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Vintage Sneak Peek

A hint of some of the new vintage dresses for TheVintageDesignShop.

Another glimpse of the new vintage dresses.

I was scouting today, out on a beautiful sunny Saturday. Apparently the weather is supposed to turn to showers and rain the next few days. I suppose it wouldn’t be a long weekend without some wet weather. Weather aside, I scored some excellent vintage, namely dresses and skirts keeping with the SS 2012 trends I’ve been writing about, that you will see appearing in the shop over the next few days. In the meantime, here is a teaser!

x Rena

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Pleats Please!

I can’t think of pleats without thinking of Japanese designer Issey Miyake. Pleats Please by Issey Miyake first launched as a line in 1993. He pioneered his technique during the 80s. First, the garments were cut, and then placed between paper sheets and finally heat treated in a press to create his signature pleated look.

Pleats on the runway for Prada SS 2012.

Pleats are everywhere this spring and something to consider adding to your wardrobe. Here’s some inspiration for you. There are some wonderful dresses and skirts out there tempting me. Prada is my favourite for pleats for SS 2012, incorporating pleats with another favourite – colour blocking.

Get the Prada look for less at Oasis.

Ted Baker pleated floral dress available at ASOS.

Pleated chiffon colour block dress by LYUDMILA_LANE available at notjustalabel.

And a pleated blouse…

Pleated blouse available at ASOS.

And we even have pleated accessories to consider, including a pleated clutch and handbag.

Pleated yellow clutch by CheriDemeter.

Anya Hindmarch Mini Gracie bag available at myteresa.

Pleated scarf…

Pleated blue merino scarf available from the Royal Academy of Arts.

And finally some Issey Miyake to conclude today’s post…

Issey Miyake Staircase Dress 1994-95 at the Met Museum.

Till tomorrow!

x Rena