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5 Ways to get the Dandy Look
At Berty & Gerty Vintage we just can't get enough of the Dandy look. It's fair to say this so called 'Dandy look' has been part of our society for a very long time. Inparticular the late 18th to early 19th Century saw a rise in Dandyism with Middle class men paying greater attention to their tailored outfits: woollen tweed cloth, silk scarves, matching coloured accessories and highly shined shoes. Today we would call this particular type of Gentleman a 'Fashionista'. One famous Dandy or Fashionistas from this period has to be Oscar Wilde. Other gentlemen throughout history who have been influence by the 'Dandy Look' these include: Andy Warhol, Lord Byron, Quentin Crisp, Salvador Dali and Noel Coward.
In recent years, Dandyism made another resurgence in the 1980's with the New Romantics scene, unfortunatlely, Dandyism didn't say around for long. Here is our guide to getting the Dandy Look that's right for you:
1. The Peacock
This Dandy is a lover of bright vibrant hues made from lush silks. Every aspect of their outfit is bright, bright, bright!
2. The Traditionalist
This Dandy loves subtle shades made from hand woven Heritage British woollen cloth. It's all about the cut and weave of the suit. The more the outfit screams heritage the better.
3. The Decadent
This Dandy is like a 'Magpie'! Give me: sparkle, gems, gold and more sparkle.
4. The Thinker
This Dandy loves to accessorise with one or two splashes of patterned cloth. This might be in the form of a paisley scarf or patterned socks.
5. The Expert
This Dandy is a combination of all of the above.
Monday, 20 January 2014 16:19:02 Europe/London
The Best Moments from 2013
Monday, 2 December 2013 10:04:53 Europe/London
Shop Cyber Monday with Berty & Gerty Vintage
VINTAGE SCARVES we just love vintage scarves they make the perfect gift for christmas. click on the link to be transported to our eBay boutique where we have 464 one-of-a-kind silk and polyester scarves from the 1940's to 2000's ready to purchase. Here are a few images of other vintage items we love that are available to purchase through our ASOS Marketplace Boutique or our eBay boutique. Enjoy x
Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:14:45 Europe/London
Check out our eBay jewellery selection. Perfect sweet brooches from the '50 to '90s many for just £4.99 + free postage. Why not click on the link above.
Sunday, 3 November 2013 19:58:41 Europe/London
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We have 1000's of Vintage items on our eBay store. Free shipping on most items!:)
Friday, 20 September 2013 14:28:16 Europe/London
Monday, 19 August 2013 13:53:24 Europe/London
Berty & Gerty Vintage are totally on-trend this season with a massive collection of "check" clothes available on our ASOS
boutique. Here are a few of our on-trend items:
Friday, 12 July 2013 10:45:03 Europe/London
Here at Berty & Gerty Vintage we just love an Hawaiian shirt, especially now we have re-located to the Cornish Riviera, our studio overlooks Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, known locally as the Surfer's Beach. Many locals and tourists, alike, can be seen wearing this fantastic colourful shirt. Berty just loves a good Parrot Tropical print shirt, worn with a Christy's Straw hat, what could be more perfect for classic beach look!
The Alhoa shirt to give this shirt it's correct name grew in popularity in the 1950's. When the Waikiki beachboys and surfers just loved the bright vibrancy of these wacky shirts they started wearing them everywhere. It wasn't until Hollywood Film stars and celebrities started wearing Alhoa shirts, that every American had to have an Hawaiian shirts; as part of their own staple summer wardrobe.
Blue Hawaii the 1961 American musical film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley, saw a massive increase in the sale of Hawaiian shirts in America and Europe.
Here are a few Hawaiian Alhoa Shirts from our ASOS collection:
Thursday, 11 July 2013 11:10:47 Europe/London
The original Wayfarer shades have been manufactured since 1956 by Ray Ban. Wayfarers were very popular in the 1950s and 1960s. Still very fashionable today. These shades are loved by all for their strong masculine shape. We have a large collection of wayfarer style shades in our collection.
