About time I did a proper one of these, I thought!
I bought my jeans from them in autumn 2006, and I think I wore them almost every single day for 6 months, because they were just so fab, and fitted so well. The cold be damned, I thought, and stayed chilly but stylish all through that winter. They’ve seen better days now, and I’m no longer hardy enough to wear them in the winter so they only come out when it’s warm, like yesterday.
I have to say, mine don’t fit like this at all – I think their model is less curvy in her waist to hip ratio and far more petite than me – but I like mine a bit more fitted anyway. And I like ’em capri length. So there! 😉 A criticism I have heard about them though, is that the material isn’t very vintage denim-y, it’s thin and stretchy, but I like it because it makes them fit even better.
There are all manner of other fab things for sale at Queen of Heartz, check out this adorable 50s style romper/playsuit:
I also have a pair of the Juliet short pants in black, but they are considerably shorter on me than on the lady there! Brits, please note that you can currently buy the black Suzy shorts from Pinup Parade.
If stretchy denim is not your thing but vintage styled jeans certainly are, then look no further than Freddies of Pinewood. These incredibly accurate reproduction jeans are made from lovely thick denim and their customer service is top notch. However, be aware that the waist sizes run big but the hips do not. I bought their 26″ waist relaxed fit Classic Jeans and they are fine on my 27″ waist, but it takes me several minutes of jumping up and down on the spot and shimmying to get them on and off. Not great if you get caught short! They do look fab when on though, I have to say.
I really want a pair of the grey Utility Jeans, I’ve seen them on others at events and they look fantastic. I might go for the next size up this time though, haha.
Finally, some High Street V.I. shopping… or should I say the supermarket? George at ASDA, would you believe, has some really lovely knitwear in at the moment, as I discovered when my colleague came in wearing a cropped cardigan that was the perfect length for a pair of high waisted trousers.
Finally, I would like to once again plug the wonderful Notorious Kitsch, as I just received the fabulous atomic hook rail I was coveting in this post. It really is just the ticket! I will of course show pictures of my finished kitchen with the rack in place just as soon as it’s done. Sadly she is currently out of stock of the red version, but do check out the site for some more gorgeous stuff, like Tiki Mugs, retro plates, hip flasks, and even kitschy beauty products! Lovely stuff.
That’s all from me for this week, hope you all enjoy your (long) weekends!