ShimmyShimShop

Pop art prints, posters, wall art + art greeting cards

London, England · 26 Sales

ShimmyShimShop

Pop art prints, posters, wall art + art greeting cards

London, England 26 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(11)

Announcement   Pop art greeting cards and prints for fashion and style lovers. Inspired by vintage micro sized clothes and accessories. Design and style at a fraction of the size x

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Last updated on 29 Nov, 2017

Pop art greeting cards and prints for fashion and style lovers. Inspired by vintage micro sized clothes and accessories. Design and style at a fraction of the size x

Frankie Sinclair

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Frankie Sinclair

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About

Retro design and style at a fraction of the size. Fashion doll fun from Sindy to Barbie and beyond!

ShimmyShim is all about fashion, design and style - but on a doll sized scale.

I originally planned to make brooches from dolls clothes, so I started collecting them. The only thing was, I just couldn't stop! It was so enjoyable and fascinating.

I would buy a bag of grubby crumpled old Barbie or Sindy doll clothes and wash them carefully and iron them and it was like discovering treasure. From the fabric designs to the dresses, tops, stockings and t-shirts, they are each so 'of their time'.

Maybe my favourite period is the 70s with the faux Victoriana in clashing colours? But then the 80s are so cool too with pastel colours and rock star outfits. Plus novelty fabrics with 'bubble lustre' and stretch nylon glitter leggings.

From clothes, it was on to furniture and accessories. Each conjures up a story and I can imagine so many interesting photo shoots. Now I have hundreds of clothes and I've used them like an artist's palette in the first ShimmyShim collection called 'On the Rails'. It's mini fashion shoots on different themes made into art prints and greetings cards.

You will find with vintage dolls stuff that it tells a story, or I should say inspires a lot of story telling and nostalgia. It's that feeling you had as a kid when you received a wrapped gift and opened it, and it felt sooooo exciting and magical.

The great thing about fashion dolls clothes and furniture is that you can display the coolest retro style in your home without taking up much space. A vintage 70s chair on your shelf, or a wardrobe of glamorous clothes in wall art is so much more doable than life-size. And affordable!

Hope you share my joy in these small things.

x Frankie

Shop members

  • Frankie Sinclair

    Owner

    I worked as an artist in the 90s making giant cartoon installation art out of balloons. Then 16 years in the grey corporate world. NOW I'M BACK!!! Bring on the rainbows x

Production partners

  • A print shop

    Cramlington, England

    This partner prints my designs onto card ready to be folded and packed.

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Last updated on 06 Nov, 2017
Seller details
Frankie Sinclair
21 Montrave Road
Unit A
LONDON, SE20 7BS
United Kingdom