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Friday, December 7, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Ana at Between you me and the gatepost was kind enough to nominate me for the Leibster award. For those who don't know this is passed between blogs and is quite legendary. I've seen many receive it but its always passed me by....

Do you share your passion for vintage with anyone you know? (friend or relative etc)
This is a tricky question. I talk about my fashion interests with many but they don't necessarily share the same interest in vintage and retro clothing. I'm generally just thought of as being a bit...odd. Yet is the go-to gal when advice on outfit for a fancy dress party is needed. lol!

What is the most treasured item in your wardrobe whether handmade or bought?
My treasured item is not worth a lot of money but its worth a lot to me as its the only dress I find fits me, suits me, I can dress up or down and is soo comfy. Ironically its second hand twice over. My sister got it second hand then passed it to me. Unfortunately its starting to fall apart. :(

What decade inspires you most and why?
All the decades inspire me. I have the whole of history to choose from...but in particular the 1940's is where I find the most things that suit me.

Do you wear vintage daily or for special occasions?
Hmmm....well I wear vintage inspired every day. I don't own anything old enough to actually be vintage.

Do you prefer vintage, retro reproduction or a mix of the two?
I like retro and vintage repro. I'd rather have something I know is not going to disintegrate on me. If  could get my hands on some vintage sewing patterns I'd make more 'vintage' stuff....but as it is I'll settle for repro.

If you could invite any 3 people dead or alive to your tea party who would it be?
Fred Astaire (I'd get him to give me some dance tips), Sam Sherry (unless you are into clog you won't know who he is), Ruth Goodman (from Victorian/Edwardian/Wartime Farm)

What is your all time favorite vintage movie?
Oooh, now that's a hard one. I like so many. *closes eyes picks out dvd from pile* 
Ah, Top Hat..it is a clasic.

If you could play a character from any old movie who would you be?
Hmmmmm.....would Mary Poppins count as an old movie?
Ok if we are going B&W movie I'd say Jean Maitland in 'Stage Door''....some great lines.

If you could only have 5 key pieces in your wardrobe what would they be?
Shirt dress, A line skirt, blouse, cardigan, tights (and they would all match)

What are your 5 vintage styling must haves?
(Can be hair, makeup or clothing and accessories)
Hairspray (what would a I do without it?), Bobby Pins, Silk Scarf, Felt Hat that can be shaped and last of all some brogue shoes.

Have you been to any vintage festivals, Goodwood revival, Viva rockabilly weekender etc. If you have what was your experience of them; if you haven't are there any you would like to go to in the future?
Not been to any vintage festivals (plenty of folk ones and a lindy exchange). But I hope to get to Twinwood this year.

If you are given the award:

1. Link and follow the blogger who awarded you.

2. Blog about the award.

3. Give the award to 5 other bloggers, preferably with less than 200 followers.

4. Answer the 11 questions we ask and give 11 of your own to the bloggers you award

Here are my questions for you all:

  1. What is your best vintage (or vintage inspired)/retro/antique find?
  2. Do you dance? What style/genre and why?
  3. What decade suits you most and why?
  4. Do you wear vintage/retro/historical for work or play?
  5. Do you prefer vintage, retro, historical, reproduction, steampunk or a mix?
  6. If you could meet any 3 people from the past who would it be and why?
  7. What is your all time favorite vintage music track and why?
  8. If you could be anyone from history who would you be and why?
  9. What colour clothing is the majority of your wardrobe made up of?
  10. What is your fave fabric to sew/wear?
  11. What is your top 3 places to get fabric and notions from?
 I nominate:


  1. Love, love, loved it!!! Those were 5 great must have items I would agree with that. And Mary Poppins does count, who wouldn't want to be her :-) x

    1. Well she has a great wardrobe, bottomless carpet bag and a flying umbrella...what more could a gal want? (and she can dance).
      Thanks so much for the nomination. :)

  2. Wow! Thanks for the nomination! I am honored to be in such good company!

    1. Your welcome. Discoveredd your blog by accident looking for a pattern review and thought it was an interesting blog.

  3. Wow, thanks so much, better go do the thing! xo