Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ category

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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Vintage Gal Does Disney World….HELP!

October 30, 2009

So exactly 2 weeks tomorrow I am jetting off to Disney World, Florida!!! Which I previously mentioned a while ago.  Now I am starting to think about what to pack and am getting in all a tizz wazz.  What will the weather be like? What should I wear for such adventures? What plane essentials should I pack? Oh mon deux!! Clothes wise I am thinking cute little shirts tied at the waist with shorts and Cath Kidston Headscarves.  Obviously I have my Esther Williams Swimsuit!!(very excited about that!)  So basically any help and advice would be much appreciated lovely people!!  m I going to look ridiculous in all my 1950s inspired glory?? 

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P.S. Here are some old photogrpahs of Disneyland which are pretty amazing (well they are if your a Disney freak) some outfit ideas maybe….?

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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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Old Photographs-Japan

October 7, 2009

I do love old photographs! and I am particularly loving these Japanese ones today.  I wish I had a time machine and I could be a little fly (or maybe a butterfly-they are slightly prettier) and fly all around the old world and see all the things that now can only be see through photographs!

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Check out this website for more of old Japan.

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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Photos from here!

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The Butterfly Dress

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