Posted tagged ‘retro’

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….?

1950s disneyland

1950s disneyland

1950s disneyland 

1950s disneyland 

1950s disneyland 

1950s disneyland

1950s disneyland 

1950s disneyland 

1950s disneyland

 

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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Bourjois eyeshadow
Bourjois eyeshadow

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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Kate kanzier

Kate kanzier 

Kate kanzier 

Kate kanzier

Lovely What Katie Did Girdlette Check It Out!

October 12, 2009

Just to let you know I've had a What Katie Did girdlette sitting in my wardrobe for months which I've never worn as I already have it.  Anyway its finally for sale here!  Grab a bargain! The colour is now discontinued on the website and would have cost about £30.

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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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Esther Williams

Esther Williams

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Esther Williams Swimwear

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

What Katie Did Vintage Inspired Lingerie

July 26, 2009

Now in case you haven't noticed Miss English Rose is a vintage gal through and through, particularly the 40s and 50s.  I think this is mainly to do with the fact that I do not have a 'modern' body shape.  I am not straight up and down and don't fit very well into high street clothes.  I have a small waist and ample bosoms and hips.  I am a women and very glad of this fact.  However I have many gripes with modern underwear, it never seems to fit all that well and doesn't give the best shape to show of my beautiful vintage clothes.  What Katie Did is my saviour, they produce lingerie based on old 1940s/50s patterns.  They aren't as uncomfortable as the under-wired bras you find everywhere now and give the best shape.  I especially like the bullet bras for that sexy Marilyn Monroe tight sweater look! They also do seamed stockings and gorgeous corsets.  If your in London then definitely pop into the boutique in Portobello Road, its divine and the ladies working there are lovely and know what they're talking about. xxxx

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All images from What Katie Did