Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
I saw my interviewer, he asked me a few questions, then he said I live too far to be considered, I was livid, I then went into a speech, that most of my roles have involved at least an 1hr travel up to 2.5hrs and because the travel distance would only be a problem if I had to get their before buses started running or finish really late. What I should of said is, if that the case you wasted my time and my money, pay up.
It shouldnt be allowed, I know their more people out of work, but I dont think employeers should waste peoples time and money, just to make up the numbers.
The only saving grace, well their isnt one really, as I have wasted money traveling, wasted money because I needed a pick me up, in the form of carrot cake.
The bakers over the road had real carrot cake, probabley store bought, and not the dodgy version that they get one of two friends to make. The one version made by the person who can cook, is a lovely moist carrot cake, and then theirs the other person who really cant cook or follow receipes, really the homemade chocolate and carrot cake might as well be the same thing they taste like poison, and the trouble is you cant tell apart the good carrot cake from the bad one.
Yes I do like carrot cake, Portobello Market has a stall that does the best carrot cake cupcakes, and Selfridges has a nice Swedish Carrot cake, yum yum.
Yes we must gain pleasure from simple things.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
When I was at secondary school I was inspired by Art Deco one day in Art class. I would faithfully draw art deco's most famous posters, I thought I was quite a good artist, but really I was a good copyist. I loved the modern look, curvy shapes, and glass shiny topped surfaces, it was one classy style. I did dream about owning an art deco dolls house but I thought £225 was pricey, when property programmes came on that featured art deco properties I was horribly jealous. Why didn't I live in an area that had houses like that? The thing that killed my art deco loving?
Why the price, I would want the original and from visiting places like Alfies Antique Market, I would need a couple of Grand to spare. The fifties look is more accessible, and the reproduction pieces available some of them look like the real thing.
Watching Art Deco Icons- Claridges which has some impressive interiors, made me realise are the best years over?, Apart from Obama, the fall of the Berlin Wall, can I say I grow up in era of great change and development and exciting new ideas. Maybe that's the real reason why Art Deco is considered the Golden age because everything was new and hadn't been repeated or experienced, it was the real period where anything could happen, you just had to have balls!
My lust, an Art Deco Dressing Table.
Sunday, 25 October 2009
I really wanted this dress, I worked out what I would sell to buy it, 1930s silk nightgown, a couple of vintage magazines, a 40s wool jacket etc.
This 1940s dress finally sold for $145.00 on ebay, maybe Toprunway could make a dress like this for me?
Friday, 23 October 2009
- Stay at my present job more then a year tick
- Work for the council
- Learn to drive before I hit 26
- Start saving for the future
- Go to Las Vegas for Viva Las Vegas for my 25 birthday
- Own Latex tick
- Have a professional picture tick
- Buy Hats tick
- Buy more Circus Beswick tick
- Be creative again almost
- Lose a stone half way
- Date almost
Thursday, 22 October 2009
On the blog Diary of Vintage Girl , Fleur is modelling some beautiful examples of inventive eyewear, all not for sale.
Anyone got $195.00 to donate?
Here's me in a 1940s cocktail dress, that I purchased from the Hammersmith Vintage Fair, I have to say I don't go their anymore now that my free ticket entrance as dried up as well as I kinda didnt like the atmosphere anymore, it seemed like a few of the sellers were disappointed with the amount of sales they were getting or maybe it was the crowd. They would whisper things when I used to take my aunt, like "she's not going to buy anything!" As if black people dont like vintage. I actually get the same feeling when I look for vintage in Greenwich, there was this lovely desk with attached chair in one of the shops, but I didnt want to buy it as I felt ill at ease.
Material of dress is like a waterproof coat, weird but functional.
My Jakob Bengel Earrings I bought at Angels Antique Arcade
I then change into my glamorous nightwear, it is probably a dressing gown in the true since you but it on as you get ready, it was the first vintage piece of clothing I ever bought from Ebay and I remember waiting, worried it may get lost in international post.
The person who made it, stitched the shoulder wrong, then unpicked it and did it again, that why I love vintage it has a story and conscience.
Coupled with my Hollywood ostrich cape (Grays Antique Market), apparently Kate Moss wear it in a photoshoot for some magazines like I D, that probably explains the burn mark on it and the faint smell of smoke. I feel so Hollywood, its the ultimate mood lifter.
I love her every look in the video New York and Stone Cold Sober.
modern prints and colourways
decoration, rhinestone, beading and sequin
Mix and match textures
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Also my tray of veg for a £1 that I have been getting for like ages, coupled with economy spending for the last two months, means that I have the lost weight, so I can now fit in Christmas favourite vintage dresses and this dress below only two more inches to go on the bust.
