I can’t remember when I first found out about Stop Traffic Clothing, but the first time I really fell for their gorgeous range of retro clothes was at Coquette at Kettner’s earlier this year. Seeing a selection of the Bettie Page, Stop Staring and Miss Fortune dresses and getting lots of help from their lovely staff meant that, before long, I’d made a purchase. That cute little sailor dress turned a lot of heads this summer! However, my wish list of other gorgeous items on their site just got longer, as they have a few new arrivals, including more vintage-inspired super slinky dresses by US brand Stop Staring. The photo is of my favourite dress from their selection – the Blondie dress in black. I’ve only just started to believe that Caitlin Moran was right when she said that leopard-print is a neutral, and now I just can’t take my eyes off this gorgeous frock.
The reason Stop Traffic Clothing popped back onto my radar is I found out they’re launching a competition with The Powder Room that has a rather fantastic prize. It launches tomorrow (1st November), will run for two months and is appropriately entitled ‘Begin the New Year in Style’. The prize includes a signed copy of Katie Reynold’s new book Style Me Vintage: Make-up, a vintage make-over at The Powder Room in Soho and £150 to spend online at Stop Traffic Clothing. That’s enough to splash out on the 40s-inspired Newport dress! To enter, just email your full name and telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition ends on 31st December 2011 and the winner will be chosen at random on 2nd January 2012. (The prize is non transferable.) Do let me know if you win, as I’d love to see a photo of your glamorous new look for 2012.