Wheelchair Fashion Goes Vintage With Voodoo Vixen

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the London Edge alternative fashion showcase as London Olympia.  There were all sorts of scrummy trends there from vintage to steampunk to gothic, and I wanted to bring it all home.  If I were forced to choose a specific trend, I would have to plump (no pun intended) for vintage as the 1950’s were just built for curves.  It was an era in which women were actively putting on the pounds to get that perfect curvy silhouette.  I was so born in the wrong era! Voodoo Vixen has a great plus size […]

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THE Wedding: The Dress The Hair The Shoes – How to build a Disabled Bride

 The Dress   Has been especially made for me – not only for my size and shape, but taking into account that I will be sat down for a good portion of the day.  Choosing a tea length dress has meant I haven’t had to take into account trains snagging on wheels etc.  It will of course look miles better on me than it does in the stunning model above.       The Hat   Every bride needs to think carefully about what she’s doing with her hair.  Clips, fascinators or tumbling curls are all for the taking.  For […]

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Mothers Day Gift Guide: All the Tea and China

Another Mothers day inspired gift guide: inspired being the operative word.  This guide covers two of my favourite things; tea and travel.  Other than being alliterative there isn’t much connection between the two, but if your Mum is anything like me, she will enjoy any of these gorgeous picks. 1.  Vintage China Primrose Tea and Saucer from DotCom Gift Shop – £9.95 I love a proper teacup and saucer and this set is just to pretty for words.  There are loads of others available on the site, but this one matches my next pick. 2.  Vintage China Cake Stand from […]

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HOTD: quickie vintage hairstyle for thick and curly hair

Maybe not just for thick and curly hair, but it is what makes this look very very simply and quick for myself. And we have…the ‘pomp’ When my hair is down it looks like this: Pretty fluffy and curly and full.  For an ultra quick vintage style fix, and to achieve the above look, I do the following: Take a V shaped section of hair from the front of your hair, going back to a point at your middle parting.  It will be more or less what would be a fringe area.  I don’t know what this looks like with […]

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