Posted tagged ‘disney’

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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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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1950s disneyland

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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!)

Bookworm

August 26, 2009

 Having finished the huge pile of borrowed library books I am now desperately in need of more (seriously I got through the last pile, 8 to be precise, in a month).  So tomorrow I will trundle off down to my local library and spend a good few hours pouring over all types of books, fiction, art, cooking, interiors, before deciding which ones to cart home with me.  I absolutely love the library, I love the smell of library books, the helpful old ladies and the little children that get so excited over bedtime stories.  However my library is somewhat modern and industrial looking.  I wish I had a local library of Beauty and the Beast stature!! With a winding staircase and those big, long ladders! bliss! x

Library Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Jane hess library 

Jane Hess House Lounge/Library (the whole of this fashion editors house is gorgeous, check it out here)

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Beauty and the beast library 

And of course the library from beauty and the beast!

Miss English Rose xxx

Stella McCartney & Disney

August 12, 2009

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photographs by Ryan McGinley

Now I'm not a massive Stella McCartney fan, I can appreciate it, but its just not my cup of chaa…..However I am a HUGE Disney fan so I adore these Ryan McGinley photographs for her Fall 09 collection! Also whilst searching for these images I came across the blog squareoldsoul.blogspot.com where she has commented on these adverts and then done her own little designer/disney collaboration! I love it especially as The Aristocats is one of my favourite Disney movies!

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Miss English Rose

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