New York Fashion Week is in full swing and from what I’ve seen so far (via the internet, of course) next season is going to be full to brimming with beautiful prints and fabrics with lots of vintage inspired pieces, which makes me very happy indeed.
One of my favourite fashion bloggers, Calivintage, reported on the new Jill Stuart collection, all of which is totally adorable. The palm tree prints are totally groovy, perfect clobber for spring and I for one cannot wait to get my hands on one of those lightweight quilted jackets reminiscent of the wonderful sleepwear jackets from the 50’s and 60’s.
Bizarrely (and before I viewed this collection) I had just a few days ago spied an authentic 60’s quilted sleepwear jacket in our awesome local vintage store, Kitt’s Couture. Baby blue with a beautiful floral pattern it was so cute and I’m seriously tempted to go back and get it now.
I couldn’t leave Kitt’s empty handed and I came away with this fantastic straw embroidered bag from the 60’s. It’s in unbelievable condition – there’s literally not a mark on it – and will be the perfect accompaniment to many of my outfits. The price was another bonus because it transpired the bag was massively reduced, so I paid only 8 pounds for it in the end. Bargain! Not everything in Kitt’s is this crazy cheap, however, so I feel a little smug about my fantastic find:)
I shall miss popping into Kitt’s but with a thousand and one amazing vintage stores on my doorstep in London, it’s a fair exchange I think.
Our retro fascination doesn’t stop at clothes either. We currently have our eye on a vintage suite of furniture comprising of a sofa and two beautifully proportioned chairs – these chairs were so comfortable, I almost had to be prised away. So, it’s off to the carboot with us on Sunday to rid ourselves of our unwanted stuff in the hope we’ll raise enough cash to purchase the sofa and chairs. If anyone’s interested, we’ll be at Hayle carboot from early morning with a variety of clothes, shoes, kitchen equipment, nick nacks etc. and my Husband will be selling lots of computer garb – games, consoles, that kind of thing. Everything is in excellent condition – it will be a zero tat affair.
And, if you ever find yourself in Penzance, Cornwall you really must hit up Kitt’s Couture. A real treasure trove with friendly staff and a relaxed ambience, it’s one of the town’s best kept shopping secrets.