Monday, 8 July 2013 15:14:42 Europe/London
We have over 300 Scarves in our eBay Collection. We love to wear them cowboy style as shown on our model Laura. The Times Style magazine says scarves are going to be this summer's hottest accessory, we think they are too!
Sunday, 7 July 2013 14:11:18 Europe/London
WHAT'S SO GREAT ABOUT WEARING FLANNEL?
IT'S NOT A BIG SECRET THAT HERE AT BERTY & GERTY HQ WE JUST LOVE A GOOD FLANNEL: WEAR AS A SHIRT, DRESS, CARDIGAN, COAT; WEAR LAYERED UNDER A JUMPER; WEAR LAYERED OVER A CLASSIC WHITE TEE; JUST A PERFECT ALL YEAR ROUND TREASURED ITEM. OUR MODELS LAURA & MATT (BELOW) SHOW CASE SOME OF OUR BEST FLANNEL , HERE TO BUY FROM OUR ASOS MARKETPLACE BOUTIQUE AND WEBSITE.
Friday, 7 June 2013 10:16:33 Europe/London
Berty & Gerty Vintage have an amazing collection of totally on-trend festival clothes. Get the look on our ASOS Boutique.
Thursday, 25 April 2013 22:23:39 Europe/London
We have some amazing Designer vintage items on our Berty & Gerty Vintage eBay store. To find us go to eBay shops: bertygertyvintage. Here are a few items from the collection.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:00:10 Europe/London
We love a good boot. Please check out the boots we have on our ASOS Boutique Marketplace. More boots coming to our Berty & Gerty Vintage Boutique soon...
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:30:10 Europe/London
Check out our new shoot for ASOS Market.
Saturday, 16 March 2013 10:14:18 Europe/London
NEW SPRING COLLECTION FOR SPRING 2013
HERE IS A SELECTION OF PHOTO-SHOOT IMAGES FROM THIS WEEKS SHOOT WITH KELLY. ALL OF THESE VINTAGE ITEMS WILL BE GOING LIVE ON OUR ASOS BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE MARKETPLACE BOUTIQUE IN THE NEXT WEEK.
Tuesday, 12 March 2013 09:41:41 Europe/London
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WE LOVE ALL THINGS GRUNGE. THE '90S REVIVAL CONTINUES...
Tuesday, 5 March 2013 14:25:51 Europe/London
VINTAGE ITEM OF THE WEEK: BALLY
Gerty is a big fan of vintage Bally shoes! Infact, I love Bally Shoes so much that I made sure these traditional shoes were going to adorn my bridal feet on my wedding day. They might not have been vintage Bally, but with a three inch heel and covered in lush gold silk, they made my "big day" extra special. These timeless classics now live in a super soft brushed cotton sleeping bag in a vintage trunk and will probably sleep there for many more years to come. Well until my baby girl (9months) is old enough to wear them! Personal memories aside; Bally is the brand to collect and wear:
Started in 1854, a shoe factory was set up in a swiss village by Fritz Bally. In just 6 years 1860 Fritz employeed over 500 staff and was selling the Bally Brand interntaionally. The Bally brand remained in full family control until the end of the last century. The strong concept and identity for luxuary refined details, hand crafted appeal and minimal decoration is why this brand has lasted the test of time.
At Berty & Gerty Vintage timeless classics have such an appeal, why not check out our other Bally boots, shoes and bags on our eBay boutique, website and ASOS. Click the link at the top to see our Bally Vintage Collectio.
Thursday, 21 February 2013 19:21:15 Europe/London
SWEET SHERBET SIXTIES
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN YOU LOOK OUT THE WINDOW IN THE MORNING AND RELUTANTLY THROW THE WOOLY JUMPER BACK IN THE WARDROBE. SPRING IS OFFICALLY HERE!
BERTY & GERTY VINAGE SUGGEST YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THE '60S THIS SEASON FOR YOUR SPRINGTIME LOOK. TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CANDY COLOURED SHIFT DRESSES THAT WILL GUARANTEE ADMIRING GLANCES FROM THE GIRLS AND THE BOYS.
