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In Focus: Sophia Loren

Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone
Sophia was born Sofia on 20th September 1934 in Rome, Italy. After her parents parted ways Sophia, along with her mother Romilda and sister Maria, went to live with her grandmother in Pozzouli.

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Fashion, Reproduction, Shoes, Vintage

Winter footwear: Part One

I don’t know about you, but I always find footwear the hardest part of vintage dressing. My UK size 8/US size 10.5 feet are fairly big by today’s standards and were quite literally non-existent during the mid-century. This means that true vintage is off-limits. Combine this with being a veggie (although I don’t mind giving second-hand leather a home) and finding shoes becomes an absolute nightmare!

Winter is fast approaching and my flimsy little flats aren’t really going to cut it in the cold and wet weather. So I’ve been doing my research and have put together a little mood-board of ideas to help me find exactly what I’m looking for.

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Fashion, Reproduction, Vintage

In Focus: Lucille Ball

Little Lucy
Lucille Désirée Ball was born 6th August 1911 in Jamestown, New York. After her father’s unfortunate passing at only 27 years old, 4 year old Lucille, along with her mother Désirée and brother Fred, up sticks and moved to live with her grandparents.

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Fashion, Reproduction, Vintage

1950’s Knitwear

Winter is right around the corner and that means one thing – knitwear.

I’ve put together a mood-board of popular knitwear styles from around the 1950’s to help get you inspired. If you’re looking for something that’ll keep you warm without losing your vintage style then this post should be right up your street.

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