Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Sooo Much Work and Diaghelev

Sorry I've gone AWOL I have two massive presentations at uni but after next Monday they will be done! Its ok Etta James is keeping me company.
I went to the Diagalev Exhibition at the V&A the other day so enjoy some cheeky photos!
I will be back asap. I'm still keeping up with all you lovelys don't worry!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Hair play and Autumn/Winter in a bowl

Hi everyone! Just thought i'd drop in to say hello. Don't you love Autumn? I really love it except this year I have to embrace it much more as our house is from 1830 with no double glazing. So its freezing! Yesterday whilst doing some work I decided to make some mulled wine to warm me up and god did it work!

Yes I made two glasses and yes I drank both of them myself
I also pincurled my hair for yesterday. Having had short hair for quite a while and not doing it all the time like I intended.
(apologies for the crap photos night time is rubbish to do them)

I have to admit I felt pretty nutty professor when I took it out but it calmed down during the day once it was pinned and sprayed.
I went out to a gig in the evening and wore the Joan dress, complete with all those pesky adjustments.
Big apologies on the state of this picture it was 3am when I took it.
A different corner of my room for ya too!
If anyone has any hair tips for short hair I'd love to hear them!
Happy Autumn

Monday, 18 October 2010

Outfit Post!

Roll up, I actually bothered to do an outfit post yay! I'm crap at trying to do outfit posts, mainly because I make a real effort on the days I go to uni, and the other days I slob about in whats comfy to do work in etc. One can't be glamourous all the time, especially when one is a student with holes in every pair of trousers, leggings, tights she owns and has no spare moneys to replace them!
So here goes, I wore one of my favorite vintage pieces today.

Looks a bit sad on the hanger but I got it in a Vintage shop in Brighton for £10 so one can't complain

You can see its had a tough life being raw silk and all, it's fraying lots. The zigzag stitching has kept it ok for 40 years but I think it would be good to give it some TLC and overlocking,
The thing I love about Vintage also is that you get echo's of other people that owned it before.
Here is a little mistake where they've patched the collar

Et Voila! This is a typical way for me to wear this dress, the cardi is from a charity shop, the belt is so old I don't remember and the boots are from Aldo

Its hard to see in the other photo's but my earrings are from Brighton Antiques market

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Film Weekly Summer

This is one from the 1930's and includes countless movie stars and cute little illustrations

This little dress is my favorite as well as the little suit that the lady in the chair is wearing
Even the adverts are sexy and kool. Who wouldn't want a lipstick thats called Tattoo

Thursday, 14 October 2010

God Damn Barbera Streisand!

My Parisian dress is a total failure. As I suspected.
Luckily it should go to a new home with my friend Rosie who doesnt mind mini dresses.
Alas I am gutted. The sleeves are too tight, the bust is too small and it has turned into a mini dress! It was a Burda pattern but in my ignorence at the time i cut my normal dress size I love the pattern though. but next time I am making it a size up. and way longer
Ce La Vie! Photos of this disaster follow.

I am annoyed with my 19 year old self for not having decent sizing knowledge and bothering to make a dress in nice fabric.
I have no mannequin at present but it looks better on a figure then crumpled on a hanger
Even after slicing into the facing it still doesn't wanna stay down
It really does suck as I loved this fabric and now can't find it again. I have enough left for a skirt or maybe a jacket but still!
Ah well. Mistakes happen to the best of us!

Monday, 11 October 2010

Historical Hearthrobs

Had to be done sometime or another. I have almost finished my Parisian dress but am too lazy to finish the sleeve tonight as its the third time i've done it. So instead I will show you Beautiful images of Beautiful men.
Basque in the gorgeousness...

Rudolf Valentino

Yum Cary Grant

Saturday, 9 October 2010

University Has Decended

Apologies for the lack of posts, I have just started back at Uni and am inundated with work but I will update with all things sewingy and 1920's-ey too soon, I have to study Evelyn Waugh's Vile Bodies, a study on the 1920's Parisian Luxury Trade and Virginia Woolf's The Years.
I'm very Exited but really snowed under. Normal service will resume soon...

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Le Petit Echo de la Mode 1941

I have a few vintage magazines that I recently aquired including a couple of Le Petit Echo de la Modes from 1941 to 1943. I thought you might enjoy them as I find magazines invaluble research sources, They are all autumn Issues and I would have thought it came out weekly. I will post them up seperately so keep a lookout!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

You Were Never Lovelier - Trailer

What I can see from my bed

Freshers flu has got me again. Only this time I'm not a fresher and it probably isn't the flu. But I decided to stay in bed anyway, I'm back in Brighton today complete with a fab new iPhone 4 which was a totally unexpected present from my Dad! So I will spend until lunchtime surfing and playing ridiculous games and loading up my "Sewing Kit" app I found, It's like a little sewing planner, Fab! As well as sniffling and drinking tea.
I thought I'd try out the Camera instead of my SLR today. Partly because I can't be bothered to go to the foot of the bed to get it.
So here is what I can see from my bed.

Yup It really is that early

My haphazard drawers, The perfume bottles were bought at Brighton Market and the Matryoshka Doll was a gift from my Grandma Eileen (photo behind and here)

My newly organized sewing stuff. See inside here

The biggest baddest atomic teacup you ever did see!
Another Antique Shop find! The beads and clip ons are all from Brighton Antiques Market
I've been meaning to post up about this for ages! This was the best thing I've ever come across in a Charity Shop.
There it was tucked away in the corner. Litrally one of my favorite films ever and an original movie poster for £9!
Its sooo Beautiful!!!
Might attempt some sewing once i'm done wallowing, It's my housemate Lucys Birthday today 21! I want something to go out in later...
Joan dress has been worn countless times recently and still needs a few tweaks so I think I might leave her at home tonight.
Happy Birthday Lucy!

We both look goofy, trying out my phone camera hah!

Saturday, 2 October 2010

What Era are You?

I thought this was an interesting question as most of us stick to a particular era we idolise, I was always a dress up little girl, but my style has evolved from princessy 50's frocks.

so. What era do you emulate and most admire?

My current favorite era is a bit of a cop out really. I love late 1950's to early 1960's at present,
I love Jackie O, Sheath dresses, Little twinsets, Skirt suits, and figure hugging hourglass clothes.
But I have been into 30's, 40's and frilly 50's styles throughout my clothing life, occasionally I go back to these era's for a revisit, but If i'm sewing I tend to stick to this era.
So I'd love to know.
What Era are You?