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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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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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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The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

The Seamstress of Bloomsbury

  Growing up with my grandparents, who were both tailors, gave me a special love for vintage fashion, be it original pieces or reproductions. And companies that specialize in authentic vintage reproduction pieces have a very special place in my heart. The seamstress of Bloomsbury is one such company. Named for the famous seamstress Lilian Wells, and based on her experience and designs, The Seamstress design and create authentic reproductions of 1940’s pieces.  And by…

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Halloween sneaks in

Halloween sneaks in

For me, Halloween isn’t exactly every day, but October has always been Halloween month, and I look forward to it so much I can’t help but add horror themes to my wardrobe. And while I usually try to keep my love for all things dark, spooky and skeletonish subdued (though, I am not really fooling anyone), come Halloween I not only wear it proudly, but also in the most outrageous combinations. There is an infamous…

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