Category Archives: Vintage

vintage Wimbledon: Gussie Moran

Gertrude Moran only ever reached 4th seed but was called Gorgeous Gussie by the press in the 1940 and 1950s after her lacy knickers were spotted under her skirt. A little bit of glam never hurt tennis. And as it’s … Continue reading

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got one nice leather pant?

Inspired by a spat of vintage leather skirts/pant purchases these are the looks that i like at the moment. either: high-waisted vintage, doesn’t need to be skin tight. and then: skinny-like-you-can’t-breathe. these can be new also.         … Continue reading

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lovemore launches on the Aficionado network

Exciting news: louisemore has split into two. louisemore will continue to focus on fashion, accessories and pop culture oddities. Who else is going to curate the weird collection of stuffed animals, jewellery and hairstyles? Didn’t think so… …and a warm … Continue reading

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quilt guilt

I went to the Johannesburg City Library’s sale a few years ago and the best book I bought was a large coffeetable book from the 1980s on Amish quilts. I swear. I dug it out recently and decided that as … Continue reading

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globes are great

I have a total hard-on for vintage globes and wall maps. Not a real collector yet (small flat = large vintage map of world x 1 and 1950s standing globe x 1) but definitely an ardent lover.

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stockings; they just knew better then

My mother taught me to wear stockings. Avoid pantyhose whenever you can, she said. It’s not easy, I can’t find the colours I want in the thickness I like, but I do try. They just knew better in the old … Continue reading

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vintage love

One day when I’m a grown-up I’d like to be able to afford couture gowns like these. And the fact that they’re vintage doesn’t mean they’re discount, or bargains by any means. And why should they be? The fact that … Continue reading

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