- 23 George Street X Magda Celler
- We Need You.. Models Wanted!
We are always looking for new talent and faces to represent COW Vintage. We are looking for you ladies and gents to come forward and let us know if you want to model for our online product shots and maybe our seasonal photo shoots and stye guides. We are looking for the new Cara, Jordon, Sky, Julia, James, Pascal and Jester and if you think you have what it takes please let us know..
Fancy using us to get your face out there and show people what you have. Please send us an email with this info attached..- Name and Age- Height and Sizes- Your Location- Head Shot Image- Full Length Image..to COW@WEARECOW.COM
- THE COW VINTAGE FESTIVAL!
Festival Season is in full swing!! Unfortunately and obviously we can't got to every single one that we'd like to but here at COW we want to show our excitement and enthusiasm for this season with you and we have created our own Festival Event to make sure no one misses out.
Our recent late night lock ins and parties have proved successful and we love that we are actually making friends with you customers now so we wanted to give something back and keep that fun, happy energy going for longer than a few hours.
For the first time ever COW are opening our doors for a whole day of pure fun for absolutely everyone! As well as all the vintage- one off- hand picked pieces- from around the world available for you Ladies and Gents, we are also offering:* SATURDAY 1ST JUNE* 10% OFF EVERYTHING- ALL DAY!* LIVE DJ'S AND BANDS IN STORE 2-7PM!* FREE SUMMER DRINKS!* GOODY BAGSKeep an eye on your nearest store's Facebook pages to find out who will be Dj'ing, what hot bands will be playing in stores and everything else we have planned just for you!
- Ko- Lab X COW Vintage Personal Style File
We had the lovely ladies from the fashion and trend led Ko-Lab website in our Birmingham store recently to show us their styling skills and what their favourite pieces are. These are the looks they put together. See more of their style guides and inspiration here.All Clothing fromCow Birmingham82-85 Digbeth High Street,B5 6DYOr check out our website to find similar items!
- Florals For Spring..? Groundbreaking.
We know there is nothing new about getting your florals out for the summer, but there is something in that feeling you get when you dust off your floral dresses, blouses and shorts as soon as the sun starts shining again. And since we have been living under the rain clouds for so many months now, I'd say we all deserve that feeling!!!
We have put together our favourite florals and are planning our new outfits to put a spring in our step. Here's what we chose from our website and much more available!CLICK TO LINKS BELOW TO BUYFrom Left to Right:Green and Pink Floral Pencil Skirt - SOLDModel - Hannah in our Sheffield store.
- James Quaintance - Get The Look
Every now and again people come into the public eye and you know they will definitely make a mark on us all. Whether it is in Fashion, Art, Movies, or Music, for decades we have been intrigued with an particular attitude and style that we undoubtably want to be involved in.
Today we are looking at the newest member of this group, model and skateboarder James Quaintance who's cocky, rebellious attitude and ability to mix old school style to classic gent to sportswear in the blink of an eye. Here at COW we all agree he has the charisma, attitude and style to pull off a long lasting style icon name for himself and we are looking at how to get this look.COW is a haven of vintage clothes and accessories so, like James Quaintance, you can build up your own style using clothes once used for previous subcultures. Here are some of our favourite pieces we have chosen, inspired by James Quaintance but for you to wear how you wish!Left to Right-
- Irene Yap Photographer X Cow Collaboration
Here we have another great shoot from the photographer Irene Yap. She recently borrowed a few pieces from COW Vintage to produce some subtle and dust like images for a self published magazine as well as being shown in a Photography Festival and you can find out more about that here, if you're into Photography or just like looking at nice pictures, maybe go and check it out.
More of Irene's work can be seen on her website here.
There is a lot of people involved in the running of COW Vintage and when we were preparing our S/S13 Campaign Photo shoot we wanted to know what everyone in COW loved and how we could take this and use it as our inspiration.
Here are the mood boards we made up to keep us going and refer to while planning and working on the shoot shared by our staff and friends from all over! We love them and no doubt will be going back to some of them in the futureAll images from Google Image Search.
- The Great Gatsby Is Here!
After waiting for what feels like 2 years for this movie to come out it is finally here! We are pulling out our posh frocks and shining up our sequins for a full on 1920's flap around with excitement. There is a lot of hype around this movie and here at COW we all feel like it is all absolutely worth it.
