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IN THIS ISSUE

Contents

JULY 2012 | EDITION 1 | MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM

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Vintage, Retro and Handmade Bazaar

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Competition - Picturate

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The Iconic Billie Holiday

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Our Coverstar - Angel Adoree

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X-Mas Gifts for Ladies

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X-Mas Gifts for Gentleman

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X-Mas Gifts for the Home

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X-Mas Gifts for Children

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How To - The Vintage Brow

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Support Movember

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A Month with - Occasions

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Spotlight on Vintage Manchester Awards

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An Interview with Courtney Crave

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How to make Traditional Parkin

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Vintage Finds

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Readers Pin-Ups

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Vintage Inspired Images

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Book review of The Vintage Tea Party Year

P6 - Billie Holiday

P22 A Month With Occassions

P10 Angel Adoree talks to MVM


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ED’S MESSAGE

Hello...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!! It really is! It might only be the beginning of November but mark my words, Christmas Day will soon be yapping at our heels. This month it’s probably time to start tackling the Christmas list. To help you avoid the stress of the crowds, the monotony of boring chain store ‘gift ideas’ or the despair, when you can’t seem to find that something special; we have put together a few pieces that we think you’ll love to give or receive. But lets not get ahead of ourselves! Here we are in the middle of Autumn and we should

enjoy it while it lasts. Halloween was an absolute ‘treat’ and we still have Bonfire Night to look forward to, not to mention the madness that is ‘Movember’. Why not make a traditional Autumnal treat for your friends and family and try out our generations old Parkin recipe,? Or sample a new look for the colder weather with our friends from Lipstick and Curls? Right now I suggest you put the kettle on, make a cup of tea, treat yourself to a biscuit (or two!) and curl up with our cover-girl Angel Adoree, new writers Sophie and Carrie and news and views from a whole World of Vintage lovers. Ed x

In this issue...

editors top picks from this edition P5

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Mo-Vember Madness Get behind the gent’s this November and

Competition Time Picturate have their amazing carved wall arts

raise some money for men’s health charities.

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for one lucky reader

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Lipstick and Curls Those talented ladies show us how to create the perfect vintage brow.

Vintage Finds All the gorgeous vintage bits and bobs you have discovered

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And the ward goes to... We share the highs and ... highs of the Vintage Manchester Awards

Reader’s Pinups The best of the pinups sent in to the website throughout the last month


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WIN A PICTURATE 21” x 14” BESPOKE CARVED WALL ART WORTH £110

http://www.picturate.co.uk have offered a bespoke 21” x 14” carved wall art to one of our lucky readers. These wall art designs really add something completely different to the original wall art with either linear, or carved dots. As well as their bespoke services they have an amazing selection of Retro and Landscapes. To be in with a chance to win, send in an image that you would like to have carved to Phillip@modernvintagemagazine.com, and Picturate will pick the winner by the 20th November. All entries will be displayed on the website. *Unfortunately the winner must be in the UK due to the large postage size, and submit pictures of the artwork on their wall when delivered.


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ICONIC

BILLIE HOLIDAY

We lo ok at one of t he g re ate st singer’s l ife, t r iu mphs and st r ug g l es.

The Iconic : Billie Holiday


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Billie Holiday is the tragic heroine of 20th century jazz. Born to a teenage mother and dying 44 years later with just 75cents in her bank account; Holiday lived through racism, abuse and poverty. But despite the hardships, Lady Day (as she was sometimes known) is responsible for some of the most beautiful, most iconic recordings of her time. Holiday, born Eleanora Fagan, was to begin with, raised by her Aunt, Eva Miller. She frequently skipped school and was placed in the care of The House of the Good Shepherd, a Catholic Reform school, aged 9. After nine months, she was returned to the care of her Mother who had opened a restaurant. Holiday and her Mother worked long hours there and eventually, aged just 11, Billie Holiday dropped out of school. After she was cruelly raped by her neighbour; she returned to the House of the Good Shepherd for her own protection. When she was released aged 12, it was to join her Mother who was living in a brothel and at the tender age of 14, Billie Holiday was a prostitute herself. But Billie Holiday’s unmistakable voice was not to go unheard for much longer. She teamed up with her neighbor, saxophone player, Kenneth Holan and together they performed at local clubs. It wasn’t long before Holiday’s talent was spotted by music producer, John Hammond as she sang at Covan’s a club on 132nd Street NY. She released her first single with Benny Goodman to some success. Hammond said “she sang like a jazz genius” and he was impressed with the success of the 19 year olds debut. A month later, Billie Holiday became the first black performer to By 1938 Billie Holiday was performing under her own name and producing extraordinary music with some of the swing era’s finest. sing with a white orchestra, when she was hired by Artie Shaw. This was an unusual arrangement for the time and Holiday was Holiday was never paid any royalties for her work with Hammond, subject to repeated racial abuse. Shaw was famously protective of his performer and was known to defend her often, not that instead she was paid a small flat fee. In 1937 Holiday began she needed any assistance! On one occasion in Kentucky, a man a brief stint with Count Bassie. She was heavily involved with in the audience called Holiday a ‘nigger wench’ and demanded the choice of songs, sets and arrangements. Although Count that she sing a different song. Holiday became so angry that Bassie claimed to be confortable with the ‘hands-on’ way that she had to be escorted from the stage. Shaw hired Nita Bradley, Holiday liked to work, she was fired the following year with her ‘unprofessionalism’ cited as the cause. Billie Holiday would claim whom Holiday disliked, to join her on the bandstand, after he was that she had resigned due to poor working conditions, low pay and pressured to hire a white singer. Although Shaw admired Holiday, her time in the band was nearing an end. musical differences. The last straw for her may have come in November 1938. Holiday was asked to use the service elevator at the Lincoln Hotel, instead of the passage elevator, because white patrons of the hotel had complained. She left the band shortly after. Holiday said of her time with the band: “I was never allowed to visit the bar or the dining room as did other members of the band and I was made to leave and enter through the kitchen.” Despite her talent and success, racism was still rife and Holiday suffered for it. In the late 1930s when Holiday was recording for Columbia records, she was introduced to ‘Strange Fruit’ a song based on a poem by Abel Meeropol. The subject, the brutal lynching of a black American, was


