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Vintage Glamour

With the new Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco premiering at the Cannes Film festival last month, it lead us to admire the amazing vintage glamour of Grace Kelly.

Kelly was a Hollywood movie star who married the Prince of Monaco, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. She was famous for her pearls and signature Kelly bag which was named after her. She made this Hermès bag famous when seen carrying it around when pregnant. The infamous bag lives on and can be seen on the arms of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and formerly Princess Diana. 
                      
You can recreate her timeless look with this Emily and Fin Isobel dress
There is no doubt that Grace Kelly was a natural beauty. Her style only emphasised her beauty. This look will never date as Kelly represented what most women dream of being – glamorous, kind, elegant, beautiful and sophisticated. Women aspire to be her, a princess living in one of the most exclusive places in the world.

A timeless beauty with a timeless look.
By Karen Uttley 

Kelsey Genna

Whilst flicking through the new campaign from Kelsey Genna we were transported back to the ’90s and the wardrobe of our childhoods – who remembers floral cycling shorts?!   
Designer & Founder Kelsey has been creating floral sportswear for herself since she was a teenager, and is helping to bring that nostalgia to her collection, featuring everything from floral crop tops to leopard leggings and swimwear.
See the rest of the collection here

Look what Gertrude Made!

Unless you hadn’t noticed yet, we really like pretty things here at Cellardoor, so you can imagine how easily we have fallen in love with these beautiful dresses from Gertrude Made.     
These vintage-style dresses are beautifully handmade by Cathi, who hails from Australia. After learning to sew at a young age, she’s never lost her passion for it and that is clear just by looking at her lovely clothing.     
If you have something extra special in mind, she’ll even work with you to custom make the dress of your dreams – and the shipping doesn’t cost the earth either!  
Check out all of her products here.

Weekly Round Up

Unless you’ve been stranded on an oil rig in the Pacific with no form of communication or trapped in outer space for the last six months you can’t have helped but be made more than aware that it’s Christmas time. It’s happening folks and even the most Grinch like amongst us cannot escape it, so let’s embrace it. Here’s how to this weekend… 
GET FESTIVE at more of the many humble Christmas markets happening across London this weekend because you can never have too many mince pies. Visit the £3 Christmas Bazaar in Nunhead London this Saturday (14th December). It promises to be ‘part art, part Christmas fete and there’s even going to be a choir and white elephant stall – proper old school Christmassy! Peckham appears to be London’s pinnacle of Christmas with The Crafty Fox market be taking place at the Bussey building and Pexmas market on Sunday (15th December) at the Liberal Club both offering a range of stall and festive food and beverages to make merry with. 
PREPARE for next year’s first big cinematic release by watching the trailer for Spike Jonze’s latest film ‘Her’. It stars the magnificent Joaquin Phoenix who plays a heartbroken man called Theodore, who falls in love with a computer system called “Samantha”. Quirky, touching, visually stunning, provocative and heartfelt, Jonze is back on form with this latest offering, due out on January 10th. What a great start to 2014! 

INTRODUCE some graphics and colourful into your wardrobe combat those dark night winter blues. Tinned Bananas do a range of items from easy to wear t-shirts to bold jump suits in some super eye-catching patterns that are guaranteed to not just put a smile on your face but everybody else’s to boot.
LISTEN to French duo Velour Modular, whose latest track Sudden Motion is a nice old dose of spacey ethereal electronica reminiscent of The Knife and the video’s wonderfully barking. Influenced by the likes of Kuedo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Mount Kimbie they’re bound to make waves in 2014 stay one step ahead and give this track a play (probably over and over). 

WATCH queen Bey, who’s blown everyone’s mind this morning by releasing an entire album over night. 17 bootylicious videos no less, and yes Beyoncé we’re definitely ready. 
BUY a watch, but not just any watch. With so much happening you’ll need to keep track of the time and HyperGrand’s made its debut with a range that have a NATO straps, designed by the military. Yes we’re talking top quality but these watches are far from utilitarian with a range of 12 interchangeable patterned straps (we love the Garden Skirmish) to choose from they’ll guarantee you’ll be fashionably on time.
DOWNLOAD the app we’ve all been waiting for. We can finally put an end to our eighteen years of jealousy over Cher’s virtual closet because the lovely folks at FaceCake have finally made it. It being an app where you can put together items from your wardrobe, share outfits and even do a little turn on the catwalk. Yep, mind is blown. 
By Kerry Flint

Something for the Weekend…

Roll up, roll up! Fancy injecting some circus themed fun into your weekend, of course you do! Well you’re in luck, as this Saturday The Ric Rac Club is holding it’s very own forties themed circus party!
Located at their new home at the Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker, you can expect DJ sets, cocktails and a performance from acclaimed contortion artist, Stefanie Valentine – it’s the perfect way to spend your weekend!

