2004/2005 I worked in a wonderful, whimsical kitsch boutique in Belfast, Northern Ireland called Liberty Blue. Tucked away in a city centre side street, this Aladdin's Cave of glorious dresses and freshest of retro designed tops was easily my favourite work place ever. Along with standard till, shop floor duties, I got to experiment with t-shirt design, making one-off hand-made prints on American Apparel shirts using vintage tshirt decals.
Now Liberty Blue is available online, with their website www.libertyblue.co.uk launched earlier this year. If you've a girlfriend, wife, or even a stylish mum to buy for, the site has a selection of beautiful vintage inspired jewellery and clothing to choose from. If you are in Belfast make sure you take a minute to visit the store in Lombard Street.