Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Oh! You Pretty Things

I was lucky enough to see Laetitia Sadier, the singer from Stereolab, one of my favourite groups, performing from her new solo album.  She was good, I mean more than good, she was effortlessly groovy, super cool and funny.  She had a fabulous haircut and sexy french accent and let me tell you that I would take any one of those two features in a blink of an eye.      There were ignorant people milling around the bar at the back of the room blathering on and on and making a general racket over her performance and so she stopped and shouted to them (in her cool french accent) "shut ze 'ell up, thees isn't ze internet or somesink, you are not at a zoo'.  She then carried on playing her lovely music.

Enough of music and frivolity let's get down to shop stuff.  It may be dark and dreary outside but it's the opposite inside Beatnik.....

Some pretty stuff to lift the dampened (if you live in the uk) spirits

So far so pretty, and then, thanks to Sas, my friend and partner in retro delights, she discovered and uncovered in equal quantities, a magnificent mountain of scarves.  

This photo does not do them justice, it doesn't even begin to convey the ludicrous amount there is, or the pretty patterns, the hand rolled edging, the playful prints, the ones that are worth quite a bit but we still sell them at a ridiculously cheap price. They're all there in that big scarfy pile and I love them.

And some more

Oh, I also found this lovely coat hanger

Frank Fidkin the taylor.....  How lovely it would be to have our own wooden hangers engraved with 'The Beatnik Emporium  Fashion and Vintage Southampton'


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