Tag Archives: Most Wanted Vintage

Thieves’ Alley Market, Saturday 14 February

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage

Sarndra

Sarndra

Chapel Gardens (Milton)

Chapel Gardens (Milton)

Daniel and Olivia

Daniel and Olivia

Dunedin Steampunk Group

Dunedin Steampunk Group

Emma

Emma

Clemency and Nick

Clemency and Nick

Flagstaff Alpacas

Flagstaff Alpacas

 

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Dunedin’s Bloomin’ Lovely

Something romantic happens when flowers and vintage come together – whether it’s old Hollywood glamour or rock festival hippy chic. Spring has hardly sprung yet the city is vibrant with a kaleidoscope of floral colour. Here, we’ve done some colour matching around town. Everything featured is from a local vintage or op shop.

Red dress with palm tree print from Two Squirrels Vintage

Red dress with palm tree print from Two Squirrels Vintage

'Hollywood' glamour gown from Butterflies Hospice Shop

‘Hollywood’ glamour gown from Butterflies Hospice Shop

'Pretty in pink' dress from Finders Keepers Boutique

‘Pretty in pink’ dress from Finders Keepers Boutique

Nautical-theme dress from Vintage Dress Company

Nautical-theme dress from Vintage Dress Company

Cream beaded dress from Presbyterian Support Op-Shop

Cream beaded dress from Presbyterian Support Op-Shop

Pink and white gown from Raspberry Beret (no-longer-with-us sister of Purple Rain)

Pink and white gown from Raspberry Beret (no-longer-with-us sister of Purple Rain)

Blue rose-patterned dress from The Modern Miss

Blue rose-patterned dress from The Modern Miss

Hippy-chic dress from Most Wanted Vintage

Hippy-chic dress from Most Wanted Vintage

Since it’s 2014, these poppies remind us of all the young men who lost their lives for the cause of freedom between 1914 and 1918. We would like to mention two in particular. Firstly, our second cousin Albert Alfred Sammons who was killed in action on 25 April 1915 while serving with the Royal Fusiliers. Also, Morgan Morris (our great grandfather’s brother) of the 9th Battalion Welsh Regiment. He was 27 years old when he died on 1st February 1917 following an enemy gas attack.

In Loving Memory of Morgan Morris (1890 – 1917)

In Loving Memory of Morgan Morris (1890 – 1917)

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What Are You Wearing February?

On an O-Week summer’s day, the girls came out to play, along with their bold colours, feminine florals and funky footwear. And there was Wesley!

Jemma wears dress and bag by Company of Strangers, and sunglasses by Karen Walker.

Jemma wears dress and bag by Company of Strangers, and sunglasses by Karen Walker.

Veronica wears Radio One t-shirt and op-shop skirt.

Veronica wears Radio One t-shirt and op-shop skirt.

Anna and Niamh wear hand-me-downs and clothing bought online.

Anna and Niamh wear hand-me-downs and clothing bought online.

Holly wears op-shop.

Holly wears op-shop.

Wesley wears top by Rick Owens, shorts by Zambesi and Converse customised by Philip James Frost x Company of Strangers.

Wesley wears top by Rick Owens, shorts by Zambesi and Converse customised by Philip James Frost x Company of Strangers.

Anna and Christine. Anna wears skirt by Glassons, necklace from Thieves Alley Market and boots by Mi Piaci.

Anna and Christine. Anna wears skirt by Glassons, necklace from Thieves Alley Market and boots by Mi Piaci.

Nada wears dress gifted by friend and op-shop stockings.

Nada wears dress gifted by friend and op-shop stockings.

Anna-Marie and Christina. Anna-Marie wears dress from Yaks n Yetis. Christina wears skirt and braces from Topshop.

Anna-Marie and Christina. Anna-Marie wears dress from Yaks n Yetis. Christina wears skirt and braces from Topshop.

Tannia wears dress from Most Wanted Vintage and necklace from Thieves Alley Market.

Tannia wears dress from Most Wanted Vintage and necklace from Thieves Alley Market.

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Fabulous Finds 7

We love mixing vintage with contemporary pieces, especially accessories. It’s a great way to create a unique and timeless look.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Tudor wears Most Wanted Vintage bag from The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

Vintage denim jacket from Most Wanted Vintage ($40) – The Vintage Roundup. Behind: vintage Birmingham (England) bus blind.

