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Friday, 21 October 2016

Style Steal - Practical Magic

We all love a bit of nostalgia and 'The Craft'  sums up everything we love about nineties Gothic fashion! From the studded chokers, thick black eyeliner, plaid and of course 
lots of little black dresses.  It is also an awesome Halloween film and makes a 
stylish, badass costume!

Therefore we thought we'd share some of our devilishly tempting Gothic goodies! Introducing our grungy embroidered flapper dress, dramatic cameo choker,  
glamorous Art Deco Clutch, unique Tatty Divine Palmistry necklace and spellbinding
 Gold and Black Deco Ring.

Check out our Halloween fashion at: 
Featured: Fairuza Balk in the Craft (Buzzfeed), Craft Film Poster (IMDb)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Street Style At The Custard Factory!

At rock my vintage we are all about celebrating  individuality and creativity! 
So we thought we'd showcase some of the very best examples of street fashion
and style at the heart of where we're based here at the custard factory.

Saliah wears:

Zara Jacket
Zara Top
Dr. Martens
New look Leggings 

Makeda wears:

Vintage jacket from COW vintage shop
New look customised jeans
Top - new look uniform

Emma wears:

 Trousers from new look
Blouse from primark
Jacket from H & M
Boots from New Look
Purse Kurt Geiger

Emma & Paula Wear:

Paula - Outfit All Handmade!
 Converse shoes

Emma - Handmade Headscarf by Paula,
 Warehouse coat,
 Levis Jeans
Doc Martins 

To check out the latest quirky vintage looks and street styles visit:

Friday, 7 October 2016

Decades Of Style

From left to right : Featuring Clara Bow (Vanity fair Magazine), Betty Davies (, Ava Gardner (, Marilyn Monroe (, Twiggy (Hub Page) , Diana Ross ( 


Featuring: Louise Brooks (Lauren Isaacs Vitello) & Bee Jackson (

Louise Brooks & Bee Jackson just embody the energy, glamour and excitement of the
20s era in these stunning flapper dresses don't they?. The 20s was all about the drop 
waist, low neckline, beads and bobs! With a emphasis on the back, loose fitting waist lines  
and bejewelled fabric , it  was a defining era for fashion.  Fun, sensational and lively 
it certainly shook up the nation.

Want the fabulous flapper look? Check out our gorgeous range of art deco inspired flapper dresses, from the  dropped waist Black Deco Flapper Dress to the gold lines  and layered pleats in our Pleated Flapper Dress.


Featuring: Ginger Rogers in Vivacious Lady (

We just love Ginger Rogers dress here in Vivacious Lady 1938! Feminine, sheer fabrics were all the rage and with the invention of the bias cut draping was born! Dresses became elegant and fabric hung in sinuous folds and stretched to fit the contours of the body.
Adopt Ginger's Grecian goddess look with our Pink Art Deco Maxi, which embodies the dreamlike, shimmering beauty in 30s dresses with its gorgeous chiffon skirt. 


Featuring: Deanna Durbin (

Deanna Durbin looks the picture of innocence, in this beautiful floral wrap dress. Padded shoulders, silhouettes, clinched in waists and A line skirts were popular in the 1940s.
It was all about looking elegant yet smart, sexy yet refined.  Prints were big, shoulders
broad and skirts long and sleek.

If you love the hourglass silhouette and super flattering shapes of the 1940s than look 
no further than our Black Floral Tea Dress, with its cute fitted skirt and buttoned up waist.


Featuring: Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russel (

Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen prefer Blondes look super cute in there gorgeous flared skirt and lemon wiggle dress! Both are defining iconic looks of the era,
with the full skirt taking the nation by storm and the slim fitting pencil skirt becoming a wardrobe staple to this day.

If you love this look, check out our Emily & Fin Dreamy Deco Dress with its 50s 
prom style fit and bold, bright print. 


Featuring: Diana Ross Andre Courreges Photoshoot by Bert Stern

How groovy does Diana Ross look  in this Andre Courage Shoot?! Space age inspirations, miniscule hem lines and geometric prints, the 60s was a decade that revolutionised fashion!

Check out our bright, fiery Orange Lace Shift Dress If you want to inject some life
into your wardrobe and channel the mod look. 


Featuring: Donyale Luna (

Maxi dresses, crazy prints and flare shapes were all the craze in the 70s, and this 
circular hippy chick dress worn by Donyale Luna for Vogue was no exception!  
Fashion in this era was flamboyant, eccentric and romantic with exaggerated features.

Our boho Floral Jumpsuit with its slinky wrap around body, flared trousers and bold 
print nail this look perfectly.  

Monday, 26 September 2016

Autumn/Winter Fashion Trends

We are loving lace this season! From contemporary mesh patterns, laser cut fabric
and floral vintage designs we've got it all. Romantic, feminine and sexy; lace has the ability
to make you feel both sophisticated and special. Nothing says that better than our blue floral
lace dress, which oozes 1950s charm and dramatic attitude all in one. Team it with crystals
and diamante for a night out or contrast with leather for a more casual look.
Whichever way you style it, you'll feel glamorous and up for a party. Get the girls and go!

