Monthly Archives: September 2011

Vintage Finds


Since leaving my student life behind and becoming a 9-5’er (using the term loosely there), I’ve been discovering what weekends are about again. One thing I seriously missed was spending Saturday trawling around Brick Lane, trying to find other peoples old clothes at less than extortionate prices, got to love vintage eh?

After a month or so of spending my newly free Saturdays lying in bed/nursing a hangover/attempting to sort out my life and because a friend asked me to go, I finally made it up there and picked up some bargains, which I thought I’d share. I would have taken pics of myself wearing them but, when have you seen pictures of me on here? Do you even know what I look like? Well, actually pretty normal, except I’m not sure if I like my new ginger hair, and if I put this post off any longer it’ll never get finished.



Cobalt Blue Peg Leg Jumpsuit, £22, Beyond Retro

Polka Dot Shift Dress, £15, Absolute Vintage

Polka Dot Shirt (Does actually look good on), £10, Vintage Basement

Bag, £22, Absolute Vintage

Specs, £10, a market. (Obvs having my lens put in at Specsavers, I don’t where clear frame glasses, I’m not a dick.)

Pina Colada in a pineapple, £4.

N.B. I also got a lovely purple playsuit from The Vintage Store, but I’m in the process of altering it so I haven’t taken a picture. However, have to give the guys there a thank you for looking for my favourite Ray Bans (left them in some shoes apparently, and I really needed my face hiding) whilst I carried on shopping else where, heroes.

SGC N-Y-C Fall 2011

Ooops sorry, I forgot to post this when I first got it, another quick one as I’m off for a much needed drink. Just check out this video from SGC N-Y-C. If you’re eager to work the texture trend, partial to a bit of leather and have a panache for looking a little grungy then you might want to hide your credit card.

Best of the Blogs: Le Blow


I know that my blog posting has been an absolute shambles recently, but I’m still managing to read the best of the blogs. One I can’t get enough of is fashion and lifestyle site, Le Blow, written by a “collective of witty women-in-the-know”.

Their unique style and opinions make the basics like fashion, music and relationships a far better read than your standard glossy mag, since these ladies have nothing holding them back. This said, what I really frickin’ love about Le Blow are the inspired features such as WTF?, Stereotyped and How to… written using their own experiences and vices, they say what you’re thinking and tell you things you never knew you needed to know.

Storm Rose Gold Watches

[Insert standard bad blogger apology] I promise I’ll start posting more often soon, I just need to pick up some momentum, as for this post I have the time it takes to eat half a bowl of cous cous and an apple to write it (basically it might be a little short).

So, whilst sifting through my emails (seriously, fashion week is the fashion spammers dream) I came across something from Chase PR about Storm watches, which caught my eye. The main reason being that I have been a fan of Storm for a while, stylish, hardwearing and they tell you the time, what more do you need from a watch? The other reason being that, they are a girly twist on a masculine piece, more precisely traditional Storm watches but with Rose Gold. Adding a feminine touch to the chunkier styles makes them perfect to wear with the androgynous trend that’s planning to stick around.

Corinne Day – The Face

Another amazing fashion photography exhibition is in town, and it is perfect for losing yourself in on a wet September afternoon. Gimpel Fils are showcasing Corinne Day THE FACE, a collection of photos the self-taught photographer took for the boundary breaking magazine in 1991. The focal point of the exhibition is one of Day’s most famous sitters, Kate Moss, in what are some of her most iconic images to date.

Corinne Day THE FACE is being exhibited at Gimpel Fils from 1st September – 1st October 2011.

Regal Rose


On Friday I had another I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR moment, which was recused by my amazing accessories chest. Don’t underestimate what two belts, a scarf made into a bow and a roll of the sleeves can do to an old dress!

Recently, my accessories box was topped up by Regal Rose, a fab brand I first came across on Etsy. Whilst I love their jewellery (the double cross ring was the start of my order), their outfit changing accessories really set them apart. With my current navajo obsession I had to get the feather shoulder clips, perfect for updating some of my barely worn summer pieces.

With a selection of gorgeous arm and ear cuffs, to make a change from earrings and bracelets, and unique pieces including hand and body harnesses, I will definitely be investing in more pieces soon.






Lanvin AW11/12 Campaign

I don’t think I have to explain the genius of this advert. Kudos to Lanvin for creating easily the best ad campaign we’re going to see all season.