Monday, 7 March 2011

Vintage Clothing GIVEAWAY . .

I mentioned on twitter recently that I was de-cluttering my vintage wardrobe and couldn't think of a better way to do this than to launch another giveaway!

Up for grabs and PERFECT for spring is this beautiful deep rust orange vintage three-quarter length linen jacket by TARA for Z. Victory Paris. I've tried researching the label but have had very little luck. From what I gather, it was a collection by Tara Jarmon dated approximately 1980's *but I might be completely wrong*..(if anyone can enlighten me, please do so!)!

The jacket is 100% linen in a fab rusty orange colour and features an asymmetric military style wooden button fastened front, padded shoulders, mandarin collar and a split up the back. Cuffs feature matching buttons (although one is broken (see close-up image of cuff)). The lining has a couple of little tears, but these are easily serviceable and out-of-view!

The label states it is a size 38 but would suit a UK size 8-10.

Measurements whilst laid flat and completely fastened are as follows:

armpit to armpit: 18 inches

Waist: 15.5 inches

Shoulder to hem: 34 inches

In all this is a super-amazing beautiful jacket with a perfect fit, fantastic for Spring walks and summer evenings.

This giveaway is WORLDWIDE! If you like the look of this beautiful spring coat, all you need to do is follow me either here on the blog, twitter or facebook and tell me what you would team this jacket up with, it's really that simple!

The giveaway will run until midday on the 31st March *14th April (GMT), where I will narrow answers down to my favourite ensembles, and then I'll use a random number generator to pick a winner from the faves!

Good luck and don't forget if you're not a blogger user, please let me know where you're following and how I can contact you if you win!

*Please note, this giveaway has been extended until 14th April 2011 due to technical difficulties my end which are out of my control! This gives you all an additional TWO weeks to get your entries in! Sorry for any inconvenience. Good luck! x


  1. follow you on twitter @jtwark and would team this with a cute frilly white skirt

  2. wonderful jacket, I'd team with a 50s short pair of black trousers

  3. Ooooh! Liked you on fb! I dance Argentine tango, so I'd have to wear it with a slinky, black (or possibly green) velvet dress, some well-heeled boots and a beaded hair pick! Thanks putting on a giveaway!

  4. amazing coat! :) my self portraits have lapsed as well, maybe this will give us some motivation...

  5. first of all.. this jacket has my name on it (Tara) therefore of course i win.. **hopefully**
    I would pair it with brown boots, a sort of "hippie" flowy skirt in similar color tones and a super comfy brown vneck 3/4 neck shirt.. tones especially reds/oranges/browns are my favorite and this jacket would go with so many of my clothes

  6. Hi, am following your blog :) would team with a white blouse and simple skinny blue jeans. would also have to go shopping for a pair of rust coloured ankle boots to match! lol x

  7. Hey, following you here as Urmika

    I'd like to team this exquisite red jacket with a white ruffled blouse and denim skirt inside so it can be worn opened or fastened with the buttons. I'd like to also team it up with a couple of shiny finger rings because no other accessories would suit it enough! Also, a pair of black Charles and Keith strappy heels!

    Here's hoping I win this beautiful jacket!!

    I can be emailed at

  8. Following on GFC as EdgyShark! Really would like to win this amazing vintage jacket!

    How about a polka dotted b&w flowy skirt along with a black blouse inside the jacket and a smart belt on top to cut the length as I'm a little short! A classy black purse and a pair of peep toes are perfect to end the outfit with.

    email me:

  9. Hannah here ! What a lovely vintage jacket! I would love to have it and be able to do justice to it! Here's how I'd like to wear it/team it up with:
    A white blouse or shirt inside with black hot pants. A navy blue or darkish coloured bow tie or scarf around my neck, black printed polka dots on a transparent pair of stockings and black heels. I'd like to take my dark greyish coal coloured bag along with the look! Voila!

    my email is:

  10. So, with jeans
    Follow via gfc - Lyudmila
    Fan o n fb = Lyudmila Sizova
    lusizova at

  11. Hey, this jacket is absolutely beautiful !!! I can't stop looking at this beautiful thing, this is the one of my dream ! I wish I could find it one like this, here in Quebec, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find. :'(
    So, I would team with a flowers printed little skirt, blue, orange, yellow and pink. I would wear black thights with. And for the shoes, light pink ballerinas with a black lace bow on it. I would wear a white camisole and a lightweight checkered blouse.
    I took a picture of those clothes just for you, to show you ! It would be perfect if I had this vintage jacket with. Here :
    And a picture of the shoes here :

    Please contact me at if I win !!!
    And because I live far away, I will pay the shipping, don't worry !
    Thank you a lot,
    Amélie !

