The London Lookbook: Vintage Treasures

The London Lookbook: Vintage treasures

Rosa Hoskins

I usually avoid repetition in my outfit posts, however this vintage leather trench from Cha Cha Cha is so good it deserves another cyber outing. It’s rare to find a vintage item that is entirely immaculate – when buying vintage and second hand you have accept imperfections as path for the course – but this coat is a once in a lifetime find. I’ve paired my trench with a cream pair of Mary Janes and a blouse, both from Topshop. These are old favourites that I’ve turned to again and again to use as a backdrop for my more dramatic pieces. I was given this vintage brown suede skirt by one of my best friends who inherited it from her mother. I love wearing clothes that I have a personal connection to, I find it imbues a look with an authenticity that can not be replicated.

This ensemble is rather more classic than my usual frivolous fare – it’s refreshing to rock a grownup outfit because it makes me feel professional and well put together. I find that wearing classic, streamlined looks makes room for dramatic make up – I love a dark, smokey eye and I’ve used Charlotte Tilbury’s Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Smokey Emerald.

Rosa Hoskins

Rosa is an actress and writer living and working in London. She is also the writer behind Haute Hoskins (, where she talks trends, new designers and vintage fashion with a dash of social commentary.