Home » Events, Fashion, Featured, My Vintage Brighton

My Vintage Brighton – Georgia Easton

4 December 2013 One Comment

Co-founder of Brighton-based online vintage boutique House of Bricks and Nineties fashion fan, Georgia Easton answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton…

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

Who are you? Georgia Easton

What do you do? Along with my sister, Josie Easton, I’m the co-owner of House of Bricks, an online shop selling vintage clothing and accessories for women.

What does vintage mean to you? To me vintage clothes are those which have a history and story and can be used to mark a particular time or era. I’m a big fan of mixing the old with the new – I love the fact that fashion from past decades can be revived but adapted to create a unique twist on a modern trend.

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

I think it is important to have fun with your clothes and use them to express your personality. It’s not about being too worried about the age or era of a garment but finding a one-off piece that you love. 

How do you like to get dressed in the morning (and afternoon and evening)? I wish I could say I was mega glam but that really isn’t the case! I’m drawn to anything brightly coloured with a fun print or pattern. Printed shirts and jumpsuits are always a winner in my eyes; and big cosy vintage pattern knit jumpers are definitely my best friends during winter. For nights out I will just throw on a splash of lipstick and some chunky heels.

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

What’s your favourite decade for style? I love 1990s fashion.  Neon colours, grunge shirts, oversized sweatshirts, bomber jackets, strappy floral dresses. This is definitely the era that most reflects my own style and fashion choices.

Saying that though, if I could time travel back to any decade, it would 100% be to the 60’s – I just love the psychedelic colours and bold abstract prints. I would definitely stick around for the late 1960s/early ’70s Woodstock era for a bit of boho hippy attire.  I love festivals and the fashion that goes with them so it would be awesome to experience it all the first time round.

What’s your favourite vintage shop in Brighton (and the surrounding area)? I could spend hours on end in Snooper’s Paradise.  I love the fact that you never know what you’re going to find, it’s a pretty random but fascinating place! I also love Beyond Retro – nothing makes me happier than having time to kill and spending ages flicking through their rails. Dirty Harry in the North Laine is awesome too – the best for lumberjack style shirts, jackets, sweatshirts and knitwear

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

What’s your favourite online vintage shop? ASOS Marketplace is great – so many cool little vintage boutiques under one roof.

Where do you like to go and eat and drink yummy things? The cocktails at Bohemia are ridiculously tasty.  Not only are they delicious but they also look really theatrical – dry ice a plenty! Plus they give you little bowls of popcorn for free as a cute snack. Love it! There’s also a new little coffee shop that’s opened up just round the corner from us called Café & Salvage.  I haven’t been yet but it looks mega cute – full to the brim with random objects, furniture and antiques, which are all for sale.

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

Where do you like to go and listen to awesome music? Festivals. I like having a range of different genres to listen to and just wondering around finding new music depending on my mood.

Have you been to any tip top vintage events of late? I went to Brighton Belle’s Vintage and Makers Fair at Old Spitalfields Market recently, which was so much fun.  Being the end of November meant that all the Christmas lights were up which was amazing.  That plus lots of awesome little vintage and craft stalls and a few glasses of mulled wine really got us in the Christmas spirit!

Where do you like to go hunting for second-hand bargains? I love car boot sales.  The one at Brighton Marina every Sunday is great whether you want clothes, furniture, art or music – it has it all. The Saturday market on Upper Gardner Street is also great for a bargain, I picked up a wicked vintage record player table there for our flat which was only £20

Georgia Easton of My House of Bricks

What has been your best ever vintage/second-hand/charity shop find? I found an amazing red Burberry coat at a vintage fair here in Brighton a couple of years ago, which I love.  And for a mere £50 it was a bargain!

What is it about Brighton that makes you smile? Everything – the people, the beach, the shopping, the music, the creativity. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Any other hints, tips or recommendations for vintage-lovers in Brighton and beyond? Just to not take fashion too seriously and have fun with what you wear.

Start the conversation...

One Comment »

  • hoodie shirts said:

    Hiya very cool website!! Man .. Excellent .. Wonderful ..
    I will bookmark your website and take the feeds also? I am happy to search out numerous useful information right here within the post, we need work out
    extra techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing.
    . . . . .

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.