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Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

An interview with Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved

Preloved, Reloved is one girl's challenge to wear only recycled, upcycled, vintage and second-hand items for a whole year, to raise awareness of clothing ethics and money for Macmillan Cancer Support…

Written by Matt Bramford


Vintage fashion, illustrated by Matilde Sazio

Kim Sklinar, aka Preloved Reloved, has set herself an interesting New Year's challenge. For the duration of 2011, Kim isn't going to buy any new clothes. No more high-street bargains, no more feeding corporate giants, no more fast-fashion waste, no siree. 'Another one?' I hear you cry - and you'd be right. But this one is a little different.

While Kim hopes to raise awareness about the amount of cheap clothing we purchase and what effects that has on the environment and people's lives, there's also a bigger reason closer to home. Kim's father was diagnosed with cancer over 18 months ago, and she decided to set up the project to raise funds for Macmillan, the cancer care and support charity. Unfortunately, as of only last week, Kim's dad won't see the project through its fruition. But Kim will dedicate the project to his memory.

So, how do you do it?… read more

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Pretty Rubbish: Interview with the eco-couture company, devoted to making bespoke items of recycled fashion

Victoria Geary and Rebecca Goddard - aka Toria and Beck; two countryside dwelling, entrepreneurial women, with enormous talent in making gorgeous, ethical clothes and accessories for both men and women. Meet Pretty Rubbish.

Written by Helen Martin

Illustration by Mina Bach I went to university with Toria and Beck, surrounded by the bright lights that are Cornwall county. I met them in a pub (jovial Jacobs), through […]

Exhibition: HIPSTAMATICS at the Orange Dot Gallery, Bloomsbury

The first of its kind, a new exhibition showcases 157 photographs taken by iPhone Hipstamatic app users…

Written by Matt Bramford

All Hipstamatic photography by Matt Bramford For anybody that’s been under a rock for the past year, Hipstamatic is an iPhone app(lication) that converts your terrible phone camera into an […]

Lucy in Disguise Launch Party: With Diamonds VIP Dressing Room

A seductive world of dress-up and make-believe at Lucy in Disguise…

Written by Kate Ingram

Illustration by Antonia Parker Vintage is having a cultural moment: from parties, to interiors, to food. Of course, fashion never lost interest. A red-carpet star wearing ‘vintage’? Best-dressed lists, watch […]

The Photobooth Phenomenon… an interview with Alex Kokott of Photoautomat

We have a chat with Alex Kokott - London's representative of the Photoautomat analogue photobooth project - about his mission to bring the glory of analogue to the UK. We also managed to take some silly photographs, too…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Abigail Wright I have always been fascinated with analogue photo booths. I have vivid memories as a child – the excitement and anticipation, pulling ridiculous faces, never really […]

Frock Me! Vintage Fair at the Brighton Corn Exchange

We have a peruse around Brighton's biggest vintage fair, featuring frocks, accessories and hats galore…

Written by Faye Spiller

Illustration by Rosie Shephard Coming in from a freezing cold Brighton day, I was welcomed with the warm glow of row upon row of vintage. A cornucopia of vintage clothing […]

The Best of Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular, London 2010

The Bust Magazine Christmas Craftacular showcased fabulous handmade goodies: and here's my pick of the best, including Vic Lee, Urban Cross Stitch, Seaside Sisters, Andrea Garland, Xiang Zeng and James Ward. Read on to find the perfect Christmas gifts.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. My ability to get out and about has been seriously curtailed over the past few weeks by the need to get

Beautifully Green – a round up of ethical beauty brands for Christmas!

If you're looking for staples to care for your skin during the winter or great Christmas gift ideas, check out our round-up of ethical beauty brands…

Written by Viola Levy

Andrea Garland, illustrated by Cat Palairet If you’re struggling for Christmas gift ideas, or just sick of giving and receiving those dreaded ‘smellies’ gift sets produced by high street chains […]

Post-London Fashion Week Interview: Minna

As her stellar new collection launched at this season's London Fashion Week, we caught up with Minna, Finnish fashion designer, to find out what's behind the label and what's up next…

Written by Jemma Crow

Illustration by Faye West Recently in the midst of London Fashion Week (S/S 2011 already I hear you say?!) I had the chance to interview a designer who’s no stranger […]

