Bristol Saint Vintage: 2012

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Cosy Vintage Jumpers and Business Help

 Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to the new year, you can see some of what I got for Christmas below!
Stock seems to be going quicker and quicker recently which is really good - Must obviously be the Christmas rush! I hope this continues in 2013! I'm currently writing my business plan for the Princes Trust and I should be assigned a new mentor in the next few months (This mentor will take me through the next 2 years!) I'm so happy with this service as it's nice to have someone to bounce ideas off of! When your self employed it can get very isolating and confusing! 
Another great resource for self-employed ladies is Female Entrepreneur Association which has great motivational help and a monthly online magazine with many useful tips!

I spent some time today taking a few pictures and playing around with effects - This is the outcome!

Pink Jumper, £8 (On Sale)
2. Green Shirt, £10 
 1990's Holographic Necklace, Coming Soon 

A few of my vintage inspired christmas gifts!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas 2012 Photoshoot

Apologies that the Bristol Saint Vintage blog has been very quiet over the past month! Been busy gathering more stock and getting it all on the online shop, had some very successful markets at the Harbourside Market in Bristol (Our next one is 22nd Dec and the last before Christmas!) and generally getting in the festive mood!
Check out this images from our latest festive shoot!

Head to our online shop Bristol St Vintage to purchase any of these items! 
Don't forget UK Shipping is Free! 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Wearable Early 1960's Styles

With the return of both British show 'The Hour' and the hit American show 'Mad Men', 1960's style is booming. Think 1960's and we think mini skirts, Biba, big twiggy eyes with perfect liquid eyeliner and flower power, but The Hour/Mad Men Style has a more mature and professional feel. As with the 'Wearable 1920's Styles' you might want to incorporate parts of the 1960's themes into your wardrobe without looking too over the top! But I say go for it!

In the late 1950's/early 1960's the full skirt that was made popular by Dior's Corelle range in 1947 was still popular, but the pencil skirt which was also launched at that time began to push ahead and become the most worn skirt in the 1960's (with pumps!). For the profession woman in the early 1960's, Jackie O was a big influence! Jackie Kennedy was known for her pastel suits with large buttons.

Cat Eye Specs

1950's/1960's Cat Eye Specs
ThayerEyewear $89/£57.63

1950s/1960s Cat Eye Glasses

The Pencil Dress/Skirt

1960's Vixen Cut Out Pencil Dress With Matching Coat, $49
Turquiose Heaven
(Link Unknown)

1960's Lemon Pencil Dress
Shanti Vintage, £25

1960's Style 1980's Brown Wool Skirt With Belt
Bristol St Vintage, £12

Cocktail/Evening Dresses

1960's Gold Lame Cocktail Dress
Deomas, Sold

1960's Gold Floral Brocade Gown


Vintage Green and Black Satchel
Free UK Shipping

1960's Mint Green Satchel
Dandelion Day Dreamer , Sold


1960' Red Velvet Pumps
AntyShanty, £25.90

1960's Orange Leather Pumps
VintageTemptress, £15.54

Pill Box Hats

1960's Yellow Felt Pill Box Hat
AllengroveVintage, £16.19

Vintage Pink Pill Box Hat 'Jackie'
Emsdesertrose, £32.38


The Hour
Set In 1956/7
BBC 2 

An Education
Lone Sherfig

Mad Men


The Help
Tate Taylor

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wearable 1920's Styles

This year the trend for 1920's clothing and accessories has inspired designers (Ralph Lauren S/S 2012), high street and fashion magazines all over. With the  release of remake 'The Great Gatsby' now having been moved to May 2013 (I thought it felt like we've been waiting forever!) the trend for 1920's clothing is sure to stay for another few seasons. 
When people think of the 1920's, they instantly think flapper dresses, cropped marcel waved hair and t-bar mary janes. There are however, other nod's to the 1920's that you can incorporate into your wardrobe without looking like your going to a fancy dress party! For example wearing a statement glasses in the day or earrings on your night out, so forget about Prohibition and add a touch of 1920's glamour to your life!


1920's Black Round Glasses
THAYEReyewear, Sold

Alexa Chung

Headpieces and Barettes

Inspiration for a Great Gatsby Wedding
White + White

Inspired by a 1920's Brooch
Antique Crystal Barette

Not for the fainthearted!
Beautiful Beaded Headpiece
Merchant Archive, Sold

(Faux) Fur

Faux Fur Coat Details and 1920's Style Hat
Jade taken from Bristol St Vintage Street Style pages

Faux Fur Trim Tweed Coat


1920's Revival 
1960's Sequin Bag by Bristol St Vintage £8

Pewter Sequin Cowl Back Dress

For if you win the Lottery!
Original 1920's Beaded Dress


Black Velvet Dress

Original 1920's Velvet Dress

Tea Dresses

Original 1920's Tea Dress
Adorevintage £82.02

 Alot of these items are original 1920's vintage but as there was a 1920's revival in the 1950's/1960's you can find elements of 1920's design in reproductions for half the price or less! Although it is tempting to resort to the high street to find what your looking for, remember buying vintage is good for the environment and more often than not, supports independent businesses! 


Bright Young Things
Stephen Fry

Singing In The Rain
Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly

The Artist
Michel Hazanavicius

Some Like It Hot
Billy Wilder

The Great Gatsby
Baz Luhrman