February 2017

A 90’s Classic

Continuing with our theme about vintage clothing with a story I spotted this amazing pink coat on Retro Bambi’s stall at the recent Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green, London. It belongs to stall owner Jo and she has… Continue Reading →

Top 8 places to buy vintage in East London

East London has always been the place to find vintage fashion and homewares. I’m lucky to live close to a wide range of fantastic stores and markets that help feed my vintage addiction. Here are my top tips on where… Continue Reading →

A bit of folk history

This is Ruth from Squirrel Vintage. We met at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair in Bethnal Green on Sunday when I asked Ruth if she had any items for sale that had a story, a past to share with its new… Continue Reading →

March: Women’s History Month

March is Women’s history month, which co-insides with International Women’s Day on the 8th March. The East End Women’s museum have collated an extensive list of events taking place around East London during March. Click here for the full list…. Continue Reading →

Make do and Mend: the Influence of WWII Style

A review of ‘Fashion on the Ration’ on at the Imperial War Museum (London 2016, Manchester 2017) ‘Make do and Mend Life’ is a popular Facebook Group run by Ethical Coach, Jen Gale. But where does the original saying come… Continue Reading →

Welcome to Olive Road

Sticky Post

Olive Road is an online shop selling vintage fashion, textiles and haberdashery on Etsy. Vintage is the ultimate form of recycling and I love to use my sewing skills to restore a neglected vintage dress or skirt back to its… Continue Reading →

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