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Roundup: Spring/Summer 2022 Pretties

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Roundup: Spring/Summer 2022 Pretties

The sun has (finally) made an appearance and we’re praying to the fashion gods for a sickly sweet, sticky hot summer worthy of all our vintage fabulousness and finery. Mrs Darling has outdone herself this year and our quality check of this season’s stock was a non-stop swoon fest with lots of trying things on (aka an after-hours fashion show!). Read on for a whistle-stop tour of some of our absolute favourites new in for the Spring/Summer season. You might want to buckle up though, there’s a lot and it’s all goooooorgeous. Psst: if you don’t have time to read...

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5 reasons I’m not going on a diet this New Year

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5 reasons I’m not going on a diet this New Year

And why I’m choosing self-acceptance, New Year's intentions and clothes that make me feel fab instead For many of us, the ringing in of the new year brings a sense of renewal and transformation. We might decide to make resolutions, be them to clear out the clutter in our wardrobes, to be more generous, or even to shop more sustainably for our clothes in the new year.  After a season of indulgence over the Christmas period, it seems to have become a natural occurrence that many people will feel the need to embark on some sort of diet in the...

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Cosy Looks for Autumn/Winter: From Guy Fawkes Night to Winter Markets

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Cosy Looks for Autumn/Winter: From Guy Fawkes Night to Winter Markets

Bonfire Night has been celebrated ever since 1605, when a conspiracy to assassinate the Protestant King James I of England and VI of Scotland and replace him with a Catholic head of state failed. Not ones to pass up the opportunity to relive someone else’s misfortune (we even cheer in the pub when someone smashes a glass) we Brits have celebrated this failed plot ever since – that’s 416 bonfire nights. Now, we love those pretty pyrotechnic displays as much as the next person, but we thought we’d also take a minute to acknowledge just how stressful this time of...

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Our Newest Addition: Luxurious Hosiery from Ballerina's Secret

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Our Newest Addition: Luxurious Hosiery from Ballerina's Secret

Mrs Darling has been busy scoping out new stock and potential new brands to bring to our loyal customers. So, suffice it to say that we were beyond excited when Mrs Darling told us about hosiery brand Ballerina’s Secret. We are even more excited to announce the arrival of this new brand into the boutique and our online shop this autumn! Ballerina’s secret is small Polish vendor who specialises in high quality stockings, tights, and hold-ups with a modern, sensual twist on some classic vintage looks. Their stockings work perfectly with our vintage fashion, and they have styles to suit...

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Where did vintage fashion come from, and why are we so obsessed with it?

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Where did vintage fashion come from, and why are we so obsessed with it?

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you are a self-professed lover of all things vintage fashion just like me. But, like me, you’ve probably found yourself wondering where the term came from, and how vintage fashion has become so popular. Well, maybe you haven’t, but hopefully I’ve got you thinking now! The ‘olden-days’ look has become so popular that it has even generated its own sub-genre, reproduction vintage, for those of us who want a genuine vintage look but perhaps a little more practicality (looking at you stretchy fabrics). If you’ve ever wondered why you seem to sniff out...

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