Tag Archives: vintage fashion

  • Get motoring for Goodwood

    September 7, 2014

    Dundee pin up shoot by Dylan Drummond

    Stacy Sturrock models a Horrockses vintage two piece sun suit with complementary accessories from the Frockery. Photography by Dylan Drummond ~ Hair & Make Up by Sandra Cormack

    It's that time of year again when we are receiving lots of enquiries and orders for vintage clothing and accessories suitable for the upcoming Goodwood Revival weekend. We are pleased to report that  we have once again kitted out both regular and new customers for this year's (sold out) extravaganza which runs from 12th to 14th September and we hope they all have a fabulous time revisiting the glory days of the iconic motor racing circuit.

    There's still time to order that last minute vintage (or vintage inspired if you aren't a purist!) dress, handbag, hat, gloves, shoes or other accessories  from our catalogue. We even have a handy Get the Look: Goodwood Revival section to make it easier:

    "The Goodwood Revival weekend is like taking a trip back in time, not only for motor sport enthusiasts but also for vintage fashion aficionados, as ladies and gents dress up in authentic period costume to reflect their own favourite Goodwood era from late 40s to mid 60s. Many of our customers are Revival regulars and we find our vintage frockery flies off the rails in anticipation of the extravaganza every September."

    If you see anything  that takes your fancy, we offer a speedy next day special delivery option to make sure your order reaches you in time. Our sold items are mounting up, though, so best get motoring!

    errol airfield vintage sports car

  • Good to go for Goodwood

    September 12, 2013

    We have been embarrassingly neglectful of our blog for the past few weeks, mainly because it has been so busy at the frock face. With one frocker down due to illness and the chief frocker off on a couple of  trips, we have had to prioritise the business nuts and bolts to get the orders fulfilled and stock updates posted. Our customers like to keep us on our toes!

    This year's upcoming Goodwood Revival weekend has seen a huge surge in interest in our wee website and we have had a very busy couple of weeks kitting out Goodwood-going customers (both preloved and new!),  as well as providing pieces for Goodwood-inspired photoshoots. We hope the lovely Jenny, Sarah, Liz's mum, Sam, Emma, Christina and other Goodwood-goers have a great weekend rocking their frockery!

    Normal blogging service should resume shortly as we catch up on ourselves, but here are a few Goodwood goodies to 'get the look' -  even if , like us, you aren't going to the extravaganza this year.

     Vintage daisy print rockabilly swing dress

    50s vintage daisy print rockabilly dress

    Vintage 50s floral rockabilly skirt

    50s vintage rockabilly skirt

    Vintage 50s novelty print dress (coming soon!)

    50s vintage novelty print dress

    Men's vintage nautical blazer

    mens vintage nautical blazer

    Turquoise polka dot swing dress

    turquoise polka dot swing dress

    Why not check out our Get the Look: Goodwood Revival section for more vintage and retro frocks, footwear, accessories and inspiration? We'll be replenishing our stock after the latest rush, so please keep an eye on our What's New  section for new arrivals as our stock room is bursting at the seams!


  • Raspberry festival,1959

    November 20, 2012

    We just had to share this British Pathé video link depicting the Raspberry Festival in Montrose, Angus, in 1959.


    The chef frocker spent her early childhood in a small village five miles outside the north east Scotland town and was once left in her pushchair outside Woolworths while her mum and aunt got the bus home without her.  How could they when she looked this cute?


    Although slightly too young to have appeared in the very vintage footage above, Alison's mum may possibly have made the costumes for the tutu-clad tots on the ballet school float around 2.45m in. The original and unique principal of the Esk Academy of Dancing, Miss Beryl Couper, is still going strong after 58 years in the ballet business and putting the latest generation of young dancers through their paces. Alison has treasured memories of her 1960s cygnet role in Swan Lake and not so fond memories of pointe shoe blistered feet!

