Archive of ‘retro’ category

Vintage Glamour

With the new Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco premiering at the Cannes Film festival last month, it lead us to admire the amazing vintage glamour of Grace Kelly.

Kelly was a Hollywood movie star who married the Prince of Monaco, becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. She was famous for her pearls and signature Kelly bag which was named after her. She made this Hermès bag famous when seen carrying it around when pregnant. The infamous bag lives on and can be seen on the arms of celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and formerly Princess Diana. 
You can recreate her timeless look with this Emily and Fin Isobel dress
There is no doubt that Grace Kelly was a natural beauty. Her style only emphasised her beauty. This look will never date as Kelly represented what most women dream of being – glamorous, kind, elegant, beautiful and sophisticated. Women aspire to be her, a princess living in one of the most exclusive places in the world.

A timeless beauty with a timeless look.
By Karen Uttley 

Kelsey Genna

Whilst flicking through the new campaign from Kelsey Genna we were transported back to the ’90s and the wardrobe of our childhoods – who remembers floral cycling shorts?!   
Designer & Founder Kelsey has been creating floral sportswear for herself since she was a teenager, and is helping to bring that nostalgia to her collection, featuring everything from floral crop tops to leopard leggings and swimwear.
See the rest of the collection here

Look what Gertrude Made!

Unless you hadn’t noticed yet, we really like pretty things here at Cellardoor, so you can imagine how easily we have fallen in love with these beautiful dresses from Gertrude Made.     
These vintage-style dresses are beautifully handmade by Cathi, who hails from Australia. After learning to sew at a young age, she’s never lost her passion for it and that is clear just by looking at her lovely clothing.     
If you have something extra special in mind, she’ll even work with you to custom make the dress of your dreams – and the shipping doesn’t cost the earth either!  
Check out all of her products here.

Urban Outfitters Autumn 2013

The latest lookbook from Urban Outfitters has got us dreaming of heading to Paris with their dreamy images shot by Lina Scheynius. We love the laid-back casual look mixed with the elegance of the backdrop of the french countryside and city streets. 

Featuring casual denim, feminine shapes and washed out prints – it’s the perfect mix of romantic grunge and their signature edgy look that we love. 

What We’re Listening To…

The rip-roaring new single from Miles Kane does what it sets out to achieve.  Delivering retro riffs and kooky hooks, Kane has once again whipped up a frenzy of excitement and condensed it into just over three minutes with new track ‘Taking Over’.   
Well-known for his stylish fashion choices and famous friends, the 27 year old singer hailing from the Wirral, is finally making his mark fashioning sassy tunes, anthemic choruses and pairing the odd cliché with razor sharp song writing.   
Having felt like he had something to prove, that he’s more than just Alex Turner’s best pal, the Wirral riddler has definitely broadened his horizons and reached out to new audiences (as well as tickling the fancies of old and loyal fans).  The ferocious grooves of Kane’s third single from his second album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’ will enchain you as it easily impresses.   
Miles Kane will undertake a 10-date UK tour this autumn. ‘Taking Over’ is out August 19th on Columbia Records.
By Lauren Wade

Stamp it.

There’s nothing better than receiving something sweet in the post and at the moment we are loving these cute retro postcards from Sugarboo. We know a few loved ones would also love to see them posted through their letterbox too… 
The coastal collections has us dreaming of sunny afternoons on the beach!

Something for the Weekend…

Roll up, roll up! Fancy injecting some circus themed fun into your weekend, of course you do! Well you’re in luck, as this Saturday The Ric Rac Club is holding it’s very own forties themed circus party!
Located at their new home at the Blacksmith and the Toffeemaker, you can expect DJ sets, cocktails and a performance from acclaimed contortion artist, Stefanie Valentine – it’s the perfect way to spend your weekend!

Pre sale tickets are £6 (plus booking fee) and are available from here… sequins, feathers and showgirl encouraged! 

What we’re listening to…

You’ve seen the snow drifting past your window and you’ve felt the chilly Atlantic breeze but now it’s time for some soothing down tempo music (or in technical musical genre terms jazz trip hop).

Bonobo aka Simon Green is the mature and experienced man behind the calmingly beautiful music that Bonobo is. A producer, musician and DJ this man is responsible for most of the instrumentation that goes in to making his music. Bonobo in fact prefers live instrumentation over sample based production and is quite clearly a master when it comes to orchestrating layers and atmosphere in to his sound. With his years’ worth of industry experience circa 1999 he’s made four of his own distinctive and successful albums since then – most recently Black Sands in 2010) – and produced Andreya Triana’s album Lost Where I Belong in the same year. Now Bonobo’s back with a fifth album The North Borders which will be out next month.
Here’s the official video to his first single of the new album Cirrus. Retro vogue images mechanically flick in sync with clockwork structures simultaneously with the music. Who couldn’t love this?

You can order the album on iTunes and catch Bonobo playing live at Rock City in Nottingham on May 20.

By Melodie Walter

Celia Birtwell for Uniqlo

If you can’t get enough of Celia Birtwell’s gorgeous retro prints then keep your eyes peeled for her designs at Uniqlo from 21stMarch.

The designer has created a collection of jeggings, t-shirts, dresses, shirts, shorts and tote bags using archived prints that were especially chosen by Uniqlo. The great news is that they will be well within your price range.
The collection is set to be just as popular as Birtwell’s collaborations with Topshop and John Lewis, so have your purses at the ready!

Spring is in the air

Now that we’ve got the Winter issue out of the way, we’re well and truly looking forward to the Spring. We can’t wait for the weather to warm up, most of all so we can finally take our pretty dresses out of hiding. Speaking of pretty dresses, we’ve fallen head over heels for Orla Keily’s Spring Summer 2011 collection. We love her signature retro style with lots of feminine touches, especially the peach coloured polka dot peter pan collar dress. 
What’s your favourite?