My Vintage London - 40s connoisseur Fleur de Guerre
This week, the exceptionally beautiful and incredibly talented Forties enthusiast Fleur de Guerre shares her favourite London shops and places.
The Vintage Guide to London: Who are you, and what do you do?
Fleur de Guerre:My nom de plume (and de modelling!) is Fleur de Guerre, and I’m a freelance copywriter, vintage columnist, blogger, event planner and occasional pin-up model!
The Vintage Guide to London: Why do you like vintage – or in other words, what does vintage mean to you?
Fleur de Guerre: I have been wearing vintage and vintage style clothing for well over six years now, and came to it through a more rockabilly style. For me, the clothing of the late Thirties and early Forties represents the absolute zenith of style – nothing is more aesthetically pleasing to me.
I love the cuts, the details and the fabrics, as well as the history. Also, as a former grungy teenager, dressing vintage is a way to look different to everyone else (even if it’s getting ever more popular), whilst looking feminine, grown up and stylish.
The Vintage Guide to London: What are your favourite London vintage shops?
Fleur de Guerre: I tend not to shop that much in London, but Brick Lane is always worth a visit, especially This Shop Rocks for real drool-worthy pieces. The Girl Can’t Help it in Alfies Antique Market, Marylebone, also fits into the ‘aspirational’ category for me! But really, I just like to drop round the Vintage Secret boudoir for gin and cake and browse Naomi’s rails of treasures!
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