The first photo of myself I ever put on my blog, back in 2010, after the Lipstick & Curls team had created these amazing victory rolls for a friend's 1940s themed birthday!
Thanks to this blog, I know more about people in different parts of the world, about my readers and fellow bloggers. I've forged some dear-to-me friendships, and have been constantly learning about things like photography, HTML, ethical and legal issues in blogging, make-up and hair styling, historical costume, antiques, vintage jewellery, caring for vintage clothes, dealing with PR companies, writing, time-management, as well as all the posing for endless photos with cars going past honking their horns.
I'm excited about continuing this blog, and what it holds for the future. Grand plans are afoot, but I think just keeping it going whilst I tackle a PhD and get married will be a feat in itself!
I'll leave you with lots of outfit photos, from my attempt at a Jane Austen costume, through vintage repro and original vintage dresses to today's charity shop extravaganzas.
My Regency style dress that was actually a bridesmaid dress, £1 from the car boot sale!
The first vintage repro dress I bought - which was an ill-fitting disaster all the way from Australia and cost me a fortune to have altered! I don't think I've worn it since.
My first Hell Bunny dress
An original 1940s peach dress
Vivien of Holloway red dress
An original 1930s dress, reworked by me (with help!)
Feeling Fifties in a dress from Ethel Austin for about £9. I wish the photographer had noticed the gaping at the bust!
Tesco dress from the car boot sale for a few quid
Laid back '50s casual
Traffic People jacket and Tara Starlet dress
Another Lindybop dress
Bernie Dexter jeans and Harella jacket
A bit of faux fur and an original mid century necklace
What a whirlwind! Thank you all for reading.