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Designer Focus: Balenciaga

Cristobal Balenciaga is considered to be a real innovator in the fashion world; he is credited with dramatically altering women’s fashion during the 1940s and 1950s. If we look at some of his fifties dresses, you can clearly see that his garments are fluid, graceful and beautifully tailored. Balenciaga was unusual amongst the famous couturiers of that time, in that [...]

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Style Icon: Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn first rose to fame when she appeared as Gigi on Broadway in 1951 - and she has stayed in the spotlight ever since. Her amazing movie career started shortly after this, and even today she lives on in the public eye, not least because of her incredible sense of personal style. Even for those of us who [...]

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Designer Focus: Givenchy

At Little Wings Factory, one of our favourite style icons is the chic Audrey Hepburn. Did you know that one of her favourite designers was Hubert de Givenchy? The iconic French designer was well known for his elegant haute couture designs, which Audrey was evidently a big fan of. But who is Givenchy, and why did Audrey Hepburn love his [...]

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Fashion in The Fifties

In the 1940s, during World War Two, clothing styles were affected by rationing and the limited quantities of fabric available. As a result, people tend to opt for simple outfits made using as little of these resources as possible. Although, once we get into the 1950s, when the War and rationing had ended, a new availability of types and [...]

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How to Add Vintage Style to Your Wardrobe

Vintage style clothing tends to be glamorous and feminine and made for women that aren't afraid to show their playful side. The vintage style lady is refined, graceful and a true lady in all she does. A woman like this could move mountains with just the wink of her perfectly lined eye! And she is inside you just waiting [...]

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Designer Focus: Christian Dior

As sellers of vintage clothes online , Little Wings Factory love to find out more about the designers that influenced some of our favourite looks today. In this post, we are going to look a little bit into the life of Christian Dior - a famous designer in the 1950s who was credited with the birth of the "New Look". Christian [...]

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Time for a Floral Tea Dress

We all know that there is nothing that us ladies like better than a good cup of tea - in fact, it is seen by some as a miracle elixir that can solve any ill and instantly make any day better! Whether it be a bump on the head, or a broken heart, a prescription of a good [...]

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Style Icon: Elizabeth Taylor

The term "Style Icon" has been bandied about a lot in recent years, and applied to many people who perhaps don't deserve the title yet, but at Little Wings Factory we believe that Elizabeth Taylor is one lady who can truly claim to have had an iconic look that is remembered (and copied) by many. In her 79 years [...]

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Brief History of The Lindy-Hop & How The Swing Dress Was Born!

We sell a lot of vintage swing dresses at Little Wings Factory; it is one of our most popular styles. But what do we really know about where it came from? Well the swing dress was born in the Lindy-Bop clubs that were popular in the 1940s and 1950s, so in this post we are going to look a [...]

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Vintage Inspired Christmas Party Dresses

Yes, it’s that time of year again – time to start dragging your glad-rags out and thinking about what to wear to the Christmas party! It can be a bit of a tricky situation for many people – you want an outfit that stands out from the crowd but doesn’t leave you looking like an over-dressed Christmas tree, [...]

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