Stamp of Style x

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Using badges and logos..not invented by Marc by Marc Jacobs but cunning all the same…

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A rather delicious collection of fonts and styles married to the perfect boyfriend jeans..just add a smile and a killer pair of heels..

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Penelope Chilvers has also got in on the act, although is hers a more traditional, preppy version..and the meanings are meaningful..I’d love to be able to buy the patches individually..

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Also to be found on her boots and shoes..

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Anya Hindmarch has pushed the creative boat out even further in her own offering of luxury-retro-street.  Inspired by stickers from her school days, the graphics are embossed onto the leather in a three step process.  Utterly edible.

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But the real joy is that this trend has it’s roots deep down in freedom of expression and do-it-yourselfs.. you could just follow your heart and DIY your own fashion statement like Fun in the Making..

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Or cover a Louis Vuitton bag like the courageous Sue.  Because the truth about badges and patches, despite what the designer brands would have us believe, is they’re really about individuality and being unique in a stylish and remarkably accessible way..now, where’s my needle and thread?

Laters, Kate x

17 comments

  1. vintageattitude

    Takes me back to my teenage years. Some of my first makes involved patches. Great way to express individuality as a tongue tied teen……hard to imagine now I know! Check your gmail….but can we make it the Thursday?….xxx

  2. Sally White

    Just had a flashback to the Eighties where I sewed clothing labels all over a denim jacket! If only I’d kept it…

  3. jackiemallon

    Oh indeed it brings me back. Fun fun fun. Although I would never do that now–to jeans yes–but not to an LV bag! Once yes, but I have lost that irreverence and can only dream of owning said bag! Instead I have to ponder whether we invest in a new fridge or build a wall…:-(

  4. KerryCan

    This takes me back, too, but further back than the others, to the late ’60s and early ’70s when I honed my embroidery skills on my jeans. I only wish I still hand them!