Thursday, 6 June 2013

Pretty Things

Hi there lovelies well I'm another year older and still feel fifteen, mentally anyway! The trip to London was lovely we walked until my feet bled, that was mostly due to inappropriate shoes though. Below is some finds and birthday gifts I received.

The blue velvet dress with lilies is from Ben via Etsy and the blue 1930's dress I got from the most wonderful stall at Spitalfields, unfortunately I cannot fit it over my head, I have ridiculously broad shoulders which I never allow for when I am buying clothes, weep. The light green house coat I got from Alfies Market, when I walked in I nearly squealed with delight especially at Tin Tin Collectables, then I got confused why there was long codes on the price tags, oh no they were the prices. £225 for a fox stole? what the, anywho I got the housecoat for £25 as there is a seam which is loose, I am going to where it as a dress as that's how I roll! 

This sorry looking dress I got from Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair, it was £10 there is a large rip in the middle but I still had to get it the beading is just breathtaking. Plus its the only thing I could afford I don't know what people's idea of affordable is at these fairs, but averaging at £45 for a dress that ain't cheap. 

Nancy Beaton postcard from the Victoria and Albert Museum, I just love it there.

My lovely sister got me some Von Follies by Dita Von Teese underwear and one of her sumptuous red Art Deco lipsticks. And finally have the beautiful Pretty Things book by my style icon Liz Goldwyn

Last but by no means least Ben got me a signed Anna May Wong picture, I have long adored Anna I did a lot of research on her at uni, wish I had written my thesis on her like I planned too!


  1. Oh. My. Goodness. That blue dress is gorgeous! I love it! All of these pictures are just fabulous. I love the retro feel in each and every one!


    PS -- Glad you had a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

  2. OMG a signed Anna May Wong? That's gotta be my fave find of yours! Amazing! That dress with beadings is lovely indeed, hopefully you'll get to use it somehow!!


  3. Happy Birthday!! What a dreamy assortment of presents; those are some straight-up STUNNING frocks you've found! And the autographed portrait of Anna Mae Wong is such an exciting treasure.

  4. Love everything! fashion for me is collect! is amazing have an own personal collection of "pretty things" ... is a drug!

  5. Happy birthday young lady! What amazing bday gifts/finds! I know what you mean about vintage being way too expensive! It's a dirty shame. Can't wait to see you rock those beautiful dresses.

  6. Wonderful! I am so mad for the Anna May Wong photo, breathtaking! So great you got the Pretty Things book - its fabulous! Happy Birthday! sounds like you had a swell old time x

  7. Happy Birthay , dearest friend.
    I love the blue dress with red.

  8. O, darling HAPPIEST of BIRTHDAYS to YOU!
    I still feel about 15 too!
    My, what a GLORIOUS group of heavenly frockage....swoooooooon worthy!
    You've been thoroughly spoilt, and I'm thrilled for you!

  9. happy b-day! :) kisses from Portugal x

  10. Oh Happy birthday.......the blue dress is a dream....perfect for a birthday gift.
    Happiness is lots of pretty things on a special day.
    love V

  11. Happy birthday! A signed Anna May Wong picture is the best present ever.

  12. Wow I like your underwear so much and happy birthday :) <3

  13. Woah! Such pretty things sweetpea, what a score! ;) I hope you have ze best birthday month with your kitteh and Man (who has a wonderful eye for presents!) 28 don't seem so bad huh!? :) Zoë xxx

  14. What beautiful things! Happy Birthday! I think you can definitely repair that dress. It's gorgeous.

  15. Love the dresses!!! The beading on the pink one is beautiful! :D

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