Wednesday, July 31, 2013

She's Walking in the Sunshine Town Feeling Very Cool

As boring as it may sound, one of my favourite things to do when I've nothing to do is to get all dressed up in my dolly gear and just walk through the city. I like to imagine that as I wander through the streets and shops that I am almost half a century back in time and that I'm as fabulous as all those dolly birds way back when. It brings me to some sort of peace. I especially feel fab when I wear my big coats over a mini dress with a length shorter than that of the coat. Here I am wearing my favourite - a big green carpet coat with lace fringing the collar. Oh, how much I'd love to do this in Carnaby Street and King's Road one day. I am currently reading Pattie Boyd's autobiography "Wonderful Today" (finally got it! A gift from my mother!) and her descriptions of the swinging streets of London in those days just made me pine over the time and place all over again. 

Images: (1. 2. 3. 4.)

Title: "Apples and Oranges" - Pink Floyd

Sunday, July 28, 2013

My Vanity Table

For a while now I've been wanting to do a post on my vanity table, or dressing table. I love seeing what is on other people's dressing tables, so I wanted to show my own.
 At last I have gotten around to doing so.

Last year whilst we were looking for furniture for our future place we stumbled upon this beauty. I've always wanted a vanity. Ever since I was a tiny little girl. So I jumped at the chance to buy it, and for a very reasonable price, too, I couldn't leave it behind for someone else to snatch up. In the next few months for Christmas my mother actually bought me the matching jewelry stand for it, so I am very pleased that it has some company.

However, it had been missing a stool. Temporarily I used a little metal stool with a white fluffy cushion on top from my parents house, but it did not feel quite right. Then one day whilst out driving with my mother and sister I spotted something on the side of the road. It had obviously been discarded by somebody as it was amongst a pile of broken shelving and plates. I made them pull up of course, and lo and behold, there was my perfect vanity stool - vintage with beautiful dusted rose coloured cushioning. I couldn't have asked for anything better. Now each morning I love to sit at my vanity in my vintage satin dressing down and pretend that I am as fabulous as my favourite ladies from the past.

Inside these drawers I keep my stockings, tights and socks, and in the other  my makeup.

This vanity set was given to me as a gift from the boy. It is perfect and each item has such a nice weight to it. It is funny too in the sense that for years I had wanted to receive my first vanity set when I turned 21. Without knowing this the boy bought this lovely set for me in perfect timing.

Here you can see the vintage glass love heart and perfume bottle that the boy bought for me from this post. Also pictured is the newest addition to my vanity. I bought it yesterday, the shopkeeper titling it "the smallest picture frame in the world". I'm currently wondering what to use it to frame.

A vintage cameo pill box. I can't quite remember where it was that I got this from. 

For a while now I've been using this new compact. I have no clue of what the brand is but it is the most perfect powder I've ever used. Would anybody happen to know? The look of it is a bonus too, I feel it has a vintage look to it.

A piece of rose quartz nestled upon a tiny vintage glass vase from my mother. The atomizer is also from her. The bottle next it is from my Great Uncle, who used to collect used perfume and cologne bottles during his lifetime. I found it in the garden once whilst visiting my Grandmother's home.

As I mentioned earlier, I love seeing what is on other people's dressing tables. So I thought I share some images of lovely ladies at their vanities that I find inspiring. 

Images: (1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.)

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Three's A Charm

Just a quick post.

You may remember this "Seeing Double" post from a while back. Look what I  have stumbled across.

It is the same dress designed by American fashion designer Bill Blass in the late 1960's.
I still prefer it in green worn by the Vogue dolly-bird from 1968.

I've nearly no interest in any modern fashion, and find it boring when I read of celebrities seen wearing the same outfits and being  criticized for it by many a people. Call me a hypocrite if you like, but I do however find it interesting when I see it occur way back when in my favourite decade!
I don't know what it is. Perhaps it is because I actually have interest in the people wearing the outfits, or for the beautiful outfits themselves or perhaps it is a combination of both - most likely.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Seeing Double

Yet another "Seeing Double" post.
I am in love with this outfit that they are both pictured in.
Who do you think wore it better?

Sweet Lady Jane

Or This Little Bird?

Images (1. 2. 3. 4.)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Playing Pattie

This afternoon I decided to play dress up again. So far I've been Edie Sedgwick, Twiggy and Marianne Faithfull, but this time I decided to prance around the house as Pattie Boyd playing the darling school girl from The Beatles' first film, "A Hard Day's Night". Oh how much fun it would have been to be in her place way back in 1964 and having the opportunity to meet and befriend The Beatles on set, not to mention being a fab British model. Ever since first seeing her  many years ago whilst watching the film for the first time I wished I were as pretty and fabulous as her. Unfortunately I no longer have my Pattie hair like I did a couple of years ago (now I've opted for a Marianne Faithfull x Maureen Starkey look), but I gave it my best shot!


- white peter pan collar blouse
- the boys black tie
- tweed mini dress with matching belt
- white stockings
- black kitten heels with bows

Images: (1. 2. 3. 4. 5.)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Deep Beneath the Rolling Waves in Labyrinths of Coral Caves

Today I took a walk along the seaside; something I haven't done in a while though I live so close, and something that I much prefer to do when the weather is overcast. To me the ocean is much more beautiful when the wind is sharp and the world has been paled by the seemingly endless cover of clouds. On days like this I sometimes would go and sit on the shore's edge along the empty beach and just be at peace with the calming repetition of the waves' pattern and breathe in the scents of salt and sand. Beautiful.

Title: "Echoes" - Pink Floyd