Ok, so after many fluffy and fleeting thoughts, after too many to even confess to ‘perfect’ note books purchased in the hope that words will magically tumble from them, here finally is my first attempt at blogging- which is a bit of a disgrace really as by day I tutor English!
Welcome to Prick-me-Dainty, but before I go any further, let me explain that there is NOTHING rude to the name! It is in fact a rather marvelous and now defunct 16th century word that describes a person who loves to get dressed up: My love of vintage and literature combined in three words- voila!
Anyway, you are here most likely because you love vintage. Prick-me-Dainty is an online vintage boutique catering for all fashionistas and budgets. All clothes are lovingly handpicked by me and sent to you, ready to wear. My mantra is that it doesn’t matter what era you love or what niche you belong to- it’s all about dressing up, finding your unique self and having fun.
Last weekend I was at the Numa Bar in Wolverhampton. For any one from the West Midlands or lovers of 70’s/80’s New Romantic synth pop, you’ll know that Gary Numan was one of the leading sons of this genre and the bar carries on his imaginative flair by offering the finest in retro music and live gigs, including metal, rock, ska, mod and indie- but this weekend, Numa belonged to vintage!
Organised by the lovely Dawn and Ellen from Wolverhampton’s vintage Fairs, this beautiful building was turned into a two-storey emporium catering for vintage addicts and featuring some of the Midlands finest sellers and crafters.
I had a rum old time meeting loads of new people, and as well as my usual eclectic menagerie of vintage clothing, I also had the opportunity to feature a new addition to my repertoire- retro sweets in the cutest vintage inspired jars and handmade teacup candles. I may as well confess to being dragged kicking and screaming to the bar (wink, wink!) to sample some of the cocktails on offer and can highly recommend ‘The Bronx.’
My sales included an original vintage 1960’s Mod top (ladies), a 1950’s fur coat and a darling little waterfall front jacket and best of all? A customer from a previous fair dropped by to show me the 80’s black leather skirt she purchased at my last fair in Wolverhampton.
Here she is rocking it hard with a Prick-me-Dainty 1980's black leather skirt, teamed up with a Karen Millen cinched waist belt, black silk blouse and postbox red fitted jacket- 80’s glamour tailored to perfection.
After emptying the van Sunday morning, collecting my daughter from a sleep over and cooking a vegan breakfast, I still had enough energy to do what I love best- hunting for vintage finds. Found the most splendid coat (I say coat, it might be an elaborately gorgeous bed jacket!) but for now, it’s a coat and I have many, many plans for it. Will keep you posted on all developments.
Lots of love,
"If you want to stay streets ahead, look to the past for your inspiration..."