2011 Top 11..

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11 - You're 'avin a giraffe! Many a top night out was had by team Rokit this year but one of our favourites involved finding and kidnapping a comedian's stage notes left on a pub table in Angel. Through the wonder that is facebook we then reunited it with its rightful owner, one Chris Cantrill...
10 - Celeb spotting Top celeb wearing Rokit spot this year has to be this fringed beaut as worn by Ellie Goulding on stage at V festival. We were then inundated with requests for said jacket but as we all know in the cruel world of vintage everything's a one off. You snooze you lose people. PHOTO: instyle.co.uk
9 - TSOS x Rokit This year saw us collaborate with Sabrina of The Science of Style who took over our store windows with help from a whole host of talented illustrators and designers... Her fashion dystopia at Covent Garden was a huge hit - rightly so for any installation that includes a gigantic renegade canary with vintage fabric eye patch.
Rokit window display.
8 - Look(book)in' good, feelin' fine... Mad props to everyone involved in shooting our awesome AW11 lookbook (see their pretty faces in the behind the scenes video). We can't wait to show you what we have in store for SS12, suffice to say that paisley, pastels and frothy layering feature heavily, as you may be able to work out from our sneak preview below...
7 - Work hard, lunch hard Constantly updating our stock requires a crack team of hardcore production, logistics and e-commerce experts tanked up on empty calories and this year's Rokit fuel du choix was Dominos Pizza. We're also pretty sure that our incessant rounds of 99 buying over summer will put the local ice-cream man's kids through college.
Female Trouble by John Waters.
6 - Nice Girls Don't Wear Cha-Cha Heels Our windows this year have been inspired by everything from New Kids On The Block duvet covers to the country hideout in Withnail & I, but our absolute favourite has to be the 'Nice Girls Don't Wear Cha-Cha Heels' display inspired by John Waters' 1974 film Female Trouble which came complete with pink and black hologram backdrop, a bonkers video featuring The Shamen's Victoria Wilson-James and specially designed stiletto head and shoulder pieces. More camp than Christmas.
'Nice Girls Don't Wear Cha-Cha Heels' display.
5 - On Roofies in Camden Summertime and the living was easy - team Rokit and half of Camden enjoyed a rooftop gig featuring the likes of Drag Your Heels, Echoes and Colour Me Wednesday. The sun shone, the cider flowed, Camden Crawl was well and truly usurped, the usual...
Camden Roof gig.
4 - Superstylin' 2011 saw some of our favourite bloggers and stylists - including (top to bottom) Jackie of Platform Princess, Navaz aka Disney Roller Girl, and Frankie of Swell Vintage - using Rokit pieces in their shoots. Who knew Mickey Mouse dungarees, hawaiian shirts teamed with cadet hats, and Miss Havisham-esque wedding dresses could look so hot?! Platform Princess
Disney Rollergirl
Frankie Murray
3 - Conversations With Mr. Pat Sharp Esq. We had one of those moments in life where we were truly star struck when Pat Sharp retweeted our picture of Pet Pat Sharp , a slightly modified duster from Poundland. Things took a darker turn when he revealed the Fun House twins were (and we quote) "locked in the boot" of his car...
2 - New Collections Galore! We were spoilt for choice by Rokit Recycled this year who have kept on producing hit after hit, with all pieces hand crafted from recycled leather and textiles. Best sellers included the leather tote bag as beloved by many a fashion blogger, studded leather collars, and the bold mini skirts as worn by the likes of Eliza Doolittle. For the boys, our customised chinos, sleeveless flannel shirts and cut off vests flew out of the stores... Rokit Recycled Ladieswear SS11
Rokit Recycled Menswear SS11
2011 also saw us curate some of our favourites trends - we were among the first to spot the emerging Navajo trend way back in January and loved what Charlene of Strutt La Mode did with our Heritage collection, not forgetting the fluffy romanticism of Ballet Boudoir which coincided with the release of Black Swan... English Heritage
Ballet Boudoir.
1 - P.A.R.T.Y? Because We Gotta! .So our top moment of 2011 has to be our press party back in April. On a quiet Sunday 20 fashion-types descended on the Rokit warehouse where they were invited to rummage through our metaphorical drawers, feast on a decadent tea party by the Vintage Patisserie, indulge in vintage hairstyling and manicures and listen to some live music by up and coming bands. Top moment: impromptu roller disco to the strains of Black Lace's 'Superman'..
Blogger Event.
Blogger Event.

A little look back over our top moments of 2011...