Saturday, 28 August 2010

Summer-to-autumn wardrobes: vintage shifts

All women love the shift dress - it is totally versatile, and is the easiest thing to throw on in between seasons. Bare legs, opaque tights, heels or flats... it's all good!

We currently have a couple of beautiful silk shifts at our Nyasha dress has a bold floral pattern with an unusual double hem, and our Tamara shift is made from the softest silk we have ever seen. Both garments are in mint condition and are perfect for work-to-play dressing.

The simple silhouette of these dresses make them very easy and comfortable to wear. Our Biarritz olive shift works beautifully on its own, or it can be styled up with strong accessories. We have a fantastic monochrome shift dress that would look amazing on tanned or darker skin, and our Sadie shift has femme fatale written all over it. Just add these and these!

These dresses are available to buy online or can be reserved to try on at our next studio sale, which is on Thursday 30th September. Please visit our Facebook event page here to sign up. Ladies are invited to relax with a glass of wine and browse our beautiful vintage dresses. There is a special goodie bag for the first ten guests and a seamstress will be available to help with fittings.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Vintage at Goodwood

I was full of enthusiasm and curiosity when I went to check out this new festival, brainchild of Wayne Hemingway. There had been a huge amount of hype (not to mention a couple of unfavourable previews) whizzing around the blogosphere but I was determined to give it a fighting chance.

Well... I was a little bit underwhelmed. There are some excellent reviews out there, complete with superb photographs - so I am going to pass the baton on to fellow vintage dealer Natasha Bailie, 1940s enthusiast and model Fleur de Guerre, journalist and fashion PR Katie Antoniou, and a whole host of reviews at Enjoy!