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  • Ønward!

    February 1, 2015

    scot street style book

    Image credit: David Boni (via The Skinny)

    Congratulations to Gordon Millar at Scot Street Style on the launch this weekend of his crowd-funded book, Ønward!  (Yes, we can do the Scandinavian O with a stroke through it!)  Having run into him at the Herald Fashion Awards, we especially like his impressive beard and vintage jacket, not to mention the fact that he kindly retweets our frockery frippery on a regular basis. Gordon is a gifted facilitator and powerful proponent of all things creative in Scotland, but rather than us reinvent the accolades, this is what the Skinny had to say about the phenomenon that is #ScotStreetStyle. It's a great concept, we like the emphasis on freedom of expression and are always up for a bit of collaboration.

    On a nostalgic street style note, here is our own K Frocker a few years back when she was snapped by the Herald in Glasgow's Byres Road. The most photogenic of the frockers, she has since exchanged student life in the West End of Glasgow for a career in the West End of London, where she still gets snapped a lot (and still wears Frockery frockery!)

    kirstin frocker

    Meanwhile, for those of you who haven't been paying attention, the 5th Annual Frockery Eco Fashion Challenge has kicked off on our Facebook Group and Twitter feed (using the #frockerychallenge hashtag) where we are celebrating sustainable style for the whole of February by showcasing all things eco-chic in the form of vintage, preloved and/or hand made outfits that help save the wallet as well as the planet. There are prizes of Frockery vouchers at the end of the month for the most creative eco-fashionistas, so if, like us, you need something to cheer you up after paying the tax bill and /or post Christmas credit cards, then this is surely it!

    Here's one of our previous winners - Janice Stewart, owner of Tweed’ll Dee By Notions - who has joined this year's judging panel to choose our winning eco-fashionistas. She sets a shiningly stylish example of creative and colourful eco chic in Brechin and beyond. You cannae miss her and Gordon would fair like that (former undertaker's) jaikit!

    frockery challenge winner janice stewart

    In rather less flamboyant fashion, two of the frockers celebrated the first day of this year's challenge by seeking to show off some 'Scott Street' style in Perth, but actually ended up looking like extras from Frozen!

    scott street style scott street style frocker

    Frockery Challenge FAQs (with thanks to Janice)

    Q: What do I have to do to enter?
    A: Easy! Take a picture of yourself in an outfit and add a bit of text to say where you got the items and how much they cost.

    Q: Do I have to buy more stuff or use what I have?
    A: It’s all about being eco-friendly…you may have had items for years….or maybe you bagged a bargain last week....it doesn’t matter.

    Q: I’m camera shy….do I have to show my face?
    A: It would be better if your face is shown…otherwise how do we know it’s you?

    Q: Do I have to make something?...I can't sew!
    A: No…though it is nice to see how people adapt their clothing buys.

    Q: Do I have to post a picture every day?
    A: No…a couple of pictures are enough…more are a bonus!

    Q: Can the whole world see my pictures?
    A: No, only those in the closed Facebook group can see them (or you can post them publicly on Twitter).

    Have a browse through previous entry pictures to get the idea and remember 'pics mean prizes', so do come and join us!

  • Time for T and a bit of boho

    July 13, 2014

    King Tut’s Wah Wah Tent

    King Tut's Wah Wah Tent  (Image credit: T in the Park)

    It's T in the Park time again and the final fling for the festival at Balado which is moving to a new home next year. We have enjoyed watching some of it on TV as we have passed the age and stage of huge crowds mixed with mud! Lots of our customers are there, though, for one of the best weekends of the UK festival calendar.

    Since the weather is distinctly festival-like here - sunshine interspersed with downpours - we have been sporting summer festival frockery, minus the wellies, to get into the vicarious spirit!

    Later in the month we'll be heading to the Edinburgh Jazz Festival to celebrate a friend's birthday and are especially looking forward to seeing the fabulous Gerry Jablonski Band.

    Meanwhile, we are awaiting the arrival of K Frocker from London and F Frocker from Perth so that we can enjoy a family fest of our own over the next few days. The bunting is out, the fatted courgette has been killed. But what to wear?

    boho festival embroidered dress

     Boho festival embroidered dress

      boho festival patchwork halter neck dress

    Boho festival embellished halter neck dress

    Boho festival 70s style cardigan jacket

    Boho festival 70s style cardigan jacket 

    Joe Browns navy floral sun dress

    Joe Browns navy floral sun dress

    Dr Martens 14 eyelet AirWair boots

    Dr Martens AirWair boots 

  • Victorian Edwardian Belle Époque blouses

    March 21, 2014

    Ever popular at the Frockery are Victorian and Edwardian style blouses which always sell quickly and are among the most requested items on our customers' wanted and wish lists. Capturing the essence of scenes from Mr Selfridge and Downton Abbey, yet equally at home in a 21st century wardrobe, the appeal of Victorian Edwardian frockery is undoubtedly timeless.

