“For the past 80 years, Lacoste has been synonymous with casual elegance. From sportsmen, style-savvy boys and girls, to an older more classic generation. The iconic polo shirt has been adopted across the globe in line with its Unconventional Chic philosophy. Lacoste has been constantly reinventing itself thanks to cutting edge designers such as Christophe Lemaire, and more recently Felipe Oliviera Baptisita. The brand offers a wide colorful, and effortlessly stylish range”
To celebrate Lacoste are running a competition with LOOKBOOK. nu and I was sent some lovely clothes from the lovely people at Lacoste, to style up however I want to and post my look on my LOOKBOOK. nu and be in with the chance to win £1000 and maybe have a chance to get my look exhibited in a London gallery!
I was sent some really great pieces but my favourite were the two dresses. The checked dress I decided to make into a shirt and pair with my black pleated midi-skirt, clutch bag, heels and a bow tie, Lacoste clothing is quite sporty so I wanted to make my look more me, make it a bit more girly and dressy. This is the outfit I decided to go for my LOOKBOOK. nu entry. The second dress , the stripe dress felt so comfy to wear so I just put it with clothes I wear every day, my vintage jacket and my satchel, there’s a bit of a colour/print clash but I like it, its definitely an outfit will be wearing through the week for work ect.
What a gorgeous weekend it was, London was boiling hot so my weekend was spent eating out and drinking with friends, enjoying an old man’s boom box right in the middle of Brixton town on Friday night and Sunday was spent lounging in Brockwell park playing with the dog, reading the Sunday papers and Soaking up the gorgeous London sun.
Another LATE post, but better late than never I suppose! A couple of weeks ago I attended the new Beyond Retro store launch in Dalston, I went along with my friend Emma and met up with my friend Jaharn from Vintage Lover www.vintagelover.com .
The store is amazing jam packed in every nook and cranny with vintage treasures! As usual my eye roamed to anything bursting with sequins and there was a lot of it to look through! I couldn’t actually be bothered to ram raid the rails as it was so busy, so I ended up purchasing a black turban for when the weather decides to go cold again! On top of the lovely vintage there was also a steady supply of Kopparberg, food, live music and lovely people, two of them being fellow bloggers Georgina from http://glitterbird.blogspot.com/ and the very lovely Katy from http://fromprimarktoprada.com/ who I had previously spoke to over twitter and email about all things ‘fashion industry’ related, and recognised instantly due to her amazing hair! It was nice to meet the girl in person! Overall it was a good night and I really loved the store, although it’s a little too easy to get to from my work….weeknight trips to Dalston may turn out to be the death of me!
Right! I read this article http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2042249/Crystal-Renn-shows-extent-weight-loss-slinky-gold-dress-Metropolitan-Opera.html yesterday and it really pissed me off. Model Crystal Renn attending the Metropolitan Opera Season in New York getting slack from the Daily Mail for losing weight! I personally don’t think this is ‘too skinny’ and I think she looks gorgeous I also think her she looks just as great in the opposite picture when she is modeling as a plus size model, but I’m sorry, if I looked that way in a body-con dress I think I’d also go on a diet, that’s just my personal opinion. Does that mean I need to be slated for thinking that? Does that mean I’m not pro active about plus size women and models I don’t think so.
While speaking to a friend the other week I explained I was annoyed that id gone into H&M and I couldn’t get into anything size 8 and I had to buy size 10 clothes. I got a look that said you “should be lucky you are only a size 10, size 10 isn’t fat” I never said it was! But I have been a size 8 for the past 6 years and I’ve never budged until now because I know myself I’ve been slack on my eating and exercise. I’m really not that bothered in the end up, my age and weight are obviously changing and maybe I’m a size 10 now, but wasn’t I allowed to be a bit put out by this change? Am I not allowed to be upset because I’m moaning about being a size 8/10 would it have been more ok to be moaning about being a size 12/14?