An Evening of Retro Hollywood Glamour at the Victoria & Albert Museum

The V&A transports us back to the golden age of the silver screen, during a very special retro Hollywood glamour-themed Friday Late…

Written by Jemma Crow

Glamour at the V&A, illustrated by Gabriel Ayala It’s been a year for the bygone eras, that’s for sure. First we had Vintage at Goodwood, then there’s an exhibition celebrating […]

My Habbit is Not a Hobbit – How to Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Lira Leirner tries out the Changing Habbits website in an aim to assess her carbon footprint and is surprised by the result…

Written by Lira Leirner

Shopping locally, by Kayleigh Bluck I have to honestly admit that I don’t really THINK about sustainability in my everyday life. I even recycle without thinking because it is such […]

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

Album Review: The Like, Release Me.

The raddest quintet from the Golden State return with a new album and reshuffled line-up, fortunately for us, these L.A scenesters are as much substance as they are style.

Written by David McNamara

It has been five long years since the release of The Like’s debut album Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking? and it has not been an easy time for the […]

A delightful Alice in Wonderland Townhouse Party in Fitzroy Square.

Katie Byrne and Emma Block sample the delights of cupcake classes and Benefit makeovers at the 33 Fitzroy Square Jacques Townhouse Party.

Written by Katie Byrne

All illustrations and photography by Emma Block. Emma and I had been told to arrive at the ridiculously grand 33 Fitzroy Square for a Townhouse Party at 7pm punctually; but […]

Tatty Devine and Supermarket Sarah Launch Party!

Supermarket Sarah joins forces with Tatty Devine at their Brick Lane store in East London, bringing her unique merchandising with her…

Written by Katie Antoniou

Illustrations by Jenny Costello With businesses struggling to survive through the recession armageddon, a few innovative individuals are thriving, using their imagination and collaborations with other creatives to succeed. Sarah […]

An Evening of Vintage Glamour with Powder Room Vintage

Glam Bam Thank You Ma'am - soft lighting, grand architecture and rails swinging full of vintage bargains made for a glamorous evening at the Hotel Du Vin, Tunbridge Wells. Sophie Hill had a quick chat with it's founder, Laura Duret…

Written by Sophie Hill

Illustration by Abi Daker If Laura Duret were to open a shop, Powder Room Vintage would be it’s name. At present, Laura holds the key to a vast collection of […]

ROKIT Recycled

ROKIT, everybody's favourite vintage store, launches ROKIT Recycled - a new initiative to re-work old vintage fabrics into new, covetable pieces…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Natasha Thompson ROKIT – the originators of vintage fashion boutiques (and my favourite vintage store) have done it again. Not so long ago they had me reminiscing of […]

Graduate Fashion Week 2010: Bath Spa

Bath Spa explode onto the Graduate Fashion Week scene on Tuesday 8 June, with 1920s glitz, European nobilty AND lampshades on heads... AGAIN!

Written by Nina Joyce

Ruth Strugnell Bath Spa’s electric and original collections show they’re not afraid to mix things up at Graduate Fashion Week.  Bath Spa began with all guns blazing for their boutique […]

Clothes Moths: Little Agents of Mayhem

Sick of those little buggers that eat all your beloved clothes? Read on for some tips on how to deal with them...

Written by Lucy Wills

Illustration by Antonia Parker. While we’re dreaming of floating across daisy strewn meadows in muslin, there are others who are concentrating their tiny minds on our winter clothing. As the […]

An interview with Emete and Amy from Make Lemonade

We go for tea and have a chat with Amy and Emete from Make Lemonade; vintage shop and fashion blog; about all things fashion, vintage clothing and Beyoncé...

Written by Matt Bramford

Photograph by Matt Bramford A few Saturdays ago when the sun was shining brightly (think hard, you’ll remember sunny Saturdays) I met up with the girls behind Make Lemonade. We […]

The Trilby – by Rokit

Rokit, in collaboration with Bailey Hats of Hollywood, stocks a range of Trilby and Porkpie hats which aim to bring Hollywood glamour back to fashion…

Written by Matt Bramford

Illustration by Maryanne Oliver Have you ever been to Hollywood? It ain’t what it looks like in the films, dears. It stinks. When I visited there a few years ago, […]