Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Afraid of Mice on Ifor1..

After the very successful launch of the Afraid of Mice winter collection the news about all the amazing vintage pieces you can find in their shop have spread like wild fire. On monday Justine Stafford posted this amazing little review on her blog about Afraid of Mice.

I’m Not Afraid Of Mice

I wanted to go to the Afraid Of Mice launch two weeks ago, I really, really did, but had to cancel last minute after coming home from an afternoon at the Zip Zap acrobatic circus with Bear with a pounding headache – small children flying through the air tend to do that to me.

Nats Dixon was there and reported back that it was fantabulous, so much so that she felt weak at the knees (literally) and had to sit downstairs in Superette sipping on a berry juice after an unexpected sugar low. I say it was caused by the excitement of spotting a rare cashmere jersey that she managed to hold on to despite feeling poorly… Good girl!

I made up for my non-appearance at the launch by visiting owner Biance Brandi (oh she of the blonde bangs and cute sailor-girl dress) at her boutique last week and have to say, this girl has the best job in the world, sourcing much-loved wonders from thrift stores, vintage warehouses and private sales in the States.

‘I basically just shop for a living!’, Bianca says with a laugh. I would be laughing too – her collection is enviable – full of designer gems and beautifully preserved numbers, including a collection of beautiful vintage petticoats and sleepwear that made me seriously reconsider my tatty PJ’s at home.

Then of course there is the marshmallow pink and black-fringed loveliness of the space, where I got to choose the tunes (Pat Benatar) that Bianca put on the record-player while I gave in to the temptation and tried on a gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent blazer.

It didn’t fit (thank gawd as I am supposedly banned from shopping) but suddenly my eye was drawn to the next rack where I found a rather delectable (and much more in my budget) navy blue shift (am rocking that ruffle!) and a sequins jersey. For me to wear bling is almost unheard of but hey, it spoke to me – or should I say ’sang’ to me… in a kind of 80’s pop-song way.

All in all, a happy, girly experience and I will definitely be back!

afraid of mice 1 Im Not Afraid Of Mice

Thanxs Justine.

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