Second hand is always a tricky thing. The items need to be special and a sense of nostalgia or history is wonderful when purchasing something that is not simply on every corner. After all, a vintage Chanel is something that has a sense of style and elegance that never dates. And while some fashionistas are all about the ‘new’, let us not forget that much of what we see now on the global catwalks, spring from the inspirations of older designs. Think about how many times our heroes of today have referenced their predecessors…like Hedi Slimane at YSL paying tribute to the tuxedo.
The curious name ‘Afraid Of Mice’ stems from the two sisters’ cat, Rocky, and while this sounds rather playful, the store is serious about its rails of dresses and selected one-off pieces. Although I can imagine that Bianca’s closet must already be bursting at the seams (because you would want to keep a few things for yourself!), the feeling is one of sharing when you enter this great boutique. When we met Bianca in store, she was charming and open to our blog (for which we are always grateful), and also posed for us…we love the mini and top…and the coy attitude is always a plus for us here at Dashing George! We wish them all the best for the future!