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

NOM*d socks ($28) – Plume (310 George Street).

Vintage dress from King's Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Vintage dress from King’s Emporium ($28) – The Vintage Roundup.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King's Emporium.

Velvet and bead necklaces by Tamsin Cooper ($29.95 each) – Tamsin Cooper Outlet (30 Moray Place). Worn with dress from King’s Emporium.

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Wool cardigan by Waughs ($99 sale price) – Waughs (460 George Street).

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

Karen Walker Runaway Girl pendant ($35) – Belle Bird Boutique (327 George Street). Worn with dress by NOM*d.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1960s vintage dress from June Loves Fred ($90) – The Vintage Roundup. Worn with shoes by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, bracelet by Whiting and Davis, and wolf pendant by Wendy James.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

1940s vintage brooch from Two Squirrels Vintage ($18) – The Vintage Roundup.

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The Vintage Roundup at The Old Lone Star, 7 September

Sixties swing, seventies psychedelia, 80s grunge, Madonnaesque power dressing – it was all there at the old Lone Star (Princes Street) last Saturday when The Vintage Roundup returned. And the crowds came! Once again, this spectacular event was organised by Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage. We had so much fun foraging for goodies from stallholders whose interests were diverse and eclectic. As usual, most of them were Dunedinites but a few came from further afield.

Upstairs

Upstairs

Downstairs

Downstairs

Warren and Vanessa from Two Squirrels came all the way from the fringe of Central Otago. They moved there from Christchurch after the earthquakes destroyed one of their shops and put the other in the red zone. On a positive note, their new shop in Milton has its grand opening weekend on 5-6 October. We can’t wait!

Warren and Vanessa of Two Squirrels.

Warren and Vanessa of Two Squirrels.

Vanessa sets the scene in vintage.

Vanessa sets the scene in vintage.

 

It was lovely to see Liz King of King’s Emporium (Herbert, North Otago) here again. She has a great eye for beautiful dresses – we couldn’t resist buying another one! She’s also a bit of a sewer on the side.

Liz King of King's Emporium.

Liz King of King’s Emporium.

Rosie and Jordan show off a top from Kings Emporium. Rosie wears denim jacket from the old Recycle Boutique. Jordan wears clothes from South Dunedin op shops.

Rosie and Jordan show off a top from Kings Emporium. Rosie wears denim jacket from the old Recycle Boutique. Jordan wears clothes from South Dunedin op shops.

Rosa and Zac. Rosa wears blazer from Brown Street Bespoke. Zac wears clothes from Toffs and a Jewish good luck charm.

Rosa and Zac. Rosa wears blazer from Brown Street Bespoke. Zac wears clothes from Toffs and a Jewish good luck charm.

Amanda of Brown Street Bespoke and her friend Monique.

Amanda of Brown Street Bespoke and her friend Monique.

Daisy, from Little Moon Designs, is based in Dunedin. Her eco-clothing line for children is inspired by her six year old daughter. She also loves hat making, especially since she finds it frustrating when hats don’t fit or spoil hair styles.

Daisy of Little Moon Designs.

Daisy of Little Moon Designs.

Sharon Bratton of the Vintage Dress Company wears dress by VDC.

Sharon Bratton of the Vintage Dress Company wears dress by VDC.

Zara and Alice. Zara wears op shop. Alice wears shirt from Oamaru, dress from Wildpair and cardigan from Butterflies Hospice Shop.

Zara and Alice. Zara wears op shop. Alice wears shirt from Oamaru, dress from Wildpair and cardigan from Butterflies Hospice Shop.

Sharon displays a vintage dress from the Bonham Theatre.

Sharon displays a vintage dress from the Bonham Theatre.

Beth and Jessie. Beth wears op shop. Jessie wears shorts by Glassons and waistcoat from ReStore.

Beth and Jessie. Beth wears op shop. Jessie wears shorts by Glassons and waistcoat from ReStore.

Liz King of King's Emporium (on right) and friend Sandra from Waitati enjoy girl time.

Liz King of King’s Emporium (on right) and friend Sandra from Waitati enjoy girl time.

It was exciting to see the unveiling of Swish in the City which Tannia Lee has helped organise. It will be Dunedin’s first official clothing swap on Saturday 5 October at the Dunedin Railway Station! It promises to be an amazing event with live entertainment, spot prizes and a complimentary drink.

Fiona (image consultant) of Swish in the City wears vintage jacket, brooch by Tamsin Cooper and homemade flairs.

