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 clothing. Inspired by the 60s shape, simplicity and cuteness..the fashion world sat up and loved it!


Well it has now hit the website and boy do we love it.

Orla’s patterns are very retro in their styling, with her distinctive leaf image becoming an iconic image recognised worldwide. We love her homewares especially her kitchen storage which would look great alongside our 1960s CathrineHolm cookware.


One of her ceramic pots appears in our book, “Style Your Modern Vintage Home” in Heather’s kitchen.

photo by Simon Whitmore, for David and Charles


She has recently launched a furniture range too…but it is good to see her fashion is still steeped in nostalgia yet with a great modern twist.


Images courtesy of Orla Kiely.com  and video courtesy of LFWTV


Competition Time!!!

It’s competition time!!!  Would you like to win a gorgeous haberdashery basket crammed full with vintage goodies?   Included is cottons, braiding, sewing patterns (including a fab Jaeger one), wool, a darning mushroom, poppers, hooks & eyes, needles, buttons and zips.


What you have to do:

Just follow our blog!  This can be done by subscribing via the actual blog or by following via BlogLovin (see links on side of the Your Vintage Life blog web page) – If you use BlogLovin please send us a quick message on FB or twitter to let us know your details – and voila, you are entered in the competition!

Feel free to comment on the blogs and/or share the completion with your friends and family through social media…

The competition will run to Monday 30th September and the winner will be notified the following week. Good luck!




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