Sunday, 31 July 2011

Vintage Hemingway.

Last year, I attended Vintage Goodwood which you can read about here... it was an amazing experience and I decided that along with Comic-Con, those would be the two events I would go to each year, without fail.
However, a few months after Vintage Goodwood, it was announced that the 2011 event would be held in London. Even though it would be easier for me to get to, I was still very pessimistic about its new location...which I attended on Friday....and, I was totally disappointed...almost devastated! 
If you look at my blog entry on Vintage Goodwood, there is a huge array of photos of exciting things I saw and I remember it being a real struggle to edit it down for publishing...but in London, I left with literally 5 photos! The ticket price was a hefty £60 which was only for entry into the Royal Festival Hall where there were dance halls, some vintage shops and restaurants...just ridiculous! The actual 'vintage fair' was a few minutes walk from the Hall and it was free!! Of course, I could not help comparing it to last year and it did not meet those standards at all. However, I think those going to it for the first time may still find enjoyment. 
Amongst the vintage stalls were handmade (I didn't mind this too much though)...there were also retail shops that had stalls and most shocking...there were wholesale stalls!! There was absolutely none of this last year...it was all authentically vintage and you could tell that the sellers were reputable and had good vintage for sale, not just carboot-esque product. Also, one thing I loved seeing last year were the vintage cars...in London, there was not a vintage car in sight!! I couldn't believe it! I also only noticed about 10% of people dressed in an outfit from their favourite decade...I honestly just felt like I was at a flea market most of the time.
There was a bit of a highlight during my visit, an Etsy stall! Although completely deserted, I was pleased to see something I could relate to!
Overall, I was very disappointed and will not be attending again if it stays in London. Please take it back to Goodwood.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

ASOS HONOUR.

I recently got these new sandals from ASOS.COM that were on sale from £35 to £18!! I never thought I'd wear light blue sandals (even though blue is my favourite colour) but these are so cute!! However, my mother loved them so much when she saw them so they are now officially hers...but I still wanted to show them off, especially for the great price!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Haute Couture 2011.

I've mentioned several times that I adore the Couture shows the most as I can always appreciate the handwork that goes into each look! My favourites were the ethereal looks from Elie Saab and Givenchy!


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Saturday, 16 July 2011

ASOS HEADLINE.

I have been finding it harder each day to find something to wear because I am completely bored of everything I own! Because of this, I have been gradually selling the contents of my wardrobe on eBay to fund for new things! I have also been selling my shoes and hadn't realised that I had pretty much sold all my heeled shoes! So I was stuck on what to wear when I attended the Royal Ascot last month! However, hooray for online shopping, I checked out ASOS.COM and purchased Headline (which was on SALE from £55 to £35!). I was worried that they would be too high for me to wear all day at Ascot but I really didn't have anything else! Luckily, they were so much more comfortable than I thought and is a style I would definitely be interested in for future purchases in regards to the built up platform as I really didn't think I would be able to walk in them!
Also, I have been getting a bit obsessed with looking after my feet too and will never ever wear skinny heeled shoes ever again or anything that makes my feet arch in a stupid way, it just isn't worth it! Built-up, steady shoes are the way to go!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

New Notebook!

I haven't made a new notebook for ages and due to the success of my previous made and sold Ecru Lace Notebooks (a design I want to make more of but that's another story!)...I wanted to make a black version of it.
I also wanted to go slightly bigger from A6 to A5 ...and I love the idea of having black pages..an obsession I went through when I was studying Art at college. Available here!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Resort 2012.

The Resort 2012 collections recently came out and I have been super impressed..not only with the clothes, but with the way each label has shot each outfit! I've never seen this much creativity for a Resort collection until now! First up is Preen, a label I have grown to really love and was completely in awe with their Resort 2012 collection.
I always love a nod to the Orient, and Preen delivers this in such a modern, wearable way. The colours are beautiful such as the lemon,scarlet and celadon.
Next is Alexander Wang which I never fail to mention! His handwriting is very much sport luxe and I always think I'm not going to love his new collections as how much more can one do with sportswear...but he never fails to impress! The styling is always perfect and I adore the 3-colour draped number.
Another favourite which I don't mention that often, Celine! I loved everything about this collection, the floral prints with touches of neon, the head-to-toe white numbers and I just loved the neon pink pleated midi dress!
Givenchy blew me away with the Resort 2012 collection! I'm not a huge fan of prints but I loved the mirrored effects and the violet embellished mesh dress looked really new!
And lastly, the collection by Marc Jacobs truly touched on the girliest side of my personality! The silver-white laser cut florals looked amazing and I just completely fell in love with the rose pink and seafoam embroideries.

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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Bertie North Twin Sandals.

I've been selling most of my clothes and shoes on eBay because I have been so bored of everything I own! With the money I made, I have been buying newer and more exciting things that I will wear more than once! I am definitely much more sensible when buying things now!
My newest shoe purchase are these Bertie North Twin Sandals from ASOS.COM...on sale from £95 to £57!

I've wanted some platformed cork sandals for ages but never came across the right pair until now! These are unbelievably comfortable and can easily become an 'everyday' shoe, something I thought I would never say about something with heels!! They are light as a feather and easy to put on...I loved them so much I was going to buy another pair to paint and change the laces...but they were sold out!