Customer Inspiration

Customer Inspirations ~Yana Prendergast ~

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Customer Inspirations ~Yana Prendergast ~

"It was 23 years ago that I literally took my first steps into the Vintage World. I was working as a reporter on the Watford Observer Newspaper and had to attend a jive course to write a feature on it.I turned out to be taught by the amazing Robin and Collette, organisers of the Rhythm Riot, who used to run Maddy’s Jive School. I was hooked by the music and this form of dancing where you did your own thing but learnt all these exciting moves to use.Once I’d attended the course I began going to events such as the...

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Customer Inspiration ~Miss Sweet Black~

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Customer Inspiration ~Miss Sweet Black~

I'm Audrey aka Miss Sweetblack and as far back as I remember I've never felt more confident and beautiful as a woman than since I've adopted a vintage style.In my teenage years I was very insecure about myself and my body and used to hide it under big jeans and baskets. I became a little bit more feminine when I've started my university studies but once again, I didn’t felt comfortable with what fashion was offering me : Low waist and crop tops did not fit my black woman shapes and curves at all! When the fashion industry isn’t inclusive for...

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Customer Inspirations ~Terrie-May McNulty~

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Customer Inspirations ~Terrie-May McNulty~

You may recognise Terrie-May from one of our lockdown live performances. Terrie-May brought us sunshine and happiness when lots of people struggled to feel that. Here is how she discovered the great world of vintage style.  "I’ve been into dresses from a young age (here’s a photo of little ballerina me at age 5), and when I was a teenager I discovered a fabulous vintage shop in Exeter called The Real McCoy, which is still there and still fabulous, where I could buy old Levi jeans and fake fur coats for a fiver. My romance with vintage style really started, though, via...

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Customer Inspirations ~ Georgia Norton

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Customer Inspirations ~ Georgia Norton
I made my burlesque debut to a sold out audience at the hall for Cornwall about 6 years ago and have adored performing it ever since. It was an extension of my self and Miss Whiskey Twist, became my single, sexual alter ego who embraced nudity, sexuality, passion and indulged in the art of tease.

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Customer Inspiration Nicki Perrins

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Customer Inspiration Nicki Perrins

You may know her as Arya Lloyd on our wonderful 'Pin Up Wannabes' Facebook page. Here is the wonderful Nicki Perrins to tell us exactly how she found her way into the wonderful world of vintage style.    "How I fell for vintage?  I’ve always been a huge fan of history in general and throughly enjoyed listening to the stories my Nans would tell me from being a child and growing up in the 1940s and 50s.  In my 20s I used to try and keep up with the latest fashion trends. I had my hair highlighted in a salon...

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