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1940s

02/11/2018

The New Years Eve Blitz Party

DATES: 31st December 2017 LOCATION: The Blitz Party, Village Underground, London WEBSITE & TICKET INFO: click here _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Deep underground in a unique styled air-raid shelter is a venue packed with 40s nostalgia and this new years eve Victory curled ladies and uniformed soldiers can expect a night of live music, classic cocktails and 40s-style revelry. Live big bands will perform a repertoire of 40s classics and modern favourites remixed to resemble the style of the era, the perfect soundtrack for land girls and the home guard to cut a rug... Read More

12/10/2018

Lady P wears Autumn colours

Lady P wears Autumn’s delicious palette of berries, chestnuts and conkers Lady P allows us access to her fabulous and rich wardrobe of Autumn colours and styles. After her busy weekend retreat away with friends in the country Lady P headed to town to treat herself to some sumptuous new dresses and things to keep the Autumn chill at bay. This is a glorious time of year when the leaves are changing colour and the nights are starting to draw in; it’s time to wrap ourselves up in warm and... Read More

21/04/2018

OCEAN LINERS SPEED AND STYLE THE V&A MUSEUM

OCEAN LINERS SPEED AND STYLE AT THE V&A MUSEUM DATES: April – 17th June LOCATION: KNIGHTSBRIDGE, LONDON WEBSITE & TICKET INFO: click here _______________________________________________________________________________________________________    The V&A Museum in London, transports you back to an era of wealth and luxury on the ocean waves this Summer with their latest exhibition – Ocean Liners Speed and Style. Discover how travel across the seas shaped our lives and opened us up to the far flung corners of the world. With stunning Art Deco posters designed to entice the traveller, to luxury luggage... Read More

13/02/2018

CLASSIC CAR RUN (LONDON TO BRIGHTON) – 3RD JUNE

CLASSIC CAR RUN (LONDON TO BRIGHTON) Dates: 3rd June Location: London to Brighton Website: click here ______________________________________________________________________________________   This years race is it’s 30th anniversary. Starting in Greenwich Park and ending in Brighton this is a celebration of vintage style and speed. Pick your watching place en route and cheer on the participants as they zoom past. A great excuse to dress up and look the part think 1940s smart dress in classic racing colours or cheeky checks that mirror the famous flag. Don’t blink and miss this fantastic and... Read More

13/02/2018

CHAP OLYMPIAD – JULY

CHAP OLYMPIAD GAMES DATES: Saturday 14th July LOCATION: BEDFORD SQUARE GARDENS, LONDON WEBSITE & TICKET INFO: click here _______________________________________________________________________________________________________   This year sees the nation’s most eccentric sporting event undergo a few radical improvements to its format, to ensure that dandies, flappers and dandizettes enjoy flaunting their well-chosen outfits in an even more conducive environment. Instead of all ten events taking place at a given hour on our raised Olympic track, six events will now take place simultaneously around the splendidly verdant grounds of Bedford Square Gardens. So competitors will... Read More

13/02/2018

TWINWOOD FESTIVAL 24TH-27TH AUGUST

 DATES: 24th – 27th August LOCATION: BEDFORD, UK WEBSITE & TICKET INFO: click here _______________________________________________________________________________________________________   Twinwood is a Summer celebration of vintage style and music. Take in the sites and sounds of the the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Polish up your dance moves with lessons that encompass swing, jive and rock and roll; enjoy tea and cake or a traditional Sunday lunch at The Colonial Club; there is so much to see and do. The best dressed will be there with an annual Mr and Miss Vintage... Read More

13/02/2018

GOODWOOD REVIVAL 7TH – 9TH SEPTEMBER

DATES: 7th – 9th September LOCATION: Goodwood, Sussex WEBSITE & TICKET INFO: click here _______________________________________________________________________________________________________   Be transported literally to a magical time when speed was stylish and seductive. Get dressed up in ‘fast fashions’ from eras gone by and watch classic cars race to the chequered flag. Dance away to swing on the Richmond Lawn and take a tipple at the Veuve Clicquot Bar. Goodwood Revival has become one of the worlds most celebrated historic motor racing events with people coming from all over the globe to get dressed... Read More

05/09/2017

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

31/08/2017

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

26/07/2017

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