THE ULTIMATE CANDY COLOUR HAS TO BE LEMON YELLOW TO PUSH AWAY THOSE WINTER BLUES (AND GREYS).
FIND OUR SPRINGTIME GEMS IN OUR BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE ASOS BOUTIQUE. X
Saturday, 16 February 2013 18:23:19 Europe/London
BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING INVOLVED IN A LOCAL CHARITY FASHION SHOW. WE DECIDED THAT OUR COLLECTION WOULD BE 'TRES CHIC' WITH A FOCUS ON '60S MONOCHROME . TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF PHOTO'S OF THE MODEL BACK STAGE PRE-SHOW.
Saturday, 29 December 2012 17:19:50 Europe/London
New Face for Berty & Gerty Vintage
We just about managed to pull a 'Christmas Cracker' or two before heading back to work at our new studio space in lovely St. Ives Cornwall. It hasn't all been about packing, parcelling and posting we've had time for a fun few hours... photographing our new model Lydia-Ann. We love cool '90s grunge and here are some of the images from the shoot:
Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:36:05 Europe/London
Merry Christmas from Berty & Gerty Vintage
We have been busy shipping our ASOS boutique, Website boutique and Ebay boutique parcels. We will be working up till Christmas Eve and back to work the day after Boxing Day. All our parcels are now being shipped with Royal Mail Tracked. That means every parcel will have a unique tracking code so customers can re-direct and track their lovely vintage purchases. Have a wonderful Chritams and a Happy New Year. Here are some of the highlights from over the last year.
Monday, 12 November 2012 08:57:52 Europe/London
The Vintage Scarf
The trusty silk scarf isn't just for that certain type of lady marching down the King's Road. We believe any 'trendy' worhy person should own a least a dozen scarves.
Since the 1930's silk scarves were mass produced as a little bit of luxury for the woman on the street. It was the like of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn that made this little bit of luxury an essential statement piece for any woman's wardrobe; even more popular than red lipstick.
Whether you are a collector of imitation silk 1930's rayon scarves or collector of the optical geometic prints of the 60's we should have something in our collection for you. The best way to wear the silky scarf is to wear it cowboy style, to show off the lovely print. Please take a look at our some of our scarves on our ebay site, asos boutique and on our own website.
Thursday, 8 November 2012 10:23:46 Europe/London
BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE LOVE A GOOD OLD BAG. WE ADORE THE LINED TEXTURED LEATHER WHICH ADDS LOADS OF CHARACTER AND PROBABLY HAS A STORY OR TWO TO TELL.
OLD BAGS ARE NOT ONLY A VERSATILE FASHION ACCESSORY BUT THEY ARE ACTUALLY REALLY FUNCTIONAL AND HAVE AN EVERYDAY USE.
THERE ARE SO MANY STYLES, BUT WE DO LIKE A LARGE LEATHER TOTE HANGING FROM OUR COURTURE LADEN ARM. THIS IS AN INSTANT STATEMENT!
FOR SHEER VISUAL IMPACT LOOK NO FURTHER THAN THE 80'S. A DECADE FAMOUS FOR OPULENCE AND GLAMOUR, WHICH IS OFTEN REFLECTED IN THE HEAVY EMBELLISHED STYLING AND MUTLI-COLOURED PANELLING ON THE BAGS FROM THAT PERIOD. WE SAY HAPPY HUNTING. HERE ARE A FEW SPECIAL BAGS WE HAVE GOING LIVE OR ALREADY LIVE ON ASOS AND EBAY:
Sunday, 4 November 2012 10:20:39 Europe/London
Ankle Boot - Get well heeled...
