I must, I must

Wilma!

 I must, I must give you all a little update!

It’s been a lovely few weeks of late. The shop is going amazingly well. Recently it’s just rocketed to new levels with daily visitors coming to see what’s going on!

A big thank-you to all the customers of Wilma & Winston, it’s a beautiful thing to see something grow from simple beginnings to one that has real potential and that is down to the beautiful people who come stop by, have a browse, see something they like and have a go for it.

Even those that don’t buy from Wilma & Winston and just browse the blog perhaps for inspiration, curiosity, to see what’s going on or perhaps just stumble on the site are all very welcome.

Vicky is busy, like mega busy. It’s tough for her driving this forward because not everyone sees this little bright little creative talent sticking things together, harvesting ideas from the vast array of “stuff” and other wonderful creative people out there then adding her own little twist and giving the style, idea or piece that she’s made to the world. Vicky loves it, loves the people visiting and asking questions and we’ve had some major successes.

Not least the lovely Cherry Healey tweeted about us (Cherry’s twitter is here http://twitter.com/cherryhealey) and then also promoted Winston & Wilma on her website too! Cherry’s website can be found here.

I’ve been ridiculously busy, I’ve started a new job which is grafting my butt off – what is it with starting a new job that suckers you big time! I guess one day I’ll be able to assist with Wilma & Winston’s growth on a more full time basis but in the meantime I’ve got to pay the bills somehow, oh & that rather large engagement ring I got Vicky (wow that was expensive but so worth it for such a beautiful girl – I am very lucky)!

I’m a finance geek so I do a lot of numbers & by night & weekend I return to perhaps things that I much prefer doing like reading, drinking tea, eating chocolate, watching football (or sport in general) and helping Vicky with the shop!

I saw on Cherry’s blog a quote that had been posted by Søren Kierkegaard saying “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” I liked this quote. It’s a lovely little line. Be who you are. Do what’s true to you. Happiness will surely follow!

Check out the work we’ve been doing on the blog and on the shop – some of the clothes we’ve recently sourced are amazing. We’re looking at next steps, working hard for our lovely customers to deliver a better product, a better service and keep trying our best to showcase the styles in new ways…watch this space we’re striving, growing and have some exciting things being considered, looked into and planned for! Watch this space.

You lot are lovely, catch you soon

– Simon

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i want you

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Fashion Conscience (via Wilma & Winston)

Fashion Conscience Reading an article in the Sunday Times (10.10.10) in the UK by Kate Walsh called; “Charity clearout begins at work” got me thinking about consumer habits and the purchasing of clothes and what ultimately we do with those clothes when they have come to the end of what we personally deem their useful life. Wilma & Winston is inspired by retro and street styling predominantly looking to mostly provide clothing that are “one-off” pieces, that pro … Read More

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Coco Sumner

Coco SumnerWilma’s been working hard recently on some new looks that you can check out at her shop. You can get to her shop here.

Wilma’s got some gorgeous looks and has recently posted a lovely blog about Coco Sumner who’s profile here in the UK is rising pretty fast with her unique fashion style and her music (love Coco’s little pins in the picture above!).

Catch up with Wilma’s blog and shop you’ll love it – she’ll love you and I’ll just continue saying hi!

Hope you are well if you are reading this.

Winston x

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Walt Whitman

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Winters of my Life

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Wilma & the Elves!

WOW,

The Elves have been so busy at the Haus of Wilma!

Wilma's Elves

Wilma's Elves

The pieces and collections are growing and the level of interest is growing weekly.

It’s incredible to think that the site has only been running for a matter of weeks! Wilma has done beautifully well and it’s been a lot of work. Feedback has been great from customers and we’ve really tried to exceed people’s expectations as it grows.

The ethic has been wholly one of getting some amazing looks out there for people so that they (and maybe you) can get great value, fantastic items. There’s also the beauty of knowing that there’s a pleasing ethical element too with the re-use of some stunning clothes from across the timeline. 

Style is about experimentation and trying new things and about allowing your individuality, creativity and passion come through. Have a little eye shufty at Wilma’s and see if the Elves have found / made you something special…

Wilma's!

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