Thursday, 20 September 2012

Vintage Treasures with Asos Market Place

Ladies, if you've been following Rachel The Hat for wee while, you will know my love for Vintage and Retro. My favourite era has always been the 1960s. I fear i was born too late.

It’s thanks to the sixties icons such as Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy that the catwalks for this autumn/winter are being filled with 1960's vintage inspired clothes.
From short skirts to pant suits and tailored uniforms to tweed. Of course the shift dress is making appearances all over the place with geometric and floral prints to the Breakfast at Tiffany’s little black dress. 
Twiggy appeared on the scene at just 15 years old and bought the coal eyeliner and long eyelashes look with her. She is most well known for her extreme mod look which includes the sleeveless shift dress with collars and neck ties, military style suits and dresses as well as the male tuxedo for women. 
Picture submitted by circusbambam99 on fanpop


Audrey Hepburn’s role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s made her a sixties style icon. The high fashion clothes and sophisticated style of her character is the look people relate to when thinking of the actress. It is said that the little black dress in the film is that most famous and iconic dress of the twentieth century. 
photo by Heather Feemster


The Chanel suit was a staple item in every high fashion women’s wardrobe, but it was Jacqueline Kennedy that bought colour to it. The pink double breasted Chanel suit became the most iconic item of the 1960’s and an emblem for her husband’s assassination.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Wearing a Pink Chanel Suit - U.S.Government 1963

 Its thanks to wonderful sites like Asos Market Place , that these styles live on and people like you and I can still buy these one of a kind historical pieces. 
When i buy a vintage piece, i just love dreaming up the history of where it has been, who wore it and wonder what it saw. If only dresses could talk! Just imagine the wonderful stories...

Here's a few of my finds that i would love to add to my collection:







                                                  
I could literally be here all day showing you my Favourites. There are hundreds of beautiful pieces, dresses, classic vintage bags, blouses. Its a whole emporium of vintage goodness.
Where do you buy your vintage? I have to say i was surprised at how well priced many of the items are, which makes adding to my vintage collecting even easier (just don't tell my Husband ;-)...!)

So my Dears, that wraps up my 60's love, from me to you. 
Do you have a favourite era? 
xxx




Ps: I was compensated for writing this, but you know me, i LOVE vintage and am on board with any one else who digs it too!Now lets all sit and chat about the good old days, yes?
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29 comments

  1. I'm a big fan of 50s shapes but find them hard to wear in the work place etc I'm lving a very 90s feel at the moment wearing my Dr Martens, studs and checked shirts x

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    1. I've notices the 90's grunge look coming through a lot on british bloggers. I love it! i was a 90's teen so remember it like it was yday! ive been craving a pair of dr.martens for about 2 years. must invest asap! xx

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  2. Gorgeous post! It's way to hard for me to choose a favorite decade, but style-wise, the 60s were incredible!

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    1. Thank you!! And totally agree, 60's have my heart!xx but i do like to dabble with the 70's too!

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  3. The 1950s is definitely my favourite era clothes-wise and that's when most of my wardrobe dates from, but I do love the sixties and seventies too. I'm currently trying to put a few more sixties shift dresses in my wardrobe (especially wool ones for the winter), but I'm struggling to find ones that fit at the moment.

    Nikki x

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    1. i have a love for the 50's especially if im dressing up for an occasion. You are so lucky to have a wardrobe full of beauties from that era. 60's shift dresses, i find, are quite practical! and like you said, great for winter!xx

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  4. Lovely post, you know that I love this ear and style too :)

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    1. Thank you lovely!! I agree totally sixties rule!!xx

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  5. I love the 40's look, but not very practical today! Love the Audrey Hepburn look too, you can't go wrong with pearls and a LBD.

    Have a great evening hun :)

    Stel xx

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    1. 40's SOOO fun! i've just been looking through a bunch of 40's images. so ladylike. can you imagine us prancing around with our kids in tow?! lol xxx

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  6. I agree, sixties are the best and I adore Twiggy! ASOS is also the bees knees. Hx

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    1. Twiggy is a legend isnt she!! sixties rule! So does Asos,my poor bank lol! xx

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  7. The checked one is lovely!!!!

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    1. Kezzie, i agree! i think my wardrobe needs it ! heehee!xx

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  8. I LOVE those era's too, but my fave has got to be the 80's!
    XOXO
    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:
    http://psbananas.com

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    1. im an 80's child and remember it like it was yesterday lol! i wish i was a 60's kid... that would have been awesome! xx

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  9. i love the 60's too! so ladylike and feminine :)

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    1. You're so right, ladylike chic, 60's were sooo good!!xx

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  10. I love love love the 50's and 60's so much! I've been listening to doo-wop since I was knee high to a duck, so I was brought up really appreciating the culture (the cars, the clothes, the music, the movies, etc.). I've shopped many a times at ASOS but never been to this marketplace. Thanks for the tip! When I get some money in my pockets, I'll definitely be checking them out more. Right now, it'd just break my heart if I saw something I wanted incredibly bad and couldn't have. haha

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    1. Roni, i love that sayin... knee high to a duck! haha it cracks me up, so sweet! I have to say asos marketplace is amazing to buy vintage. the prices are mostly excellent too!xx

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  11. I adore the 60s too! I always say that if I can go back to one era, it would be the 60s. London and Paris would be my cities...love 60s glamour, British art and music and 60s Parisian film stars!

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  12. Eeeee love this! I've never tried ASOS marketplace but I will now! I particularly love the checked and polka dot dresses, so beautiful! We really should be wardrobe buddies =D
    xx

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  13. haha i could sit here all the day and see your picks! i think we have very similar styles, i love anything 60s and mod too. those shapes and patterns!

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