If you haven’t been keeping an eye on my Instagram last couple of weeks, you may not have heard about this little thing I did back in January. Me and my bet damn friend Siobhan did a ‘My Vintage Wardrobe’ article with The Huffington Post! How exciting is that?
We wanted to put an emphasis on reproduction clothing as we find the vintage scene views it as a ‘bad word’. We both work for Collectif which is a repro company, so unlike previous MVD articles, the aim of the shoot was to mix repro and vintage. What we wanted to show was that no matter your size, shape, budget or taste you can always look amazing.
Jennifer Barton came to photograph us at the Collectif Spitalfields shop, and the photos were just perfect! Both myself and Siobhan were self-styled, we did our own hair and makeup and mostly clothing and accessories we own. We did, however, borrow some What Katie Did and Miss L Fire goodies! Because why wouldn’t you when you’ve got three brands under one roof?
As I say in the article, my size really stops me from accessing vintage. Women just weren’t this damn bootylicious back in the 50s! This is why I love reproduction brands, especially when their sizing goes beyond the straight sizing of 8-18. It makes vintage styles accessible and affordable for the plus size woman.
Have a read of the article – and let me know your thoughts!