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Margate Mercury

fashion

G E O RG I E RO B E RTO N

PEONY VINTAGE

A recent opening in Margate Old Town, Peony Vintage is a small shop run by Georgie Roberton, a young woman who, apart from her work in adult social care, is now involved in selling beautiful vintage pieces. She has always been interested in vintage - colours, prints and fabric in particular - preferring the comfort and style of vintage clothes to today’s ‘one-size-fits-all’ fashions. Georgie points out that although vintage is a niche market, all the pieces are a one-off so there is no real competition, even in a town with a number of vintage shops. Georgie has a vision and her idea of fashion is very simple. To her, aesthetics don’t matter much, but what counts is the feeling,the sense of belonging which clothes can provide. “You want to put something on that says ‘do you know world, I don't care about anything, but I do feel great today!’” Peony Vintage is at 12 King Street. facebook.com/peonyvintage

ALEXANDRA Patey - C ochrane

FREE TINKER

After leaving behind her life and career as a music manager in north London, Alexandra Patey-Cochrane set her sights on the Kentish town of Faversham, moving with her husband and six-month old daughter Edie in tow. Her first fashion forays were into the world of toddler and baby clothes, hand painting designs onto Oshkosh jeans and denim jackets to sell in Faversham Market. It was painting a design on a leather jacket for a little girl that inspired her current distinctive work, moving her from the slightly constraining medium of kids clothing to express herself on adult biker jackets. “My jackets are crazy, expressive statement pieces and each one seems to be getting more weird and more wonderful,” she says. “I design jackets for street walkers, free-thinking cheeky people who have something to say and something to hide.” Now based in Margate, her rebel style is perfectly in tune with the town’s arty, adventurous fashion scene. “Fashion means so much to me,” she enthuses. “It gives people the chance to express their inner-most feelings, make a statement and truly be themselves, if only for just one night.” freetinker.weebly.com

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Margate Mercury – Winter 2016/17  

The Margate Mercury is a new, free quarterly magazine about modern-day life and culture in the up-and-coming British seaside town of Margate...

Margate Mercury – Winter 2016/17  

The Margate Mercury is a new, free quarterly magazine about modern-day life and culture in the up-and-coming British seaside town of Margate...

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