One of my first jobs in vintage fashion-and my very first job after going freelance- was writing profiles for the Atelier Mayer website designer directory. I got to see some amazing pieces that founder Carmen Haid had in stock- from original, previously unseen Ossie Clarke samples to bespoke dresses handmade by her grandmother who was an atelier in Austria in the early 20th century.Since then she's been dressing stars like Emma Watson for the red carpet, and has now produced the first volume of Atelier Mayer, the magazine.
Its a beautiful publication; perfect for coffee tables of vintage lovers everywhere.Inside you'll find everything from editorial shoots with Bip Ling, to articles on vintage fashion illustrations and behind the scenes shots of the Atelier Mayer team.
Here's an image from one of the editorial shoots featuring the custom made trunk installed in the Berkeley Hotel, filled with Atelier Mayer goodies like vintage clutch bags, costume jewellery,gloves and hats.
One of my favourite articles is an interview with Cliff Muskiet and Mike Stenitschka about their private collection of vintage airline uniforms.Some of the 60s outfits look like something straight out of a James Bond movie-great little skirt and jacket combos in bright colours.
You can order volume1 now here.