A rose by any other name

I’m  a lady who loves her 50s style circle skirts and dresses  - so a floor-length fairly straight dress was never going to immediately draw my eye.Until I was well and truly persuaded otherwise by the folks at Miss Candyfloss* who tempted me with the hidden and extremely full skirts of a rose – the … Continue reading A rose by any other name

Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

How do you find a way to make "history" interesting and more than reading a collection of extracts and pictures on a wall?Well it's a question the Imperial War Museums have clearly been asking themselves and equally clearly, have resolved it with an interactive experience at the Churchill War Rooms. I was invited along to … Continue reading Operation Black Door! Churchill War Rooms

Women in War fashion show

Whilst I admire much of the austere clothing of the 1940s necessitated by war time regulations, I'm very much a 1950s girl when it comes to fashion history. The streamlined skirts just don't make my heart flutter like a flouncy petticoat does. But of course the wartime years were about so much more than clothing - … Continue reading Women in War fashion show

Let’s talk petticoats…updated!

It was in April of 2020 that this post was first published and I've chosen to update it, October 2020, because the petticoat challenge is never ending 🙂 and I've gone on to increase my collection to 31 petticoats!I was also very kindly gifted a petticoat by Wendy, my favourite cotton petticoat maker, which now … Continue reading Let’s talk petticoats…updated!