Ankle boots this season are massive. We are surprised each year how many new styles grace the cat walks in London. Current favourites are what we call the classic Mary Poppins, which are a Victorian style lace-up boot with a small kitten heel with a hook and eye fastening. We have noticed a demand in tour shop for the classic mod chelsea boot, be it flat or with a cuban heel. Gerty's favourite is a chocolate brown buttery leather ankle boot which is lined in cream leather with a slight grip sole, Bally or Russell & Bromley vintage ankle boots are simply the best. Here are a few examples:
Friday, 19 October 2012 12:42:37 Europe/London
CHANEL & THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET
GERTY IS A BIG FAN OF CHANEL, LET'S FACE IT, WHICH FASHINISTA GIRL WOULDN'T BE TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH THIS CLASSIC BRAND. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE LUSHIOUS 2:55 QUILTED LAMBS LEATHER, GOLD CHAINED, POM-POM, LOGO LITTLE BAG, OH-NO, THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET IS ALSO AT THE TOP OF ANY LABEL LOVING LADIES MOST WANT LIST.UNFOTUNATELY, PRICED BETWEEN £3000 TO £20,000 MOST OF US WILL PROBABLY NOT BE ABLE TO AFFORD THIS CLASSIC NUMBER.
IF YOU ARE HAPPY TO LOOK BUT NOT TOUCH THEN THERE IS 'THE LITTLE BLACK JACKET' CHANEL'S CLASSIC REVISTED AT THE SAATCHI GALLERY THIS MONTH. ALTERNATIVELY YOU CAN LOOK AND MAYBE TOUCH SOME OF OUR CLASSIC BOUCLE WOOL TAILORED CLASSICS, BEING SHOWCASED ON OUR EBAY BOUTIQUE FROM TODAY. HERE ARE SOME OF THE VERY FINE TAILORED JACKETS GOING LIVE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
Saturday, 6 October 2012 09:54:21 Europe/London
BAROQUE LUXE JUMPERS
HERE AT BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE, WE ARE IN LOVE WITH ALL THE NEW JUMPERS WE HAVE IN STOCK IN OUR CAMDEN SHOPS AND ON OUR ASOS BOUTIQUE. WE PARTICULAR ADORE THE TREND FOR EMBELLISHED CLOTHING.
JUST BECAUSE THE WEATHER'S A BIT COOLER AND IT'S A SHADE OF GREY OUTSIDE IT REALLY DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DRESS IN A SOMBER WAY. WE SAY: 'KEEP WARM IN STYLE'. CELEBRATE THIS SEASON WITH A JUMPER RICH IN THE BAROQUE TREND.
MAKE LIKE YOUR BLOOD IS BLUE AND OPT FOR HEAVY EMBELLISHMENT, RICH FABRICS, LUXE DETAILS AND BROCADE FABRICS IT REALLY IS ALL IN THE DETAIL: LOOK OUT FOR GOLD EMBRODERY, SEQUINS, GEMS AND BEADS. AT BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE WE ARE NOT AFRAID TO MIX THESE DETAILS WITH BOLD PRINTS AND FUR. BASICALLY MORE IS MORE!!!!!!!!!
WHY NOT CHANNEL BAROQUE STYLE WITH ONE OF OUR EMBELLISHED JUMPERS? ADD STRINGS OF PEARL BEADS, VINTAGE BROOCHES AND GEM EARRINGS FOR THAT REGAL TWIST. HERE ARE SOME OF THE FINE EXAMPLES WE HAVE TO OFFER:
Monday, 17 September 2012 20:26:12 Europe/London
There's a lot of gloom and doom about at the moment, what with the economy and this Autumn's fashion trends of goth and military.
Why not buck this trend with a piece of statement knitwear. Perhaps an oversized cardi or jumper in a bright angora or mohair. Not only will you feel warm and luxurious but you'll add a dash of colour to an otherwise dreary landscape. Take it a whole step further with embellishment or multi fabric design circa the 1980's or look out for batwings and real fur trim for that ultimate Molly Ringwald in 'Pretty in Pink' Look.
Sunday, 22 July 2012 19:27:59 Europe/London
Here at Berty & Gerty Vintage we have noticed a trend that we like to call 'Granny Feet'. It seems that a classic brown brogue or two tone loafer are just the ticket whilst pounding the streets in our ever busy and hectic lives.
