Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ralph Lauren.. Then and Now

Ralph Lauren is a household name and any fashion enthusiast will know it is a Brand with some serious history. We see the Ralph Lauren Polo logo daily in COW and today we have chosen to look back at Ralph Lauren, who he is and what he has created.

For us here at Cow we are very used to seeing the Ralph Lauren emblem on men's and women's shirts which are often played around with by our Rework team. We are always receiving these styles and they are usually transformed from the regular shirt into mini dresses with elasticated waists or the more recent cropped elasticated version.

Looking back at how the brand started and the way it has grown into such an incredible designer label we are lucky to have this brand in our stores and online.
It all began with the man, they call, Ralph Lauren. Born in 1939 from the Bronx, he didn't enjoy studying much and dropped out of college where he had been studying Business. Ironic, eh? He joked in his year book statement that he was going to be a millionaire and then went on to establish and grow a multi-billion dollar corporation starting with selling ties to his fellow students.

It wasn't until 1970 when we were first introduced to the classic Polo emblem which was sewn onto the sleeve of jackets from his first ladies suit collection tailor made in the same way as a man's suit would be made.  He hit a rough patch in 1987 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He underwent serious surgery and came out the the other side with full health and made a full recovery.

Ralph Lauren then went on to open stores internationally, design Ready To Wear Collections season after season and gain well deserved respect in the Fashion Industry. He is still going strong today and we must say not looking too bad for an older gent with a lot of years of experience behind him.

 Young Ralph, looking pretty darn handsome and cool!

Older Ralph, looking very dapper and pleased!

Check out our versions of the Ralph Lauren classic pieces on our website here.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Bow for Bowie

So.. the new David Bowie video came out today and what can we say. Well it's David Bowie.. obvs then there is Tilda Swinton.. amazing but wait, who's that? Our two favourite androgynous models Andrej Pejic and Saskia De Brauw playing a young Bowie! It might not get any better than this. A movie type, stylised 5 minute music video without a perfect moment missing.

What a fashionable bunch, Saskia De Brauw, Tilda Swinton, David Bowie, Andrej Pejic

We spoke about the David Bowie Is: Exhibition recently which opens at the V&A on March 23rd and this video has just reminded us all at COW why we must go to see.

David Bowie has always been ahead of the times when it comes to music and fashion and at the age of 66 he is still shockingly influential. We bow to Bowie!

Friday, 15 February 2013

New ebay items!

Well yesterday the sun was shining for the first time in yonks and we had a delivery! Here's some of the best bits hand picked out that you can find on our eBay store here

Floral denim dress £22

80's summer dress £18

Silk shell suit bomber jacket £28

Navajo jumper £20

Navajo jacket £26

Metallic blouse £16

Reversible Chain print bomber jacket £38

Tie Dye Ralph Lauren shirt £26

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Be Our Valentine!

It's that time of year again when lovers panic about how to impress their dear loved ones and those who may not be in a pair might choose to treat themselves to something to shake off the pressure put on them at this time. Not us though.. we are just here to let you know we have some mega one off vintage pieces to perk yourself up, if you have someone to show it off to or not!

So here's are our favourite red hot pieces available online here.

In order from Left to Right:

In order from Left to Right:

If you wanted to nip into our store to grab a little something-something you can find us here.