Thursday, 31 January 2013

You've Got The Look

The great thing about shopping for vintage fashion is that you never know what treasures you're going to find. Searching through rails, of clothes, or looking through boxes of accessories your eye will be drawn to something, whether it's the fabric, colour or design, you simply have to pick it up and see what it is. In that instant you can fall in love and know that you were meant to be together.  It's like writing another chapter of a book.  Who made that pretty dress? Who wore it? How many people have owned it? Now you and the dress are going to continue the story.  When we buy and sell items we always try to find out the provenance of clothes, so that we can pass on the history to the new owner and hope that they will keep the story going.

The Vintiquery team can't resist eye-catching textiles and we have found some amazing clothes by spotting a pretty or unusual piece of fabric.

This shimmering opera skirt turned out to be part of a wedding sari. Thousands of beads shining in the sunlight as it hung above a stall caught our eye. The skirt is heavy and swishy and wearing it makes you feel like a princess.

We found another great example of beading on this cute purple 20s Charleston dress, with hundreds of mirror sequins round the hem, that jingle during dancing
The most amazing dress we have ever discovered shone like a diamond amongst a rail of plain dresses.  This beautiful Canadian vintage dress is sprinkled with glitter like fairy dust.  It's so stunning that the wearer is guaranteed to be the Belle of the Ball.

We recently found the perfect accessory for our favourite sparkly dress in the unlikeliest of places for the vintage shopper, Sainsburys! This gossamer fine,  filigree, lurex knit cardy, with pretty vintage look buttons from the Gok Wan range goes so well with the dress, it seems like a match made in heaven!
We have a real passion for lace and love this vintage look nude cocktail dress covered in black net, lace and flock design on hem.

There's nothing like summer florals for that vintage look.  Laura Ashley has always done this better than anyone and her designs are so timeless they never go out of fashion. 
We love this ashes of roses pink dress with soft, smokey grey  rose design and our clever stylist found the perfect handbag to go with it, a pretty vintage inspired design by Next.

Vintage style embraces all that is quirky, unique and unusual.  This cutesy, pretty little flowerpot dress is vintage with a contemporary twist.  It's fifties style, with dinky little buttons and a full circle skirt.  Add a plain green cardy and some flowery sandals and you have the perfect modern fifties look!

These pretty country florals are so fresh and pretty; contemporary, yet lovely vintage designs.

Vintiquery is all about mixing vintage, antique, retro and contemporary styles to get a look that is totally unique to you.  If you're looking for inspiration and for some hidden vintage treasures, then please follow our Blog like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for all our latest news and updates.

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