WFW love: Matilda Wren Vintage

There never fails to be some form of vintage happening going on in Winchester, and last weekend was no exception. I popped down to the Vintage Village on Sunday to speak to the lovely people of Matilda Wren Vintage who will be supplying #WFW2012 with clothes for some of our upcoming shoots and shows! (more details to follow).

Sister team Georgia and Jenny (aka Tilly and Wren) are fairly new to the vintage scene, starting Matilda Wren Vintage only six months ago. They have a very personal approach to sourcing their stock, never using wholesalers and carefully hand-picking every piece of vintage clothing depending on what they like, and what they think people will want to wear.

So now that Spring has finally sprung and we’re (hopefully) locking away our bulky knits and woollen scarves for another year, I’m sure you, like me, are wondering how to mix vintage into our Spring/Summer wardrobes?

According to Jenny, the trick is not to be afraid of it. She would suggest picking out one statement piece, and try belting a long skirt or dress at the waist to give it a more modern edge. There’s no need to dress in top-to-toe vintage, and Matilda Wren want to get away from the impression that vintage is all about “looking like a 50s housewife” but that it is wearable and fashionable.

You can catch Matilda Wren Vintage all across Hampshire and the south – they have stalls at the Vintage Village and fair in Winchester, Judy’s Vintage Fair, markets in Boscombe and Portsmouth and fortnightly they can be seen in the Black Bottle wine bar on Bridge Street. Their next stop is the Vintage Parade in Chichester on the 7th April! Don’t miss out!

Look out for our full interview when we spoke Vintage Parties and Best of British with Matilda Wren Vintage in the official #WFW2012 magazine – W/S (coming soon!). Can’t wait to hear more about them? Check out their website:

words by Alix Rothnie @alixroth

photographs by Alix Rothnie


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