Decor, Headline »

[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Ed’s Easy Diner to open in Churchill Square

Churchill Square may not be the vintage-lover’s natural habitat, but Ed’s Easy Diner gives Fifties’ fans good reason to visit when it opens in the centre on 1 July.

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.

Elsewhere, Events, Featured »

[31 May 2014 | No Comment]
The Blitz Party D-Day Anniversary Special

Organisers of London’s popular The Blitz Party are hosting a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 7 June at The Vaults in South Bank.

Fashion, Headline »

[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.