SMV: 40s Events!

I am super excited to announce two London Based signings of my new book Style Me Vintage: 40s


Thursday 9th April

Imperial War Museum, London

11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

Come and grab a signed copy of my new book! A perfect opportunity to have a look around the new exhibition “Fashion on the Ration” at the IWM too!

Sunday 12th April

Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair, York Hall, Bethnal Green, London

11am-4.30pm £2 Entry

Grab a signed copy of my book and enjoy the ever fabulous Affordable vintage fair.

The annual Advantage In Vintage Wedding sale

Every year in Feb/March I offer up a super special wedding sale with my lovely friend Naomi, and the time has come again!

This year (partly owing to storage facilites) there are less wedding dresses on offer and many more fabulous accessories, pieces of lingerie, jewellery and tiaras. Yet again I’m offering up pieces in a range of sizes. Everything from childrens (there’s a christening gown included!) to size 18.

Not only that but I have a great mix of both original vintage pieces and a few modern vintage inspired pieces. Whether you want something old, something new or something blue- there’s something for you.

See all the auctions here

Here are just a few of my highlights:


1960s Harrods raw silk wedding dress with beaded bodice

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1950s wedding dress with matching Christening gown

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1950s Jean Paton ice blue satin Bridesmaids dress

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Vintage fine net gloves

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1950s double strand faux pearl necklace with the most gorgeous clasp!

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Amazing 1950s Spring-o-lator shoes with *the best* heels

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1920s beaded handbag

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See all the auctions here!


8 of the best springtime vintage inspired knits

It’s official. Spring has sprung! Or at least it feels like it here in London, it’s decidedly warmer and the sun is ACTUALLY SHINING!

I have to say though as someone who is always cold I need some knitwear still. Here are 8 of the best vintage inspired Springtime jumpers and cardigans available online right now.

(i’ve tried to go for a mix of international brands!)

I love anything with a bit of faux fur trim.

Miss Selfridge– £39


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I love the 60s vibe of this windowpane sweater from Simons- especially in the stunning vibrant yellow

 Simons– $48


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And this Gingham number from the new Collectif Spring/Summer collection is very cute too

 Collectif– £39.50


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(As an aside for anyone who finds Collectif cardis and jumpers short , this is long line!)

I love the classically 40s colours of this Freddies of Pinewood sweater

Freddies of Pinewood– £40


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This eBay seller offers up the most amazing 40s report hand knitted sweaters

Lindy Lou’s– £58


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20th Century Foxy make an array of fab basic cards in classically 50s colours with 3/4 length sleeves.

20th Century Foxy– £28


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There’s just one of these cardi’s left on the ModCloth website…

Modcloth– $74.99


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Australian brand Retrospec’d make amazing report pieces. I really like this jumper!

Retrospec’d– $69


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