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


floral h&m dress featured

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


vintage tartan trousers selfie sunshine landscape

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

Craftivist Collective m&s stitch in PollyBraden

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


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