Interview With Lovely Morgane Carlier Interview With Lovely Morgane Carlier

 Welcome to Morgane’s colourful universe! Hi Morgane, please introduce yourself to Miss Patina girls! Hi there! I’m Morgane, a French illustrator who addicts to tea, cats, dresses and cakes! I love drawing and sharing my little world of illustration. I…

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Interview With Lovely Chloe Giordano Interview With Lovely Chloe Giordano

Chloe Giordano is an illustrator from Buckinghamshire and we absolutely adore her work here at Miss Patina HQ! What first interested you in illustration and the creative arts? I’ve always loved drawing and painting, although I didn’t expect to wind…

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DIY Fashion: Customise Your Own Tote Bag DIY Fashion: Customise Your Own Tote Bag

A huge section of the vintage market is focused around rework: retrieving old, rugged pieces and restyling them to suit a new, modern owner whilst still retaining the chic look of yesteryear. This is mainly done with some scissors, a…

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DIY Fashion: Create a Chef’s Apron DIY Fashion: Create a Chef’s Apron

Whether you want to try out that new recipe or create some baked treats, a chef’s apron, prim and pretty, will help you along your way! Our Fashion Editor, Cosette, will guide you through the steps to designing your own…

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DIY: Crochet crafting DIY: Crochet crafting

Thought to originate from Asia, the craft of crochet has been a popular tradition of weaving together materials in Europe for over 200 years. It remains a classical way of designing shawls, cardigans and accessories! So, follow our Fashion Editor,…

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Interview With Artist Love Limzy Interview With Artist Love Limzy

Here at Miss Patina, we’re always influenced by intricate attention to detail within design. So we were delighted when we spotted Love Limzy’s beautiful artwork last month. Lim Zhi Wei, founder of Love Limzy is an extremely talented Singapore based Malaysian…

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Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Hello My Name Is Paul Smith

The Design Museum is one of our favourite museums to visit for regular fashion exhibitions, and our recent trip certainly lived up to our expectations. Hello My Name Is Paul Smith Exhibition is one of our April highlights, so if you get…

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A Lost World A Lost World

When the second world war broke out in France, Madame de Florian decided to leave her flat in Paris for southern France.  She never returned, but much dutifully paid the rent every month until her death 2010,when she was 91…

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Voguespirations for SS14 Voguespirations for SS14

Whilst waiting for the weather to follow suit for SS14, we’ve decided to share our vintage vogue-spirations for Miss Patina’s collection themes. Edwardian & Regency Fashion Key elements: Cotton, lace, crochet, maxi, traditional  Let’s Get Floral Key elements: Vibrant floral…

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Illustrator Xiao Dou draws our Miss Patina girls Illustrator Xiao Dou draws our Miss Patina girls

The brilliantly talented Xiao Dou illustrated our Miss Patina girls to perfection, creating the three types of girls who wear and represent the Miss Patina lifestyle. Our girls incorporate Miss Patina into their daily lives whilst at work, shopping, attending…

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The Wonderful and Surreal world of Jan Švankmajer The Wonderful and Surreal world of Jan Švankmajer

Prolific Czech filmmaker and artist, Jan Švankmajer is best known for his dark, surreal and creative imagination captured in his avant garde films and sculptures. His work combines puppetry, imaginary creatures assembled from bones and a variety of diverse animation…

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♥ Vintage Inspiration ♥ Swinging 60s London Street Fashion ♥ Vintage Inspiration ♥ Swinging 60s London Street Fashion

Hope you enjoy 60s styles as we do. These photos were taken in London in 1960s.

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The pleasure of tiny things The pleasure of tiny things

We adore tiny things as we really pay attention to details. We love artist  Diem Chau ’s work. See below,  two wonderful sculptures of an elephant and raven carved from the tips of a carpenter pencils. Have you noticed the details of carving…

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Live in the world of enormous food Live in the world of enormous food

Don’t know if you were the same, when I was a child, I always imagined that it would be super cool if I live in a world of enormous food and everything is edible. The fine art photographs by Christopher…

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♥ Vintage Inspiration ♥ Afternoon Tea ♥ Vintage Inspiration ♥ Afternoon Tea

Victorian afternoon tea. Are you spending Sunday catching up with a friend?

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If you go down to the woods If you go down to the woods

This delightful collection of images has been created by Rune Guneriussen, a Norwegian artist focussing on objects and nature. We like the antique lampshades placed so elegantly in a very rural and natural environment. The images have a mysterious allure…

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Childhood Nostalgia Childhood Nostalgia

We adore cute things with a bit nostalgia.  ;) These are new illustrations cut from encyclopedias and primary readers by Thomas Allen Allen pours through old encyclopedias, primary readers and science books to extract figures for these perfectly composed illustrations. They…

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Famous Paintings Recreated by Wood Wrapped in Colorful Newsprint Famous Paintings Recreated by Wood Wrapped in Colorful Newsprint

Can you recognise these famous paintings? These art pieces are created by Korean artist Lee Kyu-Hak. He creates beautiful mixed-media paintings (similar to mosaics effect) by wrapping small wooden wedges with coloured newsprint that mimic the brushstrokes of famous artists. We…

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