About Me

Hello! My name is Sydney and I'm a 27 year old artist. Originally from London I now live up North, and am currently in my final year of an illustration degree. I'm in love with the 1960s and everything surrounding it but particularly the music, and I live in the spirit of my favourite era through my love of vintage clothing and homewares, collecting used records, and swooning over the lovely dollies of the day. This little space is my online journal where I post about the vintage treasures I unearth, my ever growing record collection, my personal artwork, my sewing projects, my favourite musicians and style icons of the time, things I'm digging at the moment, and document my daily adventures.

The title of my blog 'Dolly Rocker' was inspired by the Syd Barrett song of the same name. It began playing when I was creating my blog and it just felt perfect. Not only is it a song by one of my favourite people, it's also a brand of dress which was incredibly popular throughout the '60s and really epitomizes the era, and also I'm simply a dolly bird obsessed with her rock music. I've been blogging for many, many years but have shifted and changed blogs a few times for various reasons - I drive myself mad with it! I moved across to here in June 2016 and it's where I'm settling in for good. Blogging has been a passion of mine for over a decade, and I'll always favour personal content over polished editorials because creativity and memories are bigger than a perfect aesthetic.

On any given day I might be found drawing and painting (I'm happiest when I'm covered in paint), taking photographs, wandering through nature, playing dress up, travelling as much as possible, binge watching movies, reading horror novels, or rooting through junk shops. I love sunflowers, Disney parks, the colour orange, autumn, psychedelic patterns, and Pink Floyd.

I'm a big advocate for mental illness awareness, especially as almost all online discussion is narrowed to solely discussing anxiety and depression. It's not something I bring up often, but it is a part of me and I think it's important to share experiences and open up the discussion on these things.

If you'd ever like to contact me or just have a chat, you can drop me a line


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