Shop the Vintage Look with Miss Pigeon – The Two Piece Evening Gown

Welcome to another Shop the Vintage Look with Miss Pigeon, where I introduce you to multiple ways of wearing one vintage clothing purchase to get the most for your money, the most out of your wardrobe and more importantly the most out of sustainable style.

This post is showcasing this really beautiful 1970’s evening gown and chiffon bolero two piece.

The chocolate brown background is scattered with a floral pattern in greys, reds and soft blush colours, making it surprisingly easy to match up with other more basic garments from your wardrobe.

The flower print is large but gentle making it flattering on the curves of it’s 16/18 UK size. The dress is polyester, with a lovely swish to the skirt and the bolero is chiffon with balloon sleeves and an tie ribbon at the neck.

This two piece is approximately a UK size 16/18, is £45 and is available from my space at Arttopia, in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. Or it can be bought by contacting me directly to post to you for extra postage costs.

Onto ways to wear this gorgeous beasty.

Look One

Using just the dress worn over a red pussybow blouse. The tie ribbons of the blouse hanging down the neckline helps to slim down the shoulders and buttoned up, the blouse covers any cleavage that you may not be comfortable having on show.

The long sleeves of the blouse make this a lovely transition piece into Autumn, to keep your arms warm through the cooler days.

Dress, size 16/18 £45 (as part of two piece). Blouse, size 18 £12.

Look Two

As above, but the two piece is reunited by adding the bolero for an extra styling option and providing an extra layer in the Autumn evenings.

Look Three

Keeping the red pussybow blouse from Look One and Two, the dress is replaced with a pencil skirt.

Vintage pencil skirts are one of my favourite items for easily completing a slick and sassy look. This beige one picks up the soft blush colours of the floral print, tying the whole outfit together for smart office wear or a few drinks with your Vintage Girl Gang.

This chiffon bolero is so versatile and becomes a free-size piece on it’s own. It would look pretty funky matched with a vintage T-shirt and jeans.

Bolero, size 16/18 £45 (as part of two piece). Blouse, size 18 £12. Skirt, size 10/12 £15.

Look Four

The bolero worn over any dress gives such a stunning and soft styling option to pop over any dress, but teamed with this red satin strappy dress, gives such a demure sexiness you’ll be the centre of the attention in any room.

Bolero, size 16/18 £45 (as part of two piece). Dress, size 16 £25.

Look Five

The dress of this two piece really is just so beautiful on its own. The sleek fabric is smoothing over curves, the V-neck line is gentle enough to reveal just what you want without the danger of top much jugs jiggling.

It would be such great company on a holiday, taking you from day to evening with the addition of some swanky jewellery or the bolero over the shoulders.

All in all, for £45, you get so many outfit options from these two stylish garments. Vintage really can be worn by you everyday without breaking the bank or your ethics on sustainable fashion!

An Indie Kinda Christmas 2019

An Indie Kinda Christmas is in it’s sixth year and we are celebrating that with a festive BANG on Sunday 1st December 2019 at Cafe INDIEpendent, Scunthorpe.

If you’re new to An Indie Kinda Christmas, then allow me to introduce this beautiful event:

Back in 2014, there was a distinct lack of decent Christmas markets in North Lincolnshire that championed and developed new traders and especially nowhere that would accept vintage and antiques. So I worked hard to fill the gap and create an alternative answer to your regular Christmas, to create AN INDIE KINDA CHRISTMAS. A Christmas that celebrates all things Indie!

There are upto 25 market traders who are accepted either for their unique creative gifts or for their ethically driven products.

The stalls are carefully curated to make sure you don’t miss out on all those cool Christmas gifts.

Live Music

To keep you entertained while shopping, I invite some of Lincolnshire finest musicians and this year, we’ll be joined by four live DJs and North Lincolnshire’s Ukelele Band.

Molly from Wet Records

Find Out More

It’s never just Christmas where I’m concerned. The more sparkles, sounds and small businesses, the better!

Add yourself to the Facebook event to make sure you don’t miss out on what gifts and items you’ll find on the day from different market stall holders.

Shop the Vintage Look with Miss Pigeon – The Pussybow Blouse

I’m here to break the common myth that vintage clothing is for Other People; that vintage isn’t easy to wear, or it’s for special occasions only.

I’m calling time on all of that by introducing Shop the Vintage Look with me, Miss Pigeon Vintage.

This passion project of mine is a way of proving that just one vintage garment in your wardrobe, can help rejuvinate your style. Also, that one vintage item can be styled so many ways, you not only save money but also the planet.

With more of us looking for ways of working towards a sustainable future, vintage and secondhand clothing really is the easiest and best place to start thinking more ethically about what we should be reusing and recycling.

