Happy Valentines Day you gorgeous lot!
Hopefully you are filling your day with family, friends, pets – or the one you love.
Single? It’s the perfect day to indugle and spoil yourself….showering yourself with love!
Our day so far has included coffee, a mini homemade spa at home, afternoon tea in vintage gold teasets and chocolate. LOTS of chocolate!
Lots of love from Alice HQ
Happy New Year lovelies!
Want to see some pretty pics to kickstart 2015?
Follow us on Instagram for vintage inspiration….
Made a wonderful discovery today!
Purchased a copy of Dawn O’ Porters Channel 4 Tv Show ‘This old thing‘ and found us listed as ‘the place to shop’ in Bournemouth!
Sadly the book went to press with our old address in it, but you can find us in our new home at the Emporium still.
You can now visit What Alice Found SEVEN days a week at the new vintage department store – just one mile up the road from our old boutique!
The Emporium is a multi trader unit – our full time pop up store inside joins another 50 traders selling all kinds of marvellous vintage and antique stock in this gorgeous showroom!
We are also proud to announce Nicki was hired as a consultant to style the interior of the store and brand the vintage tea rooms – read more on her styling website www.dollygrainger.com
We hope you come check us out in our new home soon
Returned from a wonderful holiday / buying trip in sunny LA.
Did some serious celeb spotting!
Have some lovely finds to share with after attending a vintage fair in the coolest venue EVER – an old theatre used for storage of movie props.
Check back in soon to bag yourself some original 40’s dress beauties!
Sneaky peek at our new home!!
More info coming soon!
We have returned from a CRAZY busy week showcasing at Birmingham International Fashion Week !
Nicki was interviewed live on ITV news talking all things Alice and Vintage, and it was a spectacular event hosted by ElPromotions Agency.
Here is Nicki and Verity dressed head to toe in Vintage fashion on the final night….
The time has come… Our shop premises at What Alice Found in Christchurch Road has reached the end of the lease…and we are moving out!
Don’t worry – we are not closing down – we are moving into a new location, soon to be revealed!
It’s stil in Bournemouth, and we will be re launching our online shop too!
we will keep you informed lovelies!
I say this every year, I know, but what a year it’s been!
2013 for What Alice Found has involved a lot of decision making, testing the waters and figuring out once and for all what kind of company we are. To best describe it , it’s like we’ve been dipping our toe in lots of different oceans, and 2014 will see us fully diving in the water! Yes…. vintage mermaids!!!
The end of the year always gives us a chance to look back and reflect on the past 12 months, so here are our Alice highlights…..
The Spring kicked off with fashion student Verity joining us for an internship placement required for her University course. Meant as a standard two months – she stayed for six! A breath of fresh air, good fun and a gal who embraced the sometimes ridiculous behaviour that comes with working in a vintage wonderland….
We were the first people granted permission to do a photoshoot in the historical Shelley manor theatre, so we used the amazing backdrop to revamp our brand image of our online boutique on asos marketplace
‘More’ magazine featured me in my retro styled home, showcasing my vintage and sometimes eccentric taste…
The Summer saw us break away from the shop for frequent festivals, cue sleeping in homemade tents, braving storms, riding on the back of Harley Davidson’s, wig wearing, and wine drinking ! Getting our retro on at Vintage Nostalgia….
Embracing the heatwaves during Larmer Tree Festival
And styling up a fashion runway for the VW campers at Vdub on the Isle of Wight
I Even got the chance to assist styling some parties for the rich and famous in Ibiza this year an unforgettable experience that spurred on the launch of our styling agency later this year
This Included a trip to Portugal to shoot a three day lookbook styled entirely by us and working with a wonderful creative team. We can’t show you the pics til next year, but I’m very proud of them!
Our most popular window displays included The Great Gatsby, Disney Princesses and our most ever ‘liked’ photo on Facebook , our Christmas 2013 display
One of my personal fave moments from the whole year was meeting one of my fashion icons, Barbara Hulanicki – founder of the iconic fashion house BIBA and an important part of fashion history. For me, studying someone at University, then getting to sit talking to her about my own boutique years seven years later was such a special moment that I won’t ever forget. I have a delightful signed book to remind me it was real!
From one inspiration lady to another, stylist Pearl Lowe kindly signed a copy of her debut book for our Alice Christmas giveaway and I got the chance to chat all things vintage with her in the Autumn.
We can’t wait to share with you our big news and plans for 2014. Thank you for your custom and support this year