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Style Me Vintage

If you were looking for some step-by-step instructions or some inspiration on how to recreate and achieve vintage looks in clothing, makeup, hair or accessories then I suggest Style Me Vintage! Style Me Vintage are an excellent range of books to guide and teach you how to achieve some great looks. There are also editions focused on recreating a vintage home and hosting a vintage tea party or wedding.

 

There are a variety of Style Me Vintage books to choose from:

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Inside each book you will find so many wonderful ideas! Here are my favourite examples from the five books that I have purchased:

1. Style Me Vintage Accessories…

If you need help to achieve your final polished authentically vintage look, this is the book for you! It provides a guide on how to correctly identify items to attain your look, in terms of sunglasses, jewellery, hats, gloves, scarves, bags and shoes. The book provides looks ranging from the 1920s right through to the 1980s.

 

2. Style Me Vintage Home…

This book is a fantastic guide to help you achieve the vintage home that you desire. It will guide you from the 1920s to the 1970s on what was the classic look of each era.

 

3. Style Me Vintage Clothes

This book has plenty of information on specific details of vintage clothing, from the 1920s to the 1980s, and how to recognise vintage labels. There is also some handy tips on how to repair and maintain vintage clothing, and some great tips on developing your own unique vintage style!

4. Style Me Vintage Hair

This book has some useful step-by-step easy guides on hair styles such as: finger waves, pin curls, 1940s waves, victory rolls, the poodle, and beehives. There are also great guides on how to incorporate accessories, such as headscarves.

5. Style Me Vintage Make-up

This book is FULL of fabulous tips to help you achieve your classic makeup look. It gives you the tools and step-by-step guides for all the classic makeup looks from the 1920s to the 1980s.

Whatever is your vintage style, I am sure that you will find the collection of Style Me Vintage books exceptionally useful as they are full of handy tips and information to guide you through. Let me know which Style Me Vintage books have helped you. I would love to hear!

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Round She Goes Fashion Market

Last weekend I went to my absolute favourite vintage market at Marrickville Town Hall… Round She Goes Vintage Fashion Market.

Marrickville Town Hall

It is only $2 for entry and there are 60 women’s vintage fashion stalls to shop in. There are so many really great buys! The market is held in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

Inside the Sydney Market

I bought so many great buys, and my daughter and friend did too. It is a really great day for vintage shopping.

I purchased a lucite handbag, black go-go boots, retro dress and yellow petticoat

My daughter purchased 3 vintage dresses, 2 pairs of retro pants, 2 funky earrings, and a retro Western shirt

My friend got a jumper, retro bag and top and a crop leopard print jacket.

As you can see, we all did really well with all our purchases and we didn’t have to spend a fortune either! It is really a great market to find some excellent and rare items at excellent prices.

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The next Round She Goes Vintage Fashion Market is on again at Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday 20th October. It is really one of the best vintage fashion markets that we have ever been to. Some really excellent and rare items are waiting to be found and at excellent prices. If you love vintage fashion shopping then you really shouldn’t miss it. I know that I will be there.

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Brooches….A Rockabilly Fashion Accessory

Assorted brooches

Brooches have been worn throughout history:

  • Celtic brooches were used as cloak fasteners
  • Aigrette brooches worn in the 17th century
  • En Tremblant brooches worn in 18th century
  • Mourning brooches worn for sentimental purposes
  • Grand Tour brooches worn to represent social status
  • Cameo brooches (that I love and trying to find one for me) date back to ancient times
  • Love brooches were given to soldiers in WW1

I have only started with my love of brooches in the last 8 months. But I have added to my collection and am still adding. It is very important to me that my brooch is either colour coordinated with my outfit or the theme goes with my outfit. I am known as the coordinating queen!!!

Some brooches can make an outfit a standout piece.

I love this lipstick brooch

There is a wide variety of brooches available and your flower hair clips are also used as brooches.

Dollbaby by Wheels & Dollbaby; Lucky by Jubly-Umph; Hairspray by Michelle Pitt

 

Flower hair clips can also be used as brooches

The above picture of the three brooches are some of my favourite brooches. The lucky brooch matches my handbag and wallet set. The Coordinating Queen!!!

Jubly-Umph handbag and wallet purchased from Natasha Marie Clothing

Erst Wilder has some amazing brooches. I have been lucky to purchase two at Round She Goes Market Marrickvile. I want to purchase more at the next market.

Erst Wilder Brooches Blown Away & Fairest of Them All

You will love the look of all the varying brooches available. I hope you love brooches as much as I now love them. They are a rockabilly accessory. Send me photos of your brooches, I look forward to seeing them!

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