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considered to sensitive by her recording company, but Holiday wa able to record it with Commodore Records Billie Holiday released a number of successful records with Commodore records and even babysat a young Billy Crystal, the son of one of the cofounders of the label. In 1946, she started work on a major film, New Orleans, with Louis Armstrong and Woody Herman. The producers and scriptwriters were plagued by racism and pressured to lesson the roles of Holiday and Armstrong, so as not to suggest that ‘black people invented jazz’. Holiday was deeply affected by the tensions on set and the prejudices she was facing every day. One day after she felt cornered and burst into tears during filming. She was comforted by Armstrong who is reported to have said: “Better look out, I know Lady, and when she starts crying, the next thing she’s going to do is start fighting.” Although she was famously talented, she was also famously troubled. Her drug addictions were well known and had begun to cause problems in her professional and personal life. Most of her money was spent on heroin, forcing her to ask her mother for loans. Her Mother often refused and she and Billie Holiday would have

public arguments about money. arrested once again for drug possession. She was under In 1947 she was arrested for police guard as she lay dying. the possession of narcotics and sent to Alderson federal Prison If Billie Holiday had been around Camp. She said “the trial was today, her life would have been called: ‘The United States of very different. One hopes America verses Billie Holiday’ that the beautiful girl, with the and that’s just how it felt.” beautiful voice, would have She was released a year later been rescued from the trauma and signed to a new manager, of her early life and spared the Ed Fishman, who wanted to open racism and ignorance that throw a come-back concert at Carnegie Hall. She obliged and performed to a sold out crowd on March 27th 1948. Holiday was arrested again in 1949 and because of her convictions her ‘New York Cabaret Card’ was revoked, limiting where she could play and what she could earn. By the 50s, Billie Holiday’s lifestyle of drink, dugs, late nights and abusive men had begun to take it’s toll on her health. Her voice had changed but though she wasn’t able to project as she had before, she still sang with depth and feeling, like no other artist. Holiday performed two more successful concerts at Carnegie Hall. The poignancy of these performances should not be overlooked. It was rare at the time, for a black artist to be allowed to achieve such success and respect. In 1959, Billie Holiday died in her hospital bed, but not before her room was raided by the authorities and she was

was rife throughout her career. There would have been therapy, respectful working conditions and proper pay. Perhaps the tragic heroine of 20th century jazz would have lived a little longer than 44 years and been allowed to revel a little more in the beauty of the music she created.


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Angel Adoree

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FLAME HAIRED ANGEL ADOREE IS THE UNDISPUTED QUEEN OF UK VINTAGE. THIS TRULY INSPIRATIONAL LADY HAS MARCHED HER STILETTO PRINTS ALL OVER THE BUSINESS WORLD. SHE HAS TAKEN HER OWN BRAND OF ART, STYLE AND ENTERTAINING AND PROVEN THAT DIFFERENT IS GOOD AND THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE A DRAGON TO BE SUCCESSFUL. WE ARE THRILLED TO SPEAK WITH ANGEL AS SHE LAUNCHES HER SECOND BOOK AND REVEALS THAT HER WORLD OF VINTAGE TEA ROOMS AND VICTORY ROLLS IS ABOUT TO GET EVEN MORE WONDERFUL. Let’s start with the question on everyone’s lips……who dyes your hair??

I do! It’s quite a high maintenance colour (shock I know :-)), and I don’t have the time to spend half a day at the hair dressers every few weeks. I’ve done it for so many years thats it’s second nature to me and while my hair ‘develops’ I can keep busy and work!


for over 3000 women!

When I stopped, I continued to get emails for a couple of years asking if I would start again. But you have to know when something has come to a natural end. So many Vintage You were born Angela, but now go by the name Angel. When did shops had cropped up in East London, that Angela become Angel? good quality items were becoming hard to find and that was the birth of the Vintage In 2001 I started an event called the ‘Angel-A Vintage Patisserie. As a host I’m Angel: as a daughter, Experience’. After years of selling on the markets in friend and business woman, I’m still Angela.
 London and being rather cold and frustrated that I could not steam all of my clothes, I started a monthly Your look is so striking, have you always stood out event in my converted school house, where I sold my from the crowd? boot-sale finds. I invited friends and customers and always cooked for them and gave them loads of booze! Thank you! I’ve never wanted to have the Every month I’d get e-mails from new people that had latest trend or have the same dress that my heard of the event and wanted to come. All referred to girl friends had, so in essence, yes. I have me as ‘Angel’. It became a social and shopping event


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always stood out. But in my younger years it was not so refined. I’ve had every colour hair you can imagine and experimented with style quite a lot in my younger years.. that’s a polite way of saying I’ve had my fashion moments! When did your love of vintage begin?

From as early as I can remember… I began picking up fur jackets and stiletto shoes at the age of 13. I didn’t really wear them until I was older, but I’ve always been obsessed with the glamour of bygone days.
 What advice would you give to readers trying to get a vintage look like yours?

We were shocked and inspired to hear that the creator of two stunning, well written books, has a learning difficulty. What was it like growing up and how did you come to deIn the past, when I’ve been helping people who are feat/manage your learning difficulties?

trying to work out their style, I always ask them to spend a month looking through magazines and the internet to create a mood board. Everyone has colours, shapes, style icons that they love, but the biggest hurdle is then translating that into a style for them.

