Wearable Va-Va-Voom Vintage
Accessories are a great way to complete the perfect look. Sometimes, even when the whole outfit is flawless, a statement accessory can transform it to make it more glamorous or more casual. I love the versatility of scarves and belts and the statement factor and good jewellery set can give you!
In our house we have a few Easter ‘traditions’ which come from both sides of my family and, therefore, are quite international! Between my Dutch, French and Australian roots it is all a bit of a mishmash of ‘traditions’. Needless to say, chocolate features regardless!
My love and fascination for vintage definitely started in my mother’s walk-in closet. It really flourished in 2006 when I worked at Kew Gardens and had a stall at Spitalfields. Now, it is everywhere- my whole family love wearing vintage be it my old clothes the girls wear or treasures I have found in the UK and abroad!
Grunge Fashion was huge in the 1990s. Hilde's high school in the western part of Oslo avoided this trend like the plague - almost - so here she talks about her own experiences with the craze - and Jared Leto.
If you were, like me, a girl in the 90s you will no doubt remember some of the jewellery! Whilst the mums were rocking beads and pearls the teens were all about the emblematic pendants and chockers. Read more to find out what was cool and what's not!
Are you one to prepare for World Book Day, or do you, like Hilde, get taken by surprise each year and panic? Here she talks about how she has managed to wing it so far, and what her children have in stall for her this year.
What is your favourite part of vintage shopping? Is it nostalgia, variety, individuality, the thrill of the hunt or a mix of all the above? Hilde explains whey she loves vintage shopping so much, and how it all started. Buckle up!
Handbags have always been by the side of women. Initially very small to contain the essentials, then later very large to accommodate the needs of working women all over. From iconic brands to iconic shapes, the handbag has had quite a few makeovers. Find out more about vintage handbags and my collection!