Saturday 29 September 2012

Housepiration: NIN Perfect Drug

Most of my inspiration for how I dress comes from music and films, so it makes sense that I am now collating pictures from some of my favourite music videos. When I was a teenager I adored this video, especially the absinthe, I love the dark romanticism and cough Trent cough. 

Sunday 23 September 2012

All is Fayre in Vintage Wares

I have been accruing a number of finds and thought it was about time I shared them with you. 
Jeans, oh my, well I am going to a hen do in a couple of weeks which will involve Go Ape, so thought it was about time I got some high waisted jeans. These were a bargain from eBay £8.49. I plan on dressing like a lumber jack, you know I love a theme!
The peach 1930s satin pyjamas, still in the box! Were a right bargain from the Altrincham Vintage fair £5.
The red velvet hat £5, which looks like a glamourous tea cosy when I wear it was from my favourite fair, The Stockport Vintage Village. The black netted number was a sweet gift from my sister, from Zara of all places. 
The straw hat was from Room at the Top, I have been pining for one of these hats, and now I finally have one another bargain at £9.50.
The picnic basket and horse shoe horn were purchases the boyfriend made, apparently he's always wanted a stand up picnic basket who knew?! The basket was £3.99 and the shoe horn 50p both from YMCA.
The beautiful grey and white swan was my one and only purchase from The Vintage Guild Weekend, it was £3.99 and is joining my other old biddy swan.
The mirror was the priciest at £23.00 supposed to be 1930s but I'm not sure, I am collecting more bits for our house, when we finally get one, please cross your fingers,toes and legs for me ta.
Oh and the old grandma pleated polka dot number was from Sue Ryder only £5.00, I need to get more work suitable clothes, but they aren't as fun as ridiculous hats are they?! 

Me and my gorgeous friend Jo go snapped whilst we were at The Vintage Village, it was nice and sunny, now it is not. My hair looks like crap, need to cut if off. 

Thursday 20 September 2012

Get Packin'

As many of many of you already follow the fabulous Andi B Goode you will have seen my guest post for her, but for those who don't  (yet) have a gander at this! 

 I think one of the most exciting parts of travelling is deciding what you are going to pack, what will you need, where are you going to be, what's the weather going to be like? So many questions, and you know who I turn to? The dames of Hollywood, the majority of my sartorial choices are inspired by cinema. So, let me share with you my one of my favourite vintage travel inspirations.

Marlene Dietrich, as Shanghai Lily in Shanghai Express, is one of the best dressed characters out there. She's stuck on a train but still looking fabulous. Directed by Josef Von Sternberg and costumes by Travis Banton, there is not a lot that could go wrong. 

Starting the journey: you need to travel in style to kick your holiday off to a good start, wear something comfortable that makes you feel fabulous. I think this is the perfect time to dig out those treasures you never get chance to wear at home and really go all out! 

A cotton dress, a cosy coat and some glamorous luggage oh and a hat to hide the fact you got up last minute without time to set your hair-do! 

 Whilst Travelling: you're stuck on that train, plane, donkey, so slip into something more relaxing.

Kimonos are my bestest favourite lounge wear, they are elegant and comfortable. Mine has been paired with a slip and then some satin pyjamas to keep that chill off whilst you're slipping to the next cabin, for a moonlight dalliance with that gent you used to know. 

The evening:  The party, the meal, the arrival. This is when you can dust off your glad rags and really splash out, go for glitter, feathers, veils - all at once preferably. It's not like anyone knows you're not a Countess. 

So, be it a weekend visit to see family or across to the other side of the world, ensure that you take your favourite garments, spoil yourself and have fun.

Monday 17 September 2012

Farewell My Queen (2012)

Ah there can never be too many films about Marie Antoinette, I am excited for this, I just like staring at Diane Kruger. 

Thursday 13 September 2012

Sleeping In The Lilies With That Old Dull-Bladed Knife

Tis getting cold around these parts, I am having to dig out my slinky woollen ribbed tights already.  However, this is an ensemble from last week, before the temperature dropped.  I do like the colder weather though, as I know what to expect, unlike Summer. It's going to be lots of capes and berets. Basically looking like a bag lady. 

Any who the vintage blouse with ridiculous billowy sleeves was given to me by my sister and the skirt is a River Island bargain £5, it has the Eiffel tower and sequins on it so obviously it had to be mine. I do feel a girl can never have too many blouses, don't you?

Ooh totally managed to get tickets to see Florence and the Machine in December, rather excited for that. The outfit is going to dramatic that's for sure.
I really need to do my roots, keep debating about a change in hair colour, but love having raven locks damn it.