I absolutely love Harrogate, it is definitely the best place to visit in Yorkshire and has some great places to shop (and eat too!) I got back to Leeds this afternoon and literally went straight to Harrogate for a bit of vintage fun times. Got a few new lovely pieces ( 2 of which are probably for my mum as i definitely can’t afford them!) I got this beautiful french embroidered handbag which was £30 the skirt (which has a tiny waist that even i struggled to get done up) and this fabulous GIANT crocodile clutch bag. The clutch bag was £60 which was a bit of an ouch! price but it is in mint condition. I bought it from “elegant era” which is upstairs in montpellier mews antiques market the seller has some wonderful stuff! Truly beautiful jewellery, clothes and handbags and at a very fair price too.
So, despite being a fashion student I have a serious obsession with textiles, the bolder, brighter and weirder the better. I went to the Sanderson exhibition at the fashion and textile museum a few weeks ago which was really excellent. Sanderson’s was a company whom I was aware of but couldn’t have told you what their designs were like. Truly iconic is all I can say!
I think for me the heyday of textile design has to be the 40’s and 50’s all the novelty and conversational prints that stand out. Why does everything just have to be straightforward florals nowadays? A great example of the ingenious designs in Britain is Jacqmar scarves, particularly collectible are their forties propaganda scarves. Numerous great examples can be found in the book wearing propaganda. This is something that I love about scarves though, the chance for you to completely alter an outfit with such a simple accessory, to demonstrate your personality even when the rest of your outfit is totally plain.
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