Wearable Va-Va-Voom Vintage
Before the 90s grunge, there was 80s punk. This rebellious look developed in the mid to late 1980s and represented a dramatic departure from the decade’s glamorous beginning. PVC and leather were in the foreground of the punk style but leather also spilled over into many other styles- throw in some lace and you could emulate Madonna, or add an epic hat and hair braids and channel some Boy George. But let us not forget Annie Lennox who absolutely rocked leather jackets not to mention big leather boots, leather masks and red leather gloves!
Not only can you find amazing treasures in perfect condition for much less money, it is a very sustainable way of buying. So win win. If you’re not already addicted get the app and start looking! I have bought so many funky things recently from brand names to high-street and some vintage too... Find out more about my favourite buys on the link below.
We have transitioned to the 1980s in our fashion by the decades series, and today Hilde is looking at the oversized shirts and jumpers trend spearheaded by the likes of Sarah Jessica Parker and Flashdance the movie. She also takes a look at how these vintage pieces can be incorporated into the modern wardrobe.
To be a fashion icon your style must either create cultural conversation, have trend-worthy appeal, or most commonly, outlive you. We all have people we admire, and here Hilde explains who the two ladies who she admire the most are, and why. Is it their vintage clothing appeal or their knack to reinvent themselves?
If you ask people, why do you buy vintage? The answers are so varied, but we have often have people comment on clothes and say things like:
- This reminds me of my mother when she took me to school
- This is exactly the same fabric as my grandmother’s house coat. She wore it when we made biscuits together.
- I remember wearing this when I was a teenager. Man, I had a good time!
If your idol was P Diddy, MC Hammer, Tupac, Public Enemy, Lauryn Hill or Destiny's Child's to name but a few - the 90s Hip Hop scene marked the radio stations and the catwalks alike. Many of the Hip Hop styles of the 90s are still unchanged today and very much on trend. Maybe, do not go and get the eyebrow slit I think that is one that can stay in the 90s…
Hilde is not quite sure where her current obsession with overalls and jumpsuits came from, vintage and contemporary second hand alike, but she is definitely going through a phase and is trying to explain why here. What is it about these garments that are so liberating!?
There are so many different patterns, and quite a few of them has stood the test of time. Stripes is one of them, and Hilde has always favoured this pattern over all others, on both her vintage and contemporary clothes. Here she tells you why!
As you all have noticed we are back out on the road with Cassie. It was fantastic, as always, meeting people and chatting again! We had no real comedy fails this time but I am sure there will come in due course! One of my favourite customers was a lady doing a Mari Poppins performance who bought a skirt and a fantastic large spoon!