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!
So after a brief glimpse of the sunshine over the weekend, we’ve got our minds firmly set on the summer (if it ever appears!) and we’d quite like to enjoy wearing the new collection from Geronimo… please.
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!
Now the Japanese clothing label fray i.d is not a name we were familiar with, but after seeing their gorgeous look book images we’ll definitely be keeping them on our radar. Featuring Alexa Chung, the look book feels like the perfect hazy afternoon.
Full of soft pinks and chiffon, short trenches and cute dresses, we’re dreaming of the warmer weather already…
2012 has certainly proved a stellar year for fashion exhibitions. First we were treated to the magic of Ballgowns at the V&A before exploring them further with Hartnell and Amies at the Fashion and Textile Museum. Somerset House has also served up an array of fashionable treats, most recently the Tim Walker: Storyteller exhibition, presented in association with Mulberry and their recently opened installation, entitled ‘Valentino: Master of Couture.’ Showcasing over 100 of Valentino’s bespoke couture creations, the exhibition features designs worn by style icons including Grace Kelly, Sophia Loren and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and is set to be another must-visit.
Constructed in three parts, the exhibition begins with a private look into Valentino’s life, with photographs and other items from his personal archive offering a unique firsthand insight into his creative process and influences. Moving on, the space then becomes a couture fashion show where visitors take to the catwalk whilst viewing an array of Valentino’s stunning designs for themselves. Finally, the exhibition explores the process of putting together a couture collection by shedding light on the craftsmanship behind the catwalk. A series of specifically commissioned films affords visitors behind-the-scenes access to the work of the Valentino atelier and the virtual Valentino Garavani museum gives you the chance to explore the evolution of a true fashion icon. Definitely one not to be missed!
We’re been huge fans of Cait’s blog and of course her new venture into her latest range of gorgeous handmade dresses, Wayward Daughter. We have been waiting with baited breath for the launch of the second collection, and boy we were not disappointed.
We think you’ll agree with us that the whole collection is stunning, we’re completely in love with all the vintage shapes and pattern – not to mention those cute collars!
And if that wasn’t enough, Cait is offering a 20% discount using the code ‘WDTWENTY’ running until November 5th… what are you waiting for!
Orla Kiely for Uniqlo After producing a debut collection which was an almost instant sell-out, Orla Kiely makes a much anticipated return to Uniqlo next month with her second high street collaboration. Fusing her signature prints with Uniqlo’s affordable quality, the AW12 collection has been expanded to incorporate dresses, scarves and long sleeved t-shirts- perfect for keeping cosy this winter.
With pretty peter pan collars and in a variety of eye-popping prints the smock dresses are the undoubted stars of this collection- definitely ones to snap up as soon as they go on sale! The scarves too are ideal for incorporating into your new season wardrobe, with the vibrant colours guaranteeing to banish the winter blues as the weather turns greyer. With prices starting at £9.90, this is a collection which won’t be around for long…
Looking for some updates for your summer wardrobe? Well, look no further! Vintagestyle.me offers a wide range of products at affordable prices, allowing you to ace that vintage summer look which, here at Cellardoor, we love.
Every item on the website is hand-picked so shop while you can, as when it’s gone – it’s gone! We love their selection of dresses with some beautiful floral patterns, along with the perfect accessories to dress them up. Or even if it’s raining (it’s the UK after all!) – why not slip on a pair of thick tights to complete the vintage look? You could even browse some warm jumpers and cardigans in the knitwear section.
We love the idea of the vintage trends coming back and settling in our fashion world today. If you want to be wearing the outfit everyone envies this summer visit http://www.vintagestyle.me and be the next vintage style sensation of your summer.