Written by Adele Booth 17.06.2011 The Topshop Autumn/Winter lookbook has been unveiled for the first time- and once again, it's clearly about the design team brilliantly modernising well-worn retro styles. 'Psychobilly' will have you as a Teddy Girl OR Boy- it doesn't matter which, the era...

Written by Adele Booth 14.10.2011 The Victoria & Albert Museum has a habit of making easy to navigate, clear as day exhibitions which- two days later- leave you with the harrowing realisation that yeah, you should have made notes/bought the book at the time. Maybe that's just me. But the V&A...

Written by Adele Booth 11.04.2011 Where does our Italian Vogue love in end! In the April edition, the editorials are stellar across the board. The latest find is Jessica Alba, usually found in possession of a a very LA-dwelling look (Prada dalliances aside), smouldering as a retro...

Written by Adele Booth 23.03.2011 It's only Wednesday, but the list is arm's length already. Maybe Karl Lagerfeld's next project could be editing a book on this topic. "I hate the whole concept of comfort. It's like when people say, 'Well, we're not really in love, but we're in a...

Written by Adele Booth 09.05.2011 Last week I went along to Reel Art Press to take a look at their latest coffee table release, Weddings and Movie Stars. And it's just the kind of indulgence for now- lots of lovely gowns and beautiful beaming couples posing on their big cheesy day. Starting...

Written by Adele Booth 20.07.2011 Television is its own retro fashion haven right now. Last night, the BBC aired the first episode of new 1950′s newsroom drama The Hour, where central figure Bel Rowley (the show producer played by Romola Garai) set a fashion tempo to come: fitted skirt...

Written by Adele Booth 07.11.2011 Wonder what made ITV Drama Downton Abbey so popular- especially in the fashion stakes? Would it be the atypical plot lines and zig-zagging between defining world events and scandalous house affairs? No no no, we all know that the real key to understanding...

Written by Adele Booth 18.10.2011 For some reason, when I think of Marilyn Monroe's look I picture neat shrunken jumpers; cropped in blue, black or cable knit and paired with high waisted pencil skirts and checked trousers. There's always been more to Marilyn's style than the little white...

Written by Adele Booth 22.08.2011 You must be SICK of all the vintage chatter here at the minute, it's been non-stop I know. Make this the final word on the matter: everyone loves tea, everyone loves parties (even if you're a bit of a social pariah, there's the odd crowded room you could...

The start of the evening was all about Naomi and the book. Her lovely Grandmothers were in attendance, this is me chatting with Naomi's grandmother about gloves, the size of our hips and how lovely Naomi is. I went for a bit of a beehive and early 60s style in an orange silk dress with...

 

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