Wearable Va-Va-Voom Vintage
To explore the attic of previous generations can be so much fun, as you never know what you will discover and uncover. Hilde used to rummage in her Norwegian grandparents one, and then in her mum's. Here she talks about the three finds she has worn the most.
It was probably about a year ago now that I bought my second jumpsuit/boilersuit. Inspired by Hilde’s thrill of her dungarees I set off on a bit of a shopping spree of late for jumpsuits. They are so comfy, and easy to wear. They can be nipped in at the waist with a statement belt and paired with heels for a night on the town! The vintage ones are very easy to wash and maintain and their playful feel makes you want to jump in puddles like your children.
Mary Quant has often been credited with 'inventing' the miniskirt – the most era-defining look of the 1960s. However Quant famously said, “It wasn’t me or Courrèges who invented the miniskirt anyway—it was the girls in the street who did it.” It is as popular as ever, and Hilde muses about her first one.
As you know one of my favourite parts about selling vintage is knowing where the clothes are going. Is it for a party or particular event, a birthday or just because you loved that era and it brings back such fond memories. here are some such stories of people falling in love with a dress, a jacket or even a toreador suit!
I have visited the latest exhibition at the V&A: ‘Fashioning Masculinities: The Art of Menswear’ in partnership with Gucci. Is it worth a visit? Read on to find out!
Perhaps the most well-known incarnation of the babydoll happened after haute couture fell out of fashion, and icons like Twiggy paired affordable shifts designed by the likes of Mary Quant. With the hemlines getting ever-shorter – in the 60s they became the rebellious uniform of the London teenager AKA the shocking youth-quake revolution. I love them because they are so comfy yet elegant.
Madonna was a musical revelation for me - it wasn’t her dresses I fell in love with! I got to her relatively late - at the home alone parties we had when I was 16-17. We listened to Like a Prayer and Isla Bonita, dancing and singing our hearts out like only a carefree teenager can do. Her influence is still strong...
Since starting Moss & Rose I have learnt so much about clothes, styles and brands... I absolutely love a fact finding mission! I thought I would share in this blog some of the best facts I have learnt about in the past few years of things I have seen countless times but never known the reason behind it. Well here you go here are my top 8 facts and if nothing else they may help at your next pub quiz!
Marilyn was more than a fashion icon. She was, and still is today, an international sex symbol, a poster girl for the Old Hollywood, and a pop culture phenomenon. With her peers of her time including Elvis Presley or James Dean; Marilyn Monroe fascinated the masses with her sensuous, glamorous good looks, and her classic movie star appeal.