Does the daily mail article mean that as a model Crystal Renn should only deserve praise when she is ‘big’ or ‘plus size’?? yes it was a breath of fresh air to see her strutting her curvy body down the catwalk but that doesn’t mean she has to stay that way forever to keep other people happy! Can’t we shower her with compliments when she is a size 8?? (Which she probably won’t be by the way, because she is too tall) I’ve also read an article recently in Grazia magazine which told the story of a woman whose friends fell out with her and made snide comments behind her back because she had lost weight, I just don’t get it! As women can’t we all back each other up? Be happy for those of us who have dieted and managed to lose the weight and also be happy for those of us who are plus size and beautifully curvy? Since when has a rule came in that we should all be high fiving the women who are plus size saying “go them! Look at them embracing their curves” what about people who are like Crystal Renn women who have dieted and exercised and are now at a slim but healthy size. What about high fiving these women? All they get is an online article written about them highlighting the fact (and not in a very good way) that they have lost weight. I think she looks fab and anyone who doesn’t agree is obviously jealous and that doesn’t sit too well with me, what happened to female solidarity!
These 4 covers just show you why jade was crowned the winner, which is your favourite??? I think im a little bit in love with the red feather skirt shot!
If you’re like me then these past few weeks you will have been glued to the TV every Monday night 9pm watching Britain and Ireland’s next top model. Last night’s final saw the two remaining girls Jade and Juste take to the catwalk to model for Mark Fast alongside the likes of daisy Lowe, and Jade was crowned the winner, I was overjoyed!
Jade has been my favourite from the very start she is young fresh and vibrant and exactly what the industry needs in a model, some difference! From the cracking body (sorry but those boobs!! Please someone buy me a pair!) to her amazing and very distinctive freckly face she just has a presence, and has done from the very start. If Jade wore a t-shirt and not a scrap of makeup she would still take over the camera and look beautiful.
Her competitor in the final, Juste is an equally stunning girl but on a totally different level, Juste was perfect all through the competition, it was like she had no nerves and just sailed through every picture with top model elegance, and in my opinion you could see from the final catwalk show that Juste walked the catwalk like a true pro, and although she came second there is no doubt she is still going to be a top model.
But like the judges’ said they were looking for ‘IT’ someone new and fresh, someone they haven’t seen before, and as beautiful as Juste is Jade was by far a more deserving winner. All throughout the competition Jade has been acted like a professional, no cattiness just sheer determination to win. So seems like it’s the girl who used to get called ‘freckle face’ and ‘ginger nut’ thats having the last laugh now.
“In 1993 the British Fashion Council created New Generation (NEWGEN), the world’s first scheme to support emerging designer talent. NEWGEN continues to showcase and promote new designer businesses today. NEWGEN is sponsored by Topshop and have been supporters since 2001. Catwalk designers receive £5000 - £10,000 towards their show costs, sponsored Exhibition space, usage of the BFC Catwalk Show Space and mentoring.
Recognising the need for ongoing support, this scheme can be awarded to designers for up to four seasons. Designers receive access to sales and marketing support and business advice in partnership with BFC supporters Shoosmiths, Baker Tilley and Lloyds TSB.
Since NEWGEN’s inception, its roll call includes Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, Julien Macdonald and and Ann-Louise Roswald.
Internationally recognised as a prestigious launch pad, this scheme is a showcase of the best up-and-coming British fashion talent. It also acts as an important introduction for young UK-based designers to influential press and buyers from around the world.
The scheme has become a key draw for the international fashion media and buyers attending London Fashion Week. NEWGEN designers are among the must-see collections on schedule every season”
The David Koma exhibition I seen was my favourite I absolutely loved every single piece my favourite being the black body con dress with huge pom poms attached! The fabric of the dresses felt amazing. http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/davidkoma
I am loving leather at the minute and loving snake print so I was head over heels for this collection, made with gorgeous materials, I love the light blue dress with snakeskin pattern and studs, it’s a beautiful dress that will look amazing on the body with tanned pins and sky high heels, the jewellery was also to DIE for!
