Diary of a Pretty Eccentric


Party season

It’s time to party! As the party season gets under way and the invites come flooding through the door, often we are left wondering… ‘What shall I wear’ or often ‘I haven’t a thing to wear’. Fear not we are here to offer some stylish advice that will not only help you find your perfect look but allow you to shine out against the crowd and wow your hosts. This is an invitation to have fun; as it were to ‘mix things up’ so naturally we have taken inspiration from... Read More



Post your #Prettyeccentric photos on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for your chance to WIN £200 to spend with us. Here at Pretty Eccentric we celebrate and applaud the beautiful, the unique and the eccentric. Design and style that is both gloriously glamourous and dramatically divine and dandy. We love those of you who want to be individual and stand out from the crowd, those of you who have your own sense of sophisticated style. Through time and passing trends it’s always the ‘style icons’ and the trailblazers that make their... Read More


40 Winks

Read on for your chance to stay at the eccentric and unique 40 Winks Hotel, the lavish location for our stunning new photoshoot. It was a rather warm and balmy mid-October morning when we all met outside the inconspicuous and intriguing front door to The 40 Winks Hotel. From the outside it looks very much like a grand townhouse and doesn’t give away the secrets on the inside which would blow the mind of even the most artistic and creative minds. We were greeted by the eccentric, dandy owner and designer David... Read More


Meet Rosy – our Twinwood winner

Meet Rosy Apples the winner of our Twinwood competition                                        A highly talented lady who is a vintage-style burlesque dancer, actor, model and DJ.                                                 We talk to her about this years event, her loves and her tips. Twinwood is one of my favourite social events in the vintage calendar.... Read More



We are on the look out for a talented and exciting blogger to work with us* on fabulous future projects and campaigns. Do you or a friend fit the following? Are you passionate about all things vintage and have a love of the eccentric? Do you enjoy dressing up and looking glamorous? Are you good at writing and photography? If the answers were ‘yes’ to the above then you could be exactly who we are looking for. All we need you to do is email us at: with a brief... Read More


Timeless Vintage – The story of a dress

“We present a dress to invest in that symbolises a time when women stepped up and strutted out.”   In the 1940s, whilst war was changing lives, women back at home had real opportunities to work and gain a sense of independence. This new era gave rise to a way of dressing that was both feminine and functional but above all classic and stylish.  Lauren Bacall really opitimised this new sense of style on and off screen, she was both sexy and smart and it was with this in mind that we designed our timeless ‘BACALL’... Read More


Get ready for Goodwood Revival

Off to Goodwood Revival? Let us get you race track ready with our masterclass in how to look the part that will ensure you set hearts racing, lap the field and take the flag!   Get into first gear and choose your dress: It’s all about the fit and something that gives all day comfort. Take inspiration from the sleek streamline designs and curves of the vintage automobiles and you’re almost on pole position. For added retro revs then lace detailing can bring that other level of interest. Then finally... Read More


Three ways to wear…

This month we’ve been lucky to work with vintage lingerie label What Katie Did on their latest magazine. Worn by the likes of Katy Perry, Lady Gaga and Madonna, What Katie Did was founded in 1999 by Katie Thomas and today is the world’s leading brand of faux vintage lingerie, specialising in recreating silver screen glamour of the ’40s and ’50s.   We really love this shot of Wilhemina Affera in our butterfly print silk kimono and it inspired us to think about the ways in which you can wear them. They... Read More


WIN tickets to Twinwood and much more…

Festival season is upon us and we have teamed up with the fabulous and flamboyant vintage Twinwood festival taking place 25th-28th August to give one lucky person and a friend tickets AND a choice of dresses to wear from our very own Pretty Eccentric collection. View here Set on a historic woodland site, Twinwood is a magical trip back in time through decades of retro music, dancing and fashion. How to enter. Simply sign up for our newsletter – that’s it! You can find a sign up box at the bottom of this post... Read More


The Great Getaway

Summer is finally here (hurray) and we are all looking to getaway or enjoy the weather at home. Travel has always been a big influence on the fashions of the day especially during the birth of air travel in the 50’s and 60’s and a time when people started looking at what our continental cousins were doing the other side of the channel. We have handpicked a couple of our favourite destinations and suggested some outfit choices to pack… First stop: THE SOUTH OF FRANCE              ... Read More