Using garments from my rail at Arttopia in Cleethorpes, I’ll be showing you multiple ways of styling and wearing vintage everyday.

I’m starting with this simple vintage pussybow blouse. Pretty much a staple in most wardrobes, the pussybow blouse is really versatile, seeing us through each season with style.

Look One

Worn here with a basic A-line vintage skirt and styled up with colour matching accessories, you can see how this look can easily be worn to work or for a day out with your Vintage Girl Gang!

Blouse, size 20 £18. Skirt, size 10 £12. Bag £6. Scarf £3.

Look Two

This pink shift dress over the top of our pussybow blouse, makes for a great transitional outfit from summer into Autumn. The varying warm tones in the blouse make it fairly easy to choose any colour shift dress to pop on over the top.

Blouse, size 20 £18. Dress, size 10 £20. Bag £6. Scarf £3.

Look Three

These funky 1970s flares give this blouse a groovy edge, taking us right onto the dance floor after a day at work.

Blouse, size 20 £18. Trousers, size 10 £20.

Look Four

This sweet 1960s two piece suit is such a lovely wedding outfit, especially styled with the pussybow blouse. The colour clash really makes both garments just pop!

Blouse, size 20 £18. Suit, size 14 £40. Bag £6. Scarf £3.

This is just the start of how one blouse can take you from office wear, to drinks with your Vintage Girl Gang and onto that weekend’s wedding. And with it being polyester, it’ll wash and dry in time for all of these occasions!

All of the items you see in the photos are available to buy from my rail at Arttopia in Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire. You can also buy vintage from me by heading to my Shop page, for other places to find items from Miss Pigeon Vintage!

Crowle and Ealand 1940s Weekend

This will be my third year trading at the Crowle and Ealand 1940s Weekend.

You’ll find me at 7 Lakes Country Park in Crowle, North Lincolnshire on 21st and 22nd September.

The event often gets a bit of stick for being a small organisation, but this year the voluntary committee have had some great active new members join, meaning that you’ll be seeing bigger and better things happening throughout the weekend.

So, if you want to look as cool as Airbourne Angel (below), come find me in the fields!

To find out more information, head to the event’s website.

Vintage Girl Gang

BUY YOUR #VINTAGEGIRLGANG MERCHANDISE HERE

Since 2014, Miss Pigeon been crushing on, collecting and showcasing some of the best vintage girls out there. The Vintage Girl Gang hashtag has been growing and gathering lipstick smudges across the world since then.

Here, we share with you some of our favourite Vintage Girl Gang members. Chosen for their soaring beehives, perfect pouts, flawless style combinations, sassy attitudes and their sheer commitment to supporting other vintage girls.

Meet the #VintageGirlGang

Hayley, Miss Pigeon Vintage; Founder of #VintageGirlGang. Discoverer of vintage, Developer of pigeon children, Dreamer of dreams, Designer of #vintagegirlgang merchandise, Devotee to small businesses. Find Miss Pigeon Vintage on Etsy, Instagram and Facebook.

From her artworks to her arse, Gwen Cook has the best of them all.

Winging the eyeliner from here to heaven, Gwen has been loving vintage from being a child and uses vintage imagery in her incredible artworks.

Rebecca is a seamstress and vintage dream facilitator. She runs Vintage Edited, buying broken vintage clothing and repairing or re-imagining them into new garments ready for you to wear and style up with more genuine vintage or high street.

From her fringe to her frocks, Rosie is a well-stalked vintage trader, selling through Instagram, Facebook and Depop, you’ll find genuine retro, vintage and nostalgic clothing at proper Northern prices.

Katy is one of our coolest members of #VintageGirlGang. She rocks her eyeliner flicks as hard as her Northern Soul kicks as a lady DJ around Lincoln and beyond. Katy is on Instagram and you definite need to be looking her up!

No frills with Our Gills. What you see is what you get; 1970s dreaminess in it’s purist, most dedicated form. Dressing like your stylish mam in the 1970s and instilling fun and genuine love for vintage in her daily life, Gill really is one worth following for style inspiration.

Relive your retro revolution, vintage Adidas obsession and hardcore mod realness with Lisa. As Northern as a pint of ale drunk on a miners’ strike picket line, let Lisa give you an education in women supporting women and the modern Labour party movement, by following her Instagram here.

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Don’t be fooled by this hardened stare, Jill of Alfie Robot Retro has a gentle heart of gold,  fetching retro homewares around the country since 2013. Jill has an in-built knack of gathering up trendy 1970’s collectibles and flogging them fast. You need to be quick off the mark if you have your eyes on her sassy stock! To buy from Alfie Robot Retro, click here.

All images of the Vintage Girl Gang members are creatively styled, shot and provided in kind by Daniel Urben Photography