quote by Andrea Illy

Espresso consumption is an aesthetic experience,like tasting a vintage wine or admiring a painting.

— Andrea Illy

Competitive Vintage quotations

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.

It is easily overlooked that what is now called vintage was once brand new.

Everything I buy is vintage and smells funny. Maybe that's why I don't have a boyfriend.

I find my dress sense tends to be a bit of a mixture between high fashion and unique vintage pieces with a little bit of street trends. For example, I might find a really nice, suede dinner jacket that I'd wear with a basic plain white shirt and some chinos and a pair of Nike trainers.


I like to mix and match vintage with designer. It's how I create my own style.

I had this story from one who had no business to tell it to me, or to any other.

I may credit the seductive influence of an old vintage upon the narrator for the beginning of it, and my own skeptical incredulity during the days that followed for the balance of the strange tale.

I like a little bit of designer, with a bit of vintage and high street mixed in.

I love it when you find those one-off key pieces, which end up becoming investment pieces.

When it comes to wine, I tell people to throw away the vintage charts and invest in a corkscrew. The best way to learn about wine is the drinking.

I love handbags. And shoes. Investing in like a great handbag or a pair of shoes can really make or break an outfit. It's fun to mix and match high street with luxury brands and throw in a bit of vintage as well.


Happiness is a wine of the rarest vintage, and seems insipid to a vulgar taste.

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

As for a signature accessory, I believe in something totally unique that I love and is very personal. It could be a fab pair of vintage earrings I picked up on my travels or a beautiful brightly colored hat or heels, or a fun clutch or handbag. Truthfully, though, the ultimate accessory is a big smile and positive energy!

Everything I do is unfabulous. Im the most normal person. I love walking everywhere, and going to hole-in-the-wall places, like nail shops, because they do the best job. And I go to vintage stores rather than high-end boutiques, because I like to dress different from other people.

The minute you think that the past was better, your present is second hand, and yourself becomes vintage - it’s okay for clothes not that great for people


I am vegetarian, so I don’t have clothes, shoes or bags made from leather or suede or any animal products. Shoes are hard to find. These are fake Uggs. And I’ve got a pair of vintage boots, which are PVC.

My home has a split personality. Some of the rooms are very French antique. Think Aubusson rugs, turquoise ceramic jugs, sandbag pillows, and broken birdcages. The other half is very Aztec. Neon ikat fabric pillows, vintage books piled up to the ceiling, and shutters from Bali.

I have eclectic taste, and I love vintage style mixed with glamour and old world charm.

I wear everything from hip-hop baggy pants to beautiful Armani dresses.

I also like to mix vintage clothing with designer pieces.

Good days are to be gathered like grapes, to be trodden and bottled into wine and kept for age to sip at ease beside the fire. If the traveler has vintaged well, he need trouble to wander no longer; the ruby moments glow in his glass at will.


Knitwear can play a vital part in layering.

The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots.

No more rules, the freedom of dressing.

The beauty of mixing vintage clothes with a pair of jeans that I love.

My old vintage designs are so popular now. I must have been on to something.

For my own style, I love vintage. 60's and 70's are my favorite. I love baby doll dresses and the soft colors. I try to mix a little bit of modern into that - maybe I'll wear it with boots. At my school we wear a uniform, but we have one day a week we can wear whatever we want.

I emcee how I feel for the moment. I'll always be influenced by Tribe, but my EP and LP have a lot of different flavors! I'll keep it vintage Tribe if Tribe decides to do another LP... which, in my heart, I'd love to do for the fans.


I always had a sense that clothes, be it uniform or vintage, could help to create a character.

I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments.

When you buy a piece of vintage clothing you're not just buying the fabric and thread - you're buying a piece of someone's past

Paul Furlong is my vintage Rolls Royce and he cost me nothing.

We polish him, look after him, and I have him fine tuned by my mechanics. We take good care of him because we have to drive him every day, not just save him for weddings.

I get my inspiration from books, pictures, art.

I might find a vintage scarf and say, "I think this should be our color palette."


I definitely spend the most money on shoes, partly because vintage footwear can be a little funky - in a bad way. I like to keep things pretty simple up top and then go weird with the shoes.

Short boughs, long vintage.

For clothes, I like Dover Street Market and Acne.

For vintage, I go to Mint just off Seven Dials. For shoes, it's Church's and Russell & Bromley.

I love to shop vintage clothes; in London, I usually go to Relic and Alfie's Market. I usually brunch around London Bridge, where I live.

Fortunately I own a vintage brain, and I am alive and well in the 21st century, still making records, still working at an intense pace and most of all, still having fun doing it.

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