Visit Me At Victory Lamour

Vintage lovers, my vintage dedicated web digs are now live at and all future vintage and retro blog posts will be found there. At Victory Lamour I’ll be focusing on midcentury history, 40s and 50s fashion and film, as well as sustainability and recycling methods, authentic vintage and retro reproduction fashion, vintage caravans (and their repairs), gender and feminism, and the new body-positive pin-up movement.

Girls Will Be Boys

I recently had the great pleasure of shooting with the talented photographer Lauren Horwood. In keeping with the traditions of the vintage and retro scene I enjoy, we did some ultra-feminine pin up styles on our first shoot. This time I wanted to keep it retro, but to go for something a little different.

Vintage Red: Tara’s Lipstick Test

Some of the most frequent questions I now get from those interested in vintage style are about red lipsticks. What works? What stays? Obviously, the brighter or darker the colour, the more of a mess it makes if it comes off. With this in mind, I thought I would conduct a basic test of the three red lipsticks I have worn the most in the past year. Here it is, Tara’s Red Lipstick Test…

WWII pin-up shoot with Bexterity

I recently did a shoot with Bek Morris, Australia’s Bunny Yeager. She is the powerhouse behind Bexterity, she runs her own photography business and reproduction vintage clothing store, has a talent for creating classic 40s and 50s pin-up looks on all her varied clients, and personally handles every aspect of her photo shoots.