Wednesday, 30 September 2009

sparkly bath...

So I'm back in Bath, ready for my third and final year in this beautiful city. I have been wearing my favourite cardigan, a 'Freemans' sparkly number.Its a knit, decorated on the shoulders with wonderfully trashy sequins and gems. Very Dynasty.
I think is early 90's-late 80's. Its comfortable and slouchy with a touch of sparkle for the early Autumn.

I bought it in Oxfam in Southgate; North London, an excellent place for charity shop finds...(more gems from this area to come) And cost a sweet £4- a worthwhile little donation to a brilliant cause.

donate to Oxfam here

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Shake them Shoulders...

Eighties power shoulders are back, and I couldn't be happier to oblige! Its all about boldness, and this jacket I found earlier this month in the North East of England, namely Bishop Aukland, really hits the trend. Its pretty much unworn, and I'd say it was late 80s-early 90s. PERFECTION!

The shop I found it in is called 'Butterwick Hospice', on Newgate Street. Its a small local cause with lots of good stuff! If you find yourself in the area, I would highly recommend this street for excellent charity shopping.

feast your peepers vintage lovers...

I spotted a really interesting article for those of you who, like me love a vintage find, in the 19-25th September issue of Radio times. Not a publication I am usually an avid follower of, but its all about vintage fashions brought to the antiques roadshow...ooooh...

There's also a cool feature on style queen and fellow blogger Garance Dore, in this weekend's Guardian Weekend magazine. 19.09.09 issue.

They're fun! take a peak!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

festival treat!!

I found this AMAZING jacket in a charity shop in Bethnal Green, I am struggling to acertain what the name or a more helpful location of it though...sorry!

It's vintage 'Dorothy Perkins'. It reads '63% metallic' on the label. which i thinks pretty rad!

anywhoo, I reckon its late 70's, and is so in line with Balamain's AW/09 dresses that I thought the £4 asking price was worth it!

The ribbon detail on the back is lovely...(above) & Balmain's beautiful off the shoulder delight... really harks back to my charity shop find!

The dress I have pictured the jacket with is from Primark, a few seasons ago. I love the brashness of the colour contrast. When I wore the combo at 'Bestival' at the Isle of Wight this weekend, I could not help but get up to neon mischief! good stuff.
This shirt and belt combo is one of the first really good things I found in a charity shop in Bath. It's really thin cotton, and I love the big bold print. It works really well over the top of a form fitting dress or on it's own as it's pictured here.
The make is 'gaston jaunet' and I would guess it dates around mid 80's.

skirt from H&M AW/o9

floral fabulous... at £2, shirt and belt.

This shirt is from the same charity shop as the above in Bath (details below).
It is 'St Micheal'- the old name for marks and Spencer clothing. I jump on anything of this label in charity shops. The clothes are usually very well made; therefore will have lasted well, and often have really fun and lurid prints, none more so than this insane satin shirt! The pattern includes tartan, filigree print and grecian patterns. Its also got fabulous little gold buttons.

wonderful for £1!

Both bought from 'Bath Women's Aid' -14A Chatham Row, Walcot, Bath. One of the most untouched charity shops in Bath, with proceeds to such an important cause.

Charity Shop Peacock...

My name's Alice. Welcome to charity shop peacock; a place where I'm going to share with you some of my favourite finds from charity shops across England. I am an illustrator (have a butchers!) but sourcing unique fashion is something I've always loved.

I look for colour, fantasy, texture, originality, adventure. Karen O (below) influences me both musically and aesthically. Christian Joy; who designs all of her costumes is a genius.
Charity shopping is my favourite kind of shopping, you really have to be a magpie, and sift through to find the gems! plus, you're giving something back to really worthwhile causes. sweet!

I'm looking for loud, bright and fun, and lots more on the way! yay!

alice x