Get the look : Jackie Kennedy

Often known as a style icon, all eye’s were naturally on Jaqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. As first lady, she brought style to the White House; redecorated the building and transformed state receptions into events. Her preferred designers and couturiers were Chanel, Balenciaga and Givenchy – all French, but she also saw the importance of showcasing American Designers too. American Designer Oleg Cassini wrote and asked to work with her on some dresses and was able to create designs of elegance in a time when the fashion world only thought French designers had anything worth saying in terms of style. From …

Get the look: Rita Farr Style Inspiration

Hello kittens, I’ve not posted for a while. What with the site redesign, work and travelling I’ve not felt very inspired. But that doesn’t mean I’ve not been paying attention to learn about things I think you’ll find helpful when getting a vintage style into your everyday. We’ve been watching Doom Patrol recently, and I fell in love with Rita Farr. Rita is a silver screen movie goddess who has a mishap that changes her life forever. She still looks fabulous even when facing death which is why I love her so. So without further ado, here’s how you can …

Get the look: Vintage Spring Style

Hello lovelies, Vintage spring style is one of my favourites, pretty pastels, beautiful florals and rain macs are a great way to stay warm and stylish. All of a sudden it seems that the world has awoken from its winter slumber and spring is here. And I love it! It’s always difficult for me to decide what to wear in Springtime, mainly because the threat of rain is always on the horizon here in the UK. I thought I would share some vintage spring style inspiration for you all, to get everyone ready for a chic and stylish Spring. Vintage …

Get the look : Audrey Hepburn’s Casual Chic

hello my lovelies, As summer is coming up, I decided to cover a casual chic look for my next Key 1950’s style. Think about Audrey Hepburn, who managed to look classy and stylish even when casually dressed for strolling around Europe. Many people think that 1950s style is being dressed up everyday, and always being preened to within an inch of your life. But that really isn’t the case. A casual chic look is easy to obtain and is perfect for everyday wear. Flat shoes, especially in a ballet slipper style would feature heavily and add to the simple look …

Get the Look: The 1950’s Housewife

The 1950s housewife style 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 1950’s housewife style 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 days. The style is what I am focusing on today. Clothing The most popular style of dress …

Get the Look: 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 as their male counterparts, they inevitably added their own feminine flair with straw boaters, brooches and clutch bags and more …

Get the Look: 50s 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 Preppy style perfectly. Neat tidy hair, with pastel colours and full skirts she is sweet and innocent. These fresh faced …