Sunday, 18 March 2012

On its Way


I had to get this pot unfortunately I had to contend with a phantom bidder who likes to push prices up but never intends to buy, because they always bid days before. So I ended up paying the same amount as you would for a pot in a good condition, but as they hardly come up, Im okay about that.

On its way

My first 50s skirt from eBay! I was able to do an offer as it had been on the site a while as a Buy it Now option. I have always wanted a skirt but the shops charged to much and never have my size. The prices are less on etsy but still high for my sizeand customs will have a field day. I did have to pay a cutoms fee, I have been buying quite a few low value items from America so it was bound to happen.

Dress like

If you look hard you will findimage credited to Fintage
image credited to plattermatter

Dress like

The searching continues heres a dress from the same designer as what Fintage is wearing
Fvintage image credited www.fintage.net

Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Egg Hunt

Have you been Covent Garden recently? There are 26 Egg around the square, I managed to find these beauties. I also stopped for a lovely PB Cupcake from Ella's one word, delish.






Thursday, 8 March 2012

Today

I went to the launch of Lola and Grace new store at Westfield Stratford(sister range of Swarovski). I enjoyed many tasty appetisers which included mini burgers, mini portion of scampi and chips. Earlier on I also managed to grab a £50 voucher (swap old jewellery for new) and additional 20% of my purchases so I didn't pay a thing. While the staff managed to create a great buzz, they laughed danced and gave out full size drinks of sparkling wine and orange juice while the DJ played on; I did wonder if anyone actual paid to get jewellery. Lola and Grace is an affordable range designed for teens. I'm not sure what teen would of paid £43 for the set I got for free, or the £27-£35 for plastic or fabric bracelets adorned with sparkles



Did you managed to get Marni? I managed to pass the h&m twice today to checkout the range. At 2 o'clock most of the jewellery (men's gone) had gone and 5 designs of the clothes. By 6.30pm their was diminished stock sizes but most of the range was still their including the bags. I can't say I wanted to be anything it was all designed for straight up and down girls and silk featured strongly, it looked like that type that crushed easily if you moved and sat down. It nice to know that people of Stratford are not completely a slave to fashion or maybe the eBayers were not able to visit.

Monday, 5 March 2012

loveSpyVintage

Fintage 365 days of vintage is over, inspired by they way she puts her outfits together I have resolved to take more care to complete my vintage looks and I have purchased my first 50s circle skirt.
So when I spotted this amazing look I had to share, its from Lovespyvintage on ebay.


OMG PRINT!
Its is priced at $158.99 but to be honest when are you ever gone to find something like this again. I would indulge if I could but you know the customs charge is sure to be a bitch.
All images are credited to lovespyvintage.

Friday, 2 March 2012

It blows

Today was a day of broken appointments. I was meant to be at the hospital today but they cancelled the day before, nightmare really as I lost a days work to be able to attend, and in these climates who can really afford to lose a days pay. On the phone the phone the lady was like "we will send you a letter for when you come again", and I was like "actual I had to book time off to be able to come how about I tell you when I can come." I think she was surprised maybe she forgot there are people who still have jobs.
The day before I had stayed in to start packing to move elsewhere, I have the money and this place doesn't work for me, it never did really it just I couldn't afford anything else. So I wanted to explore because I hardly have a Friday off. I wanted to look at some vintage so I want to Angel islington to have a look at the shops that still exist. Its slowly becoming uber fashionable and this has priced out alot of the good vintage places that used to be there. The only shops I could afford to buy stuff in was Dreamtime( when it was jewellery),Cloud Cuckoo Nine and Annie. Now er days I'm too big for Dreamtime, and short of funds to shop in Cloud Cuckoo and I have only bought one thing from Annie due to the prices. Vintage clothing shops in London is fast becoming only for the rich and famous. I noticed another relatively new vintage shopping offering lovely men's and women's clothing down Camden Passage, I cant remember the name but the shop is quite large and features men's and women's beautiful layed out. The ladies clothes were pristine and mainly sourced from LA, okay you would need £150 for a dress but this stuff locked new, I saw 50s cotton dresses in bright colours. No mends, sweat stains they were perfection.
After that fruitless look I then went to Goldhawk Road for Shepherds Bush Market I was on the look out for the lobster print fabric, which has been featured on quite a few sewing blogs in 2011, I spotted it here http://asewingodyssey.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-came-early.html. At £4.50 metre I didn't sweat to much. I then Dave Horatha and Co but no the Co is removed. I could of cried the once great shop filled to the brim with every kind of sensible fabric you could find, had been replaced with lots of furnishings, cushions, bedlinen and a tiny bit fabric. It was the only fabric not owned by Asians, now had change for ever. Disappointed again of the disappearance of more gems (one of a kind shops) I travelled to Alfie's Antique Market to get my lamp. I want to gaze at the window of "The Girl Cant Help it" and its gone, the owner has gone back to America and that's a really shame it had the best looking window displays and attracted people to visit it. It was too be expected high rents mean expensive items. I could never afford to spend £200 on a cotton dress but still it was a shame. The Ian Brompton shop was closed so I couldn't get my lamp.
Think its time to spread my wings to other towns for affordable vintage.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dress of the Year


image credit bohemianbisoux

If i was not moving I would buy this even though it wouldn't fit and also I spent alot of money on holiday.

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...