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!

Get dressed with confidence

On my Instagram account I often receive messages and comments relating to people's confidence, or rather lack of it. Many followers are starting out in the vintage world and unsure how to cope with other people's reactions. I’ve been wearing vintage/repro on and off for 13 years - and 24/7 for the last two. So … Continue reading Get dressed with confidence