Monday, November 17, 2008

This Just in from Heaven

Vintage Dior at the Angels Big Vintage Clothing Sale. Copyright Angels. All Rights Reserved.If you find yourself needing some vintage YSL or Biba, and if you also find your bank account sufficiently malnourished, then you'll be thankful to know the Angels Big Vintage Clothing Sale will set you back no more than dinner and a few drinks at Pizza Express.

Europe's biggest film and theatrical costume company is clearing out more than 30,000 pieces of vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery. All of the pieces (from European or British couture houses or high-street labels) have appeared in TV or film during the past 50 years.

This is the first time in 160 years that Angels has organised a big sale. The organisation took on the BBC Resources Costumes earlier this year, leading to a bit of an overstock/duplicate-garment situation.

So you're going, right? Here are the details…

Date: 6 December

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Place: Angels Warehouse, First Floor, 3 Boundary Road, Wembley HA9 7ND

Rules: Buy a medium-sized bag (£10), super-size bag (£20) or jewellery bag (£20) and fill to your wardrobe's content. Don't worry - you can buy more than one bag.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

Dazed & Confused Sees It Clearly

Dazed & Confused. Copyright Dazed & Confused, Courtesy of Property4Media. All Rights Reserved.Feeling depressed by the state of the economy, and by the extraordinarily well-to-do who sneer "Credit crunch is my breakfast cereal!" as they squeal away in their Aston Martins? Take heart in the latest issue of Dazed & Confused, the magazine here to tell you it's not all bad.

Dazed fashion editor Katie Shillingford told the Independent this week: "The creators are creating more than ever before...optimism is a must, and our outlook is multicoloured!"

Shillingford & Co pick their favourite fashion innovators for the December issue - Italian
Andrea Cammarosano, for one - plus explore the creative underground in Beijing and profile Japanese erotic photographer Nobuyoshi Araki. That, and the staff get to eat cake with electro-pop duo HeartsRevolution. Good for at least a temporary morale boost, no?

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