Friday, 26 July 2013

And Now For Something A Little Different... Vintage Repro Fashion

Yes, I know, this is the London Beauty Review, not the London Review of Things Gemma and Sarah Are Quite Interested In.  Anyone who's met me knows that most of my clothes have a forties or fifties silhouette, mostly because they emphasise my small waist whilst hiding my hippo hips.

A couple of my favourite vintage reproduction brands are having sales at the moment, so I thought I'd share some things I bought.

I've already got one Vivien of Holloway Grace Circle Dress - I wore a midnight blue satin one for my brother's wedding in May.  Since the slightly more casual cotton versions were reduced to £69 from £110, I decided to pick up a couple - cherries on a black background because you can never have too many clothes with cherries on, and the contrast polka top version because it's just quite unusual.  These dresses aren't cheap but the fabric is generally heavy, quality cotton, and they're made in the UK.

I've already got a Collectif Jane Boucle Top in green, so I thought it should have a pink friend, particularly because Collectif's 50% off sale makes it a very reasonable £13.75.

The Collectif Violet Anchor print dress is a bit of a risk - I'm not entirely sure whether the shape will work for me.  But it's super cute, and at £29.75 I can always send it back if it's not right.   I've been lusting after the Collectif Cynthia Doll dress for ages - but at almost £90, it's just too expensive for an everyday dress.  £44.75 is much more palatable, though.

Finally, the Collectif Florence Swallows skirt - it's a little more casual than my super formal black skirt collection, and I'm looking forward to pairing it with yellow pumps for a summery look.  And at £19.75 it's a bargain too.

What do you think, any bits and pieces catching your eye?  If you want to take advantage of the Collectif discount, use the code HOT50 - which should work til midnight on the 31st of July.  They also give the discount on gift vouchers - and given that my wardrobe is around 50% Collectif, I might well be stocking up on those too!

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