1950s chiffon Party dress £55
It makes the 3hr trip I make 4 times a year to visit it, worth it.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
I have made something, a felt flower hat based on a vintage design and a summer dress which is near complete but I got stuck on doing the button hole stand and then cut a skirt panel wrong and havn't looked at it since last year.
So today I have decided that I need to part with at least a few, to feed my Beswick habit.
Find me under usernames essex_lolly on ebay
Monday, 19 October 2009
This dress has beautiful magenta lining perfect for glaming up a dark winters day, I was lucky to get from ebay for under £40.
Sunday, 18 October 2009
Katandpat@ PinkPurr Studio on Ebay, produce custom made 50s style clothing, the clothing design are amazing and are worthy of the price.
I discovered them a while ago but, I couldn't justify the garments prices on my salary, their prices do fluctuate, sometimes they are lowered and that's the perfect time to grab a piece. They are definately worth the investment as they are made to a high standard custom fit and with love.
I only own one piece a sarong style dress with a African style print, which was a new style they were trying out for the summer last year.
As soon as my funds sort out themselves I got my eye on the Pink Kitty Halter Dress.
Black Rockabilly 50s PINK Kitty Cat Halter Dress $199.00 my dream dress at you can dream price. The other colour tone is less at $159.00
BLACK 50s Vintage stl BEADED SHIMMY MARTINI PARTY Dress $149.00
I would imagine that this would be something that would give you the 50s look, and maybe something that Dita Von Teese may of worn in the earlier years, before she focused on the 40's style, which somtimes makes her look like the most preserved Granny in the World. She should stick to modern or flirty 50s its more becoming on her.
I wish for an office job, I wish for an office job
My first pair of nylon stockings, I bought only last year from What Katie Did. I bought two pairs of classic seamed stockings in either chocolate. and one in white with black contrast. Unfortunately the chocolate pair had a fault in them, and after traveling 1.5hrs to get them, I couldnt go back to replace them. While I was their I also bought my first waist shaper girdle by Rago, which was highly recommend, but unfortuntely does very little shaping, so I quickly sold it on.
Armed with my new stockings, but with nothing to hold them up with, I started searching the internet for a vintage inspired number and came across this seller Kiss Me Quick on etsy.
I am not a slender girl but her powermesh girdle sucks me in and is ultra sexy. Now shes back selling her girdles which are used by burlesque artists.
Don't be Cross" Girdles, comes this very pretty number in a limited edition, 1940's inspired, pink and grey print!
This years contender as "Vampira", base is Morticia dress.
Last years costume "The Green Witch"
The backup "Dark Riding Hood," consists of glitter red corset, Healing Heart Hoodie, vintage sequin cape, ruffle skirt.
Ribbon Ruffle hoodie $54.00
I cant believe I have not posted about my favourite hat seller Hey Sailor!
She sells "ladies vintage inspired hats of distinction," her own words. Up onto yesterday on Etsy she was holding a special 48hr sale, where some of her most expensive hats were available for $110, a rarity, the sale is still on but the low discount is no longer available. I'm so upset why did I have to jack my job in? I only own one hat by Hey Sailor which I bought on sale (wearing it on my profile pic), but its beautiful, so I will have to hold out for the next sale.
My dream hat now $171.00
So far I have one, a beautiful acrylic knitted black dress with lavish sequin bow from the 60s.
Made by Pat Sandler for Wellmore it's a sad example of how boring modern day clothing has become, I rarely visit the shops and think, wow I must buy this!
Saturday, 17 October 2009
I cant understand why recession and possible the popularity of women such as Dita Von Teese has caused UK women to buy more then normally. All women should own nice lingerie sets, I have always bought nice lingerie, bra and panties set with matching girdles. I understand lingerie can be expensive, especially if you are a larger cup, which I am, but their are numerous outlets and ways to acquire lingerie for less. Sales are the best, Selfridges, Debenhams usually have the best sales, with John Lewis is good for designer brands. If you are a larger cup size you are often spoilt for choice. The Best place I find if you are no bigger then a E up is Tkmaxx, that where I have got some of my favorite sets often for £10, it does require you regularly to visit as you can miss out on some great brands, I spotted Elixar by Lejaby and Chantelle on some trips, but unfortunately I missed my size, but it definitely is worth a look.
New underwear is the ultimate mood lifter, it makes you look and feel sexy, how can that be a bad thing. It can also save relationships, sometimes relationships become stale and boring, in new lingerie you are a different women, so ditch those greying undies with the elastic coming through, your soul will thank you.
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