Vintage Gazing

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Mar 282014
 

If like me you’re a little addicted to Pinterest you may have also heard of similar image sharing sites such asĀ craftgawker, dwellinggawker, stylegawker and their sister sites.

Until recently, (to my knowledge) there hasn’t been a pin board style image sharing resource dedicated solely to vintage. As such When hunting for inspiration I have found myself having to type specific wants into Pinterest without the ability to just select ‘vintage’ and filter by category and even when typing a specific term such as ‘vintage necklace’ you get all manner of irrelevant results simply due to the fact the poster has included the word vintage in the tags or description… even if it’s not.

Enter vintagegazer; a website launched in 2013 much like the above websites with one distinct difference; it’s about everything vintage! [UPDATE: this site is no longer live, 2017]

Vintage GazerThe small team of editors, creatives from Bedfordshire that are responsible for the site manually vet all submissions made by vintage bloggers and sellers from around the world to ensure that only original content and the best photographs are published. Why? Because they’re passionate about vintage, photography, style and blogging and want to ensure you only gaze at lovely items in their best possible light.

We were invited to join the site when they launched and a few of our pictures are already on board. There’s all sorts to gaze at across the spectrum of vintage fashion and lifestyle.

Check it out but be warned, it is very distracting.

Nov 252013
 
Vintage Top Ten As Voted By We Heart Vintage Readers

Earlier this month we joined forces with We Heart Vintage ask folks which item in our shop is their favourite… We got to learn a whole lot about which items people loved the most. Here is the top ten favourite items at the Rag and Magpie shop as voted by We Heart Vintage readers. To my surprise the most loved item isn’t an item of clothing at all…

Sep 262011
 
Attic Rummaging With The Dress Doctor

We have unpacked, rummaged, sorted, hung and repacked for hours on end and two solid days. Amongst the hoards are some mid-twentieth century winter coats, beautiful interwar dresses and petticoats, vintage lingerie and corsets, 1930s knitted intimates and numerous pairs of vintage hosiery still in it’s original packaging…

Apr 132011
 
What We Wore @ Brick Lane

This is my first ever What We Wore photo-blog. It’s the first in what I hope will be a long line of photo-blogs about what we wear out and about and at home: a mishmash of vintage clothing and high street bargains culminating to create a budget retro wardrobe. This is what we wore on Sunday on our Brick Lane cardigan hunt…