W&W WARDROBE – Hannah's vintage wardrobe

January 06, 2020

W&W WARDROBE – Hannah's vintage wardrobe

 

To celebrate the launch of W. Vintage, our handpicked vintage range we asked Watson & White’s Hannah and Kari about their love of vintage and to share with us the vintage pieces they keep in their wardrobe.

 

  1. Hannah, when did you start wearing vintage?

Probably when I was at a skint Art student. I used to scour the charity shops of Newcastle looking for something different and cheap. Then I discovered an amazing Vintage shop in Newcastle called Attica and I would spend hours trawling through their rails and that’s when I properly fell in love with vintage clothing.

 

  1. How much do you wear?

A fair bit, for the day time I love a vintage shirt or pretty top with some high waisted jeans and I have a few vintage dresses that I love for a night out.

 

  1. What is the oldest item in your wardrobe?

I have a beautiful 1920’s Black evening dress that was a gift for my 40th birthday from a good friend.

 

  1. Where do you shop for vintage?

Ebay and Vintage shops usually although I have been given a few pieces by family and friends who know that I love a really good piece.

 

  1. What do you look out for/pitfalls to be aware of?

Sizing! Try everything on and check the seams to see if there is any room for adjustment if you need to.

 

  1. What’s your most treasured vintage item, and why?

Probably my vintage/antique jewellery pieces, I have a pair of earrings that my Grandmother gave me that were made from a pair of my Grandfather's cufflinks, I also have an antique hand mirror that my husband bought me. My aunt gave me one of her (very glamourous) 1950’s evening dresses unfortunately she was a bit more blessed in the bust department than me so I’ve never worn it but I would never part with it, it’s beautiful.

 

  1. What’s the one vintage item you wear the most?

My everyday handbag is a Vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy bag that I coveted for years after seeing a picture of Audrey Hepburn carrying one.

 

  1. Do you wear vintage jewellery?

I do, I always wear a vintage Peridot ring that my mum bought me as it is my chldren’s birthstone. I also always wear a ring that my Grandfather bought me when I was around 11, I wear it as a pinky ring and as I’m 45 now it is officially classed as ‘Vintage’!

 

  1. What vintage item would you most love to own?

An original YSL Le Smoking tuxedo would be heavenly or a Marc Bohan for Dior evening dress.

 

  1. Whose vintage style do you admire?

Bianca Jagger, Loulou de la Falaise and Francoise Hardy are always for Vintage style icons for modern day I actually love how Nicole Richie wears Vintage and Pearl Lowe always looks fab.