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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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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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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Mrs V. considers the Little Black Dress

Mrs V. considers the Little Black Dress

I seriously can’t remember how many times I heard about the LBD being a staple of every woman’s wardrobe: “You can’t have a prefect closet without it”, “No woman should be without a LBD” and so on. But really, I found myself thinking, how does the idea of the LBD translate into the alternative world? I mean, our LBDs come in all cuts and lengths, and can an alternative black dress be the LBD? And…

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Rockabilly Pinup

Rockabilly Pinup

It’s no secret I am a big fan of vintage, despite my huge love for all things dark and gloomy. I think it happens to a lot of gothlings as they grow older: Most contemporary fashion is bland and uninteresting, and our clubbing gear isn’t all that well suited for work and an increasing number of formal occasions we end up attending. Being used to well-crafted and detailed clothing is also a drawback when faced…

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Greta the Time Warp Gal

Greta the Time Warp Gal

Greta MaCabre is an internationally published Pinup, Burlesque & Rockabilly model from Croatia. In the past years she has become a household name for many vintage brands, and her cooperation list as long as your arm.  She was sweet enough to grant us this interview.   Hello Greta! Thanks for joining us at AltVenger magazine. We’re very happy you found time off your travels and work to speak to us. 1. You have a very…

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