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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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Stellar Prints from One Hundred Stars: New In!

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Stellar Prints from One Hundred Stars: New In!

One Hundred Stars is a small, family run business with a strong sense of ethics that produces luxurious bags, scarves, gowns, and headbands in a range of stunning botanical and map prints. They are committed sustainable practices in terms of both the materials they use and the people they employ to make their unique fashion items and we adore how these ethics line up with our own. One Hundred Stars even design their gorgeous garments with sustainability in mind, making sure that there are the right off cuts to create their beautiful range of headbands! We are, of course, beyond...

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Fast Fashion and Returns Policies that Overwhelm Landfill

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Fast Fashion and Returns Policies that Overwhelm Landfill

If you’re anything like us Dolls, you’re a busy human being and you have a job, commitments, and bills to pay. Like us, you’ve likely found yourself in a bit of a pinch when it comes to finding the time to go out and shop for new clothes. Going shopping, for most of us, tends to be a whole-day experience. We might arrange to meet friends and go for lunch whilst we hit the shops for a wardrobe update, or to stock up on the essentials. Unfortunately, owing to our hectic schedules, we don’t often have time to make shopping...

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Knockout Knitwear for Autumn/Winter from Emmy

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Knockout Knitwear for Autumn/Winter from Emmy

You lovely lot seem to lavish the knits from Swedish company Emmy, so we decided to stock up on some seasonal favourites for you to enjoy. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with Emmy, they are a small, family run business based in Sweden who prioritise ‘feminine, high-quality clothing for women of all shapes and ages’. Emmy’s founder, Emmy Nilsson, graduated from Copenhagen Academy of Fashion Design in 2010 and has dedicated her time to producing easy-to-wear vintage inspired fashion items with a quality that aims to ‘slow down the pace of the fashion industry’ by producing smaller...

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Nursing Uniforms Past and Present: A Brief Look at the History of Nursing Fashion

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Nursing Uniforms Past and Present: A Brief Look at the History of Nursing Fashion

Until quite recently, there were traditionally three parts to a nurse’s uniform: a cap, a dress, and a pinafore. The cap and pinafore were usually made of white cotton and were expected to be heavily starched and pristinely clean. Even this far back people understood that there was a correlation between hygiene and health – it’s this correlation, and the need for a functional, yet visually appealing uniform that have influenced nursing uniforms of the present day.  In this blog post, we’re going to go on a whistle-stop tour of British nursing uniforms through the ages and their place in...

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