Friday, 14 January 2011

New start...

After waking on New Years day and stumbling into the kitchen which was strewn with cheap champagne bottles I started thinking about the year ahead (which as everyone knows is a bad thing to do when hungover) and realised that although I generally have a lot of fun, I am not actually spending my time doing anything I am passionate about...and as I am heading towards a milestone birthday this year I felt like time was running out for me to do something momentous with my life. So after having a think and working out that in all honesty I am a bit too old to train as a dancer and with my love of luxury items and chocolate a life as a charity worker is not really the one I have decided to turn to my other passion....vintage clothes.

I have been in love with vintage possibly since I can remember. Even as a teenager I would search through the second hand stores for clothes that were a bit different, which, if you were a teenage in the 90's you will remember that looking 'a bit different' was celebrated as much as it is now. I admit I did try to fit in with my adidas tracksuit bottoms and (I am inwardly cringing as I type) a gold sovereign ring but my heart just wasn't in it.

So it was with great relief (and detriment to my bank account) that in my mid-twenties vintage clothing started to become more accessible.

After spending the past 5 years trawling through vintage warehouses, markets and peoples attics I can spot a vintage gem a mile off and have decided to use this talent to open up my own shop....Hummingbird Vintage.

I have decided to stock things I love in the hope that everyone else will love them too and I will be posting my new finds, things I love and the trials and tribulations of opening up my own business here...

So any advice, thoughts, uplifting words are very welcome x

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