Wednesday, 30 July 2008

30 7 08

I have always been a big lover of vintage fashion, practically everything in my wardrobe is vintage, and I hardly ever buy things from the high street because they are so over-priced, everybody ends up dressing the same, and I can never really find anything I like. As well as wearing vintage daily, and surrounding myself with antiques, I love to read about the history of fashion. I recently flicked through Taschen’s 25th anniversary special edition of ‘Fashion: A History from the 18th to the 20th Century. Volume II: The 20th Century’ and it was a feast for the eyes!

Callot Soeurs 1940

Claire Mc Cardell 1949

Cristobal Balenciaga 1949

Robert Piguet 1950

Christian Dior 1957

Gabrielle Chanel 1966, 1969

Issey Miyake 1980

I really want these books, but I don’t have the money to spare for them at the moment. I haven’t seen the first volume yet but from the images they have on the website I can tell I would like it!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

29 7 08

I am having a hair dilemma. I am currently trying to grow out my fringe so I can do some 50’s type hairstyles, like victory rolls etc:

Photos: Lipstick Vogue, Daddy-O’s

I have seen some fantastic videos on YouTube, and my favourites are by ilovegerardo.

But I also really miss my fringe and want to cut it back in! I have seen some really wonderful styles WITH a fringe, so now I am completely torn!

Photos: first one was from a Google search of hairstyles, The Freelancers Fashion Blog.

What do you think?

Sunday, 27 July 2008

27 7 08

I have recently had a craving for things covered in sequins! I do remember seeing some feature on a few runways in the form of some deliciously expensive couture gowns:

After having a little browse I found some really nice items that I would happily welcome into my wardrobe.

I really love this Ashish dress because of a few reasons; the shape of it is much like a t-shirt so even though it’s covered in sequins it still has a casual edge to it, which I think is quite important if you don’t want to end up looking like a prom queen! I am fanatical about bows, so that is a real selling point for me, and finally the colour is gorgeous.
These Miu Miu pumps would be a perfect way to add some sparkle to a more casual outfit; I hope I can find a similar pair on the high street.

I have featured this Moschino Cheap & Chic skirt on the blog before when doing an outfit idea, but I had to mention it again because I really do love it. I think the colour is fresh and summery and would look really cute with a plain white vest.

This sequined crochet top from Princes Vintage on eBay is really unusual; I’m not quite sure what the picture is supposed to be on it, although I think I spy a moon behind some clouds...

This image is from Glamcanyon and I really want a sequin blazer like the one this girl has, does anybody know where I could find one?

ps: sorry to Katja - I will make a note in future!!!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

26 7 08


Blouse TopShop £40, Cape Dorothy Perkins £25

Scarf Oasis £12, Shoes Peacocks £15

Dress Oasis £75, Skirt Mod Cloth £25

Leggings American Apparel £29, Shirt TopShop £28

Dress Miss Selfridge £45, Shoes Aldo £80
Skirt TopShop £25, Sunglasses Luella £150

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

23 7 08

Today whilst doing a spot of shopping in Brick Lane, I got asked to have my photo taken for Vogue Girl (Korea)!
The girl was really sweet and told me to email her for the photo, so when she sends it I will show you, but this is what I was wearing:

It really put a smile on my face for the rest of the day :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

21 7 08

Whilst on my way to Brick Lane on Friday, I found a stall in Spitafields that sold the cutest hand made brooches and soft toys. Then I noticed these heart brooches and realised it was the same one that Amy Winehouse is always sporting in her beehive.

The shop is called Love from Hetty & Dave, and sells wonderful hand-stitched leather accessories. I fell in love when I spied this Elvis doll:

There is a range of other dolls (called Gaborgs!) including Heather Mills (complete with a peg leg!), Pete Burns, Andy Warhol, and Mr. T!
I think their stuff is absolutely fantastic, if you do too then go and take a peek at their Etsy shop!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

19 7 08

I’m not usually a big hat person, not because I don’t like them, quite the opposite in fact, it’s just that they never suit me! No matter what style or shape, they always seem to look rather peculiar perched on top of my head. I’m not sure if it’s an odd shape, or maybe something to do with it not going with my hairstyle or what! Anyway, one hat that I am determined to wear is a straw hat, because it reminds me of men’s fashion from the 1920’s, especially the boater hat style.

(Image from Doctor Casino on Flickr)

I found a couple online, but haven’t tried any on in person yet, so fingers crossed!

Urban Outfitters £22

Comptoir des Cotonniers £73

Next £10

Rokit £26

Thursday, 17 July 2008

17 7 08

When it comes to inspiration I get a lot from watching old movies and looking at pictures of people from the 40’s and 50’s, but I also find it very rousing to look on Face Hunter, so I thought I would share some of my favourite images with you.
This first girl has been featured on a few other blogs, and it’s quite easy to see why! She clearly knows what looks good on her and has a real sense of individuality.

The second girl looks flawless, and I especially love the sequin jacket – it seems like a piece that would be hard to pull of, but she does it with ease.

I love the leather skirt this girl has; I would probably never pick up this colour as it would take a skilled eye to wear it well. I love how she has tucked her cardigan in.

Although I am against real fur (however I could be wrong, it might be fake!) I would kill for this outfit! The matching wrap and hat, the tweed coat, the little red leather gloves - it’s perfect.

This is such a wonderful monochrome outfit; she’s even got white gloves! I have been dying to find a pair of vintage shoes with bows on for forever it seems, so I think I might get a pair of shoe clips until I find them!

I love rockabilly music and the style that goes with it, and this girl has it down to a T. Not only is black, white and red my favourite colour combination for outfits, but I love her rolled fringe too.

(I think all of these images are from Face Hunter, they are just all saved in an ‘outfit idea’ folder on my computer, so apologies if I have made a mistake!)

PS: This is the first time I am uploading the images via Photobucket, is the image quality better? Do they link to a larger picture when you click on them? Let me know, thanks!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

16 7 08

Recently I have been hunting for a pair of high waist shorts, I had a look in TopShop but they didn’t have my size and when I got home I remembered that I had an old pair of high waist TopShop jeans in my wardrobe that I haven’t worn in years because they always go baggy at the knees within minutes of putting them on. So, to revive them, I though “Why not cut them into a pair of shorts?”

And so I did!
I turned them up to make a cuff, added a few stitches to keep them in place and voila – a pair of high waist shorts!

On a different note, has anybody else noticed the disappearance of SJP’s face mole? The picture was taken whilst she was doing a pre-game public service announcement to raise money for cancer research, so my bet is she got it removed after a cancer scare. We all know that moles are linked to skin cancer, especially once they have been exposed to sunlight, so one on the face is going to be at high risk.