Hello! I just realised I haven’t posted on here for months. Personal changes and other priorities got in the way, but I’m back and ready to continue blogging and sharing my passion for vintage with you all.
Today I’d like to show you a new shop in Barcelona: The Oldies, located in Galeries Maldà right in the city centre. I’m so happy to see a new retro shop open in Barcelona! The Oldies is specialised in reproduction items from the 1920s up to the 1950s and carry a broad selection of brands. Either shoes, dresses, coats, accessories or lingerie, you will fall in love with everything they have instore! Continue reading →
Long time without blogging on here, I know! But today I wanted to share my look from last weekend at Screamin’ Rockabilly Weekender in Calella, near Barcelona. It’s one of the first rockabilly festivals I discovered and it officially marks the start of summer weekenders in Spain.
Many of us vintage enthusiasts are fascinated by the atomic designs from the 50s and early 60s. The Atomic Era was a cultural, social and artistic movement that took place in America between the late 1940s and the mid 1960s. Midcentury designs are hard to find nowadays, but thanks to some vintage inspired brands like Los Flamingo and Piplotex, one can go back to those years.
Today I wanted to show you the photos from my latest shoot with artsobu, one of my favorite photographers from Barcelona. Last weekend we had a shooting in Barceloneta, right in front of the Mediterranean sea.
Sometimes I like to remind myself of how far I’ve come. As a girl who suffered a lot of body issue struggles during her teen years, I am so excited and thrilled to announce I’m on a cover of a magazine. If I could talk to the insecure and shy teenager that I was and tell her that, in 10 years time, she would be on a cover of a magazine, things could have gone slightly different.
Some of you might have noticed that my blog is slightly different. The thing is…I have a new blog header! And by the super lovely Alice Negri, a very talented illustrator from Italy.
I met Alice in 2015 through Instagram, where I discovered her illustrations inspired by vintage girls from all over the world. She even drew me taking inspiration from some recent pictures featured on my Instagram.
Her style is very neat and elegant, and uses many colours for her compositions. No doubt I had to ask her to design my new blog header. I love its tiki design and tropical vibes. I’m a big fan of the tiki culture and aesthetics, and she created this beautiful header for my blog. Couldn’t be happier!
Since I started this blog, back in late 2014, many things have changed: my style, my experience and also my community of blog readers…and the list could go on! So I guess it was time for a big makeover! I also plan on making other design changes during this year. Stay tuned! ✌
Alice Negri has her own site where you can commission her and buy her art, either prints, pillows, phone cases or even brooches.
Valentine’s Day is now over and it’s time to get ready for Spring. As you may have noticed, brands such as Hell Bunny, Collectif Clothing and Pinup Girl Clothing have already launched – or at least given us a sneak peak – of their Spring/Summer 2017 collections.
Today I’d like to talk about t-shirts, a basic staple on every modern pin up girl’s wardrobe. T-shirts are a must! Either styled with a pair of capris, denim trousers or even a pencil skirts, they are very versatile and help you achieve the classic rockabilly look everybody loves.
For those who love old school tattoos and cartoons, Mischief Made is the place to go. A California based japanese artist offers a great selection of tshirts and long sleeved tops with vintage inspired illustrations. She has also teamed up with vintage bloggers and influencers such as The Cherry Dollface, The Pink Collar Life and Junebug and Georgia Peaches. Available sizes: XS – 3XL.
Atomic Swagis another favorite of mine. They have great designs inspired by US states, classic cars and vintage pop culture. All their designs are both for men and women, and come in sizes XS-2XL.
Instagram has become the best platform for illustrators to showcase their art. I’ve recently discovered interesting brands and artists that design t-shirts with vintage inspired illustrations. TheOriginal Bad Girl, from Australia, definitely have the best designs for bad girls. They sell tops perfect to channel your inner vixen, as well as t-shirts inspired in classic Hollywood starlets such as Jayne Mansfield.
Sveta Has, the creative behind some of The Original Bad Girl’s best tshirts, has her own brand, Flaming Mamie. I instantly fell in love with her work when I discovered through Instagram. Her SS2017 designs look ace!
Clumsy Kateis a British based designer of accessories, t-shirts and even brooches. Her designs take inspiration from exotic places such as Mexico. Sizes S-4XL.
These are some of the t-shirt brands I’ve fallen in love with. Wish I had the money and space in my wardrobe to buy them all!
Another year passing by, and time to talk about some of your favorite posts. Because this post is about my readers. 2016 has gone by too fast, leaving great memories and collaborations behind. Here’s the list of the most popular posts from 2016.