Category Archives: Vintage Jewellery

Christmas present inspiration

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and it’s definitely feeling cold enough to be Christmas. Yes, it’s that time of year again and if you’re anything like us you may have already started to pull your hair out trying to find new and original gift ideas for that person that has just about everything. Well we have had our thinking caps on and have some simply lovely gift suggestions to save the day. You can thank us later.

Vintage crockery by Rare and Racy
These guys have the prettiest stall on Portobello Road every Friday and Saturday stocking the coolest vintage china from all of London’s coolest hangouts.

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c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram
c/o @racycharlie Instagram

You can’t go wrong with a one-off teacup and saucer set from the team whose Instagram profile describes them as all about, ‘Tea, Cake and Girl Power’. You can’t argue with that. AND they do gorgeous cake stands. If you want to get in touch you can find them at @racycharlie on Instagram.

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c/o @racycharlie Instagram

Luxury gents grooming at Grooming at 93 for the special man in your life
We just couldn’t leave the guys out and to be honest, sometimes they are the most difficult to buy for. So why not give them an unforgettable grooming experience at Grooming at 93?

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c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram
c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram

Grooming at 93 is a new, luxury, gents salon we discovered on Wimpole Street, Marylebone, London. It’s on the lower ground floor of John Rushton Shoes. Not only do they offer quality tailored haircuts and beard trims but also traditional, hot towel shaves. Divine!

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c/o @grooming_at_93 Instagram

A quintessentially vintage, British grooming experience for the modern man. If you’re around that part of town then they accept walk-ins so you can easily and spontaneously surprise your Mr. For the organised amongst you then you can make bookings here.

93 Wimpole Street, London, W1, 020 7409 2970 http://www.93wimpolest.com/

Vintage earrings from Clair Green Vintage
Another fab stall on Portobello Road. You’ll find Clair and her divine vintage earrings on a Saturday at the Rogers Gallery, 65 Portobello Road. You can go for original retro beauties such as these art deco clip-ons.

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c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram

However, if you’re not a fan of clip-ons then have no fear. Genius Clair also creates lovely upcycled earrings using authentic vintage beads with new, modern fittings.

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c/o @clair_green_vintage Instagram

If you want to snap up some her unique creations then you can find her at @clair_green_vintage on Instagram.

If you’d like to get our latest news on vintage style and keep up to date on our clothing launch journey, make sure you sign up to our Style By Portobello newsletter. To buy a Scarf Set or one of our Bello Boxes (style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories) just pop over to stylebyportobello.com.

SBP Team x

Style By Portobello does Vintage Clothing

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c/o stylebyportobello.com

We love all things vintage. We love sending out our Bello Boxes full of gorgeous, one-off stylish vintage accessories… AND…we also adore vintage clothes. To that end, in 2017 we are delighted to announce that we’ll be launching a vintage clothing offering! Our edit of women’s vintage clothing and accessories will allow you to explore timeless designs and enduring trends. We can’t give too much away as yet but suffice to say that you’ll be able to preview, pick and buy your favourite pieces there and then. We’ll of course be drip feeding you lots more info as we get closer to launch. Expect gorgeous shoots showcasing the kind of divine pieces you can expect when we go live such as the shot above from our most recent shoot. Talk about a statement vintage jacket. We are so excited and hope you are too! Bring on 2017.

If you’d like to get our latest news on vintage style and keep up to date on our clothing launch journey, make sure you sign up to our Style By Portobello newsletter. To buy a Scarf Set or one of our Bello Boxes (style boxes full of divine vintage jewellery and accessories) just pop over to stylebyportobello.com.

SBP Team x

Vintage Accessories: 5 Ways to Wear a Vintage Brooch

Vintage brooches are fabulously versatile. If you’ve received a vintage pin brooch in your ‘Bello box this month, you’ll be delighted to know that there are so many different ways you can style yours! Here are 5 fantastic ways to wear a vintage brooch…

1| Wear it on Your Jacket 

wear brooch on jacket

One of the most popular ways to style a brooch is on the breast or lapel of your jacket. But you don’t have to stick by the rules when it comes to pin brooches; go brooch crazy with a clash of shapes and colours or if you’re going jacket-less, try styling the brooch in the centre of your outfit for something totally different.

2| Adorn a Headscarf

different ways to wear a brooch

Headscarves are sooo stylish don’tcha know? Not only are they completely chic and retro but they also hide all manners of sins when it comes to a bad hair day. Now you can really make your vintage scarf pop by adding a vintage brooch embellishment. This also saves you from tying the scarf in a knot.

3| Style it in Your Hair

wearing brooch in hair

A brooch in your hair can look utterly divine. Jazz up a messy bun instantly by adding a touch of glitz, and you can transform daytime tresses into an evening up-do. If your vintage brooch is light enough, it should be easy to incorporate into most hairstyles – and it looks oh so fabulous for any occasion!

4| Pin it to Your Handbag 

ways to wear a vintage brooch ideas

If you have some tired handbags that just don’t excite you anymore, why not give them a vintage revival with a pretty pin brooch? A central placement will turn your brooch into the bag’s key feature whilst an off-centre placement will help to complement existing prints and colours. Or go all out and create an eclectic look with clashing brooches from different decades and eras.

5| Turn it into a Necklace 

turn a brooch into a necklace

Another amazing way to style a vintage brooch is to transform it into a necklace. Vintage beads make the perfect partner in crime – or if you’re skilled in jewellery customisation, you could really create a one of a kind piece.

If you love our 5 ideas for styling brooches, don’t forget to share this post on Twitter! You can also follow us on Twitter for more top tips on how to wear vintage accessories.

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SBP Team x

How to Wear Vintage Beads

Beads are so fabulous dahling. And if you’re a fan of the 60s and 70s, you’ll probably agree. But we know that not everyone knows how to rock the retro bead so we bring you some fantastic style inspiration!  If you’ve received beautiful vintage beads in your latest Style By Portobello subscription box, here are four fantastic ways to wear them.

DRAMATIC LAYERS

how to wear bead necklace

If you’re the proud owner of an eclectic bead collection, create drama (like Rihanna) by layering them together for a head-turning look. Whether you choose matching hues or clashing colours, bead layering is a superb way of jazzing up a basic outfit.

TWISTED BEADS

how to wear beads twist

‘Seedbead’ was hot in the 70s and can be done with smaller beads if you’re looking to create that boho hippie look. Or create understated glamour using larger monochrome beads. Simply twist together and finish off with a new jewellery clasp – or for a temporary twist, just tie together with some invisible cotton thread on both ends.

HAIR BEADS 

how to wear vintage beads

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If you want something completely different, why not try styling beads in your hair. Drape around a top knot or ballerina bun and secure into place using hair grips.

CHOKER BEADS

CHOKER BEADS how to wear

 

This look is so easy and so chic. With an element of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, the beaded choker necklace is full of class and sophistication. If you have a long necklace instead of a bib necklace, simply loop it around until you have some choker length layers.

For more vintage style inspiration, make sure you check out our fabulous Pinterest boards. And don’t forget Style By Portobello are also on Twitter and Instagram.

SBP x