Just in time for the London Olympics, I had a chat with Georgia—a 19-year-old blogger, Etsy seller, and vintage enthusiast from Liverpool, UK—about the games and her up-and-coming style site Satiable Fashion.
Why did you decide to start collecting and selling vintage clothes?
I really started to notice vintage fashion about a year ago, and I just fell in love with it. Ever since, I’ve been getting up that hour earlier on a Saturday morning to visit my local vintage market. When I’m shopping on the high street, I don’t just walk past the charity shops anymore; I find some amazing treasures—things I just wouldn’t be able to find in high street stores.
I decided I had to share what I found with other people; I couldn’t just keep it all to myself because that would be selfish (and I’d get a very full wardrobe)! My hope is that I can introduce fellow fashionistas to the world of vintage and supply some amazing products to amazing people!
Was your fashion blog an extension of your store, or have you always enjoyed writing about fashion?
It was about the same time I decided to start an online vintage store that I decided to write my fashion blog. I’ve always enjoyed writing and I’ve always loved fashion, so it made sense that I put the two together! I then used my fashion blog as a springboard to launch my vintage store.
Which styles are you most excited to try this summer and fall?
I think (when worn well) galaxy print looks really fabulous! I have to say, I’m still working up to braving this style myself, but some girls wear it really well. I love anything with studs on it too; I just got a gorgeous studded dress for my fiancée's birthday party that I can’t wait to wear.
Of course, I have a whole list of styles that I’m loving…lace, asymmetric hems, anything dip-dyed, and in the autumn my big thing will definitely be big, woolly, retro sweaters!
You mention in your blog that your family’s very patriotic; how does it feel to be the host nation at this year’s Olympics?
I think it’s amazing (as does my family)! The country has really got together to support our athletes, which I think has brought a really nice atmosphere amongst people. It’s had an effect on fashion too—there are Union Jacks everywhere! I really like our flag and I think it can look so fabulous when it’s worn! I own a pair of Union Jack tights from Selfridges, which I’ll be wearing sometime this week to celebrate the end of the Olympics.
Of course I have to ask: how tall are you?
I’m not actually that tall, I’m just fortunate to have long legs. (Thank you mum for passing them to me!) I’m about 5’7” (1.7m).
What styles of clothing (or vintage clothing eras) do you think work well for tall women?
I think maxi skirts work really well for tall women. They flatter long legs and can really accentuate your figure. If you’re going to a party, it’s great because you can get away with just wearing flats.
If you’re not like me, and don’t want to accentuate the fact that you’re tall, then 1920’s ‘flapper’ dresses are perfect. They have a dropped hemline, which gives the effect that your torso is longer than your legs; it will look like you’ve dropped a few inches in seconds! They’re so glamorous and sparkly. They had fabulous accessories back then too, so your whole outfit will be sorted!