We’ve had a very mild fall and thus far a very mild winter here. I would complain (and I do), but my grumpiness over the lack of proper snow and thus, an excuse to bundle up in my gorgeous winter coat has been ameliorated by a lovely care package sent by Rock N Romance. Knowing how much I love their shirts, they sent me two of them again, one in dark blue with a mesh bust – Dalilah, and another in a gorgeous dark red tropical design – Grace. I think the majority of the blouses in my closet are now by Rock N Romance!Read 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 →

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 →

Oh Tiki dresses, how I love you… let me count the ways! No, it can’t be done! I have skirted around the idea (heh, get it, skirted) of a Tiki dress for the longest time, and then Norma Jean Vintage LLC came, and the rest is, as they say history. And a closet enriched by several Hawaii and Tiki dresses of such design it makes my heart sing every time I look at them! This dress was tailored especially for me, to suit my measurements and figure, and I could not be happier with it! The fabric does not stretch, and it provides excellent supportRead More →

Hello darlings! I’m sure you have already seen a few pictures of me wearing the blue and green playsuit from Norma Jean Vintage, and it’s about time I reviewed it. Playsuits are a new thing in my world. I considered getting one for a while now, and admit to having patterns for one in my closet for ages already, but I never found one in shops that I would like enough, and never really found the time to make one for myself. And then came the surprise from Norma Jean Vintage LLC! They sent me a few pieces to review and photograph, and one ofRead More →

As the weather becomes a little warmer, I am getting more and more chances to wear this dress, finally! I like to wear a dress once or twice outside of a shoot to get a good feeling for it and see how it behaves in real life, and this one truly delivers. It is a fully lined day dress with seriously deep pockets, side zip fastening and a very cute collar button that gives you a keyhole neckline. It also comes with a matching fabric belt. Now that we have the specs aside, what’s it really like? Incredibly comfortable! Both the dress and the liningRead More →