Flare Street Blog
Happy Birthday Pattie Boyd, our main style inspiration and Queen of 60's & 70's fashion! Nik was lucky enough to meet her and chat about 60's style and fashion last year. Read our latest blog post here!
I Was Lord Kitchener's Valet is the latest boutique to feature on our 'Babe's who inspire us' blog series! In the heart of 1960's swinging London was this wonderland of Victorian style clothing with a main focus on military uniforms!
"Eric Clapton was the first one to buy a military jacket early in 1966 when Cream's first album came out.
I'm sitting there one morning and in walked John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Cynthia Lennon. And I didn't know whether I was hallucinating… but it was real. And Mick Jagger bought a red Grenadier guardsman drummer's jacket, probably for about £4-5."
"So Mick Jagger bought this tunic and wore it on Ready Steady Go when the Stones closed the show by performing Paint it Black. The next morning there was a line of about 100 people wanting to buy this tunic… and we sold everything in the shop by lunchtime."
The name 'Lord Kitchener's Valet' was thought up by Ian Fisk just because we sold Victoriana. It conjured up images of Edwardian smoking jackets, top hats and canes and Birdcage Walk on Sunday - pure nostalgia.
"With incense burning, it was great, like paradise, you didn't know who was going to walk through the door."
Snippets from the interview with Robert Orbach in 2006. Read the full interview here: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/i/robert-orbach/
WE'VE EXTENDED OUR POP-UP SHOP UNTIL 25TH MARCH!!
Oooh yeah, we're going to be open for 2 weeks on Gertrude St from next week!
Shop our Flares and Bell Bottoms in real life, in all styles and our new size Curve too.
Your can find our Classic Velvet flares in Black, Plum Wine, Bottle Green, what's left of our Midnight Stardust Sequin Flares, Tuscan Dreams and maybe even a few new one's too!
There will only be limited sizes and styles available so we'd suggest coming down early if you have your heart set on something in particular.
We're soo excited, we can't wait to have a shopfront & groove around in real life for 2 weeks!
Card, Cash, AfterPay accepted and there will be change rooms so you can try on as many flares until your hearts content!
Address: 122A Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia
Tuesday 5 - 25 March from 11am- 6pm
Check out the Facebook Event here!
Curve, in all it's glory! We are so excited to share with you an even more diverse size range with extra room to move & groove. Curve encompasses sizes XXL-3XL, which will comfortably fit AUS size 16-18 (US 12-14)!
The votes are in, we’ve added new sizes in your favourites including: Black Velvet, Plum Wine Velvet and Glitter Velvet Flares to our site- available now here!
We’re really excited about Curve and wanted to give all our flare-lovers the opportunity to order some of our favourite Exclusive Designs in every size, before they disappear forever.
From today until 1st March 2019 we have Pre-Orders available for our golden oldies like Dhana Dreams, Hendrix Nights and Frida Flora Flares…
*Pre-Sale orders close 1st March 2019 for dispatch in mid-April*
There's a starman waiting in the sky,
He'd like to come and meet us,
But he thinks he'd blow our minds...
Midnight Stardust is here... we just LOVE the name of this collection, named by the winner of our recent Instagram competition, Olivia!
SHOP THEM HERE!
Our last collection of Sequin Velvet Flares, Phosphorescence, walked out the door so fast & we don't think these babies will stick around for long either!
Ensure you read the construction details of these flares, they're different to our classic styles.
Spread the flare-love xx
We now offer AfterPay & ZipPay in Australia as well as AfterPay & Sezzle in the USA!
Snapped on 35mm film at the recently re-opened Hotel Esplanade right on the Melbourne foreshore, this iconic hotel has kept it’s magical, old school charm with their lush velvet couches, striped back wallpaper from the early 1900’s and secret ‘Ladies Only’ pamper room!
With our magical babe Lucy LaReyna, cocktail in hand what better place than this to capture our recent release of our Celestial inspired Hendrix Nights flares & bell bottoms!
Check out our latest feature with exclusive images on Cake Magazine and Moof Mag here: http://www.cake-mag.com/flare-street/ & www.moofmag.com/2019/01/14/flare-street-x-moof-hotel-esplanade-lucy-lareyna/
Model & Stylist: Lucy Sotelo @lucyloooove
Photographer & Direction: Nik Shimmin @nikshim
Venue: Hotel Esplanade, St Kilda @hotelesplanadestkilda