We’ve been a bit behind recently on blogs due to our ever so busy May schedule (and a little holiday for good measure) but we’re back today with a super blog by the lovely Ana at V&Oak Magazine who will be doing regular blogs for us from now onwards! We love this vintage magazine so much! Over to you Ana!
Introducing V&OAK Magazine
If you didn’t have a chance to chat to us, let me introduce V&OAK Magazine. It stands for Vintage & One of A Kind, and it’s a bi-annual glossy homage to all things vintage, handmade, upcycled and otherwise unique. Our first issue came out in September last year, and was a huge success. With 196 glossy pages packed full of stunning fashion shoots, well-written in-depth features, lots of lovely vintage items to buy, and interviews with people who live and breathe vintage, it was hailed as the vintage world’s answer to a Vogue-style magazine! High praise indeed!
We enjoyed creating our first issue so much, we’ve done it all over again. And this time, it’s even better than before. Here’s a quick look at the recently released Spring/Summer 2014 edition:
The bubbly TV darling Dawn O’Porter returns to our screens this month for a brand new show all about our favourite subject! Each week on This Old Thing, Dawn will meet a ‘vintage virgin’ and take them shopping for beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces in a bid to turn their High Street shopping ways around. In Issue 2 of we have a nice long natter with Dawn about all things vintage, the tyranny of the fashion industry and her opinion on vintage fur. It’s one not to be missed.
Ignite your inner Penny Lane. Our Seventies-inspired shoot takes its cue from Almost Famous and is still so very wearable now. In our fashion shoots we use only vintage clothing to create timeless looks.
Julius Shulman is best remembered for this iconic photograph of a Modernist Los Angeles home, but why did it have such an impact? We explore a range of fascinating topics about the history of style and design.
If like us, you’re obsessed with Quest TV show, Salvage Hunters, you will love our interview with the star of the show, Drew Pritchard. We had a great chat with Drew to find out more about his unbelievably snazzy job, which involves rooting for treasures in other people’s sheds and barns, which are more often than not located within the grounds of stunning manor houses, ancient cathedrals and other fascinating properties. It’s a must-see for fans of antiques and quirky vintage decorations.
All this and so much more is packed into the 196-page magazine. It is out now and costs just £4.95. You can order your copy of V&OAK Issue 2, buy Issue 1 or Subscribe to the whole collection on this link.
We hope you enjoy it! Anastasia Grabova from V&OAK
We’ve got ours folks … have you got yours? It seriously is a good read!
We’ll be back soon with more pre-loved inspiration and humbling stories! Alex and Sam x
(and of course Gina)