Invoking images of Girl Guide Leaders, Headmistresses or the Women's Institute these classic shoes not only provide practical comfort but also create a stylish finish to any look. At Berty & Gerty Vintage we're constantly sourcing fine examples of the 'Granny Shoe', classic hertiage brands such as Bally, Russell & Bromley, Barker and Van Dal come to mind. We suggest you look for details in the shoe like a hand crafted leather sole and leather lining, leather front tassles and a gold horse bit cross bar to be sure of pure quality.
The Italians know a thing or two about the classic Granny shoes! Berty suggests you look out for Gucci Loafers and a Margaret Thatcher favourite 'Ferragamo' for the full ' Italian Granny Effect'! Gerty believes that these shoes work well with practically anything: skinny jeans, denim hot pants, legging, however, it is the trusted tweed trouser that works the best on any classic vintage gal. We think Margaret Rutherford's portrayal of Agatha Christies Miss Marple in the 1950's is the epitomy of marrying fine Harris Tweed with a classic Granny Shoes a fabulous example of classic dressing.
It's not just Berty & Gerty Vintage that advocate this look many designers such as Ralph Lauren and Burberry Prorsum have embraced this season trend for Countryside Chic. This look revists old country classic: tweed jackets, Fair Isle jumpers, arran jumpers, leather gloves, silk scarves and of course the 'Granny Shoe'.
So get your 'Granny Feet' out for the full on-trend look for Atumn 2012.
Both examples below are avaiable to purchase through our BertyGertyVintage eBay boutique.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 21:30:57 Europe/London
The power of purple or should we call it Papal fashion is everywhere this autumn. Normally, bright scarlet red is a big favoutite on the catwalks for autumn, but not this year! We have seen deep purple shades from the likes of Erdem and Dior, whereas Chloe and DKNY have plummed for dark black cherry. This whole experience has made Berty & Gerty Vintage feel a little fruity, are you feeing fruity? For this season we will be adding a touch of vintage rock and roll along the lines of: 'Deep Purple', 'King Crimson', 'Under the Cherry Moon'... You get the idea and a whole head to toe look emerges from 'The Purple Haze'. This fruity experience filtered into our ASOS Marketplace Boutique photoshoot with our in house model Eleanor; here are some of our fav photo's from the shoot. All items can be purchased from our ASOS boutique!
Wednesday, 13 June 2012 11:34:58 Europe/London
IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN AND NO, WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT THOSE PESKY EXAMS, PHEEW....
THE TIME HAS COME TO SLIP-ON OUR WELL-WORN WELLIES, PITCH THOSE WEATHER-BEATEN TENTS AND GET READY FOR THE SEASON. BUT JUST BECAUSE THE TYPICAL BRITISH WEATHER HAS DECIDED TO LET US DOWN ONCE AGAIN, THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE'RE GOING TO LET IT RAIN ON OUR FASHION PARADE!
FESTIVAL SEASON IS JUST ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR US VINTAGE AFFICIANADOS HERE AT 'BERTY AND GERTY', TO DRESS-UP IN OUR FAVOURITE, VINTAGE MUST-HAVES AND PAY HOMAGE TO THE SEASON IN NOTHING BUT HEAD-TO-TOE STYLE... SO, WE'VE GLIDED ON OUR RETRO-SPECS AND PUT OUR LITTLE HEADS TOGETHER, TO BRING YOU THIS YEAR'S 'FESTIVAL CHIC TOP 5 MUST-HAVES'.
THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO START AND ONE ITEM THAT STANDS OUT IN THE CROWD, AND THAT MY FESTVAL BUDDIES IS SQUEEZING ITSELF IN AT NUMBER 1: 'THE' DENIM SHORTS...
