23 July 2010

My vintage clothes collection Part One { jackets }

Ha ha! this is going to be a funny post.When a wrote about my Victorian jacket, the lovely Andi made me a proposition...to show off some of my favourite vintage clothes! Ding! Yes, what a great idea i thought.
When i find a new old thing, I automatically start google image searching for anything similar so i can learn a bit more about what i had found. So, I decided I should photograph my stuff just in case any other interested people can see them, as, they are all our history so really they belong to everyone (sort of, you know what I mean?).
Anyhoo, here goes, my first collection (of which there are not many) Vintage Jackets!
I should add that I've never paid more than £45 for any vintage clothing and I wear them all, so it's not expensive to collect, in fact it's cheaper than Topshop!
Also, please don't laugh at my photos, i did my best to find my good angle, but it was had to find if it exist at all (I am freaking out about all the wonky faced, gap toothed wedding photos to come next month!)

 1920s silk embroidered jacket

mid 19th century Italian silk and lace jacket

 19th century British mourning jacket

1930s quilted rayon lounging jacket

1940s rayon bed jacket

1930s/40s children's hospital uniform jacket

vintage Japanese hoari's

I usually wear this one inside-out as I love the silk lining!

vintage Hoari (Japanese short jacket for wearing over Kimono)

vintage Japanese summer kimono

The End
thats quite enough posing for one day me thinks!

So, I'd love love love to see anyone else's favourite vintage clothing finds! It's really interesting to see how (or if) you wear them too.

Next I will post some dresses and shirts, hopefully!


  1. I think I could die for that first jacket. Beautiful silk print! You have quite the collection of vintage jackets, very impressive. :)


  2. I love hoaris too (and thank you for this, as I didn't know that was the name for it). I only have two at the moment but if I ever get back to Japan I will certainly buy more. I love love LOVE your 19th century jackets, they are gorgeous.

  3. Love your jackets especially the Japanese stuff. Must dig out my 50s dresses and post them one day. Looking forward to seeing yours!

  4. What's your secret for finding such great jackets? I never see anything as beautiful as these in my hunts

  5. Wow, amazing jacket!!!!

  6. Wonderful clothes and fantastic posing! Have a fab weekend!

  7. wow - all are so beautiful!

  8. I want I want... being in the biz for some years I only wear vintage/antique clothing but nothing as fine as your beautiful pieces.. I am totally jealous!
    I enjoy your blog, thank you Artemisia!

  9. Kendall23.7.10

    Hello little miss junkaholic! While admiring your beautiful jackets, i was also drooling over your gorgeous camera! Would you mind terribly letting me know what it is?

    Thanks so much!

  10. I love so many of those jackets. You are a very lucky girl.

  11. Fabulous jackets. I have a hoari that I got four a few dollars at an op shop. I love my jackets. Can change simple jeams and a tee instantly. Yours are a real treasure.

  12. Too wonderful! I used to collect and wear my clothes too...your a flash back memory. Your Victorian jacket is wonderful...it was one of my favorite eras...I loved the teens as well...ok and the 20's...haha. Great blog!

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