Thursday, 31 July 2014

Model With Us...

BettyRae Vintage is a Bristol based brand and we're always on the look out for new models to showcase our latest stock.  We're really keen to use local ladies who fit the brand's image and are comfortable and confident infront of the camera. Exsperience is not essential.

Please email your details and some clear, recent photos to with the subject 'MODEL'.

Please note: applicants must be available to work during the week.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Our New Collection

There is never a bad time to unleash some new stock, especially when it is as gorgeous as these new items. Not that we are bias or anything... Here's our pick of the best:

  • Maybe it's just us, but we love dungarees! They are so versatile and perfect for a chilled back day having a picnic. Try wearing a patterned blouse with them or a bold bandeau for hotter days. We also think they are crying out for converse style trainers to complete the 80's style look.

  • Something about our  monochrome-silk-shirt send's us straight to the film 'Clueless'! Complete the 90's look with high waisted shorts or a mini skirt with braces.

  • We expect some of you lucky ladies will soon be jetting off to somewhere hot or maybe even a cheeky trip to the British coast and your beach wardrobe wouldn't be complete without a vintage swimsuit. Our Marilyn Monroe-esq floral-swimsuit shapes hourglass curves and the open back is a flattering addition. Be sure to wear with a big floppy white sun hat and large sunglasses to be the most glamorous girl on the beach!

  • Our high-waisted-shorts are brilliant to wear over swimsuits or with a bralette top. Slip a tropical floral kimono over your shoulders and the look is complete!

See the rest of the collection at  BettyRae Vintage and don't forget to check out our sale items while you are there too!

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Razzle Dazzle Trend...

Textural and sparkly, this trend instantly makes us think of the circus. It’s busy, exciting and show stopping. The catwalks featured this look heavily, choosing glittering embellishments, tassels and heavy detailing centre stage.

Textured accessories are a great way to integrate this trend into your wardrobe. When choosing accessories, more is more, so pick bags covered in beading or jackets with ruffled embellishment.
The awards season certainly saw this look take hold where glitz and glamour is never too much. Ball gowns head to toe in lace, beading and intricately sewn patterns were very popular on the red carpet.

To get the look, choose simple shaped clothing like a shift dress or capped sleeved top and let the razzle dazzle do the talking.

Often combined with the Sports Luxe trend, this look was worn all over on bomber jackets and tailored skirts. However, it was also given a feminine edge by adding small areas of beadwork and combining lace sleeves with sequins for a smoky evening look.

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

BettyRae's Menswear Collection

At BettyRae Vintage, we know Men love a bit of vintage fashion, especially when it’s as easily styled as our selection! So boys, sit back and have a gander at our brand new collection, just for you!

Our favourite shirt from the collection, this monochrome check shirt is the perfect solution for any occasion! The monochrome is bang on trend, rolled sleeves suit the Spring weather and paired with fitted trousers or jeans, you will look just the right mix of smart casual.

Another front runner in the collection, our light denim jacket is such a versatile piece and a great way to tone down bright colours or tie together prints. Dark coloured chino’s in forest green or deep purple suit the edgy feel of the denim. However, for a more Spring outfit, try wearing the jacket with bright coloured chino’s in pastels with a plain tee.

A more unique choice is our western style shirt which generates a bit of quirk for guys looking to create a look with a bit more personality. Paired with dark grey or black trousers makes this a great transitional item for a day at work followed by a cheeky evening date.

To view the full collection visit

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

The Incredible Bunny Yeager

“They all wanted to model for me because they knew I wouldn’t take advantage of them.”

Bunny Yeager is one inspirational woman. Her striking looks led her to become one of the most sought-after pin-up models of the late Forties. A title she despised however, as she considered the phrase ‘pin-up’ to be cheap. She drew success from her modelling career but she soon began to realise that she’d rather be behind the camera than in front of it. Female photographers were few and far between at this time, but Bunny had the experience of posing as well as an eye for creating the most flattering image of the female form, an attribute rare among most male photographers. Women trusted her not to take advantage of them and soon her work became renowned after her shots of a then unknown model by the name of Bettie Page caught the eye of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner saw the huge talent in both Bunny and Bettie and soon enough the pair became pin-up royalty.

Bunny continued her work for men’s magazines and credited herself as a photographer of ‘real women – with curves and a little bit of cellulite’, a rare and refreshing approach to pin-up photography. In 1962, she took the infamous beach stills of Ursula Andress during her role as a Bond Girl in Dr No, firmly cementing both ladies into cinematic history.

Bunny may have made her name back in the 1940s as a model, but she continues her success today as a fierce business woman. As if her resume wasn’t impressive enough, last year she ventured into the fashion world and launched her own clothing line. Still going strong at 83, is there anything this woman can’t do?!

Words by Charlotte Hobbs

Style Shot: The Wiggle Dress

Wiggle Dress

The phrase ‘wiggle dress’ conjures up some saucy and fun images, doesn’t it?!

This dress was quite literally designed to make it’s wearer wiggle while she walks!
Cleverly designed to be both sexy and tasteful at the same time, this stylish retro classic is a rare type of frock that pretty much suits every shape and size. It was also designed to draw one’s attention to the wonderful curves of the lady-form and doubled as both day wear and evening wear.
Perhaps the most famous supporter of the wiggle dress summed up perfectly what this garment achieves:
“Your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman but lose enough to show you’re a lady.” – Marilyn Monroe.

Pin-Up of the week: Eve Meyer

Flirtatious, sultry and extremely buxom, the lovely Eve Meyer began her career in the 1950s as a pin-up girl, which most notably included being Playmate of the Month in June, 1955.

Born a true Southern Belle in Atlanta, Georgia in 1928, Meyer went on to dabble briefly in the acting world but only starred in three movies in her lifetime. Her true calling was as a movie producer, a rare title for a woman of that era. Her CV boasts of quirky cult movies Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! and In the Valley of the Dolls, among the most well-known.

By the Seventies, she was a successful and respected business woman with an impressive 16 movies to her credit as a producer. However, in March 1977, her life was tragically cut short and she died aged 48 in a plane crash in Tenerife.

Words by Clara Taylor

Friday, 25 July 2014


The most wearable trend of the season is here at BettyRae. It's a classic trend that looks great on everyone and can be quirked up with patterns, block colours and alternative tailoring!

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Pop In And Say Hello...

Find our latest summer stock in store at 'Lady K Loves' 
32 Bond Street, Bristol, BS1 3LX

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"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness" - Audrey Hepburn