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CELIA SPEAKS - 20th June, 2011

 

We are so excited to announce that Celia Birtwell, the genius print designer that brought Ossie Clark's designs to life is giving a talk at the V&A. Taking place on Friday the 23rd of September, Celia will be discussing her amazing career with V&A textiles and fashion curator, Sonnet Stanfill. We wanted to let you know pronto as this one will be a sell out, click here for tickets.

FAST TRACK FUN - 13th June, 2011

 

There is only one place to be this Thursday and that's watching electro swings giants, The Correspondents and chap-hop royality, Mr B - The Gentlemen Rhymer headline FAST FORWARD. Taking place at London's Cargo (83 Rivington Street, EC2A 3AY) Fast Forward is a charity gig dedicated to music and dancing. On the night there will be vintage delights from HOTCAKE KITTY, Burlesque Starlett and Pin-Up Vixen, international DJ sensations FILTH & SPLENDOUR and new folk hero's THE DUFFLE FOLKS.  All proceeds from the night will go to the ASPIRE, a charity whose aim is to help those overcome Spinal Cord injuries; raising money for those who tirelessly work to support and assist the charity and its work. 

 

Tickets Early Bird £8/Advance £10 available from TicketWeb HERE 

 

Checkout the incredible Mr B - The Gentlemen Rhymer, peforming his own unique renditions of 90's dance classics! 

 

FAMILY VALUES - 8th June, 2011

 

Inspired by our Asos blog post dedicated to our company founder, Hazel replicating her mum's outfits with the original clothing, we got to thinking like Carrie. Is our personal style inherited or individual and unique to us? Well, one piece of evidence in favour of the discussion is the style of Zoe Kravitz, daughter of Lenny and 1990's style icon, Lisa Bonet. Take a look...you decide (said in Big Brother voice).

Here is classic Cosby parenting and Denise Huxtable aka Lisa in action, we miss this!

SECRET GARDEN PARTY - 6th June, 2011

Here at Rag&Bow we like to get out and about so we jumped at the chance to visit the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. On the day we loved people watching, vintage hanging basket buying and seeing TV fav, Diarmuid Gavin, presenting from his ‘Irish Sky’ suspended garden. It won both a Gold medal and The RHS People's Choice Award, tidy!

 

Also not to be missed was the undercover Great Pavilion - a hot bed of 110 floral displays. It got slightly hectic as the heavens opened and thousands of people descended in to take cover. Unfortunately we rather optimistically declined the free plastic poncho so did the same.

 

Rather bizarrely we then stumbled across the Burgundy Brocante, online seller of French antique and vintage objects. We fell for their vintage seed labels but you can also check out their wares in person at the Ardingly Antiques Fair, our personal fav.

SUPER STYLE ME - 2nd June, 2011

We haven't had a style round up for a while so we have pulled out this beauties snapped at our recent events . We've chosen three looks seen at May's, Bethnal Green's Affordable Vintage Fair and at our debut at Old Spitalfields Market last Bank Holiday Monday.