Monday, 3 March 2014

Top Ten Dresses from The Oscars 2014

So The Oscars are over for another year, and I have to say this has been one of my favourites in the style stakes.

From a few 1950s inspired numbers to some classic couture and a sprinkle of Art Deco flavouring for good measure, the red carpet was particularly classy and sleek this time round. Heck, even Lady Gaga wore an understated floor length dress without a rib-eye steak in sight...

Here is my personal top ten dresses from last night's glitz and glamour...

10. Anna Kendrick wore this beautiful multi-strap black gown with red star inserts from J. Mendel & Piaget.

9. I've loved red with nude for a few seasons now, and Bette Midler nailed it with this stylish and super flattering Reem Acra dress.

8. The very beautiful and elegant Cate Blanchett pulled off this delicate nude Giorgio Armani dress perfectly, not many could have.

7. A stunning deep pink floral lace dress was the perfect colour and style for the brilliant Gabourey Sidibe

6. Jennifer Garner wowed in this 1920's inspired fringed gown from Elie Saab Couture. Simple but dazzling, I love it.

5. This navy blue satin gown from Alexander McQueen, gave Sandra Bullock an air of grace and a killer silhouette.

4. There was just the right amount of sparkle to keep this demure Vera Wang dress young enough for the ever stunning Emma Watson.

3. Lupita Nyong'o plumped for a pastel blue custom design from Prada, with a real opulent 1950's feel that I adore...

2. This Gucci dress that Anne Hathaway wore is simply dazzling, with the sleek and simple halterneck and the multi-faceted disco panel. Divine!

1. My number one slot had to go to Kelly Osbourne. I absolutely love everything about this Badgley Mischka dress. It's sleek and sophisticated, with a real vintage 1930's style. Along with those beautiful waves, Kelly's look is without doubt my favourite this year...

If there are any other Oscars 2014 dresses you loved that I haven't included then be sure to let me know...

Em x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Rhianna wears My Vintage...

This week we opened a boutique on the ASOS Marketplace. It's been so much fun working with Rhianna one of our new models...

To go to our boutique page please click here... where you will find an eclectic mix of vintage and retro pieces from our range - some of which are not available on the normal My Vintage website.

Here are some more cute pictures of Rhianna wearing vintage clothing and vintage accessories from My Vintage...

Even though this was her first modelling job, I'm sure you'll agree that she looks fabulous and is a real natural...

Remember to keeping checking our boutique AND the website at for new items and if you are local to Darwen, Lancashire then our lovely little vintage shop is open 6 days a week too :)

Bye for now

Friday, 14 February 2014

A Day in the Life of a Vintage Pin-Up

As some of you already know, I have a dear friend named Leonie, who has recently embarked on a very emotional and empowering journey. A journey where she learns to love herself again and most importantly, a journey towards becoming a vintage pin up...

Her alter-ego is Ginger Wilde and her fabulous blog can be found here...

Leonie is a very special lady indeed. Ever since she first sashayed into my shop I've thought she was spellbinding and beautiful and since I have got to know her as a friend, she is just as precious on the inside. She is a very hard working Mum with a beautiful, bright 9yr old daughter. Leo (like many of us) has struggled with confidence issues but her determination and bravery have got her to the point she is at today. I for one, am very proud of her and glad she is in my life...

With the help of local photograper (and mutual friend) Andy at Much Love Photography and of course some beautiful dresses from My Vintage, Ginger did her first proper pin up shoot today and the results are simply gorgeous!

I am really proud of both of them when I see these pics... We live in a seriously talented town don't we?

To get regular updates on Ginger's exciting journey, please subscribe to her blog. I will be posting some highlights as they happen too.

Don't forget to tell me which is your favourite image too...

Em xx

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Call the Midwife Dress - yes, really!

I don't know about you, but I am a complete Call the Midwife nut, and I often find myself pausing and rewinding the show, to get a better look at the glorious outfits that Jenny and Trixie wear... I do hope they give Cynthia a bit of a glam makeover at some point too!

This week, amidst the tears, I couldn't help but notice this glorious purple toned dress that Jenny was wearing whilst visiting Alec in hospital...

I immediately got super excited... not only because it's a gorgeous dress, but also because I knew I had a very similar one in my collection. Just look how alike this beauty is...

Isn't it a peach? This original 1950s dress is a UK size 8 and can be found on our website here...

There are always lots of delicious original 1950s vintage dresses at My Vintage that Jenny would adore! Have a peek at some here...
and let me know what your favourite one is!

Until next time
Em xx

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Fifties Favourites

What vintage loving girl DOESN'T love a fabulous fifties frock? Delightfully feminine and always flattering, what's not to like?

Here are some of my current favourite 1950's vintage dresses from My Vintage...

1950s Vintage Quirky Horse & Carriage Scene Print Dress Size 10

1950s Vintage Stunning Alice Edwards Bold Print Dress Size 6/8

White, Blue & Black 1950s Vintage Swing Dress Size 14

1950s Vintage Oyster Pink Carnegie Dress Size 12/14

1950s Deep Pink Satin Vintage Cocktail Dress Size 8/10

Vintage 1950s St Michael White & Blue Striped Cotton Dress Size 10

So if you want to feel retro-glam, there's no time like the present to invest in an original flattering fifties frock and feel feminine and fabulous!

Alliteration overload, I need to go and have a lie down!

Em x