Monday, 15 August 2016

A Summer Break ...

We are taking a summer break from our blog. We'll be back on Monday 12th September.
 

Photo: Where is this? Holywell Bay, Cornwall. A great UK surfing beach!
 
Where's your favourite beach?

Monday, 8 August 2016

Arabella Bianco at Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques, London .....

Arabella Bianco is part of the hidden treasure house that is Vintage Modes.

The location is almost secret!

In the basement of Grays Antiques in Grays Mews close to Bond Street tube station,
pop in to discover one of a kind vintage clothes and vintage costume jewellery!
 
http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/store.html

http://www.arabellabianco.co.uk/store.html

Vintage Modes at Grays Antiques
Grays Mews, 1-7 Davies Mews, London W1K 5AB
 
Telephone 0207 409 0400

Monday, 1 August 2016

How to Wear Vintage Costume Jewellery ...

More this week from the Vintage Modes Blog!

Jewellery is a very personal thing and can also be a reflection of your style. There is nothing that brings a smile to our face like a pretty ring, a jangly necklace, or some sparkly earrings. When it comes to vintage costume jewellery some people struggle to coordinate pieces with their outfits. Colourful bakelite beads or 80s chandelier earrings could be just the thing to make an ordinary outfit outstanding.
To illustrate how to best use vintage jewellery to your fashion advantage, we had a look around Arabella Bianco's stand and found similar examples of pieces worn by celebrities... read more .....

 
Flower brooch, worn by Chloe Sevigny

Monday, 25 July 2016

Fashion Deja Vu — Marilyn Monroe Edition


"Nowadays, two big stars wearing the same outfit is a major fashion faux pas, but back in Hollywood’s heyday it was common practice to recycle clothes so the studios could save a few bucks. While many of Marilyn’s dresses and costumes are considered to be style icons, she often wasn’t the first (or the last!) to wear them". By Marijane Gray for Immortal Marilyn
http://www.buzzfeed.com/immortalmarilyn/fashion-deja-vu-marilyn-monroe-edition-12dgq

Monday, 18 July 2016

Good Morning London!

Fabulous sunny weather today in London! 
A view of  the Victorian buildings of Grays Antiques from Grays Mews.
Have a great week! 

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Telegraph's 50 Best Vintage Fashion Boutiques!

Arabella Bianco is part of Vintage Modes in Grays Antiques, London.  
Vintage Modes is in The Telegraph's 50 of the best vintage shops!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/fashion/brands/britains-50-best-vintage-fashion-boutiques/

Monday, 4 July 2016

The Ruby is July's Birthstone!

Judy Garland's fabulous ruby slippers in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz

Tiffany published poems for each birthstone month  "of unknown author" in a pamphlet in 1870, this is July's.
The gleaming Ruby should adorn,
All those who in July are born,
For thus they'll be exempt and free,
From lover's doubts and anxiety.
 
Vintage Ruby Red Glass and Pale Gold Tone Cufflinks

Ruby Red and Aurora Borealis Necklace by Lilien Czech