Vintage Queen no 36: Claire from the UK Our lovely Vintage Queen number 36 is clearly in love with the Forties and Fifties. As the PR to a vintage hair dresser she’s always got immaculate hair to go with her fabulous vintage outfits. Us, jealous? Never… Claire is the PR mistress for Nina’s Hair Parlour in London and other vintage-related aficionados. She also started pin-up modelling after a few of her regular clothing haunts asked her for some photos to show off their wares. What go her into vintage? “My mum was an antique dealer so I grew up around old things”, says Claire,” I’ve always loved things that had a history or story behind them, so it makes sense that this would translate into my wardrobe.” “I’m mainly inspired by 40’s and 50’s style; I absolutely love glamour and the remarkable feeling of femininity that it gives you. I think there is a real joy to be found in taking care of your appearance.” Claire finds doing the PR for Nina’s a breeze as having a personal hair dresser does come in handy. “Having my hair done always makes me feel like a queen”, she says. But you are!