Something Borrowed: My Mom’s Wedding Dress

Photography by Daring Wanderer Where do I even begin with this post? A Bride's wedding dress is the most prized and celebrated garment during her wedding experience. And for someone like me who loves fashion and who loves dresses, a very high level of excitement was reserved for my wedding dress. However, my wedding dress …

Something Old: My Vintage Engagement Ring

Like many around the world, we've made the decision to postpone our wedding celebration to next year. We began 2020 with excitement, visiting cool venues where we'd envision our intimate wedding while enjoying complimentary champagne and delicious cake samples. In February, we secured a deposit for our venue and photographer, we announced the date to …

My Top 10 Favourite Vintage Finds

Retrophiliac - noun. Someone who has a strong liking for things from the past. You know that strange sensation you get when you feel like you've lived another life in a past era? I get feeling that a lot. My whole life I've always been drawn to nostalgic time periods. I feel immediate connections whenever I …

Before and After: Nostalgia at The Eglinton Grand

My very first job was working at the movie theatre as the popcorn girl. It was the perfect job for me because 1) I love movies and 2) I love popcorn. The theatre I worked at wasn't at a big Cineplex or AMC, it was at a little theatre called Rainbow Cinemas. It was the …

Vintage Belly Dancer Halloween Costume

This year's Halloween costume was inspired by this vintage photograph of a burlesque belly dancer from the 1910s. If you are the creative type and enjoy making a costume VS. waiting in line at busy Halloween stores - or if you're like me and you leave costume planning at the last minute and find yourself scrambling …

Decorating With Antique Radios

A dear friend of mine stopped by the Farmer's Market in Kingston a few weekends ago and started texting me a bunch of pictures of the antique items she thought I would like. I set eyes on this vintage radio and I asked her if she can bargain with the vendor. We texted numbers back and forth and I …

Vintage Fashion and Shoes

Bettie Page. Pin-Up Girls. Rockabilly. 1950s. Dita Von Teese. Las Vegas. Those are all words that describe the retro-chic fashion store Tatyana Boutique that finally opened its doors in Toronto this past month. Gracing its presence along the fashionable strip of Queen Street West, Tatyana Boutique provides the modern woman a touch of retro class. The boudoir decor and …