Fashion, Instagram, Reproduction, Vintage

#vintage: Dolce Douleur

Apologies for being a little MIA over the last week! I won’t bore you with the details but what I will do is tell you that I’ve had the chance to chat to a lovely lady called Dolce Douleur @_dolcedouleur_ for the next part of my #vintage Instagram series. This is an absolutely lovely read and, while it may be a little different to the layout you’re used to, it will leave you with warm feelings of times past.

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Instagram, Reproduction, Vintage

#vintage: Ashley Montgomery

Instagram has been such a huge part of my jump into vintage fashion. I’ve found so many lovely ladies and gents that inspire me on a daily basis. I love scrolling through my feed and seeing what everyone is up to and what they’re wearing.

It’s such a great community and everyone is always happy to chat and to give advice. I want to be part of making this community grow and spread the love 🙂

So in this series I’ll be interviewing Instagrammers I follow to see what inspires them and who they look up to. It just might help you find some new faces to follow!

Today’s lovely lady is Ashley Montgomery at @ashliabelle

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Cosmetics, cruelty free, Skincare

Cruelty Free: LUSH

While there is plenty of vintage makeup and skincare still on the market, like Pears soap and Ponds Cold Cream, they’re often produced by manufacturers who test on animals. I steer well clear of cruel products and only ever buy from brands I can trust. No lipstick is worth harming an animal for!

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Fashion, Hair, Vintage

Iconic hair: 1940’s Ladies

I scroll through Instagram in absolute awe at some of the hairstyles I see. The talent (and patience!) is so impressive it’s unreal. I daydream about having a beautiful, glossy set that doesn’t lose shape whilst looking completely effortless. Then I remember I’ve got about three strands of hair that frizz up at the mention of rain. Good thing I live in England then… Anyway, enough moaning! Here’s some iconic ladies styles of the 1940’s!

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makeup 1910 - 1950
Cosmetics, Fashion, Vintage

Makeup over the decades: 1910 – 1950

I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to makeup and have quite a collection going. I buy everything with the intention of using it to boost my makeup in some way (whatever justifies buying it!), but I’m stuck in a total rut at the moment.

In my hunt for a new and improved look, I’ve put together a list of makeup trends across the decades to help get me inspired! I hope find it useful too!

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forties tops
Fashion, Reproduction, Vintage

Forties Tops

I live in jeans and trousers. Unfortunately that does mean dresses are few and far between, but luckily for me, I do get to wear lots of pretty tops.

I recently posted about my favourite tops of the 1950’s, so here are a few of my favourite tops of the 1940’s!
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