Friday, 9 September 2016

Vanity Hype

 Items from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery is featured in this issue.





All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Vogue India

September 2016

Earrings from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery is featured in this issue.



All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Monday, 5 September 2016

New In!

September is here! The holidays are over and everyone is back and raring to go. September is a time to re-evaluate your wardrobe, pack away your summer outfits (boohoo) and curate your Autumn pieces.  We think Vintage Modes is the perfect spot to start your fashion spree and with September's London Fashion Week also on the horizon, you need to be belle of the ball!

If you haven't heard already - we have been running a competition to win a £50 gift voucher to spend at Vintage Modes - today is the last day! All you have to do is sign up to our mailing list here to be in with the chance of winning.

To give you a taster of the luscious items you could buy at Vintage Modes, here's a selection of new in pieces available at the moment...  

Art Deco style diamante necklace, c1970s, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Statement lucite necklace with large patterned cut ball and gold tassel, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Chunky clear lucite cut ring, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Vintage snake bangle, from Unicorn

Art Deco Czech glass necklace, from Unicorn

c1950s embroidery scissors in hand embroidered pouch, from Unicorn


Vintage Green Grape Drop Earrings, from Arabella Bianco





Vintage 9ct Gold Diamond Cut Knot Earrings, from Arabella Bianco

Vintage 1950s Art Deco Style Yellow Plastic Necklace, from Arabella Bianco
Peter Robinson 1970s dress, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes



1920s silk bolero, offered by June Victor at Vintage Modes




All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

A focus on... the 1960s

The 1960s was a colourful and innovative decade. Many different trends emerged during this period, from glamorous to boho, high fashion to ethnic style.

Fashions in the early years of the decade reflected the elegance of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. In addition to the pillbox hat, women wore stiletto heeled shoes and suits with short boxy jackets, as well as over-sized buttons.

A subgroup of 1960s culture were the hippies, who were all about peace, love and freedom. Flowers were synonymous with hippy fashion. A lot of style inspiration was drawn from traditional clothing in Nepal, India, Bali, Morocco and African countries.

The fashion scene was dominated by iconic models such as Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, for their ultra mod and glamorous look. They were the perfect ambassadors of the miniskirt - accredited to '60s designer Mary Quant. Actress and singer, Jane Birkin, was renowned for her signature effortless style which symbolised Sixties boho fashion.

We had a look around Vintage Modes and spotted lots of pieces from this era that are positively groovy!

Feathery white flower brooch, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Metal flower brooch, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Flower power style

French sunglasses, offered by Gillian Horsup

1960s sunglasses advert

Vintage sunglasses, offered by Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

Audrey Hepburn

White straw hat, from June Victor at Vintage Modes

Jane Birkin

1960s Stratton abstract design compact, from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery

The compact - an essential accessory!

1960s compact advert

Velvet robe, from June Victor at Vintage Modes

Jane Birkin 

Vintage gold tone brooch by Boucher, from Arabella Bianco

Vintage gold tone textured flower bracelet, from Arabella Bianco

1960s Gold accessories

1960s Gold accessories


All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Afternoon Tea Week: The Tea Dress

The origins of the Tea Dress are linked to the fashion of Afternoon Tea - a tradition believed to have been started by Anna Maria Stanhope, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in 1841. It began with Stanhope's daily ritual of tea and a light snack to fill the gap between lunch and dinner. She would invite friends to join her, thus creating a new social event that became an important part of British society, still enjoyed today.

When Anna’s habit became public knowledge, the craze of taking Afternoon Tea spread like wildfire throughout the upper classes. Ladies across the land would dress up in their finery and visit each other’s houses to have a gossip over tea. Books at the time contained entire chapters devoted to the proper etiquette of Afternoon Tea. The Tea Dress started life as a garment made solely for informal entertaining within the home - not worn with corsets, they were a form of liberation for the women of the time, showing the beginnings of a slightly more relaxed style of women’s clothing.

Below are a few examples of dresses from June Victor at Vintage Modes that would look splendid at an Afternoon Tea event.

1970s Bellville Sassoon dress

Crepe navy print dress

Peter Robinson 1970s dress

1940s brown polka dot dress

1940s cotton dress



All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Monday, 8 August 2016

Recent Press

DAZED
Summer 2016

A pair of earring from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery is featured in a photshoot.




Red 
September 2016

Brooches from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery are featured in a photoshoot.




All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

DAZED DIGITAL

 Vintage gloves and earring from Gillian Horsup Vintage Jewellery is featured in a photoshoot.



All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

How to Wear...

Jewellery is a very personal thing and can also be a reflection of your style. There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a jangly necklace, or some sparkly earrings. When it comes to vintage costume jewellery some people struggle to coordinate pieces with their outfits. Colourful bakelite beads or 80s chandelier earrings could be just the thing to make an ordinary outfit outstanding.

To illustrate how to best use vintage jewellery to your fashion advantage, we had a look around Arabella Bianco's stand and found similar examples of pieces worn by celebrities. 

Statement jewellery, worn by Chloe Sevigny

1970s gold tone ovalesque necklace by Avon


Flower brooch, worn by Chloe Sevigny

Vintage flower brooch by Joan Rivers with blue and green aurora borealis swarovski crystals


Floral brooch worn by Cate Blanchett


Vintage sterling flower brooch by Bond Boyd


Gold tone necklace, worn by Cate Blanchett

Vintage Trifari necklace

Large geometric earrings, worn by Sienna Miller

Vintage Modernist clip-on earrings by San Francisco jeweller Marjorie Baer


All items posted are for sale. If you have any queries please leave a comment or visit us at Grays in Mayfair, London Alternatively you can call us on 020 7409 0400 or email info@vintagemodes.co.uk

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