Hi, I’m Kariss,
Welcome to Shy, Strange, Manic
I can try to get by, but every time I start to panic,
I’m a little bit shy, a bit strange and a little bit manic
– Blink 182, Wishing Well

I started this blog in the summer of 2013 when I was feeling a bit lost in the world and lacked confidence.  Since then this vintage obsessed Yorkshire lass has moved to London, got her dream job in book publishing and grown her blog into what you see today!  I want to share my adventures, my finds, my fails and my favourites with you guys!

My personal style is inspired by everything vintage – 50’s and pin-up in particular.  
Nothing makes me happier than receiving a comment or a having a chat!  You can contact me at shystrangemanic@gmail.com or follow me on my social media links below:


I am PR friendly, if you would like to work with me please send me an email at shystrangemanic@gmail.com.  Please note that in the interest of transparency all products sent for review will be mentioned as being obtained as such at some place in the blog post.  In the rare case I am paid for any posts this will be made clear in the post itself for transparency.  All reviews will be 100% open and honest and all views are my own.