Berty & Gerty Vintage for ASOS Marketplace

Granny Shoes

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.

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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!

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