This Jacquard French Connection Dress showcases sumptuous velvet in all its glory!
We are now well and truly embracing this fantastic A/W trend and the autumnal season.
Not only do we love the soft, rich texture of the fabric but we love the subtle print
and wrap skirt in this party dress. It makes a great transitional piece that takes you
from day to night and looks fab paired with metallic accessories. 

Gothic fashion has been resurrected this autumn in the shape of heavily
dramatic accessories and theatrical lace. Mix with denim jackets or tweed
for a modern updated look. We can rely on our lace cameo flapper headband
and lace pendent headband to add some drama into our lives. Opt for
blackcurrant or burgundy lipstick to create even more impact. 


70s style maxi dresses are still all the rage this season. Flattering and glam
they have the ability to make you look an inch taller and feel classy yet sensual.
We love this pink beaded maxi dress for its beautiful beading and intricate
jewelled bodice. Imagine wafting across the dance floor in this pretty
ice pink number. Great for that special occasion and for making a entrance
at the office party

More is definitely MORE this season. Beading, sequins and embellishment
is the way forward. Wear sequins from top to toe this month and be a proper
party girl with our latest collection of beaded beauties.

Check out the range here. 

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Fresher Survival Guide

Rule 1 - The Padlock

One of the 'key' things to remember to pack for fresher's week
is a padlock! An essential item, that will stop your flatmates pinching
your precious jammy dodgers and homemade stew your mum made
the night before . It's good to be prepared. Or you could just give them
a hint with these cute Vintage Padlock Earrings.

Rule 2 - Talking Point Clothes

When you're feeling all shy and nervous on the first day, it's always a great
idea to wear something that stands out and can become a talking point.
Think about it, you'd want to talk to the girl with the fab floral print dress
or bright quirky necklace. People, will be asking you where you got this 
one in no time.

Rule 3 - The Shopper

You will be doing a lot of endless trips to the shops - supermarket to buy pot noodles,
book shops for those lecture essentials and the off licence for, well everything in there!
So, you are going to NEED this Showpony Clarissa Eco Shopper bag , trust me!
You will long for the days mum and dad did the weekly food shop.
Check out the rest of our should bag collection here

Rule 4 - Fancy Dress

Load up on supplies of neon body paint because themed club
nights and society socials will take up the majority of your spare time.
Save any brightly coloured tops, plastic glasses and garish makeup
because you never know when they'll come in useful.
There will be bucket loads of 80s themed parties. Don't worry when
the occasion arises we have got you covered.
Check out our collection of brightly themed outfits here: Brights

Rule 5 - An Outfit a Night

You are more than likely going to have the most nights out you
have ever had in your life this fresher week, so you are going to
need shed loads of pretty outfits. Be prepared and stock up,
because god forbid you are wearing them same outfit as the
girl next door to you in halls!  Wear yours with a vintage twist.
Shop our New In Dresses collection here. 

Friday, 9 September 2016

Beam me up Hottie!

We love it when technology makes fashion more gorgeous and we are even more thrilled when we can sneak it into our vintage style dresses collection! Laser cutting is seriously hot right now and with brands like Self Portrait making sparks, it was only a matter of time before the High Street muscled in on the action.


The glory of laser cutting is the intricate lace inspired patterns that can be created and the current trend of mounting these on nude layers add a seriously sexy overall look.

We have finally been able to introduce some pieces to our new season collection including this pretty spectacular laser cut black playsuit. Oh-so seventies with those bell sleeves and full of playful details, this 1970s style playsuit is a party dress alternative that will knock yours socks off.

If you are more of a classic chick, or are looking to imitate the current catwalk looks, then go for our lace prom dress in black or blue - these stunning vintage style prom dresses are still Mad Men gorgeous but that cut out detail and daring neckline, make these dresses one of the hottest styles we have ever stocks.

So, while you are dancing in those night club lasers, bring a little laser action to your vintage style dress too!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

See you at the funfair: candyfloss, lollipops and lemons

We're off to the fairground with these carnival style summer picks! Capturing the candy cool atmosphere of the funfair, the carousels and teacups, lollipops and circus themed rides, we're just set to experience the thrill! It may not be pennies for the rides anymore but our retro wonders are definitely taking us back to the good old days...

The longer days and nicer weather (okay, so we meant ten minutes of sun in-between downpours!) mean you can kit yourself out in kitch and ride that helter skelter in style! Our Gold Shell Clutch oozes the vintage glamour of those 1920s circus girls, paired with the Lucas Jack Gold Star Cuff and you'll be glittering with gold, flapper style. We know our Lemon Print Playsuit will look oh-so-cute at the coconut shy, and our Lolly Pop Print Prom Dress matches the sweet scent of cotton candy and will have the crowd oohing and aahing underneath the big wheel!