Editorial entitled “Why Miss Jones!” shot by John Akehurst for Harper’s Bazaar UK, September 2011.
Last time I was in London, I picked up a couple of Stop Staring dresses, a skirt and some dance shoes from Revival. Here’s a selection:
Check them out: www.revival-retro.com
This service sounds fantastic! Read below to see what they offer. If you’d like to know more, click here.
Welcome to the Vintage Patisserie, a place where we turn your party dreams into reality. Whether it’s tea for a few or a few hundred you need, our 1920s maids are on hand, with a fabulous array of treats served on vintage china. No time for boredom, our gorgeous activities will leave your guests squealing with joy. You can even take a bit of the glamour home with you with our online boutique.
Shall we begin?
TEA PARTY PACKAGES
Beautifully bespoke, our Tea Parties are uniquely tailored to suit your requirements. Small gatherings start from ten people, but there’s no limit to how many can join in the fun.
Host at home, at work or in one of our decadent London venues. We don’t mind traveling further afield either, so the Vintage Patisserie can be captured all around the UK.
STARTER PACKAGE (£35 PER HEAD)
Our 3 hour package includes:
1) A sit-down delicious High Tea menu, served by our 1920s maids on the finest vintage china. Our sweet and savoury food menu changes weekly but will be tailored to your desires.
2) Teas hand-picked by respected TeaSmith founder John Kennedy. From sophisticated classics to contemporary mixes, if it’s tea – John knows about it.
3) A 1920s dress up trunk, so everyone can try a bit of vintage sophistication. Add some choice accessories – feathers, pearls, diamante and fascinators all round!
4) A soundtrack of authentic 1920s tunes to ease digestion, and maybe even inspire a touch of dancing.
ADD ON WORKSHOPS
Head over to our Partners page to see the lovely people who have been personally selected to bring their expertise to your afternoon. Whether Charleston or Burlesque lessons, 1920s makeovers, hands-on DJ masterclasses, or lingerie salons, each Partner represents the best in their industry.
Here’s another snippet about how delightful VP is.
Angel Adoree of the Vintage Patisserie, has also put together a DIY picnic basket for under £10 that can serve four.
“The basket is all about stepping back in time with a contemporary twist,” explains Adoree. “My generation have forgotten the art of the simple life. Baking something from scratch is easy, healthy and so rewarding, not to mention cheap. This is why I’ve added a few classic items to the picnic that are easy to make and visually look exciting.”
The basket features homemade sweet and savoury scones, savoury cupcakes, clotted cream and strawberry preserve, red pesto and cold green jasmine tea with berries: simply make one cup of jasmine tea with a large tablespoon of leaves, add sugar to taste and then add to a large bottle of filtered water then place in the fridge or freezer until required. Pour and add the berries for extra sweetness. “Picnics can be cheap – it’s just a matter of planning,” says Adoree.
I’ve slowly been amassing a collection of websites where one can buy vintage reproductions and recently four stores have caught my eye. The first is Freddies of Pinewood, which is based in the UK and will ship to the US. Their jeans are made from modern washable denim, without stretch. “You can wear them day in and day out without worrying that you will ruin them!”
Model/photographer – Jenny Brophy
A great reproduction of the original 1940’s and 1950’s denim jeans for ladies, for £35
Versatile 1940’s style dungarees made from denim with no stretch. They have a wide leg, huge pockets on the front, a cute hanky pocket and patch pockets on the back. The straps cross at the back and fasten with two buttons. You will probably have to re-sew the strap buttons to fit your size. They have a 34″ inside leg. Available in blue, black and grey denim. £40
RetroSpec’d offers reproduction clothing from the 1940s and 1950s for girls and guys. Just look at these jeans!!
Wide legged and high waisted they’re an extremely flattering cut and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Pictured opposite is the lovely Anna Fur Laxis in the denim style. As you can see they’re super versatile and work as well with halter tops as with blouses.
and last, but certainly not least….
These classic jeans are simply amazing. Handtailored to the guidelines of 1940s fashion! The original patterns dates from the first half of the 1940. These are the pants that the American working women wore during WWII. These women looked great and so will you!
- -Heavy weight denim fabric.
- -Metal side zipper.
- -High waisted.
- -Top stitched pockets and waist band.
- -Great fit.
- -Two lengths available: inside leg 86 cm (34″) and 91 cm (36″).
Claudia Schiffer has scarlet lips, flowing Veronica Lake waves and a retro wardrobe in this month’s UK Harper’s Bazaar, which pits her as a vintage heroine against pulp fiction worthy ghosts and ghouls, in a feature titled Mystery in the Moonlight. Art directed by the Chapman Brothers, photographed by Michelangelo di Battista and illustrated by Jon Rogers.