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Outfit details:

  • Dress - Storied Vintage
  • Shoes - Becca & Louise
  • Gloves - Einav Fadida
  • Belt - Netaly Shany
  • Crinoline - Swank Underpinnings
  • False Lashes - Luxie Lash
  • Pearls - gift
  • Headband - DIY (see below)

DIY 1950's Style Headband

Recreate the look with Alexandra's 1950's style headband tutorial:



What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

So hard to say! I suppose at the moment I am really in love with an orange, floral, 1950's, new look style dress that I found at an Etsy shop called Mable Rose. I wear it every time I get the opportunity!


Who are your style icons?

Definitely Audrey Hepburn and other old movie actresses- I just adore watching movies from the 40's and 50's- it's amazing to see how the clothes move and flow.


Do you have any favourite designers?

I love Dior and Oscar de la Renta- their designs are so romantic and gorgeous!

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

Etsy, without question! Where I live, it's so hard to find good vintage pieces. Etsy makes my dreams of a vintage wardrobe come true- it's so practical and easy to use- I can spend hours on there.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I have made some of my clothes before- I mainly try and wing it- sometimes it turns out, sometimes not- I am a lazy seamstress and neglect to use patterns- haha! Though, sewing does come in handy because I often have to take in my clothes.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

I suppose the best advice I have is not to be afraid to wear what you love! We live in a time that allows you to get away with pretty much anything style-wise... any trend, any era- it's fantastic!

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

I recently stumbled across Esme and the Laneway- LOVE it! Her style is so beautifully vintage- it's so inspiring! 


Check out Alexandra's blog at Into The Woods »

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA •

The best thing about living in Las Vegas is that there's always something going on somewhere, any time, any day! Plus, it's usually super-cheap to fly out here, so all my friends and family get to enjoy my city!




We head to Maryland to explore the beautiful sewing room of textile designer Betz White.


"My 2 favorite things about the space are 1) the closets for storage and 2) the windows to the park behind our house."





Tell us about your space?
My studio space occupies a spare bedroom in my home. We live in central Maryland outside of Washington, DC. My studio is on the second floor and measures about 12' x 15'. The space doubles as a guest room and I have a pull-out couch for when we have company. Most times the couch is full of pillows and books. I don't share the space but it is very open and inviting for my kids to come in, flop on the couch and hang out with me. It's also my work space where I sew and design patterns for my sewing pattern line.

What have you done to make your space cosy, beautiful or inspiring?
The couch/pillows/coffee table makes a cozy place to sketch and day dream. Or nap! One wall is covered with my inspiration board for pinning up magazine swipes, swatches, print outs, etc. It hangs over my antique drawing table that was originally my husband's grandfather's drafting table.
How do you keep organized?
My closets are full of shelves with see-through fabric bins. I also have an antique armoire that I stash books and other stuff in.

Any tips & tricks for organising supplies?
I'm not the most organized person. I try to clean up after each big project and put things away so I can start fresh. About once a year I have a big purge and dig out the closet to get rid of things that are just taking up space.

Which are your favourite possessions and are there any of your own creations on display?
I have shelving over my computer area that displays things my kids made, some of my childhood toys and small felted objects that I've made. I have also started to collect vintage needlework so that will be filling my walls as well.

How do you organise your inspiration and ideas?
For current projects, I pin ideas up onto my inspiration board. I also sketch in a spiral bound sketchbook when I am brainstorming a new project.

Where do you look for inspiration?
The internet, the bookstore, the thrift store and just going on long walks to let the mind wander!

If you had three wishes, what would you do to make it the dream space?
I'd love to have a wood floor, a large cutting table for fabric and more windows!


Make sure to check out the Betz White website to see her gorgeous textiles »
Kiev, Ukraine •

If a person who lives in New-York, will come to Kyiv (or Kiev) first thing they'll notice - a small number of skyscrapers. And that's true. Kyiv has only a few of them. Whereas there are dozens of houses built in 1950-th or even in 1920-th! If you take a stroll along Kiev streets, you'll definitely find them, especially if you deviate from the centre of the city. Kiev has lots of parks. Some of them are enormous!!! For example, Golosiivkiy Park is 140 hectares! So be sure that you'll always find a place to jog, chill out with a book, and have a picnic with your friends or sit & craft (you'll soon read some of the best). That's why I love my city. You'll always find a cozy place to do stuff or to hang around.



Outfit details:

  • Trench Coat - DIY (see below)
  • Jumper - DIY
  • Trousers - Zara
  • Shoes - Just Cavalli
  • Bag - vintage

DIY Sequin Embellished Trench Coat

Recreate the look with Alessia's Sequin Embellished Trench Coat tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Fashion is always evolving and I'm interested in new trends, but there are some garments I'm always drawn to like faux furs and aran jumpers for winter, animal prints, vintage jewelry and studded accessories.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

My leather jacket. I think it adds something to any outfit. It looks good on a jeans and tee look and it's also terrific on a  girly cocktail dress. 

Who are your style icons?

