Friday, 7 February 2014

The Mafia x MyDaily

A couple of weeks ago, myself and my Vintage Mafia amigas were lucky enough to be featured on MyDaily, a site which has a regular feature called My Vintage Wardrobe. I've known a few people who've starred on there before and they are, to a woman, fabulous. So it was an honour to be asked and we said yes immediately, with none of the trepidation that can sometimes accompany an interview about 'vintage life'. How many have been painted as time-warp loonies, after all!

We had no reservations as the previous interviews had all been awesome, and the photos top-notch too. Unfortunately, as the day of the shoot rolled round, I was feeling distinctly under-par and was also suffering from a big painful stye on my eyelid, preventing me from wearing any war-paint on my eye. A shoot without a cat-eye flick - noooo!

But I needn't have worried about that either. I think I managed to pull it off OK, and if nothing else, the girls' beauty shone out and eclipsed the eye of doom!

Here's a selection of the photos and my interview questions and answers, but please do hop on over to MyDaily and read the full interview with Jeni and Bethan and see lots more photos of them looking amazing in their outfits (I only managed to bring two), in Jeni's next level awesome, vintaged-to-the-max flat!



Tell us a bit about your style.
I'm a huge fan of early Forties clothing and hairstyles. The cuts and shapes are just the pinnacle of chic to my eye - so fun and elegant! However, in reality, I rarely wear top-to-toe authentic Forties. I have a lot of cotton dresses from the Thirties to the Sixties and I mix and match them with other pieces from the same time. I also adore the Forties gypsy/peasant look. In winter, I wear high-waisted jeans and lots of knitwear plus repro and vintage coats. I do also wear a lot of contemporary streetwear and modern with a vintage twist.


What are some of your tips for styling vintage outfits?

I'm obsessed with colour-coordination! Matching shoes and handbags, hats and earrings, hair flowers, etc - having a big range of accessories in different colours means you can dress up outfits and never look the same. They also make for a striking and more authentic look (if that's what you're after). Hairstyling is important too - the right 'do makes a modern outfit look vintage and vice versa.

What are some of your top tips for scouring the best vintage pieces?
Set eBay alerts and put the time in looking. It's getting harder to find good stuff! 


How does your Vintage Mafia wardrobe differ from your everyday style?

I'll leave this to Miss Bethan to answer! 

Anytime we're working we like to match! We also usually just wear repro when working as it would be super tricky to find three vintage matching outfits! If you see a set for us, shout!



The interview is by Jen Barton Packer (find her on Twitter)  and the lovely photographs were taken by the talented Sarah Lucy Brown (her website). Don't forget to read what the gals have to say to these questions on MyDaily!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you all on this wonderful feature!

    ♥ Jessica

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  2. What a fun read! I'll continue to swoon over all your outfits and Jeni's marvelous flat for some time now. :)

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  3. Congrats! Its nice to see some of the Mafia together again :) xox

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  4. OMG I simply love the vintage styles you girls have. The styles and beautiful cuts and patterns of the dresses. The shoes and hairstyles. How I wish I was there with you.
    you are all beautiful

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  5. You inspired me to buy my first green gingham Heyday dress a few months ago, and now I think I will need to get one of these beautiful fan print dresses :)

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  6. Looking absolutely gorgeous! Love the cute fruitty dresses....wow and your very own tiki bar! Have a fabulous week!
    May x
    www.walkinginmay.com

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  7. Stye? What stye? You look absolutely fantastic!! All of you are gorgeous!
    ~xoxo, CoriLynn

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