I Just stumbled across this rather fabulous vintage clothing blog http://www.retrochick.co.uk/. She seems to be on our page. Starting her blog in 2007 to promote a now defunct eBay shop, and soon discovered it was more fun than trekking to the post office. Gemma Seager the face behing retro chick is now a freelance writer, social media manager and events organiser. When not writing blog posts in her pyjamas and passing Facebook off as work she is also Roller Derby Fresh Meat with the Norfolk Brawds, number #79 Gem Warfare.
As a lifelong natural hoarder her house is always groaning at the seams with Boot Fair and Charity Shop vintage bargains of china, cocktail paraphernalia, 78 records and other assorted ephemera which she promises I will sort out one day. She like us has a particular passion for the styles of 1930s to the mid 1950s and from childhood a mild obsession with the styles and every day life of World War II.
In her increasingly rare spare time she likes watching Poirot, drinking Manhattans and looking at pretty things she can’t afford. Gemma quotes “I’m a big fan of full 50s frocks, picnics, crazy tights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, platform shoes, Roller Derby, hair dye, sunny days, lipstick, pencil skirts, cocktails and cheese.I don’t like jeans, tomatoes, running shoes when I’m not running, ugg boots, TV Talent Shows, spare ribs or early mornings.”