That means a lot, it’s something I only touch briefly on, as it’s one part of my journey. I’ve had dyslexia since I can remember and found it really hard to read and write throughout my junior years. It never stopped me loving school, but most of my reports said ‘If only she put as much effort into Your mood board will really help you realise what her work as she did talking’! I had a couple of you like and even if you get 70% of a similar style teachers that really were mean, but one teacher -e.g. post WW2 New Look, you can then go into called Elizabeth Obsorne picked up on the fact that the shops knowing what you want to try on. Most I actually was very behind in reading and writing good Vintage shops will help you choose outfits. and in her own time I went over to her house once My personal tip is to try on everything I like! 

 a week for tuition. The school then took notice and


I after being tested and diagnosed, I started to attend special classes which helps develop the part of your brain that’s struggling. Since school it’s been business as normal and I know where my weaknesses are. I don’t see certain grammatical errors and even some words, even if I look at my work 100 times! But living with that is simple; I just get everything checked! On the plus side I believe other parts of my brain work better! I was terribly good at maths and business and loved being creative. All in all I feel very, very blessed.
 Your books are beautiful, they have a style all their own. Who is responsible for the drawings of all the woodland creatures?

It’s very much the style of my business and home, so I’ve been overwhelmed that people like it. The illustrations are done by a very good friend of mine, Adele Mildred. Her work is stunning and she herself oozes elegance, beauty and style http://www.adelemildred. com/


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The exposure you get from a prime time slot is incredible. Money cannot buy it. We never finalised the deal in the end so I still own 100% of my business. Dragons Den and the accreditation from Deborah and Theo has opened lots of doors. So many in-fact that I did not know which ones to walk through! It’s a nerve racking experience but one that I will never forget. 


How can vintage (or cake) lovers experience The Vintage Patisserie and all that you and your team have to offer.

We have our own location in London offering intimate and stylish tea parties for small groups. We also travel up and down the country for larger events and for those that want to know the tricks of the trade, we run a Vintage Hair Academy and Hospitality School once a week. 


Before the books came the business. Many readers will have seen you wow the judges in TV’s Dragon’s So what’s next for the wonderous Angel Adoree? Den, but The Vintage Patisserie enjoyed success long before the dragons got on board. When and how did Right now I’m working on spreading my love for The the business begin?

Vintage Tea Party Year Book. The best way to keep up to date on signings etc is by following The Vintage After I stopped the Angel-A Vintage Experience, The Vintage Patisserie was born. Patisserie on Twitter and Facebook. I’m also about to become a mum! So on a personal It incorporated everything that I had been level I’m going to be very busy doing lots of loving. doing in the past but in a more grown-up, business like way. I’d been around for a while, But I’ve spent the last few months lining up some very exciting projects up, including my next book, new so the press were amazing and gave great product ranges and some other exciting ventures that support. I had always wanted to get an Interiors section in Style magazine and about are out of my control! 6 months before the Den I got it! It was a Mum??!! Angel, are you expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet? proud moment.
 …and how has the Dragon’s Den experience changed Yes, I am due in January. I don’t know if I’m having a boy or a girl and I haven’t even told my Mum yet! things?


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X-Mas Gifts For Ladies THIS STUNNING 1960S COMPACT IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND WOULD MAKE A BEAUTIFUL GIFT FOR A VINTAGE LOVING LADY. COMPLETE WITH THE ORIGINAL PUFF, £20.00 JANNESVINTAGE.COM

SURELY THE PERFECT VINTAGE INSPIRED DRESS FOR CHRISTMAS! THIS 100% COTTON, BERNIE DEXTER DESIGN IS £120.00 FROM WHAT KATY DID AND HAS US ALL FEELING A LITTLE BIT LUSTFUL. WHO WOULDN’T LOVE TO FIND THIS TURQUOISE 1950S NECKLACE IN THEIR CHRISTMAS STOCKING? FROM MAGPIEVINTAGE

THE THIRD IN KIRSTIE ALLSOPP’S LINE OF RAFT AND HOME-STYLE BOOKS, KIRSTIE’S VINTAGE HOME IS A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BOOK SHELF,

THESE HANDMADE GOLD AND SILVER PIECES ARE INSPIRED BY 1950S POWDER ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE FROM NANCYROSE.CO.UK WITH PRICES FROM £49.00, THEY WOULD MAKE A VERY SPECIAL GIFT FOR A LOVER OF VINTAGE, KITCH AND PIN UP STYLE


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X-Mas Gifts For Gentleman WHY NOT TREAT VINTAGE LOVING MEN TO A BOX SET OF JAMES DEAN’S MOVIES. THAT SHOULD KEEP THEM QUIET FOR A WHILE, ONCE DINNER’S FINISHED! PLAY.COM £9.99 THIS LIMITED EDITION PAINTED WOODEN DRIVER IS BASED ON A CLASSIC WOODEN CLUBAND MADE WITH A COMBINATION OF MODERN MATERIALS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF LATEST TECHNOLOGIES AND THE STYLE OF VINTAGE CLUBS. £30.00 GOLFBAGDEAL.COM AN EXECUTIVE GIFT WITH A DIFFERENCE, THIS LETTER OPENER AND MAGNIFYING GLASS SET IS USEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL AND WILL COMPLIMENT ANY DESK £67.00 FROM ARTISANTI.COM

A MOST ATTRACTIVE PAIR OF 9 CARAT GOLD CUFF LINKS HAVE FULL CHESTER HALLMARKS AND CAN BE DATED TO 1928. £160.00 FROM ANTIQUESAVENUE.CO.UK

What’s on your Christmas List #MVMXmasList


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Gifts For The Home

VIRGINIA GRAHAM’S HAND MADE CERAMIC CUPS ARE AS STRIKING AS THEY ARE COLLECTABLE. THESE STONEWARE MUGS ARE HAND-PAINTED AND DECORATED WITH VINTAGE INSPIRED FLORAL TRANSFERS AVAILABLE FROM MADEBYHANDONLINE.COM FOR £45.0 EACH INCLUDING P&P INSPIRED BY THE BEETLES, THE SERGEANT PEPPER MILL IS THE IDEAL GIFT FOR ANYONE WANTING A LITTLE RETRO COOL £14.99 FROM GETTINGPERSONAL.CO.UK

THE FRENCH BEDROOM COMPANY HAS A WHOLE HOST OF GIFT IDEAS TO MAKE YOUR HOME LOOK LIKE A PALACE. VINTAGE STYLING WITH A MODERN TWIST; WE LOVE THESE BRIGHT LAMPS AND THE INCREDIBLY NAMED DROOL STOOL!