Pre sale tickets are £6 (plus booking fee) and are available from here… sequins, feathers and showgirl encouraged! 


Get crafty

There’s nothing better than the feeling after you completed your own craft project… well, maybe except for the piece of cake you finish to celebrate.
We’re huge fans of Claire over at Fellow Fellow and her cute DIY ideas so thought it was about time we shared her gorgeous creations with you… 
Enter these adorable fabric lined jars – and what’s better is that it’s so easy! Just grab some scraps of your favourite fabric and get gluing. 
For the full set of instructions and some more great ideas visit Claire’s blog

Something for the Weekend….

Whilst we’re all (impatiently) waiting for spring to finally show itself, why not keep in the warm this weekend by heading over to the Frock Me! Vintage fashion fair at Chelsea Town Hall? 
 It’s a great place to score some great vintage pieces and you’ll be rubbing shoulders with everyone from fashion students and models to A Listers (Yoko Ono, Kylie Minogue and Sophie Dahl are just some of the celebs to have been spotted having a rummage!). 
After a hard day’s searching you can even reward yourself with a cuppa from the pop up vintage tea room set up by Brighton’s Blackbird Tea Rooms. The perfect end to any shopping trip!
See more event details here

When I Grow Up…

In our latest installment of When I Grow Up… we meet Jemma Fennings one half of the duo behind the beautiful vintage-inspired watch brand Olivia Burton. When they couldn’t find any watches to suit their own style they decided to create their own (well, if a job wants doing properly…). As always, we ask them our burning questions…
For those of us that don’t know, can you tell us a little about Olivia Burton?
Olivia Burton is a vintage inspired watch brand that offers something very different to what is currently available. Inspired by vintage and catwalk, Olivia Burton watches are contemporary, fun and bursting full of British style. 
 What made you decide to start up the brand?
We’ve been on a constant quest for stylish and beautiful accessories and have struggled to find vintage inspired watches at an affordable price point. Having spent many years buying for the likes of ASOS & Selfridges, we took theplunge and went into business together creating our own range of affordablewatches that enable people to change their watch with their outfit & mood.

 We’re huge fans of your designs, do you have a favourite?
Thank you. We’re so in love with every piece as they all add a little something different to your outfit. We’ve both been wearing a selection depending on the look we’re wearing that day. I’m pretty smitten with the Animal Motifs right now, especially the little Owl, he always brings a smile to my face! 
 Where do you get your inspiration from?
We take inspiration from lots of different things – vintage, catwalk and the great British outdoors. We’re also largely inspired by street style and must confess to spending a great deal of time observing what is happening right here on the streets of London. 
 Can you describe your average day? 
 No day is ever the same at OB HQ and that’s just the way we like it – it keeps us on our toes! One day we’re designing and range building and the next we’re meeting customers. A typical day for us starts at 8.30am. Emails are always the first port of call and I spend my mornings and evenings checking in on our social media profiles – it’s so important for us to have dialogue with our customers.

 Who would you most like to see wearing one ofyour designs? 
 There are so many people we would love to see wearing an Olivia Burton watch. We love the effortless style of Alexa Chung and her ability to mix vintage, designer and high street – she is definitely one! 
 Any advice for our readers? 
 Work experience are the golden words for anyone looking to break into the fashion industry. Approach even the most menial tasks with enthusiasm and above all else… smile.

Vintage Halloween

Are you struggling for ideas for your halloween fancy dress party? We felt inspired (if not a little creeped out!) by these spooky vintage snaps of some great costumes. Just check out that egg outfit… not sure it’s convenient for sipping our witches brew though!
Let us know what you’re going as – we’d love to see your own snaps!

Rookie Road Trip



Tavi Gevinson is one cool girl. Not content with being a blogger and founder of Rookie Magazine, This Summer she took to the open road with her pals, and completed a 16 city tour of America in search of readers and kindred spirits. Ingenuously dubbed ‘The Rookie Road Trip’ and sponsored by Urban Outfitters, Tavi and co. started in the Big Apple on June 25th and ended in LA on July 21st stopping off at various locations along the way to meet and greet fans.

Using #rookieroadtrip, social media played a vital role in updating followers of their going on’s. Everyone’s favourite camera, Instagram, gave a vintage feel to Tavi’s photos and allowed this excellent marketing venture to reach out to the uber cool crew.

Whether you’re off to Scarborough or Southend, you too can create your own photo diary with a retro quality. Urban Outfitters and Lomography.com sell a selection of super stylish and quirky cameras including Fish-Eye, Diana F+, Polaroid, Pinhole, La Sardina and Disposable – there’s one for everyone!

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Some of the best apps for smartphones can make you feel like the next top photographer for less than £2. Word of warning: Prepare to be addicted!

So what you waiting for?! Get snapping! 

By Rebekah Holroyd

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