One I’d finished admiring all the gorgeous clothes in the Newgen exhibition I went wandering rounds the corridor’s of Somerset checking out all the other designers on show, what caught my eye more than most was some of the gorgeous jewellery on show, I’m slightly obsessed with rings at the minute, sliver chunky rings to wear on every single finger! Two collections caught my eye on Saturday and they were Zoe and Morgan who had some amazing silver skull piecs the collection has a real rock and roll feel to it, and Maria Francesca Pepe whose jewellery has a hippy boho look to it. Both absolutely stunning
Full circle dress, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Topshop jacket, ASOS hat, Alexander Wang bag
London Fashion week.
This post is a little late, but better late than never! Saturday just gone was my first time at London Fashion Week and I had an AMAZING time! I attended fashion week with my new blogging side kick and fellow vintage fiend Jahran Giles, who also writes a vintage and fashion blog. (www.iamvintagelover.com) and its amazing. I had registered my blog through the LFW website a few weeks before but I hadn’t heard anything back so with this being my first time I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t make it through (my blog isn’t even 6 months old yet) so I presented my stats and my Google analytics and my blog was approved! This gave me access to the exhibitions and I had already been invited to some presentations through my blog. Now some people may not think this is much of a big deal but for me it was, and I felt very proud of my blog. The day was amazing the street style around Somerset house was fantastic; I was photographed myself and interviewed. There as a lot of swapping of business cards and I’ve came across some really good fashion blogs I didn’t know of before. I enjoyed the people watching, enjoyed my afternoon wine time, Loved the Topshop Newgen exhibition and really appreciated taking my heels off at the end of the day while me and Jahran enjoyed a Byron burger.
So this weekend was my very first London Fashion week, I will tell you all about in in my soon to come blog post! Below are some of my favourite shows I was following through live vidoes and the twitter universe.
Floral gone wild! This is my FAVOURITE collection so far I love it, floral print, brick work print, sequins galore, straw hats, chunky boots and gorgeous maxi’s its everything I love and the collection is so fresh and young, I imagine Paloma Faith rocking this look head to toe, gorgeous.
Walk like an Egyptian! this was defiantly a theme throughout this collection, gold and metallic’s, embellishments and Cleopatra herself printed onto jumpers and tops. The models had gold in their hair which I thought looked great…there was urban sporty theme which isn’t really to my taste, but I do really love the pale pink and gold midi skirt/crop top combo.
House of Holland.
I Love this collection, and although the use of pastel colours give this collection a very feminine feel there’s still an element of punk about it with the tartan, denim and string vests….and how AMAZING is his take on print, cow print to be exact! I’m in LOVE with the collard cow print maxi dress.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
Draping, Metalics, impeccable tailoring, a small look at her signature tartan, silk dressed belted at the waist and an AMAZING red dress to die for!
This is just a quick message to explain why there is no stock on my eBay shop, I’m re-jigging the shop with new stock, a new logo, new ways to style the clothes and I’m planning a big photo shoot to show the clothes at their best. I’ll be setting up a twitter and facebook account to keep all you vintage lovers informed of what’s new in the world of Peggy Sue! So any stock I had on the shop has now been taken down for new exiting vintage to go up! I have sourced new pieces from Paris, Portobello market and brick lane and I can’t wait for you all to see the new Peggy Sues Vintage closet! Keep you peepers peeled!
How gorgeous are the new trinkets from firetrap! Due to the Swede working there and the gorgeous new A/W ladies pieces that are on the site I always keep my eye on what firetrap are going to do next, and I’m in love with all the new jewellery. There’s leather, gold, silver, feathers, and statement pieces, its exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for to spruce up some of my winter jumpers and dresses, as soon as pay day rolls round that feather necklace is MINE!
Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta. These two collections, with all the elegance, gowns and glamour are what makes me love high fashion, and have me day dreaming of a day when my MASSIVE walk in wardrobe will be full of it (a girl can dream) I’m in awe of these collections and Love absolutely anything by Oscar de la Renta, but it was the Marchesa gowns I thought were breathtaking. One day if the Swede is lucky I’ll let him marry me and if he is even luckier I’ll let him and my dad decide who is going to buy me my first Marchesa gown…
The Marchesa collection by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig was based on a underwater theme with layers of chiffon and tulle. There was embroidery, metallic and sculptural dresses. Every single dress has the WOW factor I’m in love with it all, its dreamy, like a fairy tale!