Let us know if you make something unique and we may feature your products!


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Gifts For Children TRADITIONAL, WOODEN TEA PARTY BISCUIT GAME, GREAT FOR TODDLERS. £9.95 FROM THE DOTCOMGIFTSHOP WITH POCKETS, LACE AND POLKA DOTS, THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESS,BASED ON A VINTAGE DESIGN, WOULD MAKE A FANTASTIC PARTY OUTFIT. VITTORIABELLO. COM £32.99 THESE LOVELY 70S STYLE HAIR CLIPS LOOK ALMOST GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT! AND AT £8.00 EACH, WOULD MAKE GREAT STOCKING FILLERS.

WHY NOT TREAT THEM TO A NEW LOOK BEDROOM THIS CHRISTMAS, WITH CATH KIDSTON CIRCUS WALL PAPER £25.00 PER ROLL

What are you asking Santa for? #MVMXmasList


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HOW TO WITH LIPSTICK & CURLS L ip st i ck and Curls show us ‘HOW TO’ w it h The VINTAGE BROW


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Is there such a thing? Absolutely, I think sometimes we can look at an image and the brow can almost point us in the direction of the decade it came from. I feel that brow grooming plays a huge role in the Vintage look and the vintage face however I can‘t help but feel that it is an area that is still neglected. I have always felt eyebrow tools are key beauty items. Perfect brows cannot only give you an instant facelift but they can also define the eyes and other features and structure of the face!

of 1970’s women were already softening the brow for a more natural look. The 1980’s had it’s own iconic brow very strong and full like the 1950’s however less groomed, perhaps even slightly wild.

“Ladies if I was stranded on a desert island with ONE make up product to take with me it would be without a doubt my eyebrow pencil!!!” So what was the difference between the decades? Like everything in the 1920’s the eyebrow was pencil thin, strong and excessive, it was very round in it’s shape giving ladies a very round full face, which was actually fashionable and desirable at the time. The 1930’s brow was still fairly thin however less round in it’s shape, a notable change in this was it’s length as women would extend the point of the brow way beyond it’s natural finish. The 1940’s brow was much thicker in shape and now hardly rounded at all, women were going to work and a more natural feel to the brow was fashioned. The 1950’s brow was again very strong like the 1920’s however the complete opposite in it’s shape. The brow is heavy with a strong angle shape; women would pencil their brows in to make them fuller and stronger.

Your Vintage Brow I think form the 1990’s onwards we have given less attention to the brow and with more ways than ever to shape the brow most women are happy to leave it at that and perhaps feel a little nervous about using a brow pencil or grooming product.

1940’S BROW

I think it is great to have fun with some of the eras above however I think you need to follow your own bone structure. Like anything you can take elements of it’s style and shape and work it into your own. There are so many fantastic products on the market these days so there should be no reason to neglect your brows! My top tips for getting the perfect brows are as follows.

NEVER over pluck! If you are unsure of what shape will suit your face then please leave it to a professional. Brow grooming is fairly inexpensive and widely available so give your brows a treat. Use a pencil or a brow wax or powder. All very good products so find what you feel comfortable using. Always remember to sharpen your pencil; this makes a huge difference to the products pay off!

1960’s thing went natural again as bold colours for the eyes came into play leaving the eyebrows to take a back seat as not to over- Invest in a good pair of tweezers, chances are they will last you alshadow the heavy colour that was extended across the brow bone most a life time (or until you loose them, like I often do!) You will and into the eyebrow. notice the difference and always remove the hair and the follicle, bad tweezers can cause breakage and make it harder to remove The 1970’s brought back the eyebrow slightly however by the end

1920’S BROW

1950’S BROW

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the hair. Tweezerman have always been my favorite and they offer a lifetime of free sharpening too! When tweezering the hair it is handy to have a small brush to brush the hair upwards, this gives a better indication of where the hair is uneven and needs to be plucked. Focus most of your plucking underneath the brow. Only tackle the above if you are confident with your shape and you feel you have only a few hair s to take to complete the shape.

Try to give at least one hour prior to make up application as plucking can leave the skin very red and volatile. Your make up may not sit very well on hot red skin!

1970’S BROW

1980’S BROW

imaginary peak. Turn the brush and beginning your second line again along the top but following the brow bone. Take your pencil/brush and now sit it again at the side of your nose however this time draw your imaginary line going through the outside corner of your eye.

