Monday, 31 August 2009

Apologies again and black suede shoes!

Again I apologise for the lack in postings and unfortunately they will become a lot more sporadic as I am relocating in a week and starting my MA so I will be very busy and most likely without internet for quite a while! Not sure how I will cope!

Anyway I started this post a while ago so figured I would quickly post it, I'm on the hunt for black suede shoes....

These Chie Mihara shoes are absolutely amazing, 40's ish but with a modern touch, why do her shoes have to be so expensive though! (Well I know they're not Louboutin prices but they're still very much out of my price range)You can find them at here at ASOS, they're £235.

I like these Melissa shoes as well, these ones are still made out of rubber but they've got a flocked/suede like outer. Melissa are great if you're vegan/don't wear leather as well!

Not a great image but for a better look go to here, to Topshop where you can buy these for £75.

I'm also hankering after a cropped swing style jacket (these are the only kind that suit me, anything that hits my hips is very unflattering) but I can't quite find a picture of what I'm after, once autumn hits I'll start the search in earnest I think...

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Winter Suits!

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts!

I've been starting to wish for winter to kick in, I know, terrible isn't it?! I just detest being hot and like winter clothes far more than revealing flesh in the summer!

This autumn/winter I've been thinking about a suit. This is an impractical thought for many reasons, firstly I can't really afford one, secondly I'm likely only to have a part time job this coming year so not sure if I'd get much wear out of it and thirdly I'm not actually sure I could pull one off!

Nevertheless I keep looking at them!
Behold these examples, all active on Ebay UK at the moment...

Link here buy it now for £65 (love this, although the short sleeves might be impractical)

Link here (this one looks beautifully cut!)

Link here (Love the pleats!)

That's all for now! Happy suit hunting!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Hair Inspiration: Bangs but no Bettie Page!:

Paulette Goddard, above, looking insanely beautiful with bangs styled in a variety of ways

Barbara Stanwyck, again impossibly beautiful! I really need see Double Indemnity!

I have bangs (or a fringe as we in the UK know it!) and I don't want to grow it out. A lot of 1940's and 50's styles are bang-less so I wanted to showcase some lovely styles that did include bangs! The obvious example is Bettie Page but I think her look is over done somewhat, I like how soft and adaptable these styles are. I desperately need a hair cut, I trim my fringe myself and always do a bit of a botch job! I'm planning on going to Nina's Hair Parlour as soon as I move to London!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

The dress no one wanted...

I was becoming a bit desperate for money and decided I was going to part with one of my 1940's evening dresses. I dutifully photographed it and up it went on ebay. However it appeared that no one wanted it...well one person wanted it and put in an offer of £18....cheeky or what!

I'm keeping it now, I tried it on again (I didn't want to before in case it made me want to keep it!) It fit's perfectly so I'm glad to keep it although I could use the cash!

Here's the ebay pic, it looks big there but it's actually a 12 on my tiny half manikin (I'm not so good at pinning it seems)

It has the most beautiful buttons and sash, I just need to go out more so I can actually wear it!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

That most joyful yet depressing of things: The Wish List! (Part 2!)

I'd really like most of the remix vintage shoes site personally delivered to me...

They're not cheap unfortunately but one day.....

Actual vintage clothing: I'd rather like some 1940's cardigans but can't really find any! I'm contemplating asking my nan to knit me one although I'm not sure she likes knitting that much nowadays :-S

These are all from this site where you can buy patterns. The models in those pictures are so tiny!

Dresses: I'd like some cotton 40's dresses for everday, some spectacular 30's dresses (not sure where I'd wear them though...)

30's dress, perhaps something like this
40's dress, perhaps not for everday but wow!

I think I've had enough of torturing myself now...