Monday, 29 September 2008

29 9 08

Last night I was lucky enough to see Chris Dean and the Syd Lawrence Orchestra who play big band swing music, with lots of Glenn Miller covers too. It was amazing! They are such talented musicians. It was mostly full of old people (my boyfriend and I were most definitely the youngest people there!) but most of them had dressed up for the occasion. I saw lots of pearls and sparkly tops! Also, at the same theatre in January - the day before my birthday - the official Glenn Miller Orchestra are going to be playing! So I have asked to be taken as a birthday gift. I'm so excited!!
Plus, to my delight, my boyfriend bought me a 1940's fashion catalogue from eBay that I had my eye on for a while, but couldn't really afford it (Miss Selfridge still haven't called back about the job! I am losing hope!) and it is 551 pages of sheer heaven!! It will probably take about a week to arrive because it's coming from America, but I'll show you some of the pictures that were put on the eBay page. I need to brush up on my sewing skills and get some of these beauties made for myself!!!

Thursday, 25 September 2008

25 9 08

Today I had an interview for some part time work at Miss Selfridge, so hopefully I will get the job and be able to buy my halloween costume. I'm going as The Bride of Frankenstein!! I can't wait!
Although I have been trying to curb my spending, I have indulged in some eBay purchases. However, the leopard print coat and the longer beige coat were bought by mother dearest because I have no winter coat and she didn't want me catching a cold! Bless!

This one I did buy myself, simply because I couldn't resist it after all of those thoughts about 1940's outfits. Luckily it wasn't too expensive. Oh eBay, how I love thee!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

23 9 08

Last night I watched The Good German with George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, and I was really inspired by Cate's costumes. She had some gorgeous outfits made up of pencil skirts and blazers worn with a belt over the top to cinch in the waist, and some equally fabulous evening dresses too.

I am definitely on the look out for some 1940's blazers now and a few more pencil skirts to add to my collection!

Blazer - Specialist Auctions £25
Skirt - Wallis £35
Shoes - Remix Vintage Shoes £97
Belt - Whistles £30
Bag - eBay £5

Blazer - eBay £12.50
Skirt - Wallis £35
Shoes - Remix Vintage Shoes £97
Bag - eBay £4.99

Dress - eBay £15
Shoes - Remix Vintage Shoes £89
Bag - Handbag Gallery £20

Sunday, 21 September 2008

21 9 08

The lovely Ranna from Only Shallow has opened up an eBay store! I have always loved her quirky european style (she is Scandinavian) that she creates by mixing vintage with high street, so when she announced that she was going to be opening an eBay store to sell vintage clothing I was very excited! The shop is called Tell Me A Story Vintage, and there is even a blog to go with it.
Here are some of my favourite items:

Red Victorian Blouse £7.50

1950's Yellow Dress £7.50

1980's Red Mini Dress £7.50

Friday, 19 September 2008

19 9 08

I found these gorgeous shoes on TopShop's website, and I must have them!! They are so cute. I love things with bows, and red is my favourite colour, so they are the perfect shoe for me. Even better is the slight 1930's edge they have to them with the chunky not-too-high heel. The only thing stopping me is the price tag.

With a little bit of Photoshop magic I made myself a pair in purple and mustard. Take note TopShop!

Now, I was going to make some outfits to go with these on Polyvore, but it doesn't seem to be working. There are no items at all. Even the sets that I have already created have disappeared. Is anybody else having this problem? I have a suspicion it might be something to do with this Mac.....

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

16 9 08

I have changed computers and am now using a Mac, but for some reason the options to change what type of font and the size etc have disappeared?? So it looks as though this is the font we are stuck with! Is it okay for everyone to read?

Today I watched a program that I had taped on Sky+ called Dance Britannia about 50's rock and roll music. It was basically an hour of heaven!
They had some of my favourite people including Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Elvis.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

14 9 08

One of my favourite models is Daisy Lowe (There is an article about her in today’s issue of The Observer Magazine for all who are interested.) Not only does she have an amazing face that looks gorgeous all the time without even trying, she has a really cool style too. I looked on under their model search and she isn’t even there?!! What is that about?!

I think the reason why I like her so much is that she seems quite down to earth, despite being so sought after she was even hand picked by Karl Lagerfeld himself for the Chanel runway show! I started watching some of that program ‘Class of 2008’ that she was in but only ended up watching one episode – in which her and her long term boyfriend Will Cameron broke up. Ouch!
I really like her campaign photographs for Agent Provocateur; she’s one of the few people that can look sexy without looking slutty. Or maybe I am just biased because I love leopard print?!
In conclusion, Daisy Lowe is fabulous.