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Fashion Icons – Part 3

Fashion Icons – Part 3

If you’ve read the first two parts of the ‘Fashion Icon’ series, then you realize that all of my fashion icons are fictional characters. It’s impossible not to be influenced by all of the things I collected while growing up like dolls, comics, pin up illustrations and books. Today I’m going to focus on one … Continue reading

Winner of the Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!

Winner of the Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!

Good afternoon lovelies, I’ve made the random draw for the Oh, for the Love of Vintage! Prize Giveaway to Mark 100 followers!   I used an online random number generator and the lucky winner is… The lovely Catwalkcreative!  You have won yourself the fantastic vintage Coro flower earrings. I hope you’ll enjoy them and wear … Continue reading

A Lesson in Mustard Seed

A Lesson in Mustard Seed

Hi lovelies and happy Saturday! I know it’s been a while since my last post; my apologies! Now that I’m back, it’s time for a lesson in mustard seed, a genre of vintage jewellery I collect and adore. Yes, you heard me correctly – I did say mustard seed! What is Mustard Seed? Mustard seed … Continue reading

What’s She Wearing?

What’s She Wearing?

Afternoon lovelies! It’s a beautiful and sunny day and I’m going to celebrate it by wearing a sweet summer 50s frock and by doing an outfit post!  🙂 I’ve only done two outfit posts so far for this blog, so it’s definitely time for another. One of my favourite kinds of dresses to wear in … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Compacts!

Oh, for the Love of…Vintage Compacts!

Hello lovelies, Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. The computer is still broken so I’m posting this from a laptop. I wanted to add a new post because I really enjoy blogging and also because I don’t want this blog to die an early death or become irrelevant. Everything changes so quickly on the … Continue reading

Oh, It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me!

Oh, It’s a Sailor’s Life for Me!

Note: This will be my last blog post for a while as my computer is broken. Luckily, I had the below post saved in draft form and can share it with you now. I hope to be back posting regularly soon. xoxo Black Dahlia Ahoy, Mateys! Avast, Ye Swabs! Oh, pardon my language dear readers. … Continue reading

Oh, for the Love of…1950s Shoes!

Oh, for the Love of…1950s Shoes!

Good afternoon lovelies! One of my favourite things about Spring/Summer is the need (or want) to purchase new shoes. I need, yes need, some new shoes to match all my new 1950s dresses I recently purchased. My feet are definitely calling out to be adorned by some lovely shoes! My last blog post featured Spring/Summer … Continue reading

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

A Look at 1956 Spring/Summer Dresses

Good afternoon lovelies! It’s raining, cold and dreary outside. So, I’m trying to make it sunny inside! I’ve pressed some fresh coffee and I’m flipping through some catalogs from 1956 that my mother gave me. The dresses for Spring/Summer of that year were spectacular! I love the bright colours, patterns, fabrics and the swing dress … Continue reading

Vintage Runs in the Family

Vintage Runs in the Family

Baubles Antiques, My Mother’s Shop In the 90s, my mother had an antique shop (Baubles Antiques) in our home that specialized in vintage clothing and jewellery. I kick myself now for not taking full advantage of the amazing items she had in the store. Apparently, as a teen, I was more preoccupied with other matters … Continue reading