ALL YOU FASHION-SAVVY LOVELIES OUT THERE WILL MORE THAN BE AWARE THAT DENIM NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE. MUCH LIKE THE PILLAR-BOX RED LIPSTICK, DENIM IS A STYLE STAPLE CLASSIC. THAT'S WHY YOU WON'T BE SURPRISED TO SEE THAT IT HAS MADE ANOTHER COME-BACK ON OUR LIST THIS YEAR! CASUAL AND COOL ALONE OR TEAMED WITH YOUR RELIABLE PAIR OF BLACK TIGHTS-SO YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SPEND HOURS WAXING YOUR PINS TO LOOK FESTIVAL CHIC THIS SEASON. WE HAVE TONNES IN-STORE AND ON-LINE, SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
CREEPING IN A NUMBER 2 IS YET ANOTHER FAVOURITE, 'THE' ROCK-STAR ANKLE BOOTS...
NO FESTICAL IS TRULY A FESTIVAL WITHOUT A PAIR OF KILLER ROCK-STAR BOOTS THAT WOULD EVEN MAKE THE LIKES OF GUN 'N' ROSES BLUSH AT THE SIGHT! WHETHER YOU'RE MOSHING AT 'DOWNLOAD' OR CHILLING AT 'READING', COVER YOUR TOOTSIES IS NOTHING BUT VINTAGE STYLE... YOU'LL BE HAPPY YOU DID!
SNUGGLING INTO OUR NUMBER 3 SPOT IS 'THE' LOVELY ARON-KNIT CARDIGAN AND JUMPER...
IT WOULDN'T BE A BRITISH FESTIVAL WITHOUT THE WARM, BLAZING CAMP-FIRE GATHERINGS AND SOME GUY PLAYING SOME CLASSIC ON HIS AGE-OLD ACOUSTIC GUITAR NOW, WOULD IT? SO FOR THOSE CHILLY NIGHTS BY THE ROARING FLAMES, KEEP EXTRA SNUG AND STYLISH WITH THIS STAPLE MUST-HAVE.
OUR NUMBER 4 GLITTERING PODIUM POSITION HAS TO GO TO 'THE' VINTAGE HAT, TO SATISFY YOUR GRUNDGY 90s SIDE.
WORN SOLEY FOR STYLE PURPOSES OR TO COVER YOUR UNAVOIDABLE, UN-WASHED HAIR THAT'S CRYING FOR A BIT OF DRY SHAMPOO, EEEEK, TEAM THIS STYLE MUST-HAVE WITH THE REST OF YOUR OUTFIT FOR THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL LOOK THIS SEASON.
LAST, BUT BY NO MEANS LEAST, SETTLING NICELY IN AT NUMBER 5 IS 'THE' RETRO SHADES...
DARK CIRCLES AND PUFFY, RED-RIMMED EYES SEEM TO BE WORN AT FESTIVALS MORE THAN DENIM SHORTS! SO COVER YOURS THIS YEAR WITH A PAIR OF 'BERTY AND GERTY' RETRO-SPECS. BE IT 1950S OR THE 1980S, CLASSIC CAT-EYES OR TERMINATOR AVIATORS, WE HAVE A WIDE RANGE AND STUNNINGLY IMPRESSIVE ARRAY OF SPECS TO PLEASE EVERYONE!
Thursday, 7 June 2012 11:39:10 Europe/London
LILI LA SCALA MODELS FOR BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE
BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE IN CAMDEN ENJOYED WORKING WITH LILI LA SCALA YESTERDAY. HERE ARE A FEW OF THE WONDERFUL PHOTO SHOOT IMAGES FROM THE DAY!
Thursday, 17 May 2012 17:29:31 Europe/London
THE QUEEN'S JUBLIEE 60 YEARS OF FASHION
AS THE QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE FAST APPROACES THE FASHIONABLE ARE GOING CRAZY FOR ANYTHING QUINTESSENTIALLY ENGLISH, THIS COULD INCLUDE: DIAMONDS, CORGIS, TEACUPS AND OF COURSE THE UNION JACK. MANY ROYALISTS AND NON-ROYALISTS ALIKE WILL BE GOING TO DIAMOND JUBLIEE STREET PARTIES IN LONDON OR IN THEIR LOCAL TOWN. HERE AT BERTY & GERTY WE HAVE A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF ORIGINAL 1950'S DRESS IDEAL FOR SUCH A NOSTALGIC OCASSION.
IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, MUCH OF THE ROYAL FASHION FOCUS HAS BEEN ON KATE THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE'S MODERN DAY STYLE, BUT LETS NOT FORGET, THAT IN 1952 THE YOUNG 25 YEAR OLD MONARCH WAS EQUALLY THE FOCUS OF FASHION FOR HER DEMURE, LADYLIKE AND ELEGANT STYLE.
THIS 1950'S STYLE WILL BE A DECADE REMEMBERED FOREVER FOR THE ADVENT OF DIOR'S "NEW LOOK" WHICH INFLUENCED HRH QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION DRESS DESIGNED BY NORMAN HARTNELL. IN FACT, THIS POST WAR ERA ALLOWED FOR FABRIC TO BE USED WITHOUT CONSTRAINTS WITH FULLER SHIRTS, PINCHED WAISTS AND POINTED BOSOMS GAINING POPULARITY WITH THE EVERYDAY LADY, ROYALS AND CELEBRITIES. HERE ARE A FEW EXAMPLES FROM THE BERTY & GERTY VINTAGE COLLECTION:
Saturday, 28 April 2012 17:14:47 Europe/London
The Berty & Gerty Guide to Looking Cool at the Camden Crawl 2012
Berty says: The golden rule for looking cool during the Camden Crawl is, in a nutshell, wear a hat!
Throughout music history the hat has been a key accessory: think Marc Bolan wearing his Top Hat on the cover of the 'Slider' or David Bowie, Circa 1976, in character as the Thin White Duke wearing his Fedora. Rock and Rollers have always finished off a look with a fine hat, be it a Pork Pie as the star accessory atop a two tone tonic suit or in more recent years Pete Doherty wearing his staple trilby working his skinny jean rock aesthetic.
Berty & Gerty have welcomed a few famous rockers in over the years looking for the ultimate cool hat. Most memorably Meatloaf purchased one of our black cowboy hats to wear at the Kerrang Awards. Debbie Harry from Blondie also popped in to B&G in search of one of our Pork Pie hats on route to her performance at Latitude.
Top Tips for styling the rocker hat look:
- Tilt it on the back of your head for extra loucheness.
- Add a peacock feather to the side of your fedora.
- Girls wear a man's trilby or bowler for a sexy look.
- Work a massive floppy 70's hat with long hair.
Friday, 20 April 2012 16:51:43 Europe/London
Vintage Guide to 90's Style
90's fashion is making a big come back on the streets of Camden, North London. Those of us who lived through the 90's as a teenager the first time around might hesitate at the thought of unkempt grunge for a second time. Indeed, the 1990's was a period that rejected fashion leading to a casual look, including T-shirts, Jeans, Trainers and Dr. Martens. Here at Berty & Gerty Vintage in Camden Lock, we have our fingers firmly on the trend pulse, giving the youth of 2012 a big helping hand to achieving the perfect 90's look. Here is our 5 point vintage guide to 90's style:
- Grunge the early 1990's look: includes oversized t-shirts, oversized jumpers, leggings, head scarves, denim shorts, Dr Martens and babydoll dresses.
- The Continuation of 1980's Fashion: tight skinny jeans, denim button down oversized men's shirts, oversized denim jackets, penny loafers, converse and satchel bags.
- The Mid 1990's youth culture: gypsy tops, floral skirts, hippy-style floral dresses, lace blouses, patterned blouses, oversized checked flannel shirts, acid washed jeans and flared trousers.
- Psychobilly late 1990's look: brothel creepers, bowling shirts, cut off fraded denim shorts, western checked shirts and crop tops.
- Berty & Gerty complete 90's outfit: bowler hat, oversized tartan flannel shirt, denim cut off acid wash shorts, black tights, Dr. Marten coloured boots and a satchel bag.