Thursday, 7 June 2012

For Vintage Lovers Everywhere!

Recently after a lot of stressful coursework I noticed that in Edinburgh there was a Vintage fair that could be calling in at the HMV Picture House. It looked great! It was not far to travel from Dundee and the idea of a room full of Vintage clothing is just heaven. The Fair goes by the name of Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair and it travels the country stopping at various venues and sets up for the day with its many sellers and stalls. As me and my friend Kat arrived the place was an array of clothing and it was so exciting to be there. There was an area where hairdressers were giving girls 1950's hair makeovers and upstairs there was a cookies and cocktails bar and I don't even know where to begin with the clothes. From Vintage Doc Martins to 60's dresses. The word affordable for the event was appropriate as there was rails with £5 and under, you certainly would not be breaking the bank to get a one off piece here. 
After me and Kat spend a fair amount of time in the Fair we headed along (whilst in Edinburgh) to a shop in known by quite a lot of people for being a Vintage clothing hot spot or also known as Armstrongs the shop has existed in Edinburgh for a long time and has an outstanding name for itself and has grown to own more than one shop now, but the biggest shop being on the Grassmarket. The shop is overloaded with interesting pieces that you really rummage for. Personally I have my eye on this amazing red Military style vintage jacket for my boyfriend whether he
wants it or not.

You don't have to traipse around the country to find Vintage though, places like Ebay are getting a great name for finding some vintage bargains on them. Or even if you like the Vintage look but necessarily don't want the real deal you can get some brilliant vintage look a likes. 

To help you get your perfect Vintage look here is some Vintage clothing and Images that I just love!

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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Customise whats in your Cupboard

Sorry guys my blog got rather neglected as of recent but everything has been a bit hectic between helping out at the Fashion show at College and signing off my classes for the end of term. So Summer is here! well if your like me and live in Scotland we don't ever experience much of Mr sun. But the thought that better weather may be upon us soon is nice. So with this thought in mind I decided to raid my cupboard and look for some old clothes to renovate and found these old shorts. They are a bit on the faded side and I never wear them so thought that these are the perfect to customise. 

I started by turning down the shorts to give them a bit more length.


I then cut into the shorts to give them a rough edge as I want the edge to look raw and distressed.

I then wanted to bleach the shorts at the bottom to give them a new lease of life and also in shops like Topshop and River Island there are currently alot of bleached denim looks. I made a bleach solution with one part bleach and three parts water and used a sponge to put it onto the shorts. Always wear gloves when doing this.

 Front View 

Back View

I then wanted to add something more so I decided to add some fabric glitter, the one I use is Pebeo Fabric Glitter which you can find from most art stores. I got a stiff paint brush and painted glitter on the back and front of my shorts.

Front View

Back View

Lastly I used a wire brush to distress the edge of the shorts to give them a frayed look.


So there you go! A new pair of shorts without the cost.