Helen Brown

In the lead up to my 40th birthday everyone around me constantly asked me how I felt about turning 40? Was I going to celebrate it? How did I plan to celebrate? Was I worried about it? So I decided to read a few articles written by women who had already turned 40 […]

Feeling 40…

Summer Style Guide A guide to creating your own individual look for festivals, holidays and special summer occasions, by integrating vintage with your modern wardrobe. Be assured that by choosing vintage it is guaranteed that you will be the only one wearing your outfit, no embarrassing same-dress situations! You are also making […]


How to get your wardrobe ready for Spring…   Spring has officially landed. Really? It certainly doesn’t feel like it with the weather we are having, but in the world of fashion it is most definitely here. The sales are over. Spring and Summer clothes are hitting the shops and […]


Festive Fashion – A vintage guide for the busy season ahead Halloween is over so it’s officially ok to start thinking about Christmas! Most importantly what you will be wearing to upcoming festive events; The Work Christmas Do, Friends and Family Parties, Shopping Trips, Winter Walks, The Big Day itself […]


Using vintage and vintage inspired high street fashion to create a unique look for Autumn I am sure I am not alone in feeling totally cheated of my Summer this year?! My dream of endless sunshine and wearing all my lovely vintage summer dresses was shattered by the terrible weather we endured. […]


…Great fun had by vintage lovers at jelly’s Open for Art Festival workshop Friday 3 July saw the first of an exciting new vintage workshop ‘Step into Vintage’ launched as part of jelly’s Open for Art Festival at the Jelly studios, Jackson’s Corner in Reading. Delegates were treated to an […]

Step into Vintage workshop…

All Vintaged Up & Alexandra Vintage talk business with BOB front lady and vintage fashion ambassador Dawn O’Porter In October last year Dawn O’Porter launched her online vintage business BOB (named after her signature bob hairstyle), selling a mixture of one-off pieces of vintage clothing and her own vintage inspired […]

Talking vintage business with Dawn O’Porter…