Tuesday, 8 January 2019

The importance of friends

'Show me your friends and I'll show you your future'

Yes, friends are important not only because we need people but they have a bigger influence on your life then you think. Many succesfull people surrounded them with succesful friends before they came a succes themselves. It's not a secret that good friends are hard to come by. And bad friends can have a draining effect on your life. So take a look at your current relationships. Are you happy with your friends? Can you count on them? Relationships are a big deal, what would we do without them?
Sadly noone told us the importance of picking good friends and how they can shape our entire excistence. So choose wisely. 
So seek out people who will encourage and bring out the best in you.
And what are the qualities of a good friend?

  1. A good listener
  2. Someone who shares the same ideas, fears and dreams as you
  3. A solid and trustworthy person
  4. Someone with admirable habits and healthy self-image

'A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your success!' - Doug Larson

Miss Poppy

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

How to survive the silly season.

When the shops are 'beginning to look a lot like Christmas', the holiday season starts to kick in. But being cold outside with dreary grey skies, you sometimes wonder how you will survive 'the most wonderful time of the year'.

Maybe it's not a bad thing to reset yourself. Get rid of the clutter and find some happiness in simplicity.
When you want nothing then crawl onto the couch with a blanket, maybe it's better to rearrange your thoughts and clear out your head. Be kind to yourself and go out for a nice walk. Visite a friend and bring some joy into your world. Maybe take a break from social media and find some peace of mind, everything will still be there when you plug in again.

By the time the holiday season begins, you will be refreshed and ready for all the sillyness it brings.

And if you still can't enjoy this time of year, maybe Miss Poppy's Christmas song will change your mind.

Wishing everyone happy holidays!
Miss Poppy

Inspiration: Vintage Life Magazine

Monday, 12 November 2018

Something about retro hairdo's.

There are different kinds of retro hairstyles and here you have a summary of 8 different styles.

  1. Old hollywood waves, the signature hairstyle of Veronica Lake. This is a very classy and simple hairstyle that goes great with an eveningdress.

  2.  1940s Gibson roll: This hairstyle is perfect for a black-tie wedding or to show off a pretty neckline–and it’s great for girls with curly hair.

  3. 1950s Headscarf: Real popular now in the rockabilly scene and an easy updo for a bad hairday.

  4. 1950s Bumper bangs: This hairstyle was made famous by Bettie Page — the famous pin-up model and actress of the 1950s.

  5. 1940s Victory rolls: A bit tricky to do but with practice you wil get the hang of it.

  6. 1950s French twist: never gone out of style, but it has to be done well. This is a great tutorial for it from Kate- http://www.thesmallthingsblog.com

  7. 1960s Hair flip: super popular in the sixties and the favorite of Emma Peel (The avengers)

  8. 1960s Big bouffant:  The beehive is the definition of '60s hair,

Miss Poppy.
If you want some clothes to go with those hairstyles, then check out the webshop.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

6 tips on how to become a role model.

It's a nice feeling to be significant. Everyone likes to be important to others. So how do we achieve that?  These are some of the traits you need:

  1. Demonstrate confidence and selfrespect.
    Don't forget, you are the most important person in your world. that doesn't mean that you should be arrogant. No, but you should treat yourself with love and respect, only then you can treat others accordenly.
  2. Be unique, not perfect.
    Just embrace the exclusive being that you are. Noone asks for perfection, on the contrary. Perfect people make others feel like a failure. You need to bring out the best in others and they will love you for that.
  3. Listening to others is as important as talking to them.By listening you make them feel important to you. Let them talk first and at the end, if you make a remark or give them your opinion. It will be heard.
  4. Show respect and concern for others.Even if you're a very succesful business women, you should not feel better then others or take them for granted. Everyone has their value.
  5. Always have an open mind and be willing to learn new things.
    Maybe you have done your whole life things a certain way. Still, taking on the task a little differently might give you a better result.
  6. Don't be affraid to admit a mistake. This is very important( and one I don't easy do, sadly), admitting making mistakes makes you human. People can connect to that feeling.

Source: Cayenne Consulting

And if all of these tips are making you wondering what to wear?
Check out our New Arrivals at the webshop.
Miss Poppy

Thursday, 4 October 2018

10 winterpieces that can't be missed in your retro wardrobe

In wintertime it's always a challenge knowing what to wear. 
Here are a few tips from Miss Poppy:

  1. An animal print coat( fake fur). Animal prints are perfect to give you that warm fuzzy feeling in wintertime. Just don't overdo it. One garment with animal print is enough.
  2. The cardigan, this is a great basic piece to put on or off acording to the temperature. They are ideal for when your college wants to open a window, while it's almost freezing outside.
  3. The duffelcoat, this coat was made for the Britisch expedition to the Artic. So that sais it all, it's made for winter.
  4. A dressing gown, yes this is for indoors. In the evening you want to feel warm and luxurious. A dressing gown is ideal for that. We sell a stunning one at Misspoppywear
  5. A camelcoat, nothing screems more style and elegance then a camelcoat. Marilyn Monroe wore one, Jackie Kennedy, and Audrey hepburn all were fan of this simple garment.
  6. Tartan, winter and tartan go hand in hand. If a tartan dress is to much for you, then start of with a tartan skirt. We sell some great tartan items in the shop.
  7. Fair Isle sweater, you know, with the nice pattern with multiple colours. This is a great sweater to wear, even on Holidays.
  8. A beret, if you have them in different colours you can pretty much wear them with any outfit.
  9. A turtleneck, not anyone is a fan of this jumper, but Audrey Hepburn was a hudge lover. Make sure you wear him, if your certain not to get to warm, otherwise a cardigan is a better choice.
  10. Tights, what a lifesaver they are, and they come in many colours and prints.Just make sure that they are in impeccable condition.

Hope I helped you a bit with this list.
Stay warm!
Miss Poppy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Something about age, good taste and good posture.

As far as fashion is concerned, there are 2 ages girlhood and womanhood. You can dress according your age but that doesn't mean that you have to dress like an old woman. Women of all ages have their good qualities and it's important to accentuate these qualities. This said, nothing is more sad then a woman who dresses like a young girl. Good taste is knowing that at a certain age a cropped top is not flattering anymore (unless you are exceptionally well preserved, but that is only for the lucky few.) Is there a key to good dressing? No there's not, simplicity, grooming and good taste cannot be bought. But you can learn them by looking at other elegant women. Look and learn, that is the key. But be careful, you can have good taste and know how to dress elegant but all of that is in vein if you don't have a good posture. Many years ago girls were taught how to walk. A lot of us today can use some training in how to walk with dignity and lightness. I must say, some people have a natural gift for grace. But no worries, if it doesn't come naturally, you can cultivate it.

Like any talent, you have to practice to develop it.

Source: The little dictionary of fashion

And if you need some elegant clothing. Check out the webshop
Miss Poppy

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Another great tip to upscale your outfit!

This is another great tip that I had from a college blogger (forgot her name sadly) But this also works great and is so simple you wouldn't think about it. Here it is:

Wear a scarf around your neck

Yes it's very simple and again like my other tip it works. 
This can be worn as a tie (photo 1)
Or as airhostesses do (photo 2)

Just try it, simple and efficient.
Miss Poppy