Filling in your brow … for a vintage brow you HAVE to apply product to create a shape. The best and simplest way to shape your brow is to take a pencil/brush and hold it at the side of your nose Again make a mental mark when this line runs through your eyedrawing an imaginary straight line through the center of your eye, brow, as this should be where the brow line stops. You now have with the pencil brush still sitting on the side of your nose. your main shape and you can now soflty fill in underneath. Put an invisible mark where this line runs through your brow, as this is the peak of your shape. Now draw one line with your Amanda Moorhouse pencil/brush starting at the inner top corner of the brow working across the top in one straight smooth line and stop at your www.lipstickandcurls.net


Mo-vember, the month formerly known as November

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Show Your Support For Men’s Health Charities

JUST A FEW OF OUR FAVOURITE MOUSTACHES FROM THE PAST.... DURING NOVEMBER EACH YEAR, ‘MOVEMBER’ IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SPROUTING OF MOUSTACHES ON THOUSANDS OF MEN’S FACES IN THE UK AND AROUND THE WORLD. THE AIM OF WHICH IS TO RAISE VITAL FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH, SPECIFICALLY PROSTATE CANCER AND TESTICULAR CANCER.

We like a moustached gentleman at any time of year but Mo-vember is THE month for lovers of face furniture! If you are a gent, why not grow a moustache and raise some money in support of your fellow men; we’d love to see photos! Ladies, don’t forget to support friends and partners; your role as a mosista is crucial. For more information, visit Movember.com

...AND SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE MODERN DAY MOUSTACHE HEROES!


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A MONTH WITH

OCCASIONS

T HIS IS SUE WE SHAR E A MONT H WITH O C CASIONS - BASE D IN TH E ELUSIV E WALTHAMSTOW M AR K ET

A Brand New Shop Combining Stationery, Jewellery, Tiara’s, Keepsake gifts, Cakes, Dessert table’s & favours!


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A Month With - Occasions


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THIS MONTH WE TAKE A LOOK AT A NEW START UP COMPANY OCCASIONS. A CULMINTATION OF TWO PREVIOUS CHIC BUSINESSES INSIDE THE ELUSIVE VINTAGE HEAVEN THAT IS WOOD STREET, MARKET, IN E17.

printer’s, Clocks, hand-made soaps, fabric’s of all kinds, a curtain maker, Dress maker, several unit’s selling crockery, crystal and other such items, Vintage memorabilia, collectable books, a unit full of chairs, a painter, a framing company, a coffee shop and a Vintage Tea room ( which is absolutely beautiful).

During the last 6 weeks approximately we (Lau @ French made and ‘Sigh!’ Bespoke designs) have joined together to open a small unit inside one of London’s best kept secret’s ‘Wood Street Indoor Market’ it’s in Walthamstow E17 It’s hidden away behind 3 entrances and is a treasure trove of vintageness.

THERE ARE MORE BUT THERE’S SO MANY I HAVEN’T HAD TIME TO GO ROUND AND LOOK PROPERLY YET.

Each unit has its own shop front, there’s so many different things on offer too. The market has Vintage clothing shops, second hand (antique as well) furniture, record shops, Jeweller’s, café,

My new business partner Laurence (Lau or Lauren to everyone) found the market and it was her brain storm to open a shop there. I (Janet) had only met Lauren once, at a wedding fair but instantly liked her, she advertised on Facebook for a stationer who might be interested in joining forces to take on this venture. I replied and the rest is history as they say albeit


only a few months worth!!! Luckily, but not surprisingly we get on extremely well, we both have the same taste in almost everything except music ha ha, ah well you can’t have everything. Our love of Vintage, Shabby chic and all things different have made us what we both hope will be a successful combination.

swags around the edges, tying it up with lace. Next we needed furniture and being huge fans of the shabby chic look that’s what we wanted, but funds wouldn’t allow. So I searched boot sales and found 2 chairs, which we painted with Chalk paint and made cushions for. Then we found a warehouse that did house clearances (my idea of heaven) wall We got the keys on 1st to wall furniture all in September and had need of TLC. We got a hoped to be open within 1940’s style dressing 2 weeks, how wrong table and a drop leaf were we……it took a lot table, which were both longer to clear, decorate, painted in the same furnish and add our way as the chairs. The stamp to the shop. dressing table is used We stripped the floor as our desk and we and found a laminate replaced the handles was laid underneath with sparkly ones so we sanded that and that look like huge painted it cream. diamonds. Actually its my favourite piece. Next We wallpapered the we needed shelving. back wall and painted the rest. The high ceiling The market has 2 was almost impossible traders which deal in for us to reach but second hand furniture needed something to and one had an old pine make it look less yucky, corner unit which once so we draped material painted looked perfect. across and attached IKEA was next, we

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got 2 white bookcases and attached different kinds of lace to the edge of the shelves. Lengths of MDF made our shelves for storage, we decorated boxes and baskets to store ribbon’s, lace and flowers. In between all this work I had a Wedding Fair at Garon‘s Park in

Southend, Invitations to make for an 18th birthday, a few pearl re-stringing jobs for a Mitchells Jeweller’s in Brentwood, Essex, ’and samples to make for the shop. Lauren had


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a Vintage Wedding fair to attend, several wedding cakes to make and a some birthday cake orders to fill. Not to mention a photo shoot for a Gothic style Wedding. All very exciting but VERY time consuming. Finally we were ready to open and on the 13th October we held a small launch party, many friends attended and we got a lot of support from other businesses inside the market. Lauren is French and designs, create’s the most wonderful Cakes, Dessert tables, Sweet’s, Favor’s and dresses the tables to match. I design and make all kinds of Stationery, preferably to whatever theme or colour scheme the client has in mind.

If you would like Modern Vintage Magazine to show your vintage month however big or small, email us at Admin@ModernVintageMagazine.com and tell us why your month is worth it!

I also make Vintage style Tiara’s, matching Jewellery, Keepsake items and anything else my creative mind comes up with during my waking hours. We both love the market, all the

other trader’s are so friendly, proper East end charm towards everyone. We have had great feedback, all who see us say it’s a beautiful shop and that our work is stunning, that makes all the hard work, time and money we have put into it more than worth it. All we need to do now is let the whole world know where we are and invite everyone to visit!!

