The Rolling Stones – Exhibitionism

Well, it’s safe to say they left no Stone unturned (see what I did there) when putting together this exhibition

Over 500 original Stones artifacts from the bands fifty year history spread over the entire two floors of the Saatchi Gallery,
never before seen paraphernalia to rare instruments, iconic costumes, rare video footage & personal diaries

along side a vast array of collaboratory works by artists such as Andy Warhol, Martin Scorsese, Alexander McQueen, and the King of Kings Road Ossie Clark.

Even a recreation of Mick, Keith and Brians early 60s flat in Edith Grove, Chelsea where it looks like there were likely to be more rats than possessions in there, I bet there’s not many Chelsea flats that look like that nowadays!!

The guitars and style section is what got my heart racing, as this is a Style blog, I’m gonna talk to you a little about that.

so here it is…

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There were some amazing pieces in there from the 1960s right up to Jaggers 2013 gold brocade L’ Wren Scott jacket that he wore at Hyde Park

as for the vintage pieces……… you may want to sit down for this….
Granny Takes A Trip, among them is a gorgeous jacket of Keiths, Mr. Fish, Mr. Freedom, Hung on You, Lord Kitchener Valet it goes on…. pieces from every boutique on the Kings Road & Carnaby Street in the 60s

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..and these Ossie Clark jumpsuits especially made for Jagger to wear on tour (“His road manager loved that,” Ossie once said, “because you could just chuck them in the washing machine after each show”) – this gold number was worn on the 1972 America tour for ‘Exile On Main Street’ and the white was recently worn by Kate Moss for an editorial in last Mays Vogue magazine

I won’t give away too much more, because I think you need to visit this for yourselves, just for the buzzing atmosphere alone. keep your eyes and ears peeled for this if you are not local to London because I’ve heard its touring after its finished at the Saatchi Gallery.

for more check out my You Tube Video Here

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So lets drink to that….

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Desdemona Style & Vintage will be having a pop up shop this Saturday at the Rochester Flea

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Any of you readers live in or close to Rochester, Kent? …….. if so you are in for a real treat Desdemona is popping up at The Rochester Flea in Rochester High Street this Saturday (29th)

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Desdemona will have clothing, bags, jewellery, sunglasses etc up for sale, so come and have a browse 🙂
If you are not local then you can always shop online (all links are on my website, or feel free to contact me if you are after something in particular)

This week, I was honored to be picked as their featured seller on their blog this month, here’s my interview…..

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By tracyaffleck, Aug 23 2015 07:40PM

Hi Hayley! Really looking forward to seeing you at the Rochester Flea on 29th August. How long have you been selling vintage and how did you start?

I’ve been selling vintage and quality fashion items for around 15 years now. I started off working in an underwear boutique in Bluewater and the owner always mentioned what I was wearing and customers would ask me where I got my clothes from. She gave me a budget and I would go out and buy items and customize garments for her to sell in her shop alongside the underwear and those items flew out the shop, so I started setting up my own stalls, beginning at Greenwich market in London, and it’s all gone from there.

I had my own boutique that some of you may remember, Up the Junction along the lower Rochester road, and that’s where I started off my styling side of things and sourcing and supplying clothing and accessories to costume designers and wardrobe departments for TV and stage, which I still do now.

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What do you love about vintage clothing?

Well, I love the romance of where that piece has been, who wore it before you, what it’s seen and all that hippy dippy stuff!

But more seriously, it’s the design, the cut and the quality of clothing then, time and care was taken over making a garment, it wasn’t knocked up in some sweat shop in China, which brings me to the ethical side of it… for starters wearing vintage or second hand clothing is recycling so it’s good for the environment, it cuts down on the energy and pollution made by producing and transporting disposable clothing, and less goes to landfill.

Desert Island Discs?

I love this question!! If Carlsberg asked questions this probably would be one of them 😉  I’m a castaway!!

I have to start with a Beatles track as they are my all time favourite (BIG John Lennon fan over here!)It was my mum that got me into The Beatles when I was a kid (as well as Rod Stewart, T-Rex and Reggae!)

  • No.1 is The BeatlesCome Together.
  • No. 2 Eddie Cochran Twenty Flight Rock. It’s in a great film The Girl Can’t Help It with Jayne Mansfield and it’s a great tune, nuff said!
  • No. 3 a bit of Doo Wop now that sounds like it could of fell off the Grease movie soundtrack….Del VikingsWhispering Bells.

I was a Indie kid in my teens when I started wearing vintage clothing, 70s flares, some kitsch skinny rib t shirt and my Adidas Sambas, thinking one day I might be the first female member of Oasis!! Oasis singles where great because you’d get 2 or 3 B sides that where just as good as the A side so you got a lot a bang for your buck so…

  • No.4 is Talk Tonight Oasis (B side on Some Might Say)
  • No.5 Another track from the 90s Indie days ..The Stone RosesWaterfall . brilliant song.
  • No. 6 Love this song…. Ramblin’ Man by The Allman Brothers Band
  • No. 7 Free BirdLynyrd Skynyd. I have my Dad to thank for my love of 70s rock music, he was a drummer in a band in the 70s, they were called Mind Cage! Hehe!
  • No. 8 is Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love, just because !

