Friday, April 30, 2010

Beautiful Fabric

Today I was so lucky to have a facial & chat with Margaret Hema. Her little room in the Harbour City Towers in Wellington is quaint and such a reflection of her, a warm and caring lady with a love of the old world and its charm. She offered some amazing advice regarding skin care & her most important which everybody should remember is skin should be treated like beautiful fabric. Would we use Jif or Janola on our faces? Essentially so many of us scrub, rub and aggravate our skin with products that contain the same kinds of chemicals to try and make it glow, and this was something as somewhat of a (former) product fantatic I have been doing for a long time. If you are on the quest for glowing skin, give it a break from scrubs, masques and foam, and look to ancient methods for success. Oil is one of the most ancient facial cleansers, and the perfect way to start! An excellent source for some more info if you're interested about this is :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Olive Oil 101

Olive oil is an oil which you should consider adding to your regime as a nourishing hair repair treatment. Warm the oil in your hands and apply to damp hair, and cover your hair for around half an hour. Shampoo and rinse thoroughly & condition as usual. It will make hair shiny and is so much better than supermarket hot oils. A simple treat!

1957 Classic

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad.
A classic car that's more futuristic than any car that will be produced in 2010. Bring back the jet light and the general bat ergonomics meets the stealth of a shark fin car appearance!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

New Dress for Vintage Hawke ing

This is my new feather dress.
It is meant to be from the 80's but i'm not so sure....

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dear Gentlemen.....

Glen Miller - Big Band aficionado

Vintage Hawke's online store will have a selection of handpicked items for you coming soon. Your collection The Big Band will focus on the stylings of the music of this post WWI era, With swish men like Glen Miller being inspiration. Military jackets, quilt detail bombers, the occasional hat and a whole lot of charm, keep an eye out for sneak peak photos of a bygone era brought back to life for your purchasing! Here are some images that have been kept in mind when thinking of your collection....

Paul Whiteman and Band, 1921

Russian Military if they were in a Big Band

Cunliffe Owen Aircraft Ltd Advertisement 1940

Your Best Friend and what you would want to wear on a walk through the woods with him after Big Band practice

Got to Go to.. Mother Russia


Surreal Tears

Man Ray Untitled 1920-34.
Surrealism is one of my favourite movements, now you know why.

Pretty as a Picture

Brassai, from the collection Paris De Nuit 1933

Swoon Worthy Capes

Black Lace Capelet
Vintage 1940's Cape
Victorian Jet Beaded Mantle Capelet
(I had the chance to buy this and missed out, urgh. Touchy subject!)

Vintage Valentino

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Loving Autumn

Oh how I am enjoying the change of colours in the trees, making vege soups and hot chocolates again. But most of all I am excited about rediscovering the beautiful layers of clothing this season allows! Capes and furs will always be a favourite for Autumn, and pretty vintage dresses and long gloves. Autumn should mean exquisite fineries and clever detail, a chance to bring back the layers and enjoy silk, wool, fur, leather and velvet, as well as rich texture, and to wear your favourite coat on a night out. I hope you are making the most of this beautiful season!


Hello Lovelies! Welcome to the Blog of Vintage Hawke, an online store coming soon filled with Vintage and Retro treasures from New Zealand and beyond for ladies and gentlemen. This blog will keep you up to date with looks, styling, drawing, images, photos and inspiration for your vintage self! I hope you enjoy and come back often for exciting updates and sneak previews. The shops first collections will launch with The Soiree for ladies and The Big Band for gentlemen. Site launching soon xx