As a vintage aficionado I must admit I'm always a little skeptical about repro. I've heard horror stories of big companies selling cheap, polyester-y, poorly constructed piles of mush! So I must admit I've been a little weary when buying vintage style clothing.
I have however been involved with local dressmaker Aislinn Ball of Boo Boo Kitty Couture quite a bit recently so bit the bullet and got a voucher. I decided to go for a pair of black cigarette pants and a black pencil skirt. Both are good staples and things I can never find to fit me due to my big bottom and loooooooong body!
I picked them up this week and oh my, they are FABULOUS! She helped me pick the right fabric so they would accommodate my level of wriggle. Even when I'm sat still my limbs dance like octopus tentacles so they needed a little stretch! The fabric is also great, nice and thick so it holds a vintage shape, but still washable and easy to care for. Oh and they fit me like a dream. The rise is perfect they fit on the waist and bootay! Just crazy amazing. I want a pair in every colour.
They are so amazing that I wore them bowling the next evening! My hair as I'm sure you can guess was not by me, but by another lovely local lass Lucille ! £23 for a cut and style...... BARGAIN. She also does some very funky colouring but I haven't got the guts to dye my hair yet !
|Trousers: BooBoo Kitty Couture|
T-Shirt: Sainsburys (I'm that cool!)
Jacket: American Apparel
Glasses: Orla Kiely
|Man wanted to join in looking pretty!|
|Then after a night of trying to be pretty man went for a more "manly" look.|