Vintage Collecting June 16, 2009Posted by Lauren Cooke in Fashion, Inspiration, Thrifting.
Tags: Clothes, collections, eyes, Fashion, sparkly, tights, vintage
As some of you may have realised, I have a bit of a collection going on. Vintage dresses (how is it I can still have days with “nothing to wear”?) are a major area. More costly, but more addictive, is my collection of shoes. Most of my shoes aren’t vintage, due to my lanky size 7 feet and certain love of all shoes new or old!
I have always wanted to be a collector. I think the influence of an antique dealing and collecting father has made me realise how long the pleasure gained from certain items can last for a long long time. Of course, my first collections didn’t have quite the longevity – stamps bored me, and my “unique” collection of straightened out paper clips just somehow didn’t cut it!
Now, however, I can feel a new collection building. That is, the collection of vintage tights. Currently this isn’t all that extensive… lets just put it this way – clumsy accident prone people probably shouldn’t wear their vintage tights collection! Never mind though, as I am starting to get serious and consider archiving certain pairs. Serious eh?
As always, I no doubt will start with beautiful organised plans, but something will go amock. Even if it does, however, I’m not sure I car. I get so much please out of a perfect and amazing unusual pair of tights, that wearing them (and laddering them) is one of the main pleasures.
Here are some I have my eye on at the moment:
Such unusual tights these – I have never seen anything like these. They could be very easily found on the designer catwalk nowadays.
Cute and modern – but as with all vintage tights, these are detailed and high quality. Cheap too, at 99p!
Finally, these lizard tights. I really enjoy eye-catching unusual patterns, and these garishly packaged tights are just that. I can’t get over how detailed they are – even with tiny sequined eyes!