Back To Uni

Today I went back to school, well Uni at least to give a careers speech to 2nd year students on my career to date! Quite a bizarre experience thinking back on what I have achieved since i left uni, 7 years ago! I was also quite sad when i realised it had been that long. It’s funny when you actually look back on where you started and it makes you realise how much you have achieved. It is both humbling and motivating to keep on working, tirelessly, to achieve all my dreams.

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I was the 3rd and final speaker today and after I sped read, I was quite nervous at the thought of speaking to 140 students and was slightly relieved when they all didn’t turn up. I showed them examples of my styling work and vintage boutique website there was a chance to ask us all some questions.

“When I graduated I felt lost and frustrated all at the same time”

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It was an honour to be asked to take part in today’s event and it made me think about how much I would have enjoyed this session when I was at uni. When I graduated I felt lost and frustrated all at the same time. I knew I wanted to be a stylist, that I would relocate anywhere for the right job & that I would try my hardest but the biggest hurdle I faced was where to start! Naturally I decided to go travelling, why not hey I was young, free and loved travelling. After a year on the road my career really began.

“signed as a stylist and had my first PAID job”

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Why? The Gold Label Has Launched!!

DVF Silk Wrap Dress, Ada's Attic Vintage Gold Label

DVF Silk Wrap Dress

The wait is over and the launch was a success! (phew) The newly launched Gold Label on Ada’s Attic Vintage on the 25/09/15 went swimmingly with only a minor hiccup! Not properly tagging the items show they didn’t show up in the Gold Label collection was not my finest hour!

I don’t want to just say “yey its launched its the best blah blah blah”, lets face it we get told everything is the best all day long and I close my ears and don’t listen. I wanted to tell you WHY.

Someone asked me the other day, “Why do you sell Vintage clothes? Why do you wear vintage clothes when you can just buy of the high street? Why do decorate & fill your house with vintage furniture, bedding & Nik Naks? And why do you call it vintage when it isn’t it just second hand?

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60s Boho Midi Dress

For a minute or two I was silent, Why I thought Why? And then it dawned on me, I wear vintage clothes because I love the quality, uniqueness and history of each piece. I feel excited to wear a dress, jacket, top (you name it) that has had a history, had a life and is still looking in great. I love fashion, always have and always will and I’m intrigued how technology has changed not just the way we dress but how we see fashion now and how its made. I love how decades can be defined by styles and how they relate to what people were thinking, feeling, wanting to express and share with the world. Why they choose to show their beliefs through how they dressed. How even though I wasn’t there I can feel like I was though the clothing, furniture, nic-naks etc. How vintage clothing is a part of OUR history, Our parents, grandparents, great grandparents lives and how it has shaped our lives. That’s Why. Continue reading

Ada’s Attic Gold Label Launch Date & Time! Exclusive

On the 25th September 2015 @ 9pm Ada’s Attic Vintage are launching their amazing Gold Collection, it really is worth staying in for! With the promise of the best luxury fabrics, from silk to cashmere to virgin wool, and the use of old techniques, which have become to expensive for high street & catwalk fashion, such as hand embroidery and beading, and is now only really seen on Couture fashion! We are really in for a treat.

Ada's Attic Gold Label Launching 25/09/2015

Ada’s Attic Gold Label

The collection is edited to included pieces for all occasions but with the festive season knocking on the door, there are sure to be some stand out party pieces and presents for your nearest and dearest.

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This isn’t just any old vintage collection and the motto is “quality over quantity” where only the best designed, high quality items will make the cut you will forget your shopping vintage and feel like you have your own personal stylist and high-end boutique to yourself.

To see a preview of the collection sign up to their mailing list here

Escapism

Each Sunday we will share with you a photo that we have taken from our travels to far flung places around the world. They can be anything from a nice “scene”, as our mums would say, to a good slap up meal. We will include our memories for you all to enjoy, in the hope to calm, and maybe even inspire you, before Monday morning comes knocking on your door. If you have any you would like to share, either tweet us @fashionmould or email fashionmould@gmail.com.

The Amazon
 Ariel view of the Peruvian Amazon….. no words needed!

Cole Hann + Nike =

Beautifully designed formal and casual mens footwear combined with the technology you would expect to find in Nike’s latest trainers. Cole Hann, an 80 year company, and now a subsidery of Nike, has been one of the few footwear companys to consistently offer trendy and classic looks at good price points.
 The formal slip on, newest of their designs, comes complete with a rubber injected sole which makes it very comfortable for you guys to wear.

Ooooo Menswear

A beautiful new collection by Margiela for A/W 2012, I know we haven’t even had summer yet, but darling thats soooo last season (say in fashion voice). The collection includes 3 piece suit, coats, footwear and jewellery and there is nothing basic about design here, with classic colours and timeless shapes. I almost wish I was a man to be able to wear it myself!

 All pictures from models.com

Final edition!

So today is the launch of the final H&M & Versarce collaboration. We are presented with vivid colours, fruit prints & pastel shades which creates a fun, fresh, feel, just what everyone wants from a cruise collection. This time the collection is only available online in UK, Holland & Spain so the US you will have to sit this one out, Anyway enough jibber jabber on with the pictures!

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A new image from a new shoot! Sportswear goes formal.
We have mixed the classic Addidas 3 stripe tracksuit with men’s shirts, cropped jackets, and other suiting separates. 

Model: Kate Barnaby
Hair: Jane Zahreddine
MAU: Hayley Watkins
Photography: Nofa Zahreddine
Styling: Rachael Sadler

All wrapped up!

As a final fair well to Christmas 2011 we have collected together some fine art images by Christ and Jeanne-Claude who “Wrap up” objects, and were not talking about a book. This is “wrapping gone supersized!
Wrapped Trees, Riehen, Switzerland 1997- 1998
Amsterdam
German Reichstag in Berlin.
The Pont Neuf Bridge, Paris 1985.