Monday, November 08, 2010

Behind the scenes.

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Hello everyone, how was your weekend? It's Nicole from Gary Pepper Vintage and this is my second guest post for Amanda. She'll be returning home tomorrow and i'm sure you're all just as excited as i am to read about her travels!

I thought this would be a wonderful opportunity to take you all behind the scenes and into my office. This is where i spend 14 hours of my day, 7 days a week. It's a large open space with white walls and plenty of light so it's perfect to cover in colourful clothes and images. I'm a bit of an oragnised freak so i love having a place for everything and colour coordinating my rails of stock and overlocking threads. It doesn't hurt that it's pretty to look at too!
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Hidden in a little walk in closet in my office there are a few vintage pieces i just can't bare to sell. They're the pieces that you find only one out of every thousand dresses you sort through, the pieces that make your heart race when you spot it from across the room and make everything move in slow motion until you have it safely in your hands. The pieces that in your eyes are priceless.

This 1950's red tulle dress is one of my favourites and before today i haven't actually showed anyone, not even my assistant! The top is made from small embroidered flowers which have all been delicately sewn together and the skirt is made from layers of beautiful tulle. My vintage archive collection has been a well kept secret before now but i suppose some secrets are worth sharing.

So welcome to my office - i hope you like it!

40 comments:

  1. Amazing, amazing red 50's dress. You'd have a bidding war over that little one.

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  2. What a lovely, light-filled space.
    You are one clever cookie!

    x Felicity

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  3. i love every picture =)) they are so pale and gentle, these colors r inspiring
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  4. clean place XD
    I like the dress

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  5. That's an amazing office!
    I wish I had a room like that :)

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  6. beautiful post! what an amazing space to work in and I have to agree that I would never give up that red dress!

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  7. Your office is awesome!! I love the sheer light dresses, and the mood boards :)

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  8. Beautiful office...the light flooding in there is just perfect. That red dress is definitely a keeper. It's so bold in color but the tulle gives it a soft romantic feel.

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  9. Your office is INCREDIBLE. May I come work for you? Haha I think the work place should be inspiring, especially for artists, and you definately have created an inspiring environment.

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  10. i'm so glad you all like it :)

    and cassidy, yes of course you can!

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  11. oh so niceee!! so how long have you been running your lovely business and how many of you there? is it just you + one assistant? i work in quite a big company so i can't do much with my office :( but i suppose i can do something nice with my desk, i'm inspired by your work space!

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  12. My goodness me, this is just absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for showing us that Tulle dress!

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  13. You have the best office EVER :0 I really love that dress on you, too!

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  14. What a gorgeous space. Lovely and inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing!

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  15. Ok so you succeded to make me envious again :)
    Love it and cant wait to buy my own place so i can start from scratch and create something as gorgeous as this..
    http://clairelouisevintage.blogspot.com/

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  17. Guau!! I like so much your bog, the colors... the photos...
    Kisses from Madrid :D

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  18. Guau!! I like so much your bog, the colors... the photos...
    Kisses from Madrid :D

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  19. the white is so fresh, and with the colourful dresses, your office is beautiful!

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  20. So pretty - I would spend all my time there too!!
    You don't need another lacky do you :P
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful studio.

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  21. stunning office - such beautiful colours! ...and the dress of course! u must be a very proud owner ;)

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  22. That dress is amazing! What a lovely office you have :)

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  23. Wow! You've put a lot of thought into your workspace! Love the organization and the beautiful dresses!

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  24. Absolutely the best and most beautiful office ever. I'd loveeee to work there :] Great blog!!!


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    <3KM

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  25. hey good job man.

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  26. lovely post! it's nice to see behind the scenes , very inspiring!
    xx
    chloe
    naughty mess vintage

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  27. your space is so lovely. has given me some inspiration on organizing my room (which is always a mess)

    x

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  28. What a gorgeous, light filled office space and that dress is amazinggggggggggg x

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  29. Wow, I absolutely adore that dress! I have a few rare vintage pieces like that too :] Gorgeous office, and your photography is simply amazing.

    xo,
    Alyssa
    www.etsy.com/shop/rebelbellevintage

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  30. Amazingly inspiring. As are you my dear! x

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  31. what a beautiful space, it seems to be everything gary pepper is and more :))
    you look amazing in that dress, so jealous of all your amazing finds x

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  32. I love love love this space
    Its so beautiful, incredibly inspirational

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  33. I have been reorganizing my room & love the look of your office space. It reminds me of shabby chic, which i love.

    Thanks for your posts
    & I'd love to hear what you think of my blog, it's fairly new & I'd love some feedback
    : )

    http://eclecticyouths.blogspot.com/

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  34. You have a gorgeous office! I'm an organizational freak as well, so awesome organization job ;) hahaha I love your vintage dress! The red is just so rich, lovely!

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  35. What a beautiful office. I like how organized you are the vast sunny space.

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