Hello dear readers,
My last post was all about the marvellous My Vintage clothes and accessories website, owned and run by Ms Emma Brown (follow Emma on Twitter here, and on Facebook here), and the treasures I have found on there.
In true magpie style, we have two for joy…posts about My Vintage, that is! Emma very kindly answered some questions for me about her wonderful website, her style, and vintage in general. It’s a great interview, and I’m sure you will love it too! So here we go…
Have you got a dream vintage item (clothes/accessories, era and/or designer)?
- It may sound obvious but check all the labels, so much of the Primark type clothing can look vintage at first glance so be sure it’s old for a start!
- Check for tears, rips and stains but don’t be offput. These can be fixed by professionals or even customised to hide. For example a pretty pearl trim on a raggy hem or a large rose corsage to hide that sunk in stain.
- Feel the material, does it feel good, will it wash well?
- Look at seams, zips and buttons. Does it look like the previous owner(s) took care of the item?
Here are some of Emma’s favourite pieces from My Vintage’s current stock…
“A great little green tweed jacket with chunky faux fur collar” – buy it here
“Super cute green checked 1950s Prom Dress” – buy it here
“Beautiful 1960s psychedelic evening maxi dress” – buy it here
“Stunning Laura Ashley Floral Prom Dress” – buy it here
“Great for Christmas! Sparkly sequinned 80s prom dress” – buy it here
“Another Christmas winner this Frank Usher full sequin top” – buy it here
“Original 1950s St Michael skirt – sooo pretty!” – buy it here
“Original and bootiful 1950s necklace” – buy it here
Huge thanks to Emma for giving such a great interview, and making my first time as an interviewer so enjoyable! Please ladies, check out My Vintage, as I can guarantee you will fall in love with at least one piece on there. But more likely two, three or ten! Being new to vintage shopping, I’m finding that sellers like Emma are invaluable for unbiased advice and fair pricing. It would be so easy to swindle someone new to the scene, but we are safe in the hands of My Vintage. So go and line your nests (or wardrobes) with a gorgeous vintage dress…or shirt…or skirt…or bag…or scarf…or……..!