Some of you will be heading back to school. So why not shop Nordic Poetry Vintage for a few fresh looks and have the whole class green with envy.
Fashion Designer, collaborative Artist, and also a French Marquis, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac has a vibrant career that has spanned 45 years, and continues to soar to new heights each year! He pioneered the bold cross between Fashion and Art, and as such, his idiosyncratic and innovative creations are a fun mix of bright colours and pop culture references, occasionally feature toys and always have a sense of humour. He has been inspired by and collaborated with many renowned artists over the span of his career, and has been exhibited in countless galleries and museums across the world, such as the V+A in London and the Fashion Museum of Paris.
Our Nordic Crush of the month is on super-babe Gala Gonzalez, of Amlul.com fame! The Spanish-born, London based fashion blogger, DJ, designer, model, stylist and all round it-girl has our hearts a-flutter with her effortlessly cool style, which we think is very on-point with our own Nordic aesthetic! When not roaming the streets of Shoreditch, the Spanish beauty travels the world representing and collaborating with brands such as Superga, YSL, Cartier, Ellie Saab and Mango; regularly sits front-row at major fashion shows, and gets snapped by the street style papz – her constantly changing, yet always classic looks providing inspiration for the fashionable all around the world.
It’s that wonderful time of year again, when party-goers descend upon their Glastonbury’s, Isle of Wight’s and Secret Garden Parties in full festival spirit. Each year, we take our festival fashion cues from the Queens of Coachella and Glastonbury; Kate Bosworth, Alexa Chung, Florence Welsh, Gigi Hadid, Sienna Miller and Vanessa Hudgens! Whether you’re going for whimsical 1970’s boho vibes with fringed suede, a flowy top and elaborate flower crown, or your look is a little more grunge, a-la Kate Moss and her leather trousers, circa 2008 Glastonbury – Nordic Poetry have got all the goods to have you kitted out in style.
The 90’s is having a huge fashion revival at the moment, and one of the biggest trends which can be seen at the moment is high waisted jeans. They can be both flattering and completely the opposite if not styled correctly and you are in dangerous territory of looking frumpy or like your mum in her gardening jeans. The easiest, and most flattering, way of styling them is have them tight at the hips, but not so tight at the waist that they are cutting in and creating an unflattering silhoutte. High waisted jeans are actually quite comfortable, but only once you find the one, the one pair that fits you like a glove and moves with you. Some pairs cut in all the wrong places and can be extremely uncomfortable if they have to be worn higher!
Up and coming artist LeaLea Jones was recently photographed by Scott Smith, of Design Vertigo, for German magazine Tail wearing exclusive Nordic Poetry clothing. Having recently finished her debut album, set for release in September 2013, LeaLea is well on the way to becoming a music sensation. Her music has a cinematic feel, with plenty of big brass, bass and mellow jazz vocals.
We were recently asked by the one and only Little Boots if she could borrow some clothes for the music video of her brand new single “Broken Record” which is set to come out this May. Of course we obliged and were very kindly invited to the shoot. So the Nordic Poetry team got our skates on and went down to check out our clothes in action!
2012 is likely to be remembered by the fashion world as the year that spikes took over. Everywhere you look, once plain items of clothing are now emblazoned with studs – we thought it was just because we’re situated in East London, the home of all extreme fashion fads, but no. Up and down the UK, everything is studded, from jackets to bag, to shoes, and even leggings!
Christmas is less than a month away, so why not start your advent with a new jumper? We’ve extended our range of unique Scandinavian jumpers, and thrown some extra Christmassy numbers into the mix.
Leather in fashion dates back a long way. From cowboy’s chaps to Hells Angel’s biker jackets, it’s always been the ultimate way to make a statement, no matter what look you’re going for. Jackets have been around for years, taking all different shapes and forms to fit current trends, but lately, it’s not just been jackets taking the forefront – leather shorts are taking over.
Nordic Poetry have a fabulous stall at Spitalfields Market and we have the chance to meet lots of stylish guys and girls all the time. So we thought it would be fun to do a Look of the week! We will post a few photos up every week of the top stylish outfits and let you vote for the best of the week. Simply go to our facebook page and click like on the outfit you like most.
At Nordic Poetry we love to explore the history of fashion as this, of course, is what makes vintage clothes just so interesting! However its not just about the clothes, its also the people who wore them which makes our passion for vintage fashion so great. So follow our blog for features on fashion icons who have made marks in history. Some you may instantly recognise and others like our first fashion icon, Filipino politician Imelda Marcos, may be a nice new surprise for you.
This seasons Military Trend has been capturing runways all over the world so Nordic Poetry have decided to take action and explore the history of the trend, in particular a staple item the – Military jacket, enriched with strong characteristics it’s an item constantly evolving from its roots in warfare to a high fashion garment.
What can epitomise cool more than a vintage biker jacket, signifying decades of rebellion and freedom. The classic biker jacket will always be an uber chic fashion statement oozing stylish sex appeal, we are not the first to discover the appeal of the biker jacket, let Nordic Poetry take you on a journey through the history of this infamous vintage piece
Like many others Nordic Poetry has a passion for denim, worn by all ages and enriched with qualities of youth and rebellion, denim is more than just fabric it’s a symbol of heritage and freedom. Our website is full of vintage denim pieces and we think it’s only right that we treat you to a little history on denim and its important role in western culture as well as some of the iconic brands and famous figures who have celebrated it over the decades.