Tag Archive: vintage

Tea and Cake at Betty’s, York

I have always wanted to go to Betty’s tea rooms in York. Modelled on the luxurious 1930’s interiors of the Queen Mary, the very name of “Betty’s” conjures images of elegance from a… Continue reading

Moving from gas to coal, and refurbishing an abandoned 1950s fireplace in the process.

In the 70s and 80s, gas was a cost-effective way to heat your home and nearly everyone had gas-fueled heating installed. But today gas prices are going through the roof, and many families… Continue reading

Spotted: Dita Von Teese

Here’s a quick pic of Dita Von Teese looking stunning at LAX airport this afternoon. She’s wearing a gorgeous green 1940s style coat, teamed with vintage cats-eyes glasses and killer lipstick. Perfection.

Best Dressed at the New York Met Gala

The theme for this year’s Met Gala, held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York, was “white tie and diamonds”. The event, hosted by Vogue editor Anna Wintour, was a spectacle… Continue reading

Downton chic in series three, episode four

Downton chic in series 3, episode 3

Episode three was a tour de force of style, but I’m afraid that I found the episode so moving that I’ve somewhat put off uploading these pics. Every time I looked at them,… Continue reading

An old school beauty lesson

I came across this video on YouTube today (from glamourdaze) and thoroughly enjoyed it – it’s amazing to see just how make up was applied in the days before foundation! Historical curiosities aside,… Continue reading