Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Purchasing and Lusting

(from left to right, Oasis dress, dress and jacket, both Topshop)

I finally got the Oasis dress I had blogged about previously, it was reduced to £35!!! I ummed and aahed over it for hours, do I need it? can I afford it? The answer to both is probably no but I couldn't resist. I have promised myself that if it is not perfect once i've tried it on then I will return it! I may end up getting it altered as I am between sizes but a thin belt may remedy this.

Yesterday I also tried on the MiuMiu-tastic dress from Topshop, it is divine but £50 and rather short (nothing that some opaque tights couldn't cope with though!). I may still get my hands on it but I fear it will sell out as its such a catwalk copy; which is not something I'm particularly a fan of but I really admired the Miu Miu dresses of last season and would never be able to afford the original.

The jacket is something I actually need, it would be better with full length sleeves! It's not in my local store so I can't try it on, it looks like it would be a flattering fit though.

I was going to make a post about some ebay finds but pickings are so slim, last night when I was debating the Oasis dress I went on both UK and US ebay to see if I could find anything vintage that I would rather have but there really wasn't a lot. Maybe my taste is changing but I am struggling to find exceptional dresses...maybe they've all been bought!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Clara Bow

My idol and definitely my favourite (in aesthetic terms) silent film actress. I am still trying to get my hair into the perfect Clara Bow fuzz!

Watch 'It' for a perfect example of her charms, its light fluffy stuff in cinematic terms but still very cute and funny, and the fashion is to die for.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

More Polyvore Dreaming...

All Topshop :-S

Ever since I started this blog I've found myself looking at 'new' clothes more and more. I still love vintage but I think I have less inspiration as I haven't been buying or seeing any great vintage pieces. I used to rely on Ebay to deliver me with vintage gems but there seems to be a dearth of quality items on there at the moment.

Monday, 22 September 2008

Bows, Bows and more Bows

Moschino dress
Topshop shoes
Rodarte sunglasses
Topshop hairband
Pamela Mann stockings
Valentino Bag

Even I'm making myself sick of them now.... I would still like to possess every item here though...

This was my first experiment on Polyvore hence it looking a bit clunky. I can see myself getting slightly addicted to it though!

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I am doing them. Slowly getting back into things ready for the term to start again. I am tight on money so have tried not to think about my increasing desire to kit myself out in a new wardrobe!

(Photograph: Alastair Grant/AP) from The Guardian

However a small nod to London Fashion Week. I'm almost ashamed to say that I liked the PPQ show as it does seem to be the domain of Peaches Geldof and Daisy Lowe. But it was lovely and girly!

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Is a day to enjoy Physics and not think about clothes!

I'm catching all the news from Cern at BBC Radio 4's website!

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Bettie Page Clothing

A kind of recent discovery. I've always been aware of Stop Staring clothes but have only just started looking at Bettie Page Clothing. Their dresses are similar in style and are made of the same stretch bengaline fabric.

I have a Stop Staring dress with a sailor collar and full skirt. I really like it and if these kind of clothes weren't so expensive I'd definitely invest in more. You can get a better deal by searching on Ebay US and avoid custom charges too!