Thursday, 15 December 2011

Vintage Showstopper

Wow what a showstopper! This gorgeous Frank Usher beaded maxi dress is one of our gorgeous party peices from this weeks ASOS collection. We instantly fell in love with it. This dress with its gorgeous neckline and collar and the stunning beading didnt need much we just added a beaded light peach clutch and statement ring to complete the look. If your looking for a jaw dropping party dress...youve just found yourself a friend. 

Love The Annies xoxo 

Monday, 12 December 2011

Party Perfect Vintage Part II

This gorgeous jewel tone green silk blouse from this weeks ebay collection is perfect for adding colour to your winter wardrobe. Teamed with gold, silver and bronze sheer blazer, high waisted shorts and lots of gold accessories this cutesy peak collar blouse looks like its ready to party. Team with your leather look trousers or leather skirt for the perfect party look.

Love The Annies xoxo

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Party Perfect Vintage

Beaded Gold Mini - Topshop
Gold T-bar Sandals - River Island

We are already thinking about our Christmas party wear and have lots of new festive vintage clothing items and accessories hitting our ASOS Marketplace and eBay boutiques this week. Lots of you have been requesting 'buy it now' prices on eBay..... so this week we have listed 20 buy it now items perfect for Christmas. Think jewel tone velvets, lace frill blouses, beaded peak collars, sequin dresses and much more.

Our favourite items from this weeks eBay buy it now range is this gorgeous cream lace blouse and black sheer tie front kimono. We layered the kimono over this gorgeous frill collar blouse and teamed it with our gold beaded mini and finished it of with studio 54 style gold sandals and black bobby sock combo, to create a super cute vintage night look. Fall in love with everything that glistens this winter and party your socks off. We will. :)

Have a wee look at our new party wear HERE available to buy it now

Love The Annies xoxo

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Vintage Knits

The freeze is here! But not to worry we at Annie and the Mannequins have lots of super cute vintage cardigans newly listed on ASOS Marketplace. Our favourite has got to be this gorgeous mohair navy, red and green checked cardigan. It has super cute silver crest buttons and has a gorgeous fluffy texture. A truly unique vintage find. We teamed it with our cream sheer peak collar blouse and peach lace trim skirt, which we accessorised with gold studio 54 style sandals with black bobby socks. All to create a dressed up day look perfect for this season. We are dressing our day outfits up a notch leading up to Christmas..after all its not often you get an excuse to add a bit sparkle to every outfit. Thats why we love this time of year. Have fun with your outfits, dress up and don't be afraid to add some sparkle. Love The Annies xoxo

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

The Alexa Midi Dress

We instantly fell in love with this gorgeous cream bib collar midi dress the minute we laid our eyes on it and ASOS HQ loved it too. Unfortunately it never made the ASOS Nov magazine however this means we could pop it up for sale on our boutique much quicker. It ticks all our style boxes with its cutesy embroidered floral detailing on the bid style collar and the gorgeous pleated paneling and tie up front. This truely is a unique vintage midi dress to treasure. Click HERE for more images. We’d team this beauty with a gorgeous faux fur coat, chelsea boots, bowler hat and leather satchel for a gorgeous vintage day look. Love The Annies xoxo

Monday, 14 November 2011

Friendly Faux Furs

This season at Annie and the Mannequins we are loving faux fur. We have hunted high and low for the best and most unique winter outerwear and what a collection we have for you. From our gorgeous leopard print and camel reversable – yep you heard it right – reversable coat to our multi tone gorgeously unique camel and brown textured faux fur coat, we are just delighted to share them with you all.

 Now we all know its going to be a cold one this winter and us Annies have already ‘bagsied’ our faux fur numbers so get shopping your favourite winter warmers to fight of those chills. Layer your faux fur over your floor length party gowns or team with your favourite day outfit…these faux fur coats will complete any look in style.

Have a peak at our new Faux Fur Winter warmers HERE  :)...and dont forget to follow our boutique to be one of the first to know about new stock and blog updates.

