Wednesday, 29 April 2015

S/S15 Lookbook The Movie!

If you've not had chance to catch a peek at our latest lookbook yet fear not as we present to you S/S15 The Movie! Check out our video of the day including behind the scenes action and unseen footage of the shoot.
Like what you see? SHOP the lookbook is coming exclusively to our ASOS Marketplace boutique this week so stay informed!

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Crushin' On: Carey Mulligan

When this shoot & interview was released a few days back by Wall Street Journal we immediately fell in love with Carey Mulligan all over again. Ever since we saw Gatsby we've been infatuated with Mulligan, shes so glam yet unpretentious. Still a little jealous shes Mrs Mumford (obvs) but is there a style she can't pull off? The 70's and achieving the perfect bohemian chic is a HUGGGE trend for this summer and if these photo's aren't inspiration for that then I guess we need to just get on our pushbikes and peddle forward to the 80's. Want to get the look? We've rounded up our best dupes (in fact...let's say our best originals... as these bad boys are the dupes...right?) of Carey's style so we can look chic all summer long ... now to figure our how to style our bangs....danngg!

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Carey's Jacket: JW Anderson $3230
The Vintage Scene Jacket: £28

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Carey's Jacket: Valentino $10,500
Carey's Blouse: Valentino $1750
The Vintage Scene Jacket: £24.50

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Carey's 70's Print Dress: Gucci $3700
The Vintage Scene 70's Print Dress: £16.50

Friday, 24 April 2015

S/S 15 Lookbook

Our Spring/Summer lookbook is finally here! We decided to go down to the hot hot (not so hot) beach for the shoot and have a fun day out at the amusements. In the past we've mainly stuck with imagery but have a super rad the video of the shoot which will be released this weekend!

'Shop The Look' of the shoot will be available on our boutique next week so keep those peepers peeled to get your hands on these outfits including that super sick Fred Perry Skirt and Reebok Pump Shell. In the meantime lets take 15% off our ASOS Marketplace boutique all weekend so you lot can get your vintage fix sooner! Just use code 'weekend' at the checkout ;-)

Happy Weekend, Lets hope it's a SUNNY one!

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asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015
asos marketplace, lookbook, the vintage scene, summer 2015

Photography: Dan Baker
Videography: Lee Hoggard & Lois Hanney
Stylist: Shannon Carberry
Clothes: The Vintage Scene
Models: Abby Rennison & Daniel Hardman

Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter Sale!

The Bunny is on his way...well, maybe not but we do have some pretty hot garms in the sale over this weekend, see our hot picks below and stay totally babealicous! We're also gonna knock off ANOTHER 20% from ALL items in the boutique as a special treat for all you blog readers and fashionista's out there. Now don't say we don't ever treat ya! USE CODE: EASTER and SHOP ALL SALE HERE!

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Tuesday, 24 March 2015


There is literally nothing better then running a vintage business as a girl knowing that you can wear absolutely anything that comes through the door. Mens Shirt... hello new boyfriend shirt! Mens Jacket...Check, Mens brogues, oh, HI new grandpa shoes.

Agender Selfridges

SO last week the Agender trend launched in Selfridges Oxford Street store. 'Agender' is Selfridges new description for dressing non-descript. Windows of the store are adorned with abstract displays without a mannequin in sight. Merchandising leans towards Menswear and Womenswear being displayed together jumbled up across three dedicated floors meaning who knows what the hell you're buying! All the better! Decisions can be made on what we like and not conformed to what we are told is supposed to be for us. The collection is sharp, focused and unique with imagery shot on both male and female androgynous models to ensure a real gender equality is displayed throughout all garments.

Agender Window Display Selfridges

Agender Models Selfridges

Absolutely our favorite concept, in fact this sounds pretty much like our wardrobes. Vintage is perfect for the Agender trend and us chicks at The Vintage Scene pretty much prefer all the menswear that comes through the door to the womens! That's why we've rounded up the best Agender pieces you can buy at the selfridges store and right here at The Vintage Scene! Now...where's our oversize tee's and mug of tea, time to get browsing the menswear department!

Agender Edit The Vintage Scene
Images: Selfridges
Words: Shannon@thevintagescene

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Baby Hair...Hi!

If there is one thing gals like us have loathed our entire lives it's those unsightly clumps of fluff that sprout out just under our luscious locks. BABY HAIR ARGH!. These were literally the epitome of annoyance which is why we were super pleased to see them making it back to the catwalks with A/W15 Givenchy and Stella McCartney and more importantly looking super slick back on our foreheads for S/S15.

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Pascal Le Segretain via Getty Images

Although styling these tiny baby hair's don't come without a bit of controversy, dubbed as 'Chola Victorian' by Givenchy's creative director Riccardo Tisci, it is somewhat seen as derogatory by Mexican/Latina and Black cultures as if the fashion world is trying to adopt 'hood' as a trend and coining urban as it's hail all glory word of the season. But hey, if the fashion world takes inspiration from the real world, and is causing controversy over cultural issues, at least it's saying something right? We say let fashion speak, break down barriers, and if we can all adopt a trend and make it look super rad, let it be!

This is not the first time babyhairs have been around though gals, orignally a 90's 00's trend sported by Brandi, J-Lo and most importantly the queen of baby hair slick, Chilli from TLC. We are super pleased to see yet another super sick trend back with us here in good ol' 2015.

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So, as always with fashion how do we make this look work? Making sure we get the right balance between Givenchy's over the top catwalk look and looking super sassy. Well, lets just look towards the total babes that are FKA Twigs and Rita Ora.

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Wanna get the look? Check out this tutorial by +ASOS  below!

