Friday, 13 May 2011

Shops - 'The Vintage Market'


This is the best market by far for everything vintage. With a huge selection and variety of stalls for both guys and girls, there is something for everyone at some very appealing prices. 

Lets all go shop shop shop!!

Open Friday & Saturdays 11am - 6pm and Sundays 10am - 5pm

Spotted - "Are You Wearing Vintage?"

VINTAGEZINE loves to get out on the streets to see what you lovely trendsetters are sporting in the way of vintage. We like to get inspired and bring others the style inspiration they need for new looks. After all you guys are the ones setting the next biggest trends. 

Spotted wearing Vintage in Brick Lane, London...

 Wearing: Vintage Denim Shirt and Belt

 Wearing Vintage T-Shirt

 Wearing Vintage T-Shirt

 Wearing Vintage Sunglasses, Blazer and Sunglasses

 Wearing Vintage Levi Shorts and Sunglasses

Wearing Vintage Playsuit, Belt and Sunglasses

 Wearing: Vintage Jumper, Skirt, Bag and Hat

Wearing: Vintage Skirt and Denim Jacket 

Wearing: Vintage Shorts and Head Scarf 

 Wearing: Vintage Boots and Sunglasses

 Wearing: Vintage Dress and Shoes

Wearing: Vintage Skirt and Cardigan

Wearing: Vintage Skirt 

Wearing: Vintage Shirt 

Wearing: Vintage Hat 

Wearing: Vintage Top 

Wearing: Vintage Skirt and Shoes


PHOTOS BY STEPH MAUND

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Celeb Vintage Style - Chloe Sevigny

I have researched into celebrity vintage style to find out which celebs wear vintage. As we live in a society of celeb loving enthusiasts, I think many people get their style inspirations from their favourite celebrities. I have found out that all magazines relate fashion back to celebrity style and this was something I wanted to research into, to give you more inspiration for a unique style.


Chloe Sevigny - A secret vintage lover with a chic and elegant style. Wearing a cream vintage blazer with a white blouse and Levi shorts.


References: - gabriel-coco blog

What is Vintage to You?

"Vintage is something unique, 
stylish and has its own story."

Bex Cordell, Illustrator.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Fashion & Style - A Vintage Style Tea Party


This summer think florals, sheer fabrics and an array of colours for an afternoon fun and flirty vintage style tea party.

Model wears a mixture of Vintage and Charity Shop Thrifts.





Vintage Inspirations

Below is a copy of the moodboard for the VINTAGEZINE seventies inspired spring/summer 2011 shoot.
Check out 'A Modern Day Vintage Summertime' in Issue one of VINTAGEZINE now.


News - Where to Buy Vintage


Shops - eBay





Buying vintage has never been so easy with eBay...You can find some amazing items from collectibles to re-worked vintage and you can even request to be notified by posting a comment of what you want in the 'want it now.' section. It might take a while for someone to sell that specific item but still, if you've got the time, its a great idea. At least then you can get exactly what your looking for.



WHATS EBAY ALL ABOUT?
Its an online auction site selling everything and anything including new and used clothing. Its perfect for unique vintage finds and with an online auction available you can keep bidding until you its yours.
BEST FOR?
Haggling a bargain and purchasing pre-loved thats begs to be loved more.
REASONS TO LOVE EBAY...
You can find just about everything so if your after vintage accessories, furniture or records you can find it there.
BUY NOW...
With products being listed everyday there is always something that little bit special, just keep watching.
WHERE TO SHOP EBAY...
www.ebay.com or www.ebay.co.uk
FOLLOW...
eBay is available as an App for smart phones so you can bid anytime, anyplace. 

Shops - A Guide to eBay




eBay is a common place nowadays to find those really unique and collectable vintage pieces from significant eras. VINTAGEZINE frequently shops and browses the auction website on the look out for re-markable pieces. 

But just what is eBay?

eBay started in 1995, in San Jose, California, when a computer programmer and his wife decided to launch an auction website called 'Auctionweb', for traders to sell off unwanted items to prospective collectors all around the world. The site was later re-named to eBay and has since become the largest and most successful online business.

eBay has grown in popularity due to its safe and motivating online environment, where anyone can purchase goods confidently. It provides a huge amount of product including electrical goods, clothing and even cars amongst many more everyday objects and items. 

eBay works like an electronic flea market. Sellers pay a small fee plus a 1.5% fee to eBay in order to market their product, to buyers who can use the site without any charge. 

The Benefits of eBay

1.  eBay is an international market and caters to all worldwide nationalities.
2.  There is a huge amount of goods and you can find just about anything and everything.
3.  You can bid for products to ensure you get your purchase at a budget that suits you or you can 'buy it now' at a fixed price.
4. It is purely a virtual and easy to use business.
5. The 'positive feedback' allows buyers to comment on the service of sellers, to ensure an honesty incentive, so that buyers know what to expect.
6. Purchasing can be done through other payment methods such as Paypal, Bidpay and Escrow.com to ensure safe and trusted payment between parties.
7. Its a lot easier and time efficient way to find products than shopping at the market is.

