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Make Do & Mend

Become the perfect retro housewife

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TYPING TRENDS Vintage inspiration from the modern medium..


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editor’s fAVoUrite finds

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A look at the fabulous fashion the editor has fallen in love with this month.

hoW to WeAr it how to dress to impress in this months favourite era.

thrifty finds how to be the best charity shopper.

sUmmer styLing A look at our favourite summer festival & how to style this summer

VintAge experts


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mAke do & mend our latest campaign.

mAd ABoUt sWing! Latest music to grab our attention.

VintAge kitchen get cooking with gizzi.

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editor’s monthLy fAVoUrites Beauty editor’s beauty picks

40’s hAirstyLe’s mAde eAsy Quick & easy way to master 40’s hair

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the beauty products to buy this month.


sUmmer & sexy Look sexy this summer.

62 hoUseWife’s regime this months housewife’s beauty regime.

V&A mUseUm speciAL inside look at V&A’s fashion exhibition

tips & tricks from the people who know.



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old fashion home advice.

Zooey dAchenAL interVieW


drink tea like the Queen.

VintAge sUmmertime mAde eAsy

retro horoscope What’s lies ahead for you this month?

sUBscriBe to VerA eVents the hottest places to be this month.

this months chArity finds We sift through our charity shop treasures.

Best of the erA take a closer look at life in the 40’s.

talks fashion, beauty & boys.

A royAL occAsion


Letters to the editor take a look at what you’ve been saying to Vera.


WoULd Like to meet meet this months vintage inspiration.


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g n i l y t S r e m m u S

‘It’s Vintage darling’....



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Blogging is the latest online trend that sees a new way of sharing your vintage finds and bargain buys to other thrifty spenders. Vera takes a look at the best blogs that are inspiring us this month.

name: Hannah Bowen Age: 18 style inspiration: my friends Best place to shop vintage: vintage fashion fairs, they are cheap, exciting and a bit overwhelming Why vintage: because it’s tasty but no one else will be wearing the same thing

name: Alex Gerrity Age: 17 style inspiration: Sue Pollard Best place to shop vintage: Affordable Vintage Fashion Fairs Why vintage: you can express your creativity and personal style though the way you dress

Vintage is a glamorous and cool antidote to a festival in a field where wellies and cagoules are the norm and this year Vintage is coming to the world’s coolest city, London. Vintage 2010 was described as the “new Festival of Britain” so where better to host Vintage 2011 than the South Bank especially as The South Bank is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the most iconic of all festivals , the 1951 Festival of Britain . On the 29th , 30th , 31st July London’s iconic Southbank Centre will host the award winning Vintage concept .This wonderful 21 acre section of the Embankment, including The Royal Festival Hall , The Hayward Gallery , Queen Elizabeth Hall , Purcell Room , The British Film Institute ,the shops , restaurants and bars and the Thames Embankment itself will be transformed into a Vintage Wonderland .All the wonderful clubs, bands , fashions, art , and design , film ,shops , vintage retailers , dance lessons , make overs ,workshops that made Vintage 2010 so memorable will be there along with some cool new surprises. Vintage on The South Bank will celebrates the music, fashion, film, art, dance and design from the 1920s,30s, 40s 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, that has made Britain the world’s creative and cultural hot bed. Vintage explores this rich cultural history and the extraordinary influence that it has had on the modern world. Vintage on the South Bank features an inspirational line up of world renowned bands, DJs, collectors from each decade as well as current bands and brands inspired by Britain's rich creative heritage. Vintage pays homage to the best of British fashion design through a line-up of catwalk shows, hands on creative experiences with a gathering of over 200 of the finest purveyors of vintage clothing, accessories, and homewares in a Vintage Marketplace running for hundreds of metres along The Thames.

. . . e m o h r e m m u S Cath Kidston Polka dot cups John Lewis £10

name: Bridgette Mtola Age: 18 style inspiration: Mary-Kate Olsen Best place to shop vintage: Best Vintage. Why vintage: they last longer, today they don’t make the same quality clothing as they used to 41

www.partyark.c Candle lanterns £4.89

Visitors can have their hair + make up done in a iconic style, can take part in fashion, design and art workshops and the best dressed get their chance to strut their stuff on the Vintage Catwalk . Learn to do a Northern Soul backdrop or to Jive during the afternoon and then try out your moves in the clubs that evoke the ambience of classic venues like Wigan Casino , The Blitz Club and those much missed 80s warehouse parties . Have a supper inspired by the classic dishes of the 40s and then dance off your dinner in South Bank Ballroom to a 20 piece swing orchestra. By night the whole of the Southbank complex is transformed into a series of evocative set dressed venues, complimented by a flotilla of party boats, cruising The Thames on a summer evening specialising in genres from funk, to electro swing. Anyone fancy recreating the 1977 Sex Pistols Jubilee boat party? The British Film Institute will be joining the party with a 3 day extravaganza of 20th century classic and iconic movies, Public Information films and documentaries. The event explores the musical, design and cultural lineages and with Future Vintage offers a glimpse of where we go from here. Whether your thing is Swing, Rockabilly, Mod, Soul, Funk, Disco, Ska, Electro, Burlesque, Film, Art & Design, or you just want to dress up and get an authentic ‘flat top’ and make-over for a day, Vintage on The South Bank is a visual, aural and sensual, a big family dressing up box, a collectors dream and a joyous creative feast for all ages. This promises to be London’s best looking and most uplifting weekend for many a year so get yer glad rags on and let’s celebrate everything that’s great about British creativity in the past, present and future For more details visit British flag material bunting £3.89 Turquoise cake plate £18 Cat Kidston Flower jug £13

Cath Kidston Checked blanket £30.00

Cath kidston Picnic set £28 Mini flower windmills £6.29

Phoebe,pictured left, from the very floral and pretty, loves darning pretty dresses with patterned tights and masculine brogues. She describes herself as a, “Twenty something makeup artist living by the seaside. Taking photographs, drinking coffee and continuously obsessing about clothes.” She Wears; Dress: Beyond Retro £20. Brogues: Primark £12. Vintage belt: Mum's

Kavita, pictured right, from, shows off her thrifty vintage and gorgeous highstreet finds to a background of brickwalls & pavements. Visit her blog for feminine dresses, inspired up-do’s and truley irresisible jewellrey. She wears; Asos smock dress, ebay £3.50 Mirror necklace, matalan £1.80

Jen, pictured left, writes for, which shows a collection of her daily thoughts and outfits. Jen’s inspiring vintage style sees her wardrobe cover everything from masculine brogues, tapered trousers and stripey tops, to pretty delicate dresses and intricate jewellry. She wears; Missguided tee, Topshop cardigan, F+F trousers, Primark pumps, GOGO PHILIP necklace, Mango ring. 42

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