Saturday, 23 November 2013
Exciting changes are coming to Human Sea!
As I make the transition from Blogger to Wordpress my blog address will be changing for a couple of days, however, there is no need to subscribe to a different feed or change any links because eventually the new blog layout will have the same address as the original. Please do not think I have disappeared, instead I am working on making my blog look the best it possibly can.
The blog has long been due a makeover and I can't wait to unveil the beautiful new layout that the lovely Hannah has created for me. I hope you like it as much as I do.
Til next time!
at Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
I am so thrilled to unveil some of the pieces I have finally been able to wash, mend, photograph, measure and list for Human Sea Vintage since handing in my dissertation. Seeking out stock and adding listings to my little shop is my favourite thing in the whole world and I cannot wait to make it a more regular occurrence.
I firmly believe that buying vintage is one of the finest ways to build a sustainable wardrobe as the quality of construction, design and fabric stands head and shoulders above the majority of mass-produced high street fodder. Furthermore, the attention to detail in vintage garments is beyond charming: real shell buttons, hand-braided button loops, sumptuous linings and the craftiest placement of press studs to prevent fabric from gaping. When shopping for my stock, I always look for high-quality natural materials such as cotton, wool, leather and silk and I am reluctant to buy any pieces that are damaged or faded. When you shop Human Sea Vintage, you can rest assured that every piece has been hand-selected by myself for its quality, charm and wearability.
I sincerely hope that you enjoy these pieces as much as I do and I look forward to posting them off to their new homes all over the world. Please feel free to let me know what you would like to see more of in the future so I can source with your suggestions in mind. Do not hesitate to message me if you would like me to hold an item for you for a couple of days, (or even until pay day!).
To celebrate the reopening of Human Sea Vintage please enjoy a 15% discount on all orders until 20th November. Simply enter the code: RELAUNCH at checkout to redeem.
Sunday, 15 September 2013
Silk blouse: Vintage 1950s from Pop Boutique, Monmouth Street
Grey jumper: COS
Trench coat: L.K Bennett
Tapestry skirt: Orla Kiely AW13
Handbag: Charity Shop
Lace socks: Tabio
Ferragamo Vara pumps: Etsy
Little over a week ago I handed in my dissertation and thus signalled the completion of my MA! I have been studying part time for the last two years alongside working full time and so finishing has been a huge relief after so much hard work and so little free time. It has taken a full week for the realisation to sink in and I no longer feel guilty that I am not studying when relaxing in the evening or pondering how to spend my next day off. Now that I am free I have grand plans to restock my Etsy shop and I cannot wait to start photographing and listing the pieces that I have been stockpiling in the last few months.
Jian Wei took these pictures on the first day off we have shared together in... a very long time. We began the day with a hearty lunch at The Breakfast Club, followed by a spot of shopping and pottering around Soho amidst the rain showers. It would appear that I sacrificed all of our glorious summer for my dissertation and the moment I handed it in, the damp Autumn gloom descended upon London. Let's hope that late September will have some crisp, sunny days in store.