Minxy Vintage by Kelly Doust


If you have a love for vintage and a love of craft then this new book by Kelly Doust is for you. In Minxy Vintage, Kelly combines her love for fashion with creativity and her enthusiasm for craft, and transforms stained, musty, dated clothes into modern and unique pieces. Feel inspired with over 50 projects ranging from customised frocks, wedding dresses, trench coats, cardigans and accessories.

This is not just a book about loving vintage fashion – it’s about seeing the possibilities for reinventing all old clothes, and how to look fabulous doing so, no matter what your age, location or budget.
To buy the book go to: www.booktopia.com.au (published Oct 1st 2011)
To see all of Kelly's books, go to: thecraftyminx.com.au

The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping


I love this little book for insider tips and helpful hints on vintage shopping

In 'The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping', vintage clothing dealer Melody Fortier demystifies the buying process, telling you just what to look for, what to avoid, and what to expect to pay. With The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping tucked in her handbag, the frugal fashionista will be able to confidently select and wear unique and stylish fashions unlike anything in the local mall or overpriced boutiques. The hunt for treasures is on!

To find this book on amazon, click here

Vintage Retro Pin-Up Inspired Swimwear


So its spring in Australia now and that means it will soon be time for fun in the summer sun! This year i will be searching for the most fab swimwear to wear to the beach, lake, pool etc, to encompass my love of 50's and 60's swimwear design. Some inspiring options include the lovely sirens swimwear range.

To get inspired and dress your best this summer, check out www.sirensswimwear.com.au for some ideas or maybe even the perfect piece. 

Love Vintage Clothing Show & Sale


About the show: 
Held twice a year in Sydney in April and October the show features over 65 of the best vintage dealers from all over Australia, selling retro, vintage and antique clothing and accessories, antique and vintage jewellery, linen, lace and textiles and small collectables. The show will also feature presentations of vintage fashions on the stage, lectures by guest speakers, swing dancers, a workshop and demonstrations of vintage makeup and hairstyle techniques and other fabulous entertainment.

Sydney: October 14 – 16, 2011
Canterbury Racecourse Function Centre,
King St, Canterbury

To find out more about the show, go to: www.lovevintage.com.au

Sydney Vintage Retro Pin-Up Hair Stylists

Milena is a truly one of a kind hair stylist, her passion and specialty is retro, vintage, old Hollywood, sexy, glamorous, pin-up style hairdressing. Highly inspired by the strong, sophisticated, and seductive iconic women from the 20s - 60s and let’s not forget Betty and Joan from Madmen. 
Milena is an award winning celebrity stylist with numerous industry accolades. With over 15 years of experience, classically trained in London, Milena has transformed some of Europe’s biggest names - Geri Halliwell, Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders) and more recently Katrina (Cassette Kids), Ms. Goodrem and Kasey Chambers. On a local scale Roller Derby Girls, Burlesque Performers, the Black Cherry beauties, Rockabilly and Swing hipsters are all beating down her door.
Milena’s talents have graced international run ways and fashion houses with countless glossy magazine credits - Harpers Bazaar, English Vogue and Culture magazine. Featured in CLEO, Rock n Roll Bride, ciao Mag. Milena is also a highly acclaimed editorial and freelance stylist and is highly sort after for feature films, theatre productions, commercials and advertising / fashion campaigns.

Cnr. Brown & Wilson St.(Next to Satellite Cafe) Newtown, NSW 2042Mobile: 0401 017 275
For more information visit the website: www.milenahair.com.au 

STERLING Hairdressing Parlour & Barber Shop is located at Shp 3, 29 Brisbane Street in Surry Hills, Sydney. Their speciality lies in vintage and kustom kulture cuts, colouring and styling. They can take you from Louise Brooks to Bettie Page or Joan Holloway. Sit back and relax while you drink cups of tea from vintage cups and if your lucky home made biscuits and sweet treats. This isn't just for the Ladies they also have a Mens Barber shop out the back - the kind you used to go to with your father. Its strictly mens business....clipper cuts, precision trimming, cut throat shaves, pomades, hair grease and all those nostalgic smells of talc and shaving lather, and of course if its the right time of day, ice cold beers. Read more at...http://sterlinghair.blogspot.com/

Address: 3, 29 Brisbane Street Surry Hills, NSW Australia
Telephone: 02 92627777
Email: sterlinghair@gmail.com

Fifties Fair- 21th Aug 2011 @ Rose Seidler House Sydney

The Fifties Fair is the ultimate celebration of all things 1950s, set in the grounds of Rose Seidler House – Harry Seidler’s first Australian commission (1948–50).

