Tuesday, 22 July 2014

The Decade Hop

I realise that lately I have been very busy organising and/or just enjoying many amazing events and in the process have worn clothing from numerous decades. So, by way of a catch up I present to you 2 months worth of outfit posts. Hold on to your (vintage) hats!

At Bar Italia's 65th birthday celebration in my 1950s French linen jacket

At the same event in a vintage 1950s blouse
Hanging with Hayley on Brick Lane in a Vivien of Holloway skirt

Enjoying myself way too much in the silent disco at the RA's Midsummer Nights Fete, which we (The Vintage Mafia) organsied the fete in the courtyard for

At the same event - tired and cleaning up the bunting! 1950s Horrockses dress

With Louise at the Double R Club being a Twin Peak's 52 Card Pick Up Girl
Being all fancy with my pal Charles at the Excelsior Club. All clothing 1950s vintage
Charlestoning the night away with Auntie Maureen at The Vintage Mafia's secret Ric Rac Club at Prohibition
 The Vintage Mafia - clothing all from Angels 

At Kew Gardens in 1950s Jacket - part of skirt suit and Freddies of Pinewood pedal pushers

Chap Olympiad - Outfit No.1 from Collectif 
Chap Olympiad - Outfit No.2 Vintage 1950s from Portobello Market

At Kelmarsh History Live! French Resistance. All clothing vintage french workwear from eBay etc

I'm exhausted just looking back at it all!

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Country Casuals

On Bank Holiday Monday we went for a little walk in the countryside, and before the rains came this week, it was beautiful Spring weather.

 I'm currently having a love affair with this 1940s suede jacket that I bought last year from Portobello market but didn't really wear for some reason. It's the perfect weather for it right about now!

It's Freddies Pedal Pushers time again too

I bought my little white 50s pumps at the Classic Carboot Sale for £5! (If you look closely you'll see where I had an encounter with nature...a stinging nettle, and had to wedge a dock leaf inside my shoe!)

I cannot bloody wait for Summer.........

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Knitting Adventures.....The Gimmick is finished!

Remember The Gimmick...the knitting project that I wrote about aaaages ago? Well it's finished...finally!!! I started it in November and put it down a couple of times to knit a scarf over Christmas and also to make my little hat. But here it is! It's not perfect, but I'm pleased with it! Right near the end I dropped loads of stitches off of the needle while I was knitting while also watching Breaking Bad (muti-tasking badly), and tried my best but unfortunately couldn't quite fix the mistake  completely. Oh well! I've also sewn one of the sleeves up a bit too tight, but not dramatically so its fine.
What do you think? I think that I really need to get a vintage strapless bra because I dont like the roundness that this modern one gives my bust under this sweater. I'd much rather have more of a point like my other bras. 
On to the next project!

Saturday, 5 April 2014

New old things

Hello, a quick one from me today with some new purchases and birthday presents. I turned 29 this week, and had a great couple of days off work in which I rode rollercoasters and ate lots of food. Most of the photos taken over my birthday were on film so when they have been developed I'll be back with a better birthday post.

In the meantime, here are some of the new old things that have appeared in my life this week

Bookcase from Spitalfields Market

Telephone chair, also from Spitalfields. Needs a clean!

Beautiful fishy, 1950s Hawaiian dress and bolero. Birthday present from my love

Some flowers. Not old, but very pretty

Sunday, 23 February 2014

A Tartan Treat

I am sure you know by now that if someone wants to send me something, I will only accept it if the item or shop is to my personal taste and more importantly something that you will be interested in. So when I was approached by DotComGiftShop I was delighted to see that they currently sell these darling duffel bags. I have been looking for a nice vintage one of these for ages. The problem I have with bags is that all my vintage ones are tiny, quite fragile mostly quite formal. I don't have any that I can sling over my shoulder to go for a walk to the shop, or take on holiday explorations. I am also fed up with using my precious vintage bags to death; with straps breaking and leather cracking. So, this beauty of a bag not only makes me feel like a 1960s schoolgirl, but it looks pretty cool and is practical too. Top marks!

It also comes in this lovely green and navy colour combination

Coat - Vintage 1960s Junior Coat - Beyond Retro about 5 years ago
Lipstick - Revlon, Red Lacquar 
Nail Varnish - Revlon Red