2. Old books
In my eyes, I believe that we should be saying in with the old and out with the new. "Why?" you may ask. My answer is one word..... vintage. In the past week, I have developed a slight obsession with anything and everything that I can class as 'very vintage.' I am not talking about things so old that they are falling apart, but more so things that are of a vintage style that have an old, yet classy feel to them. I am very much a person who loves all things modern and from the 21st Century, however, I'm going to show you a few things that I love resembling or from past decades!
1. Brilliant vintage covers of modern songs
With her face constantly in the news, EVERYONE knows about Miley Cyrus and her smash hit 'We Can't Stop.' BUT.... have you heard the vintage 1950's Doo Wop cover of it? I was having a mooch around YouTube earlier and I was amazed by Robyn Adele Anderson's timeless rendition of a song that normally screams '21st Century music.' I find it astounding how 'Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox' can transform a song that glorifies rebellion, drinking and drug use into a something that genuinely sounds classy and as though it has been taken from a 1950's record.
2. Old books
Yes everyone, my inner English nerd is shining through and will perhaps make an appearance for the remainder of the article, but I can't help it! I tend to resist contraptions (oh, I do sound old!) like Kindles because I love nothing more than feeling a book in my hands- particularly when it is an old copy. The smell of the pages, the simplistic yet effective design of the cover- I love everything about old books... except if they're dog eared! To the right, you will see my mom's 1980 copy of Jane Eyre. Due to how busy I've been with A-Levels (those pesky little things!), I haven't had a chance to read much of it but I love this edition of the book. I find it so interesting to think that my Mom would have been reading this when she was a similar age to me. Some of you may be wondering what on earth I am blabbing on about- but if you love to read, you will understand!
This may apply more so to my fellow bookworms and English boffins, so I apologise if you are currently letting out a long sigh at this unintentional (but wonderful!) English theme. By now, you will probably know that I like to write and whilst it is fun tapping away on a laptop, I have suddenly started to long for an old fashioned typewriter. Admittedly, it would be difficult to write something without having to edit it, but I would be ecstatic to write a letter to someone on a typewriter- even if I had to do the perfect draft on my laptop first so I wouldn't make any mistakes.
4. Vintage television
When thinking of vintage television, you may not consider 'Friends' to be vintage- after all, it only ended in 2004. However, Friends started in 1994 and whilst it may not be 20 years old yet, its episodes show transitions in technology, fashion etc. that were essential in the move from the 90's to the early millennium. Friends was and still is widely popular worldwide and although I wasn't even born when it first aired, I now love to watch re-runs of the hit American sitcom whenever I can.
5. Timeless glamour
I may not wear clothes that are actually from past decades and belonged to other people, but I do appreciate vintage glamour and style in terms of how classy and sophisticated it looks. To the left is an image of Twiggy (real name Lesley Lawson) who is an English model, actress and singer and is largely a 1960's style icon. What I love particularly about style icons like her is the fact that the make-up on their eyes was accentuated the most so that people could immediately be drawn into them, whilst their outfits oozed sophistication so that on the whole, they looked stylish in a tasteful and elegant way.
Are you slightly obsessed with anything vintage like I am? Or maybe you're into more of your modern things? Let me know what you think of vintage in the comments below!