I've been waiting to publish these lovely shots of Frollein von Sofa for a while as I've been a fan of her work for longer than I can remember. With the rise of pin up/retro came a burst of small businesses stocking the ever-popular themed pillbox hats or fascinators, but everything about FVS stands out and speaks to me. This german milliner's designs are as cheerful and sweet as they are thoroughly constructed, and you may even get bespoke, one-off or limited edition pieces from her, how great is that? Enough talking, lets move on to the swooning - here are some lovely examples of her work:
Jewellery can make or break an outfit, and can be a great way of expressing who you are, but all too often people either treat it as an afterthought or stick to the same pieces day after day. Here are some tips for wearing jewellery in a way that catches peoples’ eyes for all the right reasons.
Now and again yet another cookie cutter retro brand comes up. I love that so many wonderful ladies are having their dreams come true, but am really disappointed in how many of these are more of the same retro designs in the same cliché fabrics! Not all is bad, though - there's plenty of market out there for everyone, and what's not my cup of tea may be yours. That only means brands that really speak to me in terms of novelty design from vintage cuts and patterns will pop up, and that's what happened when I found Miss Candyfloss. There are a number of traits in their frocks you can relate to vintage photos and patterns, but everything about their A/W '12/13 collection is brilliantly novel, and can be worked into a unique wardrobe. See some of my favourite pieces as modelled by a fashion model in editorial pose.