We have been trying not to spend too much lately, but neither Mr D or I could resist treating ourself to a fancy new 70s style trim phone in bright orange. We’ve been using our boring old rented-flat-beige-BT-phone for years, so it is very exciting to have a phone I’m actually proud to
British department store stalwarts Marks and Spencers have been coming out with some fabulous patriotic products lately for the Queen’s Jubilee year. As a staunch anti-monarchist I really couldn’t give a fig about The Crowned One, but I do love me a good Union Jack. And if the marketing gurus of M&S have decided that
Hard on the heels of the vintage trip to York, I will be waking at a frighteningly early hour tomorrow morning to catch the Eurostar to Paris. I have a huge list of vintage stores and cafes to check out, and will be putting together a mega guide to Parisian Vintage once I come
After a visit to the dentist earlier today, my fangs are still aching and I have been feeling irritable and unsettled all afternoon. So as a way of cheering myself up I’ve been sorting through the business cards I collected from the Vintage at Southbank festival. My absolute favourite stall at the festival wasn’t
Many moons ago, when I was growing up on a farm and needed lots of reading material to while away the time, I went through a period of addiction to the James Bond novels. You’ve probably all seen at least one film if not all, but in many ways I actually prefer the books.
Colin (Vintage Style Doctor), Lena (Style High Club), and moi. My review of the vintage festival at Southbank is on hold until I get my laptop back from the computer vet, with all my images currently trapped helplessly inside. In the meantime, however, I have a stack of cards from some of the fabulous
Armchair Oxford Gold Deluxe When Mr D and I visited Germany earlier in the year, I have to admit we weren’t blown away by the shopping. Perhaps it is more exciting elsewhere in the country, but I didn’t find much to excite in Bavaria. However, one store that we found by accident and fell
On my desktop I have a huge and ever expanding folder of home inspiration, most of it with some kind of vintage slant. Previously I have posted about bathroom ideas (1 and 2), kitchen ideas, and bedroom ideas (1 and 2). Lounge rooms will have to come later, however I also have lots of
Last month I visited bar and club The Shoreditch, situated in, predictably, Shoreditch. I was there for the go-go dancing lessons I mentioned a few weeks ago. Usually I steer away from this area of London as it has a reputation for being a bit overly ‘trendy’, but I really loved this bar and
Hot on the heels of the prom dress line by Natasha Bailie I talked about on Sunday, there is a new vintage style range which has just come out at Oasis. The collection has five dresses in three different shapes, four clutch bags in a purse style or twist front style, and four scarves.