Royal Ascot – Then and Now Royal Ascot – Then and Now

With Royal Ascot drawing to an end we thought we would revisit Ascot style old and new. Dating back to 1711, the races have seen centuries of style; here you can take a look between the 1920s and now! Ladies…

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Vintage Fashion: 3 Modern Ways To Shop The Decades Vintage Fashion: 3 Modern Ways To Shop The Decades

You’ve rifled through the rails for hours on end, ignoring the dusty scent of yesteryear (you’ve accepted it’s all part of the process) and suddenly you happen upon it. It’s the dream shape, it’s in your favourite print and, lo…

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John Rawlings: ‘He never posed you like a doll’ John Rawlings: ‘He never posed you like a doll’

John Rawlings, was and is considered to be an extremely talented, forward thinking and elite photographer. His photos demonstrate futuristic elements, and as stated by well known 1950s model Suzy Parker, ‘He never posed you like a doll’.   Looking…

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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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Style Inspiration: An Interview with Brittany’s Designer Miss Sayoko Style Inspiration: An Interview with Brittany’s Designer Miss Sayoko

Miss Sayoko, head designer at Brittany’s has become one of our summer fashion favourites. She loves vintage, experimenting with bright colours, and travelling. These  are all implemented into her daily wardrobe. After our recent collaboration I got to ask her…

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Dress in Midnight Blue Dress in Midnight Blue

Midnight blue is a perfect colour to use for any occasion. Here’s some style inspirations with Miss Patina garments! Warm up with a 60s look! Combine the blue colour with black basics for that classic touch! Here I’ve used the…

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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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Have a Merry Vintage Christmas Have a Merry Vintage Christmas

As Christmas draws closer, the question on everyone’s mind is what to wear? The party season allows us to embrace our favourite and most decorative elements of our wardrobe. Whether you go for style or comfort at Christmas, we’ve picked…

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Doctor Who Goes Vintage Doctor Who Goes Vintage

‘An Adventure in Space and Time’, commissioned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the science fiction series Doctor Who, proved to be a stand alone piece of drama last night, as well as the perfect homage to Britain’s fashionable past. The drama centered…

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Wimbledon Fashion & Inspiration Wimbledon Fashion & Inspiration

Today sees the start of Wimbledon 2013, and whilst most of the attention will be on the tennis, many of us will be focusing on the fashion! There are always lots of style icons in attendance with the likes of…

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Prom Queen Fashion Prom Queen Fashion

  It’s that time of year when preparations are taking place for end of year school proms. To help you pick the right dress, Team Miss Patina is here to show you some of our best prom dress styles. The…

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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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