Categories / Women's Fashion

Patch Print Folk Blouse from Oasis

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Now that the high street's obsession with the early 1960s is passing, trends are moving towards a wider variety of vintage influences. New from Oasis is their 70s Love Story line, channeling Kate Hudson in Almost Famous.

This Patch Print Folk Blouse is one of the more convincing pieces from the line, with the combination of patchwork prints stepping away from more clichéd choices. The chiffon fabric creates the flowing seventies folk silhouette, carrying a print that manages to be structured yet busy.

It's available now from Oasis for £35.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Leather Patch Cord Jacket from Selected Femme

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With cord trousers still forming a staple in many seventies inspired wardrobes, the fabric is less often used in others pieces lately. This Cord Jacket from Selected Femme retains some of the seventies appeal of the fabric in a simple and wearable way.

The blazer style is simplistic, while retaining some of the decade's appeal thanks to the longline cut and tailored waist. The addition of leather elbow patches to the jacket adds some less-seen vintage style, while the colours of navy and black keep the piece easy to wear on any occasion.

It's available now from ASOS for £75.

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Categories / Art and Photography

Hi Art twentieth-century art icon patches

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Want a quick, potted history of some key twentieth-century art pieces and movements? Sounds pretty serious but doesn't have to be, especially with this unusual idea, courtesy of Hi Art: patches. 

Yes, you can patch (or should that be Pop?) up an old pair of jeans with a Warhol alike soup can, as shown above, or take your pick from seven other designs. 

The patches also include a test screen design to represent video art and an iconic Magritte-style pipe to represent Surrealism. 

You can get the Dada patch (Duchamp's urinal) at the Tate online shop for £4.50 but the full range only seems to be on sale through Australian company Third Drawer Down where they cost AUS$7 each. Best to check out the shipping fees before ordering though. 

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Categories / Design and Interiors, Travel

Shelf Souvenir sew-on patch

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If you've ever visited the shop Shelf, in east London, you'll be delighted to hear that they're now running an online shop too so people around the UK can enjoy their products. Both shops feature a fantastic range of newly sourced and vintage ceramics, homewares, stationery and curios from around the world. From their own collection comes this Souvenir sew-on patch

The patch bears the message 'Souvenir from London' and shows an embroidered Routemaster style bus, clearly with the destination of Shelf. The patch has a great retro look for £4.50 and is just an indicator of the delights of the rest of their stock. 

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