 My granma, she had a great taste and a great influence in my life, her elegance and grace are unforgettable.  When I look at her pictures she is always perfectly dressed. She often crafted her clothes and she was a fine embroiderer. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

I have a big admiration for Alexander McQueen, his work was inspiring on so many levels, both for the quality of craftsmanship and for the creative vision that went beyond clothes.  His runway shows were artistic performances.  Giorgio Armani is the master of elegance. Armani Privè collections embody the dream of couture and luxury. Miuccia Prada is avant garde, her shows are often object of debates, but her vision slowly becomes predominant until everyone wants to buy her clothes. 

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I buy a lot of fabrics. Everywhere I go I look for fabrics shops and buy a few meters of fabric, so I buy a lot of “clothes to be”.

I like to shop for shoes more than clothes and I love quality italian shoes above all.

I like to shop at Ovs, Asos, Topshop, Zara, H&M, Denny Rose, Coin among others. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I like to customize what I wear and add a personal touch to an outfit with accessories I make. I'll knit a few jumpers for winter and I'm planning to sew a couple of party dresses for the holiday season. 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

Even the most classical outfit becomes special with one statement accessory, a necklace or a belt. You can buy an inexpensive dress and spend on shoes that catches attention and you can match a print with a bright color for look that pop.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Check out Alessia's blog at Matter Of Style »

Berlin, Germany •

Berlin is full of strange and colorful people, artists, musicians... it never gets boring. I love about Berlin that you can do/eat/get anything you could possibly think of at any time of the day. Eat in a fancy restaurant at 4:00 in the morning. Go scuba diving. Visit a flea market today. And another tomorrow. And another the day after. It’s totally different from the village, where I grew up - and I love it.



Outfit details:

  • Top - Lazy Oaf
  • Skirt - Lazy Oaf
  • Dinosaur Bag - DIY (see below)

DIY Dinosaur Handbag

Recreate the look with Ally's dinosaur handbag tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Very cartoony! I love anything bright and colourful and really bold patterns. I once worked in a primary school and the kids found it really easy to paint and draw my outfits- I took that as a good sign. 

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

Oh gosh I have sooo many. I'm such a dress hoarder; I will never be able to have enough pretty dresses. My favourites would have to be my skunk dress and my toucan dress

Who are your style icons?

Hmm that's a really hard one! I'm not really sure. I think I'd have to go more for genres than people! I love theatrical clothing and I think a lot of my outfits are really costumy. I've always been really inspired by stage costumes and anything where the way someone dresses clearly has to represent who that person is and what they're about. 

Do you have any favourite designers?

I love Christian Lacroix for his mental designs and Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada because she's not afraid of colour one little bit.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

We have an amazing vintage shop called Armstrongs down our road which is fabulous; if you visit Edinburgh it is a must. Apart from that I am a big fan of Lazy Oaf. 

Do you make or customise your outfits?

Yeeeeah! I Make most of my dresses myself. I just love starting off with a piece of fabric and then a couple of hours later being able to wear a dress. I love printing my own fabrics too; I think it makes my designs really personal. 

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

I think just do what makes you feel most like you. I love wearing bright opaque tights and garish prints but only because that's what works for me. 

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

Check out Ally's blog, Now That's Pretty »

Saint Petersburg, Russia •

I love Saint Petersburg and not only because it's my native city. It's very beautiful and has a very rich history despite being built in 1703. There are also many interesting and unordinary places, different art projects and modern art galleries. Local people always call the city just Piter. So, don't be surprised if you see that name.




This week Tabby recreates the eccentric colourful style of singer Kate Nash.

Kate Nash has changed from the girly-girl of "Foundations" to the badass-feminist of "Sister", so she's not afraid of trying out new things. She can combine cuteness with a rock'n'roll attitude and always glamourous.



Outfit details:

  • Red cardigan - Target
  • White tank - Old Navy
  • Blue wool skirt - Target
  • Tights - Target brand, DIY (See below)
  • Gray boot socks - DIYed by me
  • Brown boots - DSW

DIY Polka Dot Tights

Recreate the look with Amy's Polka Dot Tights tutorial:



How would you describe your style?

Classic casual or casual classic. I like to be comfortable and, with my children and my 'making' lifestyle, I like to wear things that are easily washed. I am not a trendy person so I live in things I can wear year after year.

What's your favourite piece in your wardrobe?

I love my jeans, my brown boots and slip-on mules, I love cardigans and long sleeve tees. 

Who are your style icons?

I don't know that I cling to a specific icon's style but I do appreciate the style of Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson, Victoria Beckham and, yes, Kate, wife of Prince William.

Do you have any favourite designers?

Haha! No. I don't pay attention enough for that.

Where are your favourite places to shop for new clothes clothes?

I really like H&M - good style for nice price. I like Boden, Anthropologie & Gap.

Do you make or customise your outfits?

I do sometimes but mostly, I keep things very simple.

Do you have any great tips for mixing up and personalising an outfit?   

My only tip is to make sure you dress in a way that is comfortable for you physically and is true to who you are. Owning who and what you are is the most important thing to put on each day.

Which other fashion blogs do you love to read?

None really. I find most of my inspiration from scrolling through Pinterest.


Check out Amy's blog at this heart of mine »

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