Last Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Amber Lee; writer, blogger, maker, and plus sized fashionista. Amber was gracious enough to be my guinea pig on a trial run of the Gwen and Wear Vintage Shopping Experience which I’ll be launching at the end of the month.
We met at Shoreditch Highstreet Station and began an epic journey through nearly a dozen hand picked vintage shops. We visited everything from the high end, highly curated to the thrill of the hunt, bargain basement, to the market stalls stacked on top of eachother along Brick Lane.
When you book the experience you’ll receive a questionnaire via email. This questionairre is to help me get an idea about your personal style, fashion strengths and struggles, and just to get to know you a bit better. The questionnaire will help inform me and allow me to tailor every experience to the individual.
Between shop stops we snuck down quieter side streets to shoot some cute street style photos. This is a big part of the experience! Not only am I your personal stylist, personal shopper, and tour guide, I’m also your personal paparazzi!
We broke for a coffee break halfway through at Close-Up a cozy cafe come film library come cinema tucked down Sclater Street.
Amber was an absolute pleasure to work with! She was open and adventurous and as a result scored some real treasures! We struck gold in at nearly every stop, but as it is with vintage some items were damaged, or ill fitting, so they were left behind.
Amber defintaly didn’t go home empty handed! At the end of the day she hoped on the train having added a vintage NIKE sweatshirt, a super chic semi-sheer glittering top that’s as cute now as it was when it was worn at Studio54, a couple of dresses(shown below), sunglasses(above), and the most babely dusty pink lace and sheer bed jacket to her regular wardrobe.
“As you might be able to tell, I had an absolute ball. Gwendolyn was an excellent planner, guide, co-shopper, photographer, creative – and it was a really personal, not at all stuffy experience. In all honesty, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to try a lot of the things I did without a seasoned vintage shopper to show me the ropes; it made all the difference and counteracted the overwhelm I sometimes feel when shopping in unfamiliar environments.” – Amber in Red
I had such a wonderful time with Amber and am so thankful to have such a wonderful first run of the Gwen and Wear Vintage Experience! I finished the day on such a high and can’t wait to launch the expereince at the end of the month!
Thank you again Amber for coming to London and exploring the vintage shopping landscape of East London!
Here’s Amber at home showing off some of her haul! The hot pink dress was a STEAL at 5£!!!
If you’re interested in taking the tour and booking your own vintage shopping experience you can follow @fakeproductionco and send us a DM or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another quick shout out and BIG THANKS to Afroglory for putting us in touch!