Fiona (image consultant) of Swish in the City wears vintage jacket, brooch by Tamsin Cooper and homemade flairs.

Jessica wears Afghan coat from Purple Rain.

Jessica wears Afghan coat from Purple Rain.

The weather was so incredible that vintage lovers spilled out onto Princes Street creating a hub of activity and excitement. It was very convenient having Purple Rain Cafe practically next door, giving shoppers the opportunity to grab a quick cup of coffee between purchases. Colourful, quirky mannequins lined the street and we were even entertained by a retro busker, who recited limericks.

Annelyse wears coat from ReStore.

Annelyse wears coat from ReStore.

Rosie wears her new Most Wanted Vintage jersey.

Rosie wears her new Most Wanted Vintage jersey.

Hannah and Frits from Purple Rain.

Hannah and Frits from Purple Rain.

Thanks so much Tannia – you’ve done it again!

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage.

Tannia Lee of Most Wanted Vintage.

 

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Fabulous Finds 5: The Vintage Roundup Edition

Why wear vintage? There’s lots of good reasons. Quality, originality, affordability, nostalgia and indulging in your secret sartorial fantasy. We are lucky in Dunedin; there’s lots of good vintage to be found. This is what we bagged at the recent Vintage Roundup at Queens.

Angora jersey from Most Wanted Vintage ($40)

Angora jersey from Most Wanted Vintage ($40)

Blazer from Alice's Wonderland ($15)

Blazer from Alice’s Wonderland ($15)

Beaded bag with concertina clasp from First of June ($15) next to 1930s photo of our beautiful grandmother.

Beaded bag with concertina clasp from First of June Vintage ($15) next to 1930s photo of our beautiful grandmother

Dress from King's Emporium ($60)

Dress from King’s Emporium ($60)

Wool dress from Most Wanted Vintage ($30)

Wool dress from Most Wanted Vintage ($30)

Pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage ($25)

Pendant from Two Squirrels Vintage ($25)

Jersey from Ruby's Rack ($15)

Jersey from Ruby’s Rack ($15)

Butterfly top from King's Emporium ($30)

Butterfly top from King’s Emporium ($30)

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The Vintage Roundup at Queens Bar

Top quality vintage clothing and accessories were up for grabs, today, as Queens Bar metamorphosed into a kaleidoscope of colour and texture. Stallholders came from far and wide, from Herbert to South Otago, and Dunedin’s finest were there too! Tannia Lee from Most Wanted Vintage organised the event. Her meticulous attention to detail ensured that there was a style of vintage to suit everybody (even the boys) and that the day ran smoothly. The bar was open, serving coffee and beer to keep the thirst at bay. It was certainly hard to drag ourselves away!

The Vintage Roundup

Most Wanted Vintage

Most Wanted Vintage

Most Wanted Vintage

Most Wanted Vintage

Tannia from Most Wanted Vintage

Tannia from Most Wanted Vintage

Two Squirrels Vintage

Two Squirrels Vintage

Two Squirrels Vintage

Two Squirrels Vintage

Kings Emporium

Kings Emporium

Hayley from Queens wears vintage from Wanganui.

Hayley from Queens wears vintage from Wanganui.

First of June Vintage

First of June Vintage

Alice from Alice's Wonderland

Alice from Alice’s Wonderland

Needlebot Crafts

Needlebot Crafts

Becky and Christina. Becky wears high street. Christina wears vintage op-shop skirt from Dunedin and retro brooch from Christchurch.

Becky and Christina. Becky wears high street. Christina wears vintage op-shop skirt from Dunedin and retro brooch from Christchurch.

Sam from Auckland wears op-shop.

Sam from Auckland wears op-shop.

Kelly wears vintage from her own stall.

Kelly wears vintage from her own stall.

Ruby (from Ruby's Rack) wears top from Wanaka Wastebusters.

Ruby (from Ruby’s Rack) wears top from Wanaka Wastebusters.

Rachel Blackburn (designer) and Amanda (from Brown Street Bespoke). Rachel wears retro and leggings designed by herself. Amanda wears op-shop.

Rachel Blackburn (designer) and Amanda (from Brown Street Bespoke). Rachel wears retro dress and leggings designed by herself. Amanda wears op-shop.

Edward wears jacket from The Modern Miss.

Edward wears jacket from The Modern Miss.

 

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