Vintage Fashion Clothing Blog | Beyond Retro
Posted on October 2, 2015
This Halloween Beyond Retro invite you to witness the joining of hands …in terror, as we head down to the little white chapel for a bridal bloodfest!!
MEN BEWARE! All of your greatest commitment fears are about to come at once. Ending holy matrimony everywhere they go with an insatiable appetite for destruction, it’s safe to say that these hussies from hell are thirsty for blood. These bridezillas won’t stop at anything until they tie the knot …around your neck!
So if you’re looking for a date with death, join us on the 8th October 2015 for the unveiling of Beyond Retro’s Halloween Horror Show. If you dare…
Words by: Annie Chawla
Posted on September 29, 2015
As the home of our original flagship store and our Dalston outpost, the East London fashion scene is near and dear to our retro hearts and an endless source of style inspiration for the entire Beyond Retro team. So of course we were super-duper excited to see the unique fashion flavour of our home turf celebrated in East End Fashionistas, a thrilling new street style book out now by Thames & Hudson.
In portrait after portrait, photographer Anthony Webb manages to capture all the wit and sartorial whimsy that makes East London such an expressive canvas of original style for people of all ages. From vintage hipsters to new-wave punks and everything in between, the creative spirit is alive and kicking in these truly individual looks, often rooted in the threads of yesteryear (and we like to think, often found on Beyond Retro shop floors!)
Shot largely on and around Brick Lane, Webb's portraits of men and women both young and old are juxtaposed with graffiti-ed gospel spotted around the neighborhood and quotes by icons of British fashion from Vivienne Westwood to Alexander McQueen. Amongst this fine fashion fray we couldn't help but notice a few familiar Beyond Retro faces, from a one-time visual merchandiser to fashion historian Amber Butchart, who was our first-ever Archive manager. Whether you're looking for style inspiration or simply enjoy the documentary nature of modern street photography, this collection of conversation-starting images is great one to add to the coffee table and a future relic of London life in the early 2010s. Click here to read more and purchase this tome of terrific head-to-toe style.
Words by: Kelly Miller
Posted on September 28, 2015
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that fashion month is soon drawing to a close! The descent of Wintour et al on Brewer Street’s local NCP certainly caused a stir, as paparazzi swarmed to surround stylists, off-duty models, fashion bloggers, buyers and designers to get a glimpse of the outfits we should all be wearing this season.
On the ground, the BR team were there to soak up the energy and excitement as we scouted out the crème de la crème of vintage street style. For those of you who missed out on this fashion frenzy, as promised, we’ve taken stock of the hottest looks paraded around the streets of Soho.
Have a flick through our some of our fave LFW SS16 street style snaps below. Go on, have a little scroll.
Pictured; @tarastarlet of eponymous vintage fashion label Tara Starlet (right), with Jewellery designer @pipjolley (left), joined by our very own Head of Press & Marketing @plumdiddlyumcious (middle) in her oriental trophy jacket from Beyond Retro (à la Ryan Gosling in Drive)
Pictured; And last, but by no means least- our lovely Senior Social Media Coordinator @Francesca__Wright wearing a 1970s maxi dress from the Beyond Retro Archive
Words by: Annie Chawla