The Jazz Emporium

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24/7 baby, 24/7! Our Shop has launched!

With the launch of our new ASOS Marketplace Shop The Jazz  are championing bold, hot-blooded girls who fight for their own personal style to break free of the shackles of mainstream fashion. ‘Bearcat’ hails from 1920s prohibition speakeasys, used to describe sassy, fiery girls; and as obvious from their new campaign, the duo see a little of themselves in their target market.

To celebrate its launch The Jazz duo have teamed up with Glasgow’s very own Pantheon Theatre Company. Granted priviliged access into the many-chambered Pantheon closets, Veronique and Janine dug out hundreds of delights with their discerning , bearcat customers in mind. As the story goes, they re-appeared days later, dazzled and exhausted, clutching armfuls of hand-picked vintage; including unusual pieces sure to thrill even the pickiest of vintage enthusiasts; 70s velvet Jaeger dresses, 80s Topshop jungle blazers and a plethora of fur collars and chiffon maxis which are just the tip of the titlating iceberg.

We would love to thank everyone who helped on our ASOS shoot way back in 2011. THE JAZZ LOVES YAH!

Laura McKinnon – Photographer

The Jazz Emporium (Janine Bothwell & Veronique  AA Lapeyre) – Styling & Art Direction

Tessa van Sandijk – Model

Kirsten Halliday – Model

Vivien Taylor – Model

Hannah Helen Docherty – Model

Rochelle Jolley – Hair

Ashleigh Anderson – MUA

Alana – MUA

Sarah At Be Glam – Nails

Jessica James – Assistant

Becky Cooper – Assistant

Becky’s friend – Assistant (super sorry we’ve forgotten your name, we have such dreadful memories)


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ASOS Marketplace & The Pantheon Project

Oh dear, I think we might have been so busy planning and preparing that it might have slipped our mind to tell everyone about the upcoming launch of our …

NEW ASOS Marketplace shop!

Sorry guys, this is clearly something all  jazz fans should be aware of; The Jazz Emporium is finally setting up permanent residence with a little online shoppe of their own on ASOS Marketplace to bring our ethereal wares directly to your front room (office, toilet – where ever you kids surf the internet these days…).

And if the launch of our new shop isn’t enough to set off some tingling in your spine, maybe some more information about our wares  themselves will do the trick…

We’ve recently clubbed together with the theatre group The Pantheon Club; you may remember them from their mass costume sale we talked about on the blog a month or so back. Not content with just sharing their costumes, however, the club opened their doors to The Jazz, and allowed us to scurry back and forth between their three huge storage rooms stuffed with clothes & accessories, letting us source the best vintage collection from their rails we’ve seen in years! Not to make y’all jealous or anything, but the contents of those rooms could have driven any sane fashion junkie to fall to their knees and gibber with delight as they trailed their fingers through the 70s maxi dresses, 50s evening dresses and suits and rolled joyously in a pile of vintage fur coats they might make a nest of on the floor… Did The Jazz Emporium do that? Ahem, well…

Anyway, we aim to bring this fine collection of vintage pieces directly to our customers, and therefore when we launch our shop, it will be filled with entirely newly sourced pieces from the Pantheon rooms. Oodles of fresh, unseen vintage for you jazz fans to sink your sartorial teeth into, and to make what you will with!

We’re hoping you’ll make an outfit that oozes your own attitude and enter the results into photographic form into our style competition (the best way to win yourself further vintage treats for free!)…

If you’ve been following our facebook page or profile, you’ll have seen our Pantheon Project backstage photos, and will have some heady hints already as to what kind of gorgeous clothes will be featured on the ASOS shop. If not, why not? Get the hell over there and check it out!

So in short, here’s our suggested list of things to do for Jazz Fans:

  1. Keep your eyes peeled for our new ASOS shop launch!
  2. Take a sneaky peek to salivate over what treats will be on sale soon.
  3. Come back to the blog on Monday to see our own Street Style spotting we’ve been conducting over the past few days… What does the Jazz think of your style??
  4. Check out The Pantheon Club , who are currently performing their version of the classic, Beauty and the Beast in The Kings Theatre in Glasgow, from the 15th – 19th of Novemeber. Our very own Jazzine is even helping out behind the scenes! We would say look out to see if you can spot her, but in this instance, she will be as unseen as a black cat in the night. And as supple and agile too (hmm, maybe not…).
That’s all for now, Jazz Fans, we can’t wait to share the launch date of the shop with you!!