    Berry picking in the summer and tattie howking in the autumn (for which local schools closed for a fortnight  - and still do every October) not only kept all of us local youngsters gainfully occupied and healthy in the great outdoors, but also supplemented the pocket money nicely.

    Here's another wonderful British Pathé video (no sound) from the following year which brings back happy memories of a carefree childhood and we're all still loving that 50s and 60s fashion!


  • LimeLight Charity Fashion Show, Perth, 24.06.12

    June 11, 2012

    The Frockery is delighted to be supporting the LimeLight Charity Fashion Show, to be held at the Station Hotel, Perth, on Sunday 24th June at 6pm.

    We will be showcasing some of our authentic vintage frockery from the 40s through to the 80s, hopefully demonstrating the sustainable, stylish and timeless nature of fashion from down the decades. Even better, it's all in aid of an excellent local cause: the Cornhill Macmillan Hospice.

    The show is being ably organised by photographer Robin Carrie, and other local businesses showing their clothing and accessories include Bijoux Bags, La Beck Bridal, Monkey Temple of Edinburgh, The Kilt Company, Shamanic and Natural Collection.

    Seven photographers will be capturing images of the event and an impressive line up of  local business sponsors have pledged their support, including BC Cupcakery, Highland Spring Water, Easy-Carpets Perth, Farquhar & Son Ltd Printers.  In addition, raffle prizes are being donated by Simon Howies, Brig Farm Shop, Tesco, St Johnstone FC, Indigo, Meow Studios Edinburgh and many more.

    Tickets are only £8 and available now from the Station Hotel, so get your glad rags on, grab a front row seat and enjoy a spot of the limelight! You'll not only be guaranteed a fun and fashion filled experience, but you'll be supporting an excellent local cause. What better way could there be to spend a summer Sunday evening?

    Limelight Charity Show

  • We'll take Manhattan (and St Andrews)

    February 16, 2012

    We'll Take Manhattan

    So who else watched We'll Take Manhattan? We enjoyed it so much we watched it twice!

    Young Jean Shrimpton, muse of photographer David Bailey, was to take the fashion world by storm after a boundary-pushing New York photo shoot for Vogue magazine in 1962, becoming the world's first supermodel and an enduring style icon. In the BBC4 dramatisation, Karen Gillan and Aneurin Barnard played their respective roles to perfection as they transported us back to the beginning of an era in which the times were about to change seismically.

    Last week, in a similar vein, we decided we would 'take' St Andrews, where talented make up artist Sandra Cormack and photographer Gillian Gamble managed to capture a certain 'Shrimp' spirit in Camilla, one of the models we styled for a Dollyfrockers vintage shoot in advance of the upcoming St Andrews Vintage Fashion Fair. Her coat was strikingly similar to the one pictured above, don't you think? We should of course have remembered the teddy bear!

    Dollyfrockers 60s

    Shop for 60s vintage clothing at The Frockery.

    More on Jean Shrimpton's style and We'll Take Manhattan here and here.

  • Juicy Future

    January 24, 2012

    We were at first unsure as to whether the incursion of orange and tangerine into high street stores and fashion websites was a figment of our own over-orange imagination.

    But sure enough, the diagnosis was confirmed by the aptly named Amber, who provided the evidence on her Fashion Police blog in full glorious (depending on your point of view)  technicolour.

    So it's official: the future's orange and distinctly juicy.

    With that in mind, we thought we would flaunt a selection of our own finest orange frockery which we hope you will find 'a-peeling'.

    Top Shop burnt orange cord jacket

    burnt orange cord jacket

    Vintage orange maxi kaftan coat

    vintage orange kaftan coatTangerine print smock top

    tangerine print smock top

    Vintage orange maxi dress

    vintage orange maxi dress

    Burnt orange leather coat

    orange leather coat

    Tangerine tank top

    tangerine tank top

    Finally, one that recently got away: Vibrant vintage orange print maxi dress.

    vintage orange print maxi dress