Friday, 18 February 2011

Rodarte A/W 2011 Collection

With LFW upon us, I took a much overdue peek at the catwalks of New York via  The Rodarte A/W 2011 collection for me was certainly the highlight - there was nothing in this collection i didn't love. The Mulleavy sisters have cleverly captured the vintage feel - from lace ruffles to Little House on the Prairie style coats with thoughtful collar detail, long sweeping dresses and antiqued like crochet and cotton mid-length skirts. With the warm sunny countryside tones and some surprising accents of colour and sparkle, Rodarte is a fashion house I will definitely be watching.

VJA hearts Rodarte xxx

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Tartan and More.

Tartan, you either love it or hate it! I myself lean towards the former… I love, love, love, j’adore tartan. I’ve got a particular tartan dress I can't bare to part with. I bought the dress when I was 15, which by the way still fits  - as long as I have someone at hand to zip me in, don’t eat, breathe or need the ladies room!

Now you know my penchant for tartan, here are a pair of gorgeous tartan jackets that we sourced on one of thrifting adventures, and more gems from our recent photo shoot… All pieces available ASOS Marketplace

One last thing, our sisters in trade Vintage Amours are holding a beginners Millinery workshop with a percentage of the proceeds going to the amazing charity; Cancer Research. This fab event will be held on the March 31st with experienced milliner, Charlotte of Vintage Amours, with cheeky cocktails thrown in. There are limited places, so for more info and to book your place click here.

Happy thrifting lovelies.

Abi xxx
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Saturday, 12 February 2011

Rocking the Shoot.

Wow… what an amazing shoot we had over the weekend, I’m so excited to share these pictures with you. I think we have out done ourselves, what do you guys think?
The location was amazing, albeit the most windy and cold weather conditions imaginable, our poor Muse; Jody, was a consummate professional. We discovered the most glorious lake at the end of this stunning park, and there were certainly some great spots to take pictures; I think Celine definitely took advantage of them.
Jody, came up with the concept of the shoot after buying her super chic vintage bowler hat a few weeks back… Slash of Guns and Roses meets the girls about town, I totally think she rock it!
After a long but fun shoot, we quickly raced back to the flat and warmed ourselves with lovely cup of Chai tea and cake. Jody was already discussing ideas of our next shoot… American India, think Pocahontas meets 1960/70s Cher with her long flowing black her, she had some great pieces back in the day.
We hope you love the pictures as much as we do, and I will be posting some more soon. All and more of our vintage and Jumble pieces are available now on ASOS Marketplace.
Happy thrifting lovelies
Abi xxx
Vintage Mutton Sleeve Shirt, In store now // Click here for details 

Chunky Knit Cream Cardigan, In store Now // Click Here for details

Ralph Lauren blazer, In store Now // Click Here for details

Vintage black midi skirt, In store Now // Click Here for details

Vintage Polka Dot Midi Dress, In store Now // Click Here for details

Vintage 1970s blue tie dress In store Now// Click Here for details

Purple St Michael shirt, In store Now // Click Here for details

Vintage 1980s shirt, In store Now // Click Here for details

                              Stunning Vintage dress, In store Now // Click Here for details

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

MUSING... Lou Doillon

 This Parisian chick can be summed up in just one word... COOL! We love her nonchalant, thrown together, vintage eclectic look... so Vintage Jumble Affair. You can see why Lou Doillon is the muse to so many designers.. never trying to hard, she just 'is'... marching to the beat of her own drum.. And we love her!

Oh, and super excited about our new photo shoot coming this weekend with the uber talented photographer, Celine Allano - we worked with her on our last photo shoot and she was AMAZING! We've sourced some gorgeous pieces over the last few weeks; the pictures will be up next week and clothes will be available on ASOS Marketplace.

Lou Dillon