March 28, 2011
Happy Monday everyone!
1. adrienne, 2. Untitled, 3. 056 Kopie, 4. ., 5. you can be free, 6. Carousel Detail, 7. Troca Eu ♥ a Hora do Chá - recebida, 8. Passing By, 9. Heart Skipped a Beat
March 27, 2011
I have been meaning to upload these for quite sometime. I finally managed to find a couple of lace collars, which I was harping on about earlier in the year. I gave in to the one from Urban Outfitters, a moment of weakness. Although in truth, I have been rather taken by their current collection. I am clearly getting younger in my old age.
The second was from Reign, a vintage clothing shop on the Cowley Road, Oxford. Reign is truly amazing and I am unable to recall a time when I have left the shop empty handed.
I am starting to feel human again after a rather wild night in London. We went to Roger Daltrey's Teenage Cancer Trust gig at The Royal Albert Hall. I had one or two glasses of rose too many, but all in the name of rock 'n' roll. Beady Eye were the headline act, so it was a bit like attending a mod convention. The people watching in the pub before the gig was fabulous!
Have a great week!
Have a great week!
March 26, 2011
March 25, 2011
To set the scene please press play:
Ahhh, the British seaside - fish and chips, low flying seagulls, piers, arcade machines, toffee apples, candy floss and kiss me quick hats.
I first discovered Suzy Prior's photography during The Oxford Open at Modern Art Oxford in 2008. I was working at the gallery back then, and Suzy's photographs were hanging on the wall outside my office. They always brought a smile to my face.
Funnily enough, back in 2008, I was still painting and one of my oil paintings was included in the show. Later that year I joined Flickr, threw out my paint brushes and the rest is history.
Suzy captures the Great British stiff upper lip perfectly. It might be blowing a gale - but we will paddle in the sea.
March 22, 2011
So I replaced my television with BBC 6 Music and Polyvore, what a wonderful way to spend an evening in.
March 21, 2011
I am keeping up with my New Year's resolution of only buying vintage. I have also given masses of stuff to charity. Anyway, giving to charity also means buying from charity, so on Saturday we went to the epic Sue Ryder sale at Nettlebed. I came away with a huge stack of vintage fabrics, laces and embroidery. Lots of rummaging was had by all.
On Thursday I went to the Oxford flea market, I always spend some of my lunch break there, it is my Thursday treat. How could anyone resist this tiny vintage elf for a mere 50p? The stall holder told me he belonged to her brother when he was a boy.
Last weekend my parents came to visit and my Mum gave me this stunning vintage fawn brooch.
Just to finish, here is a pomeranian enjoying the Sue Ryder sale on Saturday. I think he was wondering what all the fuss was about. Calm down it's only vintage.
March 18, 2011
Does anyone else think of the movie Jaws when they see the image below?
March 17, 2011
I spent most of the weekend collecting together beautiful things for Oxfam. What has happened, and is still happening, in Japan is beyond words and I hope a little of the money raised will find its way there.
I wanted to also draw your attention to a Flickr group created to raise awareness of various small fundraising initiatives. The group is called Dolly Community unite for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. Please visit and join in.
Image by Gaia.
March 16, 2011
March 14, 2011
Judy's Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair is coming to the Oxford Town Hall on Saturday 26 March 2011. What a great excuse for some vintage shopping and all on my door step. I used to work with Judy as a Personal Shopper at Selfridges, London, so I am quite excited to see her amazing venture. Not to mention taking advantage of some well deserved retail therapy. Here are some photographs of her previous fairs, maybe I will see you there?
March 11, 2011
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, my parents are visiting so I plan to be spoilt rotten!