here.

Photos from top: Lace bunny ears headband via; knot headband via; braid headband via; yo yo headband via; trompe l'oeil headband via

Friday, 18 June 2010


I haven't posted anything in quite a while, but hopefully this will make up for it. On a recent trip to Paris I picked up a couple of old fashion newspapers from an antique market. Here are some of the pages from Le Petit Echo de la Mode (5 December 1937 and 23 May 1937). Enjoy!

All photos taken by me.