Steelground: the ultimate alternative footwear

Steelground: the ultimate alternative footwear

  Two months ago I was introduced to a new footwear brand Steelground at the London Edge show. I was rather impressed by their selection which ranged from Gothic, Punk, Steampunk, Rockabilly, Pin Up, Beatnik, to Mod and Metal fashion styles. It was obvious the brand focused on the alternative fashion styles. If you’re looking for the wide selection of creepers, brogue shoes, gothic pikes, combat boots, gothic platforms, pointed toe mod shoes or rockabilly…

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London Edge 27th -28th January 2019, London, UK – review

London Edge 27th -28th January 2019, London, UK – review

  On Sunday 27th January, we visited the London Edge fashion trade fair for the first time. I was joined by my friends Julia from The Gothic Shop, and London promoter and colleague Victoria Fenbane. It was a great opportunity to check the latest trends in alternative fashion and discover some new brands. The venue for the event was rather impressive; besides numerous merch stands there was a small restaurant with delicious food and a…

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Dieselpunk with Necessary Evil

Dieselpunk with Necessary Evil

  Do you believe in love at first sight? I know I do! In fact, it happened when I discovered Necessary Evil! As I make it my policy to bring you the best of what I truly like myself, and the new collection from Necessary Evil is everything I love. Faux leather? Check! Mesh? Check! Design to die for? Double check! I contacted them and inquired if they would be interested in doing a photo…

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Lady A Broad

Lady A Broad

It seems that brooches are making a big comeback, at least in the vintage world. What was once reserved for your mother and prim and proper ladies has been transformed elevated and recreated by talented hands. Hailing from the Yarra Valley in Australia, they create beautiful handcrafted brooches inspired by the the 40’s and the 50’s with a wonderful twist. It is this twist that first drew me to them. They play with the classic…

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Norma Jean Vintage LLC

Norma Jean Vintage LLC

We are continuing our exploration of the best and coolest Etsy has to offer with the fairly new and absolutely lovely shop called Norma Jean Vintage LLC. So far we mostly reviewed European brands and shops, so it is a real pleasure to be able to present to you an American brand for a change. Especially when it’s a vintage repro brand, which arealways near and dear to my heart.   Their name is, as…

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Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

Mrs. V. discovers Dolly and Dotty

There are some things which are near and dear to my heart, like vintage, reproduction vintage and pretty pretty dresses. There are some things which are even dearer to my heart, and those are brands and shops who really believe in what they do, and to whom their work is a thing of love. It is always my great joy and privilege to find and discover new shops and brands, and get to peek behind…

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Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

Mrs V has a crush on Callous Crow

I can’t believe it took me this long to discover Etsy. Seriously. I mean, I was aware of it, I would sometimes poke around it a bit, but I never really dedicated my time to it as much as I should have, it turns out. Because boy, was I missing out! One of the stores that I almost missed (and am SO incredibly glad I didn’t) is Callous Crow. Now, what do you need to…

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Ticci Rockabilly

Ticci Rockabilly

  One of the largest sources of unique clothing, and at the same time one of the simplest platforms for small brands to sell on is etsy. Sometimes it can be difficult to find that right gem in a sea of vintage, upcycled and not at all handmade or unique items.  One brand, however, that seems to sail these choppy waters without a single hitch is Ticci Rockabilly. This quirky and unique retro brand was…

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Cherise Design

Cherise Design

It isn’t often that we have a chance to present you with something as special and unique as a bespoke seamstress. Back in 2007, Leea started Cherise Design from her living room, while still studying clothing design. She now has an atelier near the centre of Tampere in Finland. She is a true lover of vintage styles and designs, and spends her time creating beautiful vintage reproduction pieces using original vintage patterns modified slightly to…

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