29 Aug 2012

Bernat Klein Outfit

Klein by Vintage Vision
Klein, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Bernat Klein, who lives in the Scottish Borders where he spent most of his career, is one of the most highly regarded textile designers of the twentieth century. His fashion textiles were sold to the leading couture houses of Paris and London.

We were, therefore, extremely fortunate and grateful to have this amazing psychedelic outfit donated to Vintage Vision together with illustrations, colour choices etc.

28 Aug 2012

Macmillan Cancer Support

photo by Vintage Vision
photo, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

On September, 28th, we are hosting a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. This will be held at Vintage Vision at 11 am and everyone is very welcome. Tickets cost £5 each and are available at Vintage Vision or can be reserved.

This event is part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Care. In 2011 51,000 people signed up for a coffee morning and £10million was raised. The event began when a local fundraising committee decided to hold a coffee morning and ask people to donate the cost of the coffee to Macmillan.

Margot Fonteyn

002 by Vintage Vision
002, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This gorgeous heavily beaded top was bought in 1966, and was worn while the owner was a student at The Royal Academy of Dance in Holland Park. It was bought for a cocktail party at which the Guest of Honour was Margot Fonteyn.

22 Aug 2012

Black and White at Vintage Vision

003 by Vintage Vision
003, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

"What is it about wearing a tuxedo or little black dress that makes us feel confident, beautiful or even invincible?
We put on formal wear and suddenly we become extraordinary".

Quote from The Perpetual Calender of Inspiration.

Hats Galore

001 by Vintage Vision
001, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Round or Square
Or Tall or Flat
People Love to Wear a Hat
........ And Vintage Vision is obviously the place to buy them!

16 Aug 2012

Different Styles of Wedding Dress from Three Decades.

A wedding dress or wedding gown is the clothing worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony. Colour and style can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. In Western cultures brides often choose a white wedding dress which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.

Nowadays 75% of wedding dresses are strapless, sleeveless gowns which are easier to alter to fit correctly.

13 Aug 2012

002 by Vintage Vision
002, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

Birchgrove WI

001 by Vintage Vision
001, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

After a very successful demonstration at Birchgrove WI, Clare Barrett, President, was eager to try on this gorgeous vintage dress which is available for £30 from Vintage Vision.

8 Aug 2012

Titanic Outfit

PicMonkey Collage by Vintage Vision
PicMonkey Collage, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

As part of our recycling effort we decided to dye this beautiful outfit which was badly stained when it came to Vintage Vision. It is now a gorgeous shade of blue but, unfortunately, some of the staining is still faintly evident. Great for a Titanic party though!

Modern Needlework

003 by Vintage Vision
003, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This very interesting vintage book on needlework was kindly donated to Vintage Vision by Audrey Morgan and belonged to her mother-in-law in the 1940s. Her daughter belongs to Border Lacemakers where Amanda recently gave a presentation on vintage fashion.

2 Aug 2012

Golden Girl

cath recycling by Vintage Vision
cath recycling, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

With Olympic fever hitting the country, Cath, our Wednesday volunteer, decided to recycle redundant window decorations for her Olympic outfit.

1 Aug 2012

Alice modelling a wedding dress

alice in wedding dress by Vintage Vision
alice in wedding dress, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

We were very lucky to have Alice for work experience at Vintage Vision as she became a great asset to the shop not only by modelling the clothes but she spent a great amount of time adapting outfits for customers and became very involved in all aspects of vintage clothing.
In this picture she is wearing a bridal outfit that will be featured in our forthcoming Bridal Fayre at The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny on 7th October betwwen 11am and 4pm. Outstanding wedding suppliers from all over the UK will be present and this is an event not to be missed if you are planning your big day.

Great day for a White Wedding!

001 by Vintage Vision
001, a photo by Vintage Vision on Flickr.

This stunning wedding dress was donated by a local lady who wore it during the early part of 1960. Its is a gorgeous dress, can be bought for £150 and is in immaculate condition.

Staff from Blaenavon School

These lovely ladies are the staff from Blaenavon School beautifully dressed for a Victorian Heritage Walk. The costumes were supplied and made by Vintage Vision with sewing help from Communities Frist volunteers.