This feels like a mexican skirt, but is actually from the virgin islands. The skirt is made from cotton and is covered with an amazing novelty print. I think it is meant to be animals hiding amongst foliage the pattern is accented with sequins. Fastens with a metal zip.This also has boning in the waist to help give it the shapewaist: 25inlength: 31.5inapprox size uk 6-8this skirt has some issues but still presents very nicely. There are missing sequins throughout and some light marks. I have been trading in vintage since i was 17 and this has developed from a passion for all things old. My personal collection focuses on pieces from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s although i will quite often step outside this parameter when something has a particularly interesting print via advantage in vintage i sell garments and accessories from victorian to modern. If i think it is interesting enough i will sell it items from my extensive vintage collection have featured in a number of books including vintage fashion complete.
I'm something of a study-aholic in 2014 i completed my ma in history of design at the rca. My dissertation focused upon my passion for fashion history entitled london before it swung: british ready-to-wear under the model house group and fashion house group 1946-66. I've also previously worked as a museum curator running a local history museum in surrey and i also worked as a research assistant at the v&a. I have a real passion for research and will often put tons of research into finding out the history of my pieces that i sell.
My passion for vintage led me to write two books style me vintage: accessories and style me vintage: 1940s both published by pavilion. I sell not only items from my own collection, but i also often sell for other people.
Many items come from the collection of naomi thompson distinguished stylist and all round amazing lady of second-hand. Please wait for an invoice. Most items are styled with petticoats underneath.These are not included in the sale. Items may be pegged or pinned to mannequin to show fit more accurately. Photographs may be lightened/ darkened to try and show garments to their best advantage, i will always try and mention if the colour in the pictures is not quite right.