From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...

Style

we were children in the mid-nineties

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(Dress:C/O Roamkix Vintage, Sunglasses: New York, Socks & Shoes: Topshop, Lipstick:Topshop Mischeif)

Now, if you know me I’m one of those people who just isn’t ‘good’ with buying vintage. I have little patience, a tendency to impulse buy and few skills to make the little alterations that usually come with buying it, meaning I salute anyone that can, and usually simply admire from afar. However, when I discovered the magic that Roamkix vintage have to offer, all of my preconceptions were sent out of the window. With dresses tailored to size and hand-picked by some seriously clued up ladies from London, Paris and Anglesey Sea Side- these pieces are carefully selected to be worn and loved offering to bring ‘a sense of discovery to your wardrobe’.

So, after having a browse on their website, I couldn’t help but fall in love with this huge collared, (in the words of my mum) ‘Alice in Wonderland’ number. Okay, so it’s probably a theatrical and arguably the collar is a teeny bit big (watch out Harry Hill) but isn’t that what dressing vintage is all about- having a bit of fun? I thought I’d go all out and add a beehive and cat eyed glasses for a playful fifties inspired look- something I’m probably becoming a little over comfortable doing.

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Following that, a peek at the brands Look-book was on the agenda, and if you haven’t paid them a visit already why on earth not? Laden with competitively priced pieces in delicious pastels, pretty prints, and enough variety to leave Beyond Retro shaking in it’s boots, there really are some bargains not to be missed (just make sure you save me the vintage blue floral dress- I’m hoping to nab that come pay-day!)

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