New Stock Drop & London Fashion Week!

Vintage 80s Pink Jumpsuit & 60s Oversized Wool Coat, LFW look

With London Fashion Week just around the corner there is no better time to restock your wardrobe for autumn, and getting street style photo ready!

Vintage Denim, Midi Skirt & 50s Midi Dress


Tartan Skirts, Leather & Denim, LFW

With a new stock drop to make you drool, but at least your eyes will be happy, VERY happy! With everything from 80s pink jumpsuits, real glamorous 60s maxi dresses, luxurious winter coats and statement jackets, stick with us and you will never have been so well dressed!

To get fashion week ready visit http://www.adasatticvintage.co.uk now and recieve free shipping on all orders over £150! Enter FreeShip

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Leather, Leather & More Leather For Autumn 2015

Autumn Winter 2015 Leather Trends, Left to Right, Christopher Kane, Acne Studios, Sacai


Forget diamonds Leather is a girl’s best friend for Autumn Winter 2015. If you thought you had seen, and possible even bought, every variation in colour & style then think again. This season sees leather goes from one extreme to the other, think supersized oversized biker jackets to sleeveless fitted jackets. 

Vintage Leather Waistcoat, Teal Suede Bomber Jacket, 80s Oversized Black Leather Jacket- All http://www.adasatticvintage.co.uk


Patchwork black tough girl biker jackets to sugar coated pastel shades and almost everything in between. The rule on Leather for A/W 2015? The more the better!


www.adasatticvintage.co.uk Launch

Ada’s Attic Vintage, is launching their very own brand shiny, sparkly new website on the #27thSeptember2014 at 7am GMT!


Why is this vintage boutique any different? Well first of all its mine 😉 and I have loved and worn vintage fashion before it even became main stream. I had a vision of being able to offer high quality, individual and wonderfully designed and made clothing to everyone. Fashion over the years has become diluted I feel and with awful humanitarian crimes so people can dress is low quality fast fashion, which they wear once or twice, is everything I hate about how the fashion industry has changed over the years.
Vintage fashion give Everyone the opportunity to dress is beautifully made high quality clothes, at prices that are normal cheaper than the high street. I key point and belief of mine and something I promise to commit too in my boutique.

Ada’s Attic Vintage will always;
Keep prices lower than high street equivalents.
Hand Pick all stock
Be the Vintage life style brand to go to, catering for Men, Women, Children & Home.
Continue to wear and enjoy the beauty of vintage. 
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V Is Also For Vintage… Of Course

Vintage Boho Style 70’s

Now if you know me, or have read this blog for a little while, you know that I am a massive Vintage fan. I also have my own vintage boutique, Called Ada’s Attic.

Why do I love Vintage so much? Well I just hate it when someone is wearing the same as me, it doesn’t even have to be at a special event, just everyday life is enough to dampen my mood.

Prom Style For 2014
Its not just knowing that I will never have the same dress, jacket, top on as anyone else that makes me love vintage. It is also the quality of fabrics and construction of vintage clothing, that after at least 20 years! Of wear and tear are still looking fab. Cheap fast fashion high street clothes pail in insignificance next to beautiful silk beaded dress, pure new wool blazer and perfectly fitted pastel shade Co-Ord suits.

I also like to think about the history that the vintage pieces I wear have, what have they seen, done and been a part of before I wore them? It is also a great way to see how fashion is constantly changing in front of our eyes. For example care were not in clothes until the 1970’s with similar ones to what we are use to now not fully introduced until the late 80s. Sizing of vintage clothing is also smaller to our current sizes, an interesting look on how generations do get taller and generally bigger. Manufacturing of clothing has also changed a lot, with only a quarter of all clothing available to buy in the UK made here in the UK, the garment industry has almost been lost. Now there are signs of a reversal where rich Asians are wanting to buy high price piece that are “Made in Britain”, as they are seen as higher quality better made products. While the demand for fast, cheap fashion here continues.

Perfect Tailoring


Vintage fashion is not only, well made using high quality and high cost fabrics, but it is usually often cheaper to its modern day counterparts. Try finding a pure silk, fully beaded flapper style dress on the high street for less that £100? It is also a great way to express you individuality, own sense of personal style (to your home too), whilst resting easy knowing that there isn’t anybody else wearing what you have on.


  

Get your 80’s print on!

