Blog RSS



All hail the Fresh Queen of Bel-Air

Now this is a story all about how...much a style queen Hilary Banks really was.  Would you cry if I told you The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was first aired 32 years ago this year? 32 YEARS AGO. And yes I can still recite the opening credits without missing a word, how is that when I can't remember a single Yeats or Kavanagh quote? But first before we get engrossed in the new reboot, Bel-Air, which looks a lot grittier and edgier than the original 1990s version, I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how Hillary Banks was the real queen of a town called Bel-Air. Even though I did appreciate Will Smith's flamboyant, vibrant wardrobe, I was drawn more to Ashley Banks...

Leer más




Mountainview markets

We are back this Sunday the 7th of November in Mountainview Vintage markets. The last one was such a success we are delighted to take part in another. There are some lovely stalls there including  Rogue Vintage, Old Soul Vintage, Dark City Hippy, Garmjam, Muriel Sanchez and much more.   Put it in your diary

Leer más



RTE Guide Article

We were lucky to feature in the RTE Guide Green Issue. We talked about how we got into vintage clothing and what our passions are for vintage clothes.  Second life fashion We were both children of the 80s when there was no Penneys or H&M in Ireland. The idea of mass produced cheap clothes wasn’t really an option for us. We wore hand-me-downs from sisters or cousins, our mothers made us clothes and we were happy with them. Clothes had a longer lifespan and went down through the generations. They weren’t made to be thrown out after a few wears. The idea wouldn’t even be entertained! You ripped your tights they were darned, your elbows wore away you put a...

Leer más



And I couldn't help but wonder...

As the first images of the Sex and the City reboot are being released I find myself thinking about the original series (we won't talk about the movies) and how influenced I was by them. Still quoting S&TC today, although definitely not in the same circumstances, "I'm sorry, I can't, don't hate me" is a firm favourite. New York city went to the top of my must visit, sitting on the stoop of a brown stone while eating cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery, sipping cosmopolitans at a bar, trying to hail a taxi with just a hand raised in the air, all achieved while dressed in all my finery. Because yes, the biggest influence of S&TC was the fashion, the style,...

Leer más