Advantage In Vintage hits Southampton

As many who know me and read my blog realise I have a HUGE collection of vintage clothing. I’ve been selling my vintage on ebay for over 3 years (mostly jewellery and accessories) although. now I am branching out further. Now you can see my vintage in REAL LIFE!

Yesterday I embarked on a new collaboration with the Vintage Hair Lounge in Southampton. Their windows now contain some of my lovely vintage pieces and best of all, everything you see is for sale! I’m so excited about this new collaboration as the Vintage Hair Lounge is an amazing place and they do fabulous hair and make up (I’m going there to have my hair and make up done for my 21st).

The vintage hair lounge website can be found here:

They will be doing hair demo’s next week at the West Quay vintage fair. I highly recommend anyone in the Southampton area pops along. More details about the fayre can be found here:

I will be regularly updating the windows so keep a check on my blog to see what I have put in the windows next! Also, If anyone would like any more details of the items I have for sale in the windows please do feel free to contact me.

The fabulous fifties lecture

On monday i did my first proper lecture for Winchester fashion week. Now i’ve spoken to people before, done minor talks but this was my first talk with a BIG audience. 71 people turned up, which for a little lecture in the Winchester Discovery centre was pretty amazing.I spoke about 1950’s fashion, and i think my passion for the topic really cam across! People had wonderful things to say and were so kind about the pieces from my ever growing collection which i took with me. Winchester fashion week is happening all this week. There are lots of great events still to happen such as the Cirque du fashion shows. These are just a few of my own pics, but when i get hold of the other from the WFW team i’ll upload those too.

Winchester fashion week can be found here:

Also you may notice i have rather spiffing hair and make up. This was done by the Vintage Hair Lounge in Southampton who i played at being a model for on Monday morning. I’m going to write a bit more about them in my next blog post!

The importance of a petticoat

I was taking some pictures of a few of my loveeeely vintage pieces on Friday and was trying to make my pieces look as “right” as possible. I have always been an advocate of the petticoat, but i think these really prove just how AMAZING 50’s dresses look with petticoats.

As of yesterday i also FINALLY have a petticoat that actually fits me and is the right length. Thanks to Dead man’s glory- Portsmouth (bought from their ebay). The petticoats used on my mannequin are actually too big for me, which is a problem i repeatedly have. One size fits all is simply not the case when you are a size 6. One of them said it was suitable for a 20 inch waist upwards, i normally wear a 23-24inch waist and it literally FELL down me. grrr. Annoying ebay. Anyway rant over, this really was just an excuse to show off some lovely pictures.

All three dresses are from my ever growing Horrockses collection