Posted on April 22, 2015

Nina Ricci Vintage Swimming Costume – swoon!

Glasgow has such an active and exciting vintage scene with so many places to browse and buy and be inspired by vintage and second-hand clothes, accessories, vinyl – everything.

After a recent wander through Glasgow’s West End with a friend, I came back with a rather eclectic haul of items, the star of the show being a Nina Ricci vintage swimming costume.

Or should that be ‘bathing suit‘?

Vintage Nina Ricci Swimming Costume

Other purchases include:

  1. a ball of sage-green mohair wool (that’ll come in handy for the knitted blanket then…)
  2. green twine for the garden (I’m growing vegetables for the first time this year)
  3. a box of brand-new metallic embroidery threads in all the colours of the rainbow (I’m thinking ahead to Christmas crafting…)
  4. a long-arm punch/eyelet maker thing (it said on the back that was perfect for scrapbookers. And I want to make a zine so…and it was way less than half price.)

Metallic Embroidery Threads

Don’t you just love random finds like these that you didn’t really need but you kind of did and you really, really wanted anyway?

Because all these things can be used to make other things or grow things or upcycle.

Apart from the Nina Ricci number, but that print. Wow. I love that 60’s/70’s print and the colours remind me of my Nana.

And most importantly: it fits like a dream and gives me strange/cool super-pointy boobs. That’ll get the pool-side waiters then next time I’m basking in the sun!


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  • Reply Clare April 22, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Pointy boobs!! Ha, I love it. That cossie is a great find, I love treasure hunting in second hand shops. The ball of wool sounds lovely and the metallic threads will make great things I am sure x

    • Reply daintydora April 22, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Pointy boobs must have been the style, back in the day! Yeah it’s great just going for a browse, not knowing what you might see, and then hitting the jackpot like this. The threads will definitely come in handy and the best part is I spotted them in a charity shop – double win! xx

  • Reply Tracey April 23, 2015 at 3:16 am

    Fabulous! Absolutely fabulous. Love the swimsuit, and the threads, and the other finds. A shopping day like that is awesome!

    • Reply daintydora April 23, 2015 at 9:30 am

      Now I just need to find somewhere suitable to wear it! Little finds like this really do make my day :)

  • Reply Romana April 25, 2015 at 5:18 am

    It’s kind of like winning the lottery don’t you think? Op-shopping and vintage finds can be a gamble, you can walk away with nothing one time, then, at another, you pick up treasure, like you did. The ‘swimmers’ are gorgeous, such a lovely collection of great finds!!

    • Reply daintydora April 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

      It really is a lottery with vintage & op-shop-shopping – everything unique and one-of-a-kind. It makes you feel so special to find the perfect thing for you :) xx

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