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retro rehab sale event, manchester

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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Retro Rehab on Oldham Street in Manchester’s Northern Quarter is my absolute favourite of the many vintage stores in the area. Their stock is displayed really well which makes shopping there a real treat, as well as the carefully selected garments being free from the musky smell that is usually a given with vintage clothes. Retro Rehab has price points for all pockets too… I have bagged myself so many lovely bargains in this place!

Next Thursday the store will be holding a sale night where you will find 100’s of items from just £1 and reworked dresses from £5. Make sure you pick up a ticket for £5 in store beforehand to gain entry into the event which you can exchange for a fiver off your bill on the night!

I’d love you know if anyone of you are planning on making an appearance?!

say hello to: Lauren Moore

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

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I am very excited to be featuring an inspiring young woman who manages to balance studying with running her own online vintage clothing store, Streaking Scarlett. Lauren tells Style On The Run all about running her vintage store and her thoughts on the future of vintage clothing. Be sure to check out her store here for great vintage pieces at purse friendly prices!

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Please give a brief bio of yourself and your company?
I’m a 22 year old tea drinking fashion addict art student. Currently living & studying in Manchester.

Streaking Scarlett Vintage is a small online eBay shop selling trendsetting statement vintage pieces from past eras for today’s fashion loving girls.

Why did you decide to set up a business specialising in vintage clothing?
It just kind of happened for me; I inherited a load of my Nan’s old clothes and decided to put them up on eBay. The shop has grown from here. I’m really surprised at how popular the shop has become, it’s really exciting.

What qualities do you think makes a garment a great addition to your shop?
I think it is important to sell items in the shop that are wearable for today’s generation, picking out statement pieces that can be worn with ease.

What is your favourite era for clothing and why?
I’d have to say the 60’s it’s that whole bohemianism spirit of the era that I just adore. I love all those romantic dress with large bell sleeves and covered in pretty lace.

What would a typical day for you include?
Waking up around mid morning, kick starting the day with a cup of tea then hit the emails. Check my day plan in my diary and then depending on the day I usually take a trip to the local post office, maybe alter some pieces or do some listings.

What do you think the future of vintage clothing holds, and are there any pieces that you would recommend people hold onto in their wardrobes?

I think vintage will continue to be popular. I would say hold onto anything from a designer; any one-offs from collections like Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop and those staple well made pieces like pretty dresses and coats/jackets. Also hold onto any vintage pieces you own in your wardrobes, as they will only increase in value with age though you’ll need to preserve them well!

Are there any blogs that you’re loving reading at the moment?
Be frassy, Bohemian Musings and Celladoor!

Finally, would you like to take this opportunity to plug anything?!
My blog and my shop – enjoy!

Please give a brief bio of yourself and your company?

I’m a 22 year old tea drinking fashion addict art student. Currently living & studying in Manchester.

Streaking Scarlett Vintage is a small online eBay shop selling trendsetting statement vintage pieces from past eras for today’s fashion loving girls.


Why did you decide to set up a business specialising in vintage clothing?

It just kind of happened for me; I inherited a load of my Nan’s old clothes and decided to put them up on eBay. The shop has grown from here. I’m really surprised at how popular the shop has became it’s really exciting.


What qualities do you think makes a garment a great addition to your shop?

I think it is important to sell items in the shop that are wearable for today’s generation, picking out statement pieces that can be worn with ease.

What is your favourite era for clothing and why?

I’d have to say the 60’s it’s that whole bohemianism spirit of the era that I just adore. I love all those romantic dress with large bell sleeves and covered in pretty lace.

Where do you find your great pieces?

I’m really sorry but I’ve rather keep that one a secret.


What would a typical day for you include?

Waking up around mid morning, kick starting the day with a cup of tea then hit the emails. Check my day plan in my diary and then depending on the day I usually take a trip to the local post office, maybe alter some pieces or do some listings.


What do you think the future of vintage clothing holds, and are there any pieces that you would recommend people hold onto in their wardrobes?

I think vintage will continue to be popular. I would say hold onto anything from a designer; any one off’s from collections like Barbara Hulanicki for Topshop and those staple well made pieces like pretty dresses and coats/jackets. Also hold onto any vintage pieces you own in your wardrobes, as they will only increase in value with age. (you’ll need to preserve them well).

