Wednesday, 28 March 2012

First Aid Kit

Hey lovelies,

working in the music industry you would think i would be in the know with the latest on the music scene, unfortunately this is sometimes not the case. With the churning out of artists and bands, lets just say, not to my taste, i sometimes miss some true gems. This was certainly the case with the Swedish sister, folk duo,  First Aid Kit.

Their new album 'The Lion's Roar' is nothing less than enchanting, i urge you to check out their latest video on Youtube. I was initially drawn to the photography on their album, taken by Neil Krug, which is mesmerising and takes you back to the hippie carefree festival days of the 1970s. And I just love the texture and the use of light in the photographs.

Ola xx

Pretty in Pastels

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Boredom, some DIY and thrifting

Hey from the Sunshine State,

I'm in Orlando at the moment, I'm actually staying in a place called Ocoee, which is about 20mins from Orlando. This is where the party at.... NOT, It’s ridiculously boring but I’m keeping myself entertained. I'll be residing here until May and I’m slowly getting used to the slow pace of life!

I'm here training and competing, trying to qualify for the Olympics 2012.  On my off days I’ve been getting my thrifting on like a mad woman, check out some of my gorgeous finds on INSTAGRAM (@vintagejumbleaffair) - I honestly don't know how I'm going to get all the stuff back to the UK!

In the spirit of keeping myself entertained I’ve also been getting my DIY/up-cycling on. I've seen this dip-dye denim trend all over street blogs and I thought I’d give it a go. It’s really easy, all you need is bleach, a bucket or you can use your sink and make sure you are in a well-ventilated room or do it outside.

Although I was only trying to dye the sleeves I did managed to get some bleach on the front and back of the shirt but I kinda like the affect.

Abi xxx

         DIY inspiration:

Source: Street Peeper

We have some new vintage menswear pieces in our store>>> click HERE


Monday, 12 March 2012

Arise Magazine Fashion week 2012

Arise Magazine's Fashion week was in full swing over the weekend in Lagos, Nigeria, show casing some of the best African designers and it certainly didn't disappoint. The mix of vibrant African prints with western style tailoring is something I tend to gravitate towards. The pictures are a mishmash of some of the designers that stood out to me.

Check out more from Arise Magazine here.
Abi xxx
Lanra DaSilva Ajayi
Top: Designer - Davida 
Bottom: Designer - kezia Frederick
Designers: Phunk Afrique and  Romero Bryan

Friday, 2 March 2012

One for the BOYS

Hey lovelies,

So, this is one for the boys; we've decided to incorporate menswear into our sping/summer VJA collection. We are always coming across men’s clothes on our vintage travels, so we thought why not also thrift for those dapper gentlemen who appreciate the clothes of yesteryear.

The vintage pieces below and lots more are being added to our store today (CLICK HERE), so please spread the word to all your vintage loving boys and join us on FACEBOOK to be first to know what’s new in store.