Antique Owl

Beady eyed bird looking for collectables and design stuff

Tag Archives: Fashion

Guest blogging elsewhere… Little Flea!

I was recently asked to write a blog for the amazing Little Flea! Although it doesn’t entirely cover design and vintage, you can catch me over on their blog talking … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

TV Owling: Northern Soul

You might remember a post I wrote a little while back about a gorgeous film about Northern Soul, you can find out more by watching a really great documentary available … Continue reading

July 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Vintage London: The Chap Olympiad

This time last weekend, in the glorious London sunshine, I attended the vintage event of the summer calendar – The Chap Olympiad. The Chap magazine has been running since 1999 and is … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Vintage London: Lucy in Disguise

I’m lucky to work in the centre of London, just off historic Carnaby Street which is definitely a lovely place to be, and I’m lucky to have a range of … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Discovery: Natalie Gibson

You may remember that I mentioned I bought some fabric at MK Handmade and Vintage fair a few weeks ago. It’s a vintage Heals print by a fabric designer called … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Indian Rock n Roll? Yes please.

If you’ve ever seen the film Ghost World, with Thora Birch and Scarlett Johanssen, chances are you’ll have seen and heard some of the below record. At the start of … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Northern Soul style

I love Northern Soul music, what a joyous sound! Northern Soul is a bit of a rabbit hole though in terms of knowing much about it, there are proper collectors … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Happy Jubilee Liz!

I hope you’ve all been having a really lovely long weekend courtesy of HRH! I’m not usually a royalist, but you’ve got to hand it to Liz for giving us … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Kyoto International Manga Museum vintage fashion book

I recently visited Japan which I was at first calling “a once in a lifetime” trip, but on visiting I think it’s actually necessary to go back. I’m already pining … Continue reading

May 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

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