Happy Monday. Love The Annies xoxo

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Beauty in the Detail

Cream Gold Studded Blouse - Annie and the Mannequins
Gold Shimmer Blazer - Annie and the Mannequins
Chelsea Boots - Office
Bowler Hat - Topshop

Every week when styling up out vintage outfits there is always a few items that we wish we could really keep. This gorgeous cream gold studded blouse was definitely one of this week favourites....but if we kept everything we loved there would be nothing left to sell....and that kind of defeats the purpose huh.

So the blouse ticks all our style boxes...why?...first of all us Annie's are suckers for a statement collar and this collar has lots statement about it. It not only has shimmer metallised embroidery in a gorgeous swirl pattern it has the cutest rectangle studs which define the collars cutesy peaks. As if the collar wasn't enough the twin front pockets add to the blouses charm with the same gorgeous detailing. Oh and for the cherry on the has chunky rope like gold buttons. If this blouse was a cake we'd definitely eat it.

Here we've teamed it with a light weight gold shimmer blazer, mid wash denim shorts, black knee highs, Chelsea boots and leather satchel for an on trend vintage day look. What do you all think?

Love The Annies xoxo

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Desk to Dinner Appeal

Marshmallow Pink Sheer Kimono One Size// Annie and the Mannequins
Premium Beaded Vest Blouse// Annie and the Mannequins
Coming up for party season we are loving clothing pieces that ooze that 'Desk-to-Dinner' appeal. By this we mean those wardrobe pieces that you can wear to the office then vamp up for an unexpected night out or an impromptu trip to the pub. We're hoping there will be lots of this going on.

Like this marshmallow pink sheer kimono that lies effortlessly and looks super lush on
and this premium black beaded vest blouse, they are our desk to dinner winners!

Team with super skinny skinnies with flats or ankle boots by day. Then for night, pop on your sparkly 70's inspired wedge heels, splash some colour on your lips and boom. Ready for action. 

 Also this week in the world of The Annies; we are loving mini Yankee jar candles (cherry vanilla especially), bought some fake tan wipes for our handbags -yet to be tested- maybe a case of good idea at the time (we'll let you know) and are a planning on moving into a bigger office. yippee.

Happy Thursday

Love The Annies xoxo  


Monday, 10 October 2011

GET WARM; Our Favourite Outerwear Essentials

Yep. Its definitely that time again, where the search for the perfect winter coat begins. This season we are all over fully lined faux fur coats, real wool double breasted pea coats and fitted heritage blazers. Its always this time of the year when you realise that vintage is definitely worth investing in, when you fall in love with a coat that little bit more when you realise its 100% wool or expertly crafted, unlike the mass produced high street edits. So we have hunted high and low for high quality winter warmers for every taste and style.

So when your on your hunt for your winter wardrobe essentials, remember…Annie and the Mannequins has the best in vintage outerwear. I’ve already invested in this seasons chelsea boot with a lovely chunky heel and wedge front and i’m betting on a vintage faux fur number. Lets get warm for winter.
Love The Annies xoxo

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Style Inspiration; Anya Ziourova

We don't normally do style inspiration posts but after reading this months Elle magazine we couldn't resist. Anya Ziourova was spotted wearing a sleeveless Celine trench coat and we must say it's got us wanting to cut off the arms of all our trench's in a bid to look or even feel as stylish as this lady.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

FOUR WAYS TO WEAR; The Floral Slip Dress


When we were snapping away capturing this weeks ASOS collection we got hooked on this navy floral slip dress and naturally styled it four ways. Now we are thinking about adding a new feature to our blog; the Four Ways to Wear post. What do yous think?

At Annie and the Mannequins vintage is all out being individual and taking that time in the morning to style up your vintage pieces to create wearable and on trend vintage outfits. Here we show you how a vintage piece can be easily styled four different ways and how you can style for less with staple vintage items.

1. Go cosy and cute with one of this seasons key pieces; the power knit
2. add a velvet blazer and chunky waist belt for a toned down take on the new victorian trend 
3. show a bit leg and add a beaded collar for a glitzy glamazon look; a perfect desk to dinner outfit
4. For some easy chic layer over a long sleeve frill blouse

Which one is your favourite? We would love to hear from you.

Love as always, The Annies xoxo
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