Frockery Talk

  • Wardrobe warming

    September 7, 2014

    Why not warm up your wardrobe for the changing seasons with some of our latest autumn arrivals? Patterned, plaid or plain, we have them all in stock! Here's a taster selection from our 'cosy corner', but watch out for many more pieces coming soon, including Harris tweed, mohair, cashmere and traditional knitwear.

    Gudrun Sjoden oversized knitted coat with hood

    Gudrun Sjoden oversized knitted coat with hood

    Bright blue mohair cardigan with exotic birds

    Bright blue mohair cardigan with exotic birds

    Lochcarron cashmere check scarf

    Luxury Lochcarron cashmere check scarf

    Icelandic wool sleeveless cardigan

    Icelandic wool sleeveless cardigan 

    Glen Cree short mohair plaid poncho capelet

    Glen Cree short mohair plaid poncho capelet

    Autograph peach cashmere jumper

    Autograph peach cashmere jumper

    Multicoloured jumper

    Multicoloured jumper

    Vintage pink mohair short capelet

    Vintage pink mohair short capelet

    Multicoloured legwarmers and gloves

    Multicoloured legwarmers and gloves

    Cream pattened wool cardigan

    Cream patterned wool cardigan 

  • Beatroot & Lace Bazaar

    September 6, 2014

    beatrooot and lace

    We wanted to give you all a heads-up and thumbs-up for a new Glasgow-based vintage (ad)venture in the form of the Beatroot & Lace Bazaar, described by its founders as "The Vintage Fair With Creative Flair".  The brainchild of Marco and his partner Jennie - whose  combined musical and artistic credentials are impressive, and their juggling ability as parents of a small baby even more so! -  this latest addition to the somewhat crowded vintage fair circuit promises something refreshingly different with its unique blend of music, art, fashion and collectables.

    As self-confessed 'magpie-eyed' Marco puts it:

    "In mixing the best of the past with music, art and design of the present and future, we hope to provide an environment of collaboration and creativity which can benefit traders, artist, performers and customers while building a community of like-minded people."

    Sounds pretty cool to us!

    Unfortunately we won't be able to participate in the launch extravaganza during the busy Freshers' Week (it's a bit too far for us old frockers and we have other commitments that weekend), but we're sure students and locals won't be disappointed. The inaugural bazaar is to be held in The Art School, 20 Scott Street, Glasgow on 20th September 2014, from 11am until 4pm, and will bring together  local traders, musicians and artists to rock all things retro.

    Over to Marco again:

    "Not only will there will be 30 tempting vintage and artisan maker stalls to shop at, but performances from a host of key participants in Glasgow’s vibrant music scene will be welcomed. In addition the opportunity to view and purchase original artwork by a selection of the finest up and coming artists the city has to offer will also be exclusively available."

    Entry will be free of charge - another refreshing change! - and various activities are planned for the day in an effort to raise money for repair work to the damaged Mackintosh building, for which we frockers have a particular soft spot.

    More bazaars are in the pipeline as follows:

    11th Oct The Art School
    25th Oct The Record Factory
    8th Nov The Art School
    22nd Nov The Record Factory
    13th Dec The Art School
    20th Dec The Record Factory

    For news and event updates, do keep a magpie eye on the Beatroot & Lace Facebook page, Twitter  and Instagram. We know we will be!

  • Holiday snaps and new arrivals

    August 24, 2014

    Apologies for the lack of Frockery Talkery, but we have been in catch-up mode since the chief frocker's short break and it has been very busy here. We are feeling the Google love at the moment and our website traffic has increased significantly, bringing  lots of lovely new customers with it. Thank you all!

    brighouse valley

    View across the valley from our Yorkshire hosts' land -  not a frock in sight!

