Collage small businesses vintage and retro jewelry

Although my subtle hair flower addiction may be getting out of hand (currenty more than 80 hair flowers), the vintage and retro jewelry department is still mostly under control. Years ago, when I was searching for unique retro earrings, I discovered that you won’t find those at any warehouse or any large retro webshop. No, small businesses were and still are the place to be. Next to the fact that it is highly recommended to support small businesses in these difficult times, there are other great reasons to buy retro jewelry there. Read more

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Classic Hollywood: a tale from the dark side

America. The post-WWII years. You're young and full of dreams and one of your dreams is to become a movie actor/actress. So, where do you go to make your aspiring acting dreams come true: Hollywood. The question is, how does one become a Hollywood…
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My headband curls diary

With all this extra time at home, you can become a masterchef, but you can also become your own personal hairstylist. A few weeks ago I joined a 14-days vintage hairstyle challenge on Instagram (a blog about that challenge and previous vintage…
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I like big (magical) cups and I cannot lie

If you receive gifts from me on a regular basis, you'll know that I love to buy original, fun gifts. (Don't ask me to wrap them nicely though, it's not one of my many great talents). Well, it won't come as a surprise that I also love to pick…
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10 greatest vintage long hairstyle hits

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm part of the '#longhairdocare but don't cut' movement.  When I look at vintage hairstyles back in the day, half long hair was most common. That's also a trend I see on Instagram. On the other hand,…
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Ava Gardner - The secret (and witty) conversations

The year is 1988. I am living my relaxed 2 year old baby life including wild activities like sleeping, eating & playing on repeat. Somewhere else in the world Ava Gardner starts her secret conversations with writer Peter Evans about her…
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Vintage glamour on a stormy day with Dolly and Dotty

A few days ago, I received a beautiful dress of retro brand Dolly and Dotty*. A very classic black and white striped swing dress. Obviously I wanted to take a stroll in this dress. Preferably a vintage, glamour stroll on a very casual day. This…