Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Been a slow month

I haven't posted as I have been lazy and been ill. I'm still completing the vogue dress, actually I spent four days sewing it to near completion, however I have yet to complete the buttons holes (problems with even spacing) and the hem (waiting to buy an attachment as hand sewing a curved hem to laborious. Trying to complete my assignment for my NCFSE LEVEL 2 in Diversity which I should have already submitted to receive corrections.
I didn't have the opportunity to visit the exhibit as it was happening during the lean months. I have to say this is probably one of the weakest exhibit books I have seen which has been in association with V & A, their are alot of stock, pictures inside, very view of the outfits on display.


I picked up Half the Sky because of the book cover, it is a very inspirational book and gave me some much needed perspective.

all images credited to www.amazon.co.uk
I haven't posted as I have been lazy and been ill. I'm still completing the vogue dress, actually I spent four days sewing it to near completion, however I have yet to complete the buttons holes (problems with even spacing) and the hem (waiting to buy an attachment as hand sewing a curved hem to laborious.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

SILHOUETTE MACHINE GIVEAWAY!!!!

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How amazing is this, think of the many that could be customised and given as presents. Grosgrainfabulous blog is giving this beauty as a price so to find out more and to entry click the link above.

Friday, 6 May 2011

Hot Days






I love the idea of wearing vintage 50s Hawaiian or Tiki inspired clothes in the summer, but I not too keen on the price so here are some more purse friendly examples. What about turning a mens shirt into a top? And I even managed to find a purse friendly 50s Hawaiian dress for the small bust. I love the Tiki bamboo 2 piece, unfortunately the skirt waist is too small.

New Blog to Follow

If you havn't all ready visit this blog for amazingly stylish older ladies and gents and they have great pearls of wisdom to give out. http://advancedstyle.blogspot.com/.

Thanks Dita!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Dazzle this Summer



image credit studio1950 on Etsy.
I have wanted a sequin cardigan ever since I saw my two Aunt get one at the tender age of 16. I purchased a beaded and sequin cardigan in okay condition for £45 in Covent Garden that same year. I was horrible chuffed until I realised I could of bought it of eBay in better condition. It may be sunny out there but there is one hell of a cold breeze, I need to wrap up.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Shopping Spree



New Trench Coat at clearance from TKMaxx. image credit www.tkmaxx.com
I also bought a mellow yellow cropped tie shirt with red bean print from the same brand with buttons inscribed happy on them.
I really wanted a cotton dress after trying on 1,2 & 5 I bought dress 1.
I adore dress 2 its ultra flattering for ladies with junk in there trunk, it flares out from the waist, and has netting trim underneath to make the full skirt stand out, unfortunately its man made. If you have a bust then its advisable to try on the smaller size, this brings down the neckline and makes the dress fitted at the waist.
Dress 4 wasn't in the shop but looks like it could be a hit with the bottom heavy.image credit for dresses 1-5 www.newlook.co.uk.

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...