Lapel Pins (and Patches) to Get Your Swagger Back

All the Lapel Pins and Patches You’ve Ever Wanted I will never retire my love for lapel pins and patches. I’m an indie-emo kid at heart, and have hoarded my teenaged collection of one-inch band pins the same way Johnny Depp hoards his massive pile of scarves and rings. Remember your Jansport backpack stuck with all those Bikini Kill, Bright Eyes, and …

The Vintage Shaun + Dee Lioness Pop Up Shop

by Lucy-Jade Norris I am a huge advocate of thrifting and vintage.  It’s the secret to looking fabulous affordably, ahead of the trends. So I was thrilled to be asked to co-host The Vintage Shaun + Dee Lioness Pop Up Shop with mother/daughter duo Vintage Shaun and Dee Lioness, founder of Beauty ‘n’ Curlz Keisha Bloise, and UPTOWN Associate Editor Annika Harris. My passion for vintage stems from early childhood years rummaging through …

The Women of Mad Men

by Lucy-Jade Norris My name is Lucy.  Lucy-Jade Norris to be exact.  ‘Lucy’ because of the Beatles song; ‘Jade’ because I have a spec of green in one eye; and ‘Norris’ because Chuck is my Dad – only joking! I am officially obsessed with fashion. A true thrifter, I love a good rummage in the second hand stores. I am a wine …