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Sorry love, you’re getting a christmas jumper!

Oh how we all laughed together with Bridget back in 2001 when we saw Mark Darcy’s christmas jumper which he wore only to please his mother.

Who would have thought that only a decade later, christmas jumpers are going to be considered really trendy and super cute! I wear mine all winter…8))

Here is an awesome selection of vintage and handmade festive knits – still plenty of time to shop online!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/115573742/vintage-oversized-80s-christmas-jumper?ref=sr_gallery_16&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-knitted-reindeer-jumper/621035

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-80s-reindeer-christmas-knit-turtleneck-sweater/610424

http://www.etsy.com/listing/116092497/vintage-80s-nashville-christmas?ref=sr_gallery_39&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/kitsch-retro-80s-snowman-christmas-jumper—jm1021-red/168105

http://www.etsy.com/listing/87760369/holiday-sale-vintage-sweater-deer-fair?ref=sr_gallery_15&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=8&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

Rudolph Reindeer Christmas Sweater with squeaker behind his nose and bells on his antlers

http://www.etsy.com/listing/83423879/rudolph-reindeer-christmas-sweater-with?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=christmas+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingchristmas+jumper

http://www.etsy.com/listing/106200658/penguin-love-raglan-sweatshirt-american?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_query=penguin+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=penguin+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/vintage-chunky-knit-wool-norwegian-jumper/583739

Christmas Reindeer Hoodie Shirt "Norwegian X-Mas"

http://www.etsy.com/listing/113903647/christmas-reindeer-hoodie-shirt?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=reindeer+jumper&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_ref=auto1&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=handmade%2Fclothingreindeer+jumper

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/jumpers/unisex-christmas-jumper—santas-reindeer—black/603681

https://marketplace.asos.com/listing/sweats/unisex-snowy-penguin-pink-christmas-festive-jumper/615286

Happy Easter

So it is Easter Friday tomorrow and I just realised that I have forgotten to send Easter greeting cards to my family..again! Then I found these gorgeous vintage ones and so I have decided to be eco-friendly instead and send these via e-mail. Happy Spring Fest everyone!!!

RedHairDay welcomes Summer

Another busy photo shoot today and London did me proud…Such beautiful hot sunshine and it’s only March – love it!!! Everything is blossoming and my model Eva looks simply stunning! Delicious cupcakes provided by Looking Glass Bakery London. All vintage goodies will soon be available in my shops to buy:

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Cover up//stay hip

My normal holiday wardrobe is usually made up from denim shorts, tank tops and little dresses. Therefore everytime I visit a predominantly muslim country,  I have to plan a little about what will I pack. In the more touristy places you can dress as normal (with exception of churches etc.) but it is nice to show respect. It wouldn’t feel right to cover up completely though, especially if you like the sunshine, but you can find relevant clothes which also look cool and hip. Maxi dresses, flowing skirts, pretty shawls and casual tops are just the thing.  If you are lucky enough to have a holiday planned, check out my selection below from Etsy for inspiration.

1970s Dashiki Maxi Dress Angel Sleeve Bell Sleeve 60s 70s Hippie Ethnic Boho Bohemian Cotton Tunic Caftan Red Vintage Medium Large M L XL

http://www.etsy.com/listing/84106260/1970s-dashiki-maxi-dress-angel-sleeve

Amazing Peacock Maxi Skirt Hippie Long Skirt Art On Skirt Women Black Flowing Skirt XS S M L XL

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94694486/amazing-peacock-maxi-skirt-hippie-long

Organic Cotton Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, Eco dress, Custom color dress, Yellow Boho Hippy Dress,

http://www.etsy.com/listing/86678553/organic-cotton-long-sleeve-maxi-dress

Dont Worry be Hippy....Indian Print Harem Pants in BLUE

http://www.etsy.com/listing/73361053/dont-worry-be-hippyindian-print-harem

Feather headdress print slouchy Tee

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76057307/feather-headdress-print-slouchy-tee

anchor away navy marine sailor tee basic loose fit t shirt striped ediot stripes black

http://www.etsy.com/listing/43264836/anchor-away-navy-marine-sailor-tee-basic

desert rose embroidered gypsy shawl, osfa

http://www.etsy.com/listing/94070612/desert-rose-embroidered-gypsy-shawl-osfa

The only way is Levi’s

There seriously is something absolutely amazing about Levi’s denim cut-offs!They fit like a glove..Perfect for dancing all night long or spending a summer day playing on a beach.Big Love xxx

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Read more about Levi’s denim history here:
https://wearwhatyoulike.wordpress.com/2011/10/13/levis-visitors-centre/

The Flapper Girls

Whilst watching the beautiful 2011 silent movie  The Artist it reminded me again how classy and elegant were women in the 1920s.  The hair was always perfect and the clothes so sophisticated!

Bérénice Bejo stars as Peppy Miller.

Photos: Google

Read more about the film’s amazing costumes here:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/0707cb9a-36f9-11e1-b741-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1mdXlTEUG

Girls like Peppy were called ‘Flapper’ girls in the 1920s. Wikipedia says: ‘This term was applied to a ‘new breed’ of young Western women who wore short skirts, hair cut into a short bob, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.’

Charleston dancer Bee Jackson

‘Flappers had their origins in the period of Liberalism,  social and political turbulence and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of WWI, as well as the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

Flapper dresses were straight and loose, leaving the arms bare (sometimes no straps at all) and dropping the waistline to the hips. Silk or rayon stockings were held up by garters. Skirts rose to just below the knee by 1927, allowing flashes of leg to be seen when a girl danced or walked through a breeze. High heels also came into vogue at the time, reaching 2–3 inches (5–8 cm) high.’

Read more on Flapper girls here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flapper

2012 Spring/summer catwalks are full of 20s references right now and the high street is catching up fast.

However, if you want to own a bit of fashion history, original 1920s item will cost you which is hardly surprising as these are practically antique.

Plenty to choose from on Etsy.com:

vintage antique 1920s Glitz and Glamor sequin cape

http://www.etsy.com/listing/77696957/vintage-antique-1920s-glitz-and-glamor?ref=sr_gallery_15&sref=&ga_search_query=1920s&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothing

20s 30s Silk Chiffon Gown Cobalt Blue Evening Dress HUGE Sleeves Pleated Bodice RARE Wedding Dress Size Small sm (0-2-4)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91619406/20s-30s-silk-chiffon-gown-cobalt-blue?ref=sr_gallery_35&sref=&ga_search_query=1920s+gown&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothing

1920's Antique Vintage Ecru Embroidered-Floral Sheer Mixed French-Lace & Irish-Crochet Couture Cap-Sleeve Flapper Drop-Waist Art-Deco Dress

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92834841/1920s-antique-vintage-ecru-embroidered?

Vintage 1920s 1930s NOS NWT Black Flapper Hat

http://www.etsy.com/listing/92415777/vintage-1920s-1930s-nos-nwt-black?ref=sr_gallery_16&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=1920s+hat&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_ship_to=ZZ&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

Decorate your home with a bit of 1920s glamour by using vintage photographs and postcards:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91194512/1920sart-deco-ladyfurs-and?

Silent Movie Actress Cards

http://www.etsy.com/listing/76839988/silent-movie-actress-cards?ref=sr_gallery_10&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=the+1920s+film+star&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=GB&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

New RedHairDay website

I know I have been quiet lately. Not being lazy, promise! My new website is finally up and running, please check it out for vintage treasures and other upcycled/handmade bits and pieces. Lots of Christmas Love xxx

www.redhairday.co.uk

 

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