Me and my dad in 1950 something, wearing a dress made of the same material as the pretty lemon one in this blog. Mine was in pale blue and probably belonged to two cousins and a sister before it came to me. Still I thought I was the bees knees in it! My fringe was obviously cut by my mother who had absolutely no hairdressing skills whatsoever but at least, this time, it was fairly straight.
26 Aug 2010
I love these vintage souvenir scarves. They remind us of a time when travel became possible for the masses, when it was new and exciting. Dating from the 50s and 60s we have scarves from several destinations including Rome, Greece and Holland.
Pretty. sophisticated and gorgeous are just three words that describe this beautiful dark green dress with its unusual neckline and bow detail. The close-up picture reveals the fantastic material this dress is made of. Unfortunately the wine is not part of the sale but I am sure anyone who wears this will be showered with gifts anyway.
23 Aug 2010
The captions for this picture could include:
Little girl is thinking "Something knitted again I bet"
or standing woman thinking "How come I got the one with the hood".
The possibilities are endless - any ideas ?
22 Aug 2010
Don't forget our Clothes Swap evening on Wednesday, August 25th at Vintage Vision, 36 Lion Street from 7 - 9 pm where clothes similar to this Oasis or Jane Norman dress will be available to swap with something that you no longer love or a colleague has said "You always look lovely in that dress" . (Time for change!).
19 Aug 2010
17 Aug 2010
Firstly our Clothes Swap party:
This is on Wednesday, August 25th, in the shop from 7-9 pm. To take part in this you need to buy a ticket (£5 each from the shop) and bring along two items of good quality clothing (NOT VINTAGE) that you don't love any more. In exchange we will give you a glass of wine and nibbles and two vouchers. Spend the next few hours browsing the racks of clothes that other people have brought and, once you find something you like, simply swap it for one of your vouchers! This isn't a vintage clothes swap - we have lots of clothes from modern labels such as Per Una, Oasis, Monsoon, etc. It promises to be a really fun evening so please support us.
Secondly we are planning our vintage fashion extravaganza - to be held in the
Market Hall, Abergavenny on the evening of Thursday, 7th October. This is close to our first birthday so we plan to celebrate in style! To make it a success we need lots of help with everything from selling tickets to finding models to greeting people on the night. If you would like to offer your services please try and come along to a meeting on Sunday, 22nd August at 3pm at Vintage Vision where we will let you know what we need and you will (we hope) come up with even more great ideas.
It's incredible to think that we have been open almost a whole year .... thank you so much for all your support .... we couldn't have done it without you! We hope to see you at either the Clothes Swap evening or the Fashion Show meeting ... or preferably both!
If you want any more information then please get in touch - you can either e.mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0781 816 8955.
Shhh! Secret - just heard, HOT OFF THE PRESS, that everyone is looking for the perfect shearling jacket for the Autumn and Winter and we have one in Vintage Vision at the moment.
16 Aug 2010
How about this wonderful 60s/70s dress in green with a large brown flower. The hem has definitely been turned up a bit and was probably done in the toilets of some nightclub where your mother couldn't see you. I can remember my mother saying "You can't go out in that, you'll catch your death".
11 Aug 2010
Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat ?
This is the prettiest hat I have ever seen. It is in a subtle pale blue and white and consists of very delicate petals of material.
Anyone want to invite me to a wedding ?
9 Aug 2010
We at Vintage Vision are having our very own swishing evening on Wednesday 25th August - 7pm - 9pm.
How does a clothes swap work?
Buy a ticket for £5.
Bring two pieces of good quality clothing that you no longer love. We will add it to the clothes already on display and give you 2 vouchers.
Have a glass of wine, meet new people and relax in our beautiful shop.
Browse through the racks and find something new to fall in love with (you can try it on in our changing rooms).
If you want it, simply give us one of your vouchers and take the item home!
Hey presto! An evening out, some new clothes in your wardrobe and saving the world ....all for a fiver!
Tickets available at Vintage Vision or phone 07818168955.