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Vintage Girl Gang - JennaBellaDingDong

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I'm struggling with how to introduce the next Vintage Girl Gang member, so I'll just list some of my reactions to the photos she sent over:

THAT DRESS. THOSE BOOBS. THOSE SHOES. HER HAIR. WOW. OMG. THOSE SHOES. THOSE COLOURS. THAT DRESS. HER HOUSE. THOSE COLOURS. THAT DRESS. HER HAIR.

On repeat for approximately one gazillion instagram images that she sent me. It's easy to say that JennaBellaBat (or as I call her JennaBellaDingDongSwitSwooSwoonerama) is my latest Vintage Muse when it comes to bold sassy style. It was high time I asked her to snuggle up to the Pigeon bosom so I can sniff her and stroke her immense and massive hair.



What is it about vintage that does it for you? 
I've had a love affair with all things from a different era for as long as I can remember.
I remember being away on holiday down in Lancaster, when I was about six or seven and my mum taking me to a vintage fair they had/have in the town hall, I remember looking through the packed rails of colourful…

I've come back for the shoes...

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... The sound just before a trader's heart sinks. 

I've come back for...

The shoes

The unit



The top




The tupperware




We get it so often at meanwhile... and it's so sad to have to tell a shopper that the item they've been salivating over was sold to someone else who was also drooling over it moments before them.

"I'll go away and have a think about it. "

TOP TIP: DON'T. 

It's not hard to figure out, but if you see something you want in a vintage shop, the meanwhiler's top tip is to just bloody buy it! There's usually always someone with the exact same taste as you, even if you think you're the only one pawing after a stinking stained lion teddy, most likely, you're probably not!

Vintage Girl Gang - Heather Found Vintage

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It's not often I fall for faceless. I never click "approve follow requests" on twitter for an egg, for example. 

But when Heather Found asked to remain faceless as our latest Vintage Girl Gang member, I totally understood. The other week, I heard a young lass say "Mum, that's Miss Pigeon" when I was in Aldi buying bum wipes for StanleyPigeon. I felt a bit touched, but then felt a pressure to be cool while wearing my snow boots, shit jeans and skanky cardi that cuts me off at the waistline and makes me look frumpy. There was no making that look cool/vintage/instafamous ;)

I have, however, totally fallen for Heather of Found Vintage Homewares. Her stock is hot n sassy, her styling make me weep with envy and the colours on her instagram feed belong in Wizard of Oz.





So, credit to my new logo friend, cool enough to be in the same company as our lord Prince and only going by the sign she had hand painted by her dad: 



It's already clear that I'm a big fat fan …