Welcome darlings to Moonchild Vintage Madame. A veritable curiosity shop, brimming with ideas and information on vintage fashion, hair, make-up, furniture and even reviews of vintage adventures.
If you are trawling the internet, desperately searching for vintage clothing ideas, how to rock a vintage hat with style or the best vintage inspired locations, then look no further!
A place full of witty anecdotes, personal stories, meanderings on everyday and current issues and choc-a-bloc with vintage inspired lifestyle guidance.
I have adorned these pages with, what I hope you will find are, interesting, helpful and informative tips, tutorials and ideas, sprinkled with that extra vintage style. If you are in the market for vintage decadence, we have a page dedicated to vintage fashion and accessories for sale.
My love for all things vintage started from an early age when I was captivated by films from the 1920s onwards and the glamourous stars that were in them. I was transfixed by the clothes, hair and make-up and wanted to recreate what I had seen on the screen. I gradually learned how to perfect my look, taking inspiration from my favourites of the big screen, Greta Garbo, Vivienne Leigh, Marilyn Monroe were all thrown into the mix.
Soon I filled my everyday life with vintage loveliness. I find immense pleasure from drinking afternoon tea from a china cup and saucer whilst listening to Bessie Smith or Frank Sinatra on my 1950s radiogram. I began to experiment with vintage recipes presented on a vintage dinner set and to explore magnificent country houses adorned with art-deco or nouveau design features. I started to incorporate these design features into my own home, whether it be a simple vintage inspired piece of wallpaper, an ornate lamp or a 1960s cocktail cabinet.
I love to think of all the memories attached to the vintage pieces that I wear or have in my home, of the people who used to own them, cherish them. Who were they? What was their story? I think that is why I adore a vintage lifestyle, because it is not just a dress or a coffee table, it was someone’s dress, someone’s coffee table. Because I began to get compliments on how I looked and what I was wearing, I decided to share my vintage secrets with those who were interested. So if you have a fledgling interest in the glamour of the bygone days or are a seasoned vintageophile, looking for some new ideas, then you have come to the perfect place.
So there you have it, a brief introduction to myself and my website. From a girl trying to help save the world, one vintage inspired step at a time.