Both are wonderful blogs to read, admire and enjoy. I have loved Harlow's style for quite a while now, I follow her on instagram as well.
I actually got to meet Harlow Darling for the first time a couple of months ago, we meet in Brisbane, Australia, where we enjoyed a lovely morning tea together, chatted and took photos of each for our blogs here is the link to mine from that day: http://missmillacherry.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/my-birthday.html
Question: How did you come up with the name Deco Darling/Vintage at Heart for your blog/s?
Vintage at Heart was my first blog and reflected how I felt at the time about loving vintage but not actually wanting to wear authentic vintage clothing. Vintage reproduction has come a long way these days and a lot of the pieces look very authentic. I never took up wearing vintage as most of the time it’s more expensive to buy a very worn item of clothing when for the same price you could get a brand new replica, and I will always go for reproduction before vintage. My new blog Deco Darling is a combination of how darling I find Art Deco design and my online name Harlow Darling!
Question: Please describe your blogging style?
I have a fairly casual approach to blogging, I try not to force it and only blog when I am feeling inspired by a particular outfit because I love how it looks and enjoy wearing it. Although not all of my outfits make it to the blog as I usually only have one day a week to take photos, I also upload outfits onto my instagram!
Question: What inspired you to start blogging?
When I first discovered blogs vintage reproduction was not something that was blogged about. Most vintage bloggers would occasionally feature a vintage reproduction piece that had been gifted to them and this is how I discovered that there was an alternative to wearing vintage out there. I started blogging because I wanted to share this information with others who loved vintage looks but didn’t want to wear vintage. I also prefer to see clothing on real people instead of models in studio photo shoots before I buy an item so that I can see what the clothes will look like in real life. Normally if I am interested in buying something I will look around and see if I can find a blogger wearing it so that I can have some idea of what it actually looks like. Things look very different in online stores to what they look like in real life and a lot of the time you can get a surprise when the item you ordered actually arrives! When I blog I try to make sure that my photos give a sufficient idea of what the clothes actually look like.
Question: Describe your fashion sense/style?
When I first started blogging my style was firmly set in the 40s & 50s. I love these decades because the clothes are beautiful and still fit in well for work and everyday life. However when I first fell in love with vintage when I was 18, I was primarily interested in the 1920s & 30s. Unfortunately reproduction clothing from these decades was so scarce that I didn’t think that it would be possible to blog about them. I have now found some great companies that make reproductions of these decades and have begun building up my twenties wardrobe so I am enjoying embracing wearing clothes from these decades which have been elusive to me for so long!
Question: Do you have any favorite bloggers and if so can you please name a few?
There are so many blogs that I love, it’s actually tricky to narrow it down but here are a few I am really enjoying at this month:
Lavender & Twill, A Wild Tea Party, Nora Finds, Porcelinas World, Gussets & Goddets, Flashback Summer, Retro Cat.
Question: What can your readers/followers expect from you and your blog over the next 12 months?
Over the next 12 months I will continue blogging on both my 1950's blog Vintage at Heart and my new 1920s blog Deco Darling and I am really looking forward to start blogging autumn/winter outfits once it finally cools down in Brisbane!
I hope you all enjoyed getting to know Harlow Darling a little more and both her blogs!
I actually hope to catch up with this beautiful lady again soon!
Until next time!
Miss Milla Cherry xo