This weekend: vintage shopping and festival fun

The sun is beaming over London, it’s almost the weekend again, and here at Tinker-Tailor, we’re getting ready to team up with The Vintage Event again for a duo of retro-filled shopping days. Needless… Continue reading

Always wandering

“Must learn to daydream less”. The constant comment upon my school reports and nearly 20 years later, little has changed. Today, my head is lost; somewhere up there, drifting through the foggy-grey no-man’s-land… Continue reading

Sneak-peek: more tschüss! prints and a new design

It’s fair to say we’ve been rather busy here at Tinker-Tailor; we’re just about to update our Etsy shop with four new blouses featuring one-of-a-kind print combinations and the first tschüss! dress – exciting… Continue reading

Splendid: a celebration of Berlin’s magnificence

Sometimes, life needs a little underground glamour sprinkled upon it; a dash of dandy, a pinch of the paranormal; all served with smatterings of bubbling-beneath-the-surface culture. That’s exactly what Berlin-based creative duo Mark and Heike… Continue reading

Introducing tschüss!

It was a cold January day strolling through the Marais in Paris when our label tschüss! first came to life. This was four years ago, when a vintage blouse bought within the architectural district… Continue reading

What I want most

Yes, this is a unabashed materialistic post, but having just clapped eyes on Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s pre-fall frocks, I’m quite literally salivating. Is it wrong to will on *winter? I think not.… Continue reading

Finding peace

Peace can exist only in the present moment. It is ridiculous to say “Wait until I finish this, then I will be free to live in peace.” What is “this”? A diploma, a… Continue reading

This weekend: The Vintage Event double whammy

Rumoured to be the warmest days of the year so far*, this weekend brings more than just sunshine – it sees the return of The Vintage Event on both Saturday and Sunday. On… Continue reading

It ain’t all about eggs

Thank you Easter Bunny, for a gift that’s become the soundtrack to my weekend.

A life led less seriously

I found myself toe-tapping and wishing I’d worn a cocktail dress on my commute today. Why? The Dick Tracy soundtrack and in particular, Madonna’s madcap ‘More’ which catapulted me back to my yesteryears… Continue reading

For shits and giggles

“I’m on a whisky diet. I’ve lost three days already.” – Tommy Cooper

In the nick of time

I’ve been wanting to see Juergen Teller’s Woo! exhibition for longer than I can remember. I finally made my way over there last Saturday, on the show’s penultimate day. When I got there I was… Continue reading

A look to love

Socks & stilettos. Need we say more?

“A copper. How do ya like that, boys? A copper.”

In a bid to keep the weight off after being ill, and of course, to keep fit, one of the things I’ve found myself partaking in lately is a ‘lunchtime’ run. It enforces… Continue reading

In need of a name

A belated post of sorts yep, but I was lucky enough to be given this beautiful vintage record player as a Christmas gift. She was generously given to me by someone special whom… Continue reading

Breakfast of champions

Yesterday I took to the kitchen to recreate M1lk’s/Salad Days, Offal Nights Kurdish Baked Eggs. Daunting though the task felt – thanks to a gazillion ingredients and it being something entirely new –… Continue reading

Hey lovers, Hey haters

May today bring you sunshine, smiles and togetherness. Happy Valentine’s Day, tinkers x

Fresh outta the frying pan

Sunday morning. I’m hungry. The boy? ‘Hungry’ doesn’t even touch the sides. In order to satisfy our rumbling bellies, we headed to M1lk in Balham, the one-time greasy spoon ‘Bistro’ which I’d tried,… Continue reading

“Sometimes love isn’t firecrackers, sometimes love just comes softly”

The focus of my recent admiration has been well and truly honed in on one brand and hush now, don’t tell anyone, please, but it’s a wedding brand – The Lane. It’s their… Continue reading

To new beginnings

This post happens to feature one of many firsts: the first of the year; the first published (or at least, written) from my phone; and the first created using wifi – and at… Continue reading