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The Common Headscarf

Walk into any vintage clothes shop in London and chances are there’ll be a basket in the corner piled high with a delicious selection of headscarves. Aside from providing the most comfortable sort of bedding a furry creature could wish … Continue reading

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The Well-Heeled Lady

The vintage shoe. A tricky beast if ever there was one. Often fragile, invariably too-small-to-even-consider-squeezing-your-foot-into, frequently downright ugly YET smacking so utterly of the past that an outfit can be instantly transformed by their addition… I am at once enthralled … Continue reading

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Brrrrrr.

I love a Victorian house. I do, I do, I absolutely do. Give me a quaint, tiled fireplace, a few sash windows, lots of high ceilinged rooms with moulded cornices and a gazillion flights of steep stairs and I’m sold. … Continue reading

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Feed a Cold, Starve a Flu

Actually, I find feeding a most excellent remedy for both cold AND flu. None of this starving nonsense, thankyouverymuch. Ice cream, chocolate, lemony drizzled cakes and bourbon biscuits… all most helpful in making a poor, sick gal feel better – … Continue reading

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I’ll Have What She’s Having.

Food is good in so many ways. mmm mmmmmm. Eat the right stuff and you’ll wave goodbye to rickety legs, hollow cheeks and scurvy skin. You’re hair will have that shiny bounce of the L’Oreal girls’ and your nails will … Continue reading

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The Devolution of Sunday Best

Sunday Best, Sunday Best, Sunday Best. What an oddly familiar yet strangely alien pairing of words. There’s some fashion history buried in there somewhere – and I’ll unravel that in a minute. But to me, she of the here and … Continue reading

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Got Any Gum, Chum?

Ah, the American GI. Bringer of sweets, romance, nylon stockings and a dance that was like no other. Upon their arrival in Britain, each of the 1.5 million American soldiers who were to take up residence here during WW2 were … Continue reading

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