Friday, 21 September 2012

Kid Creole & the Coconuts

 Kid Creole and the Coconuts are having a revival at my house lately. Latin, Caribbean, and brass band, Cab Calloway kinda influences, zoot suits, pencil thin/ pencilled in, moustaches, choreographed dancing Coconut girls in bikinis, what more could you ask for really!?!
 I named this band as one of my influences for the spring/summer Edgeley Collection. It always makes me feel like drinking cocktails on a yacht. 
 How could you not love an album titled "In Praise or Older Women and Other Crimes"? 


These are some songs I found on you-tube

Tusler Bags


 There is this really beautiful girl who works on Gertrude street, I used to see her and admire her style and her dedication to one amazing shade of bright orange/red lipstick. As it turned out, Hanna Tusler is a friend of a friend, and she hand crafts a range of leather bags, purses, wallets and belts. Now I'm lucky enough to stock a selection of Tusler originals at Edgeley

 Read more about Tusler bags HERE

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Get Dressed Up

 As if I needed another reason to fiddle around on the internet I've taken to Pintrest like a duck to water. 
I'm not interested in the product shots, fonts, hideous motivational quotes or photos of food, but there are some fantastic old photographs of costumes, advertisements, old fashion magazine spreads etc. These are a few of my recent favorites. (Marchesa Casati above) 
 Dolores Del Rio "Journey into Fear" 1943
 Miss Topsy 1968
 Guy Bourdin
Vampira