Tuesday, 25 January 2011
Monday, 24 January 2011
It's all well and good to have great vintage clothes but the truly glamorous women of the past have always had the make up to match. So, if you want to make the most of your vintage threads buys I would recommend some vintage make up inspiration. Whether you go for a slick of eyeliner and a red pout like a 1940s siren or, black smudged eye make up and nude lips like the 'it-girls' of the 1960s, getting your make up just right will definitely add to your vintage look.
Anna Mae Wong
Friday, 21 January 2011
Is it just me or has this winter seemed to last forever? I have met several bikini buying folk who have just got so fed up they have booked an early holiday and are dashing to sunnier climates in February. They have left me feeling a little (well maybe a lot) envious. I would be more jealous but this year for the first time in a long time I have a beach holiday booked for the summer- yay, I will eventually defrost. The excitement has already kicked in and I am outfit building already.
Sunglasses are probably key to everyone's summer outfit and I am regretting not buying some I saw at previous Vintage Threads but hoping there will be some equally great ones at future fairs. I am really lusting after some vintage Pucci ones, so big that the rest of my face will hardly be visible!
So, here is my summer sunglass inspiration. For those of you who aren't going to get abroad, it's worth buying some anyway, failing any sun appearing in the UK this summer, sunglasses can be useful in the bright snowy conditions our winter may bring.
Monday, 17 January 2011
Recently we have been blogging about trends that have been mainly based around women. We have been inspired by an overload of women's magazines in the shops! But this week there is a huge amount of excitement around menswear with the fall collections showing in Milan.
We are loving some of the vintage inspired shows... especially Cavalli, which is very 70's.
We think the Vintage Threads man will love it too because the Vintage Threads man is dapper. He doesn't wear jeans hanging around his knees with Stussy t-shirts. He wears neck scarves, slim fitting trousers and good shoes. He is more inspired by Keith Richards than P.Diddy. Oh, and lots of our Vintage Threads men are fans of facial hair and quiffs, so we are guessing they will love the models chosen for the show.
We hope to see them around Manchester's Northern Quater soon and after the last few days shows they will have no reason to say men's fashion is boring.
Friday, 14 January 2011
Wednesday, 12 January 2011
There is a simple and easy way to update your wardrobe for Spring/Summer. Ditch the wooly scarves and gloves and replace with chunky jewellery, big sunglasses (I am desperate for a vintage Pucci pair) and silk scarves.
Vintage accessories are so easy to get hold of, especially from the 70's and 80' and in case you haven't heard, the 70's are going to be huge next season. Any regular at Vintage Threads will tell you that there are always suitcases filled with scarves and tables covered in fantastic plastic gold.
Next season is all about fun. Everyone is sick of playing it safe and hearing about the recession, so what better way to cheer ourselves up than with some £5 Pat Butcher earrings. For inspiration on how to pull off the bold look see Moschino Spring/Summer '11 where the girls looked fabulous in polka dot silk scarves and an overload of costume jewellery.
Monday, 10 January 2011
It has been a while since the last Vintage Thread's market and with the weather in Manchester being so miserable at the moment we are all desperate for something to cheer us up. So, while we are saving our January pennies and waiting for the next market, I have found a fabulous website www.weheartit.com to keep me inspired.
If you want to plan what bits and pieces you may be on the hunt for at the next vintage fair then search the site for photos on 'vintage' or 'fashion' and you may find yourself overdosed with exciting images.
Below are some of the best pics that I found today. I think I will add a floral dress, like the one the lady in the second image down is wearing, to my Vintage Thread's shopping list.