Archive of ‘Your Vintage Wardrobe’ category

We Love…Pearl Lowe

A few weeks back we drove down to Somerset to meet with the lovely Pearl Lowe. In the most stunning bar of a country house (think glass topped tables and oversized chandeliers) we chatted vintage, writing, kids and family life over a lime and soda! There was so much I wanted to ask as well […] Read more…

Get The Look: Goodwood Revival Vintage Fashion

Another year has passed and still we haven’t gone to Goodwood Revival-  but yet again our vintage clothing has! This year we also provided retro chairs for the Goodwood Revival Hair and Beauty salon..so maybe we were there in spirit. Here is Mary, one of our regular customers wearing a stunning 1950s gold dress that […] Read more…

We love… Ossie Clark!

Raymond ‘Ossie’ Clark, fashion designer: born 1942 died 1996 source We think Ossie Clark was a genius.  End of.  A British icon and an incomparable talent. Born in Oswaldwistle from where his nickname came from, Ossie attended Royal College of Art and in a very short time became one of the most significant  fashion designers of the times designing for the rich […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage inspired Autumn Fashion

With London Fashion Week everywhere and the dramatic change in weather, its hard to not be getting excited at the moment about getting some Autumn pieces to spruce up your Autumn/Winter 13 vintage wardrobe.  Whether its vintage or just vintage inspired there are some amazing fashion items out there 10 of which we’ll showcase in today’s blog.  All […] Read more…

We Love…Orla Kiely

For anyone that didn’t catch Orla Kiely’s Autumn/Winter  show at London Fashion Week – you missed a treat! Instead of the usual runway she set up a vintage 1960s office, with rows of ladies sitting at desks typing away. They then got up to do some filing, hang their coats up and show us their amazing […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

I am writing this before we go off to trade at the annual Twinwood Festival, here in Bedfordshire. We started to set up yesterday: I use the royal “we” as really Mr YVL went to put the marquee up and all the fixturisation in the rain. It is always quite cold at this festival, probably as it […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage themed distractions from the football

So, the football season has started.  You may love football, I however do not – while my vintage home is taken over by various matches, elation, disappointment and general random shouting, this weeks blog is on shopping for some fun distractions from the new season and lets face it, shopping is always good whatever the reason.  Oh, […] Read more…

We Love…Laura Ashley

This year is a big one for Laura Ashley. This year the quintessentially British company turns 60. To celebrate they have an exhibition in Bath Fashion Museum called The Romantic Heroine, featuring their 1960s and 1970s dresses. Think flowing, cotton styles that capture the essence of their Victoriana style that they were so famous for. They […] Read more…

We Love…1980s Club Fashion

Yesterday we visited the V&A museum to see the Club to Catwalk exhibition. As a lover of vintage fashion as well as 1980s music, this seemed like must have viewing. It sure didn’t disappoint! Tracing the evolution and revolution of fashion through the decade, taking in the influence of the London club scene as well as […] Read more…

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