The cinematic genius Baz Luhrman seems to have definitely captured the heart of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1920's American novel. Gathering together a cast of the finest including Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire to keep your eyes busy then Mr Jay Z scoring it with the star studded soundtrack featuring his bootilicious wife Beyonce, Andre 3000, The XX, Bryan Ferry, Lana Del Ray, Florence and the Machine and many more to pleasure your ears. It's an all round no brainer really..
We will be there with feathers on, literally, for the release Friday 10th May!
If you are as inspired as us and fancy prancing around in this glamourous and timeless style, here are some of our faves pieces available online now!CLICK TO BUY - TOP LEFT TO BOTTOM RIGHT
- My Fashionation Chat COW Birmingham
Jermaine from My Fashionation came into our Birmingham store to chat to Store Manager Jo Worrall about the stock, the space, her style and much more!
Love the video he made showing you some of the best pieces in store and Jo seems very comfortable in front of the camera! Maybe we should get her on film more often!!
Thanks for spending time with us and check out much more street style and fashion favourites on their website MY FASHIONATION ! x
- Dan Whitehouse Gig - Sheffield!
Here at COW we like to promote our much talented staff and this week one of our own, musical Dan Whitehouse, is playing a gig at The Shakespeare in Sheffield. If you are around on Friday 3rd May get yourself down to see him. Here is a short promo from his management and even though it's promotion it is all very true!! He will be supported by Dirdsbead another lovely lad close to our hearts in COW. So double trouble on Friday, we know where we will be.
With a story like Dan Whitehouse, it's not surprising this humble lad from Swinton has so much to say. Having been part of so many successful and musically varied bands, Dan's powerful lyrics and humble melodies remind us just how talented Sheffield folk can be. From Fights to Rossman Frister, Mabel Love to up and coming Dens, Dan Whitehouse has seen it all and found his own style of lyrically driven, emotive music.
Have a listen to more at:
Bringing you an authentic and natural collection of songs, created with the vision of creating and performing the project 'Dirdsbead", a lad from Lincolnshire having played in bands his whole life, gives you his own personal take on all things music and life.
Have a listen at: https://soundcloud.com/dirdsbead
Tickets available to buy in Cow Sheffield! Pop in and grab one for just £3!
- Dot to Dot Festival X PINS
Alongside our Competition to win tickets for you and a friend to attend the Dot to Dot Festival this month we are talking to some of our favourite bands that we look forward to watching there! Today we got hold of the babes from PINS and chat about what they're working on, who they are excited about seeing at Dot To Dot Festival, the best and worst thing they have ever bought at a festival and more!HIYA LADIES! XHOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GOING FOR NOW?Faith - "The current formation of PINS has been since January this year. We got a new drummer, Sophie. Before that I can't remember."WHAT ARE THE PINS GIRLS WORKING ON AT THE MINUTE?Faith - "Singing, dancing, pretending to be film stars and we've just finished recording an LP, it'll be out later in the year."WHAT'S THE BEST GIG YOU'VE EVER PLAYED?Faith - "We played a Christmas show at the Bunker in Manchester last December, that was special. I have a good time wherever we play but the ones we curate ourselves stand out more to me. Saying that, we opened for British Sea Power a couple of weeks ago, it was Sophie's second show with us and we played a bunch of new songs to hundreds of strangers, it was really fun!"Lois - " Yeah I think the Christmas one for me too. All the Bunker shows have been amazing, it was cool to be able to put our own."HOW DO FEEL ABOUT PLAYING DOT TO DOT? HAVE YOU PLAYED BEFORE?Faith - "This is our first time, we're playing all three cities so I'm looking forward to it."Anna - " I've been a couple of times. If I think back to the first time I went and I was dreaming of being in a band... I guess things have gone pretty well since then to be playing all three festivals days this year!"WHAT OTHER BANDS ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCH AT D2D?Faith - "Swim Deep come up in our conversations a lot for one reason or another so I'd like to see them in real life. Other than that, I don't know. I like Best Friends so I'll try and catch them."Lois - "Yeah excited, hoping to see Deap Vally and Wolf Alice."Anna - "Hoping to catch Deap Vally, Lucy Rose and The 1975. I went to school with those boys and haven't seen them since the Drive like I do/ Big Sleep Days."WHAT'S PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE AND WHERE WILL PINS BE AFTER THE FESTIVAL?Faith - "We have a couple more shows in the UK and EU left after Dot to Dot then a few festivals in the Summer, come and see us!"Lois - "End of the Road at the end of August should be cool."WHAT IS YOUR FESTIVAL FASHION MUST HAVE?Faith - "Sunglasses"Lois - "Hotpants"Anna - "A kigu"WHAT IS THE BEST AND WORST THING YOU EVER BOUGHT AT A FESTIVAL?Faith - "Best and worst thing would be mushroom chocolate"Lois - "Vintage shirt for £5 best and worst is Fosters"Anna - "The best and worst thing I considered buying at a festival was a 'Nobody knows I'm a Lesbian t-shirt."WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU'VE FOUND IN A VINTAGE STORE?Faith - "I got some really cute shoes from COW last year, I wore them until they fell off my feet. Apart from that I tend to collect boys t-shirts."Lois - "Loads of things.. Gonna go with my fringed shirt though."Anna - "My huge black fur coat from Ryan Vintage in Manchester. I lived in it, it kept me toasty on two visits to Iceland in Winter. Also I like that people nuzzle into me like a cat. Cute."
