We have a lot of love for vintage style bloggers (they make our days go faster and they’re the source of our inspiration) so it’s with great pleasure that we introduce one of our all-time favourite bloggers and style experts, Gemma Seager from Retrochick.co.uk. She’s a feisty roller derby gal (don’t mess with her), a style blogger of more than 7 years, and a total addict to vintage clothing. If you haven’t already, make sure you check out her blog.
Q1) How did you become a vintage style blogger?
“I’ve been blogging for over 7 years now, so a very long time! I started my blog as I was selling vintage and second hand clothing on eBay and I’d heard a blog was a good way to promote it. Eventually I discovered I liked writing better than going to the Post Office and blogging became my full time job!”
Q2) How would you describe your personal style and how has it evolved over the years?
“I think I would probably describe my personal style as classic but eclectic! I like classic styles and shapes, but I have a fondness for quirky prints and accessories. My style has evolved a lot in the time I’ve been blogging; I’ve gone from the early days of really quite simple outfits, through a period of being very vintage all the time with a 30s/40s vibe through to something a bit more varied. I like to experiment!”
Q3) Ok, tough one coming up…..if you could only wear ONE single outfit for the rest of your life, what would it be?
“If I could only wear one outfit for the rest of my life I’d want to make sure it was something versatile for most occasions, and comfortable, because who wants to be uncomfortable for the rest of their life?”
“I’d probably go for something like a classic little black dress in a fabric with some stretch in it, I have a Heyday Twizzle dress that would be perfect and I’d team it with a beret, fitted cardigan and red lipstick.”
Q4) When it comes to vintage-inspired hair/makeup, do you have a secret weapon?
“For my hair my secret weapon is a hat! I play Roller Derby and often don’t have time to make my hair all beautiful, so sticking it under a beret is my secret weapon! For make up I think finding your perfect red lipstick is the key. Once you’ve found the one that’s the perfect colour and stays put all day, you’re basically sorted! I love Besame in Cherry Red.”
Q5) And finally, where are your favourite places/shops to find vintage treasures?
“My favourite thing is to hunt out the treasure in charity shops. I love the challenge of finding things that way.”
Thanks so much to the lovely Gemma Saeger for answering our burning questions. Make sure you check out her vintage style blog over at Retrochick.co.uk don’t forget to follow her on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
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SBP Team x