Monday, 30 June 2008

30 6 08

I saw these shoes from Office in the latest issue of Elle magazine, and the checkered pattern on the toe caught my eye because it looked not unlike the pattern found on brothel creepers.

Creepers were invented in 1949 by George Cox, and were very popular in the 1950s within rockabilly and the Teddy Boy subcultures. I have a pair of Creeper sneakers by T.U.K that I bought when I was about fifteen, but would really love a pair of authentic ones!

Creeper Sneakers £34.99 from T.U.K

Creepers £65.90 from Underground

Sunday, 29 June 2008

29 6 08

I’m not quite sure how far behind I am, but I have just watched Series 4 of Project Runway, won by Christian Siriano.

I do like what he did, especially with the feathers, but I didn’t like the fact that there was SO much black. Personally, I think that Rami Kashoú should have been the winner. His designs were so much more innovative (like the weaving on the green dress) and the attention to detail was stunning.

The judges said that they weren’t happy with his choice of colours, but I think the jewel colours worked really well on his pieces – and are much better than all black!

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

25 6 08

One of my favourite colours has always been red; it’s really bright and happy, and I’m always in a good mood when I wear it. I have been thinking about buying some new red items, because I use the ones I have so often, they are almost worn out!
I found this darling red gingham dress on, it’s really simple but eye-catching at the same time – that’s the beauty of the colour red!

Dress from £45

I also found some lovely red accessories, which I probably wouldn’t wear with the dress all at the same time because it would be a bit much! Maybe just the shoes...

Bag from £40

Shoes from £20

I couldn’t finish this post without mentioning the red coat being sold at TopShop at the moment. It is really cute and reminds me of something my mum would dress me in when I was a kid, with the velvet bows and all! It is so wonderful, and I would buy it, if only it wasn’t so expensive!

Coat from TopShop £70

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

24 6 08

Today I found a really cute dress on eBay; it’s in a really lovely mint colour and has white lacy embroidery all over it. Unfortunately it’s a bit too big for me, so I won’t be buying it. If you are interested, then you can get it from Timeless Vixen Vintage.
I really like the colour of the material, so I think I will continue my search to find something similar!

Monday, 23 June 2008

23 6 08

I have finally given up trying to squeeze my feet into these beautiful brogues, so I am now selling them on eBay.

I bought them from TopShop not long ago for £60, and had new heels and soles put on them because the ones they came with were really slippy. Plus, I’ve only worn them once!
So, if you would like to buy an (almost) new pair of brown leather brogues, then go here.


Thursday, 19 June 2008

19 6 08

Today I went on a massive shopping spree and (literally) spent every last penny! I am officially broke until I get paid again – eek! However, I did buy some wonderful things so at least I will be poor with style. One of the items is this tartan blazer from TopShop:

I don’t usually buy many things from the high street but this was too good not to. I really love the attention to detail, such as the pleating on the lapels, the puffed shoulders and the gathering at the back. I have been looking for a tartan blazer for ages now, but all of the vintage ones I have come across have been absolutely massive, so I really couldn’t let this one pass me by.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

18 6 08

Oh Chanel, why do you have to make such perfect items that I cannot afford?
Will somebody PLEEEEEASE buy this for me???? I will truly love you forever if you do.

Canvas and pearl bag from Chanel £1,200

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

17 6 08

After seeing Suzie Bubble treat herself to the Viktor & Rolf for Shu Uemura paperclip false eyelashes, I decided that it was time I gave the whole false eyelash thing a go. When it comes to make up I have to say I’m not a big experimenter; that’s not to say I wouldn’t like to, I just never really have time. My everyday look consists of a thick black line on the top lid with liquid eyeliner, and has done for ages, even before Winehouse ruined it! Although I have to say mine isn’t anywhere near the magnitude of her eyeliner usage.
So, I thought, if I draw on the illusion of thick eyelashes, then why not just try using actual lashes? After a quick browse on the ever faithful internet, I found a couple of websites that looked pretty good.
The first pair of lashes I found was these ones, with white droplets on the ends of the lashes, which reminded me of a photograph by Man Ray from 1932.

