I feel rather strange writing to people I don't know... and maybe no-one at all if people don't read this...
My name is Jo, and I am- as it says on the tin - a vintage loving librarian with a passion for very high heels!
I have been wearing vintage my whole life (We never had much money when I was young and I have grown up choosing many of my clothes out of the charity (thrift) shop! It led to some very creative choices :P) but I have always had a passion for the 40s and 50s, which began when I started watching Elvis films with my Nan! For the last couple of years I have been dedicated to a 40s/50s style, and have possibly bought every type of curler under the sun in my quest for the perfect hair!
I have been following lots of other wonderful vintage blogs for a long time and decided it was time to stop being shy and start talking...
I am no way near as polished as some of the gorgeous ladies out there but I get 10/10 for enthusiasm!
I love vintage as it is aesthetically pleasing to me (I also love the smell... I find something very comforting about that dusky, musky, been in an attic too long odour!!), but I also love some of those vintage values which sadly seem a bit lacking these days. I am trying to live my life in a more 'vintage' way. I try to be the best friend, fiancee and family member I can be. I am active in the little community where I live, I love make do and mend and am having a good go at being a bit more self-sufficient... I have also started using roll on deodorant as a penance for spraying so much hairspray (sorry planet!). I am by no means a saint, but I am trying to be better.
So I am hoping to share with you the trials and tribulations of:
mastering beautiful hair
taking care of my allotment
dressing my curvy figure in lovely vintage clothes
taking care of my two new hens Vera and Lynn
dressmaking - I have completed one dress so far!
planning my vintage themed wedding (in 2012 - we just got engaged at Vintage at Goodwood at the roller disco!!)
keeping my two mad dogs in line
getting my latest (and biggest tattoo)
creating a vintage home
and many more random things that I do....
I hope you enjoy reading and get back to me with lots of interesting things!!
Toodle pip X