Sunday, 28 December 2008

28 12 08

Hello hello! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas; mine was spent mainly drinking too many cosmopolitans and eating too many strawberry Quality Street chocolates, tea cakes and Cadbury’s chocolate fingers! I was lucky enough to get lots of lovely things, and I will put up some outfit posts soon of the vintage pieces that I got.
Today I went into central London with my boyfriend and his mum to do a spot of shopping in Harrods, which was totally packed because of the sale. Then we went to Leon in Spitalfields for some lunch – if you live in London you should definitely try this place, they use organic/ fair trade/ seasonal ingredients in all their dishes, which are delicious! This is what I wore:



Obviously I had a coat on over the top, because it is freeezing here! My bedroom is an absolute tip at the moment, so I put myself in front of a lovely floral background instead :-)
Since I haven’t got any photos yet of the clothes I got for Christmas, I thought I would show you some pages out of some annuals that I picked up at the Angels sale (that I wasn’t allowed until Christmas!)
This first lot is from an annual of 1950’s Elle magazines:











These two are from Elle magazine 1954-55:







This lot is from Elle 1956:













And finally, this last lot is from a book titled ‘Les Modes’ from 1901, so I assume it is some sort of fashion publication that was out in 1901. Unfortunately I can’t read any of it because it is in French, but the pictures beautiful:







13 comments:

Alyssa said...

Les Modes was a fashion magazine :D The first says it is a ballgown, the second is a a sort of house coat (soooo prettty), and the third, I'm not sure on, but usually "de courses" means shopping, so maybe it is a dress for going shopping?

Does the Woman's Frienc say "FILE Cliche Dept"? Because that would be pretty funny.

AMAZING outfit! I love the fauxlero look, and it fits so well!

carrie / wishwishwish said...

your outfit was fab! and, wow, great pictures!
x

oniomania said...

love the outfit. was this thrifted? if it was, good score. it is hard for me to get something that fits so well at a thrift shop.

Sandra @ Debutanteclothing.com said...

You look adorable Penny! And thanks for the great eye candy. Hope your Christmas was lovely!!

Maven Heart said...

those old fashion magazines are quite delightful!

x

Lady Melbourne said...

I'm not sure I've ever see a picture of you!!
You look darling, that dress is divine and perfect for a little vintage shop.
merry christmas!
LM
x

Alice said...

That dress is a beautiful fit and what a amazing figure you have!
I love finding vintage magazines, so much better to see the real thing then an inspired modern day shoot.
x

Wendy said...

You look fabulous!

oniomania said...

thanks on the input in regards to what to wear… will keep it in mind.

Fashion_Girl22 said...

Oh my Penny! You look fantastic. Where do I start?! I love the dress. It fits you like a glove. It compliments your amazing silhouette. They way you belted it made for the perfect touch.
Tres Chic! I can just picture you strolling the streets of Paris in this look. A job well done!

I hope your Christmas was just as fabulous. Happy New Year!

the snail and the cyclops said...

you wore the most beautiful dress out shopping! It's so pretty and lady like! I can imagine you carrying lots of pretty hat boxes and shopping bags!

jellyfishlondon said...

1 you look totally amazing
2 those magazines make me really really envious :)
3 the sweet potato falafel thingies at Leon are just superb!

Secretista said...

I love this. I am such a fan of these cuts.