Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Adding a touch of vintage to Pokesdown, Bournemouth - The Sarah Style Blog





'Two years ago, Leah was given a chance to do what she had ‘always dreamt of.’
 Leah Austin’s journey to entrepreneur is jaw dropping, turning her dream of working in fashion to a reality. It was the passing away of Leah’s grandparents that lead to her opening the shop, ‘Vintage Per Sempre’, located in her local town of Pokesdown, in Bournemouth. ‘I have always loved fashion, it’s always been my ambition to somehow get into the industry.’
Leah describes her grandparents as, ‘hoarders, never keen to throw anything away’, and so it was no surprise that their house was full of hidden treasures. A smile spreads across Leah’s flushed cheeks, as she says, ‘ I couldn’t bare to get rid of anything’. This sparked an idea for Leah – to open up her own shop, using her grandparent’s items as her first range of stock. ‘I had always adored vintage clothing, each piece feels like it could tell a story’.
Read on here...




Saturday, 16 February 2013

Unlimited by JK: 15/11/12

Winnie the Pooh bow tie

Winnie the Pooh bow tie


Winnie the Pooh bow tie

'If you hadn't guessed already, bow ties are my favourite accessories. So when Leah of 'Vintage Per Sempre' mentioned she had new stock of "jazzy bow ties", I popped by her Pokesdown boutique to see the designs for myself. Among her recent acquisitions were ties in Mr Men design, polkadot and velvet, but the winner for me was Winnie the Pooh...'


Read on here

Carousel Magazine: 16/07/2012









A full feature on Vintage Per Sempre, Carousel can be purchased here

Bournemouthvintage.com: 07/06/12

Vintage Per Sempre

Vintage Per Sempre

The Queen's Jubilee - Celebrating the vintage way

' In true British spirit, people across the country ignored the downpour and grey skies to hang up their bunting and salute our Queen in the best way we know how during the four day Diamond Jubilee celebrations last week.
Cake, cheering and champers.'
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Bournemouthvintage.com: 06/06/12


Using our clothing to create a beautiful photoshoot showcasing pokesdown's finest ...
Pokesdown 2012

Pokesdown 2012
Pokesdown 2012
Pokesdown 2012

Pokesdown 2012
Pokesdown 2012

Pokesdown 2012

'To launch Bournemouthvintage.com we wanted to produce a photographic editorial that promotes both the eclectic backdrop of Pokesdown, Bournemouth’s vintage quarter, and the unique quality of fashion, antiques and handmade ethical products that can be purchased from our independent shops.
These images represent a number of local businesses, with each photo showcasing items from Pokesdown and Boscombe boutiques. What better way to promote our area to the masses?!...'

To view the entire shoot & more details click here

The Breaker: 23/01/12

Vintage Per Sempre, Pokesdown




Vintage treasures in Bournemouth

'Vintage clothing and accessories are fast becoming must-have wardrobe essentials, with celebrities including Nicole Richie and the Olsen twins frequently spotted wearing beautiful pieces dating back to 1920s. No longer confined to London, this increased demand for vintage is sweeping the country, with vintage inspired stores and cafes popping up everywhere you turn along the South Coast...'


Read on here

Made with Love: 6/01/12



Made with love is a gorgeous blog created by Aisha Green, back in 2011/12 she made a magazine which we were heavily featured in including 3 photoshoots!






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To read the magazine click here

Liz Purdue Shoot: 20/07/2011





















Our clothing & accesories were used in her shoot 'pre-raphaelite', visit her website here

Unlimited by JK: 02/10/11




'Pokesdown, just east of Bournemouth, is a vintage hotspot with a number of vintage and antique shops along its high street. Yet in spite of living in Bournemouth for over a year, I paid my first visit to Pokesdown only the other week...'

Continue Reading here

Love from Hetty & Dave: 04/06/11


Apron Antics

'I love a good skirt or dress in the summer, and it's always a bonus when I discover a pocket in said skirt/dress. More often than not, this is a bit of a rarity...'

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Selivanoff Photography: 21/05/11




















Photo shoot by Selivanoff Photography using our clothing & accessories