    Despite the rain - some of it of the distinctly stair rod variety - our whistle-stop trip to Yorkshire and Liverpool was  a wonderful opportunity to escape the frock face for a few days and catch up with friends and family. Our first tango in Halifax was everything we could have hoped for, and the weather didn't dampen the enthusiasm of a sizeable gathering of old friends from across the UK. The fog (and swell) on the Mersey meant we didn't catch the ferry, but it was a delight to see the redevelopment of Liverpool since our last visit to the city.  Many of the modern buildings are dramatic in appearance and in stark contrast to the iconic Liver building and parts of the sympathetically re-developed harbour area, but it all melds together beautifully and the city's musical history is celebrated everywhere.

    Billy Fury statue Liverpool

    Billy Fury statue

    liverpool

    Fab Four tribute barge

    The highlight of the trip had to be meeting three week old baby Lilly, the latest addition to the frockers' family, who is just beautiful! And talking of new arrivals, we  have lots of lovely new stock which will be appearing soon on the website. We thought we'd post a sneak preview of some of our favourites and once they are added to the catalogue, we'll add the links to the product pages.

    navy polka dot swing dress

    Navy and white polka dot rockabilly swing dress

    80s does 50s rose print swing dress

    80s does 50s rose print swing dress

    emerald green dirndl skirt

    Amazing emerald green dirndl skirt

    Monsoon brown velvet skirt

    Monsoon brown velvet skirt

    Nicowa stretch velvet dress

    Nicowa stretch velvet dress

    Ghost bias cut ivory dress

    Ghost bias cut ivory dress 

    Emerald green evening gown

    Emerald green evening gown

  • Time out

    August 8, 2014

    on the road

     The chief frocker is taking some time out next week to enjoy her first tango in Halifax and a flying visit to Liverpool. Come Monday morning, she'll be firing up the frockmobile and heading for the M6.

    Although Danny Frocker will be holding the Frockery fort, his picking and packing skills are not yet perfected, so customers are advised that all orders received on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th August will be despatched on Thursday 14th August. 

     

  • Rewind to the 80s

    July 20, 2014

    Mary Poppins vintage luggage

    Mary Poppins vintage luggage helped the moving medicine go down

    This blog post is coming to you via new servers as our landlords moved us without warning on Friday from our previous home, which was apparently showing signs of imminent subsidence!  We suffered some unplanned downtime as our hosts undertook the removal and installed us in our new virtual premises. We had to have our mail redirected, but we seem to have survived the transition relatively unscathed, save for the sheer stress of it all. Those who follow us on Facebook and Twitter will have realised we hadn't just vanished without trace ( we have been paying the rent on time, honest!), and we can only apologise to anyone who was inconvenienced by bouncing mail or 'not found' notices.

    rewind scotland

    Anyway, we had been planning to write a bit about the Rewind Festival this weekend, but having been distracted by all of the above, we will just sum it up by saying that the rain has failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of  80s revellers who have converged on Scone Palace in all their neon glory to enjoy a fantastic line up of performers.

    The Frockers meanwhile all arrived in Perth from different directions on Friday evening to enjoy a family curry as Kirstin Frocker is returning to London this weekend. Before she departed, she modelled this fab 80s tan leather pencil skirt topped with a reversible camel and cream coat. Our loss is Urban Outfitters' gain and we miss her lots!

    kirstin frocker

    By way of apology for our unscheduled disappearance, and in homage to all things new wave, we are offering 15% off everything in our 80s vintage frockery department until the end of July. Just use code REWIND-15 at the checkout and the discount will be applied. We don't have any shell suits in stock, but we have plenty of wearable 80s pieces to choose from that are bound to get you noticed, like this amazing electric blue leather jacket...

    80s new wave electric blue leather jacket

    80s statement black velvet dress with polka dot bow and bustle

    80s black velvet dress with polka dot bow and bustle

    Feminella metallic blouse

    80s metallic blouse

    80s black and gold shoes with comfy low heels

    80s black and gold shoes

    or 80s C&A high heels with bows

    Black leather 80s vintage heels with bows

    How about an 80s vintage Richards bold floral strapless dress?

    80s vintage Richards bold floral strapless dress

    New Wave white vinyl bag

    New Wave white vinyl bag

    or 80s glam silk sequinned evening top?

    80s vintage silk sequinned evening top

    Don't delay, fire up the Quattro and pick up your discount today!

  • 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