Today I’ve been talking to Southern Counties Costume Society all about my vintage collection, focusing in on my 50s dresses.
These are some of the gorgeous selection of pieces I took along with me.
It really was a great day as not only was I speaking but we had a talk from underwear expert Rod Quilter ( Rod is HILARIOUS- this tales about vintage underwear had me giggling all the way home). He discussed underwear of the 50s from the glamorous down to the downright frumpy. My particular highlight was seeing some amazing conical stitched bras. Swoon.
If you want to find out more about the costume society just click the link to their website.
And this is the outfit I wore for the occasion! Miss L Fire shoes (my current faves) worn with a Gap black scoop back body and my 1950s Richard Shops champagne print skirt.
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In the next few months there are a number of exhibitions coming up that i’m really excited to see. Hollywood costume at the V and A, Valentino at Somerset house and Biba and Beyond in Brighton.
I think though it has to be beyond Biba I am most excited to see (I picked up my first two pieces of real life late 60s/early 70s Biba only a few weeks ago). This is a great interview from visit Brighton with Biba founder Barbara Hulanicki.
The exhibition opens on the 22nd September, you can find out more about it here.
I’m hoping to go and see the exhibition in tandem with one of the Biba examined talks on the 18th october or the 23rd November…lets see if my uni timetable makes this possible!!!
As summer comes to a close I couldn’t resist one last week of super summery listings ( i think I was hugely inspired by the gorgeous weather we have had!).
View all this weeks listings here!
Here are a few of the wonderful summery highlights on offer.
1950s floral print Linzi line dress
Lilac rose print full skirt
Crazy greek urn novelty print skirt
50s deadstock swimsuit
50s Rhona Roy floral garden dress
Not only that but I also took this as an opportunity to list some very rare pieces too. Including some amazing pre 1940s items.
Superb 1920s celluloid cherry handle bag
1890s greenery yallery skirt
40s poppy print dress
40s cc41 blouse
30s white silk blouse
View all this weeks listings here