Do's and Don'ts of eBay

1. Never place a bid or 'buy it now' without knowing exactly what your getting first.
2. Check out any conditions that the eBay seller might have placed in the advert - such as extra shipping costs, when it will be sent and sizes and quality of clothing, particularly if it is vintage or second hand.
3. Get more information from the seller if you have a query.
4. Read the feedback section before making your purchase from a desired seller. 





Vintage Inspirations

LOVE LOVE LOVE these seventies retro orange shoes. I want them now! They portray what once could have been a fun loving day in hippy era.


I am really inspired by photography from the 1970s as I really like the old antique looking - warm brown glow. These two photos from the 70s show the old looking tint that developed in all photos during this era.

For the VINTAGEZINE shoot, coming up, I want to re-create this seventies, hazy and daydreamy effect.





Celeb Vintage Style - Paloma Faith

I have researched into celebrity vintage style to find out which celebs wear vintage. As we live in a society of celeb loving enthusiasts, I think many people get their style inspirations from their favourite celebrities. I have found out that all magazines relate fashion back to celebrity style and this was something I wanted to research into, to give you more inspiration for a unique style.


Paloma Faith - A singer famous for a unique, fun and adventurous style on and off stage - wearing a leopard print wrap dress accessorized with bold vintage accessories.

References: cbsla



Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Vintage History - Edna Woolman Chase



"Fashion can be bought. 
Style one must possess."

Edna Woolman Chase  
Vogue Editor in Chief 1914 - 1952




References: Anna Lee Live Journal, The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia

News - Is the Future of Fashion Green?


Taken from my Eco-Logic Project

Fashion & Style - Make Do and Mend

Take inspiration from the 1930s and Make Do and Mend old clothing to give it a new lease of life. Its a different way of wearing vintage, but a more fun and edgy way to dress. So next your shopping for vintage, think about customising and fixing something thats damaged and you could work wonders. 



Taken from my Eco Logic Project

My Vintage Wardrobe

Since I started on my quest to find amazing pieces of vintage to make my look more unique and individual to me, I have actually managed to find some really cool stuff. It wasn't easy, of course, I had to rummage through some not very nice stuff as well as weird items and then some absolutely brilliant and hilarious retro outfits, but I persisted and continued on my search. It felt like I was climbing a never ending mountain of clothes. It was tiring, dusty but most importantly It was great fun, I actually enjoyed the challenge. The clothes and the significant old smell all conjure up interesting stories as your mind works in overdrive and then thats it.....you spot that something fabulous!...At last, a sigh of relief, something that looks cool, easy to wear and bang on trend.  
Its a purchase for sure!

I've found myself that something unique that no-one else will have...BINGO!

I found this awesome mini t-shirt dress at Brick Lane Market for £10 over the weekend and I thought it would be perfect for Glastonbury this year because of course IT IS GOING TO BE DRY AND SUNNY. But I thought it would look really cool with my wellies too. They add a bit of contrast to the stripes and make the look more interesting and fun. I have to say though, it was the back of the dress that really caught my eye. I love how the stripes run in different directions. Its almost like the top has been re-worked from something before...but who knows. 



Vintage Purple and Gold Stripe Mini T-Shirt Dress
Black Knee High Socks
My Trusty Glasto Wellies




Trends - The Seventies

Fashion & Style - Daisy Lowe for BIBA


The iconic and popular London fashion brand of the 1960s and 1970s is back. Yes, thats right, BIBA is back on our high streets with Daisy Lowe as the face of the new launch. 


Daisy Lowe said “It was a huge honour to be asked. I’ve been a fan of the brand since I was very young. When I started my modelling career, and when I first started to understand clothes, Biba was one of the first names that cropped up. I’ve always really loved Biba so when I was asked to be part of the campaign I was just ecstatic.”




The first BIBA boutique was opened by Barbara Hulanicki in 1964 in Kensington, London. It was a huge hit with the youths of the 1960s for its sex appeal and edgy style. BIBA was later closed in 1975, and the name was sold, but in 2006 it re-launched as a designer label with Bella Freud at the helm.

Now its back on the high street and exclusive to House of Fraser stores for girls to get a piece of modern history and a chance to step back into some swinging sixties shoes and party the night away. 


Watch the behind the scenes video for an access-all-areas look at the press shoot, featuring the very gorgeous face of Biba; Daisy Lowe.




References: Daily Mail, The Fashion Guide, Fame Magazine

What is Vintage to You?

"Vintage is old clothing that can be reworked, 
customised and mixed with 
current trends to get a 
unique but modern look."

