|About the Author
Naomi Thompson is a stylist and personal shopper specializing in vintage fashion. She launched the first high tech, on-line vintage shop, Vintage Secret, to immediate acknowledgement in the Guardian’s ‘What’s Hot’ list, quickly establishing a reputation for sourcing superb quality clothes at reasonable prices. In 2011, Naomi decided to put her expertise to good use and now is recognized as the UK’s premier vintage personal shopper. Passionate about finding good quality items at the right price, she believes that vintage is the way forward when it comes to creating your own style. Find her at: www.vintagesecret.com She has been featured in the pages of Vogue, Sunday Times Style, The Telegraph, Cosmopolitan and Psychologies, amongst many others, and is also a regular contributor to BBC Homes and Antiques magazine. Both Naomi and her wardrobe have enjoyed TV appearances, notably a segment on The One Show, in a Channel 4 documentary on vintage style and in a documentary on alternative London for Canal Plus.
Belinda Hay’s passion for vintage started age 5 with an infatuation for Elvis Presley. She began her hairdressing journey in New Zealand where she learned vintage styling techniques. She has worked for over 7 years in some of London’s top hairdressing salons. In 2009 she opened her own vintage and contemporary salon, The Painted Lady, in London’s trendy Shoreditch. She has created style guides for the staff of retro bowling alley, All-Star Lanes.
Katie Reynolds has been a hair and make-up artist for over 12 years, working in film, TV, music, commercials and fashion with a celebrity client list. She founded The Powderpuff Girls in 2005 - a unique team of beauty professionals who provide a pampering service for events and parties. The Girls also work at The Powder Rooms, vintage-style beauty parlours that allow everyone to come and experience their expertise.