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Looking back on 2018 - The Greaser and the Doll

Looking back on 2018

2018… This year flew by like a whirlwind! A whole lot can happen in 365 days and it’s kind of nice to stop and look back for a second. The past year mostly revolved around our The Greaser and the Doll webshop and it definitely paid off: we were able to make a lot of people very happy, we got to visit awesome events and we managed to expand our collection even more!

Of course we were up to more than that. We had a blast during trips to amazing cities, the Doll sewed up a storm and the Greaser discovered the art of Tiki carving.

As always, we worked our socks off in 2018, but it is so worth it! We’re looking back at last year with great pride and we’re beyond thankful for all the support!

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Tiki Wedding Guests - The Greaser and the Doll

Guests at a Tiki wedding

We certainly had our fill of Tiki parties this month! IT’S TIKI TIME ALL THE TIME. We celebrated the Vavoom Tiki Room’s 10th anniversary with a Tiki Spectacular, we toasted to the Doll’s birthday with cocktails, we enjoyed utterly delicious drinks at the Trader Vic’s and Sugar Cane during another great trip to London ánd, which we thought was incredibly special, we were guests at a Tiki wedding! WHAT A MONTH! (more…)

Vintage Style Gudie by Sugarcoated Pictures - Review - The Greaser and the Doll

Vintage Style Guide by Sugarcoated Pictures

I love books on everything fifties or sixties. Especially coffee table books, with beautiful pictures in them. I love books on vintage style, vintage hair, vintage make-up, vintage interior, vintage cars… My vintage-inspired books were the inspiration behind my Style in the Fifties for Women and Style in the Fifties for Men posts. You can never have too many books on the subject, if you’d ask me. I can never get enough inspiration for outfits and tips and tricks for great vintage-inspired hairdos and make-up.

Valentine’s surprise

And of course, the Greaser is well aware of this. So he decided to surprise me with another gem of a book for Valentine’s Day! He bought me the ‘Vintage Style Guide’ by Sugarcoated Pictures. This book is filled with easy tutorials for the prefect look: foundation and shaping, eyebrows, wings, shading, lipstick and fabulous hairdos. Every “mini class” is accompanied by gorgeous signature pictures by Sugarcoated, a vintage photo studio in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). (more…)

Looking back on 2016 - The Greaser and the Doll

Looking back on 2016

It seems like only yesterday we were putting together a list of our plans for 2016. The year has flown by and so much has happened! The world is shaking, but we prefer to focus on the positives in life today. Because wow – what a year it’s been.

At the beginning of the year, after celebrating a ridiculous luscious Christmas with our family and friends, we posted our plans for the year to come. It’s fun to look back at this, as this post has truly been our game plan for the year.

As you may know by now; we are planners, we pay a lot of attention to detail and we love it when a plan comes together. And boy, did our plans come together. 2016 has been a year of a lot of hard work, but it paid off! We are incredibly proud of what we’ve accomplished and of course beyond thankful for your support! (more…)

Vivien of Holloway shop in London - The Greaser and the Doll

Vivien of Holloway Boutique in London

Exactly five years after traveling to London as newly weds, we visited this amazing city again. As we’d been there before, we had a lot of time to visit a lot of new spots aside from the must-sees like the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Harrods.

Luckily for me, we had enough time to go on a proper shopping-spree! Okay, I’ll admit… multiple shopping-sprees. I was really looking forward to visiting the Collectif boutiques in London and Brighton. We did! And I bought two fabulous new tops at Collectif.

Vivien of Holloway on Holloway Road

Another boutique I really wanted to visit was the Vivien of Holloway shop on Holloway Road. Though I didn’t own anything by VOH yet, Vivien’s designs have always held a little piece of my heart. (more…)

Shop update - The Greaser and the Doll

Webshop update: brand new products

Three months ago we proudly launched our brand new webshop. We have been able to make customers happy with super cool orders, we got incredibly excited and sweet comments, we’ve written and sent out newsletters and we’ve added even more cool items to the shop! We’re busy with the shop and our blog every single day, and we love it!

New products

We launched our webshop with 87 different products. Three months later, we have about 150 unique items in stock! We pick out all of our products with the greatest of care, in order to be able to fill the shop with the coolest retro items and the best cocktail gear. (more…)

Collectif Dolores Dress Pineapple Print - The Greaser and the Doll

Pineapple Dolores Dress by Collectif

Living my life by the motto “Make it Hawaii”, it was inevitable this dress would become a part of my collection. I’d say: make everything Hawaiian! My favourite pizza is a Pizza Hawaii, I love to eat pineapple on my hamburgers and you can wake me every single second of the night for one of the Greaser’s Virgin Bahias.

That this dress had to become a part of my collection was a no-brainer for the Greaser! He surprised me with this tropical Collectif dress with pineapple print for our 10-year-anniversary and our 5-year-marriversary. We spent this wonderful day drinking delicious cocktails in a Tiki bar in Ghent. The Greaser got me this beautiful dress as an early present to wear on our special day. (more…)

Mad Men - The Illustrated World - Review - The Greaser and the Doll

Mad Men – The Illustrated World

I’m a Mad Men fan. Big shock, eh? Joan Harris is my life and it’s just a matter of time until the Ava Dress by PUG (which is totally Joan approved) is mine. I can’t get over Betty Draper’s gorgeous outfits and I will probably never stop giggling at Don-Draper-more-liquor-jokes.

As I love the show so much, I have watched the complete series the Greaser bought me, multiple times. Obviously, the only thing better than Mad Men is MORE Mad Men. I can get really excited about cool lookin’ retro illustrations and stumbled upon a book that combines fun Mad Men facts with actual info on my favourite era and cool artwork: I treated myself to “Mad Men – The Illustrated World” by Dyna Moe a little while ago. (more…)