Check out the website launch for Lily Allen’s new vintage shop, Lucy in Disguise. The shop is set to open September 18th in Covent Garden, London and will not only carry gorgeous, hand-selected vintage pieces by the songster herself, but also will have a full beauty bar downstairs. Count me in for the store opening. Until then you can visit the Lucy in Disguise pop-up shop found in Selfridges.
Today I ventured out to the Sunday UpMarket in the East side of town to find some vintage pieces to begin my shop. Though it was packed with tourists, the market had great prices on vintage clothing, antiques, and local foods. Somehow I managed to breeze through all the crowds to find a few vintage dresses, shoes, and accessories, all in great condition. Of all the markets i’ve visited in the city so far, I found the UpMarket to be the most affordable and the “bang for your buck.”
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The course highlights key moments in the story of fashion and the evolving silhouette from the 19th century corseted hourglass figure and the birth of haute couture. Travelling into the 20th century, you will examine the modernist look of the flapper, thirties Hollywood inspired bias cut glamour, the austere years of forties fashion with rationing and ‘make do and mend’, the romance of Dior’s New Look after the war through to the explosion of youth culture and legacy of street style.