Hi, I'm Vi!How did I get here well I honestly think my mind is stuck in a bygone era!
I fondly remember being 5 years old when my dad said to me "here listen to this” and all of a sudden I heard this incredible music, my eyes widen, my senses tingled and my tiny feet tapped. I was in love!
"Who is it paps?" I asked. "Roy Orbison" he replied.
That was it I was hooked, from this day forth I tried to Lindy Hop alone - Not possible, just in case you wondered! I loved staying at my granny's house because I dressed in her 40-esque tea dresses, heels, gloves and accessories. I used her perfume bottle and stared at her wedding photos from 1956 all whilst donning a serviette tied around me neck.
|My Grandparents setting off on their Honeymoon|
About 9 years ago I got the courage to change my style completely and every day, after desperately trying every alternative style there was, I finally realised that I love the femininity and beauty of the past eras 1900 -1964, the hems lines decreased a little too much for my taste in the 1960’s as did morals.
Since then I have never felt comfortable in 'normal' clothing. A simple 40's style tea dress is my denim equivalent.
I decided to take up the art of Cameo when someone dearest to my heart said that she would love a Wallace Hartley cameo but couldn’t find one…..well I thought; I can do that! And I did.
Since then I have enjoyed creating and designing vintage inspired jewellery preserving the beauties of the golden era and photos of loved ones.
|Some Customs made by me|
You can often see me bopping around the Hertfordshire, London and sometimes Essex Rockin / vintage scene.
Want to know any more about me – ask away.
x Vintage Vi