‘Retro Fashion’

Retro bikini time!

May 31, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 2 comments

Remember the days when high waisted bikinis and bathing suits were not popular at all in our present fashion world? Times change, opinions change, trends change… Or actually: bringing the old fashion back is the current trend. One of the best fashion trends of course in the world of every retro fashion fanatic. In this case, retro swimwear is more popular than ever.
In my retro fashion closet the dresses, skirts, high waisted pants and retro style tops are represented very well. Retro swimwear and bikinis? Not so much. Time to do something about it…

The retro fashion webshop favorites list

May 11, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 8 comments

When you’ve been around in the retro fashion world, you may know some of the most popular retro fashion webshops at the moment: Topvintage and Succubus. I am a very loyal customer, but there is so much more to discover in retro fashion wonderland. I’ve made a list of my favorite retro style webshops with original concepts and lovely colors. Some I’ve known for a few years, some I’ve just discovered recently As I mentioned in an earlier blog  post, social media is my number 1 source when it comes to discovering (new) brands. Well, research…I usually bump into brands as I am scrolling through de explore area on Instagram. Also interesting if you’re not that retro, but you like to have a few different (colorful) fashion items or accessories.

A peek into my retro floriental fashion and beauty world

Today I wanted to do a post close to the roots but of course with a retro link. Obviously, I am heavily inspired by the vintage styles of the past. However, this blog starts with Oriental Spice for two reasons. First of all, you can take it literally, because I am literally oriental. Secondly, it stands for food for thought and inspiration next to the lighter things in life (check the inspiration column category if you’re interested). Inspirational food for thought is a topic that always comes back, occasionally with an oriental touch. Remember for example how I wrote about the Indian festival Diwali)?  Back to the first reason.

Pinup shots of Empire Elegance

January 3, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 2 comments

As you know I am a big selfie fan. However, I am always looking for diversity in pictures. So I like to be creative and “artistic” with my selfies as you may have seen on my social media channels. However, every now and then I get those vintage glamour photoshoot vibes. A few years ago, I already did a vintage glamour photoshoot. You may have seen a few of those pictures on Facebook & Instagram. This time I wanted to focus on a more pinup style. So that’s what I did. Where did I do my photoshoot and what are the results?

A personal ode to the pencil skirt & dress

October 4, 2015 | Retro Fashion, Vintage | 0 comments

There is something about pencil skirts and dresses. I have always been fascinated by them. They are so classy and feminine. A while back I’ve written a post about the history of the pencil skirt. Remember how it all started with a propeller in 1908 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt propeller in 1911 and that it was first called the Wiggle skirt? It wasn’t that long ago when women were only allowed to wear skirts and dresses. Things have changed though. Thanks to classic icons like Katherine Hepburn, fashion trends and a huge mentality change later in the 20th century. But there is one thing that didn’t change: pencil skirts and dresses never went out of style. Let’s wiggle back from the old vintage days to the present, because nowadays it’s still that classy item that is always right and suitable for every occasion.


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