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Chanel Classic Reborn

Imagine a time where social etiquette dictated that you match your shoes with your outfit.  Actually maybe don’t… it’s too depressing. Well in 1957, after ‘inventing’ the little black dress, the braided suit and the much lusted after quilted bag, Gabrielle Chanel broke with convention again to bring her patrons the two-tone shoes, liberating women […]

Levi’s Slump?

Levi Strauss, maker of the world’s most famous blue jeans, has said that sales of belts and other accessories are now growing significantly faster than sales of its denim clothing for the first time, amid stiff competition from the sportswear market. The rising popularity of fashionable sports clothing, such as yoga pants, prompted a 5% slump […]

Dita’s Lingerie

As the Retro Wardrobe Queen launches her vintage inspired lingerie line in Harrods (it’s gorgeous, BTW) Dita Von Teese took time out of her schedule to talk about something she’s more than well versed about. Vintage fashion…. Q: What’s the most precious item of vintage in your wardrobe? A: I have a suit by Christian Dior haute […]

Newstalgia Psychology

Many clothing fashions and styles of previous decades have experienced resurgence in popularity, with Nike blazer trainers and 1970s-inspired floppy hats once again featuring prominently in high street retail stores.  Meanwhile, we have seen an explosion of second-hand clothing and vintage stores to cater for the demand in classic styles of clothing. Psychologist Dr Glenn Wilson says Brits are increasingly embracing symbols of the […]

Denim Jackets

If there’s any topper that’s proven to be a perennial crowd-pleaser, it’s the jean jacket. Yep, you wore one with your Gap logo sweatshirt in 1996 and it’s just as relevant today. Cool in nature, the denim jacket makes any outfit feel laid-back and effortless. And, the right find will work now when it’s not […]

Jantzen Ad 1957

There is something deep seeded in humans to explore fresh ideas and find better solutions.  Perhaps that is why we have such a yearning and respect for vintage treasure.  We forever appreciate timeless elegance, beauty and well made products.  Maybe it’s why Jantzen is such a respected vintage label.  The company has been around since the dinosaurs […]

The White Tee

Is your white tee from the 1950’s or 2014? You’ll never know.  The white tee has proved that it never looks dated.  The white tee is a true timeless piece.  This simple yet elegant item of clothing adds such joy to the rest of our wardrobe.

Sweet Simplicity

We often inspire our readers to be bold.  Although we do prefer a bold look, we highly appreciate classic looks that will never grow old.  It’s what we like to call “The Bare Minimal”.  The Bare Minimal look is clean and simple – think of those famous CK ads from the 90’s.  A modern minimalism […]