*News Flash* My favourite vintage glasses shop Spex Pistols is NOW ONLINE! For those of you who read my blog, you’ll know that I’m a massive fan of the store as I’ve been hoarding vintage frames for many years and spend a lot of my time scouring the planet for my next fix. These magical leopard print specs are the latest addition to my collection and my 4th pair from the shop, so I’ve come out in the suns to celebrate!
Spex Pistols is based in Dundee, Scotland, but they’re now shipping all over the world which is great for guys and gals looking for something special outside of the city. I get asked so much about where I find my peepers, and I know how frustrating it is when you can’t find a reliable online shop to buy from. There are no worn-out-n-ready-to-break glasses here, only great quality glasses both old and new and they’re cheaper than what you’d get if you go to a high street opticians. The best part? They’re all made up to your prescription with scratch resistant and anti reflection coating and it’s all included in the price. No hidden prices, no faffing about, and no reason not to empty your wallet and start a collection of your own!
Being a modern pair of glasses, these William Morris glasses are great because they’re super versatile and can put up with a lot more wear and tear than my original 1950s frames. I love how sassy and rockabilly they look. They’re my second pair of white frames, and I am totally digging how easy they are to dress with. Most gals would steer clear because they think white would be too intense, but I couldn’t disagree more; a little bit of drama-glamour goes a long way, and they’re super easy to dress up or down depending on what you’re wearing… not that I dress down very often!
I’ll be blogging a full review on my William Morris glasses shortly, so if you’re looking to invest on a retro inspired pair of frames, I’ll be able giving you the lowdown on my experience with them. In the meantime, you’ll want to check out their epic range that’s totally drool worthy!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’ll have spotted that I’ve been working away on my new range of vintage inspired silk scarves recently. I’m wearing one in this outfit post, so consider this a little teaser, but I can’t wait to finish them up and get them online! This design is based on my love of 1950s signage, and the other two are cocktail and beauty parlour inspired. Now that I’ve done some rigorous testing in Scottish wind and rain, I’m super close to stocking them in my store. Watch this space ladies, the first few orders will be getting an extra special gift to celebrate too!
Last, but not least, I couldn’t write about William Morris without mentioning this incredible artwork that I used as a background for this post! If you’ve not heard of Edinburgh based illustrator Will Morris you need to reassess your life: he created this massive comic for the V&A Dundee which is just crazy fun to pose in front of and solid proof that he’s one to watch. If you’re digging it, check out more images here. Either way you need to get your butt over to his site and check out his 1950s style comic Clerk Colville. It is my absolute favourite! Doesn’t that dancing girl make your heart flutter? Dita Von Teese eat your heart out!
I designed and made the headscarf, but I’m pretty proud to share I made the top and skirt too! The black and white fabric can be found at John Lewis.