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[27 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Bésame Classic lipsticks – the blogger verdict

A couple of months ago we invited beauty bloggers to review Bésame Cosmetics’s new range of vintage-inspired Classic Colour lipsticks. So what did they make of the non-red shades?

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Fashion that’s FAIR – a focus on fairtrade

Clothes to Die For, a BBC2 documentary on the collapse of the Bangladeshi Rana Plaza clothing factory that killed over 1,000 workers last year, brought the human cost of cheap fashion into stark reality this week.

Here Siobhan Wilson, owner of the FAIR shop on Queen’s Road, explains why fairtrade is becoming a stylish, viable and necessary alternative to fast fashion.

When did you open the FAIR shop? I opened FAIR in 2008 alongside three other Fair Trade importers: Christine Gent, who is now head of World Fair Trade Organisation Asia, Barb Wilson, who ran the Fair Trade market on Ship Street and owns Love That Stuff and Michelle Parlett, creator of one of our favourite brands Shika. My vision was to make well-designed Fair Trade items accessible on the high street.

How do you decide which brands to stock? I love all types of ethical brands but I do prioritise Fair Trade. These are organisations that work with some of the most marginalised populations on our planet to provide an income. WFTO works with artisans such as weavers and monitors conditions and Fairtrade Foundation works with farmers and commodities such as cotton.

Many products we sell are made by WFTO artisans who use Fairtrade cotton or weave their own garments, designed by UK brands. We also work with charities and trusts.

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[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.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[18 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.

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, Featured »

[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…

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.

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[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.

Decor, Fashion, Featured »

[14 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Jamie’s Italian Restaurant Brighton

My name is Jo-ann and I’m happiest with a fork in my hand and wearing accessories that match my surroundings. Okay, only the first part of this is true – but my love of primary colours was indulged at Jamie’s Italian this weekend…

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[9 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
March of the Mermaids – Etsy inspiration

Mermaids, mermen and sea creatures will invade our shores on 26 July to take part in the annual March of the Mermaids. We went on an Etsy treasure hunt to find some outfit inspiration…

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[4 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Fashion Week Vintage Showcase

Rounding off another busy festival schedule, the Spiegeltent played host to three of Brighton’s best vintage-inspired design talents on Sunday. Shelley Louise Baker went along to find out what’s hot for summer.

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[18 May 2014 | No Comment]
Breton stripes & Petit Bateau’s vintage spirit

If I had to choose just one style to wear every summer, it would be the Breton stripe.

Reading between the lines, it says nonchalantly: “I couldn’t be bothered to think too much about my outfit today”. (Whilst blowing cigarette smoke seductively, if we’re going all out with the anthropomorphism).

Not because the wearer’s attitude to dressing resembles that of a teenage boy, but rather you have better things to do with your time, you know what looks good and don’t have to try hard to get it right.

The question I have more difficulty with is which stripes in particular should accompany me on annual jollies to Cornwall and France.

To choose from are several boat-neck cotton tops from French brands APC, Comptoir de Cotonniers, Crique Privee, Captain Corsaire and Armor Lux – contrasting white with blue, yellow, red and purple – a sailor tunic from J Crew finished with anchor motif, a drop-waist Topshop dress and cute little shorts from Gap.

To make it easier, I usually just take them all. The light three-quarter-length tops to wear with denim cut-offs in the day, weightier cotton pullovers with jeans on chilly evenings and dresses and shorts down to the beach.

Events, Fashion, Featured »

[13 May 2014 | No Comment]
Get 15% off at Flax Emporium’s summer event

Trafalgar Street’s Flax Emporium is offering 15% off all purchases at its summer collection launch event next Thursday 22 May. Shoppers will also be treated to new collection previews and cakes and cocktails.

Fashion, Featured, Style heroes »

[11 May 2014 | No Comment]
Style Heroes – Alexa De Castilho jewellery

Palm tree and pineapple motifs are a staple of the summer fashion diet. And Alexa De Castilho’s delicate Rio Discotheque bracelets and necklaces will bring a summer smile to your face all year round.

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[10 May 2014 | No Comment]
Collectif’s summer preview

Opening back in the Autumn, it was about time Brighton’s Collectif boutique held a launch party – and they timed their Bank Holiday bash perfectly to combine with a preview of the fresh summer collection.