Categories / Women's Fashion

Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse spring/summer 2011 range


The first range was launched last October and was generally well received. A good enough response for a second Fred Perry x Amy Winehouse collection, this time the spring/summer 2011 range.

According to Fred Perry, much of the range is apparently 'a tiki re-working' of Fred Perry classics, including the Harrington and the twin-tipped polo shirt. But with the collection now double its original size (32 pieces), there is also now room for bags, shoes and accessories plus a few new clothing designs.

See over the page for lots more images from the range, including a gingham bowling shirt, a Hawaiian print halter neck dress and shirt and scarlet red hot pants alongside accessories including the Amy barrel bag, wide waist straw belts, a printed silk scarf plus suede and leather moccasins in a variety of colours. On the shelves and on the website from Monday 7th March if you want to buy.

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Categories / Women's Fashion

Oriental Sun So Shoes by Irregular Choice


The sun is almost out and all those summer holidays and parties are beckoning. There is no better way to channel your inner 50s Polynesian beauty than with these Oriental Sun So Shoes by the ever unique Irregular Choice.

The carved wooden heels give an authentic retro look, harking back to the days of luaus, tiki torches and Elvis playing the ukulele. Team with a Hawaiian print dress and an oversized flower in your hair for full on 50s tiki bombshell chic.

£149 from Dollydagger. See their website for more details.

Categories / Art and Photography

Mai Tai Zombie by Jonny Hannah

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It's not the first time we've featured the striking work of British artist Jonny Hannah. His most recent exhibition Burning Love is a heady wall-to-wall mix of jazz, blues & retro Americana with a twist of wit and wickedness that has become his trademark.

Mai Tai Zombie is a unique painting on a cut out board, resembling the signs that adorned the original tiki bars that swept across America in the 1930s. An appropriate finishing touch for those lucky enough to have a bar at home, or those who just wish they did.

Mai Tai Zombie is £95 from Castor & Pollux - you can catch Jonny Hannah's Burning Love exhibition at their Brighton gallery until 13th March.

Categories / Art and Photography, Food and Drink, Homeware

Hair of the Dog tiki mug by Mitch O’Connell for Munktiki

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Retro favourite Mitch O'Connell is a multi-talented guy – artist & designer, tattooist and now designer of ceramics. 

Purveyors of fine tiki paraphernalia Munktiki have released a limited run of this Hair of the Dog tiki mug. Each poor hungover dog has an ice pack hat which you can put your straw through and will keep your revival remedy for the morning after the night before nicely chilled. Standing at an impressive 9 inches tall, it makes for a suitably kitsch adornment in any 50s den.

The Hair of the Dog tiki mug is a limited edition of 100 and is $60 from the Munktiki webstore.

Categories / Homeware

Graham and Green Pineapple Lamp Base

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No home with kitsch ambitions can be without an ornamental pineapple of some sort. Ever since Columbus bought them back from the West Indies, the pineapple has been a symbol of all things exotic and the luxurious Polynesian-themed tiki bars that popped up all over the US during the 1930s wouldn't be the same without being adorned by the fruit.

This Pineapple lamp base from Graham and Green in antiqued silver is stylish modern take on the mid 20th century tiki exotica trend, meaning you can save the real pineapples for garnishing all those rum drinks.

The lamp is £95 from Graham & Green. Find out more from the website. 

Categories / Women's Fashion

Goddess Skull Cameo Jewellery from Kitsch-tique


While cameo jewellery remains a much-loved classic for a variety of vintage-inspired looks, there's always room for a twist on the classics. This Goddess Skull Cameo Jewellery from Kitsch-tique lends a cheeky gothic edge, resulting in pieces ideal for a rocker look.

The ring and necklace both feature the skull cameo, reminiscent of the rockabilly and psychobilly trends' darker take on vintage looks. With a little bit of kitschy, tiki style, these pieces add some welcome wit to timeless costume jewels.

The ring and necklace cost £8 and £10 respectively.

Find out more from the Kitsch-tique Boutique online