08 October 2015

25% off all stock to make way for summer

Friday October 9th to Friday October 16th 25% off all stock in the shop to make way for Summer....be there or be square....

27 September 2015

Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy

We have blue in bloom for spring with a bit of a watery feel....feeling delicate or downright brazen give blue a chance....

Periwinkle and paisley is a delicate in a cotton mix....i have never seen a print like this before and a lacy addition to the collar adds a gentle feel Size 34 R195


This cookie monster frock is downright in your face and needs little added to make a very big splash....polymix fuzz is a great in betweener for cool spring days Size 34-36 R215


Simple stripes in polymix are always very cool to play with and this pull in at the waist adds a crisp focal point at the waist Size 36 R195


Field of Dreams

I have a bit of a weakness for Scandinavian crime novels and rapeseed seems to be the key ingredient to solving the mysteries and so added some as a picture to complement 'The Little Floral Shirt' show about to amaze you...worn as summer 'jackets' to the office or play or as they were intended done up with denim or anything else that takes your fancy....

Light crimp delicate flowers in yellow, pink and duck egg blue size 32 R155


Navy and rich almost William Morris print in sage green and white and blue grey polymix size 34 R145


Bright in slinky polymix the contrasting turquoise, orange and brown make this standout from a distance size 34 R145


08 September 2015

Here a check, there a check, everywhere a check check

Down home but not always in a hick kinda way here with some strut your stuff options for the urbane man...Somehow i got this image in my mind just now... for no particular reason....

At least 70s Brown Crimpolene 'Tweed' with goldish sorta lining between Medium and Large (i know i know but there aren't any labels) R175


Navy and Brown Crimpolene in 'Harringbone' at least 70s if not older size Medium R195


Navy and Yellow Check with Navy lining in a poly cotton mix size Medium R195


13 August 2015


Matchey matchey top and bottom can be a bit uniformish ...think again....the tops with pussy bows and vintage buttons are sweet as sugar with denim and the skirts stand out with t shirts and a pair of converse ....its about how you put it all together....

Slinky top and skirt set with pussy bow and pleats in low key colours standout in petite feminine print with super cool buttons to boot...Size 36 R215


Ok i could not get the sun out of this weeks offering so you might have to use a bit of imagination....Indigo and rust short sleeved dress and jacket set in slightly rounded almost 50s shoulders and details that grab the eye Size 36-38 R215


Another oddity this week....forgot to take a picture up close so you will have to use your imagination again...Skirt and jacket set slinky pale blue almost cloud print with beigy florals are pure whimsy Size 36 R215

06 August 2015

And the Details

Coco was all about the details, the extras...not just the string of pearls but the turn up of a sleeve and the angle of the scarf....here are a few accessories to get the heart going....

Macrame was big in the 70s...you went to class....you joined clubs...you displayed your talents on your shoulder and wrists....Black bag R85 and orange and beige R65 each

Say a lot without opening your mouth....even if you don't smoke there is nothing like vintage brass to say you have arrived....R185

This little guy is fuzzy in the picture (sorry!) i am told he is silver but there is not stamp...he is a broach with diamante on a highly decorative body and he has a red bejewelled eye to keep you captivated....the pin system tells me that he is pre 50s (i think!) R185

Restrung handblown Venetian green glass with clar glass beads in between longer than a choker so sort of mid boobage R185

Collection of largish sparkly broaches (also weird lighting sorry!) all at least pre 50s all fantastic at the waist of any dress to add attention R75 each

30 July 2015

Bolt of the Blue

Women here seem to effortlessly pull off very bold prints without getting swamped...and here are some of the latest crop....

Bold floral with black background fine cotton mix drop waist and pouffed sleeve...not for wallflowers....size 38 R215


Bold sea faring blues in silky poly mix with a touch of purple in nautical stripes and something sailorish about the boxy cut and dropped waist....size 38 R215


Truly magnificent almost current with techno prints but this is 1980s at the latest....the shape is 40s with the sleeves on a bias and multi textured pleats at the hip in a silky poly mix...size 36 R215 (a slight pull is at the bust is covered by the broach which is incuded in the price)


23 July 2015

Safari Sojourn

For a true South African retro look no further than safari seperates...feel those knee socks and grasshoppers coming on....

We start with the anticamouflage Welsh version of 70s wear....i can honestly say that i have never seen a top like this before...Made in Wales technicolour cotton with pockets in the front size Medium-Large R145


Classic safari in chocolate 100% polyester as it should be with double seaming and pockets in the front size Medium R115

Fuzzy Detail

Now i know this makes us think of dentists but this one is baby blue complete with pocket flaps for extra chic size Medim R125

Fuzzy Detail

16 July 2015

Under the Covers

Mercifully getting dressed has become easier...but there is a time and a place for slips and petticoats and bed gear that involves a bit of lace....worn as an outer over denim or under a dress these babies will stand out regardless...

Black Nylon with boob pleats this slip is surprisingly useful under anything remotely see through that you don't want revealing anything too important....size 34-36 R165


Long Creme Nylon with a tie back option below the bust this is actually a nightgown the old fahioned way but works under a shorter dress or a skirt to show off detail...size 34-36 R165

Detail of embroidery 'protected' under the top layer at the bust....

Creme Shorter Nylon slip complete with frill at the bottom for showing off under shorter overlay....adjustable straps help out a great deal with embroidery at the bust...size 34-36 R165

The bow and flowers at the bust