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Peacock table runner by Habitat

Peacock table runner

The new Autumn ranges are beginning to trickle into the shops. You can already get a preview of the new Habitat collection online. They've clearly been looking to the past for inspiration for aspects of the collection, which includes this Peacock table runner

The table runner is pure 70s style, featuring a folk-style repeated image of the peacock down the length of the runner. And it's quite a length too, measuring 270cm long. The fabric is a linen and cotton mix, adding to the natural feel of the design. For a perfectly dressed table, they're also selling accompanying peacock napkins. 

This runner costs £20. 

See it online

Categories / Design and Interiors

Stuart Kolakovic owl rug


It was only last week we showed you the Stuart Kolakovic prints available at Urban Outfitters. You can get more of his distinctive style for your home with his owl rug

It's a charming design, hand-made, and captures his 70s aesthetic perfectly. At only 45cm square, it could easily be displayed on a wall as well as being used on the floor. However, if you like the rug, you'd better snap it up quickly – it's part of an edition of just five. 

It costs a very reasonable £19.99

Buy it from the Stuart Kolakovic website

Categories / Women's Fashion

Midnight Stalks Dress from French Connection


Very often it can be a challenge to find retro fashion from any era other than the fifties and sixties. For those of you looking for a more unusual forties inspired look, this Midnight Stalks Flared Dress from French Connection takes some inspiration from the era to create a stunning frock.

The tea dress shape is elaborated on with longer sleeves and more exaggerated dimensions to the silhouette. Taking the famously forties shoulder accentuation, the sharp lines are made feminine by a flowing skirt and fitted waist. Finished in a silky fabric with antique-style bird print, it's a certain talking point for your wardrobe.

It's available new in at French Connection now for £75, as part of their Autumn/Winter 2010 preview.

Find out more from the website

Categories / Art and Photography

David Weidman at Urban Outfitters


A while ago, we showed you some of David Weidman 1970s prints. If you liked the style of those but the price was slightly out of your reach, you'll be interested in knowing his work has been used as part of a small collection for American Urban Outfitters

Weidman is best known for his work in the late 1950s and 60s from which this collection is drawn. It currently includes two pieces of wall art and a cushion, each featuring a distinctively Weidman style artwork. Pictured is the Bird Tree wall art, screen-printed onto canvas. The other designs are avian themed too: a bird is reproduced on the cushion, while the other piece of wall art features a caged owl. 

Sadly the items can't be shipped internationally but, if you happen to be in the US, this piece will set you back $48. 

See the range online

Categories / Women's Fashion

Bird Printed Prom Dress from Miss Selfridge


Fifties prom dresses have thoroughly sealed their presence on the high street for the foreseeable future, giving a wide choice of options for retrophiles beyond the clichéd options. This Bird Print Dress from Miss Selfridge introduces a less-seen print to great effect.

The bird print retains some of the kitsch appeal of modern fifties-inspired fashion, without being too obvious. With a full circle skirt and high waist, the shape creates an ideal silhouette with a wide necked collar and capped sleeve too.

It's available now from Miss Selfridge for £45.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Cream Heart Print Dress from Miss Selfridge


With the Spring finally in full flow (some of the time), light dresses and skirts are finally a tempting prospect from the high street rails. Miss Selfridge's new collections feature a surprising number of options for retro gals, like this Heart Print Dress with a decidedly forties flavour.

The tea dress shape has come back into favour with mainstream fashion of late, and this version is simple without being drab. The rich cream colour is an ideal shade to back a heart and bird print that, while not strictly vintage, clearly derives inspiration from a retro aesthetic.

The dress is available from Miss Selfridge now for £38.

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