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Gil Elvgren - The Pinup Painter

Gil Elvgren - The Pinup Painter

Gillette Elvgren , known as Gil Elvgren famous for the wonderful vintage inspired pin up paintings capturing striking poses beauty & humor through his work ..    Gill was an American painter of pin up girls and advertising, he studied at a private school in Chicago at the American Academy Of Art college.. from here  Elvgren painted calendar illustrations for Brown & Bigelow a long standing company to which he worked from 1945 to 1972, Browns & Bigelow are based in Minnesota USA where they sell branded apparel and promotional merchandise still to this day, there is literally every item imaginable that can be branded. He was strongly...

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My First Visit To The Amazing Goodwood Revival - By Lois J Elise

My First Visit To The Amazing Goodwood Revival - By Lois J Elise

As I began taming my unruly mane on the morning of Saturday 17th September, I couldn’t quite believe that I would finally be attending the Goodwood Revival with Rock ‘n’ Romance Vintage, an event I’ve wanted to go to ever since I first started wearing vintage-inspired fashion and with one of my absolute favourite vintage reproduction brands. A celebration of historic motor racing that has been held at the Goodwood Racing Circuit in Sussex since 1998, in which almost every attendee wears period dress, the Revival is truly the jewel in the crown of vintage events. But of course it’s...

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What Is CC41 ?

What Is CC41 ?

What  does CC41 mean ?? Firstly, lets start at the beginning .. some of you will know this but for many of us CC41 is just a label but what does it mean?.. so to give a bit of background info CC41 stands for Civilian Clothing. The 1940s featured clothes heavily influenced by WWI and WWII. This is also where the 41 number comes into play.  Clothes, including dresses, blouses, skirts, trousers, cardigans, jackets and outerwear, rationing was announced on 1 June 1941. The British government needed to reduce production and consumption of civilian clothes to safeguard raw materials and release workers and factory...

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Get Goodwood Revival Ready..

Get Goodwood Revival Ready..

https://youtube.com/shorts/AxRXGV2iix8?feature=shareGive Me Goodwood On A Summers Day And You Can Forget The Rest Of World..             Goodwood Revival one of the most, if not THE most talked about and visited vintage festivals here in the UK.        People attend in there thousands and from all across the globe to take a step back in time to a glamorous era and celebrate the wonderful bygone eras of motorsport and fashion ..  however they are not gone .. they are here it's all here at Goodwood Revival..    3 days of pitstop madness upclose to those...

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Let's Celebrate In Red White & Blue .. All The Info You Need For The Platinum Jubilee

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Let's Celebrate In Red White & Blue ..  All The Info You Need For The Platinum Jubilee

I absolutely adore our Queen .. Her Royal Majesty..  I am so excited to write this next Blog post .. i have always loved celebrating all Royal moments celebrations. .. i especially loved VE day .. even though it was in the garden , and not the usual street closure that we had before .. I have also been raised to appreciate our monarchy.. yes.. i stand every Christmas day and honour our beautiful Queen Elizabeth. Family tradition i suppose .. but none of the less.. i love it ! standing along side my mum, dad and siblings , as...

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