Friday 19 July 2013

Love Lane Vintage Clothes

Last month I wrote about my day out to the Love Lane Vintage fair in Wisborough Green, Sussex. One thing I didn't tell you about, however, was the Love Lane Vintage clothing range.

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Imagine warm late summer sunshine on wild meadow flowers, walks on the riverbank, dried lavender, gooseberry jam...

Are you there yet? 

Okay, it might sound a little cheesy, but this is what Love Lane Vintage clothes conjure in my mind, which is why I travelled all the way back to treat myself to one of their lovely pieces.

The owner of Love Lane Vintage, Lucy Haywood has a tangible passion for fabrics and design, which is evident when she discusses her work. She sources top quality antique French and new hand-dyed linens and transforms them into 'Garden Coats', 'Potting Shed Smocks' and 'Meadow Dresses'. After much deliberation - they are all so lovely - I chose the 'Garden Coat' in pea green. 

I don't even have a garden; I'm a Londoner living in a doll's house. But I just had to have one of these delightful creations. Inspired by a vintage design, this coat is flattering, lightweight and a dream to wear. While I envisage mostly using it for romps around the countryside, it could easily be gussied-up for smarter occasions. Simply add a brooch or corsage, or a sash around the middle for more definition, if you like.

Lucy's designs have a timeless charm - think Jane Austen meets Cabbages and Roses - and they carry echoes of clothes I wore as a child. Whether you're a country dweller or a Romantic city type, these are clothes to make memories in.

Me wearing my new pea green garden coat by Love Lane Vintage
I'm hoping they make a red version for Autumn...



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