Delpozo‘s SS14 collection is is the second breathtaking offering from creative director Josep Font since the Spanish brand, formerly known for its bridal wear, was relaunched just over a year ago.
It goes without saying that the strength of the collection lies in its exquisite embellishment: airy crinolines glitter with flakes of glassy sequin and diaphanous dresses are encrusted with shards of Perspex. The colours are heavenly. Glacial, metallic tones are cut through with kaleidoscopic floral embroidery and iridescent shoes reminiscent of Quality Street wrappers. The voluminous skirts and sweetheart necklines maintain an essence of fifties elegance but the execution feels thoroughly cool and contemporary.
Every look in this collection is utterly enchanting and I eagerly anticipate more from Delpozo.
Welcome to my new blog layout! I hope you like it as much as I do. I really cannot thank the lovely Hannah Hayes enough for her technical input and creative direction. Following a process spanning over a hundred emails, I believe I can say that she is one of the most patient and understanding people I have ever worked with!
As for the outfit, you can probably tell that it was photographed a little while ago, when it was still warm enough to walk around without a coat and gloves. I am wearing almost head-to-toe Orla Kiely, which is fitting as I will be working my final shift at the Covent Garden store on Friday and taking up a new position in Customer Services at the magical Liberty on Monday. Did any one else catch the Channel 4 documentary last night? It made me even more excited to start my training there!
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.
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.
Just a brief post to share some recent finds while I slog away on my dissertation. (Just one month left ’til the hand in!)
The iPhonecase is one of the prettiest I have ever seen and replaces the discoloured rubbery one I procured for £4 from the ‘phone wagon outside T.K Maxx in King’s Lynn’s Vancouver Centre. The vintage marcasite poodle brooch was impossible to leave behind at the Pop Boutique on Monmouth street, as was the perfect creamy silk 1950s blouse. It is exquisitely handmade with the tiniest of pin tucks and real shell buttons, so carefully attached to the fabric that not one has come loose despite its age.
I firmly believe that you can never have enough Peter Pan collar blouses.
Peter Pan collar blouse: Vintage Cardigan and shoes: L.K Bennett Riviera print silk skirt: Orla Kiely Mabel handbag in peppermint: Orla Kiely Vintage poodle brooch: Pop Boutique on Monmouth Street, London.
I recently had the pleasure of accompanying the lovely Kerry of Yours Truly X to the Betty magazine summer issue launch. We met at Old Street and managed to find a quiet corner in which to snap some outfit shots before trotting along to The Hoxton where we previewed the new issue of Betty and drank cocktails from jam jars with candy-striped paper straws in the ‘The Apartment’, a concept lounge complete with glossy SMEG fridge.
I wore a vintage 1960s blouse beneath a favourite and very tired L.K Bennett cardigan with a silk Riviera print skirt from Orla Kiely, teamed with rose pink patent shoes and my beloved peppermint Mabel handbag. Kerry wore a Topshop bustier with a vintage skirt and crimson platforms from eBay. And isn’t her new bob just adorable?
You can order the new edition of Betty Magazine here.
Hi, my name is Dulcie and I am a recent MA English Literature graduate living in South-East London. In addition to working at Liberty of London, I also sell vintage clothing in my Etsy shop and spend most of my spare time rummaging through charity shops and car boot sales.
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