21.12.10

Yasmin Yusuf’s Vintage Heaven

Yesterday I was invited to by the Miss Selfridge team to view Yasmin Yusuf’s vintage collection.

The Creative Director for Miss Selfridge has a vast collection of vintage pieces from around the world which her design team uses as inspiration for Miss Selfridge collections.

The collections are also inspired by the current trends, but with vintage references giving them a unique fresh touch.

As someone who can spend a whole day in vintage stores looking at every piece, I was in vintage heaven.

Deliciously over-the-top embellishments, quirky details with feathered hemline and feathers cuffs plus exotic colour palettes. What more could a girl ask for?

The collection starts from very early Victorian times up the 80s.

I loved how the collection was presented together to represent its eras.

High-neckline long sleeved Victorian dresses and blouses. 60s shift dresses. Neon and sequined dresses from the 80s.

Looking through the collection I can now see why embellished dresses are a key part of many Miss Selfridge collections.

My favourite dress was one of the cream heavily embellished dresses with padded shoulders plus the orange dress with the feathered hem, and I also loved the Carrie-esqe dresses with the large corsages on the shoulder.

Click on the pictures below to enlarge and see more of the Yasmin’s collection.

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12 Responses to Yasmin Yusuf’s Vintage Heaven

  1. artemis December 21, 2010 at 12:54 #

    OMG!! This is Vintage heaven!!!

  2. mol December 21, 2010 at 13:15 #

    I too love the orange gown with feathered hem – what a fun event!

  3. candice December 21, 2010 at 14:10 #

    omg. this post was just heaven for me. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this. i am just like you, being able to look at every piece in a vintage store. I am obsessed with vintage clothing.

    and yasmin has an amazing collection! so jealous!

    CC

  4. Quyen December 21, 2010 at 14:14 #

    This collection is truly Beautiful.. cant stop wishing they were all mine..

    • Fashion Critic December 21, 2010 at 14:29 #

      ditto :)

  5. Alina December 21, 2010 at 14:19 #

    Love the blue dress from the 3rd picture – someone take it to the red carpet ! IT’S GORGEOUS!

  6. Tania December 21, 2010 at 16:38 #

    I want that blue leopard print dress in the top picture, it’s so nice.

  7. Hannah December 21, 2010 at 16:48 #

    I am nto really a vintage girl I really love it, I just don’t have the patience for vintage shops, but I think that vintage clothes are so stunning and I seriously envy those who can handle it. My favourites are of course the orange dress (I love orange, I just cannot pull it off :’( ) and the sequinned green mini in the 6th picture, and the farhest right inthe 9th photo. I love that you can clearly see Miss selfridge reflected in this collection. I am so jealous you got to see it, thanks for sharing the photos!

  8. Ashley December 21, 2010 at 19:48 #

    Wow, so many wonderful pieces! That is my heaven too!!

  9. Sharon December 21, 2010 at 23:48 #

    If I had the money, and if I could fit into them, there is not a dress in these pictures that I would not wear. Thank you FC — a great pre-Christmas treat!

    • Fashion Critic December 22, 2010 at 09:33 #

      you’re welcome. I would love to own some of her pieces. She has a great eye for vintage finds

  10. Rach December 22, 2010 at 09:25 #

    Beautiful pics FC – thanks for sharing!

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