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Dont want to grow up by celeste
April 13, 2011, 10:20 am
Filed under: Fashion, SS11 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Spring (or British summer) is here at last! Of all of the most visible spring trends, so far my favorite is the revival of the vintage peter pan collar. On a blouse, tee shirt, or dress, this lovely soft edge gives your outfit a Continue reading



Are we ready? I think not… by celeste
September 27, 2010, 2:07 pm
Filed under: AW10, Fashion, Hobos | Tags: , , , , , ,

The other day a friend tipped me off that men’s high waisted trousers are making a come back…but from where? Continue reading



Rummage by Elise
March 5, 2010, 4:36 pm
Filed under: Announcements, Fashion, General | Tags: , , , , ,

Whenever a store in St. Andrews closes I get a little bit excited just because there are so many companies and stores I would LOVE to see here and I’m always secretly hoping one of them will set up shop. When the art store of South Street closed I wasn’t hoping specifically for an antique store, but it was on the list. Rummage opened (across the street from Anyone For Tennis) about four weeks ago, and it’s already somewhat of a hit. It sells vintage clothing, and some antiques, along with locally designed jewelry (featured in Refet Afrique and Don’t Walk) and “pieces of interest”. There’s literally everything from full length fur coats to old photograph albums, and many of the coolest items (including china and dishes) go for under £15. We’re kind of entertaining freaks here at Saintandre.ws, so I immediately picked up some of the bone china and a silver plated coffee service (nice change from Starbucks takeaway cups) for very cheap. Other favorites were “love knot” mini vases (I think they would make unique ash trays, along with the dozens of old mismatched saucers and small dishes for sale), 1930’s road maps (cool wall coverings?) and yellow Depression glass goblets. I’m sure by now what with all the flat parties your wine glasses are completely broken, and Rummage is such a cool, reasonably priced place to find some authentic replacements for your kitchen. I like to remember that this vintage, antique look is what many interiors stores like Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie try to recreate at a much steeper price. In fact the owner confessed that the reason she opened Rummage was to give students an alternative to the strange adventure that is IKEA. There aren’t that many clothes, at least not the immediately wearable type, but if you’re lucky you might find a 1940’s leather handbag or two. Stock is handpicked and goes fast, plus it is constantly changing. Check back often or peak in the window. You’ll probably see something you haven’t noticed before.

(photos by Saintandre.ws’s Sam McCulloch)



Red Boots by Elise
October 17, 2009, 10:49 pm
Filed under: Designer Apparel, Fashion, Shoes | Tags: , , , , , ,

hunter-wellies-festival

My mother once told me that when a woman needs to feel powerful she should wear boots. But I think every St. Andrews girl knows that boots are not just something you wear on a special occasion. They are a non negotiable necessity here. Everyone has their favorites. I like sturdy cowboy boots by Frye made in New Mexico, and our fellow writer, Sara, loves designer combat boots that roughen up her signature deconstructed silhouettes.

And this season, an apparently powerful accessory has met the traditional power color. Red boots are popping up all over the place. You might not think they’d go with the rest of your wardrobe, but check again. They give a playful kick to basically any outfit you’d choose. The bright, cherry red most designers have been putting out this season is very sweet girl sexy (after all, wasn’t that why the minister’s daughter from Footloose’s daddy didn’t want her to wear them?) Frye actually did a line of short, ankle elongating cowboy boots in a whole range of colors, but we’re still smitten with red.  

We took a few pictures of girls around town in their red and rose pairs by Frye, vintage, and Ugg (top to bottom) paired with black tights. If true red is a bit much for you, maybe think about a mahogany or cherry-wood shade? Or you could always go with the Hunters.

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