This morning I came across a photo of some kids from the 1970′s which I promptly shared on my facebook page. I’m a child of the 70′s and this photo brought back lots of memories of hairstyles, flairs, big cuffs and all that was so distinctive about the style of that decade. I can still picture my mother wearing the flair-iest jeans I’ve ever seen paired with a heavily patterned floral shirt! It’s such fun browsing images of that time and marveling at the styles with equal amounts of humour and appreciation. All these thoughts and memories reminded me of Petite Vintage Boutique which has one of the best selections of vintage clothes for kids that I’ve ever seen. The clothes here aren’t re-creations but are actual clothes from the 60′s and 70′s that have been used. Dominique, the owner hunts down the best pieces always keeping quality in mind, so most of her pieces are in tip-top condition. As they’re all original pieces, they are truly one of a kind so when they’re gone, they’re gone. While I wouldn’t dress Anya in vintage on a daily basis, I’d love to add a few pieces like these to her wardrobe. What fun!
The beautiful Nixie Clothing came to my attention last year and I’ve been meaning to share it ever since then. Nixie Clothing is a London based clothing brand for girls that uses only vintage and sustainable fabrics in the creation of their clothes. The materials are sourced locally and all the clothes are made in London. Nixie Clothing says their aim ‘is to respect and protect the environment, to be sustainable… to reduce re-use and recyle in all aspects of their business’.
The clothes are quirky and very unique. In the Spring /Summer 2012 collection you’ll find lots of dresses, tops and shorts made out of gorgeous vintage silk scarves and coats made from vintage cotton. Most of the pieces are one-off’s making them even more special. I love the cuts and designs on offer that combine vintage styles with modern twists and also combine contrasting prints and fabrics. Nixie clothing is definitely a one of a kind brand and everything about their creations is beautiful and original.