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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Alice Carey's Vintage

I always look forward to meeting up with Alice Carey, hearing about her latest adventures, and of course seeing what she is wearing. Alice's pieces are mostly thrifted and have such great stories attached to them. Here is a list of what Alice is wearing in the photos above. Make sure to check out her wonderful memoir HERE.
Messenger Jacket
Original label (stapled to pocket): METROPOLITAN POLICE Messenger
Date - London 1942
Owner’s name - William’s
Tailor - J. Compton & Webb Ltd. London (Derbyshire, England, since 1899 now dissolved).
Decorations:
Two gold crown insignia on collar representing ‘The Crown’
Two braided chevrons on sleeves

I bought this jacket last summer in an antique store going out of business, in Grey Abbey, Belfast, Ireland.
The owner said it had been there forever.  As usual it cost more to tailor it, that to buy it. Cost around $25- Tailoring - $100-

Hat
HARRODS door man’s cap circa 1970’s
Patent leather visor, gold braded H

This hat belonged to memoir writer, Alfred O’Mahony, retired HARRODS doorman, whom I met on a train in Ireland last year.
Alfie’s memoir, ‘The Way We Were’ is about time his spent as an orphan in the Irish industrial schools of the ‘50’s

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to Alice too. She is a beautiful woman!

embargo said...

Greats photography

June said...

Alice, you are an absolute treasure! Bon voyage

Julie Rowan-Zoch said...

I love that she knows the owner's (of the jacket) name!

Denise Sisco said...

This outfit is truly classic. Alice has a natural beauty that is so relaxed and refined. Thank you for sharing these inspiring ideas!
Also, I tried to find Alfies Memoirs and could not locate them, any ideas?

abbigliamento donna said...

This old women looks like a lady police according to her dress up. Looking very nice.

Lynne97060 said...

Hey Alice, like your shoes. Last forever and oh so comfortable, aren't they1

Giulio Polverelli said...

Those are some great photos. All my appreciation!

Designer Leather jackets said...

love ....! love her look, love style and love the Photography the old women lady looking so young

Orfamay said...

This lady is the best. I always get a little charge when I see Alice Carey on your blog.

Anonymous said...

I had a similar hat. Everyone that saw me wear it said I looked like an idiot.

embargos hipotecarios said...

very interesting

RockPaperBeauty said...

Alice is so cool! I love vintage. I get more compliments on my vintage pieces than the "latest" items from the shops.

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

I love how Ms. Carey pulls off the masculine look so elegantly.

ngillard said...

Love her look. So original and practical. What is the information about her shoes/boots, please?

Golf Rain Gear said...

Wow! I'm glad to know that there are still many who like vintage clothing. I know there are people who collects clothing of famous and popular people for their collection.

acep suherman said...

very beautiful and amazing

Under One Roof said...

First time stumbling across your site and ill be book marking it really cool outfits for older people to try out thanks

Alice said...

She's fabulous!

Take a look at my latest illustrations and artwork: http://aliceauxpaysenchantes.tumblr.com/

Kay Brady said...

I love your blog i have found it a few times going threw other blogs.
I am loving this outfit i have the same boots x

Lucys Lounge said...

ali looks great. i have a friend in dublin called ali carey. love lucy

Jenna said...

Alice is fantastic - if I can have her style I would be thrilled!

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