Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Tunnel Vision Vintage

Tunnel Vision is the new vintage venture created by Tumblr celeb, Madeline Pendleton (AKA Jean Greige) and best friend Brit Nason. The two California-based fashion obsessives have been vintage clothing collectors for years now and have recently taken the next step into commercial selling to an avid worldwide audience.

What does Tunnel Vision have to offer? Fans of Madeline’s Tumblr page, jeangreige.tumblr.com, will see many pieces which are synonymous with Pendleton’s own personal style which could be described as part hippie, part bohemian. Expect ethnic prints, crazy tie-dye and high-waisted shorts, not to mention a vast array of leather accessories to choose from.

Boys don’t worry, unlike a lot of vintage websites, they cater for you too! Printed shirts and fringed leather jackets can be complemented with some seriously cool biker or cowboy boots. Not for the faint hearted, the designs featured so far are certainly bold, however they would suit any, slightly eccentric, hipster down to the ground.

An additional department, which will be launched shortly, on the Tunnel Vision website is dedicated to the girls’ very own designs, created under the name Bad Vibes. With a collective experience of ten years in garment and accessory design, you know it’s going to be good. Promising tapestry fabrics, faux leathers and insane patterns, it looks like their own line will be every bit as popular as the sourced items from their vintage department, a large amount of which sold out the very first day the website launched. The really great news? With worldwide shipping, the Tunnel Vision brand of California cool is available even to those who are currently experiencing sub-zero temperatures. Bring on the summertime!

Shop the Tunnel Vision way at shoptunnelvision.com

words: Lucy Topping