Melanie ‘Binty’ Hays
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Melanie ‘Binty’ Hays

Age: 35

Occupation: Primary School Teacher

I’ve always had vintage pieces in my wardrobe from when I was a teenager, but it’s been only over the last few years I’ve dressed like this.

I used to watch black and white movies on a Sunday morning and loved the look of the women and the men. My first crushes were on Clark Gable and Cary Grant. I have a diary from when I was 10 and I have written their names in hearts at the front! I realised this was a tad weird considering all my school friends liked 80s heart throbs! 

I just love the feminine glamour of the 1940s. In contrast I also love the kitsch aspect of the 1950s; it’s colourful and fun. It doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Read the full interview here: http://inretrospectmagazine.com/article/melanie-hays/
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