FROM US ALL HERE AT MVM WE WISH YOU ALL THE LUCK, AND WE LOVE TO SUPPORT ALL NEW VENTURES AND IDEAS. YOU CAN HELP OUT TOO, JUST POP DOWN TO OCCASIONS AND SAY HELLO TO JANET SMITH. FIND THEM ON FACEBOOK AT: HTTPS://WWW. FACEBOOK.COM/ OCCASIONSE17 OR EMAIL OCCASIONSWSM@ HOTMAIL.CO.UK


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SPOTLIGHT ON

VINTAGE MANCHESTER AWARDS

KIK I DEV I L L E H O S T S A SUM PT I O US AWARDS C ER EM O NY REC OG NI S I NG T H E B EST OF V I NT AG E I N THE NOR T H W ES T


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BORN OUT OF VINTAGE LIFESTYLE BLOGGER SUSAN EARLAM’S FRUSTRATION, THAT MANCHESTER WAS LACKING A WEBSITE FOR LOCAL EVENTS, VENUE’S, EXHIBITIONS THAT WERE VINTAGE IN NATURE, VINTAGE MANCHESTER WAS BORN. Now a thriving vintage community, The Vintage Manchester Awards recognizes the hard work, talent and genius of the vintage retailers, designers and venues of the North West. Rachel Palmer joins the party. “I’m sorry everyone. That was a little bit ‘showboaty’ wasn’t it”, smiles Kiki DeVille to a roaring crowd. The charismatic singer has just thrilled the great and the good of the vintage scene. Entertaining the crowds with her velvet tones, is just one of her jobs, later on Kiki will announce the winners of the 2012 Vintage Manchester Awards. The prizes are many, with accolades given for Best Vintage Fair, Best Vintage DJ and Best Vintage Furniture Shop, to name a few. Matt and Phred’s , a jazz venue in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter played host to the event, where guests sipped glorious cocktails and enjoyed boozy, miniature cakes from Pin Ups in Pinnies.

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MANY OF THE OUTFITS AND THE ‘HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR’ DRESS CODE WAS ADHERED TO BY BOTH LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

This looked like no awards ceremony I have ever attended. There were no tickets, instead an exclusive feeling guest list was used. There were moustaches; lots of moustaches given that vintage events tend to be attended largely by ladies. And there was noise; lots of noise. This was an inclusive vintage event, although there was clearly an ‘in crowd’ forming amongst winners and their guests, everywhere you looked there were hand shakes, air kisses and exchanges of names. Vintage Manchester are a friendly crowd.

To my left a bespectacled man with a moustache that would rival Salvador Dali’s, to my right Suzie Sequin, the image of Marilyn Monroe in gentlemen prefer blondes: this night couldn’t get much better. There were some familiar faces amongst the winners, people we at MVM admire and there were new faces and names aswell.

The decisions were popular and the runners up gracious. There was a real sense of ‘everyone’s a winner’ and if that was lacking, Guests drew close to the stage as organizer Susie Earlam, in a fabulous there were even more cocktails and even a song or two from Grace Kelly inspired gown; joined Kiki Marilyn herself! onstage, for the announcements we IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS had all been waiting for.

FABULOUS COMMUNITY OR READ MORE


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The Winners ABOUT THIS AND OTHER EVENTS, VISIT WWW. VINTAGEMANCHESTER.COM AND JOIN IN THE VINTAGE Best Vintage Fair- Vintage Village FUN. Amazing photography by Lucy Greenhill

Stockport Best Vintage Inspired DesignerKalandra Jane Designs Best Vintage Clothes Shop- J’adore Vintage Clothing Best Vintage Furniture/Home Shop- Rose & Lee Vintage Living Best Vintage Venue- Sugar Junction Best Vintage DJ- Matt & Annabel: Vintage 78DJ’s Best Vintage Night Out- The Whim Wham Club Best Vintage Beauty/Hair- Bethany Jane Davies: The Vintage Beauty Parlour Best Vintage Photographer- Simon Hunt: Alt Studio Best Vintage Event Supplier- For The Love of Vintage Best Vintage BlogDormouseandtheteapot.blogspot. co.uk Best Vintage Newcomer- Vintage

VINTAGE MANCHESTER FOUNDER SUSAN EARLAM

IF YOU’VE GOT AN EVENT COMING UP, LET US KNOW AND WE WILL HELP PROMOTE THE EVENT AND YOU MAY FEATURE YOU IN OUR UPCOMING MAGAZINE


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An Interview with Courtney Crave


International model and performer Courtney Crave keeps a full calendar so it was nice to be able to spend a moment with her while she was in Dallas for the annual Invasion Car Show.

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Held every September in the Dallas art and music community known as Deep Ellum, Courtney was a spotlight model who braved the heat to sign prints and publications for the many attendees soaking up pin-up ladies and classic rides. Most recently, Courtney heard that she had been selected to participate in the 2013 Pin ups for Soldiers calendar slated to be released before the end of the year with proceeds used to build care packages for soldiers enduring deployment in areas of the middle east. It is this very philanthropic spirit that blends with her passion for creating a diverse body of work that makes her quite the “German Dream Girl”.

my height, excel at both modeling and performing I knew I had to go for it. I met Angela when I was first starting out and we’ve been best friends ever since.

When did you first start modeling?

One of your nicknames is “German Dream Girl”. Tell us about how that nickname came about.

I dabbled in fashion modeling until I discovered the world of pinup and glamour in 2006. I’ve been modeling professionally about 6 years now. It was something I wanted to give a shot, so I couldn’t regret never trying. I’m glad that it stuck!

When did you first start burlesque? I started doing burlesque about 2 years after I began seriously pursuing modeling. It seemed like a natural progression to me. Modeling is a type of performing and I get to explore so many

I was born in Italy and raised in Germany and raised essentially as a German by my parents. I thought it was a catchy and cheeky tag line to use here in the USA to showcase my roots.

