Long time, no see! No excuses really, we worked at a couple of fairs which were good fun but no great earners, where vintage trading is concerned August is painfully slow.
The weekend was followed by a cheeky Monday all-dayer in Wetherspoons, Walsall. Jon's rather attached to his new-to-him pink canvas skinnies by Aussie label Cotton On, one of last week's car boot finds.
|Today I'm wearing: 1970s Osti maxi (courtesy of the fabulous Helga) and vintage Anacat waistcoat (20th Century Stores, Stockport)|
Which leads me - almost seamlessly - to sharing our latest finds. This fringed bag was handmade by Fran, a fellow trader, using leather & suede off-cuts.
I've only bought one pair of new shoes in five years and why would I need to when I can get fab footwear like these Aztec-inspired platforms for £2...
and these ankle boots for £1.50?
Who says that all Eighties fashion is all polyester and shoulder pads? This fab embroidered jacket was purchased in Guatamala back in the 1980s.
I can't wait to transform these vintage curtains & bed covers into groovy clothing.
Jon found three pairs of outrageously flamboyant, British-made shoes on the same stall. He's keeping this red leather pair.
Some rather splendid vintage clothing, which was instantly laundered and added to Kinky's rails at the weekend. Here's just a small selection.
|Clockwise from top left: 1960s Devonshire Lady mini, green leather jacket, 1960s micro mini, 1970s midi dress, neon pink 1980s Cashmere swing coat, St Michael swirly shift dress|
I bought the '70s Tori Richards, Honolulu maxi I'm wearing below from a second hand stall on the market last year. I probably mentioned that the trader let me have it for £4 instead of £5 as he'd had a bet with his mate that no-one would buy anything so disgusting. I think it must be one of the most admired dresses I own.
|Taken on Saturday at Bus Stop Vintage , Shrewsbury|
See you soon.