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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Kitten von Mew 2013 Calendar is now FOR SALE!


To purchase your limited edition calendar, just email me at kvm@email.com for details or collar me at the War and Peace

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Kitten von Mew Calendar 2013 (April), taken by Candee Photography

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Johnson’s Originals


I had a lovely email from someone yesterday saying how much they enjoyed the old fashioned advert in my previous post, so I thought I would share another I created for a repro vintage shoe company!

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Kitten and Johnson’s Originals. Photo by Richard von Mew, graphics by Kitten von Mew

I took inspiration from a few shoe and dieting adverts in my 1940’s magazines to come up with the above! The photo was taken just after performing at Wartime in the Vale last weekend.

More about Johnson’s Shoes can be found here. The 1940’s styles they do are gorgeous and they also do men’s wing tips as well as women’s platforms and wedges!

1940’s Style Hair Snoods


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Kitten von Mew modelling a custom hair snood and matching bag by Arthelia’s Attic. Photographed by Richard von Mew

Hair snoods are the perfect head wear for vintage events, bad hair days and when you are pin curling your hair!

Most are available in the Medieval and Civil War styles,which were popular in WWII thanks to the Gone with the Wind and Robin Hood movies. Crocheted hair nets became popular for factory workers, especially those who fashioned Veronica Lake’s flowing tresses, only to end up with them caught in a machine. Snood stopped such awful accidents from occurring and became a fashionable and useful item for war work and beyond.

There are still a lot of people who recreate these hair snoods today, but not many who also focus on the more unique styles!

Naomi at Arthelia’s Attic on Etsy makes her snoods from original patterns and can even custom make them with crocheted flowers or a matching purse!

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Check our her beautiful designs and treat yourself to something a little different but 100 times more stunning than a standard knitted snood. Check our her swell online store!

Our 1940’s Wedding Blog Page is Up!


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The Garrison Group Guard of Honour, who created a spectacular arch for us. Taken by Candee Photography

You can see just a snippet of our amazing wedding HERE with photos from Candee Photography! Awaiting many more pictures from other photographers to add too!