30.9.11

Last sunny day in September!!

For a long time now, I've always hankered after a 'picture' skirt-I had a couple as a teenager and I think they make such a pretty summer skirt.

I was pleased to pick this one up at the boot sale this week for only 25p-I think its from the late 70s, early 80s and perfect for the scorching sunshine we are having today!! It really is an Indian summer for us at the moment, I hope it goes right through this weekend!!



The picture is of perfume bottles, mirrors,dressing tables and accessories. The skirt has a side button feature too and I'm wearing a black Zara cami top with it. The skirt to me has quite a 'Carrie' vibe to it, I've linked back to a previous Sex and the City vintage outfit post I did back in 2008-it shows that vintage never goes out of style, especially when its paired with something modern.





Wishing you all a really great weekend whatever you get up to. There are no vintage fashion fairs for me this weekend but I'm at Primrose Hill next Sunday. I'll be browsing the boot sales tomorrow and Sunday for late season bargains most probably!!

25.9.11

Thrift Inspiration, Helmut Lang style!!!

I've always loved the minimalism of Helmut Lang-the sharp lines, elagant silhouttes and  his use of black and white, denim and deconstruction in his style have made him a designer whose pieces I've always admired through the late 80s and 90s.

Net-A-Porter have a gorgeous range of the current collection, which is now under the creative direction of designers Michael and Nicole Colovos-money permitting I would love the leather and wool asymmetric dress and the Analog leather jacket-perfect for the 'Fetish' trend going on this coming season:

Still, I am more than consoled by this Fridays find at my local boot sale, this gorgeous buttersoft black leather deconstructed style bag by Helmut Lang for only £1.

It will go perfectly with my charity shop find earlier this week in my last post, my black waxed River Island skinny jeans. Its a perfect day to night bag and is already a favourite in my wardrobe! 


What style of bag will you be wearing for this coming season?

22.9.11

Thrift Inspiration, Fetish Rock Chic Style!!!

My favourite look for Autumn and Winter is the 'fetish' trend, or for me, its more of a rock chic look.

I love the Giles outfit below, featuring skinny black jeans and a feathered jacket. Many designers such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen are channeling this trend with feathers, fur, patent, leather and waxed denim, plus lots of red lippy which is certainly the order of the season for this look.


 


My take on this look was very recent at Toni and Guy for London Fashion Week. I do love skinny black trousers and the ones I wore above have a faux leather trim down both legs and were bought at River Island last winter. I wore my vintage Thierry Mugler jacket and 'I Love London' Topshop tee with them for the evening.

Net A Porter have black waxed skinny jeans available for this season, Burberry Brit (above) are £225 and Ksubi (left) are £185. These style jeans are perfect for day to night wear and can easily be glammed up or dressed down with a cardi or hand knit jumper for casual day wear.







As I love this look and you can never have too many skinny black trousers or jeans, I was pleased to find these waxed black skinny jeans by River Island for £6 in my local Barnados charity shop this week.


They don't have too much hanger appeal but look great on-I'll do an outfit post with them soon!!

I know they will be perfect for a day look with a cosy knit or fur bolero and for night, with a tailored tuxedo or a leather black biker jacket. What look is inspiring you for Autumn and Winter?

20.9.11

London pop up vintage fair at Hampstead and Cision Top 10 Vintage Blog

This Sunday was the pop up vintage fashion fair at Hampstead and it really was a very decadent and enjoyable affair. As you can see, their vintage cafe sells a delicious array of homemade cakes and cupcakes, which not only look good but are very tasty indeed!! We treated ourselves to a gin and tonic cupcake and a red velvet cupcake!!





The fair was held in Hampstead Town Hall and was busy with lovely stallholders and customers a plenty!! The pictures I took are of the main hall, we were situated in the smaller hall across the first floor landing.






























It was a really great day out and it was good to be able to have a mix of different pieces on the stall for all our lovely customers too!!






























Check out my links to all the vintage fashion fairs on the right for future dates and venues-it would be great to see you at any and you're bound to bag a vintage bargain or two!!




























It was also fabulous to receive an email from Cision (a global media intelligence provider) to say I was in the Top Ten Vintage Fashion Blogs again-thanks so much!! Congratulations to Vintage Vixen and Penny Dreadful Vintage who also have top spots in the Cision list too!!

17.9.11

Toni & Guy at London Fashion Week S/S 12

On Thursday evening, Christopher and I made our way to Somerset House for the Toni & Guy Hair-Fashion show at London Fashion Week.


Naomi Campbell opened the show- Hair Meet Wardrobe, which showcased four different categories- Casual, Classic, Glamour and Creative.


Over 60 models took to the catwalk to promote the new range. The show was fantastic and it was great to leave with a goody bag of the new Hair Meet Wardrobe styling products too




























Queueing to get in and once inside we were treated to champagne, pimms and canapes.






































Love this chair!!






















Two rows back from Naomi Campbell!!
























Matthew Williamson and Olivia Palermo front row


The after show party was held at the Hospital Club, with canapes and drinks again being served and music by DJ Dan Lywood.

Toni & Guy are already a major presence at London Fashion Week-they've worked it backstage for over 15 seasons, so it was a great honour to be at their first ever Hair-Fashion show which kicked off London Fashion Week. Thanks to Halpern for our invite too, we had a awesome time!!


12.9.11

MIA and Vintage Fashion Fair

Hi everyone!! I've been away for quite a while, trying to get into a work and school routine and I've also enjoyed just reading everyones blogs without commenting or doing new posts-very lazy but just the mood I've been in really!!


Yesterday was the vintage fashion fair at Primrose Hill which Christopher came along to, so he could take photos with his 'new kit' (18th birthday present and a set up for future freelancing) and also to do some shopping in Camden.


We all had a fabulous day-apologies for not posting the event beforehand, but I now have updated my blog on the right hand side so a link to the fair is on here, so feel free to check out future dates by clicking the link through to the website.


Here are my favourite pictures he took of my stall-if you want to see all his pictures, then check out his facebook page link on the right hand side of my blog:








































Me checking out some bargains!!












I hope you all have a great week-thanks for all your fabulous comments you've been leaving for me and a big thanks to all my readers and followers too. I hope to resume a fairly normal service of commenting back very soon, I just need to get my blog mojo back!!!

2.9.11

My Best Summer Thrift Find, some Lee Bender at Bus Stop!

Hi everyone!! Firstly a big thanks to you all who commented on my new header, I was the 'muse' for my sons holiday college project and I decided to use the photos for my blog-thanks Chris!

During one of my thrifting trips last month I visited one of my favourite shops, which is my local town's Salvation Army. Whilst rummaging the rails, I was totally amazed to find this vintage 70s navy floral blouse by Lee Bender at Bus Stop no less!! The thrill of finding this by thrifting is as fabulous as finding an Ossie Clark or Jean Varon, the pieces being so rare and covetable. Its relatively easy to track these down on ebay, but generally at a cost, so to find this on the rails was a real pleasure indeed and is my favourite blouse for sure!!



I'm wearing it as a jacket with a simple black vest underneath and a pair of Levi's skinnies which I've had for a few years now.


Today has been a real scorcher weatherwise and hubby and I went for a lovely walk in one of our favourite Essex country parks.

Wishing you all a really lovely weekend, heres hoping the weather stays gorgeous for the next 48 hours!!

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