Vintage

How To Add Boutique Hotel Style To Your Home

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Whether you’ve just returned from a coastal retreat or sleek city break, nothing signals the end of a holiday quite like swapping that boutique bolt...

Vintage Shopping For the Plus Size Gal

Becky Barnes | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Barnes

The nations interest in all things vintage is on the up, the popularity of shows like Dawn O'Porter's This Old Thing prove our love does not seem to be waining. From shabby chic furniture, to 40s style tea parties and the ever popular burlesque movement, it would seem us brits are yearning to be taken back to a simpler time.

The State of the Statement: What Do Your Clothes Say About You?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Regardless of how stylish you are, or how stylish you wish to be, the undeniable need to wear clothing is apparent. We are in the era where nudity and nature's uniform is no longer acceptable - so we are forced to cover what our mother's gave us with at least one garment or another.

Tweet Pics Of Your #FabulousFinds To Win £100 Of HomeSense Gift Cards

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

This promotion has now ended. As part of our partnership with homeware specialist HomeSense, we're offering you the chance to win £100 of HomeSens...

10 Must-Have Vintage Home Decor Items

Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Adding a vintage object (or five!) into your home is a simple way of adding colour and print to your space and imbuing it with charm and elegance, whe...

Why Burlesque Is Empowering, Not Demeaning, to Women

Zoe Charles | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Zoe Charles

Women usually take burlesque classes for one of three reasons: they want to feel cheeky and have fun, they want to improve their body confidence and how they feel about themselves, or they want to become a professional burlesque performer. When asked about their experience of learning and performing burlesque the majority of our students will use the word 'empowering' in their answer.

Vintage Sweets Recipes: Wine Gums, Rum Raisin Fudge And Rhubarb With Custards

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're after something more challenging than cupcakes, whip out that vintage apron of yours, and try these classy dessert recipes. They may look...

Martin Fowler and the Misappropriated Jacket

Ben Shires | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

A little known fact about me: I once spent an entire school year, Year Ten to be precise, sporting Martin Fowler from Eastenders' jacket (here's Martin's face when he first saw the offending item) The reason it's a little known fact is because I've done everything in my power since then to suppress it. But perhaps now is the time to finally face my coaty demons and then zip it for good.

Fitness Classes Through The Decades: 30s To 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As you struggle towards the end of January, and very possibly your annual gym-going journey, we thought we'd remind you how good exercise lovers have ...

The Paris of Parisians

Marion Bretagne | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marion Bretagne

Parisians usually avoid tourist spots as they much more enjoy to be part of the local life of their neighbourhood and have their habits at the same bakery and cafés. Their ordinary routines are entangled within the traditional clichés of Paris and create this unique and authentic atmosphere.

I Like Old Clothes and I Cannot Lie

Ben Shires | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Comedy
Ben Shires

My only real party gripe, and one I fear is acutely specific to me, is that small talk - the lifeblood of the latter uPBE - often throws up a situation that leaves me stumped. And annoyingly, it's all my own fault.

Wedding Dresses: The Vogue Paris Pick for 2014

Vogue.fr | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Vogue.fr

Whether you're planning a wedding or simply love lace as much as we do, look to Vogue Paris' new weddings channel to see the trends for 2014, a year that puts the bride before the dress. Break all the rules and throw out that meringue dress.

Nordic Poetry: Turning Old into Gold

Ben Mirza | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Mirza

Nordic Poetry, a vintage brand launching their first flagship store in Boxpark this month, takes the concept of vintage and fashions it into an art form. The story of Nordic Poetry began with one simple idea, as its founder Ameli explains...

'I'm Giving Old Clothes a New Life Mum'

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Style
The Mac Twins

My desire for vintage clothing was ignited when I moved down to London at 18, with a case full of generic clothes and an ambition to 'find myself'. Three months and several trips to Camden and East London later, I arrived home to Scotland for my first holiday and my mum exclaimed "What on earth have you come dressed as?!"

Bordeaux 2012 Vintage - A Taste of Things to Come for Wine Investment?

Peter Shakeshaft | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK
Peter Shakeshaft

Last week I, along with many other wine enthusiasts from across the globe, headed to Bordeaux to spend several pleasant days having a first taste of a range of wines from the 2012 vintage.

The Football Throwback

Jack Target | Posted 15.06.2013 | UK Sport
Jack Target

Wouldn't it be made better if you can reminisce about the 'good old days' watching teams playing in retro kits? Take last Boxing Day. Wouldn't it have been great to see QPR in their old Rodney Marsh style kits v the Laurie Cunningham West Brom green and yellow away kit?

Today I'm Wearing

Vivian Ho | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Style
Vivian Ho

Wow! It's so warm I'm wearing a summery blouse today! Looks like we finally got our first glimpse of Spring...so in the spirit of that, I'm wearing a flowy bird and floral print long blouse.

How Do I Wear It?

Paula Fry | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

I thought I'd let you see inside my wardrobe and show you how I like to wear it! It's a huge mix of vintage, designer and high street, 85% of my wardrobe has been bought in dress agencies, charity shops and vintage fairs for a fraction of the full retail price.

Take One Old Dress

Paula Fry | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

As we've established dear readers, my affinity to something with a little bit of history knows no bounds. Show me an old tea dress in cracking condition and I'm interested. Give me a little provenance to that dress and I'm going over like a puppy on wet lino, tongue swinging in the breeze.....

Margate's Top 10 Award: Cruel Joke or Optimistic Appraisal?

Emily Buchanan | Posted 09.04.2013 | UK
Emily Buchanan

After a series of mysterious fires and the unrelated launch of a mega-mall nearby, Margate turned from beloved tourist destination to ghost town - practically overnight. Despite the efforts of high-street hero Mary Portas and the valiant rejuvenation of the Old Town, Margate continues to reek of recession and disrepair.

Hot Wedding Trends for 2013

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

? Well if you are looking for something different for your wedding then take a look at these hotly tipped trends to make sure your wedding will really stand out from the rest.

Confessions Of My Spare Room

Paula Fry | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

I want you to know that I don't wear vintage every day. No sir! I am actually a little bit of a designer whore on the side... Give me access to Net-a-Porter, a juicy Malbec (see my bio) and a flexible friend (Monsieur's Visa or Amex, I'm not fussy) and you can keep me quiet for hours.

Style Me Vintage!

Paula Fry | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

Style isn't about how much your dress cost or what the label says. It's how you wear it - how you define your individuality. Adding a few vintage and second hand items to your current wardrobe will give you that edge...

Call Me Second Hand Rose....

Paula Fry | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Style
Paula Fry

I was first bitten by the vintage bug in 1983, borrowing my grandma's 60s kitten heeled sling backs - they had toes so pointed you could have impaled anyone you kicked. I carefully borrowed a few of grannie's pieces - mostly shoes, jewellery and handbags to add to my puff ball skirts, explosive hair and wrist to elbow silver slave bangles.

A Taste of Montreal

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 10.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As you might expect, Mile End presents a far more interesting and eclectic shopping experience than Montreal's central shopping area in Downtown. L'Arterie on Bernard W. houses vintage apparel, shoes and accessories as well as creations from local designers in this neat little shop.