Down by the riverside! Exploring London’s South Bank while not wearing a stitch (of vintage)

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I’ve clocked up nearly twelve months in Wimbledon – that’s a year of writing, teaching, editing, reviewing, eating, drinking, dancing and laughing. Although I’ve made the most of where I live since moving here I’ve generally avoided the popular places where you’re likely Continue reading

Game, set and outfit! Wimbledon 2015 and The Open prove unlikely vintage style inspirations

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As most people know, sport isn’t really my bag. Not that I don’t appreciate sporty activities, but I’d much rather be getting stuck in and playing myself rather than watch other people have a craic at it. Saying that, living Continue reading

Don’t blow it! Campaigners host Marks & Spencer hanky stitch-ins across UK to urge retailer to pay living wage

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Crafty campaigners are staging ‘stitch-ins’ at Marks & Spencer branches across the UK urging retail chiefs to pay workers a living wage. The Craftivist Collective is joining forces with charity ShareAction and staging a series of events in M&S branches Continue reading

Silent Saturday featuring Wonder Woman sandals, Kim Jon-un and flamingos – in pictures

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It’s been a busy one at Chez Vintage this week. We’ve managed to put two e-reader editions of the paper to bed this week which involves fiddling around with copy, pictures and page layouts until your eyeballs glaze over. My Continue reading