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[21 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Dieppe & Rouen – buildings with history

Looking back at the long summer we’ve been blessed with this year, the stand out photos are from our annual trip to Dieppe – a modest French seaside resort with a fascinating front.

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Bluebell Railway Murder Mystery Evenings

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Miss Marple? Put those armchair detective skills of deduction to the test this autumn at Bluebell Railway’s 1920s-themed murder mystery evenings.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[1 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Lulu Guinness x UNIQLO

Prolong that summer feeling into September with these Miami-inspired designs by Lulu Guinness for UNIQLO. The Cadillac and palm print is classic Lulu – rocking that 1950s vintage vibe the British designer has become known for.

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[30 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
New York – where to shop vintage?

Before the year is out I’ll have ticked New York off my bucket list and I’d love for you – stylish VB readers – to help me plan the trip of a lifetime. Where do we start the search for secondhand gems?

Fashion, Featured »

[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
Pretty in pineapples

With pineapples on tastemakers’ menus this summer it was the turn of Tiki and Mid-century fans to get excited by what’s new. I picked this fruity dress from Sugarhill Boutique on Sydney Street to wear on my birthday.

Decor, Featured »

[24 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
Furniture to worship – Baines & Fricker

Our favourite local furniture makers Baines & Fricker have launched a range of sleek new designs that would look great in any Mid-century inspired family home.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
August Bank Holiday vintage house sale

There’s little that gets vintage lovers more excited than a tip off on a fellow collector’s clear out. And we have news of a Bank Holiday open house sale set to see 1950s fans fighting over clothes, ceramics and furniture.

Events, Featured »

[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
VW Beetle wedding hire car business for sale

Owners of Belle’s Events weddings fairs, Kelly and Joss Wickson, are selling their 1965 VW Beetle ‘Sussex Love Bug’ – the hire car that started it all. “This little business has great potential to grow”…

Fashion, Featured »

[3 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
5 things you need to know about Schiaparelli

My latest commission for Vintagexplorer magazine takes me out of my Midcentury comfort zone and into the eccentric world of interwar fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli.

Fashion, Featured »

[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Bésame Classic lipsticks – the blogger verdict

A couple of months ago we invited beauty bloggers to review Bésame Cosmetics’s new range of vintage-inspired Classic Colour lipsticks. So what did they make of the non-red shades?

Decor, Featured »

[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner – Brighton review

Ed’s Easy Diner, which opened earlier this month, packs 130 covers into a neat space filled with red leather booths and neon rockets that takes you right back to the atomic age. Mr Vintage Brighton reports on Brighton’s newest American diner…

Fashion, Featured »

[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Fashion that’s FAIR – a focus on fairtrade

A BBC2 documentary on the collapse of the Bangladeshi Rana Plaza clothing factory brought the human cost of cheap fashion into stark reality this week. Here Siobhan Wilson, owner of the FAIR shop on Queen’s Road, explains why fairtrade is becoming a stylish, viable and necessary alternative to fast fashion.

Fashion, Featured »

[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Sun Jellies – new favourite holiday shoes

After years of blisters, plasters and painful toe thongs, I think I’ve finally mastered the art of holiday footwear… Enter the bright, bold and super-practical jelly sandal.

Decor, Featured »

[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Orla Kiely at home – Midcentury Magazine

Read about Orla Kiely’s styling and sourcing tips, drool over photos of her super-stylish home and find out more about her new interiors book in the new issue of Midcentury Magazine.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Barbour British Waterways

Yorkshire artisan Julie Dodsworth has drawn inspiration from life on her narrowboat to create a very British collection for this very British brand, including a shirt that works for both country and city.