Friday, 31 December 2010

Upstairs Downstairs- Episode 2

The second eposide was darker in tone, Mosley and his black shirts made their appearence, death and new life came to the house. But for me it was all about the interiors. Lime and grey pattern floral wall paper go well, you'd have thought it?
Baroque style and a leopprint throw aren't too much?

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Upstairs Downstairs-

I had a merry Christmas and it was certainly different to last year. It always interesting to observe other families traditions.
The thing about celebrating Christmas elsewhere is you don't have control of the remote so I missed all of Upstairs Downstairs as there were other programs that peole wanted to watch.

BBC blurb. Revival of the iconic '70s series. Portrayal of life in a London townhouse in 1936, where the fates of the servants "downstairs" and their masters "upstairs" are intimately linked.

Episode 1

I was glad to the screen for the fashions in clothing and interiors.

Quote of the episode
Mother-in law Maude to Lady Agnes about her monkey Solomon.
"Every morning as soon as he sees me open my eyes,he applauds me.
I can't tell you what a confidence boaster that is."

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Inspiration from Barbie the Ultimate Girl

IMAGE fabgabs

IMAGE SwiftFoxVintage

IMAGE thevintagecup

I have two vintage barbie dolls, a Swirl and a Fashion Queen, before I transferred to real clothing I collected dolls clothes. So who better to be inspired by but a gal named Barbie.

Two tone Christmas dress $67.20
Vintage gold mesh belt $12
Gold mesh purse $14

Eleen Fashions blog features a posting about Silken Flame design she created for a customer.

Have a a fabulous and stylish Merry ChristmasU

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Have I missed out because I am a new snob?

I was reading Lauren's recent blog post @ Wearing History of the benefits of learning to sew your own vintage styled clothes. The ovbious reasoning is, it means your not wearing out your treasures and can preserve them for the next generation. Get those fab designs in your size and also save some of that hard earned cash. If you are sewing challenged you can also go repro on etsy.

image credits Jitterbuggin

image credits violavintage

While internet browsing I found shebycindy, the designs are inspired by Joan in Mad Men, you wont get much change from $150 but the chances of you actual getting a vintage item that looks like Joan outifts are very slim.

image credit shebycindy

Another I found and she has a blog Eleena Designs
TheBlackPinafore, rocketbetty and jacksdaughter on etsy for knitwear try greetzfromtiz also on etsy.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Deadstock on Etsy

image credit craftycrowvintage Dresses priced at $68 & $74.

Beyond Retro is now online

Ultimate 90s Christmas Juimper £18

For years Beyond Retro vintage London has been considered the place to shop for vintage finds at non boutique prices. I however have never found that gem, perhaps I don't visit frequently enough, but so I am not left out I can shop online.

Dresses £55 each
Love the charming blue dress with the fabric buttons.

Dresses £50
Love the lace detail on the bustline of the mocha dress.

Dresses £35
Love the black flared dress, if you are offended by fur you could remove the tails and substitue for large tassels.

image credits beyondretro

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Another Gift to Myself

Not beautiful, but more practical then shoes from Next Outlet which, either fall apart in record time or require costly repairs as they arent made properly.

Monday, 6 December 2010

I am obsessed with Bakelite and Lucite

Earlier in the year, I went to Grays antique Market and had great diffculty finding one that would go over my palm. Having nothing better do I have been searching ebay and etsy for fabulous finds.

Be careful of a good bargain

You remember that dress I was terribly chuffed at getting for a bargain? Well its taupe in colour and not the off white possible grey hue as pictured. Im hoping a good clean will lighten the shade or perhaps replacing the ribbon will help its appearence.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

If Santa Exist

MIB Richard Hudnut Jeweled Tree Of Life Compact & Lipstick Set in Case $159 @ comptastic

Paris Bound

I went to Paris for a Podiatry conference in April, and I could feel it, the unrest, the uncertainty, I felt the same in Germany, a loss of...