You travel back to Germany when you can. Is it considered home for you? I will always consider Germany home and hope to move back one day. I got back at least once a year but never feel like I get to spend enough time there. This fall I’m making a trip back and stopping in Paris and Oslo along the way.

You’re very supportive of American service men and women - tell me about that: Thanks to the military, I was able to live the majority of my life in Germany and travel all around Europe and the UK. Some of my closest friends are service men and women that I met while I was living there. We’ve all moved to different areas but we all still keep in touch. I am forever grateful for what these people are willing to give for the rest of us to have what we have.

I hear you’re going to be a part of the Pinups for Soldiers 2013 calendar. Is that true? different aspects of my personality in different ways by doing both modeling and burlesque.

What inspired you to model? Do burlesque? When I was little I used to watch runway shows that would air on television all day and practice walking in my mother’s heels and dresses. It’s something I always wanted to do and never though I was tall enough for. After seeing people like Angela Ryan, who is

Yes! I’m very excited and honored to be a part of something that supports soldiers.

What is it about vintage / pin up style that you love? I feel that the pinup and vintage look is so classy and timeless, it’s flattering on everyone. It’s sexy without being explicit. It can be cutesy or sultry. It incorporates great wardrobe, hair, and makeup options. Every pinup shoot I do makes me feel ultra feminine and


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glamourous.

If you could work with any artist or photographer, who would it be? There’s so many talented people out there! It would be a dream to work with David LaChapelle and Olivia De Berardinis. I’m a huge fan of theirs. And if Helmut Newton were still alive it would be amazing to just have a chat with him, let alone work with him.

Who do you find inspiring in this genre of modeling? I think it’s inspiring how anyone can be a part of it, unlike fashion modeling where you have to fit a certain body type or look. Pinup modeling is always uplifting, inclusive, and fun to look at.

We would like to thank Courtney Crave for her time, and also for the support and work that she will be putting in to the Pinups for Soldiers Calendar 2013. You can check her out on her website where she has a large variety of work (http://www.CourtneyCrave. com) or you may see her on the cover of an Atomic Bombshell Magazine. (http://www. atomicbombshellsmagazine.com)


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CAKE STAND WITH GLASS DOME £23.00 FROM AMAZON.CO.UK

A VERY PRACTICAL WAY TO DISPLAY YOUR CAKES, COOKIES AND PASTRIES, PROTECTING GOODIES FROM PETS AND DUST

CERAMIC MEASURING SPOONS

£5.95 FROM THE DOTCOMGIFTSHOP.COM THESE VINTAGE INSPIRED SPOONS ARE SO SWEET THEY SHOULD ALWAYS BE ON DISPLAY!

ROSE SHAPED BUNT TIN

£31.99 FROM RICHMONDCOOKSHOP.CO.UK WHY NOT TREAT GUESTS TO AN AIMPRESSIVE BUT EASY TO MAKE CAKE BY INVESTING IN A BUNT TIN. THIS ROSE SHAPED ONE IS FANTASTIC!

COOKIE STAMPS

£8.95 FOR THE TWO FROM NOTONTHEHIGHSTREET.COM LEAVE EVERYONE IN NO DOUBT THAT YOUR COOKIES ARE HOME MADE WITH THIS QUIRKY COOKIE STAMPS

How To Make Traditional Parkin THIS RECIPE WAS GIVEN TO US, BY SOMEONE’S AUNTIE, WHO GOT IT FROM HER NEIGHBOUR, WHO FOUND IT IN A SHOEBOX, THAT BELONGED TO HER GREAT GRANDMOTHER, WHO BAKED FOR THE ROYALS…… POSSIBLY. Thought to have developed in the North of England during the industrial revolution, Parkin is a rich gingerbread-like cake, traditionally eaten on Bonfire Night. Bake in advance for a traditional Autumnal treat as connoisseurs believe this

cake is nicer if kept for a few days before eating. You will Need: 225g / 8 oz self-raising flour 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 egg, lightly beaten 115g / 4 oz dark brown sugar 60g / 2oz butter 60g / 2oz golden syrup 60g / 2oz treacle 225 ml whole milk 2 tablespoons porridge oats


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Preheat the oven to 150째C/gas 2. Grease and line a 20cm x 20 cm cake tin Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir in the egg and then the sugar, mixing well. You will have a fairly dry mixture. In a pan, melt the butter, treacle and the golden syrup. Measure out the milk into a jug.

Remove syrup/treacle mixture rom the heat and stir into the milk. Gradually stir the milk mixture into the flour and egg mixture. Stir until smooth, then pour into the prepared tin. Bake for about 50 minutes or until the mixture starts to shrink away from the sides of the tin. Carefully remove from the tin and allow to cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares and serve. Parkin keeps very well and actually tastes better after a couple of days.


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Vintage Finds

1958 TEA CUP AND SAUCER IN BLUE AND GOLD. SOURCED FROM STEPTOES DOG VINTAGE WARES AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT FOR A GOOD FRIEND.

MARY, WHO BLOGS AS MARYPOPPINGHOMESWEETHOME, WAS GIVEN THESE GORGEOUS VINTAGE PLACEMATS BY A VERY KIND FRIEND. THEY STILL HAVE THE OLD PRICE ON THE BACK 12 1/2P TAMMY KENNER OF PINKBUTTERCREAM FOUND THIS LOVELY LEDGER, WITH ENTRIES AS FAR BACK AS THE 1940S AT A LOCAL FLEA MARKET.

