vintage .... it's just a word.

 Vintage was not a word that described the clothes i wore 
20 years ago.
the word was there but my clothes were called second hand.
the word vintage irks me.


I looked it up 
the general explanation is items 20-25 years  and up to 90 years old.
after that its antique.
So, so far so good. 
From that explanation 
Its a  term that has come to great use in today's world
It helps to explain a selection of clothes i sell at my shop.



outfit no 5. 
Myself and Dandelion out for a night on the town.
dress Victim London.

 On Sunday i went to a  few flea markets

It was a true treasure hunt. 
It was on this trip i had an interaction which made me confront 
my dislike for the word vintage.
I saw a beautiful 80's jacket
I asked the girl how much it was.
e45 she replied.

I thought it was a bit pricey .
So i asked her why the expensive price. 

Her rely was 
'It's vintage'






outfit no 6.

Night dress as dress .
It's my obsession at the moment.

So there you go.
That brought me back to my dislike for that word.
Items should not be expensive because of their age.
maybe their exclusivity, the search that was involved in finding them 
or the materials that is used to make them
but not because the world vintage is attached to them.


 outfit no 7.
Floral pieces and dress from Lucy's lounge

I could go on about the word vintage,
but i'll save you the rant.
what do you think?


outfit no 8.
Tee shirt from Berlin customized to dress by Victoria.



outfit no 9.
Layers of clothes from various flea markets 
and charity shops.






A great event in london ,











Reused election poster.
I wonder will the candidate stick to theirs.

Customers.




Street photography
by 






A book i bought, worth checking out.






50

A month ago I turned 49 years old.
What an age to be, I feel 20 in my mind but my body says otherwise.
Just half a century on this planet, it's been great.
Tick tock, time is important and all those things I never did,
 I want to catch up on..
 Its 50 for 50:
50 new outfits to celebrate that big date,
and a list of 50 things i'd like to do.



Here's one I always wanted to get one of these turbans.
I was in Brixton in London and this lady made me one.
Price £15.



Outfit no 1.
Made by Victim London.


Outfit no 2 
Made by Victoria.
an Irish costume maker.



Outfit no 3
Made by Victoria.


Outfit no 4.
Victoria.


Outfit no 5.
Yet again Victoria.
I am keeping her in business.


A case for all my new clothes.


Super kimonos from this girl at the loft, Powerscourt.


Galway girls
jane o'sullivan (centre) celebrating her new amazing exhibition in Dublin.


Anne's stall at 
fusion market


I visited an amazing
private museum in London
I can't recommend it enough.


 amazing art






The artist Steven Wright.

That's temple bar!





Girls on the town.



Dublin's best dressed man.

My shop is in a part of Dublin, called Temple Bar.
It's right in the centre, It's a pedestrian zone, It's full of bars, restaurants, art gallery's.
a lot of people live there. 
Most of the shops are owner run and there is great camaraderie between us all.
I have traded here for the 26 years .
I love it. 
However the media gives it such a hard time.
Always reporting on crime and exaggerating the level of disruption in the area.
How they portray it is not what I see.
One of our Irish writers brendan behan coined a phase 
+$%&^ the begruggers. 
How appropriate. 
When people hear the bad things they say 'That's Temple Bar'.

So here you go 'That's Temple Bar'
All the great things about it!



Always busking 


The Viking's are invading.
Colourful characters.



Just done. Repainted hotel.
Visual delights.


Irish music artists at the music centre.
supporting Irish talent.


Lovely walkways,




 Meeting House Square.
What a great name.



Temple Bar on Patrick's Day.
Partying!

rooftop view












where to go




out of their man shed.








people.



portraits.



customers.