Esther Williams-Perfect Swimwear

Posted October 10, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Days Gone By..., Fashion World, Holidays, Miss English Rose Style

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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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Esther Williams

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Esther Williams Swimwear

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

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Old Photographs-Japan

Posted October 7, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Days Gone By..., Inspiration, Photography

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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

Posted October 1, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Days Gone By..., Fashion World, Idols & Icons, Inspiration

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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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Hankies Pankies!

Posted September 29, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Fashion World, Inspiration, Miss English Rose Style, Pick-Me-Ups

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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Vintage Etsy Finds…Weekend Pick-Me-Ups

Posted September 26, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Fashion World, Inspiration, Pick-Me-Ups

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I very much love this little lady's blog and etsy shop.  On the blog you can find lovely photos of her weekend adventures where she always seems to be wearing the loveliest vintage finds, and in her Etsy shop you can find the loveliest vintage finds for yourself (I'm guessing the only reason she sells such nice stuff is because it doesn't fit!) The lovely lady I speak of is Meaghan from Left Hand Endeavor.  Check out her blog and her shop!

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(All images from Meaghan's Etsy Shop)

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Lisa Freemont-Vintage Hair Techniques

Posted September 24, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Beauty, Days Gone By..., Idols & Icons, Inspiration

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This lady does very good vintage hair tutorial videos on You Tube! I found her after reading Elinkan blog (she is just beautiful don't you think!) and I've been going through all her videos this morning and she really knows what she's talking about! Check them out here!  Also check out her blog where she reviews products as gives more handy tips.

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Hotel Pelirocco-The Pin-Up Parlour

Posted September 19, 2009 by missenglishrose
Categories: Holidays, Idols & Icons, Inspiration, Interior, Photography

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So when we stayed in Brighton last weekend we stayed in the most amazing hotel! It was fabulous, all the rooms are themed around different things.  Of course we had to stay in the pin-up parlour room which is themed around Britain's answer to Marilyn: Diana Dors. Everyone at the hotel was lovely and I think it was very reasonably priced for the room we had.  I would definitely recommend!  I felt like a Hollywood Star!

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Cherub Bedside Lamp

Diana Dors Hotel Pelirocco

Bedside Table

Hotel Pelirocco

Pin Up Parlour Hotel Pelirocco

All Photographs by Miss English Rose

for more hotel info visit www.hotelpelirocco.co.uk