Thursday, 30 December 2010

Over Christmas...

Hope you've all had an amazing christmas? We had a pretty busy one which involved lots of traveling and train journeys. Our first stop was Birmingham to visit my gorgeous niece and nephew Brandon and Talayah, which involved a fun day at Sea World with sharks and giant turtles. We then visited Ross's family for a cosy gift exchange and christmas meal. 

Next stop was down south to Poole, where we settled for the christmas period with my brother and his beautiful family. I have two nieces Tia (8) and Layla (1)... They kept us very amused despite Ross and I catching flu :( I mainly wore comfy clothes over christmas as I was so ill, but I did make good use of my new vintage tapestry bag which im in love with. Its the perfect traveling bag, big enough to hold all your essentials. Good news is we have lots of similar bags which we will be adding to our store in January.

We're now recuperating in Liverpool and kind of having a second christmas at home, which is nice. We opened each others presents yesterday and are going to spend today watching old christmas movies. 

New year will be a quiet one for us as were still shifting our horrible flu. Any big plans for anyone ?
We wish you all a happy new year ... and look forward to connecting with you in 2011!

Coat: Vintage
Bag: Vintage Tapestry
Boots: Graceland
Tights: H&M
Hat: Vintage

Jeans: Top man
Coat: Vintage sheepskin
Trainers: Converse
Scarf: Vintage

Posted by: Marisa

Saturday, 18 December 2010

New in the store...

We have snow here in Liverpool ! It had been falling mainly everywhere else in the country so im pretty excited we finally have some. Think it maybe time for me and Ross to go up on our roof and have a snowball fight.

 As for now we have updated our shop with lots of new items. Here are a few check out our store for more. We also have lots of new amazing stock for the new year including 50s dress's, faux fur coats, winter fur trim coats, 50s/60s stunning tapestry bags, mens pea coats, Leather jackets, knits and lots more.

We have been invited to our friends cottage for a christmas gathering sunday which should be extra christmassy.Today I need to sort some presents ! Hope you have a great weekend :)

Posted by: Marisa

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

A peek inside our studio....

This week has been super busy so far. I finalized some freelance print briefs, and me and Ross have been shooting, preparing, hemming, and listing lots of new gems for our store

Thought I would share some images of the organized chaos in our studio. I took these on my new Iphone, I know im a bit late in getting one but I must say Im very much enjoying it so far ! 

So a sneak peek of whats to come... cosy knits, lots of sequins and party dress's just in time for the festive season. I have added some new items to the store already so take a peek if you wish. There will be lots more very soon.

Were off to source some more vintage tomorrow. After this I seriously need to start thinking of christmas preparations and presents for people... more time please ! Hope you have had a good week so far ? 

Posted by : Marisa

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Rooftop Sunset...

We managed to catch this beautiful winter sunset on our rooftop and thought we'd take a few pictures. I always love when the sunlight is this colour, it's my favourite part of the day. Although it's freezing cold at the moment, one thing that's cool about winter is you get to wear loads of layers! Last weekend we went on a vintage treasure hunt around Liverpool and I was really lucky to come across this suede jacket with sheepskin lining - amazing find for me! I needed a cosy winter coat. :)

I'm really feeling the Christmas spirit this weekend!
We bought a little Christmas tree and took him home with us and picked some more trimmings. After that, we were so hungry we went down to the Christmas markets in Liverpool and bought Wild Boar, Ostrich burgers and Bratwurst hot dogs. Mmm! Then headed home and put up the decorations whilst drinking bailey's and eating mince pies. 

We took these pictures the day after another photoshoot, so loads of new listings coming very soon!

Top: Vintage
Shirt: Vintage
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: Topshop

Coat: Vintage
Hat: Vintage
Bag: Vintage
Boots: Graceland

Posted by: Ross ;)

Sunday, 12 December 2010


These beautiful photos were taken on my train journey from Nottingham to Liverpool. Snow and countryside just looks so magical. Although we have had no snow in Liverpool, At least I was able to enjoy a weekend of it and absorb this amazing scenery.

Hope your having a fabulous weekend ? We have chosen our christmas tree from a local market which were going to decorate today, whilst drinking mulled wine and sampling our first mince pie of the year !

Posted by: Marisa

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Japanese works of art...

Recently I discovered the most amazing online archive, showcasing and selling vintage and antique textiles from around the world. As a print designer myself I am always seeking new inspiration for my own work. 

 I have always been drawn to Japanese culture and art from the past and present, so I was pretty excited to look through the large and wonderful Japanese section. Here are a few beautiful pieces that caught my eye. They are original water colour paper designs created 1920-40 which were used for silk kimonos.

There are so many stunning pieces that will be sure to brighten up your day or inspire your own work. If your a textile lover I would recommend you have a look :)

Posted by: Marisa

Monday, 6 December 2010

A weekend in Nottingham...

Dress: Vintage
Boots: Vintage
Tights: Topshop

I left busy Ross at home and took a trip to Nottingham over the weekend for some family time with my mum, sister Sam, her fiance mark and their gorgeous dog Betty. My Sister and Mark have an amazing three stories house full of vintage treasures... I couldn't help photographing ! 

My sister is due to give birth at the end of december so we had a pretty relaxing weekend, eating nice food, chatting lots and looking through all their adorable baby items. Im very excited to be an auntie again to my fourth nephew or niece? I also got to wear one of my new vintage dress's saturday as we went out for dinner. Ive been wanting to wear it for a while, I love the colour, the scalloped detail and the cute peter pan collar.

I took some beautiful scenic pictures on my train journey back to Liverpool which I will share with you during the week. The untouched snow looked so beautiful in the English countryside. Im really feeling the christmas sprit now! Hope you all had a great weekend ?

