[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
The Dropout Vintage – teenage diaries

Step inside new vintage shop The Dropout on St James’s Street and you could be in the walk-in wardrobe of a 1990s’ teenager. Here owner Lily Gray lets us into her Dropout diary…

I’m from Paris and moved to Brighton about five years ago. I’ve always been keen on buying and selling vintage clothes and opened an Etsy shop but never found it much fun.

I love being on St James’s Street because a vintage shop seems so out of place – in a good way. There’s always something going on here and most people are very friendly and a bit crazy!

I wanted the name of the shop to represent that messy/teenage pop culture feeling. It’s the look that I was after and it’s perfect because I’m also a high school dropout!

I love bright, colourful clothes – you’ll find loads of short skirts, crop tops, flowy shirts and dresses in my shop, as well as French workwear, sportswear and grungy shirts.

I take inspiration from my favourite films when it comes to vintage style. I love the whole eerie teen look and felt that there wasn’t a place representing that in Brighton.

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[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Style heroes – Barbour British Waterways

Yorkshire artisan Julie Dodsworth has drawn inspiration from life on her narrowboat to create a very British collection for this very British brand, including a shirt that works for both country and city.

Fashion, Featured »

[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Sun Jellies – new favourite holiday shoes

After years of blisters, plasters and painful toe thongs, I think I’ve finally mastered the art of holiday footwear… Enter the bright, bold and super-practical jelly sandal.

Decor, Featured »

[19 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Orla Kiely at home – Midcentury Magazine

Read about Orla Kiely’s styling and sourcing tips, drool over photos of her super-stylish home and find out more about her new interiors book in the new issue of Midcentury Magazine.

Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Amber Rose Theron

Pin-up blogger and Lewes local Amber Rose Theron answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and lets us in to some of her guilty pleasures…

Fashion, Headline »

[8 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
The Dropout Vintage – teenage diaries

Step inside new vintage shop The Dropout on St James’s Street and you could be in the walk-in wardrobe of a 1990s’ teenager. Here owner Lily Gray lets us into her Dropout diary…

I’m from Paris and moved to Brighton about five years ago. I’ve always been keen on buying and selling vintage clothes and opened an Etsy shop but never found it much fun.

I love being on St James’s Street because a vintage shop seems so out of place – in a good way. There’s always something going on here and most people are very friendly and a bit crazy!

I wanted the name of the shop to represent that messy/teenage pop culture feeling. It’s the look that I was after and it’s perfect because I’m also a high school dropout!

I love bright, colourful clothes – you’ll find loads of short skirts, crop tops, flowy shirts and dresses in my shop, as well as French workwear, sportswear and grungy shirts.

I take inspiration from my favourite films when it comes to vintage style. I love the whole eerie teen look and felt that there wasn’t a place representing that in Brighton.

Events, Featured »

[5 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Lindy Hop Festival

The Brighton Lindy Hop Festival welcomes dancers from across the globe on 18 July for a weekend of lessons, inspiration and competitions – hosted by an impressive line-up of teachers.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Love Ur Look polka dress

Online boutique Love Ur Look has some beautiful vintage-inspired prints; from postcards and city scenes to classic checks and florals, and all of their tea dresses are lined with a netted under-hem for flirty full skirt volume.

Fashion, Featured »

[28 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
My House of Bricks S/S14 – Film vs Digital

Brighton online vintage boutique My House of Bricks has captured some of summer’s biggest trends in its latest Lookbook, showcasing the jumpsuit, sports luxe and pretty pastels.