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Europe: the Grand Vintage Tour

The other night at around 2am, in a dizzying spell of Fab Gabs fever, I pressed “submit order” on Etsy to the most divine 60s trapeze coat I ever did see. Ladies and gentlemen, behold!


The sleeves! Oh, the sleeves! It’s oh-so-divine, I’m not sure I’ll ever reconcile myself to its beauty.

I show you this glorious coat not just because it’s glorious, but also because it is destined to be my official Europe coat, and I wanted to tell the blogosphere that I’ll be popping across from Australia very soon. Yes, to Europe I go! With this mohair 60s number as my constant companion.

I’ll be flitting about from November onwards, dropping into The Netherlands to visit my wayward sibling, then lolling about in London for as long as I can manage (with plans to collide with Johnny and June and make it to Chap Magazine’s Grand Anarcho-Dandyist Ball in early December). I’ll be home in Australia for Christmas, then waltzing back over to live in Lyon, France for six months. Quel voyage !

It’s time I started gathering flea market tips and café suggestions, making lunch dates and finding swing dance classes to frequent. So lovely vintage people, are you in London? Are you in the Netherlands, France, or any nearby town with nice cafés and vintage stores? If so, please tell me your secrets, vintage-related or otherwise. And let’s hang out.

Because all this Europe talk has me in a Europe mood, here’s a photo flashback of the last time I was wandering through your medieval towns. Soon cobblestones and I will be reunited!


Tweedy times ahead en Europe.

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Oh la la, Instagram

Coucou !

Although I’ve been a little neglectful of my dear blog here as of late, all Ravishing Retro channels have not been dead. Perhaps some you know that I have quite a raging Instagram addiction, as of about a month or so ago. It’s a little dire to say the least; I feel so incredibly cliché. Nevertheless, it has allowed me to chronicle my sartorial choices far more regularly than I otherwise would have done. So voila, here is one week of uni classes (well, four days) through the eyes of my wardrobe and Instagram account:

1950s frock Camden Passage, London | Belt Review | 1940s cardigan The Attic, Vegas | Hair flower Circa Vintage

Second-hand frock Cambridge, UK | Cardigan Dangerfield | Belt Dangerfield | Brooch Gift | Hair flowers Sportsgirl

1950s frock Camden Passage, London | Belt Bettie Page | Cardigan Country Road | Scarf Cambridge, UK | 1950s necklace Camden Passage, London

1950s frock Retrostar, Melbourne | Cardigan Dangerfield | Belt Alannah Hill

For more slightly overexposed, yet still quite enjoyable photos like these, you can look me up as @ravishingretro. Hurrah!

In other news, I’ve finally moved house! This means I have all my glorious frocks back, so I daresay things will be a lot more lively around here. Once a proper internet connection is installed, hopefully I’ll be dropping by more frequently.

A bientôt !

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