    Here are a few of our current catalogue pieces and recent arrivals, featuring feminine flourishes of lace, tucks, frills and pleating, which reflect the romantic flavour of the era as 19th century late Victorian melded into early 20th century Edwardian style which was becoming increasingly influenced by European Belle Époque art and fashion.

    Why not go for a Gibson Girl look with one of our frilled blouses teamed with a fashionable midi length or maxi skirt?  Or create a statement steampunk look with some Victorian inspired fancy frockery?

    White Victorian Edwardian blouse with lace yoke 

    victorian edwardian lace yoke blouse

    Black Victorian Edwardian style blouse

    black victorian edwardian blouse

    Vintage Victorian style pink blouse with smocking 

    vintage 70s victorian pink blouse

    New Romantic ivory ruffle front blouse

    ivory ruffle front blouse

    80s pink Victorian blouse with pleating

    pink victorian style blouse

    Victorian Edwardian white frilled blouse

    Victorian Edwardian white frilled blouse

    Dove grey steampunk Victorian Edwardian style blouse

    grey steampunk victorian blouse

    Vintage white frilled jabot blouse

    vintage white frilled jabot blouse

  • Fair Isle style

    February 17, 2014


    ponies in fair isle jumpers

    Image credit: Visit Scotland

    Since it's still so cold, wet, windy and grey throughout the country, we could all do with a bit of winter wardrobe cheer as we (hopefully) see off the last of the freezing temperatures, storms and floods and can begin look forward to a brighter spring.  These Shetland ponies stay warm as well as looking incredibly cute while promoting Scottish knitwear, so why not take a leaf out of their look book and rock some Fair Isle style?

    Red jumper dress with Fair Isle pattern

    retro red jumper dress

    Vintage Fair Isle yoke cardigan

    vintage fair isle yoke cardigan

    Child's vintage Fair Isle tammy

    child's fair isle tammy

    Craftcentre Cymru patterned jumper

    craftcentre cymru jumper

    Pink Fair Isle patter jumper dress

    pink fair isle jumper dress

    Shearling Fair Isle hat

    shearling fair isle hat

    Fair Isle crew neck jumper

    fair isle patterned jumper

     

  • Love hearts

    January 20, 2014

    redheart

    St Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so while you're wearing your heart on your sleeve, why not also wear it

    on your frock

    top shop heart print dress

    on your blouse

    pink heart button blouse

    on your tote

    heart embellished tote

    while staying in the black, on top of your budget?

    heart print top

     

  • A scarf for all seasons

    January 13, 2014

    CURRENT SPECIAL OFFER: 15% off scarves

    Enter code SCARVES-15 at the checkout (ends 19/01/14)

    We have a real passion for scarves, with more than one for every occasion in our personal collection, including a much loved Chanel which has turned out for weddings and funerals alike, a Burberry nova check silk square which was picked up for a song some years ago and a prized second hand Hermès which is almost too precious to wear.

    Accessories can help achieve a fresh new look when your budget is tight, and our affordable scarves will transform even the humblest of outfits. The way you wear them can also make a difference to your overall look, and you can pick up some useful tips on scarf tying  in the inimitable Liberty way here.

    We have recently acquired a fabulous selection of vintage scarves which we have been itching to add to the catalogue and we think you'll appreciate them too.

    Here are a few of our favourites:

    A very collectable vintage Liberty silk print scarf at an affordable price. 

    vintage Liberty scarf

    A classic ivory silk opera scarf with grey fringes.

    ivory silk opera scarf

    This rare Orient Express travel theme silk scarf features the crest of the “Compagnie des Wagons-Lits et des Grands Express Européens” and would make the perfect gift for a traveller. 

    Orient Express vintage silk scarf

    And this ivory  wrap / stole with pretty batik flower in a generous size is ideal for a wedding or other special occasion.

    ivory dupion wedding stole

    This colourful 60s psychedelic op art mod scarf will cheer up the greyest of days and is in fabulous vintage condition.

    vintage 60s mod op art scarf

    Finally, this stunning Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf will add a touch of designer luxury to any outfit.

    Raffaella Curiel cream silk scarf

    We have plenty more to choose from in our scarvery, where prices start from as little £3.50!