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

World Gin Day, Jurassic World and a vintage shift dress: My weekend exploring Wimbledon


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The stars really did align this weekend when World Gin Day happened on the same day my friend and I decided to go and see Jurassic World at the flicks. After a platter of food, a glass of wine, an Continue reading

Feeling fruity! The latest addition to my novelty handbag collection – a pineapple purse


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I’ve got a thing for vintage clothing. No surprise there then. I’ve also got a bit of a thing for vintage handbags and other accessories too. Yeah, yeah I know, hardly ground-breaking news. Despite my vintage credentials, I’m also a Continue reading

Las Ramblas, jazz cruise and a whole lotta ham: What I wore on day one of Barcelona city break


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Love it or loathe it, earlier this month the country was held tightly in the sticky clutches of the UK general election. As a self-confessed politics geek our news website went into overdrive and we pulled an all-dayer, and all-nighter 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