Oscar de la Renta
Ball gown skirts, lace tops, midriffs on show, embellishment, tassels, sequins and silk….AMAZING. Who wants to buy me all of this??
Zalando http://www.zalando.co.uk/ is a new website well new to me I’ve only recently heard of it through my blog, and I’m very glad I did! Zalando (The online shoe shop) is a fantastic site with hundreds of brands to browse through such as French Connection, Mathew Williamson, Tibi, and my favourite find on the site Jeffrey Campbell .You can spend anything from £30 to £300 on some of their pieces. I decided to blog some of my favourite wardrobe staples…..party dress, day dress, trousers, winter coat and winter boots….here’s what I found
I love Alexander Wang he is one of my favourite designers, and when I managed to save all my hard earned pennies to buy one of his bags I was one happy bunny! So his show was one of the few I followed this weekend. He opened with mesh bombers, miniskirts and shorts. Inspired by biking sports the models had a real sporty Surrealist feel to them the wet look hair added to this vibe. Then there were floral prints in blue and gray. There were gorgeous leather pieces with leggings and jackets done up into full suits…. Ahhhhh one day my wardrobe will be FULL of it!
Diane von Furstenberg called her spring collection Beginnings, which was fitting for the anniversary of 9/11. Even after the show she gave out American flags to her front row which included Oscar de la Renta and Valentino. Its only recently I’ve taken such a huge interest in Diane von Furstenberg when a few months back I read an article on her and couldn’t put it down. She is an incredible woman with an incredible story, now I’m always on the lookout for what she does next. In the show there were some amazing prints in lime green, powder blue and purple. Energetic jumbo floral prints teamed with various layers. The show was said to be inspired by Africa. My favourite pieces are the draped peach/orange dress and the huge poppy print trousers and matching top.
I have a friend who works for Lacoste and I knew she was in New York for fashion week so I made sure to keep my peepers peeled for any backstage tweets of the collection and I wasn’t disappointed. There were some gorgeous pieces! I felt that there was a very ladylike chic direction. The camel coat is gorgeous and I absolutely loved the red draped back dress that I had previously spotted on a back stage Lacoste tweet!
Of course I was going to be watching/reading/following what Victoria Beckham was going to pull out of the bag! This was Victoria Beckham’s first full show, at the New York Public Library (where big stood up Carrie in the SATC movie) In the collection the clothes had a very structured shape, there was colour blocking and, once or twice, sheer inset at the hips. When she went softer, it was with pleated skirts and bodices. Along the way, her mostly black, navy, white clothes got splashes of vibrant orange. BUT If I’m totally honest I really didn’t feel a WOW from this collection, I love Victoria Beckham’s glamour and for me this collection felt to sporty?? What do you think?
Well what I wouldn’t have gave to have been at New York Fashion Week on the weekend… but sadly I wasn’t! I did however keep watch over shows and news though the twitter universe and online news/videos there were no doubt amazing show after amazing show but these were the ones I kept my eye on.
I was invited by evian to style one of the infamous ‘Baby Inside’ t-shirts. Hot off the shelves in Paris they have already sold out in legendary concept store Colette and are being stocked across the world. The t-shirts were inspired by viral’s and images from the original Evian baby adverts. Celebs such as Sophie Elis Bextor, Maria Sharapova and Jameela Jamil have already worn the t-shirts to take part in the campaign’s new longest user generated music video!
I’m pretty new to the blogging world and thought why not?? The t-shirt is a lot of fun if slightly crazy and it will get more people reading, checking out my blog.
I decided to team my t-shirt with an Orange ASOS maxi skirt some Topshop high black wedges and my Alexander Wang bag. This is definitely an outfit I’d wear for Saturday afternoon drinks or drinks after work, dressy but not to over the top. I hope you like it!
Ladies and gents listen up and take notice! Bazaar Brixton is landing next week! Forget eBay this is the way to get yourself a new wardrobe and maybe make some money while doing it! The idea is simple - buy, sell, swap or shop your way to a brand new wardrobe.
