Ah, the most coveted dress in the vintage circles- Voodoo Vixen’s Katnis dress! If anyone can understand it’s appeal, then it’s me. For one, the pattern. It’s kitties! Small black kitties under umbrellas! The colour is incredibly vivid and bold, and the black trim and pattern serves as the perfect counterbalance to it. I’ve wanted it since the first moment I saw it. The kitties!The scalloped trim! The pockets! But being unemployed at the time, there was no way for me to justify or be able to afford such an expense, so I would just pine for it every now and then, read reviews (whichRead More →

Those who follow me on Facebook or Instagram have already seen how in love I am with this Ticci Rockabilly dress. Not only did Ticci Rockabilly make it just for me, (and by just for me I mean made to measure and I got to pick my fabric), but it’s also, quite possibly THE perfect autumn/winter dress. For one, it’s incredibly soft, but thanks to the denim inserts doesn’t look like the least bit slouchy or sloppy. For two, it’s warm, and as much as I love winter, I love being warm in winter even more.  Three, it’s the attention to details. You can seeRead More →

Ah, novelty prints, one of my weaknesses. I would say my only weakness, but let’s be real!This one, however, is a bit different than the prints I am used to. A friend remarked on it best- the colours are very…vintage.And as I looked at, it I decided that they do have a certain Chuck Jones feel to it. The slightly unusual design, the somewhat eclectic choice of colour, it all seems to point to a more vintage than pinup feel, and, at least to me, gently nudge in the later 50’s than I usually wear.  It even has a somewhat 60’s feel to it. I’veRead More →

Even though I should totally know better by now, I am always trying out new stuff on my hair, trying to get those perfect glossy curls so many vintage gals seem to get with almost no effort. I can set semi-decent pincurls, I can do a horrible mess on my hair with rag curls, I can make a dog’s breakfast of those bendy sponge roll-things. Velcro curlers haven’t touched my hair since I was a teenager, and when I do reach for curlers I prefer those iron ones, because I can sleep in them almost decently, and I have plenty of practice. Most of theRead More →

I love water. Seaside, lakes, even the pool, just plop me down next to a body of water and I’m happy. It’s a great tragedy of my life then, that I have a sun allergy and that my summers are mostly spent slathered in a very high SPF sunscreen.  This, however, doesn’t stop me from swimming every chance I get, and I’ve developed a deep and passionate love for evening and late night swims in the bay of the small fishing village I run away to in the summer. It’s almost winter here, and I’ve been kind of missing the hot summer days a bit,Read More →

I’d totally like to say that this photoshoot is because of Halloween, but let’s face it, I dress up any chance I can! It also seems that every time I shoot something super special for The Gothic Shop, it rains. When we shot Dracula’s Daugter, it was raining, and now that we did The Sorceress, it rained again. I had curls, somewhere between the moments I exited the house and arriving at the location, but no amount of hairspray could help. As we stood there, hiding from the rain, wondering how to pull it all off, I decided that we might as well shoot inRead More →

So many of these posts start with: I wanted to do X for a long time, and then X showed up wth this dress/outfit and I knew it was perfect. This is true in all cases, I am full of ideas, most of them half-formed (or half-baked), and they just need that little spark to ignite into full blown sets. This is perhaps why I vary so much in my shoots, even though I like to think of myself as primarily a vintage blogger. So, The Gothic Shop asked me if I’d style a shooting around this Burleska dress, and for a change, I didn’tRead More →

Ohhh It’s almost Halloween you guys! I am still kind of keeping it together and decidedly NOT filling every available space around me with pumpkins, plastic spiders and skeletons, fake cobwebs and all other Sp00py stuff. I am, however, sneaking bits of Halloween into my everyday, and using words like Sp00py. Nope, not sorry. If it were up to me, I would spend the latter half of October dressing up in Halloween costumes every day, and possibly the first half of November as well, and even though my new workplace doesn’t have a dress code (well we do, it’s literally- please don’t walk around inRead More →

If there is one thing I really love about vintage fashion, it is how so much of it used to be bespoke. Unless you are one of those lucky few who have perfect measurements, nothing off the rack will fit perfectly, there will always be just that little bit of something that could fit better. Unless, of course, you opt for more modern fabric with more stretch in them. I buy off the rack, of course, and write reviews on brands and types of dresses based on my figure, and on general quality of the items, but I love bespoke items. These days they areRead More →

There is a photograph by Avedon I am slightly obsessed with.  I am forever fascinated by Avedon’s art and above all his approach to fashion photography. It blurs the lines between fashion and glamour and art photography, and in a way it paved the road for all those beautiful and slightly surreal fashion editorials I grew up with as a child sitting in my grandparent’s tailor shop. When Rockabilly Pinup offered me another collab and review for an essential and elegant black dress, I knew this was exactly what I wanted to pay homage to- I wanted to bring that slightly surreal and playful feelRead More →