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I’m BACK!

December 4, 2009

……..so please cut me a bit of slack with lame posting on the run up to Christmas as my body clock is still crazy and so much to do in so little time!!!  I had a lovely time away and the sunshine was divine! I think Disney is just about the happiest place in the world….maybe even creepily so! I did start to wonder if all the smiley, happy Americans were really on some form of amphetamine! 

    Obviously due to my 2 week intense Disney exposure I have to post some Disney inspiration and I must say I really am in love with my British Disney transformations! i.e. Mary Poppins and Alice in Wonderland!  An extremely well dressed nanny with a charming dash of eccentricity and a little girl with such imagination that none the less still includes a good, old tea party could only be British really.  So I salute their Britishness (is that a word) and thank that Disney never gave Mary Poppins an American accent!  I guess I am feeling rather patriotic after my two weeks away!  I tell you something….I sure missed tea!! Americans just don't do tea! I had to use 3 teabags just to make it brew!. cerrazzy!!!

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Pleasantville

November 9, 2009

 
Firstly, my sincere apologies for being a pretty rubbish blogger the last couple of weeks.  With all this holiday prepping and trying to squeeze as much time in with my sweetheart before I jet off on Saturday I have had little blogging inspiration. 

Anyway….. I wanted to share a few images from one of my all time favourite movies, Pleasantville.  I'm sure most of you have seen it and I just love the sweater sets and full skirts! Also  the hair and make-up is pretty good inspiration for an everyday vintage 50s look.  Not only are the clothes amazing but the story is just lovely too and I love the integration of colour into the film as the story progresses.

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Mid Week Pick-me-Up…..Bourjois Vintage Packaging

October 21, 2009

Love the packaging on these new limited edition eyeshadows from Bourjois, get them at asos.

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Kate Kanzier Shoes

October 20, 2009

This shop was mentioned in Vogue this month and I am rather impressed and how retro-brogue fantastic some of the shoes are (yes I am just making words up)!  Think they will be just lovely with high waisted trousers or cute little dresses.  However I advise you to order online and not go to the shop on Leather Lane, London. I dragged the sweetheart there yesterday and the staff were pretty rude and unhelpful! You know those shops where you just feel really uncomfortable and unwelcome, well thats what I felt like.  So much so that I just tried on a shoe from display to check it was the right size so that I could then order it online from the safety of my own room, far away from nasty sales assistants. God bless the internet!

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Esther Williams-Perfect Swimwear

October 10, 2009

Oh Mon Deux…..where does a gal start!  You see I am off on holiday in November.  To Walt Disney World, I know not very vintage chic of me however I think it is my father clutching onto the fact that my brother and I are still children (We are 19 and 22) so we will indulge him.  Plus he is paying for it and I am secretly a Disney fanatic, I know very uncool!  Anyway I digress…..so seeing as I am going to be jetting over to Florida I figured I would be need swimming attire.  This in itself is a personal nightmare for me, almost as nightmarish as buying bras!  You see I have an ample bust and a rather small waist in comparison.  I can hear you all now screaming "what is this gal complaining about??"! Do not get me wrong I am in nooo way complaining!! I am rather fond of my hourglass physique and have learnt to accommodate it well (thank god for the 40's and 50's eh!)  But when it comes to things like swimwear it can be a large dosing of hell trying to find something that fits correctly without squishing my chest flat or letting them have a mind of their own (sometimes I swear they do!). 

So after much searching for retro inspired swimwear I come across Esther William, obviously inspired by the movie star herself, and boy am I happy I did.  I was not happy at spending £75 (including postage from USA) at first but I am so happy I did! I ordered the classic swimsuit sheath in black with white polka dots, the measurements for the size 12 where exactly the same as my own measurements so I took the risk and just prayed it would fit. ….and it did.  Like a DREAM! I cannot recommend these swimsuits enough!  The quality is excellent, the fit just perfect and the cut is very 1950s and very flattering! I am so happy-hence the very long drivel I am subjecting you too! Sorry.  But when you next need swimwear buy it from here!!  Oh and also the lady Laureen who I e-mailed with lots of questions was lovely and so helpful so big thumbs up to her!

Hope your all having a lovely weekend!

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(Mine is black with white dots, the website photos really DON'T do it justice!)

Charles James

October 1, 2009

With all this fashion week commotion I've found myself rather hankering after the couturiers of yester-year.  I have always very much admired the sheer elegance of Charles James' designs and the eliteness of high fashion and quality.  I love to think of all the girls looking at the beautiful clothes produced by couturiers and then trying to replicate.  A lot more of a lovelier thought than just going down to Topshop to buy the latest replica don't you think?!

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(I particularly LOVE these trousers! do you think they'd be terribly hard to make!!??)

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Hankies Pankies!

September 29, 2009

I am in love with these Cath Kidston Hankies.  I brought the red polka dot one last week and they are the perfect size to use as a neat headscarf (I have lately taken to pin curling my hair and tying a headscarf around my head).  Although now I think I want all of them! Especially the cowboy print one!!  Buy them here!

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