- COW VINTAGE Spring/ Summer Campaign '13
Here at COW we have been super busy trying to jazz up our website, blogs, facebooks, instagrams, in stores and everything else visual. To do this we grabbed some babes, a load of clothes, shoes and accessories and went to an area in Salford in the freezing cold to take some photos of stuff we like!! I believe that's what they call in the fashion industry.. a "campaign".
Anyway here we have our selection of images you can expect to see knocking around online and maybe in stores.A Massive Thank You to everyone involved.Photography: Richard ManningStylist: Helen McGuckinHair and Make- Up : Laura GibbModels:
- Deap Vally - Get The Look
We are looking forward to the Dot To Dot Festival and getting excited about watching some of our favourite bands. One of those is the American babe duo Deap Vally!
Their gritty take on blues/ minimalist/ rock keeps us more than interested but they also aren't half bad lookin' and today we are trying to capture that carefree style!Shop the looks -Clockwise from Bottom Left to Top Right
ALL IMAGES FROM GOOGLE SEARCH.
- Dot To Dot Festival X Best Friends
As you know we are running a competition to be in for a chance to win a pair of tickets to DOT TO DOT FESTIVAL! See how you can win yours here...
In line with this mega competition we are going to be talking to some of the bands who are playing over the 3 days of fun spread across Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester. We want to find out who they are excited about watching at Dot To Dot, where we can see them after the Festival and obvs what they will be wearing!
So to kick off all the excitement we spoke to the lads from the BEST FRIENDS. You may or may not of heard of this band but they are working to hard to make sure their catchy surf/ pop/ rock/ garage style tunes never leave your head. And with track titles like 'If You Think Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out', 'Surf Bitches' and 'Throwing Up' you can see straight away they aren't taking it too seriously but enjoying every minute and with this attitude they are becoming quite appealing to all music lovers.
HIYA JACK, LEWIS, EDAND TOM aka BEST FRIENDS!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN GOING NOW?
Jack - "About two years . I think our first gig was around this time last year."
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MINUTE?
Jack - "We're recording a new E.P hopefully to release before we start playing the festivals this summer."
WHAT'S THE BEST GIG YOU'VE EVER DONE?
Jack - "Loads but probably in the house we lived in last year. We used to put on house shows. They were always the most messy but the most fun and the living room made a perfect venue. We did a WWF themed fancy dress show once which was siiiiiiiick!"
HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PLAYING DOT TO DOT?
Ed - "It should be rad!"
WHAT OTHER BANDS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO WATCHING THERE?
Ed - "Bo Ningen are one of the most insane bands I've ever seen so I'll try and see them at some point that weekend. I'm also looking forward to watching a load of bands I've never seen/heard before, should be a good weekend!"
Lewis - "I'm gonna catch Wolf Alice, we played their single launch recently and they were really good, they're gonna be big."
WHAT'S PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE & WHERE CAN WE SEE YOU AGAIN AFTER THE FESTIVAL?
Lewis - "I'll be looking for a job, are you hiring?"
WHAT IS YOUR FESTIVAL MUST HAVE?
Ed - "A pair of boots"
Lewis - "Hats. Getting sunstroke can make you look like a pussy. Avoid meshbacks too because the sun can still get in and fry your brain."
WHAT IS THE BEST THING YOU'VE EVER FOUND FROM A VINTAGE STORE?
Ed - "Festival boots!"
Lewis - "I bought a vest with Snoop on the other day. That's pretty good."
Thanks to Best Friends for answering some questions for us. We look forward to seeing them at Dot To Dot Festival and to listen to more from them follow this link!