 
 If your desperately searching for you last minute gift, and like us leave the hardest person on you list to buy for to the end, then we have so fashion inspiration for you. The 80’s have seen the biggest fashion resurrection since well the 80’s so if you have a fashion forward/loving/die hard friend or family member then you can’t go wrong with vintage 80’s.
https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jackets/vintage-mens-multi-coloured-geometric-print-80s-jacket/1458678
 
Bold navy & white check double breasted jacket has 80’s written all over it. This jacket is a key trend for spring 2014 and a trend that will be around all year long. Show of your fashion know how with this 80’s stunner.
https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jackets/vintage-navy–white-check-doule-breasted-80s-blazer/1465232
 
 This black velvet baroque fitted jacket, by Jacques Vert, is the perfect answer to the 80’s trend! Velvet- check, shoulder pads- check, bold multi-coloured print- CHECK. This jacket is just stunning it is perfect for day and night, a jacket that the wearer will be asked many a time “Ooo I love your jacket, where is it from?”


Summer Sale… Last Day 70% Off!!

Ada’s Attic Vintage Boutique- Dip Dye Shirt Dress
Just a quick post today letting you all know that it is the last day of our summer sale on Asos Marketplace, we have reduced our prices by up to 70%! So don’t miss out on a bargain, check out what we have to offer now. But remember it pays to like our facebook page to as we offer regular promotions and discounts to our fans =D.
 

Festival Fashion How To

Festival Fashion Ada’s Attic Lookbook
Festivals aren’t just about the music anymore they are also a fashion show. Where everyone tries to show how cool, laid back and fashionable (without trying) they are. The key to getting the enviable festival fashion look is to not try too hard. At the end of the day you will be sleeping and getting ready in a tent unless your glamping and missing out on the fun. When I think festival I think fun, hippy and just chilling out! So I pack, denim shorts, oversized knits, mini dresses, trainers and funny T-Shirt, things that look good creased and aren’t to fancy. What ever look you decide to rock make sure you have as much fun as possible! You only live once!! =D


Festival Fashion Ada’s Attic Lookbook

Quality Fashion At Affordable Prices

Ask anyone who knows me I love a bargain, I love saving my money and spending it on items that aren’t always the cheapest but something that uses quality materials and skilled workmanship. When I do find something that catches my eye I justify it like this…

On average I say I am going to wear something 52 times a year, or once a week, so I divide the cost by 52 to get the price per wear,
So for example……
This amazing White Faux Fur Coat which you will love wearing at winter for years and years is £125 divided by 52 is £2.40 Per Wear.. Bargain!
This classic black Leather mid length jacket is a wardrobe staple and at £39.99 is great value but divided by 52 is 76p!!!!! Per Wear
This eye catching vintage designer lace dress, which wouldn’t look out of place at Claridges, is just beautiful and priced at £79.99 divided by 52 is £1.53!!
https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/dresses/1980s-full-length-metallic-gold–black-lace-baroque-dress/636924
 I think you get the jist of the idea =D what else will you use this handy tip on?
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The New Skirt Silhouette

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/skirts/vintage-print-plaid-knee-length-pencil-skirt-two-piece

 
When you are out buying your new key wardrobe pieces make sure you get yourself a Pencil skirt, yep the classic shape is back with vengeance. Go for figure hugging shapes to the knee or looser floor length styles with a side split. Colour wise go bold, black, white or red if you’re staying away from patterns or subtle colours if you want to add a geometric print, also key for this season, go for subtle colours such as beige or pastel pinks.
 


Brassai 1930’s Photographer

I love the 1930’s photographer Brassai. He was completely disinterested in photography, if not scornful of it, until he saw the work being done by his acquaintance Andre Kertesz, which inspired him to take up the medium himself.
In the early thirties he set about photographing the night of Paris, especially at its more colorful and more disreputable levels. The results this project, a fascinatingly tawdry collection of prostitutes, pimps, madams, transvestites, apaches, and assorted cold-eyed pleasure-seekers, was published in 1933 as Paris de Nuit, one of the most remarkable of all photographic books.
Making photographs in the dark bistros and darker streets presented a difficult technical problem. BRASSAI”s solution was direct, primitive, and perfect. He focused his small plate camera on a tripod, opened the shutter when ready, and fired a flashbulb. If the quality of his light did not match that of the places where he worked, it was, for BRASSAI, better: straighter, more merciless, more descriptive of fact, and more in keeping with BRASSAI’s own vision, which was as straightforward as a hammer. He just didn’t focus on the underworld be also took photos of “normal” people out and about town, almost as a 1930’s version of a fashion blogger?

What I find intriguing and interesting about Brassai’s photos are that they tell part of a story about the people in them, whilst still leaving room for your imagination to build and create the rest of the story. Brassia’s work has not gone unnoticed by some of the most influential people in fashion with John Galliano and Grace Coddington both being inspired by him work.
So what do you think about his style of photography?