Leona Campbell, the beauty, brains and brawn behind the shopping concept came up with the idea when she found herself looking at her wardrobe and asking questions like: Shift dress not right? Too tall for mini skirt? Platforms still hurt? Maxi dress too long? Goodbye polka dots!
“I was inspired to create an opportunity for women to shop their way to a brand new wardrobe during an economically creative fun day out,” Leona said. The stylishly savvy Brixtonista added, “Every women loves to update her wardrobe so why not swap the items you no longer wear for something you will!
Tickets can be pre-purchased online by both buyers (£5) and sellers (£10) and sellers are encouraged to pre-purchase their pitch as they are available on a first come basis. Each seller has the freedom to decide what they would like to buy, sell or swap their items for. Buyers are there to buy, and in true BAZAAR style, bartering in encouraged!”
“It’s definitely going to be interesting to see what’s available on the day! “, Leona said.
Where and When?
Saturday, 17 September 2011 from 12noon - 6pm Music Bar, 144 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1SD
How does it work? Attend the event as a BUYER or SELLER.
It’s safe to say I’m a magazine whore; I spend a small fortune on magazines every week/month. Glossy pages of beautiful clothes, people, paired with intellectual articles and top news. Magazines give me that bit of luxury, where I can curl up in my reading chair, get lost in the pages and imagine what I’d buy and how id wear all the gorgeous clothes if I had the money in the bank!
Above are three of my favourite fashion icons gracing the pages of some of this month’s magazines. I’m sure there are going to be some amazing October cover stars (Agyness Deyn back to her best on the cover of ELLE magazine) but these three are my favourite.
Alexa Chung (loved her since T4) Diane Kruger (THE best dressed Hollywood star out there) and my favourite Lady Ga Ga (LOVE)
What I wore: ASOS dress, ASOS hat, Vintage boots, Urban Outfitters bag
Brixton Village is a 1930s indoor market in the heart of Brixton and is home to a range of businesses. But by mid-2009 a significant number of its shops were unoccupied and derelict but in October 2009 twenty shop units were made available through a competition to find creative projects to make use of the available space, ranging from new and existing businesses, community groups and arts and theatre projects. Once these were found a new an improved Brixton Village was born.
So this weekend me and the Swede took a stroll down to the village and were surprised at just how many amazing new shops were on offer. Vintage clothing, fashion clothing, every different cuisine under the sun, (Friday night was spent eating the most amazing Thai food I’ve had in a long time) bakery’s, coffee shops and my favorite find, a wheat free café that even sell’s pies! YUM. There are some gorgeous clothes on offer, and id highly recommend popping into Saloon 97 There’s a great mix of modern and vintage ladies wear all brilliantly priced, ill defiantly be going back. For me Brixton is a brilliant place to live its diverse, loud, colorful, busy and full of hidden treasures. I suggest you pay a visit!
Marks and Spencer isn’t usually a shop I shop in, home wares and food yes, clothes no. I always see M&S as somewhere my mum would shop (Sorry) but just take a look at their new A/W collection! It’s got it all! 70’s style dresses, snake print, leather, fur, sequins, gorgeous coats and fabulous accessories, maybe I was too soon to judge because Ill definitely be down there as soon as this stock arrives the snakeskin dress and leather trousers are mine!
I tried this hairstyle out because at the minute im trying not to dry it so much and use the straightners my hair is frazzled! I fancied a change from my usual top knot and with this I could just cover the ends of my hair in leave in treatment and pin up, I stole the idea from the Topshop unique A/W show.
This August bank holiday was spent with family, the Swedes family. We had down his younger brother, his parents and the dog Bella! We spent Saturday afternoon down in the lovely Herne Hill walking the dogs, enjoying pub lunch and drinking wine.
