‘Vintage’

Vintage books: Menthol

January 15, 2017 | Vintage, Vintage lifestyle | 0 comments

A few months ago, I was at the bookshop when my eyes fell on a book with a vintage cover: Menthol. And vintage covers always capture my attention. The summary of the story immediately made me want to read this book, so I bought it. A few weeks ago, I finally had made the time to read again.
I love looking back to the past for various reasons. Inspiration is an important one. How did people live in certain eras? Literally how, because there are a lot of dark pages in every era. Also, how did they cope with certain day-to-day problems? When you look at your social media timeline nowadays, it shows more than ever how the interesting opposites of judging and asking for respect can be found in one sentence. In this digital era, groups can easily be formed to share knowledge with each other, support each other or to …

An ode to 1950s slang!

Mid-fifties. James Dean. Rebel without a cause. A few ingredients that inspired a whole new generation of teens to “rebel” back in the 1950s. It was also the start of some new trends in fashion style. Short jackets and jeans with rolled cuffs for men. Figurehugging tops and tight (highwaisted) pants and skirts for women. Let’s not forget the famous pompadour hairstyles! James Dean was an important cult icon of  the new rockabilly (sub) culture. Greasers (indeed, like John Travolta in Grease) and Dolls with that o so typical rockabilly style.

A personal piece of Oriental Spice and some Chocolate

May 1, 2016 | Personal, Vintage | 4 comments

Time to get personal today! In the blog word there are a lot of blogtags where bloggers nominate each other to answer a few questions. A few weeks ago ,I was nominated with the Liebster award by Melike from Melikebeauty. It’s basically a digital award which is given by bloggers to other blog colleagues who’ve just started a blog. Now I am not really a starter in the blog world and I probably should’ve done this a few years ago, but to quote Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind: Quite frankly, I don’t give a damn ;-). More importantly, it’s a nice way to get to know the person behind the blog with that vintage fascination and the questions of this Liebster Award tag were in fact interesting questions that literally stimulated me to think about my future (as blogger).
Let’s hit it off!

Top 5 must-have lipsticks for every red lipstick addict

Looking at my dressing table, I can see my red lipstick collection is always growing. I haven’t hit the 50 shades yet, but it wouldn’t surprise me if I actually will have 50 shades of red some day. The best part: I actually use them all on a weekly/daily base. I can imagine that people may wonder: Why would anyone need more than one shade of red lipstick. Aren’t they all the same, but just from various brands and obviously a different price category? Well, no. Let me explain to you why and read about my top 5 must-have lipsticks if you’re a red lipstick fan.

Ladies night – vintage meets present edition

December 23, 2015 | Lifestyle, Retro Lifestyle, Vintage | 0 comments

What’s life without friends? And what’s life without some vintage glamour? As you know I am not a morning person. And every now and then it’s time to do stuff that you would only do with your lady friends: ladies night! However, don’t have a typical ladies night. Go retro! As a true night owl I can tell you that I would take the night part very literally…So here is a little guide for a typical retro ladies night!


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