Its often said that Jon & I are the unofficial ambassadors for our town so, when Black Country Echoes asked if we'd help out with the publicity for some upcoming local events, we leapt at the chance. Its not just good for business, its our civic duty.
This Saturday its Mod Mania, a celebration of all things Sixties. Kinky are bringing the clobber, Boomerang Retro are furnishing the room, Barington & Jordi are spinning some original Soul & Ska vinyl and a pro stylist will be photographing visitors arriving in retro attire (or on vintage wheels) and offering a personal shopping service, styling and professional style photo shoot to a lucky few. There's party nibbles, vintage board games, a badge making workshop and a show reel featuring coolly dressed locals from back in the day.
If that's not enough Vintage Duos are also holding a big vintage & craft fair in the Town Hall next door and there's also the old fashioned delights of Wednesbury to explore.
Here you'll find ancient pubs,
Fine examples of the Black Country's rich industrial heritage,
and shops established in the last century and virtually untouched by the internet age.
We've been out this weekend, scouring the West Midlands for some fine examples of 1960s fashion. Even if you don't buy from us do come along, rummage our rails and get your photo taken wearing something vintage. You never know, you might be converted.
In the meantime this week is going to be busy. We'll be tempting our friends on Facebook & Twitter with sneak previews of our latest stock.
|Our stockroom aka the empty parental home|
After every event labels vanish, zips break and buttons fall off with repeated trying on, necklines get smeared with make-up and hemlines get grubby. We pride ourselves on selling ready-to-wear clothing so our stock is always laundered and repaired prior to sale. Everything is priced 'cos there's nothing more embarrassing than having to constantly ask.
Whenever we're out and people compliment the way we're dressed we'll always hand out a flier for our next event and suggest they come and shop our style. I'm on the way to blitz the university campus round the corner.
|Wearing: 1960s Wetherall of Bond Street cape, vintage go-go boots, leather Gladstone bag, geometric print shirt, vintage suede skirt suit (all shopped second-hand), original 1960s hat courtesy of Zoe and psychedelic leggings handmade in Portland by Kiss Me Kitty|
See you soon!
Linking to Patti's Visible Monday and Judith's Hat Attack.