personal, vintage

So, I opened up a shop!

I've been thinking about sharing my knitting patterns for a while now. I have 'saved' so many vintage magazines, and I want to share these with the world. I'm too afraid people will cut my magazines up (there are people who actually sell individual pages of magazines so people can use this as decoration and… Continue reading So, I opened up a shop!

books, non-fiction, review, vintage

Review: the Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior

Christian Dior is credited to be the inventor of the New Look in 1947. His use of fabric after the war was equally scandalous as it was amazing. Fabric became a luxury in the war, and the New Look used a lot of fabric to get the fullness in the skirt. Long story short; Christian… Continue reading Review: the Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior

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Stitchcraft Magazine

Out of my entire vintage magazine collection, Stitchcraft Magazine is by far the biggest collection. I own quite a few, ranging from the 1950s to the 1960s and let me tell you why. Stitchcraft Magazine is one I highly recommend if you are into needlework, because this magazine has tons of amazing patterns for knitting,… Continue reading Stitchcraft Magazine

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Review: Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

If there's anything you need to know about me, I love kitchy 50s stuff. This book seemed right up my alley! Let's have a look: Title: Addicted to Americana Author: Charles Phoenix Pages: 176 Published:  October 10th 2017 by Prospect Park Books ISBN: 9781945551192 Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become… Continue reading Review: Addicted to Americana by Charles Phoenix

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Audrey Hepburn’s most underrated movie

I love Audrey Hepburn. Not just as an actress, but as an actual person. She is truly amazing. I have tons of movies of her and books! She was an amazing person, my favourite quote (that's actually on my resumé!) of her is: As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other… Continue reading Audrey Hepburn’s most underrated movie

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Review: 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman

Did I get this book because Audrey Hepburn is on the cover? Maybe. Do I regret it? Not at all! Title: 100 Years of Fashion Author: Cally Blackman Pages: 400 Published:  May 16th 2012 by Laurence King Publishing ISBN: 9781856697989 This book documents in pictures the most exciting and diverse period in fashion: from 1900… Continue reading Review: 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman

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My Favourite Vintage Knitting Etsy Stores!

Since about a year, I've taken up knitting. Why, you may ask? Because there are tons of clothes I see the pretty ladies in movies wear, that I can't find anywhere! I love the 1950s style, but I either have to sell my kidneys to pay for it, or I can't find anything like it.… Continue reading My Favourite Vintage Knitting Etsy Stores!