Key 1950’s style: the housewife

With their sweet as candy day dresses, and perfectly coiffured hair these babes certainly knew how to welcome their husbands back home. Now, I know that these days many households have a different dynamic, with both partners working, but you can still channel the style of a 1950's housewife into your daily look. I am not advocating that the repression of women comes back into style, but the choice to stay at home or go out to work is important these… Read More »Key 1950’s style: the housewife

Bettie Page: Queen of Pin-Ups

Hello my beauties, Exciting times in the ohsodelightful universe. I have decided to focus this blog purely on Vintage and Tutorials. Do not fear if you come here for the recipes and food they will have their own space on the web pver at www.carnieandtheherb.com Now that the big announcement has been made, today's post is up next. The focus will be on Bettie Page today, she is a great source of inspiration for many people, and is one of… Read More »Bettie Page: Queen of Pin-Ups

My first photoshoot experience, with pin up photoshoot tips

Hello my beauties, If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you'll know that back in November 2017 I finally had my first photoshoot experience with Firefly Photography. I thought I would share my experience, and some of my top photoshoot tips. I have always wanted to do this, and I thought I would share my whole experience with you all. I was lucky enough to be treated by a very good friend of mine, who also came along… Read More »My first photoshoot experience, with pin up photoshoot tips
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Key 1950s Style : Teddy Girls

Hello kittens, Last time we focused on Preppy Girls as my style focus. And this week I am taking a look at the other teenage subculture Teddy Girls. A cross between a flamboyant Edwardian Gent and the American Rock and Roll culture, they style on paper doesn't work, but in reality it does. Considered to be the first female subculture for style and fashion, the Teddy Girls or Judies. Wearing the same drape jackets, rolled up jeans and flat shoes… Read More »Key 1950s Style : Teddy Girls
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Key 1950’s styles: Preppy

Hello my beauties, As I may have mentioned, I am starting to post a little more about vintage style, and where I get my inspiration from. Today we are going to touch on the Preppy style of clothing in the 1950's and how you can get the look too. Think about the film Grease. Now I know that it was made in the 1980's but it is set in the 1950's so it counts. Sandy at the start embodies the… Read More »Key 1950’s styles: Preppy

Why self care is mega important to me

Hello lovely readers, I'm going to touch on a subject that I have been meaning to do for while. Self care. In this busy, hectic world sometime everything seems constant. Working, household management and even being social can all take their toll and your mental health can suffer. I'm going to explain why I think self care is mega important, not only for mental health, but your physical health too. Sometimes being social can be exhausting. I like to think… Read More »Why self care is mega important to me
Pierre Cardin 1950s collection

History of Pierre Cardin

Hello my darlings, I thought after writing my last post about Dior a couple of months ago that I would delve further into a little bit of fashion history. I've found that learning a little more about the history of the clothing back in the 1950's has helped me when on the look out for thrifted styles, so I hope you find it helpful too. Today, I am focusing on Pierre Cardin. I know that these days, the label is more… Read More »History of Pierre Cardin

Adventures in Life: our last night in Berlin 

Hello again, or should I say Guten Tag!? As you may not know, I went back to Germany with my beau. We had such a wonderful time, and now I want Germany to adopt me. All of the food was so fresh, there are many amazing vegan places to eat and we went on adventures and explorations every single day. If you haven't been, you need to. I feel that Germany as a holiday destination, is so overlooked. Well, in… Read More »Adventures in Life: our last night in Berlin 
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Dior, “New Look” and how fashion changed in an instance

Everybody loves a little bit of history. Well, if you live in the past like me, then you would love history anyway. So that I was able to dress more vintage on a daily basis, I found it really helpful to learn about the fashion and reasons behind it for the time. I decided to share this with you. We are starting with Dior and the "New Look" A little history... Back in 1946, with the devastation of the war,… Read More »Dior, “New Look” and how fashion changed in an instance

4 things I wish I knew when I was 21

So, for a while I have been toying with the idea of doing a general advice post. A lot of people seem to think I have it all together, so I thought I would impart my wisdom on the world. Recently, I've been dropping advice all over the place so I'm sharing it on here for you all today. 4 things I wish I knew when I was 21 no one knows what they are doing There is no such… Read More »4 things I wish I knew when I was 21