  12. Hi, I'm a follower already.

    It really is a beautiful coat.
    I would wear it with my vintage white t-shirt that has lace panels across the shoulders. And with skinny jeans and my trusty brown flat boots, or my heeled black El Naturalista ones (its coming into Autumn here). I'd wear some chunky bangles too, pea green stained wood one would be great.

  13. I follow your blog - great prize - I'd wear it with tan boots and leggings with a plain white tee.

    sandy hallett
    can contact me on twitter as @sandyhallett

  14. I follow on google friends connect-
    Twitter username @lucythebaker

    I would team this beautiful tara jacket with a mini skirt and black tights and boots because i belief its good enough to wear with hardly anything on-its so beautiful.

  15. Think I'd wear this with a pair of tight fitting black jeans and a pair of aged red Doc Martens!

    Following on Twitter as arrianep :)

  16. Ooh, Id definitely pair this vintage beauty with stone washed jeans and a dark coloured shirt and top it up with a lot of accessories in gold and black :D

    Hope I win! im following on gfc, btw. name: gary

  17. I am following with GFC.

    Well I love this coat so much I may be found sporting it to bed, if it were in public I would remove the PJ pants and pair it with a short black skirt and riding boots.


  18. Great Jacke, would look great with a cord short skirt, kneehigh boots and thick tights with a nice jumper, would love to win this,

    following on tweeter as @dipsymummy
    following blog

  19. I would pair the jacket up with ME lol combined with skinny jeans and killer heels


  20. I think I would have to wear it with some beautiful lacy patterned tights and ballet pumps and a simple skirt and light coloured blouse to let the jacket be star of the show

    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com
    i follow as karen scammell

  21. follow you on twitter @juliedee4663

    I would team this gorgeous coat with some skinny jeans - stunning

  22. i have followed you on your blog - twinmummy

    I would wear a pair of high waisted jeans with white blouse and a pointy toe'd high heels

  23. followed: sho

    a blouse tucked into high waist dark coloured shorts, with a funky belt in red and high heeled shoes. a bow tie across my neck and good to go with the vintage coat !!

  24. Hi, I am following on GFC and this is an amazing giveaway. I would team this with some smart black trousers & some killer heels!


  25. I follow your blog - robertfox24
    I follow you on Twitter - @bloomingfox
    I 'like' your Facebook page - Kirsty Fox

    I would team it with a pair of black capri pants, some pretty ballet pumps and a fresh, crisp, white blouse

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  27. Hi, I would wear some tight black navy fitted jeans and tall leather boots. I am following your blog on google friend connect and liking your facebook page as Rachel Titley, aand i am following you on twitter as @rachelscomps. I have retweeted one of your giveaway tweets too xxx great comp

  28. Hi,am following you via GFC-niclon26(Nicola Seary)
    I'd team this with black jeggings,a long line T-shirt and my leopard print ballet pumps

  29. Followed you on Twitter (@memoryanddream there)

    This is a super neat coat and I've love to win. Personally, I think it would look great with my favorite pair of dark wash jeans!

  30. OMG, you're the one who did the mannequin! I saw it on Crafster and thought it was very clever :D I just followed you. I'm stoked that it would fit me perfectly!

    I'd wear it with medium wash skinny jeans, an off-white angora/cashmere/wool sweater that has a cute asymmetric fold-down detail on the collar, and over-the-knee suede boots that are somewhere between cranberry and ochre in colour.

    Since it's still very cold here, I'd need to put on a beige crocheted toque with a bobbled "fur" brim in beige, brown and rust. Around my neck would be a scarf crocheted sideways with various yarns in off-white, smoky grey, pumpkin orange, forest green, navy blue, and black.

    I'd have to sort through my brooches, but I think the sunburst with fake pearls in the middle would be best for this jacket :D

  31. These are the lovely vintage clothing pictures..
    You are having excellent collection...I like all the stuffs..
    Vintage clothing


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