The ones following me on Facebook might have already read this great news, but let me explain a bit more! Me and my wonderful pinup partner in crime the lovely Miss Claudia June are going to be visiting London Edge together. from the 1st till the 4th of February we will be visiting London Baby!
For those of you that don’t know about London Edge, they basically describe themselves as a big tradeshow for fashion with an edge. Lots of out of the box brands, meaning lots and lots of vintage reproduction brands will be displaying their new collections. Collectif, Hell Bunny, Pinup Couture, Sourpuss, etc. You name it, it’s there!! This year London Edge is sponsored by Voodoo Vixen. On instagram they were inviting bloggers to apply for a place on the VIP list, and I was invited! I will be attending the after party dressed and styled in Voodoo Vixen and of course Miss C and I will dance the night away! I am super excited, we will definitely be having a wonderful time together. I can’t wait you all!
So this means that I will be telling you all about my days in London, reporting about some Vintage Hotspots, and of course on London Edge, I will tell you all about and maybe even show you some of the new collections of our favorite brands that are coming up, and who knows, maybe we will meet! Will you be going to London Edge? If you come across me and Miss Claudia, say hi!!
Lots of Love,
xoxox Miss Ginger Tulips
If you love yourself some vintage, you’ll have seen the series Mad Men. If you don’t, prepare for a treat that will leave you binge watching for days! Mad Men is an award winning series about an advertisement company in the early sixties. My absolute favorite character in the series is Joan Holloway (or Harris if you please). She is strong, smart opinionated, stylish, curved and gorgeous. Joan Holloway is portrayed by the amazing actress Christina Hendricks. For me Joan is a true inspiration, the clothing she wears, her pale skin, the way she moves, her awesome hair… *sigh* She has never worn anything I don’t like. Joan is famous for the tight fitted dresses and pencil skirts, looking classy, sexy but never inappropriate. Perfect office wear.
So how do you channel your inner Joan? Dressing like her will get you started really well. There are many dresses made that are inspired by Joan, for example the Pinup Girl Clothing Ava Dress and the Glamour Bunny’s Joan Dress, but with a good pencil skirt, a cardigan and a nice brooch, you can’t go wrong. It is all about defining your shape. Joan wears tight fitting, figure hugging, curve flattering clothes. Also the way you style your hair will make the difference. Joan almost always has her hair up, in a late fifties, early sixties style. Big hair, but always classic. A simple beehive will also do the trick.
My personal favorite dresses to look like Joan are the Hollie knit Dress by Collectif Clothing (that I am wearing at the picture above), or the Red Shirt dress by Glamour Bunny (I have reviewed this dress here).
But only looking like her won’t take you there. Joan is so much more than her looks. She is a strong woman, opinionated, emancipated, ambitious and confident in her skin and with her sexuality. This is what makes her the awesome character she is.
Lots of love, xoxo Miss Ginger Tulips