VICTORIA FOUND THIS VINTAGE HANDBAG AT A CHARITY SHOP FOR 3.00! IT HAS 5 COMPARTMENTS INSIDE. WE THINK THAT’S A MIGHTY HAND HANDBAG! SOLANAH OF VIXEN-VINTAGE.COM, FOUND THESE MUGS IN AN ANTIQUES HALL IN THE HISTORICAL DISTRICT OF FOLSOM. THEY MATCH THE REST OF HER DINNER SERVICE


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THIS FABULOUS 70S SUITCASE BELONGS TO ELETHEA OF DIDDLE AND RO AND WAS FOUND ON ETSY. THANK GOODNESS FOR ETSY!

THESE VINTAGE LEAF GLASSES WERE FOUND BY DOLLY COL CLARE, IN A UK ANTIQUES CENTRE FOR JUST 20P EACH, SHOWING THAT THEY AREN’T ALWAYS SCARY, EXPENSIVE PLACES.A ISABEL OF HIPSTER MUSINGS WAS LOOKING FOR VINTAGE ITEMS IN HER GRANDMOTHER’S CLOSET WHEN SHE CAME ACROSS THIS SUNNY COLOURED, VINTAGE BURBERRY TRENCH! JENNIFER OF DAINTY POSIES FOUND THIS 1940S BOOK IN A THRIFT STORE! WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE SOME OF THE CRAFT IDEAS INSIDE.

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RACHEL OF VINTAGEFOLLY BOUGHT ONE OF THESE CAMEOS, AND RECEIVED ONE AS A GIFT. SHE CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH ONE IS WHICH?

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READERS PIN UPS To have your images fe atu re d t he y must b e submitte d on our website: Mo de r n Vi nt ageMagazine. com

Oklahoma City’s Renee’ LaRouge


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Our Readers Pin Ups

MODEL VICKI PEREZ CHINADOLL PHOTOGRAPHY

TO HAVE YOUR PINUP FEATURED JUST GO TO MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM AND SUBMIT ONLINE


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RENEE’ LA ROUGE

KIMMIE KAT PHOTOGRAPHER IS KINSEY LEIGH HOOS

RAVEN


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VINTAGE APRON

COURTESY OF FENDERBABE.COM

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DIANNA PRINCE PIN UP PERFECTION PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHARLES ERIKSON

PRETTY THOUGHTS LATEX

VIOLET ECSTASY PINUP INSPIRED BY SNOW WHITE PHOTOGRAPHED BY FOTO RETRO, LINGERIE BY ‘WHAT KATIE DID’

MODEL KIMMIE KAT PHOTOGRAPHY KINSEY LEIGH HOOS ( HOWELL )

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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PINUPS FOR THIS ISSUE. IF YOU ARE A MODEL, PHOTOGRAPHER OR SIMPLY A FAN. TO HAVE YOUR PINUP FEATURED JUST GO TO MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM AND SUBMIT ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRIAN CONRAN

BRIAN CONRAN

SCARLET IRIS VESTIGE PHOTOGRAPHY

SNAP SHOT NINJA

PETA’S VINTAGE BOUTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHED BY JESS COOTE


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VINTAGE INSPIRED To have your images fe atu re d t he y must b e submitte d on our website: Mo de r n Vi nt ageMagazine. c om

Hair Ema Milgate, Make Up Jessica Edgouse, Walldrobe Crystal Wo


orthington, Photographer Hannah Edwards

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Reader’s Vintage Inspired

EVERY MONTH WE GET A VAST AMOUNT OF IMAGES SUBMITTED ON THE WEBSITE THAT ARE GORGEOUS VINTAGE INSPIRED IMAGES, AND WE’VE DECIDED TO HAVE A SECTION DEDICATED TO THESE. I HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS NEW SECTION AND WE WELCOME ALL ONLINE SUBMISSIONS.

AN OLD LAUNDRETTE GLASGOW


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GEMMA CULLENS VINTAGE PHOTOSHOOT

JADE THE VINTAGE TEEN

EMMA BY PYRAMID CLICKS


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AIMEE LOUISE OWENS - NEW LANARK

VINTAGE BODY PAINT

AIMEE LOUISE OWENS - NEW LANARK 2

VINTAGE APRON BY DOTTIE DANA


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IMAGES FROM A IL ETAIT UNE FOIS PHOTOSHOOT TAKEN ON FRIDAY THE 13TH. MODEL : SOPHIE DAINTY

FOR THE CHANCE TO HAVE YOUR IMAGE FEATURED JUST GO TO MODERNVINTAGEMAGAZINE.COM AND SUBMIT ONLINE


Book Review - The Vintage Tea Party Year

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The Vintage Tea Party Year ‘THE VINTAGE TEA PARTY YEAR’ IS THE SECOND BOOK FROM ANGEL ADOREE, NICKNAMED ‘THE QUEEN OF VINTAGE’. We were fans of her first book ‘The Vintage Tea Party’ but believe us when we say, this….is the PERFECT book. Like ‘The Vintage Tea Party’ Adoree’s second offering is awash with whimsical creatures and dark, luxurious images, but there’s something else here too: ‘The Vintage Tea Party Year’ is page after page of sheer joy. The book is separated into sections, featuring different kinds of gatherings. From Hen Parties,

to Christmastime; everything is covered and all of the imaginative ideas are easily transferable to other holidays and events. There are countless recipes including the quirky beef dinner in a jar, edible keys and asparagus cigars, aswell as more familiar treats such as rhubarb cobbler, sweet potato chips and shortbread. Amongst the edible delights are craft projects and hair and make-up advice. Instead of using pencil drawings as in her previous book, Adoree gives us clear step by step instructions with photographs (we like this!) and all in her unmistakable style. It is difficult to explain quite how much we like this book, other than to say it a triumph, it is a delight and it is a must for every vintage lover.

Modern Vintage Magazine Issue 5  

This is issue 5 of our vintage magazine including interviews with Angel Adoree, Reader's Pinups, Vintage Inspired Images, Movember, Vintage...