Sunday we ventured over to Greenwich and I was pleasantly surprised, Greenwich is gorgeous, cute little streets lined with restaurants, shops pubs and markets. There were two markets one outdoor one indoor. I got a gorgeous vintage, paisley print, midi length shirt dress that I ended up wearing out to lunch on Monday for £15.00. The outdoor market was full of brick-a-brak, interesting stalls and tons of fur and jewellery to rummage round. The indoor market was just as good and I managed to find a lovely vintage shop called 360 Degrees-Vintage (I always try to find vintage everywhere I go!) the shop was great with some amazing dresses and home wears, gorgeous displays and everything was labelled so it was easy to find exactly what you were looking for (a blessing in a vintage shop) After shopping and eating we headed up the HUGE hill to the Greenwich observatory to look out over the spectacular views of London.
Monday morning after everyone left me and the Swede got ready and headed out to Richmond to have lunch and spend the day together because Monday was our two year anniversary! We took Elvis and walked up the themes and watched the boats, stopped at a very cute cafe in the park and stuffed our faced with scones and cream! I was on the hunt for some new books so decided to ransack the charity shops and am very glad I did! The Swede ended up finding vintage tortoise shell Ray ban Wayfarers, they were absolutely the steal of the day!
There have already been A/W11 ads my favourite supermodel Karen Elson with Raquel Zimmerman knocking out some shapes for Lanvin’s A/W11 campaign. But now you can watch them dance and move in action in the video version of Lanvin’s campaign! There’s also a cameo appearance from Alber Elbaz artistic director of Lanvin. The video is amazing! Dance, fashion and one of my favorite supermodels’s getting down dressed in Lanvin, LOVE IT!
Ladies and gentlemen Elvis has entered the building!
Elvis is my new Chihuahua puppy! At the moment he is 11 weeks old and I am in love with him, he is a small white bundle of fun, if a little naughty at times.
I didn’t want him to have a really girly silly Chihuahua name so I thought who better to name him after than the king himself, the legend of rhythm and blues rock and roll, ELVIS!
I’m doing a blog post about him because from now on you are going to see a lot more of the little fella in my photos and posts. So here he is, my new cute as a button accessory for the next 15-18 years! ELVIS will never go out of fashion!
Yesterday I was invited by the lovey girls from 18 and East down to their A/W preview and summer sale including a bit of shopping, entertainment, bubbly and blogging! 18 AND EAST is the hot new independent women’s wear brand, Inspired by music and fashion in and around East London. The clothes range from edgy to completely floral and feminine, they feature fantastic prints and are all uniquely designed in house. They have an amazing selection of vintage clothes at great prices which I totally fell in love with last night!
The new A/W collection has some amazing pieces in, my favourite two being the star print dress and the black bat winged tassel top….these are defiantly two pieces ill be adding to my wardrobe. There were a selection of gorgeous blouses just dying to be tucked into midi skirts and 70’s style flares.
The vintage selection on show had some amazing pieces and I was won over my all the ditzy floral long sleeved dresses a few which I’ll be buying and wearing with 70’s style knee boots and floppy hats. My favourite vintage piece from last night had to be the 70’s style, pale pink flared leg jumpsuit; absolutely gorgeous! I’d bling it up with huge gold hoops and gold bracelets.
As for what I bought, I couldn’t be happier! My maxi dress has a very Kate moss vibe to it, and it was in the £3 box, along with my black shirt dress, and puffy skirt!! My flower print backless mini dress is going to look fab with thick black tights and ankle boots for winter, and my flared trousers just as good with a thick polo neck and platforms. Over all a winning night!
Another V festival another amazing weekend. This year I was invited along with my man mate Herbie (that’s just what we call him) by the Swede who as working at the festival with Firetrap. My boyfriend title at work is Lead Creative (this makes me very proud) and he invited me down with the opportunity to do some networking and some blogging!
Firetrap had two stands at the festival one VIP stand back stage and the Firetrap Lock-In stand smack bang in the middle of the festival complete with a bar, DJ’s throughout the day, a Photo booth, outside party area and free giveaways. There was also the Firetrap VIP camping area with very cool Spray painted Firetrap bell tents. My two friends Tom Kirby and James Kirby (The Brothers Kirby) were playing sets throughout the day and night down at the lock in and blew the roof of with their set Saturday and Sunday evening set, There was also a special set by the lovely Jade Williams aka Sunday girl who is the new face and model of Firetrap. I got to meet and chat with Sunday Girl most of the weekend, she is super talented and absolutely gorgeous, I was a little nervous at first but she is very down to earth and very easy to talk too.
