Categories / Gadgets and Tech

Vintage Camera Pencil Sharpener


Not a real camera (sadly), but this Vintage Camera Pencil Sharpener is certainly a head-turner, not to mention a useful thing too.

If you hadn't guessed, this is based on a twin-lens reflex camera, but is actually something for the office, keeping your pencil sharp to your personal choice (via an 'adjustable sharpness knob'), with a pull-out tray for shavings.

Available online, it sells for $12.95.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Knit Pencil Skirt from American Apparel


There's nothing like the figure-enhancing fit of a wiggle dress or pencil skirt for a killer retro look. Capturing the vampy silhouettes of the fifties and sixties, it can be a challenge to find your ideal fit. This Knit Pencil Skirt from American Apparel promises that same look for all shapes thanks to the curve-hugging fabric.

Available in three shades of camel, pink and mauve, the skirt uses a blended rayon fabric – made to hug your shape without feeling restrictive. The fabric's flat knit prevents the skirt from looking knitted, allowing no compromise to the vintage inspired appearance.

It's available now from American Apparel in the UK for £42.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Speckled Tweed Dress by Victoria Beckham


Had you told us ten years ago that we'd be admiring the wardrobe of any one of the Spice Girls alumni, the reaction would've been far from favourable. Thankfully for retro lovers, the former Posh Spice has discovered a love for classic and timeless feminine fashions, like this new Speckled Tweed Dress from her own fashion line.

Chiming with a late fifties and early sixties high end look, the shift shape is a style that has constantly evolved, while retaining much of its vintage roots. This tweed version keeps its retro appeal not only thanks to the heritage fabric, but the simple and demure cut too.

It's available online from Net-a-Porter for £1700.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Stitch Shift Dress from Miss Selfridge


Miss Selfridge can often be the haven of trend-loving fashionistas, meaning it can be a bit off-putting for people best used to vintage racks and charity shopping. Thankfully, with vintage inspired trends continuing on the high street there's plenty of charming dresses that are well worth seeking out.

This Stitch Shift Dress is one of the best of the latest season; capturing a classic and flattering silhouette, with an injection of cute design flair. The shift shape is simple and stunning, perfect for an early sixties look. The stitch-effect bow design and collar effect add some girly edge, keeping it light and youthful.

Get it now from Miss Selfridge for £45.

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