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Introducing Tramp Vintage

27 Nov

A week ago, I popped over to Brighton to meet my friend Steph from Deer Brains and check out Brighton’s best vintage emporium – Tramp Vintage. Situated a hop and a skip away from the railway station, the stunning window immediately caught my eye. The three stunning white lace gowns in the window really made Tramp stand out in a street littered with vintage stores and gave a good indication as to what you will discover inside. 



After admiring the window, I stepped inside to find a twinkly treasure trove of vintage gems. What I loved about Tramp is that it has a real high end, boutique vibe. Their vintage pieces are in immaculate condition and organised by colour making the whole store both visually appealing and easy to browse. There’s no trawling through endless rails and piles of clothing in the hopes of unearthing a gem – this is my pet hate and why I don’t often shop vintage. At Tramp, every single piece is exquisite and hung carefully, the shoes are often displayed with their boxes (including a pair of vintage Vivienne Westwood heels), jewellery is beautifully laid out, brooches are pinned to a dressmaker’s dummy. Michelle has done a fantastic job, Tramp is the most beautifully curated and kept vintage stores I’ve ever visited. If you’re in Brighton, make Tramp Vintage your number one destination, the beach and pier can wait. 

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Rokit Summer Sale Preview

27 Jun

The lovely folk over at Rokit Vintage have given me a special preview of their impending sale and it only felt right to share it with you guys too. The sale officially launches on 5th July but if you can’t wait that long you can access it with these links: womenswear and menswear.  New pieces are being added daily, a ton of blouses are due to be added today – keep checking back to see what’s just been added. There are so many lovely pieces in the sale, here’s what I have my eye on. 

Josephine pink blouse – was £18, now £5
Mint green and brown playsuit – was £35, now £23
Pale yellow tailored jacket – was £35, now £15
Peach dress with scalloped collar – was £35, now £23
Beige linen pencil skirt – was £20, now £8
White and pink floral print skirt – was £20, now £8

Natasha Bailie launches ready-to-wear collection!

3 Jun
You know when you have a friend who is so full of awesomeness that you feel a little like a fan rather than a friend….even though you are a genuine, proper friend?! That’s how I feel about Natasha Bailie – in fact, I usually full name her like one would do for celebrities. Natasha is a blogger, vlogger and owner of her own vintage emporium – Natasha Bailie Vintage Clothing Co. Since opening her online doors 3 years ago, Ms Bailie has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Handbag.com, Sunday Times Style and on the tv too. Her store features hand-picked, unique pieces selected from vintage fairs, antique stores and private collections, so you’ll be sure to be buying an absolute gem that you’ll treasure for years to come.

This week brings the exciting news that Natasha is launching her first ready-to-wear collection! Inspired by the 1950s, her dresses are perfect for vintage vixens and wouldn’t look out of place on Betty Draper in Mad Men. Her first collection comes in five limited edition, locally-sourced floral prints from Singapore and are available in sizes 8-14 UK.

“I wanted to create a dress that brought glamour to a gal’s everyday life,” says Natasha. “Women can wear this style to weddings, special occasions and vintage soirees, but they are great for nipping to the shop for some milk too, topped with a cardi and flats.”


Her gorgeous dresses cost £120 each and are available here. Natasha is so awesome that she’s offering free international delivery to make it super easy for all vintage lovers to get one of her stunning dresses. 


Rock a statement jacket

11 May

Statement pieces. There always seems to be a new one: dresses, shorts, skirts, shoes, bags, jackets. I understand the rest but never really ‘got’ the concept of statement jackets until I had a little browse on the Rokit Vintage site. I mean, a jacket is a bit of an afterthought, isn’t it – “Oooh I’m in London and it’s grey. Better throw something on before I get hyperthermia”. But Rokit have so many gorgeous tailored, bright, cropped varieties of jackets that I had a bit of a hallelujah moment and suddenly it all fell into place – a few of these bad boys and my wardrobe is instantly updated and complete. They have tons of blazers, bikers, trenches and duffles but why go for something ordinary which you will find on the high street when you can go for one of these beauties? Look out for brights or lace to stay on trend as well as quirky buttons and embroidery, short sleeves are great for summer too. The selection I’ve picked range from £20-£250 so they have unique pieces to suit every budget. 

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Rokit blogger tea party

6 May

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to spend a super fun Sunday over at Rokit HQ for a blogger’s dress up tea party. The event was held in their humongous warehouse, which was a treasure trove for the intrepid blogger pack who descended en masse to check out Rokit’s vintage delights. The guys over at Rokit are seriously passionate about vintage, I can’t describe how huge the warehouse space is and it was full to the brim with lovely, unique wares. I was drawn to the accessories and playsuits as well as some of the crazy denim jackets but they also had some stunning vintage wedding dresses too. All of the bloggers went for really different stuff, showing that they have such a huge amount of stock that they can appeal to pretty much everyone. Some of my favourite looks are below. 


Huge thanks to superstar PR Nik and the guys at Rokit for such a lovely Sunday x

One day, I will own one of their gorgeous tutus

The lovely Lucy from Shiny Snippets of Thoughts
Moi, rocking Rokit vintage
Moi, rocking a playsuit that I regret not taking home!
The beautiful Alize of Blog de Tendances
The stunning Frankie from Swell Vintage

Alexxsia from My Labyrinth

Primrose Hill vintage fashion fair

10 Apr

Make a note in your diaries vintage lovers, the next instalment of the Primrose Hill vintage fashion fair is taking place next Sunday. The lovely Marilyn has been holding vintage fairs in Primrose Hill for two years now and is a fountain of knowledge about all things vintage, having owned her own vintage shop in Battersea and organising vintage fairs in Earls Court in 2006. The next fair is being held next Sunday – 17th April- at Cecil sharp House in Primrose Hill. It’s a lovely excuse to get dressed up and there will be prizes for the most authentic, quirky or unusual vintage attire. At the 28 stands, there will be a huge selection of affordable vintage wares from a variety of decades as well as some really special designer pieces for the eagle-eyed visitors.

Vintage Fashion Fair London 17th April
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY.
Open from 11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.  Some free tickets will be available on www.vintagefashionfairlondon.co.uk


Obnoxious Sunday

25 Jan

This outfit was pretty spot on for a lazy Sunday brunch – tapered harem pants in a subdued midnight blue paired with a slouchy cotton top with moody purples, violets and blue florals bleeding into each other. Simple, nonchalent – just what I aimed for. I finished it with my parent pinky red wedges which demand attention with their cut out detail to give it a little pop of colour. However, when I shrugged on my signature winter coat and the obligatory ‘It’s Sunday and far too early to be leaving the house’ sunglasses, my perfect laidback outfit went from effortless to LA starlet obnoxious before I knew it. I kind of like the look but even I have to admit that this was a tad OTT. I heeded Coco Chanel’s advice on accessories – ‘Take one accessory off before you leave the house’ and took my obnoxiousity down by a notch. It was Sunday after all!

Jacket – vintage, top – Miss Selfridge, harems – Topshop, shoes – New Look, sunglasses – Rayban courtesy of Brand Alley, bag – Marc Jacobs