False eyelashes with white droplets from £4.50

And also, of this image from the back cover of Madonna’s ‘The Immaculate Collection’ (which I used to absolutely LOVE when I was a kid!)

Then I went onto Shu Uemura’s website and found some extremely ornate (and very expensive!) lashes.

Polka dot lashes from Shu Uemura £25

Brown feather lashes from Shu Uemura £25

They really are the crème de la crème of false lashes! But, if you’re not willing to pay that amount for lashes, then I found similar ones on a different website.

Brown feather effect lashes from £5

I think these kinds of lashes would be really fun to wear out to a party or club to add some drama to your look. However, for an everyday look, my favourite are these:

Thick black lashes from £1.95

They have a kind of Liza Minnelli in Cabaret feel to me which I totally love.
The only problem now is actually attempting to apply them – eek! That’s another story for another day...

Monday, 16 June 2008

16 6 08

I realised the other day that I don’t wear jewellery very often; I have a pair of large pearl earrings that I got from TopShop ages ago and sometimes I wear a pearl necklace, but other than that it just never really crosses my mind. Now, if I had some fabulous jewellery to wear, then we’d be in business! So, I thought that I would really like a cocktail ring, not only to wear in the evening, but also as a fun accessory for daytime too. glass snake ring £12

Lydia Courteille at white gold ring £6,800

Dior at art deco £180

I have also recently discovered a website called which has a massive archive of product photographs from loads of different websites and you can make collages of outfits. I think it’s a really fun way to either plan outfits you would like to buy or just to make inspirational collages of looks you like. I used the site to make some outfits to go with the cocktail rings:

Dress: Roberto Cavalli
Clutch: Lori’s Shoes
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Dress: Alexander McQueen
Clutch: Vivre
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Dress: TopShop vintage
Clutch: Edidi
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Sunday, 15 June 2008

15 6 08

Yves Saint Laurent’s tragic death is not only a loss to the fashion world but to women as a whole. Yves’ legendary designs have shaped the way women dress for decades, and will have influence for many more to come. I would love to own some pieces by him but they are waaaay out of my price range, and I’m not sure I trust the authenticity of the items on eBay. However, it doesn’t stop me making a wish list of some of my favourite items at the moment; maybe I will leave it lying around the house in the dire hope that one or two things will get bought for me. A girl can dream!

Y-mail clutch £197

Chain bag £447

Pink croc belt £547

Tribute pump £330

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

10 6 08

I think nearly everybody on the planet has seen the Sex and the City movie by now, and if not they would have at least seen one of the many pictures of Carrie’s outfits. There is already so much buzz around the Dior sandals that hardly ever come off her feet throughout the movie, and I have already come across two copies.

Tan shoe from £55

Brown shoe from Steve Madden £55

Black shoe from Steve Madden £55

Asos do have a black pair as well, but they are sold out already!
I think my favourite is the black pair from Steve Madden; they look a lot more expensive than the Asos pair, which do actually just look like cheap copies. The shipping from America for the Steve Madden pair is about £15, so it’s not that much more for a pair that look a whole lot better. Plus, I love the snakeskin panels on them. I think I might just have to give in to temptation!

Monday, 9 June 2008

9 6 08

I was just reading on about a website called Pret A that sells “up and coming design talent direct from London's fashion markets”, and it even has a vintage section too!
I think it’s a brilliant idea to launch new designers and looking on the website has given me a kick up the rear to actually go to Portobello Market, as I haven’t been there in ages. Here are some of my favourite pieces from the website:

Mac £70

Navy Embroidered Cardigan £65

Taupe Silk Dress with Crystals £82

Nude lace trim skirt £50

Vintage box bag £28

80s Pearl/Rope Cinch Belt £20