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[19 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Wear Wolf & Gypsy to get 20% off

Wolf & Gypsy is hosting a Halloween promotion on Instagram throughout October, inviting customers to upload a photo wearing W&G threads with the hashtag #wearwolfandgypsyvintage to receive 20% off a purchase in November.

Events, Featured »

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
I Charleston Brighton video

A local dance group has released a video showing over 80 dancers performing the Charleston all across Brighton and Hove. It joins 70 similar shoots that form the I Charleston the World series.

Decor, Featured »

[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Alcampo, Verano, Modelo – do you Lounge?

Friends Jake, Alex and Dave opened their first vintage-inspired coffee shop/bar/restaurant hybrid in Bristol back in 2002 and have recently added three Brighton & Hove premises to their now 48-lounge-strong empire.

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[27 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Vintage Wedding Dresses

A new appointment-only vintage bridal boutique has opened near Portland Road in Hove, offering vintage and pre-loved dresses from just £140.

Elsewhere, Featured »

[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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[13 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
5 things I learnt at Sew in Brighton

When booking onto Sew in Brighton’s Rework Your Wardrobe workshop I missed the line about having to have previous basic experience. I have zero experience, but wanted to know how to take up vintage dresses so I can take my friends’ machines for a spin.

Events, Featured »

[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.

Decor, Events, Fashion, Featured »

[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?