May 162014
 

This is the second in my new series of On Trend Vintage posts, a series created to demonstrate that you can be both ‘in season’ and vintage at the same time.

Last week I shared my top picks of pastels. This week I’m translating the catwalk’s monochrome trend to vintage. Before you get going there’s one key rule; no grey!  The  monochrome trend for Spring/Summer 2014 sees designers at  Ralph Lauren, Diane von Furstenberg, Balenciaga,  Sportmax, Missoni, Kenzo (and even queen of footballer’s wives Victoria Beckham) ditching wishy-washy greyscale in favor of high contrast black and white.

Here’s my picks of vintage finds fit for this seasons black and white trend.

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1950s Black & White Sambo Floral Summer Jacket [sorry, this item is sold]

  1980s Black Ditsy Bowler Hat Print Jabot Blouse

1980s Black Ditsy Bowler Hat Print Jabot Blouse [sorry, this item is sold]

   1980s Zebra Print Bustier Pencil Dress

1980s Zebra Print Bustier Pencil Dress

1980s Black and White Cowl-Hip Dress Set

1980s Black and White Cowl-Hip Dress Set [sorry, this item is sold]

1980s Black and White Ditsy Leaf Print Blouse

1980s Black and White Ditsy Leaf Print Blouse

On Trend Vintage: Pastels

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May 092014
 
On Trend Vintage: Pastels

Spring-Summer 2014 catwalks were awash with pastels from John Galliano, Burberry Prorsum, Badgley Mischka, Mulberry, Calvin Klein, DKNY and Marc Jacobs amongst other.  Although not usually one to jump on the trend bandwagon I’m here to tell you that you can be both ‘of the season’ and vintage at the same time. I’m starting with [read full post]

Amber Alert! Vintage Picks

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Jul 102013
 
Amber Alert! Vintage Picks

In Friday’s post I might have mentioned, just a little, how much I am loving the colour amber right now. As suggested earlier in the week my new love for this moody shade of yellow might prompt some Etsy browsing… and so it has.  I’ve been eyeballing the online marketplace and have cherry picked my [read full post]

Emerald City Part 2

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Apr 052013
 
Emerald City Part 2

This is part two of a series of posts inspired by Pantone announcing that Emerald green is colour of 2013. Part one focussed on new pieces in store in emerald green and similar hues. This time I’ve been browsing the online marketplace and have cherry picked my top vintage picks from Etsy of all things [read full post]