Friday, 31 October 2014

Halloween Harlequin Posing.....

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Good evening and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Once again, it's been more days than I'd like since my last blog post - this isn't due to the usual procrastination, for once!
I've been super busy with various projects......mainly the shop - listing loads of new vintage goodies. I've also been preparing for the big event which is Halloween: Getting the girls' costumes made and ready for their party........then working on mine, which is fun because I've recently gotten into stamp block carving and printing.......I found an old vintage skirt which made a fabulous cape and then acquired a bunch of old mismatched net curtains to make a collar; Gav and I argued over the size of the hat......haha - which we made from cardboard and covered in brown vintage tweedy fabric - using, might I add - very old carpet adhesive I'd been hoarding in the back of the kitchen cupboard - I knew it would serve it's purpose one day!!

Then I was ill all over the weekend into the beginning of this week - so I literally spent days in and out of bed and now I've a horrible cough and feel completely run down.......but enough whining though - worse things happen at sea they say - ARRRRRRR :)

So obviously, with a new costume comes the increasing need for a pose-y photoshoot. Luckily I had Gav at hand to be my makeshift photographer for a while, well at least until he got bored anyway.........yay - massively cheesey pictures!

I found my inspiration through Alison Goldfrapp - can you tell?

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So I'm now heading to the big city tonight to celebrate the big event - happy days :)

ps. I hate my new page layout, buttons picture - everything! I'm changing it at the first available moment - what was I thinking?!

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

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Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Goldfrapp Harlequin Clown

Thursday, 16 October 2014

My Vintage Sunglasses Collection


It's never been a secret that I like vintage sunglasses - in fact, pretty much anyone who knows me, knows I can't resist buying them. I thought that perhaps I had a fair few pairs.....maybe like 10 or something! But yes, it seems that perhaps I've deluded myself into thinking I'm indeed NOT a massive, serial sunglasses crazy person?!

Actually, even as I lay out my immediate collection in my bedroom, I know I have more lurking about the house somewhere - a red pair downstairs in the drawer for instance.

It might seem crazy, but only one pair here are true vintage, the others are merely vintage inspired - How did that happen?

Can you pick out the real vintage ones?

Friday, 10 October 2014

Vintage Crimplene Suits and Being Swallowed Up By Dresses and Such!


After having recently acquired a fair few (crate sized) bags of vintage clothing - most of which I'm selling in my newly opened vintage shop  (obviously, I'm keeping some pieces for myself too, it's only fair) but now my house is turning into a warehouse; first it was just contained to the living room.......3 big vintage suitcases constricted and hid away my stock and that was just peachy! Now, however; I have dresses and jumper drying on hangers on the back of doors; boxes and bags clutterer the dining table and everywhere you turn........argh!
Piles of things to be repaired and revived; the stock seems to have grown and multiplied through from the living room, into the hallway and up the stairs. There doesn't seem to be a single corner or surface which doesn't have something waiting to be bought and loved. It's like we're slowly being swallowed up by dresses, coats and such. Gav has been very good about the clutter too - but I've a feeling his patience will wear thin in time - I know mine will. Who knew that running your own business from home could be so messy? I need to get organised - seriously quick!

We've a plan - we'll I've a plan hopefully soon, life and work will become slightly more separated. I hope.

This little vintage suit was one of my recent finds. A rather quirky 60's crimplene number. I actually have another one too, a blue one - but I prefer this green one if I'm honest, especially whilst posing in white gloves and a vintage hat: it helps you know. Although I like it, I'm not sure I care for it enough to keep it, or infact wear it, which would be a shame!

We'll see!


Harrison likes a little pose with me...........or is that the other way around?!