And what does a "vintage lifestyle" even mean anyway? Decorating your home to fit with your 'chosen' era? Living on rations? Spending hours a day scrubbing floors? Baking fruit scones? Sewing your own clothes? Getting a weekly 'set' at the hairdresser? Growing your own veg? Or perhaps smoking 20 a day and listening out for the air raid siren?
Ways to make potatoes more interesting, 1947
I mean, I've always described my blog and myself as being about "vintage lifestyle", but by that I just mean wearing vintage clothing or a retro look on a daily basis. I make some of my clothes, yes, but not beacuse it's "vintage" to sew - I sew because it makes more styles accessible to me! I also decorate my home with a bunch of old stuff - not in an attempt to recreate the past (the TV in the corner kind of precludes that, anyway), but because those things appeal to me.
This attitude from the magazine in question annoyed me because it shows a complete misunderstanding of the vintage subculture. We all have our own reasons for wearing vintage, and many of us consider that vintage is a lifestyle choice (i.e. not reserved for weekends or events), but the attitude that you have to have a full, decade-specific lifestyle in order to be considered valid is just ridiculous.