Saturday, 30 May 2009

30 5 09

I'm off on holiday to New York and Florida for two weeks, so I will be back soon! X

Thursday, 21 May 2009

21 5 09

Today I was on the hunt for a big bag to use as my carry-on luggage when I scoot off to America at the beginning of next month (yay!), I searched high and low, cheap and expensive, and found... nothing. Okay, I only looked on the high street, but still, when did the high street get so rubbish?! Have I just been away from these shops for so long that I've forgotten what poor quality their stock is? Or has it become increasingly worse over time?! Anyway, there was one bag which I kinda liked, in River Island. Exhibit A:

At first glance, I loved it. Chain strap - love, quilted - double love, patent – triple love! But then I realised I was looking at the back of it, and didn't notice the huge hideous badge that was on the front! What is that thing?!! Is this River Island attempting to make their accessories look designer? Is this their attempt at a double C Chanel logo?! WRONG WRONG WRONG! So tacky!
After being totally deflated I went into TopShop with the hope of something better. I didn't find a bag, but I found the most adorable cardigan! It's not TopShops own design, but one of the concessions, by a brand called Motel Rocks.

I tried it on and it is sooo uber soft, and has the coolest buttons!

At £50 I thought it was a bit pricey for a cardigan, but I knew I would wear it over and over, so I treated myself!
Then when I got home, I looked on the internet for a bag and came across this beauty:

It’s very similar to the River Island one, but the strap is a gold chain instead of silver which I think looks better, and it doesn't have that horrid logo on the front. Plus, the strap is much longer AND it was cheaper! Success! I have practically everything I need for the holiday now, minus a wash bag, but I've wanted a Lulu Guinness vanity case for ages now, and seeing as it's going to be cheaper in America, I'm going to get one over there. Sorted!

Wow, that's the longest post I've done in a while!! xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

20 5 09

I have been watching Gok Wan's new show and thought I would do a couple of outfit posts on the last episodes catwalk face-off. Two of the looks they sent down the runway were nautical and floral. Both really good trends that come around every summer, and both really easy to wear. I have made an outfit that is almost identical the one that was on the show, then I did my own version. Enjoy!

Nautical - Gok's version:

Skirt – New Look
Vest – TopShop
Blazer – My Theresa
Shoes – Giuseppe Zanotti
Bag – Oasis
Earrings – Aerie
Scarf – Forzieri

Nautical - My version:

Dress – TopShop
Wedges – Charlotte Russe
Clutch – Simply Soles
Brooches – Monsoon
Earrings – Mod Cloth
Headband – Dorothy Perkins

Florals - Brix's version:

Dress – Luella
Bag – Dior
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Hat – Accessorize

Florals - My version:

Dress – Dorothy Perkins
Shoes – Christian Louboutin
Bag – Yes Style
Fascinator – Hats In The Belfry

Saturday, 9 May 2009

9 5 09

Movie Maidens is a fantastic website devoted to the most beautiful actresses from the 20s to the 50s. There is an entire library of images of each actress, from Louise Brooks to Marilyn Monroe and loads in between. Here are some of my favourites:

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

5 5 09

I wish that I knew about the website when I had my school prom, I would have loved to have worn any one of these fabulous dresses. I imagine that films like Hairspray have made these kind of dresses really popular for school proms, but nobody wore anything like this at mine! I wish I could go back and wear one of these dresses, probably the red one, or the pink one with bows, in fact I don't think I would have been able to chose!

Actually, when I was looking through the Vintageous website, I came across a dress that was acutally used IN the movie Hairspray! How cool is that?!!