The Jazz Emporium

Let's get our Vintage on!

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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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Style Competition: Nony

Whoo hoo, another entry into our Style Competition!

We’re happy to present Nony, one hell of a sassy bearcat from Cupar. She’s wearing her little 90’s python pussybow tunic from The Jazz Emporium. Though we must say she does look a tad glum. Cheer up lady, as you look très chic with your matching black vintage accessories, especially loving the pop of red in your flower headband. Magnifique!

Don’t forget there’s still time for all you lovelies to enter our Style Competition! Check out how to enter here!

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Have You Got The Allure?


Why be a part-time charmer indeed! One of The Jazz’s personal resolutions is to be more glamorous, we reckon we’ve got the clothes down but we’re needing a helping hand in the make-up and beauty department – there needs to be less chipped nails, dry skin and wonkily applied eyeliner. So we’ve been scouring the internet for inspiration and these are our favourite beauty blogs & videos….


Pixiwoo are two incredibly talented professional make-up artists, who are also sisters, who create these super easy to follow video tutorials on with loads of different looks – from the basic techniques, everyday looks, dramatic night-time ones, catwalk trends, oh and vintage…..

Oh but because they are actual in the make-up biz they sometimes use products or tools which are a tad expensive to some – so our little tip is to watch intently and take a note of what kind of product they use, the colours and the technique and hit Boots for an alternative!

Beauty Bombshells

Beauty Bombshells is a gorgeous blog all about how to recreate looks of the great beauties of the past, think Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner & Marlene Dietrich. With make-up tips, how to recreate vintage hairstyle and style advice this blog is a treat. Oh and Merle Brown who runs it is from Edinburgh….

Also….Katy’s Beauty Blog is good for new looks and beauty product tips for something a little bit more down to earth.

The Jazz also just heard about Hairball Alley, an awesome blog giving you vintage hairstyle inspiration and tutorials, and even if no matter how hard you try you just can’t do it right there available for hire. Now if only The Jazz had a fancy schmancy occasion to go to….We don’t really have any excuses to be anything other than oh so alluring now, do we. Got any beauty tips for us?

EDIT. Just remembered this swell lil beauty blog Girl in the City, not just any old city but Glasgow city!  Check it out….

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Hats Galore!

The sun is shining away in St. Andrews today, making The Jazz think that maybe summer will stretch on for a wee bit longer. Brilliant!

So time to mix up a jug of Pimms, don a lovely straw hat and stretch out on the lawn to catch the last few rays…

All hats £12.

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Deadly Decadance in a Handbag

As those sultry dark nights draw nearer and nearer, The Jazz have found the perfect vintage handbag for autumn….

Made by Air Step, in simulated leather (mock croc) it dates from 1960’s but it does have a 50’s Mad Men feel. Big enough for all your essential handbag items, and still quite compact enough to take dancing. Would be divine paired with the Seventies Secretary Dress, me thinks.

Deadly Decadence Handbag £18