By the time I was old enough to appreciate vintage it was already easily accessible, as I walked past a lot of Nottingham’s vintage stores on a daily basis. Moving to London obviously made it even easier with markets and jumbles sales added to tempt me, therefore I have never really used online vintage stores, except the odd piece from eBay.
However, I came across Love Miss Daisy via Twitter, when they advised me on a dress for a black tie event, and I found it was a whole new vintage shopping experience. With everything categorized by era and garment, then sub-sectioned, it is so much easier to find what you are after rather than rummaging though racks of clothes, getting catty with other vintage hunters, which is a regular occurrence on weekends in Brick Lane.
Of course, the shopping experience is only part of it, Love Miss Daisy’s merchandise is amazing too, with a mixture of clothing, shoes, accessories and homeware from over 5 decades, a special section for garments that have inspired the current season and pieces that have travelled thousands of miles to get there, you can be sure to find something you love. In addition to this, prices are fairer compared to certain places in London, where you seem to be paying for the rent in that postcode, and because the garments haven’t been tried on and tossed aside by many shoppers before you, the quality is incredible too!
I was just checking my inbox for an old email, and I came across a very interesting one that seemed to go pass unnoticed, from Joux Joux, the gorgeous footwear brand I blogged about a few months ago. Attached to the email was their latest collection, Wild Thing, which will be in stores in August, and takes it’s inspiration from the cinema sirens of the 1950’s. The collection features an array of thick heels, deep colours, gorgeous materials and lots of attention to detail, perfect with everything from little dresses to rolled up chinos, guaranteed to take you from season to season.
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Usually the Metro isn’t exactly a paper filled with amazing fashion fixes, however on Thursday their Style Counsel announced that they had teamed up with Reiss to bring a super shopping summer event. It takes place on Wednesday 9th June between 6pm-8pm, at the Reiss store in Covent Garden, 8-9 Long Acre, WC2 9LH, and there is plenty going on.
Firstly there is a 10% discount on all goods, and a goodie bag with each purchase whilst stocks last, as well as the chance to win a £250 gift card. On top of all of this there will be complimentary cocktails courtesy of MOOSE and an incredible selection of music from one of my favourites The Paddingtons, Othello Woolf and the Bang Bang Club. Even if you aren’t going for the clothes, take advantage of the music and drinks!