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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.

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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.

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…

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[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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[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.

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[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…

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[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…

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[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.

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[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.

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[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.

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[5 May 2014 | No Comment]
South Kensington & Chelsea

This weekend we pretended to be Made in Chelsea with an overnight stay in South Kensington, visiting the V&A, some super-swanky charity shops and snooping around the streets to see how the other half live (very well, it would appear).

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[26 Apr 2014 | No Comment]
Review Bésame lipstick on your beauty blog

Hot on the heels of our popular Bésame Cosmetics mascara blogger trial, we’re looking for seven beauty bloggers to review lipsticks from the brand’s range of Classic Colour lipsticks.