Vintage Style Me

Devoted To On Trend Vintage Fashion & Style From Rhiannon at Vintage Style Me

Last sunday myself Lily, Penny the sausage dog and Moomin the Pom headed to a dreamy cotswold village for a day of photo fun with the wonderful Alexa! We took the last of our summer stock to shoot, as sadly it feels summer is drawing to an end. Our brief was to shoot a little adventure the country, with a 60s twist. Our theme for a/w is English Heritage, so this little shoot leads nicely into that. We had a dreamy crochet swing dress, an indian batik dress and a vintage floral smock. We wondered through forests, in fields with long grass and jumped over stone walls. I wore my new favourite item; a vintage suede waistcoat with the tassels from the lovely guys from Rokit Vintage, my go to place for a great vintage rummage in London, plus their website has thousands of treasures on too!

See our summer collection here!



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Three Apps that Can Help You Shop for Vintage Clothes


For many people, the biggest thrills of shopping for vintage clothing comes from rifling through the clothes in thrift shops trying to find the perfect find. But what happens when you find yourself without the option to do so? If you find yourself without any thrift shops nearby, or without the time to drive out? Nowadays, the answer could actually be found in your mobile phone.

The mobile market has continued to grow rapidly in the past few years. Late last year, The Guardian reported that online purchases via mobile outnumbers those made via desktop computers for the first time, supporting claims made by the company behind Free Casino Hunter  that growth in mobile internet is among the strongest trends on the internet landscape to date. Nowadays, those looking for vintage clothes can even find them with their mobile phones, using the following apps:


1. Reissued

For those looking for a more moderated online store, Reissued is a great choice because vendors are invitation-only. Users of the app can find and follow different curators, which is great news for those who want to shop, but not quite for those who want to sell. Still, Reissued sees dozens of new items added daily, and users often add comments on the items so you can have easy access to feedback.


2. ThriftBuddy

If you just haven’t been able to find any thrift stores near you and have been looking for one, ThriftBuddy is a good choice, if only because it catalogues all the different thrift stores and sales in your area. It has over 10,000 different locations available, which users can search depending on proximity, city, or ZIP code. You can also mark locations as favorites, and post wishes for items you’re hunting for.

3. ModCloth

Most people who have tried to search for vintage items online have probably been on ModCloth, and they should be glad to know that they have also released mobile apps on both iOS and Android. You can do pretty much everything you can do on the website through the app, from adding favorites to pinning items you like on Pinterest. With the app being so new, they’re also offering exclusive items and early access to sales.

Nowadays, you can find hundreds of deals right from your mobile phone, and with the help of these apps, you can find great vintage finds even without leaving your home.


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In a few weeks time i’m moving into a new flat, which has subsequently sparked a home-ware revolution in my mind. For years the idea of home-ware has made me shudder and run for the nearest Topshop, but recently (possibly due to the impending old age) the thought of making my home pretty has really appealed to me.

Getting inspiration from my beloved House of Hackney, vintage home magazine and everyones fave, Pinterest, i’v bought metres of fabric to make curtains & spending all my money on rugs and lamps. I’v become a bit obsessed and have learnt that the finishing touches are what really makes your mark on your home. Personal little touches that reflect your personality. I stumbled among Abodent, an independant home-ware brand who stock all the finishes a vintage loving girl could want. I’v made a little wishlist of all the things i shall be getting for my new home. The guys at Abodent also very kindly gave me a discount code for you guys to use, enter code: VSM at checkout to get 10% off! (See Abodent on Instagram & Twitter @abodent_com)

1 -Weekly Schedule Chalk Board

2 – Red-Fan Parrot Cushion

3 – Narrow Boat cupboard Knob

4 – Tool Shed Draw Set

5 – Sumi-E Canopy Cushion

6 – Vignette Cupboard Knob

7 – Poppy Pattern Bowl

8 – Gatekeepers Cupboard Knob

9 – Rusty Scottie Book Ends

10 – Country Cottage cupboard Knob

11 – Stout Photo Frame

12 – Bunny Ore Cupboard Knob

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(Stupid Clothing Fold Up Camo Tee)

Who Are They?

“Never take life too seriously, wear your heart on your sleeve, and have the confident fearlessness to jump headlong 100% into everything.” – Harvey & Cat

Stupid Clothing‘ Was created in Les Deux Alpes, a quant little town in the french mountains.

Created originally to fit around their hectic and seasonal lifestyles. Stupid Clothing kits you out in quality gear throughout winter and summer. Key inspirations include snow and surf functionality with street-wear influences and fashion lifestyle trends. Their extensive range of clothing and accessories embodies the attitude of their wearers, in all the environments you find yourself in – whether your in the city or out in the elements.

