Category: Vintage Inspired

vintage inspired clothing posts

Vintage Inspired Christmas with Tara Starlet

A couple of weeks ago I went along to the Tara Starlet Xmas blogger party and Oh my goodness… this event really was the reindeer’s b***ocks!  We played dress-up with the Tara Starlet Autumn/Winter styles, had vintage locks and retro make-up applied by Pretty Me Vintage.  There was a Xmasy spread laid out for us and after we had consumed a few Martini cocktails…posed for a little photoshoot. 

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Westfield and Getty Images Marilyn Monroe Gallery Preview

Yesterday evening I ventured over to Westfield Stratford City for the first time to check out the Westfield and Getty Images Marilyn Monroe Gallery Preview event. To mark 50 years since Marilyn Monroe’s death, Westfield Stratford City and Getty Images Gallery are presenting ‘Marilyn’, an exclusive collection of photographs ranging from Monroe’s early years as an aspiring actress through to… Read more →

Family Vintage photo’s

When I started Memoir Mode I posted up some family photos of the 1940s.  The blog had only been alive for a couple of weeks so only a handful of people have seen them.  My grandmothers family had an American magazine follow them around to see how a ‘British Family’ were living postwar. So I am really lucky to have professional… Read more →

1920s Inspired Dresses

The 1920s is by far  my favourite era for fashion.  Imagine my delight when I stumbled across Wallis’s 1923 collection of 1920s inspired dresses and coats.  Wallis is not usually a brand I would even look at for my clothing needs, I always felt it was slightly too old and frumpy.   I don’t think I have even walked inside… Read more →

I Need To Learn How To Sew

I came across a site yesterday called antique dresses and must of been on there for about an hour oohing and aahing at the dresses for sale on there.  I especially loved the 20’s flapper dresses below. How stunning are they? unfortunately for me they were selling for thousands of dollars, not sure if they are worth that much though, but I… Read more →

Musing – Audrey Hepburn Beauty Tips

I always like to look at the old greats for fashion and beauty idea’s. Audrey Hepburn was undoubtedly one of the most beautiful woman who ever lived so what was her secrets? “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful… Read more →

Girly Treasure Trove – Westwood Rocks

As soon as walked up to this store and saw the beautifully attired shabby chic  mannequin in crystals and gemstones, I just thought eeeeeee, you know that overwhelming feeling of joy, when a girl see’s something sparkly.  The inside of the store has a lovely ambiance (as my mum would say)  and I felt overjoyed  with the mountains of pearls and handmade gemstone jewellery. I was… Read more →