Sarah Banks, Student

Shops - 'Its Vintage Darling'

I just been browsing on this amazing Online Vintage Store called 'Its Vintage Darling'. A popular favourite and featured in LOOK Magazine.

WHATS ITS VINTAGE DARLING ALL ABOUT?
An online vintage shop specialising in dresses and accessories such as Jewellery, Bags, Shoes, Hats and Scarves.
BEST FOR?
Vintage dresses in a variety of prints, shapes and colours suitable for almost every occasion.
REASONS TO LOVE ITS VINTAGE DARLING...
With a huge selection of dresses and accessories which have been hand sourced with love from all around the world you can't help but love this store...You know your getting an individual touch and beautiful garment!.
BUY NOW...
The Emerald Green Shift Dress in a 60s style...You'll be rocking the colour block trend and the vintage trend all in one!
WHERE TO SHOP ITS VINTAGE DARLING...
FOLLOW...
Like ITS VINTAGE DARLING on twitter and facebook for exciting stuff, news and inspiring images of new stock.


References: Images from Its Vintage Darling

Monday, 9 May 2011

Trends - Messy Buns & Tousled Locks

Spotted - "Are You Wearing Vintage?"

VINTAGEZINE loves to get out on the streets to see what you lovely trendsetters are sporting in the way of vintage. We like to get inspired and bring others the style inspiration they need for new looks. After all you guys are the ones setting the next biggest trends. 

Spotted wearing Vintage in Covent Garden, London...



Wearing: Vintage Blouse and Jacket 

Wearing: Vintage 3/4 Palazzo Trousers 

Wearing: Vintage Cardigans



PHOTOS BY STEPH MAUND

Vintage Inspirations

I constantly being inspired by different things all over the place whilst on my journey and quest to find amazing vintage items. Old buildings, Antiques, Florals, Pretty Patterns, Music, People and Photography. 

I am hugely inspired by photography particularly the work of Tim Walker and David Hamilton. I love the fun shots, the story telling images and the use of props within their work. 





DAVID HAMILTON - 
A popular photographer during the 1970s who worked with ELLE and QUEEN magazine. He grew up in London whilst also spending a great deal of time in Dorset. He was extremely popular for his dreamy like and grainy style of photography which bought him success very quickly.


I love these photos above by David Hamilton. It gives a sense of the seventies and fun hippy/festival vibe.



TIM WALKER -
My favourite photographer of all time due to his imaginative, magnificent story telling images. 




These two photos are by far my favourite photographs. Tim Walker - An outstanding fashion photographer from London with extravagant staging, romantic motifs and unmistakeable style. 

I really love how his photgraphy is enchanting and fascinating. I have always loved his use of props in the images as I think they provide a striking and exciting effect. I love these images and they portray the mood and atmosphere of a hot summers day well.



The fantasy and day dreamy effect of this photo by Tim Walker, gives a real sense of a fun day out on the lake during a hot summers day.


 This photo by Time Walker is amazing. I think it portrays a fun and exciting atmosphere and one which you definitely would want to be a part of. 


References: Tim Walker - Pictures, Today Is Great , Lace and Tea

What is Vintage to You?

"Vintage is something that 
you can wear that you wont 
see anyone else wearing unlike the 
high street clothing. I also find the 
clothing and accessories are very 
unique and have a lot of 
character too them."

Izzy Fellowes, Student.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

My Vintage Wardrobe

Since I started on my quest to find amazing pieces of vintage to make my look more unique and individual to me, I have actually managed to find some really cool stuff. It wasn't easy, of course, I had to rummage through some not very nice stuff as well as weird items and then some absolutely brilliant and hilarious retro outfits, but I persisted and continued on my search. It felt like I was climbing a never ending mountain of clothes. It was tiring, dusty but most importantly It was great fun, I actually enjoyed the challenge. The clothes and the significant old smell all conjure up interesting stories as your mind works in overdrive and then thats it.....you spot that something fabulous!...At last, a sigh of relief, something that looks cool, easy to wear and bang on trend.  
Its a purchase for sure!

I've found myself that something unique that no-one else will have...BINGO!

LOVE LOVE LOVE my new T-Shirt! I found POP BOUTIQUE in London the other day as I was wondering around the shops and I couldn't resist going in. Its such a lovely shop decorated like a awesome seventies lounge and it's full of some great, quality vintage clothing, some that has been re-worked to give it an extra lease of life. I got this awesome bright turquoise t-shirt for £6 which has'Miami Flamingo' and Flamingos on the front ..can you believe it only £6! Way cheaper and soooo much better than any tee's I've ever found on the high street and i LOVE IT! I also love the fact that I can walk confident down the high street knowing no-one else will have the same....bliss! I've been living in it whilst we have our heatwave summer and I will probably continue too until the winter dawns and when its being washed of course. 




Vintage Miami Flamingo T-Shirt
Black Levi Shorts


Teamed with my Classic Converse