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Styling Tips and a Voucher Giveaway with 'Cause A Frockus'

#Vintage competition Competitions contest Everything Vintage giveaway voucher

I thought you would like to know about a voucher giveaway I'm running together with the fabulous Cause A Frockus. I'm offering a $50 gift voucher to one lucky reader so head over there and check out the competition! You'll also find some great tips for styling vintage, how to accessorize and how to get started wearing vintage fashion if you're feeling a little tentative!  So, what are you waiting for, go check out the article! The competition closes on October 31st 2014.

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Spotlight On: Vintage Marimekko

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Spotlight On: Vintage Marimekko

I have some amazing vintage dresses by Finnish designer Marimekko in my store at the moment, and boy are they something special! Marimekko was founded in 1951 and was hugely popular by the 1960s because of its big bold prints. One of the major designers during this time was Vuokko Nurmesniemi - take a look at some of his bold and beautiful signature styles below: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Dramatic Vintage 1960s Marimekko Graphic Tent Dress[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Vintage Marimekko Ivory Wool Maxi Gown Wedding? 1970s[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Vintage Marimekko Original Iconic Takki Dress 1960s[/caption] [caption...

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3 Ways to Style A Vintage 1960s Dress

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3 Ways to Style A Vintage 1960s Dress

What are the rules about wearing vintage?  If you're new to buying vintage clothing it's easy to feel that you don't know HOW to wear that amazing new vintage dress you've just bought. Don't panic though, I'm here to help! Simply put, there are no rules! You can go for a totally retro look and pair your vintage dress with beautiful original vintage shoes and accessories, or you can mix and match with modern clothes to create any look you like. The important thing about buying a vintage dress is to choose something you love, and something that really suits...

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10 Vintage Summer Dresses to Keep You Cool This Summer

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10 Vintage Summer Dresses to Keep You Cool This Summer

How on earth do you beat the heat and yet stay stylish this summer? In vintage of course! I've picked my top 10 vintage summer dresses for staying cool this summer, they range from 60s maxi dresses, to cool classic 50s sundresses and original 1940s day dresses. Which is your favorite? I particularly love the orange outfit which I think would look amazing on Lady Edith from Downton Abbey (even though its vintage 1940s rather than 1920s!) 1. Vintage 1960s lemon yellow maxi dress   2. Original 1940s papaya day dress 3. Cute red and white gingham pinafore 1940s dress...

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The Importance of Dior's New Look

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The Importance of Dior's New Look

Christian Dior launched his 'New Look' collection on 12 February 1947. After the austerity of  utilitarian wartime fashion it was a relaunch of glamour and femininity. Dior himself didn't come up with the 'New Look' name, that was coined instead by the then editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar Carmel Snow who exclaimed: “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian. Your dresses have such a new look.” The style was characterized by a full flowing skirt and a tiny nipped in waist. War time fabric restrictions were still in place at the time and the idea of using 20 yards of fabric for just one outfit was...

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