This year’s entertainment includes live music that will inspire you to jive and rock‘n’roll along side our rockabilly dancers, a 50s DJ, live vintage styled mannequins, vehicle displays and kids’ activities. 

Go dressed in your best 50s threads for a chance to win a prize in the fabulous Fifties fair fashion awards. Specialist collectors and dealers will be selling 50's furniture, clothes, kitchenware, records and much more. 

A free shuttle bus will operate between Turramurra train station and Rose Seidler House for the duration of the event. 

Rose Seidler House
Sunday 21 August
10.00am — 5.00pm

  • General $25 | Conc/member $20 | Family $70 | Tickets available at the gate

Spring Dresses NEW from the UK


Enjoy the newest fashion on sale now
directly from RetroLove

- NEW from the UK -

Local shipping from Sydney, Australia. Combined shipping available on multiple buys. International shipping available, all prices on request.

All enquires for size, price and information 
email: retrolovefashion@gmail.com

New Authentic Vintage Retro Mod Dresses @ RetroLove

Check out the new vintage dresses and shirts 
on sale @ RetroLove

email: retrolovefashion@gmail.com

Vintage Love- Be My Valentine


Saint Valentine's Day (Feb 14th) is approaching and I hope these 
beautiful images inspire you to send a hand-written Valentine to your loved one

Anna Sui Purses


- New Anna Sui -
  Bags + Purses

- Vintage -

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Vintage by Kate Moss


Kate Moss has launched Vintage by Kate Moss, her fourth fragrance for women, in September 2009.

Vintage is a fruity floriental, and was developed by perfumer Olivier Polge. The fragrance notes include pink pepper, freesia, mandarin, heliotrope, jasmine, almond blossom, tonka bean, vanilla and musk.
Vintage by Kate Moss will be available in 15 and 30 ml Eau de Toilette and in matching body products.

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Handwritten Letters / Vintage Typewriters


I love handwritten letters. In todays digital world they are no longer as common as email, so why not get out the pens and paper and get writing something special. Calligraphy is great fun, and a sealed letter that looks dated is just gorgeous. Check out the below link for tips on how to make paper look old.

Another suggestion could be to type it using a vintage typewriter, i found this online shop for more inspiration...

Fun Retro Camera's


also available in white*

8 lenses, 35mm Cam

allows you to shoot square format or half-frame pictures using standard 35mm film

for those feeling extra crafty, get the

Get shooting with some fun camera's this holiday season! Above are some of my favourite low cost buys. There are plenty more to choose from, its hard to not want them all!

source: Lomography




Dita Von Teese

Love this dress!

Brigitte Bardot

My Wonderful World Of Fashion


"Dear future boy of interest - If you are looking for a gift to get me for the holidays, or any occasion, you can never go wrong with a book. A book to read, a book to write in, or, I can even doodle on the pages! In the instance that you just happen to stumble upon this "Wonderful World of Fashion" publication, stop! Look no further. Be still my heart, I'll think, when you present me with this beautiful, creatively-inspiring book with a bow on top or wrapped in recycled newspaper with love. With 272 back-to-back pages of interaction, coloring, and crafting, this book is filled to the binding with fashion illustrations by Nina Chakrabarti, brief historical notes, and even simple fashion how-tos like making your own sari and dying a T-shirt. My personal favorites from its pages are the many references to high-end fashion designers, pages of henna designs, and even more suggestions for creating your own nail art! Even if I don't receive this book as a gift anytime soon, rest assured, I will definitely be giving it as a gift to some of my most creative chicas!" -Julie, Fashion Writer

buy this book at

Fanciful Rococo Chiffon Wallpaper Print Ruffled Party Dress


See item on Etsy

Polka Dot Cookies & Cakes Newtown


   Elisabeth Marriner, creator and proprietor of Polka Dot, is a qualified pastry chef with a lifelong interest in drawing and design. Over ten years of demanding patisserie experience led to a career in cake decoration and after designing literally hundreds of wedding cakes for happy brides and grooms, the confidence to build a business offering sweet treasures baked with her own unique and joyful style.

Polka Dot Cookies and Cakes is located on 601 King St, Newtown NSW & orders can be made online. Visiit Website

Leather To Love


All found on Etsy

Retro Halloween Costume


Sandy Deluxe Leather Jacket Adult Costume

Go retro this halloween and spice things up! This simple costume idea i found online at Costumebox, although it might be just as easy to put together yourself. I suggest watching your old favourite movies for more characters and costume inspiration!

Pin-Up Vintage Lingerie


I just love this sexy pin-up lingerie! I
 found this cute under garment online at Vintaga, a store based in the UK.