And then I know you only get 8 but I NEED 9! This last track is not only my teams song (Liverpool FC) but it’s the lyric, simple but always pick me up when I need it, and its fitting with the lost of Cilla Black this month…

  • No. 9 Gerry & The PacemakersYou’ll Never Walk Alone

Artists that inspire you?

These are all artists too me in one way or another..   Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, John Lennon, Barbara Hulanicki, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Rachel Zoe, Iris Apfel, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, Edith Head, Elsa Schiaparelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot.

What was the last exhibition you attended?

Last week I visited the Imperial War Museum for their Fashion On The Ration exhibition, The exhibition was a little smaller than expected, but was really good if you are into fashion or 40’s fashion.

It includes uniforms, utility clothing, “make do and mend” garments, wedding outfits etc.

My favourite piece was definitely the “Siren Suit” a kind of (more stylish) onesie that was designed to wear over nightwear to maintain a ladies modesty while traveling to and seeking shelter during night time air raids.

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(Read my blog post about the exhibition HERE)

Favourite thing about Rochester?

The history, the boutiques, the coffee shops, the cobblestones

Sushi or Italian?

I’m not much of a meat eater and I’m not keen on sushi at all, you can’t go wrong with an Italian…. I do love a mean pizza!

Pink or Red?

Definitely red! My hair gives that away, I’ve never been that much of a pinky girly girl, I even tried to dye my dolls hair red with my mums’ red food colouring when I was a kid!

As of this spring I am also a trained hairdresser, so I’ll stick to proper hair colourants from now on, Promise! I’ll have a mannequin head with a victory rolls hair style on display at the Rochester Flea so if anyone’s in need of some vintage hair styling for events then come say Hi!

Favourite ever vintage purchase?

Well that has to be the Austin Mini I had, 1966, Red with a union flag on the roof, next to no mileage, he’d been sat in a garage for years, he was a stud! But I had to let him go, I didn’t trust my driving !!

Where can we find you?

www.desdemonastyle.wordpress.com

Twitter: @styledesdemona

Instagram: @desdemonastyle

Facebook: Desdemona Style & Vintage

All these links are on my website www.desdemonastyle.moonfruit.com

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Thanks for reading 🙂 See you there!!
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Hair Competition (part 2) 1940’s Autumn hair

So,

My last post was about the Christmas hair Competition, so I thought I’d just let you know about our latest competition,

the theme was “The Seasons”. I chose Autumn, I must admit Summer is my favorite month by a mile, but I do love the Autumn sun, and the colours of the leaves in Autumn

I also chose to put my spin on the hairstyle 😉 and went for a Vintage 1940s style with Victory Rolls at the front and designed a cute row of vertical rolls at the back and then added a hair slide I made with some decorative acorns, toadstools, feathers etc

Aaaaaaaand…………….. I won 1st Prize!!

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I created this look by curling all the hair first with tongs, the two front sections that created the victory rolls were curled back away from the face, and the back all curled in the same direction with the tong held vertically, which helped create the rolls at the back

The rolls were created by twisting them around my index finger and rolling them in towards the scalp, then securing with grips and hairspray

Hope you like it! 🙂

oh and before I finish, here’s the mood board I had to do first, to present my inspirations and materials I was going to use.

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Thanks for reading!!

Have a lovely weekend

x

Vintage Leather Motorcycle Jacket

Desdemona has found THE most perfect Biker jacket for you lucky ladies…..
Check this baby out….
Vintage genuine leather motorcycle jacket with asymmetric zip, zips on the cuffs and red lining!!
Soooooo Alexa Chung!……..
We post Worldwide Ladies!!!!
The Motorcycle Jacket is a must have item that never dates, you will be bringing this out winter after winter.
Christmas is coming!!!! Tell Santa to get bidding!

 UPDATE:  Sold! follow to be the first in the know of what Desdemona has to offer

Desdemona has some gems this week….. Hobbs workwear / 50s crochet bag / Ness tartan jacket

You lucky ladies!!!
Desdemona’s been hard at work finding you the best Vintage and Stylish gems
check these out
Up for auction this week is this wonderful Hobbs of London Navy 2 piece suit made in the finest English wool
‘Smart but feminine with a 1940s feel’
Hobbs is a big hit with the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) she always looks smart and stylish in Hobbs
Kate looking amazing in Hobbs
Then there’s this vintage 1950s Crochet Hand bag in a cappuccino shade with Lucite handle
the perfect Autumn bag to go with those coats for that retro look
Last but not least is this Ness of Scotland light brown and pink tweed tartan wool jacket
looks just as fab over a tea dress as it does with your riding boots or wellies for that quintessential British look
And we post WORLDWIDE, what could be better than that?!
you sit back, relax with your cuppa and let Desdemona show you some beautiful pieces
if you see anything you like well the links are there for you to bid
if you would like to get in touch, comment below, tweet us , or email
misshayleyrockz@hotmail.com
thanks for looking ladies!
xx
UPDATE:  now all sold! follow us for more….

3 little beauties for you from Desdemona xx

Hey my lovely ladies
Here’s a couple of pieces up for sale at the moment
Retro late 60s – early 70s paisley dress with HUUUUUUGE bell sleeves
Ri2K (John Richmond) dark brown genuine leather hand bag in the most elegant mock croc
and then there’s this 1950s black genuine leather handbag by Spearo
update: all sold!