Shock horror! I'm NOT dressed in head to toe vintage.
I've got stuff in the fridge older than this emerald green blouse but I loved it on sight. I'm not one of those vintage types who throw a strop when my favourite era becomes hip because I know how fickle fashion is. Within weeks of it hitting the shops it'll be slashed to half price and I'll pounce (and, even better, wait a few more weeks and the charity shops will be piled high with discarded 1970s inspired fashion). Just like the last Seventies revival in the early 1990s, my wardrobe's had an influx of wide-brimmed felt hats, metallic & printed velvet ankle boots and bell sleeved tunics. This should keep me going until the Seventies comes back into fashion in another 25 years time.
As for the rest of the outfit, you can breathe a huge sigh of relief, it's all proper vintage. The psychedelic maxi skirt hasn't had an outing for a couple of years due to my waist going AWOL. Fortunately for me (and my wardrobe) it made a welcome reappearance shortly after I turned fifty and I've had to stick this Victorian satin belt over the waistband to stop the bloody thing twizzling around when I walk. What is they say? First World Problems.
The boots are 1960s leather Victorian-style lace-ups, a crazy £1 buy from a car boot sale a few years ago. The insane sunglasses were given to me by a car boot trader last September as he didn't have enough change to give me the 50p he owed us. They've been to India and back this year (and still have sand ingrained around the rims).
We might as well have a quick look round the chazzas, I said to Jon on the way to the bank this morning. It's just as well we had our bags for life with us (ie., the huge totes I made from vintage curtains years ago and always carry around, just in case).......I've got to pop back into town for a second appointment tomorrow. I can hardly wait!
|Empire-made driving gloves, Fake leather choker and paperbacks galore!|
We're trading at Vintage Village this Sunday and it's going to be a good one. The theme is Strawberry Studio after Stockport's legendary recording venue. Expect a soundtrack which includes Joy Division, The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Buzzcocks, Sisters of Mercy and The Charlatans (who?!) At many fairs the predictable 1940s and 1950s soundtrack does our heads in, on Sunday we'll be singing along all day.
Check out the photo bomber! Frank (aka The Lump) has been with us for six months, has gained 4 lb in weight and, like all felines the world over, can't bear to let Jon out of his sight.
|WEARING: Vintage 1970s Jeannie jersey maxi skirt (last seen HERE), Emerald green blouse (half price retail sale); Victorian satin belt (courtesy of Shabby), Retro sunglasses & 1960s-does-Victoriana boots (car boot sale), Baroque style earrings (Colaba Causeway, Mumbai 2008)|
See you soon!