Retro Rehab, Manchester

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Have you ever been down to Retro Rehab on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter? This really is my favourite of the many vintage shops in the area as it has a real boutique feel , the prices are reasonable and the clothes and accessories are displayed really well. I was so excited when I received an e-mail from them this week informing me that there would be another of their ‘fill a bag for £10′ sales today! As I walked the short distance there from my flat this lunch time to get myself some bargains, I was met with a queue of very stylish young ladies waiting their turn to rumage through the many rails. It was finally my turn to explore the shop and boy was there a lot to look through! Here is what I got my hands on…

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My favourite pieces are the fuscia pleated 70’s dress and the butterfly print dress. Some of the other bits and pieces will need to customised and altered to fit me better, and other items I will be completely transforming into accessories such as purses and makeup bags. Not bad for just £10 for the lot! The retro rehab sale will be continuing until 6pm so hurry if you want to get yourself a bargain!

carry on camping…!

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

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I love finding real gems whilst browsing the internet and today I came across a great one … check out this gorgeous retro caravan available to hire from SnailTrail! I think it would make a great feature at a crafty wedding or summer party. It is also available for photoshoots – very tempting! The interior is so gorgeous, I think I’m in love! You can find many more photos here, or visit the company’s site here.

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what to buy on etsy?

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Discovering the world of Etsy earlier last year really was the beginning of my love affair with crafts and textiles. It is a wonderful outlet for independent artists and suppliers. Be sure to check out the etsy blog, it is filled with great articles and advice for anybody wanting to set up their own brand. I love reading their ‘quit your day job’ interviews! I am hoping to become an etsy seller later this year if I can find the time between my work placement and university work! I love browsing through the many items in search of inspiration and decided to show you my favorite finds this week…

etsyfinds1 what to buy on etsy?Aprile Elcich – collage artwork – $35.00

Hens Teeth – mixed medio artwork – $42.00

Pegs Kitchen Studio – wooden heart – $12.00

Les Pompons – downloadable artwork – $3.00

Behjat – embroidery – $10.00

say hello to: carlos quitério

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

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Today’s say hello to is Carlos Quitério, a 30 year old artist living in the west coast of Portugal in Caldas da Rainha, a small and quaint city founded around 1500, about 50 miles north of Lisbon.

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Carlos has been working as a freelancer illustrator and fine-artist since 1999, also doing sporadic design work (websites, posters, print stuff), firstly with the need to finance his fine-art degree, and now to “pay the bills”. Carlos has been  working since then with editorials, brands, privates and institutions, inclunding the NYTimes, Flaunt Magazine, Museum of Contemporary Arts LA, CCCB Barcelona, Nike, Camel, Levi’s, RedBull, etc… and currently mostly for some major editorials and newspapers in Portugal.
I was thrilled when Carlos agreed to kindly answer the usual style on the run interview questions; I find his work so cool. It has such an effortless feel and looks very contemporary, regardless of the vintage imagery.

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Please describe your work in 5 words.
over-populated with lines and shapes (ok, 6 words… sorry).

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What are your favourite materials to use?
Any tool suited and made to write and paint, digital or analogic, plus scissors, tape and physical ephemera to re-assemble (mostly old magazines bought in flea-markets).
I try to make the most of any I have available. Right now, I’m loving my “Copic” markers.

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What advice do you have for somebody staring at a blank page?
Never fear to harm a blank page or canvas, experimentation and drafts are part of the process, go ahead and attack that blank!

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Best resource you use?
Internet to publish, promote and communicate with the world…

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Biggest achievement so far?
To Raise my 5 year old son.

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What do you hope the future holds for you in terms of your art?
Well, I don’t have a clue, I just keep working the best I can one day at a time, exciting and rewarding things will eventually come up.

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What inspires you creatively?

I love to be involved with challenging projects mostly with close creative friends, I have also a great passion for vintage stuff, but overall, anything audio-visual captures my senses.

Where can somebody find out more about your work?
Here: kodap.com, smalldrawings.com and here: behance.net/kodap also my flickr – sorry about this amount of links..

Would you like to take this opportunity to plug anything?!
Looking for  exhititions abroad and projects so I travel more and meet cool people… anyone reading this and in need of someone like me for projects? (hehehe)

Thank YOU!
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