Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Losing My Vintage Virginity

I am a vintage virgin. At least I was until a few days back when this beauty arrived through my letterbox. Yes, this is true - I have never in my life bought second-hand clothes before. I am just not the kind of person who would enjoy spending hours scouring through charity shops trying to find a gem which most of the time, I believe, is quite hard to find.

As you may have gathered, I have become rather smitten with the born and bred US label American Apparel. I have the utmost admiration for fashion brands who despite everything have kept their design and production in the country where the label was originally created. I don't know what made me click on a link called "Vintage" on their website a few days ago.. And I am awfully glad I did - I completely fell in love! In addition to their own branded goods they also offer an amazing selection of vintage pieces, all hand picked from all parts of the World by their design team.

The item I decided to purchase is a 1980's pure silk short-sleeved blouse by the now extinct American label "Anna & Frank". The blouse is such amazing quality, basically like new. The material is so luxurious and the fit is perfect - I cannot wait to go back for more! I keep wondering who has worn the top before (it looks so good there is a possibility that it has never been worn but for some weird reason I do hope it has been shown some love before me!), what she did for living, was she happy? Well, this I will never know but what I do know is that the blouse has made its new owner very happy indeed! :-)

40 comments:

  1. Provocative blog post title.
    But absolutely gorgeous get! :)

    xoxo
    ~Natasha Fatah~
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  3. cute!!!

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  5. Ahahah love the title! Good way to start the shirt is so pretty! :)
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  6. Hi!
    Gorgeous shirt. Bu if I am not mistaken, vintage clothing is considered olnly up until the 70ies.

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  8. Lovely top! I'd like to have one like this. :)

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  9. Oh I love that top! Nice blog :)

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  10. The top is so great!

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  13. haha well this is a lovely piece to lose your 'virginity' to ;)

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  14. haha well this is a lovely piece to lose your 'virginity' to ;)

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  15. Beautiful choice! it will match with everything!

    Scarr xx
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  16. Lovely floral print, so pretty.

    xo erica

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  17. sooo pretty!

    xoxo
    Franzi

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  18. Oh the feeling when purchasing a beautfil second handed item.
    Beautiful colors, now you can go buy much more :).

    Sarah

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  19. I love vintage and that top is fabulous!!!
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  20. Cute blouse, i love the print
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  21. Congrats on your first vintage! such a great buy :)

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  25. That looks cute shirt. No wonder you lost your virginity over vintage clothes. :)

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  26. Vintage stores are the places where you can find the most unique and beautiful pieces! Your first buy is gorgoeus!

    XoXo
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  27. Great pick for your first vintage item!
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  28. love your top - so cute !!

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  31. So lovely :)

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