The Backstory My closet was in chaos. This is the reason why. Over a year or so ago I was forced to slow down a lot due to health reasons. As a result of that, and being a stress-eater, I piled on about 8 kg. This may not seem like much, but when you’re 164 cm tall (or should I say short), it quickly adds up. Happy to say that I am now almost back to my old, active self. Sad to say that most of the weight I gained is still there. This is possibly part of the reason why I went for looserRead More →

Disclaimer: This is the first in what I hope is an ongoing series of photoshoots with a story behind them. I was asked to model two jumper dresses for Rockabilly Pinup, and as I always have a story behind the shoot to set me in the right mood, my set mistress/ part time social media manager Hybris Photography suggested I write that out and stop just telling her and the photographer about it. It must have been 10 years since she last set foot on the school grounds. As she was leaving the safe and sacred space where she spent most of her childhood, sheRead More →

Everyone has a hobby. Mine is mostly fussing. I will fuss about anything and everything and worry with the same obsession a puppy goes after a rope toy. It’s no wonder then that, before a photo shoot, I fuss. In fact, fussing has become an essential part of my photo shoot prep. The method I employ now took me a while to work out, and there were some hiccups along the way. Fussing before a photo shoot has a double purpose. For one, it ensures that there is no fussing on the set, because I am all fussed out, and more importantly, because there isRead More →

I present to you, The Biker Mermaid From The Black Lagoon! Inspiration is a funny thing. Sometimes you dig for it for ages, and sometimes it’s a flash of lightning. When I opened the parcel Kate’s clothing sent me to style and shoot and review, the first though I had was: this looks like something a biker mermaid would wear! Ideas do that sometimes, they pop up and lodge themselves into your brain; the french call it an idée fixe. I found it best, at those moments, to just go with the flow.  Photoshoot Prep I recently started making mood and inspiration boards on pinterest for my photoshoots.Read More →

I love all seasons in their own very special way. Summer is a bit more difficult for me to love, as I have very sensitive skin, but it is nothing a good sunblock and a parasol or a hat can’t cure! Now, as some of you may have already noticed, as of last Autumn, I have started modelling for a wonderful new vintage style shop called Rose and Brimstone. My love for small businesses is no secret, and I am always delighted when I get to be a part of their journey and growth! Rose and Brimstone have an adorable brick and mortar shop inRead More →

Hello everyone, it’s time for the second part of my Rock N Romance review! If you didn’t read part 1 yet, you can find it here. I saved two amazing pieces for this review, both of which I have had my eye on for a while! The first one is the amazing Swing Jacket by Seamstress of Bloomsbury, a total love at first sight! As I am rather short and somewhat generously built (thanks grandma!), I usually avoid clothing without a defined waistline, so this jacket would be an absolute no-no in my universe. But the heart wants what the heart wants, and when Rock NRead More →

As I am located in Europe, most of the shops and brands I review are also European. That’s why it’s always a special treat when I get to review a shop from another continent. And if the owner happens to be a wonderful retro lady herself, then that’s cause for a small celebration! This week I have the pleasure of reviewing just such a shop. The Retro Raven is a small American brand that has recently started making waves in the retro and pinup community with their adorable and unique designs . They specialize in glittery resin-cast pins and brooches, which is what drew meRead More →

I got my first Rock n Romance shirt last summer, but I knew their shop for much longer. What first drew me to them was their taste and selection of brands. Alongside their house brand, Rock n Romance, they also stock The Seamstress of Bloomsbury, Emmy Design, Daisy Dapper, Dupenny and Elements Rainwear; all brands known for their attention to design and details, most of them leaning heavily towards the 1940’s.   I was online window-shopping on my vacation this summer, and immediately fell in love with their black Grace blouse with contrast piping and buttons. The moment it arrived, I became their undying fan!Read More →

Buckle up, because I am about to share a big secret with you. Are you ready? I am super lazy when it comes to my hair. It’s rather fine, there is a lot of it and it is completely and utterly straight. Getting it to hold a curl is a chore, and unless I am shooting, I prefer to have it either in a braid, loose or in a bun. This is doubly true for humid days when it becomes almost completely unmanageable. That’s one of the reasons why I am always experimenting with new curling methods and setting patterns. I am always trying toRead More →

You know how sometimes you look at something and think- where has this been my whole life? And how that little something can fill a need you never even knew you had? Well, this dress did it for me! I recently had to part with one of my favourite basic black jersey dresses from a large fashion chain store, which was my go to piece when I needed to look well put together in a hurry, and which I could wear with both flats or heels. I was prepared to just go pick up another, identical one, but frankly, if I did it now, IRead More →