Writing for Vintage Life

Nearly two years ago I went to my first Twinwood Festival. This was August Bank Holiday 2015 and the Monday absolutely poured it down all day. However the one sunny highlight to my day was meeting Rachel Evans, the Editor in Chief of Vintage Life Magazine.

It was a delight to meet her, and we had a couple of snaps together. I also signed up for a yearly subscription to the magazine, as I had been having real difficulty getting a copy in WhSmiths.

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Meeting at Twinwood (The Second Year)

That was one of the best things I ever did. I looked forward to the magazine hitting the doormat every month and read it cover to cover.

In March 2016 I was chosen as part of their “My Style” feature which showed five of my favourite vintage styles. I was literally so honoured to be featured in the magazine. I even got a second copy so I could put it in my memory box in pristine condition!

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My Style Up Close – Vintage Life Article

So, imagine my pride at submitting a proposal to the Plus size team during the revamp of the magazine back in August of last year.

My proposal was based around the hunt for plus size original vintage clothing which I was going to research during the second Twinwood festival in 2016.

It was a successful submission and was published in October in the bumper relaunch issue.

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Me! My article published in a real magazine!

The magazine landed with a resounding plop on my doormat and I was so excited. My hands literally were shaking!

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My First Vintage Lift Article

Since then I have written and had an article published about Hilda, the first plus size cartoon pin-up andย a visit to a Retro Exhibition in Prague followed.

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Hilda – The first Plus Size Pin-Up

There are a few more due to be published soon…

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Retro-Exhibition

I would love to tell you what they were about, but shhhh it’s a secret!

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Those dresses!!

So what is the purpose of this blog post, exactly?

Well it is to encourage people out there to aim for the stars. To give something a go. To dare to dream.

Two and a bit years ago I was nervous about starting to set up a blog. I didn’t think I was a good enough writer and that no-one would want to read what I had to say. But the statistics don’t lie, I have lots of lovely, wonderful readers. They encourage and support me.

Having a fabulous Editor tell you that you are a Superb Writer means the World – Thanks Hailie

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My First ever Blog post

So this is for me, a little way to give something back. I have a passion for writing. I love the organisation of it, the flow and the composition of an article. I know I don’t have perfect grammar, but what I do have is passion.

Passion to write about anything and everything. And it has led to me having several articles in a national magazine. I never saw that coming three years ago!

So, if you love something, go out and do it. You never know where it might lead!

Till next time,
Txx

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  • Mummy Times Two

    What an incredible achievement, it must make you feel so proud seeing your name in print. I also really love that beautiful dress you are wearing in the top picture.

    • I really am so blessed to have the opportunity. Oh and the dress is one of my favourites ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Oh wow how amazing is that, it must be such a proud achievement to see your name in print and what a great feature to be writing.

  • Melanie Williams

    Erm…wow this is incredible – congrats on you being featured in My Style – such a fab achievement ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Rebecca

    Congratulations! I love your inspiring blog posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This was such an inspiring article! Congratulations for achieving your goals! I would love to write for an airline magazine but I have never had the courage to actually contact any. Your article gave me that courage.

    • YAY!!!! I hope you have contacted them. I would love you to update me further, Joanna xx

  • What an achievement, well done on all the articles, you’re right you should have more belief in yourself and this is something I need to practice x

    • You are an amazing person and I love your blogs, Rhian. I know you can do ANYTHING you set your heart on xx

  • Congrats on getting published, what an amazing achievement! x

  • Loving that blue dress, you look great. Well done on the publication also, looks great!

  • Samantha Bye

    You are amazing! You should be so proud of yourself for what you’ve achieved!

  • Love this post Tanya and you are a shining example of how, if you put your mind to something then you can achieve it xoxo I hope you are super proud and I’ll look forward to reading you in Vintage Life xoxo

    • Thank you so much honey, and thank you also for all your support! xx

  • Jenna E Morley

    This is amazing! You are so inspirational! Congratulations, you should be so proud of yourself ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you Jenna, It has been a total priveledge x

  • Lauretta

    Wow! This is a great story. You are indeed an inspiration. This serves as an example of doing what you love love to do. You’ll never know what’s coming.

    • Exactly Lauretta! If you don’t try, you’ll never know! xx

  • That’s amazing T. I’m so proud of you and you’re such a lovely person you deserve all the success x

    • Awwww thank you so much Steph! That means a lot to me xx

  • Annie Brooks

    This is awesome! Well done you! Hard work all paying off.

  • Firstly, you are such an inspiration for me and I am immensely proud of seeing you accomplish your goals! Secondly, you are amazing and congratulations!! Thirdly, I have been wanting to send proposals to several online publications and have been so hesitant that I managed to psyche myself out – this post was just the push I needed to get my arse back in gear and go for it! I wish you much success now and always!! xxx

    • Firstly, Thank you! and secondly……Yay!!!! Good for you!!! Let me know how you get on? I would love to read more of your writing xx

  • Such an inspiring post, what a great achievement for you. So true that you have to go for it and reach for the stars, you can’t achieve your dreams if you never try. Well done lovely

  • Every time I visit your blog I am always blown away and I love your style of writing because it doesnt copy anyone its just unique to you. Congrats on all the publications so far and here is to many more.

    • That means the absolute world to me Anosa! Thank you xxxx

  • Baby Isabella

    Awwwww well done there is nothing better than seeing your name and words in print! We used to get that magazine too but struggled to find it in WhSmiths x

    • Thank you Bella! It is easier to subscribe to it as you get it for much cheaper and they post to your house! x

  • Congratulations! You have amazing style & I enjoy reading your words. So glad you’re living your dreams.

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  • Oh wow congratulations! such a brilliant achievement, vintage life is one of my favourite magazines

    • I love the variety of the articles inside, and it is a real honour to write for them x

  • Hayley Ann Stewart

    Awww so happy for you babe! Your hard work definitely pays off!
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  • Becca Talbot

    Oh Tanya, this is wonderful! Well done you for working hard, aiming high and getting yourself published ๐Ÿ™‚ not only once either! Your vintage style is amazing x

    • Thank you so much Becca, it has been a true honour xx