It’s the Super Dooper Seventies!

Me & Simon selling our ’70s related wares at the first Super Dooper ’70s Day in 2013. This event, organised by my good buddy Paul McAlpine, was something completely different – primarily he wanted to organise something for 1970s car owners, as cars from this decade often get overshadowed by vehicles from other periods, and back in […] Continue reading →

Let’s party like Gatsby!

<a href=””>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> My own vintage style has always been the 1950s, with it’s roots in my lifelong love for 1950s music and popular culture. Over the years my interests & passions have gradually extended to cover music, movies, culture and fashion from many different periods of time but this has never […] Continue reading →

That Dress No. 2)

This image by Stephen Plumb Photography (it’s a red shoe thing…) Gather around, and I will tell you the story of another favourite from my wardrobe… I started to think about this dress at a friend’s 21st birthday party recently, as one of my main gifts from my fiance (now husband!) for my very own 21st in […] Continue reading →

Pamper Me, Vintage!

I’m currently knee deep in vintage nighties & slips getting ready for a wedding fair this weekend – my very first event with a stall dedicated to nothing but nightwear & lingerie, plus a little linen & lace for your vintage trousseau -eek!! exciting but a little nerve-wracking too! One of my (many!) inspirations for aiming my […] Continue reading →

Stay Cool!

    Over the last couple of days I’ve been getting really fed up with the weather and the whole not being able to sleep thing (I was excited to see a link on the internet today with advice on how to get to sleep in the heat but it was basically opening & closing […] Continue reading →

My weekend with Hitchcock, in THAT skirt.

  This is the story of a very special skirt that I recently had made for me & those who follow me on Facebook have been getting teaser posts & waiting to see a proper photo of it for ages! It began with a post on my FB page from a lady called Gemma with […] Continue reading →

An Old Fashioned Trousseau

    What does the idea of a trousseau mean to you? I think I always took it to mean a collection of clothing and maybe linen, bedding etc that a young woman would collect or have collected for her to see her along her way in her new married life, a kind of old […] Continue reading →

That Dress No. 1)

  I have a lot of dresses, mostly original 1950s ones, I have no idea how many (hey, how about a guess the number of dresses in Susie’s wardrobe one day?) except they are all stuffed into a room that I can’t move in at the moment & to be honest, most of them don’t […] Continue reading →

It’s Peachy Keen in Ipswich!!

  My name is Susie, I live in Norwich and I love Ipswich. That may be difficult for some folk to grasp as there seems to be a slight tension between the places sometimes which I gather is partially football related, but luckily football is none of my business & in my world I’m allowed […] Continue reading →

A Night With the Costume Department

  I had a very enjoyable night out with a difference at one of Norwich’s beautiful theatres last Saturday when Mr P & I headed to The Maddermarket for a closer look at the costume department… It all started a couple of weeks ago when I found myself waiting in the bar of The Maddermarket […] Continue reading →