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Writing for Pretty Nostalgic Magazine

Posted on 18/01/2013


Late last year I was approached by the lovely Jo Keeling Editor of Pretty Nostalgic Magazine to write an article about collecting vintage costume jewellery, I was absolutely delighted as you can imagine. As part of the article I interviewed five other collectors about their own fabulous collections and styled the accompanying photoshoot. I used pieces of glass and textiles from my own private stash of vintage treasures alongside these stunning vintage inspired apothecary jars from Borrowed Blue Boutique which I draped in an array of pretty pastel coloured vintage costume jewellery, all available from Passionate About Vintage. I chose the gorgeous roses for the shoot from local florist Lotty’s Flowers and photographer Samantha Jones captured all the fabulous details.

Here is my profile from the magazine contributors page, I’m wearing my absolute favourite vintage dress.

I was so thrilled to see the article in print when the magazine came out. To read the article in full, pick up a copy Issue 5 of Pretty Nostalgic Magazine and flick to page 54.  It’s out now and available to buy from WHSmith, or you can order it direct from Pretty Nostalgic themselves. I hope you enjoy it!

If you have any questions about starting your own vintage costume jewellery collection or would like to write a peice for you then please email me



Author & Stylist: Natalie Leon

Photographer: Samantha Jones

Jewellery: Passionate About Vintage

Apothecary Jars: Borrowed Blue Boutique

Flowers: Lotty’s Flowers