Thursday 30 May 2013

Style Icon: Mara Hruby

Well I only discovered the beautiful and talented singer Mara this week via Style Like U's instagram. Her style is exquisite part hippy part 1940's heroine. I want some of those earrings below! Mara is also crafty, she makes her own jewellery and scarves and sells them at her shows, could she be more lovely?

I'm off to London for a long weekend to celebrate my birthday, oh how another year has flown! Hope you're having a wonderful week petals.

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Saturday 25 May 2013

Kiss me hard before you go

This was my ensemble for Lana Del Rey on Thursday at Manchester Apollo, me and my sis and friend had been waiting for this gig for what seemed like forever! I decided I wanted to wear a play suit of some sort and won this ASOS number via eBay a few weeks ago. I was going to pair it with a gorgeous pink crop top which I think could be 50's or possibly 60's but it just wouldn't sit right! I am so obsessed with play suits right now, I just wish the weather would co-operate. *Side note check out Johanna's post on summer ensembles of this ilk. The headdress I made with some 99p cherries and floristry tape and wire I ended up swapping the shoes for my Golden Ponies Mary Janes as they are lot lower!

Lana was positively dreamy, her voice was heavenly and she was very smiley and sweet. She held my sister's hand (she is never going to wash again). The set was way too short for my liking, as she spent ten minutes signing and hugging fans at the front, I would of preferred three more songs but you can tell she adores her fans. I must admit that unfortunately the audience was one of the bitchiest, aggressive I've ever witnessed, and I have been in circle pits watching the likes of Slipknot, so I am no pussy. But whatever it was still very special. 

Also I think I am sartorially psychic as I always try and predict what my favourite musicians are going to wear and I was bang on with Lana's white babydoll 1960's number. Excuse the blurry shot I am not a fan of watching gigs through my phone.

My beautiful friend Claire, who is currently in the midst of renovating a gorgeous Victorian house! We like Victorian homes. 

Inca was not impressed we weren't taking her.

My gorgeous sister Amy, rocking her floaty black number and leopard heels, which she has had repaired so many times as she walks like John Wayne.

Note the line of lipstick on my chin, never fail to do that when I eat.

We headed to Luck Lust Liqor and Burn for a pre Lana gorge, the burittos are fricking heavenly I actually wana live in one. If you live in Manchester you must go.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend 

Monday 20 May 2013

Style Icon: Ella Raines

The beautiful Ella has managed to seep into my subconscious since watching The Web, Impact and The Phantom Lady. She is the perfect icon, all side swept hair and lingering looks, but it was her beautiful up do in The Phantom Lady that had me swooning, it's kind of a tough look but I think it can look really elegant. I have been getting the hang of replicating it now, but kinda end up looking half Gibson girl.

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Wednesday 8 May 2013

An update from Inca

 So our little baba is growing everyday, she is getting more independent now, but still loves snuggling whenever possible. She loves playing amongst the lace curtains, girl after my own heart.

Monday 6 May 2013

Bygone Times

Today me and Benjamin went to Bygone Times in Chorley an Antiques Centre that my friend at work had recommended. I expected to find a few plates, but not such treasures! The centre is jam packed full of collectables, curios, wicker baskets, plants, crockery, jewellery not to mention a penny arcade! Definitely worth a visit if you live in the North West. We got a lovely gold ornate fire guard to cover up the rather too modern for our liking fire. The lovely lion I just had to get he is just so beautiful, he reminds me of Aslan from Narnia, actually went back in to get him as couldn't get him out my head. 

Got this lovely art deco style laundry basket as well.

Oh and Inca was not to be left out she's got her own wicker carrier, she's sussing out.

These chairs are from eBay but just had to share, they are so comfortable and go well with our pink sofa. 

 Please excuse the scabby carpet, need to see whether we can rip it up and sort out the floorboards! What did you do this weekend, we went and watched Iron Man 3, really enjoyed it I am a major Downey Jr geek. 

Saturday 4 May 2013

Housepiration: Florence Welch

Just had to share the beautiful Florence Welch's home, tis right up my street. Was going to paint our living room that bright turquoise colour, leaning to a darker ink grey blue colour now though!
Thanks to the delightfully gorgeous Helga for sharing ze link with me, she knows me well.

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