This skirt has been hanging on the Kinky Melon rails for over a year. Every so often someone will pick it out, sigh and put it back, saying they never go anywhere to wear it. Sometimes a prospective customer will try it on but, even if it fits perfectly, I'll be told that they don't think that they can get away with wearing vintage and hand it back.
I could point out that they're telling me this either when they're visiting a vintage fair, where at least half of the people there are dressed to the nines or they're at a festival and, unless it's the dullest festival in the world, boring dressers are the minority.
I could suggest they could make a bold print less dressy by adding some aged suede and your favourite leather sandals, haggled over at a flea market on your travels.
|Bastard massive feather earrings (TopShop clearance sale, 2010), Vintage 1960s "Alfred Tricker Crafts" snakeskin & stainless steel choker (Car boot sale)|
I could tell them this....
|Designed by birthday babe, Suzanne|
Even if life is mostly spent doing the mundane stuff, there's no reason on earth why anyone can't wear a fabulous vintage piece to do the supermarket run, trawl the charity shops or pop to 'Spoons for a quick pint. What's the worst that can happen? Someone in skanky leggings and a stained vest might laugh at you and seriously, do you really need their approval?
|Vintage tapestry print cotton maxi worn with 1960s suede waistcoat and a pile of ethnic silver bangles|
Thanks for the hip love, still waiting for an x-ray but things are feeling a little easier.