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Normcore - The New Casual

Apparently there is no other major way to scream anti-fashion than Normcore this summer. Forget Punk in all it's formats, this just isn't the way to say a big f*ck you to the system anymore. Nope. Normcore. That's the way...

Normcore is described by Vogue as a bland anti-style and dressing as conventional and non-descript as possible. In a fashion world where colour and print is king maybe the only way to stand out this season is by dressing as if no-one should notice you. The wallflower that goes about his/her daily business a loner, blending into the backround. But surely this defies the point of Normcore? Especially for a modern day audience.

Confused? We know we are. Normcore is a style adopted by 90's kids who had the desire to fit in, to avoid standing out, there clothing had a real sense of neutrality and they'd rather be sat on the bleachers then playing the game. In 2015 it's the new way to get noticed. We've all been told we need to dress different, to be different, all in all which has ended up being a narcissistic competition to see who can clash prints the best, who owns the most outrageous Jeffery Campbell shoes and has us all tweeting about what Jeremy Scott's going to do next? Yet the unassuming girl in the plain bomber jacket, comfy sneakers and oversize t-shirt is defining this seasons style better then anyone. It's no longer a competition to see who can become the most outrageous but perhaps more to see who looks the most casual. Casual is Cool.

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So who do we iconise this season? Larry David has been penned as the norm core idol, 'What! Who?' we hear you say... Hands up if you had to Google him... exactly, which is why if there is only one man to look towards this summer and that's one of our favourite actors Micheal Cera...who knew he was so on point?! The quintessential of casual cool this guy has it all from his geek striped t-shirts and casual chinos to new balance and tourist style rucksacks. Cera can you be our new boyfriend? we can be oh so normcore together *jokes*

We've  picked out a few of our fave Normcore items we have in stock and also thrown in with some high street must haves to make sure we can achieve the perfect american tourist look this summer.

K-Hole the New York trend agency may have 'coined' the trend but we are all defining it whether that's wearing New Balance and 501's or opting for a vintage t-shirt and oversized jacket. Move over 'colour', move over 'prints' plain is in and Cera is our king.

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Free Shipping All Valentines Weekend

Happy Valentines Day!

If you have a date or not! Let's be honest we'd all rather be internet shopping which is why we have free shipping all weekend over on our ASOS Marketplace store! Use code SWEETHEART at the checkout!

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Sunday, 1 February 2015

10 things from the 90's that really aren't so great...

As 90's kids the era is undeniably our favourite. We live and breathe the 90's through what we sell, wear and watch (perhaps with a splash of 80's here and there...who can live without dancing around to Madonnas Material Girl once in a while...perhaps we've said to much...) but there are also many moments from the era that we think are better off left in the archive. We've rounded them up for you so that we all don't make the mistake of repeating them, as they say, we all must learn from past and here...the lesson has truly been learnt.

1) Happy Hardcore
There was Hardcore, techno and rave... and then there was Happy Hardcore! Speed it up, throw a piano in there and then add a guy (baseball cap obligatory) and allow him to shout random lines all over that noise you just created. Unfortunately not everything is better faster and harder as demonstrated by Scooter below:

2) The Day Hugh Broke Everyone's Heart
The year was 1995 and Hugh had been busted for sleeping with a Lady of the Night. The floppy haired bumbling English gent had truly lost his charm for a generation who fell in love with 'Charles' from 'four weddings and a funeral'. We still kinda love you Hugh but your infamous tryst and your unforgiving (although still kinda sexy) mugshot cannot be erased from our hearts.

3) The Laser Disc
Laser Disc...sounds pretty cool huh...NO NO NO. We will just set the scene, it's Saturday night, you've ordered in your 13" meat feast with extra mozzarella and your about to put on your fave movie (clueless forevs). But, wait... the Pizza isn't the only 13" item your gonna have to battle tonight... yup your fave movie has been supersized to a 13" disc! Say whatt! And not only that, half way through the movie, your gonna have to drag your hiney off your sofa and flip that mother sucker over. They were fairly short-lived and it was definitely for the best.

4) Clarissa finally explained it all
December the 3rd 1994 and Clarissa Finally got round to explaining it all, I don't really think she ever got round to any sort of substantial point whilst explaining anything, There was always lots of talk about boys, pizza, ferg face and surviving high school but hey, what more did we need when we were 13 and the most important thing in our lives were our Dear Diaries.

5) Robert Di Nero & Naomi Campbell Were Dating?
What? Yes...this happened and whats more its on the rumour mill that Naomi wanted Roberts Babies, Now that is a Scary thought...we've seen you in Meet the Parents Robert, and you is one harsh daddy!

6) When Christina 'rocked' Cornrows... do we need say anymore!

7) When Apple Was Tragic
Pippin, newton, power cd, quicktake, sounds like some items you might find in your local chemist...but these are just a few of Apples famous 90's flops, they looked as good as they functioned, which wasn't very well at all.  Thank god Apple got it right in the 00's as the 90's was pretty tragic. Ol Bill Gates isn't laughing anymore!

8) Kris & Bruce Jenner Treadmill
Kardashians, Jenners, can we go at least a DAY without seeing this lot splashed all over our newsfeed? well, back in the 90's you could! In fact the only place you could catch a kardash/jenner combo was on this infomercial...tragic huh? We prefer the KK's anyway.. bu bye Bruce & Kris.

9) Karl Kani Jeans
This happened and we allll let it happen...

10) We Lost Too Many Brave Men
We lose many great artist's decade upon decade, and the 90's were no different. Tupac, Biggie, Kurt Cobain, River Phoenix & John Candy. You made growing up that little bit easier for us all, as artists these men truly touched our lives and losing all these great people in the 90's really wasn't so great...