Sunday, 29 March 2009

Looking ahead to summer

Ok I handed in a big chunk of my degree work on friday so have a little more time to blog, at least for a while before things get hectic again.

Each year I ponder swimsuits, So I thought I'd present my research so far on vintage style suits...

Toast Magenta Bather £65

BHS large spot swimsuit from £22
Jasmine Guiness for Oli ruched suit £29.36
Jasmine Guiness for Oli heart suit £30Oli Polka Dot suit in red and black £30

So a decent selection so far. The budget options, the Oli and BHS suits are pretty nice designs if a little too much with the polka dots however I think summer makes polka dots more acceptable... The more expensive options are unfortunately my favourite ones, I do have a Toast high waisted bikini but it is a bit big :-( plus I think my stomach needs to be covered! I like the magenta bather best but £65 is quite a lot when my only swimming options are Brighton beach. The what katie did one looks gorgeous too and looks to be a flattering fit, again it's rather expensive, but a swimsuit is a bit of an investment if you take care of it.

Of course it would be great to get an actual vintage swimsuit but I always seem to be a bit unlucky with them, they're always too big or too small. I will start searching on ebay in the coming months but there are also issues with how sellers measure suits and how much stretch a suit has considering it's age.

I realise this post is a little premature but I figured I'd end up forgetting about the suits I'd found when it actually comes round to the time of buying one!

Thursday, 5 March 2009

I know I'm a bit late but

I was just on the Guardian website and got very excited by a glimpse of the Moschino show at Milan FW. I hopped over to to see more....

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I sincerely hope some of this show gets ripped off by the high street! I had a quick look around Topshop and H&M the other day and both were pretty pitiful. The high street just doesn't really engage me at the moment. However, high street shoes are still good but prices have gone up which is no good at all for me as I am always broke!