Blog archive

Feel like exploring the Oriental Spice and some Chocolate blog archive? Below I highlighted some blog posts per category. Check out all the categories here: Retro fashion, Retro Hairstyles & MakeupRetro LifeClassic Hollywood icons, VintageVintage Lifestyle, Retro LifestyleVintage meets Present, Personal, Personal vintage memories, Inspirational column.


Vintage & Retro lifestyle

5 reasons why (mini) hats should make a comeback in everyday fashion

5 reasons to wear tassel earrings

Retro sweater weather

Ladies night – vintage meets present edition

The oldies-but-goldies Christmas playlist

Vintage meets Present: Fascinating historical videos on Youtube

Vintage lifestyle tips from the 1930s

The Samantha Jones of the 1930s


If I lived in the roaring twenties

Vintage Fashion

Men’s fashion special: what happened in the 70s, stays in the 70s

Vintage fashion: The Colorful and Casual 90s

Vintage fashion: The reinventing and More-is-More 1980s

Vintage fashion: The flower power and wide flare 1970s

Vintage fashion: the swinging 1960s!

Vintage fashion: The 1950s – From freedom to ultimate glamour

History of the pencil skirt

Retro beauty and fashion

A personal ode to the pencil skirt & dress

History of makeup – Chapter 3: Mascara

History of makeup – Chapter 2: Red lipstick

History of makeup – Chapter 1: Eyeliner

From Gentleman style to the Cat Eye: classic eyewear

Happy tropical vintage spring!

Vintage Meets Present

Before selfies were cool

A not so typical cup of coffee

Vintage meets Present in real life

Happy Just-An-Ordinary Day

Random Vintage meets Present thoughts on a random Monday

Hedy Lamarr: Godmother of nowadays wireless communication

I don’t always google my birthday in history, but when I do…

Classic Hollywood

There is no business like Monkey Business

Rule the world with Authenticity and your Trademarks

Old Hollywood movie trailers seduction

“Gilda…are you decent”?

Marilyn Monroe: 50 years legacy

Vintage & Retro music

Put a vintage music filter on it

When the present summer meets vintage summer hits

An ode to musical guilty pleasures

Get your groove on with these dance styles – vintage edition

Songs of the week: Lovely Old Hollywood music flava

Popular videoclips inspired by old hollywood movies

Personal Inspirational column

A trip to childhood memories lane


The origin of my vintage fascination

Vintage & Retro series

Ambitious with balls: I love Lucy

Mad about Mad Men