2010 has been a big year for vintage, with the likes of Lily Allen taking it mainstream with her venture 'Lucy in Disuguise' and the first festival dedicated to all things retro, Vintage at Goodwood. So what to buy for followers of the vintage trend?If they're new to the scene, nothing will beat an introduction from the experts; try a half orfull day vintage tour of London from Fox and Squirrel. If, like these ladies, they already have a wardrobe full of 50s frocks then here are some of their vintage wishlist gems, and as always, a few recommendations from moi.
A must have for Vintage fashion fans' coffee tables, Cecil Beaton's The Art of The Scrapbook. See the behind the scenes images from the photographer who shot all the greatest stars. If Rebecca gets her coffee machine she should have some lovely vintage cups to drink it from- check out Mrs Stokes for gorgeous crockery cased in cute gift cases.
Realistic expectations for under your tree: I want to start making videos for my blog, perhaps showing how I make my jewellery or of interviews with people I admire, so I'd really like a Flip Camcorder
Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: Vintage Chanel handbag
Katie's Recommendations; Ok ladies, I hear you with the Chanel bag thing. Luckily I recently discovered Rewind Vintage who specialise in stocking vintage Chanel bags.
Interests; anything 1960s, vintage, writing, cinema, small rodents
Realistic expectations for under your tree: I would love a Dansette record player (still very expensive) or black original 60s Mary Janes
Ideal Christmas gift of your dreams: a permanent suite at Claridge's
Katie's Recommendations; Recreate classic British 'Claridges' glamour with gifts from Go British, they stock all the timeless vintage favourites, from traditional Penhaligons for the bathroom to limited editions like this Christopher Kane Roberts Radio. They also have a great gifts guide section- where you can shop by British style icon; from Princess Diana and Winston Churchill, to Audrey Hepburn and James Bond