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July 2013

Travel

Garments Vintage Berlin

July 29, 2013
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I discovered Garments Vintage in Berlin thanks to a vintage boutique guide created by Jessica Stein from Tuula, and if a blogger of that calibre makes mention of a boutique without being endorsed by it, you know it has to be good! And so Garments Vintage did not disappoint at all, tucked away on Stargarder Straße 12 amongst bustling little cafes and independent stores this secondhand designer and vintage store is another beautifully merchandised and edited one I can add to…

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Dessi Vintage Florence

July 25, 2013
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I discovered Desii Vintage whilst walking down Florence’s cobbled streets, the black and white Céline luggage tote – that I am still lusting for even though some might think it’s so passé – in the window was what initially caught my eye and so I went in to explore what other incredible troves I could find. Desii specialises in second hand and vintage designer pieces, their collection is truly bountiful, diverse and in pristine condition. I marvelled at their Céline Trapeze, vintage Hermes Kelly, crystal encrusted Prada shoes,…

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Boutique Nadine Florence

July 20, 2013
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Boutique Nadine in Florence, is simply me in a store. Not only do we share a name, but Boutique Nadine is a little gem that specialises in carefully selected vintage pieces as well as supporting and housing designs and jewellery from local emerging designers – two of my great loves. With two locations; one at Lungarno Acciaiuoli 22r which focuses more on clothing and accessories, and runs along the gorgeous Arnaud River (which is where I took these photographs) and another on Via…

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Events

‘Sleeping Beauties’ by Pippa McManus

July 18, 2013
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Pippa McManus did it again, not only did she create another set of 10 dreamy dames, she also managed to create the perfect atmosphere to exhibit her Sleeping Beauties. Dim lighting and flickering candles created the cosy, sleepy boudoir feel as though an entrance before the voyeurism of her mesmerising paintings. Subtle beats, chilled drinks and candy jars enhanced the dreamy allure so beautifully depicted in McManus’ paintings. Sleeping Beauties is McManus’ final exhibition at 140 William which has been her…

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