Vintage is in. For a fair few years now the fashion forward have been delving back into their parents wardrobes, sporting faded band t-shirts and high waist cut off levis. But like everything, styles develop, with gorgeous sequin gowns and glamorous embellished pants being opted for by fashionistas. This is the new vintage.
Tick-Tock Vintage are the epitome of this new vintage and are winding the clocks back, bringing London Fashionistas a true taste of Italy through their one-off designer vintage pieces. From the Moschino pants seen on pop starlett Jessie J to the Versace archive body-con skirt rocked by Lady GaGa – Tick-Tock Vintage has it all.
Rummaging and scouring through warehouses in Italy to find designer and designer influenced pieces that truly capture that italian vibe, you will find business partners and long time friends, Gessica Preto Martini and Nabila Gallozzi. Both sharing a true passion for quality fabrics, delicate embellishment and painfully trendy cuts, their primary aim of their company is to make London vintage.
The attitude and genuine live-life vibe of the girls shines through in the clothes that can be purchased at affordable prices from their recently launched website www.ticktockvintage.com – but remember, they’re all one off pieces, so be quick with your click! – where navigation on the website is easy with an option to view strictly designer pieces or to narrow down your search by product type, Tick-Tock has done all the work for you so you don’t have to go searching for an amazing vintage find. They’ve already found it. Also, Tick-Tock provide items for Lucy in Disguise, which they have been stocking since it opened in 2011 If you are a VIP – of course you are darling – private arrangements can be made to visit their showroom in trendy Dalston to get up close and personal with delicious bags, belts and rails crammed with the wardrobe you wish you had.
As well as being invited to many events, Tick-Tock also participate, having been part of many vintage fairs that have taken over the London scene of recent. Why not check out the blog here and have a sneak peak at past pictorial posts about the exclusive events they get to attend, their next vintage fair escapade and musings about everything vintage. This is what differentiates Tick-Tock from every other vintage emporium out there. Tick-Tock is personal. It’s real. Being a fresh new face to the ever expanding fashion industry they have secured their longevity with the message of their brand. They care. All the pieces are personally handpicked by Gessica and Nabila with their customers in mind which is probably why their client base is vastly expanding. All TellusFashion knows is, as long as there is vintage, there will be Tick-Tock Vintage.
Every fashionista out there should be well prepared with the latest accessory brand, and here at Tellusfashion, we make it our aim to tell the world of our new discoveries, the latest being Vintage Angel.
Vintage Angel is an online fashion brand which often features one-off designs and high quality replicates of impressive pieces. The website launched in December 2010 and has already seen instant success, thanks to its high quality products. The brand specialises in vintage fashion, jewellery and art, often picked up from auctions and antique fairs.
The founders have over twenty years experience in the world of antiques, and also a degree in the arts; they certainly know what they are talking about.
Jewellery styles are range from the grand, elegant period of 1800’s, to the retro pieces of the 1970’s. The collection uses many semi precious stones which cannot be found on the high-street. Prices are varied depending on the item, and there is no doubt some excellent bargains which are just waiting to be discovered here.
Vintage cocktail dresses adorned with sequin and gems, made from delicate fabrics make up the fashion part of the website. Again, all the items are one-offs and get snapped up pretty quickly.
What makes this brand so special is its ability to combine vintage and contemporary styles so effortlessly, in a way that fits. The whole site is filled with glitz and glamour, and definitely should be checked out.
Set your own individual style with thevintageangel.co.uk, and ensure no-one is able to steal your style.
For anyone who has not yet discovered the Wildfox brand, you are in for a treat. Tellusfashion absolutely adore their style, and we are sure you will too.
Wildfox Couture is the brainchild of Emily Faulstich and Kimberley Gordon, two childhood friends based Los Angeles, USA. Their brand is inspired by Vintage American knitware, and is already a hit with celebrities due to the well fitting cuts and designs.
The clothes are indefinitely girly; the latest spring collection is heavily inspired by Paris and the beautiful Queen Marie Antoinette. Silks and lace in pale, neutral colours add elegance and glamour to this beautiful collection. Ruffled skirts, delicate layers and intricately detailed tops are the foundation of this feminine line, showing off a fun girl who knows how to dress stylishly.
The brand was established in 2007, and has since progressed from just vintage t-shirts to incorporating tanks, sweatshirts, leggings, dresses and denim into their style.
The White Label is an extension of their brand and was recently launched last season. Essentially a sweater collection, the spring collection now displays sweater dresses and t-shirt dresses.
What is not to love? Go on, be a Wildfox this spring!Images courtesy of Lifelounge.com.au
A busy Saturday afternoon on Princes Street delivers decadent Jane into my view. She is from New Zeland , trained in the field of Art History + Museum and Heritage. She moved to Edinbugh after having worked in the textile department of The National Museum back home. She favours charity shops but every now and then she takes advantage of the fact that she works in Armstrongs, a vintage clothing shop in the heart of the Old Town of Edinburgh. Shoes, Dress and Cape are from various charity shops. She got the boots on the internet, brought the hat from NZ and the hansome bag is by Disaster Designs.
She moves with a feminine grace that is rarely witnessed unless you find yourself in the Far East of the World. Her style is a mix between that of an Artist and a Philosopher. A thinker. She looks lost in her thoughts when I stop her. “What’s your name?” “Ting and it’s my absolute real name!” She is in a hurry so after the shots I walk with her for a brief interview. “I am going to college” she says “to write my research which I will never finish” Ting’s hometown is Shanghai and she decided to come to Edinburgh to study . “… to avoid life, you know!” she chuckles. “I am not gonna ask you how old you…” “I am 25!!!” she interrupts me, and then:”…sixteen, I AM SIXTEEN!!!!” she explodes into a cute and bubbly laughter. She doesn’t consider herself to be into fashion.”I just like to feel pretty and I dress according to my mood. Today I am happy.” “Tell me more about what you are wearing at the moment” “Well, I got the skirt from my mum. I think she bought it in the 80s when she was travelling in Europe. I got the pendant from my granmother and the earrings in a second hand shop … they were there, laying on the shelf, looking quite old so thought oh those would suit me!” she laughs again. We arrive at the end of the path that crosses the Meadows and we split in different directions. I am absolutly charmed.
It’s a cold and crispy autumn day in Edinburgh. Karrie walks along the streets of Broughton area. Dreamy eyes and smooth skin, honey hair. “I am from Berlin” she goes. “And I am here to study”. She likes Edinburgh for its open spaces and architecture. Her voice is mellow and warm just like the colours she is wearing and the low sun light breaching through withering leaves. “I bought this shawl in a the Continent. Same goes for the shoes and the hand bag. I like browsing in vintage shops, not only for a more unique style but also because items carry with them an aura full of stories that are left to my imagination”
Location: Byres Rd.
Shops Mostly: Second-hand/vintage
Occupation: Art Student
Why we dig it: There was something adorably quirky about Stewart as I spotted him amongst the busy bustle of students on Byres Road. His unique turquoise vintage blazer made him stand out amongst the sweatpants and uni hoodies. Stewart has picked up this and other great novelty wardrobe items at second-hand and vintage stores (which we love!)