QueensOfVintage.com is THE online vintage magazine. When we first launched in 2009 we realised there was a real need for a cool, modern daily vintage magazine, jam-packed full of vintage fashion, beauty and lifestyle stories and showcasing the most stylish vintage lovers from around the globe.
Four years on we’re still sharing all our vintage fashion, beauty, and interior style secrets just with you. Whether you want to find the hottest vintage action By Location or By Decade, if you have a vintage piece ready to be revamped in our exclusive Make and Mend section, or even if you want to steal the style from our 100 Vintage Queens, we’ve got more vintage style advice and news than you could wave a Mark Cross overnight bag at!
Who we are
Editor-in-chief, Lena Weber
Lena Weber is a writer and editor specialising in all things vintage. She also publishes The Vintage Guide to London. She lives in North London with an ever growing collection of vintage bits and bobs including boxes full of 30s cigarette cards and 60s dinner plates. In love with all things Beatles, Lena loves a good beehive and is mildly obsessed with the Rolling Stones WAGs. Official portfolio.
“Well hello there and welcome to QueensOfVintage.com! I’m Lena and first joined Queens as editor when it launched. After a brief stint away I came back in 2012, this time to take over completely. I’ve been into vintage all my life, my parents are terrible hoarders, err collectors. My heart belongs firmly to the late Sixties and early Seventies but there isn’t a vintage decade I don’t appreciate or obsessively research. Drop me an email – I’d love to hear from you!”
Our fab writers and guest bloggers:
Paul Culshaw is a painter, researcher and writer who has loved the 1950s since way back in the late 1970s. This is not some normal love, it’s a mad love with no rhyme or reason.
“I’m passionate about the music of the time, including its roots and its many facets; I love the clothes and was a Neo Edwardian when younger, but grew to love the American Hip Style of the 50s and have been dressing that way for more than 20 years now; I love design, art, architecture, so much from this period of time, you name it I have something to say about it, always with passion!”
The Fabulous Miss K is Karen James Welton, a freelance stylist with 20 years experience in fashion and beauty. Based in Norwich, she works both locally and in London. She is the former fashion editor of Urbane Magazine, has worked with Life Matters EEN, the Iceini Guide and is a writer and stylist for Vintage Life Magazine.
She currently runs styling vintage styling workshops and shopping trips and organises fashion shows, fairs and events.
Liz primarily collects garments from the Forties and Fifties and has a passion for novelty print textiles.
Charly is a full time retro dressing, history book reading, letter writing (the pen & paper kind), old recipe trying, hair setting, red lippy wearing, cat loving lass. The female role within both World Wars grabs her interest most, but she also has a thing for Anne Boleyn and Royal History in general. Charly runs Well Rounded Retro, an Etsy shop stocking mainly plus-sized vintage and retro.
Princess Pin Curls is Shauna, who lives in a leafy suburb in Melbourne, Australia. She shares her little home with her two beautiful children, her very own Prince Charming and a fat little doggy named Misty.
Shauna loves all things vintage ; hats, gloves, petticoats,corsets, jewellery, furs, hair accessories, silk flower belts…the list goes on and on. She also love ‘new vintage’- well crafted reproduction pieces.
The Vintage Dancer is Debbie Sessions, a vintage fashion, dance and history buff with an eye for seeing vintage style in new fashions. She teaches practical fashion history on her blog and in her books, 1940s Style Guide and 1920’s Style Guide. She also helps shoppers find vintage inspired clothing, shoes and accessories from all over the web.
When not adding new clothing to her websites she is swing dancing with her husband, making vintage clothes for her new baby, and decorating her vintage 1920’s house in Reno, Nevada, USA.
If you’d like to write for us or contribute in any other way, please email email@example.com