Wednesday, 3 July 2013

GIRL STOLE

We talk to fashion blogger and vintage boutique owner Lereese Atkinson about her newest adventure, GIRL STOLE. We've been following Miss Atkinson for nearly two years now and have loved watching her blog evolve into a mini universe of London, tiny dogs and #wiwt posts. So I'm pretty excited to see this girl grow into her very, very big ideas.

What does vintage mean to you and your wardrobe?
Individuality and creativity.

Whose blogs do you browse for style inspiration?
Garry Pepper Girl, Cherry Blossom Girl, Miroslava Duma, Steffys Pros and Cons, Frassy.



I know you're a singer too, does your love of music influence your style? 
I like to sing classical music which I love,  but it doesn't inspire me fashion wise, I listen to a lot of rock and roll and 60s music which absolutely influences my style. 



Top three vintage shops: GO
BEYOND RETRO
FREE P STAR (PARIS)
PORTOBELLO MARKET
Top three style icons: GO
DAVID BOWIE
KATE MOSS
COCO CHANEL


Talk us through the GIRL STOLE journey Lereese. Firstly, for those who are GIRL STOLE virgins, what is it? And how have you got to where you are?
A pure love of vintage, buying, making, sewing, photography, reading, writing, modeling, selling vintage. I never get bored of finding things for my customers, I started out on eBay and then moved to ASOS and have now partnered up with my friend Lauren, otherwise known as The Girl Who Stole London to create GIRL STOLE which is a trend led site, allowing you to incorporate vintage with new and modern styles.




One of my favourite dresses is from your ASOS Boutique. Does GIRL STOLE mean this is the end of GIRL STOLE VINTAGE? 
Absolutely not, I've recently relaunched my own vintage boutique on ASOS Marketplace called "Peggy's Dresses"' A one stop shop for the perfect vintage dress'  Dresses only from any era in any shape and size. Peggy's dresses will be my own little vintage baby that can one day partner up with the big boss that is GIRLSTOLE.COM 


What's the big plan?  Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Splitting my time between L.A and London. running both businesses, living in a beautiful house filled with vintage, TAKING OVER THE WORLD ONE DRESS AT A TIME.  

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We hope that you'll click on all the linkage in this post to find out more about Lereese and her projects, girl gives good dress. 

Twitter: @GRLSTOLEVINTAGE 
Instagram: @GRLSTOLEVINTAGE
Facebook: LINKAGE
xxx


3 comments:

  1. I follow her blog and love her style. Great interview.

    xoxo
    Ivy
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  2. love this blog and i love vintage :) xxx hayley

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  3. just checked out girlstole and I love it. will definitely be buying from there! Thanks for sharing :)

    andrea-herinfinitevariety.blogspot.co.uk

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