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My Vintage Brighton – Amber Rose Theron

15 July 2014 No Comment

Pin-up blogger and Lewes local Amber Rose Theron answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and lets us in to some of her guilty pleasures…

Amber Rose Theron

Who are you? My name is Amber Rose; I’m a 19 year old pin-up blogger who works in a little Cafe in Lewes. I live with my two favourite boys – my boyfriend Patrick and my miniature Jack Russell Django.

What do you do? I work in a family-owned coffee shop full-time and in my spare time write my blog at www.MissAmberRoseTheron.blogspot.com, drink lots of tea and eat lots of biscuits (Oops!).

What does vintage mean to you? Vintage means everything to me – it’s a lifestyle. I don’t just dress vintage; I live and breathe it! From music (I’m currently blasting Johnny Cash) to cars to interior design… I love it all!

Amber Rose Theron

How do you like to get dressed in the morning (and afternoon and evening)? Usually rushing with 1940s UK Radio Station playing. Lipstick always goes on last.

What’s your favourite decade for style? I like to mix up 1940s and 1950s. I’m more 1950s in the summer and more 1940s in the winter.

What’s your favourite vintage shop in Brighton (and the surrounding area)? Well I love a good charity shop! If you’re looking for variety I’d recommend Beyond Retro along Vine Street and for pin-up reproduction Collectif on Bond Street is a must-visit.

Amber Rose Theron

What’s your favourite online vintage shop? If you’re after a good show-stopper then I’d suggest Etsy but for affordable everyday pieces then eBay all the way! I normally stick to the Buy It Now listings as I’m far too impatient to wait five days!

Where do you like to go to eat and drink yummy things? Oh gosh, I have to admit it – I love Nando’s! But I love Bill’s too – their Elderflower drink is fantastic. I also like a good American Diner but I’m yet to visit the few that are in Brighton.

Where do you like to go to listen to awesome music? My boyfriend’s car as that’s where all my Elvis and Cash CD’s are!

Amber Rose Theron

Have you been to any tip top vintage events lately? Yes! Brighton always has fantastic vintage fairs. I went to the Pop Up Vintage at Brighton Racecourse recently and it was fabulous!

What are your favourite vintage hangouts? I should probably write something really cool here… But I just love being on the beach! The pier also has a really nice nostalgic feel to it.

Where do you like to go hunting for second-hand bargains? The sleepy towns are always the best. Bexhill-On-Sea has loads of charity shops so if you want to make a day of it then head there. Also it’s car boot sale season now and who doesn’t love a good boot fair?

Amber Rose Theron

What has been your best ever vintage/second-hand/charity shop find?  This is hard but probably the Collectif Polka Dot Dolores dress I found in Oxfam in my size for £5.99! It was on display in the window and I made my boyfriend pull over the car so I could go in and suss out the situation and behold, it was perfect!

What is it about Brighton that makes you smile? The variety. I love the mix of people and people don’t judge you because there is such a mix of different guys and dolls. I love the North Lanie – always such an adventure!

Any other hints, tips or recommendations for vintage-lovers in Brighton and beyond? Just because something doesn’t look much on the rail, don’t just dismiss it. When I see something I like to envision what accessories and shoes I would wear with it and if I can successfully do that without having to buy loads extra then it’s a score! Also, don’t be afraid to haggle!

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