Dieselpunk with Necessary Evil

Dieselpunk with Necessary Evil

  Do you believe in love at first sight? I know I do! In fact, it happened when I discovered Necessary Evil! As I make it my policy to bring you the best of what I truly like myself, and the new collection from Necessary Evil is everything I love. Faux leather? Check! Mesh? Check! Design to die for? Double check! I contacted them and inquired if they would be interested in doing a photo…

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Lady A Broad

Lady A Broad

It seems that brooches are making a big comeback, at least in the vintage world. What was once reserved for your mother and prim and proper ladies has been transformed elevated and recreated by talented hands. Hailing from the Yarra Valley in Australia, they create beautiful handcrafted brooches inspired by the the 40’s and the 50’s with a wonderful twist. It is this twist that first drew me to them. They play with the classic…

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Norma Jean Vintage LLC

Norma Jean Vintage LLC

We are continuing our exploration of the best and coolest Etsy has to offer with the fairly new and absolutely lovely shop called Norma Jean Vintage LLC. So far we mostly reviewed European brands and shops, so it is a real pleasure to be able to present to you an American brand for a change. Especially when it’s a vintage repro brand, which arealways near and dear to my heart.   Their name is, as…

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Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

There are some things which are near and dear to my heart, like vintage, reproduction vintage and pretty pretty dresses. There are some things which are even dearer to my heart, and those are brands and shops who really believe in what they do, and to whom their work is a thing of love. It is always my great joy and privilege to find and discover new shops and brands, and get to peek behind…

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Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

I can’t believe it took me this long to discover Etsy. Seriously. I mean, I was aware of it, I would sometimes poke around it a bit, but I never really dedicated my time to it as much as I should have, it turns out. Because boy, was I missing out! One of the stores that I almost missed (and am SO incredibly glad I didn’t) is Callous Crow. Now, what do you need to…

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Ticci Rockabilly

Ticci Rockabilly

  One of the largest sources of unique clothing, and at the same time one of the simplest platforms for small brands to sell on is etsy. Sometimes it can be difficult to find that right gem in a sea of vintage, upcycled and not at all handmade or unique items.  One brand, however, that seems to sail these choppy waters without a single hitch is Ticci Rockabilly. This quirky and unique retro brand was…

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Cherise Design

Cherise Design

It isn’t often that we have a chance to present you with something as special and unique as a bespoke seamstress. Back in 2007, Leea started Cherise Design from her living room, while still studying clothing design. She now has an atelier near the centre of Tampere in Finland. She is a true lover of vintage styles and designs, and spends her time creating beautiful vintage reproduction pieces using original vintage patterns modified slightly to…

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How to wear flat brogues with a vintage and alternative wardrobe

How to wear flat brogues with a vintage and alternative wardrobe

I recently got a beautiful pair of brogues as a present. This proved to be a bit of a boggle, as side from the occasional combat boot, basball shoe or ballet flat, I usually prefer higher heels, and the brogue style shoes I do own all sport a varying degree of high heel. How to style vintage brogue without looking like either a wallflower or playing dress-up in my dad’s shoes? Since the Internet gave…

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Mrs. V. discovers Belsira

Mrs. V. discovers Belsira

  Oh gentle reader, do I have a treat for you today! A month or so ago, I stumbled upon the website of Belsira, a brand with their own unique twist on the pinup and retro fashion. While a lot of brands and shops get their inspiration from past times and classical cuts, it mostly stays just that, an inspiration, and you kind of have to squint your eyes very hard to see where their…

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Interview with Silky

Interview with Silky

Last week we sat down with Silky, a lovely alt model with a dreamy smile, and asked her a lot of questions. She was very gracious and gave us her time and opened the doors of her world for us.  Hello Silky! Thank you very much for sitting down with us for this interview! Thank you for inviting me! I feel honored to be here and share a bit about myself. So, tell us, how…

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