Would you like Custard with that love?


I was here today. It’s an amazing place for the retro experience.

Originally posted on Frantic About Frances:

We are thrilled to announce that our lingerie is now available to purchase from Le Keux Vintage Salon at Birmingham’s Custard Factory!

Le Keux Vintage Salon

Le Keux Vintage Salon was set up by Lynsey Le Keux in 2007, and since then has expanded to The Vintage Salon,  pin-up promotional girls The Sugabillys, Le Keux Events, and Le Keux cosmetics. The salon itself is simply adorable, filled to the brim with gorgeous retro 1950’s furniture and gadgets, it’s a 1950’s lovers dream! As well as doing a spot of shopping (well, who wouldn’t want to? *wink*), services available in the salon include:

♥ Photo shoots ♥ Pamper days ♥ False eyelashes ♥ Vintage hair & make-up ♥ Nail Bar ♥ Massages ♥ Hen, birthday, private & corporate parties ♥ Afternoon tea ♥ Dance classes ♥

Founder Jenny with our lingerie in the salon

Founder Jenny with our lingerie in the salon

The salon also stocks Vintage Life Magazine, so you can…

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A Splash of Red. 40’s & 50’s Glamour

A Splash of Red. 40's & 50's Glamour

Vintage robe
$60 – amazon.fr

Tory Burch leather tote

Hi everyone,
In keeping with my ‘Glamour’ theme, I thought it best to share an outfit post to give a few ideas and inspiration to those of you who want to try to add a bit of glamour into your life.
As Chriselle Lim says, Stay Chic
From Nadine

100% Glamour

Here’s To Love

Hi friends,

I really wanted to share this post today as this is something that has been growing on me for the past few days this year. I’ve been doing a lot of research into the 1930’s and 1940’s old “Hollywood Glamour” and am starting to really get into it.

I have always been a fan of Big Band music which is a type of Jazz but I never really thought about the fashion of that era. I will always love the 50’s, but the 40’s and 30’s have been really growing on me.

I have found new style icons like Dita Von Teese, and many more who have really got the Vintage Hollywood look 100%.

So, what’s with the ‘Here’s To Love’ song from the 2003 film Down With Love? You may be asking. Well, it’s just showing my love for retro, vintage, and musical theater all in one. And yes… Ewan Mcgregor.

I think that we should all embrace the things of old as they seem to be much more lively, yet laid back than life seems to be for me right now. I like the fun everyone seemed to have with music and their bright fashion choices.

Well, I hope this post was fun and interesting. What is your favourite era?

Have a good day,

From Nadine

The Right Track

The Right Track

Vero Moda sleeveless collared shirt
$27 – veromoda.com

3 1 phillip lim jacket

Vintage maxi skirt

Thick heel booties

Mango handbag

Dealing With Broken Friendships

Walking In And Out Of Space

My Advice

Hey Everyone,

I’ve been in a really huge poem writing mood lately. I wanted to share just one of my short paragraph poems with you because I thought that maybe, it can help some of you who might be going through a similar situation.

I say it’s a short paragraph poem because it literally is just that. It still gets the point across pretty strongly, but just quicker… so, here goes

“Let’s not ignore each other.

I know we’re doing well without each other,

because maybe…

just maybe,

we didn’t really need each other.

So let’s just try to get along,

because we DO get along.”

Doesn’t it annoy you or make you wonder why when you think someone is your friend and for some reason you both just part? You see each other often or hear about others having a good time with them and you wonder, ‘What could have ever gone wrong?’ You know that you can have good times together because you did in the past, and now things have changed.

This happened to me with quite a lot of my friends actually. Best friends, and just ‘friends’. At first it hurt a lot, but now that I come to think of it, it has made me more confident in being in my own company. I’m not saying that it necessarily is a good or bad thing, but I’m trying to think about it more positively now than I would have done at the time.

I want to encourage those of you who can relate to this this situation to not worry about it. It’s not anyone’s fault. It’s just that sometimes we “outgrow” our friends and sometimes, their just not the right person to be in your life anymore. In due time, someone else will come into your life when you need them. But for now, just keep being the kind, loving person you are.

From Nadine