Categories / Women's Fashion

Naomi Murrell Citroen Brooch

This Citroen Brooch is by the Australian designer Naomi Murrell, whose wooden birds we featured last month.

The brooch is in the shape of a vintage Citroen car, cut from rock maple wood with a brass clasp on the back. It would look cute pinned to the lapel of a retro-style jacket. It costs Australian $29 (around £19) plus an extra $9.90 for international shipping (free if you are in Australia).

Buy it online from Naomi Murrell’s Big Cartel store.

Categories / Bags, Women's Fashion

Crocodile Brooch Clutch from River Island


Original vintage clothing and accessories can often pose something of a moral dilemma for consumers, with the frequent use of ethically dubious materials. Thankfully for lovers of the look and not the methods, there's pieces to be found that successfully fake it like this Crocodile Brooch Clutch from River Island.

The use of a deep green faux crocodile fabric, along with a rich brown faux leather, creates a real vintage shop luxury. The addition of a gold crocodile brooch to the clasp is a cheeky little detail with a glamorous and edgy feel, ideal for mid-20th century style.

It's available now from River Island for £24.99.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Women's Fashion

Spotty Summer Dress from Peacocks


Each time the Summer season rolls around on the high street, sun dresses inspired by a variety of eras hit the rails. Fifties inspiration is always a popular option, thanks to the decade's use of feminine and flowing silhouettes.

This Spotty Dress from Peacocks' By Design range takes a late fifties/early sixties aesthetic and keeps thigns simple and classic. The sleeveless bodice balances out a full pleated skirt, carrying the large polka dot pattern with ease. Finishing touches like a vintage-look brooch and ribbon waist add sparkle without making this piece too dressy for the sunshine.

It's available now from Peacocks for £35.

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Categories / Books, Women's Fashion

Vintage Jewellery by Caroline Cox

Vintage jewellery

If you liked the books Vintage ShoesVintage HandbagsVintage Knitwear, chances are that Vintage Jewellery by Caroline Cox will also appeal. 

Like those titles, Vintage Jewellery is published by Carlton and shows you how to collect and wear classic designs. The book is full of bracelets, necklaces, rings and brooches from the likes of Lalique, Cartier and Christian Dior, names that are sure to get jewellery fans drooling. 

The book is priced at £25, but available for £15.55 on Amazon

Categories / Design and Interiors, Women's Fashion

Lucie Ellen typewriter brooch

Lucie Ellen
This typewriter brooch by Lucie Ellen is a quick and easy way to signal your retro enthusiasm. 

Suffolk based Lucie produces brooches and necklaces based on illustrations from vintage magazines, or found bits of old china. In this case, she's copied an image of a typewriter and pasted it onto a piece of reclaimed wood, producing a charming piece. Other pieces are based around sewing machine, typography and other interesting illustrations. 

The brooch costs £7. 

Buy it from All Things Original