Saturday, 16 February 2013

The fox, the rabbit & the faux

I absolutely love fur, and have searched for years to try and find the perfect fur coat.

A few weeks before Christmas I found it at a vintage fair in Essex. A lovely coney jacket stood out to me, understated and easy to wear, I just had to have it. Since then, I was bought a beautiful faux fur coat from Warehouse, lovely for the less cold months.
Today however I inherited a fantastic fabulous fur off my great aunt, red fox, it's A-mazing!! It would definitely be the one thing I would save in a fire. I don't feel I will get as much wear out of the fox as I do the coney though, not where I live anyway. Now I'm looking for a fur muff and a stole to add to my collection.

Just call me Cruella :)

The fox

The Rabbit

The Faux 

Luck of the Irish...

Hello hello :)

It's been a few days, but I have a great excuse, I promise :D
I've been on a little trip to Dublin...such fun!! I definitely recommend you pay a visit. I'm currently enjoying a cuppa and watching an episode of NCIS because I'm bleedin exhausted. I went with my friend and her parents, which was super, apart from sightseeing we just ate and drank all day. My kind of vacation.
We took a trip to the Guinness factory, so worth the money, we got to pull a pint (or craft a pint) and received a certificate :) so proud of myself.
We also went to the leprechaun museum, hearing fun tales of fairies and little shoemakers..Ever so fun!

Until next time dears :)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Miss Selfridge Must Haves...

Just a few items from Miss Selfridge that I am in desperado need of at the moment....



Love, love, love the colours and hints of print from this fall 2013 collection. The collection is predominantly black although the bursts of yellow take the garments from drab and dreary to fun and cheery. Here are just a few of the looks I love.... For more take a look on which is where these images are from

Wishing I was in NY city

Today I'm wearing...

Jumper -primark
Vest - new look
Disco pants - American apparel
Shoes - topshop 
Glasses - ray ban 

Friday, 8 February 2013

Pierre Balmain...

This is what I'll be dressed like in heaven... I'm sure of it.
This grown up 60's inspired collection, is the epitome of cool. These pieces could sit in your wardrobe forever and still be chic. I do always say that to justify a spontaneous purchase, but really, I'm being totally serious about this collection. Tailoring, leather, fishnets and a hint of print; what more could you ask for. So let us take a look at some of the collection for men and women...

Enjoy :)

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BCBG Max Azria

Literally in love with everything in this Istanbul influenced collection. Fabulous textures and layering created a chic urban look, very wearable pieces throughout. Printed silky slips were the fundamental element in the majority of the looks, heavily layered with statement outerwear, cashmere and casual t shirts. Outerwear was of course a big part of the collection, long, short and midi length all got a look in, leather boxy bikers, a patchwork fur gilet and fur trimmed jackets added the urban edge to this collection.

NYFW we love you....

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Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Vintage Life...

I was pleased to find that my local WhSmith stocks Vintage Life magazine. I have been searching for a while and then magically it appeared ... lucky moi!
I really love the size of it, cute and portable. The article about women wearing red really stood out to me, I adore the colour, but because of my ginger locks I find it quite difficult to find the right shade. For this reason I stick to  red beauty products; I posted a few years ago about YSL lipstick, which is still my favourite red to wear for a statement pout.
Another fashion feature titled Seventies Chic was fab, bullet points about the different trends of the decade and still life images of garments from Rokit and Modcloth, all reasonably priced, give a good insight into how the trends can be worn today.
Other articles on pearls, art deco watches and a step by step on getting the perfect sixties makeup trend, were enjoyable to read.

At £3.80 Vintage Life is such a great magazine which focuses on fashion, beauty, home and lots more from the 20's to the 70's. If you like the sound of it, head to the fabulous website and subscribe, or find your local stockists.

Until next time dears


Picking up the post in the morning is such a mundane task, and usually consists of bills, bills, bills oh and a few bank statements; so exciting...not! Well this morning it all changed, there lying on the mat, was my copy of Vintagexplorer magazine. Such a surprise because I had only ordered it two nights ago from their eBay store and it gave a weeks expected delivery. They got an instant 5 star feedback!
So the basics, it's bi-monthly and has features on fashion, interiors, technology, events and places you must visit. All in all a great selection of information, which I have read cover to cover and loved. The layout makes it easy to ready and there is a good flow from story to story. Although it's a great read, it has had the same result that Vogue and Glamour have, in that it has made me want to shop. I think I need to be hypnotized. My shopping ban does not include magazines, so I will definitely be heading to the website to purchase the back issues :)
Until next time dears

Monday, 4 February 2013

Affordable Vintage...

I adore vintage markets, so when my mum told me about Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, I was already there in my mind rummaging through the rails.

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Saturday 2nd February we went along to Spitalfields Market in London for a mother daughter vintage day out.
It was slightly different to other fairs I have been to before, however there were lots of different stalls selling vintage items, as well as vintage inspired products. There were also food stalls offering you tasters of their produce, not great for the diet, I did discover Ubiquitea a Chinese tea specialist. I purchased some jasmine tea leaves which can be infused over and over again. So pretty and delish!

Vintage in Print was the best stall in my opinion. Friendly and helpful was the lady running it and the actual prints were absolutely amazing. I could have bought all of them, luckily i can continue looking at home as they are online. vintageinprint They have vintage adverts from the likes of Chanel and Dior cosmetics, also Vintage Vogue covers which are all mounted. My favourite were the photographic prints, they each had information about the photographer, garment and year. Reasonable prices too, £18 for some of the prints, which I personally feel is steal for such beautiful pieces.

Although I didn't buy any clothing, as I have put myself on a spending ban, only buying when I need something (which is always) it was great to chat to some of the dealers and also i was informed about other vintage fairs. I also got some fabulous ideas for some vintage inspired projects I can create at home :)

So if you're interested in anything vintage or just fancy a wander, I would recommend going to the next market. Spitalfields is the home of many interesting markets oldspitalfieldsmarket will give you all the info you need.
The next Judy's vintage fair in London is on the 23rd February however it's a little different as its a kilo sale. £15 per kilo of clothing, super cheap and exciting rooting around for treasures.
judysvintagefair There are fairs held around the country so check out the website

Until next time dears

Loving Life...

It has been far too long, but I'm back, and this time I'm here to stay.

Since the last time I was here I have become totally obsessed with vintage fashion and beauty, dip-dyed my hair, gone up and down a dress size or two, purchased my first vintage fur coat, discovered a love for jasmine tea, oh yes and I finally graduated university and worked on a Greek island for the past two summers trying to 'find myself'... Such fun!

2012 was such a hectic year, especially worrying that the world was going to end; yes I was one of the sad ones that was shaking in my peep toe platforms that I hadn't yet seen and done everything I had planned. We are still here though, thank The Lord.

Over Christmas I stupidly told my family that One Directions song 'live while we're young' had really made me reevaluate my life, as you can imagine they now see me as even more insane, as you probably do too. As much as I would love to do all the things in their music video, I meant that we only do get one go at this crazy little thing called life and I now plan to do whatever the hell I want (nothing illegal obvs =]).

So until my next post