I have a love/hate relationship with ebay. The trouble is, 'Vintage' has,well, become rather mainstream and sellers are cashing in on adding that 7 letter word onto any old listing, to try and gain themselves a few extra bucks. As well as making them look stooooopid, it makes it awfully hard for us hardcore Vintage guys and gals to find authentic items. We have to spend hours trawling through hundreds of the same highstreet items claiming they are "Vintage."
One of my favourite things that has come outta Facebook are Vintage Clothing groups. I am a member of 2 private Vintage auction sites on facebook. Only serious Vintage sellers and buyers from around the globe are allowed and all items are genuine. Sounds snobby, but I don't care, as I recently purchased this wool and felt winter skirt from Germany!
If you haven't joined any of these sites on facebook, I strongly recommend you do, there are lots to join!
Now, the reason that this skirt is bedroom bound and the fact I am topless so to speak is a very good reason. I do not have an upper garment to match the skirt perfectly. Matching items of clothing and accessories perfectly is one of the major dilemmas in my life. Along with protecting my hair from damp atmospheres and refraining from spending all my money on Alfred Shaheen designs...
But back to the top. There is a perfect one on it's way to me. A mustard 1940's pussy bow jumper is being knitted as we speak, or as soon as my Grandma/Personal Knitter returns from her holidays. I have a growing collection of hers which I love. Birthday and Christmases all include a handmade knit of hers!
I had to include the felt details. The bumblebee is my favourite, clothes and animals combined is a huge bonus. I'm growing my own zoo wardrobe!
Love as always, Lucille xx