Miranda Sofroniou

We love the variety of mixed media Miranda uses and the diversity of style this brings to her work. Each so brilliantly executed, but effortlessly naive and sweet. London based illustrator, Miranda is one to watch for sure. The series of books she’s illustrated, ‘Things That Bow My Mind‘ are a nice showcase of her talents. See full profile of her work here, and to own some, visit her shop here

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Vested Gentress

Oh my goodness, not sure we’ve ever stumbled on a more perfect combination of vintage prints and stunning vintage apparel. What a discovery 60s clothing label, Vested Gentress has been. It’s become a bit of an obsession here at the Society and these discoveries need to be shared. Some can be purchased, some we share as the prints are too good not to be seen. Found this fabulous interview and insight from the family of the company’s Founder, Bud, here at The Vintage Traveler – a brilliant celebration of the Designer and his works. What a great opportunity they’ve presented us with to understand more on Bud, the company history, his inspiration, as well as their print and dressmaking processes. Hope you appreciate the beauty of Vested Gentress with as much passion as we have

Oh, and as for the Etsy shops featured, I feel more blog posts coming on….phiewph, the print finds are endless!

https://goo.gl/SVGw7A
Purchase whilst available at Aesthetikara at Etsy
https://goo.gl/SVGw7A
https://goo.gl/qYZJBQ
Purchase whilst available at Back2Now at Etsy
https://goo.gl/qYZJBQ
https://goo.gl/K2suIc
Purchase whilst available at calivintage54 at Etsy
https://goo.gl/K2suIc
https://goo.gl/WPdpAk
Purchase whilst available at The Rabbit Hole at Etsy
https://goo.gl/WPdpAk
https://goo.gl/5ocAEt
Purchase whilst available at Nora Barry’s at Etsy https://goo.gl/5ocAEt
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[Original source unknown]
Sold. Was at Button Blythe's at Etsy
Sold. Was at Button Blythe’s at Etsy
https://goo.gl/ucef1E
Purchase whilst available at Vintage Revenge Couture at Etsy https://goo.gl/ucef1E
https://goo.gl/YZHX7x
Purchase whilst available at VintageClothin at Etsy
https://goo.gl/YZHX7x
https://goo.gl/0Kcdkj
Purchase whilst available at ModVibeVintage at Etsy
https://goo.gl/0Kcdkj
http://dorotheascloset.blogspot.co.uk/2008_07_01_archive.html
Via Dorothea’s Closet Blog
http://dorotheascloset.blogspot.co.uk/2008_07_01_archive.html
http://goo.gl/KU20pH
Via Ruby Lemons
http://goo.gl/KU20pH
http://goo.gl/5ZTJKJ
Ebay http://goo.gl/5ZTJKJ

From The Vintage Traveler Blog, individual copyright credits with each image

Courtesy and copyright of Club Vintage Fashions
Courtesy and copyright of Club Vintage Fashions
Copyright and courtesy of GailDavid’s Memory Lane
Copyright and courtesy of GailDavid’s Memory Lane
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Metro Retro Vintage
Courtesy and copyright of Viva Vintage Clothing
Courtesy and copyright of Viva Vintage Clothing

Stephen Russ

Illustrator, Stephen Russ. Best known for his stunning Penguin Books illstratations of the 50s and 60s. He trained at the Royal College of Art in the 30s, and lectured design and print at Bath Academy. We’ve spent this morning appreciating his book covers and feel the need to share. Here are just a handful of our favourites. Love his pattern design and use of colour23255f404ab2a005c7aaa907be600906 68aeb047febbaca7918d9a34043cddea f21af965ed73221b5931eeb963e72b74 151bf3408564797adff9a239a7ad497f 29caa5893ee439bb2fdd3ca702967eb9 cbda933432a6891474d129126efecccc d38b10bc079bf379e72dbae94070c746 sruss23l 300bb392d6bb928f115d5a4b85b3ce36 8384aedb835a61e3e8749a86e70c20ab f05885745cf3f990f8da2ffa2d2a4185 9aef131998fbfd65c34bcd37ad200dea 74b20c7e18699be8b5e0c0f0e3b1d51d sruss27l 8a18b5948bc5ab3d67a7d3ed1253bb00 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.49.08 a66241ec692a90a68c59ca5a7346376e e6de48a168e96c55ab00c9eab7005a36 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.51.04 Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 12.50.03