(Stupid Clothing Beanie & Burgundy Riding Shirt)

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The sun is making a comeback (at long last) so here at VSM we decided it’s time to ditch the winter blues and up summer ante. We’ve unleashed a whole new collection of fun and flirty designs ready for you to tackle the spring sunshine.

We have stayed true to the styles that you know and love but in true VSM style we’ve given them a extra quirky twist by combing them with some retro prints.

Everything pictured is available in our online boutique, all handmade in London, by us, for you!

(Beep Beep! Gear up your bikes, we’re bringing out this cute cycle smock)

(Florals in Spring? Well of course! Look bloomin’ marvellous in this gorgeous red floral smock)

(Spice up your wardrobe with this oriental floral dress, guaranteed to brighten up your February wardrobe)

(Make sure you’ve got your passports sorted, this aeroplane dress is ready to take off)

(Not jetting off on your holidays this year? Don’t worry we’re bringing the sunshine to you with this saucy pin up Hawaiian two-piece)

(It’s time to unleash your wild side with this unique tiger print smock)

15% Off With Discount Code ‘FRESHERS’ 

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Last sunday was one of those perfect autumn days; the sun was shining, the air was fresh and the breeze was making the leaves fall like snow. I walked through Finsbury Park to meet up with some friends, and meet there new puppy ruby. We then hopped on the bus to Tufnell park, where we browsed the pretty independent shops, and dreamed of living in one of the big town houses. We spent the afternoon in a cosy pup eating a big roast dinner, then finished the day with an organic ice cream form Ruby Violets. I decided to take my new Clarks boots out for their first trip. Risky i know due to all the walking, but they were so comfy, and kept my feet warm and dry (and most importantly stylish) all day!

Dress – Vintage

Coat – River Island

Boots – c/0  Clarks 

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Dirty Velvet is a design collective focused on producing high quality clothing with designs that offer a creatively different perspective to the mainstream.

Using 100% organic cotton, Dirty Velvet designs are realised using both ecologically and socially sustainable methods. They produce original graphics that combine strong and thought provoking imagery to reflect their slightly twisted view of
the world.

Below are a few of my favourite images of their products, and will be posting some outfit posts with the actual t-shirts which look just as good on girls as they do guys! They even have a really fun iphone app, called “Dirty Velvet Trophy Room” Where you can mount your face on a trophy, which i’v done to our model Alexa. Obviously amazing!

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The Vintage Style Me a/w 14 collection is perfect for the party season! Featuring our standout glitter dresses in a variety of colours for the sparkle-loving girl and easy to wear patterned smocks with cute collar details. Our favourite piece is the oriental-inspired smock; add sheer socks, red lips and 90s bun to complete the look!
Everything pictured is available on our website, all handmade in London, by us, for you!

We currently have a mid season sale, so grab yourself a bargain!! (25% off with code MIDSALE14)

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Touch wood my teeth have always treated me pretty well. Having a slight fear of all things dentist has meant i take pretty good care of my teeth. Despite my love of coffee, red wine and basically all things bad they’re still pretty white and gleaming. However when the lovely people at Smile Brilliant offered to send me a tooth whitening kit I was more than happy to bump my pearly whites to a hollywood style gleam. Coming from America the set arrived really fast. Firstly you have to take impressions with this really fun plasticine-esque stuff, pop it back in the post to them, and you quickly receive back your custom impression trays which fit perfectly to your teeth.

I know a lot of worries that come with whitening sets is the sensitivity it can cause. Smile Brilliant comes with de-sensitising gel which you pop on your teeth first, which really helps a lot. You just apply the gel to your impression trays, which comes in a syringe form and leave it on from 20 minutes to an hour. I’m half way through and only leaving the whitening gel on for 20 minutes as i dont need a massive change.. Ross from Friends springs to mind?! I would highly recommend this kit as it so easy to use, and so far really effective. I will post a before and after pic once iv finished the treatment.

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Without sounding like an 80 year old granny, sometimes all you want is a good cup of tea, a comfy seat & some handsome young men to observe. Hawkhurst Vault, conveniently situated on Brick Lane, half way between the good vintage shops & Columbia Flower market, its the perfect retreat for lady hangs, or a solitary rest from the busy world. Ran by equally charming & handsome Theo & James, Hawkhurst Vault offers the largest range of loose tea in london (boasting huh?), plus the most delicious cakes around. It has many on-the-right-side-of-quirky charms, such as antique spoons, a record player, enough Chesterfields to fill a small mansion and even its own gallery space showcasing artists. Plus a cosy basement space for snoozing/chilling/being important. Basically its amazing and everyone should go and check it out. Plus, they have Bruce Willis on vinyl.

Follow Hawkhurst Vault on twitter & instagram for pretty pictures of cakes & tea @hawkhurstvault – 240 Brick Lane, E2 7EB

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