The music again was amazing, we seen a load of brilliant acts…My favourite being squeeze who I had to go watch alone, because no one else was really bothered! And my guilty pleasure Tinie Tempaaaaaa! I enjoyed Razorlight because just about every song they sing reminds me of my friends at home and times spent parting through weekend after weekend! I was disappointed with Rhianna, I don’t know if it was just because I was stood in a bad place in the crowd but the sound was terrible and I hadn’t a clue what she was singing.
I had an amazing weekend met some amazing new people and laughed and laughed and laughed at a certain welsh person who made my hangover Sunday not seem so bad. Loved meeting all the firetrapers! It was great to spend time with friends watching music, drinking and dancing. I got to spend the weekend with my Swede who I was very proud and thankful of for making my weekend one to remember!
I’m posting these photos because ever since Kirsten Stewart brought Twilight’s Bella Swan to life, out of the book and onto the big screen I’ve loved her. She is an amazing actress and not one person can say these photos aren’t absolutely stunning. She looks incredible.
Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Styled by Edward Enninful
Above are some pictures I’ve found from a day out, a couple of weeks ago to Portobello Market.
I love going to Portobello Market the gorgeous houses that line the streets, antiques, street performers, vintage stalls, food stalls, music, and independent clothing stalls, I always feel like I’m really ‘in’ London when I’m at Portobello Market, especially when walking past the huge impressive white town houses (ill own one, one day).
The best part of the day was finding a stall at the very bottom end of the market that was selling everything for £1! I couldn’t believe it! I ransacked the rails and found some really gorgeous dresses and head scarf’s, above are pictures of my two favourite dresses from the wonderful £1 stall! and bags of all the other dresses I got there, which I’m in the middle of customising. I also found a FAB 80’s fake leather tie at the waist coat, that I wish I had just bought instead of Umming and Ahhing over it…it was totally over the top, but I’d love it with some skinny jeans and knee high boots… the one that got away…
On Sunday myself and the Swede, armed with our camera headed down to the Balham Bowls Club, to check out ‘The Vintage Event’. The event is organized by a mother and daughter duo and I was excited about the event before I even got there because it was being held in Balham Bowls Club - a very vintage building, full of character and perfect for a vintage fare.
The layout of the event was ideal, much better than the standard vintage fares that are usually held in big echoing halls, and are full of stalls that look exactly the same. The Vintage Event had it all… a gorgeous cupcake stall (with the best cupcakes I’ve seen!), a tea stall selling scones and cake which were served by two lovely tea ladies, a knitting stall, a crockery stall, a retro hair and beauty parlour, live music, an outside BBQ on the go and the main bar was open! There really was something for everyone, so even if you have to drag your man along he can enjoy the music with a pint and a burger while you trawl the rails… perfect!
Another thing I noted about the event was the fact that because the venue isn’t huge it wasn’t filled with stall after stall of the same clothes. Every stall offered something different; all the clothes were of a really good quality and the people running the stalls were extremely friendly. There weren’t rails and rails of your usual vintage, sorry to say it, cheap tat - there were some amazing pieces. I fell head over heels in love with the leather jacket above but, sadly, it was too big. I did, however, have a rummage through the £5.00 head scarf bin and came across a gorgeous tie-dye maxi skirt that I’m going to wear high-waisted with a knotted t-shirt. I really enjoyed The Vintage Event, and it’s great to finally have a new exiting vintage fare in South London. A perfect way to spend a sunny Sunday afternoon.
The Vintage Event is now going to be held every month at the Balham Bowls Club, check out their website for more details, NOT TO BE MISSED!
My wish list would usually include more than one item so this really isn’t a list, but these shoes deserved their own post. Glitter and peach suede ankle shoe boots from Mui Mui’s new collection. I’m in love with these shoes, and think they have a real vintage, old school glamour feel to them. When it comes to shoes I usually keep it safe and stick to black, but I’d trade the Swede in for these little beauties!