A modern-day Mod, Rasha Swais' love of old-school music heavily influences her retro style and her day job, designing British-made Sixties-inspired attire. Jen Barton gets into the swing of things...Pinafores, paisley and lots of tartan – that's what Rasha Swais' amazing Fifties and Sixties era vintage wardrobe is made of. The repro fashion designer mixes pieces from her eponymous range with authentic vintage finds, accessorising dresses with fishnets and Dr. Martens shoes (and a Phyllis Dillon tune, we imagine). Take a peek inside her wardrobe...
One of my favourite places is one of my best friend's shops in Crouch End, Scarlet Rage Vintage. I also love going to boot sales/markets and rummaging through to find one-off beautiful bargains. I also make myself pieces if I can't find what I'm after, which is what happens often.
I think whatever you wear you have to feel good about yourself in it. Feel comfortable and also mix-and-match vintage with new pieces.
What are some of your top tips for scouring the best vintage pieces?
Become friends with old ladies with good taste. Have a good eye at boot sales and jumble sales and be great at haggling.
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