Posted by: Marisa  

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It Happened One Night (1934)

Gable shows exactly how to dunk a donut.

The famous "Wall of Jericho."

Here's a classic great romantic old movie from filmmaker Frank Capra ( It's a wonderful life - which is one of the most christmassy films ever! and a personal favourite of mine ) - starring hollywood legend Clarke Gable and Claudette Colbert.

We saw this last night and loved it!

Made in 1934 this film was the first to win all 5 major Academy awards - which wouldn't be matched until 1975 with 'One flew over the Cuckoo's Nest.'

Rich heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) is spoiled, but trapped and lost through her over protective Millionaire banker father. To spite her father it seems, she agrees to marry 'King' Westley a dasterdly golddigger. Whilst on board her fathers ship; frustrated and bewildered - in an dramatic effort to escape she leaps overboard. The chase begins! Her father launches detectives, police, and the press after his wild daughter whom he loves desparately.

Meanwhile cocky Peter Warren (Gable) - a newspaper man from New York quits his job and gives his old boss a piece of his mind. Out of work and lost also he takes a bus and bumps into brattish Ellie. The rest is a wonderful story (won't spoil any more!) that climaxes in a tense but heartwarming way.

I'm really getting into Clarke Gable films, we saw Mogambo ( Ava Gardner, Grace Kelly ) the other night - which is also amazing. It's great to see the young Gable playing opposite Gamin like Colbert. 
A must see film for old movie lovers everywhere. Enjoy!!

p.s. If you do get a chance to see it (or have already seen) - Could you recommend anything? or tell is your favourite bits? :) 

Posted by: Ross

Friday, 26 November 2010

New womenswear ...

We have lots of new vintage gems added to our store this week, including pretty dresses, winter coats, trapper hats and cosy knits. Lots more to browse through in the store and menswear to follow shortly.

 Happy belated thanksgiving to all you American folk :) Im dreaming of my time in NY and hoping to pay a visit next year. I would like to show Ross all the places I use to hang out when I lived in that amazing city ! 

Posted by: Marisa

A bit of BIBA for George...

I was surprised and excited whilst looking through a copy of  Look Magazine last week to see that Barbara Hulanicki (Iconic 60s designer and Biba legend) has created a line for George at Asda. Many designers are working with high street stores to produce fusion ranges but I am particularly looking forward to seeing this collection in the flesh. You can see Biba influences from tailored trousers to 70's- style tops, maxis and many adorable prints. All very affordable starting from just £8!

You can view the whole collection online here and it will be available in stores from the 29th Nov. My favorite pieces are the animal print bow dress and the purple printed ruffle blouse (above) what's your favorite? 

Now we can all have a little bit of Biba in our wardrobe :)

Posted by: Marisa

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Creating our backdrop

Thought we'd share this with you. This is us making our backdrop. We used marker pens and pencil. We wanted to do something new for the winter season. Hope you enjoy! :)

Posted by: Ross

Updated store items ...

A few new items have been added to our store including some cosy knits, an amazing welsh wool tapestry cape and a couple of new dresses. We are in the process of photographing and listing lots of new treasures which will ready for next week so stay tuned !

Posted by: Marisa

East London wandering

Jacket: Vintage   Hat: Vintage   Tights: Topshop    Boots: Market

 I went down to London last weekend to catch up with some dear friends of mine. The weekend was pretty chilled... full of wandering around London's East end, drinking cocktails, sunday lunch roasts and lots of nattering. Although London is only a couple of hours on the train I must admit I do not visit enough, maybe this is because me and Ross are planning to move there soon !

I caught a very early train on the saturday morning and headed straight to my friend Neil's in Stoke Newington (East London). We had breakfast, and headed out. I love the fact there is so much going on in London, you can walk down the street and come across unexpected things that just brighten up your day. We started off by visiting a small local flea market followed a long walk through Dalston, Hackney, Brick lane through to Shoreditch. We Spent a fair amount of time at the vibrant Broadway Market where we rummaged through vintage clothes, had mint lamb burgers for lunch and browsed through magical book shops. 

We visited charming Hackney farm and came across the The Powder Room which is a vintage style beauty parlor (which will be sure to appear on my birthday list in the future). There's lots of creativity around East London with amazing street art, small boutiques, quirky cafes and art gallery's. We rounded off the afternoon with tea and cake which couldn't have been more perfect as my feet were pretty sore by this point !

 I moved to London in 2005 after graduating for six months and was actually born there, so being back in London again was wonderful. I left feeling highly inspired and very itchy for me and Ross to get there very soon. I hope you enjoy the photos... get to East London if you haven't been! You'll be sure to find lots of surprises. :)

Posted by: Marisa

Our first post...

We love blogs! We've been inspired by you bloggers for some time now, and been eager to join in. Well here it is finally... our first blog post!!

We are a couple currently living together in Liverpool (soon to be London we hope!). Our names are Marisa and Ross. We work in fashion design and illustration, and have been running our vintage clothes shop - "The Attic People" for nearly a year now. 

We want to run a blog to share inspiration with you guys!

We'll be writing fashion articles on street style, personal outfit posts and designers, boutiques or brands we love. When we explore new places we'll be writing and posting images from our experiences, and also any interesting things that happen in our everyday life. From time to time we'll post personal art and design work we've created, as well as reviews on films and bands we've seen. We'll also be updating you on new store items, special offers, and give-aways.

We're obsessed with all things vintage. Its been a passion of ours for many years. The clothes at The Attic People, are hand picked by us. We choose items with reference to street style, personal inspiration and current trends to keep up to date and relevant with today's society.

We would love to hear from you and receive comments on our posts or any ideas on what you would like to see on our blog. If you purchase any gems within our store it would be great to do an outfit post on you. Please feel free to email us at !

Posted by: Marisa and Ross
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