This has lead me to these questions....
"When did you first become interested in vintage?
"What era did you pick and has it changed?"
"What was your first vintage buy?"
It's probably been asked before, but I haven't heard, so please do tell!
My first vintage obsession was at about 11, I loved unusual hair do's, and copied 1920s headphones and also donned Heidi braids. This soon stopped as I was teased a lot... In the early 1990s when it was stylish to own a shell suit and velcro strapped "Hi Tech" trainers I was doomed! (I do wish my hair was still long enough to wear them now though... sighs!)
A stylish way to listen to your I Pod
The next love affair was at about 13 with the Regency era (BBC Pride and Predjudice ala Colin Firth was to blame) I asked to be taken anywhere with a regency theme, and was lucky to have parents who happily chauffered me to all sorts of houses and museums. Also, Mum gave me one of her old 1970s ditsy print empire line frocks to dress up in. But, alas, I did not have ample enough a bosom for the bodice... so used apples to fill up the void... and was mortified when Mum found me shoving a pair of golden delicious down my top!
Since then my tastes have spun forward a good few years and rested on loving the late '30s, everything about the pre to early war era fascinates me... the history, clothes, music, literature, architecture, films... all of it I love, and it's great trying to style myself to try to capture that period look.
The delicious Ms Myrna Loy... my style icon
So... how about you?