20/11/2011

Fabulous Florence

And Florence has done it again! I just love her new album Ceremonials..and love this video for No Light, No Light.

19/11/2011

When I grow up...I want to be...a Ballerina!

My lovely Mother bought me this beautiful little ballerina trinket from one of the many antique stalls in Portobello, it looks just perfect standing amongst my jewellery stands and pots of rings!


This made me think of the exhibition on at the Royal Academy of Arts, Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement, showing beautiful paintings aiming to capture the art of movement within dance. This is definitely on my list of many things to do in the big city!





Dolly Diamond


The other week I paid a visit to the divine vintage boutique, Dolly Diamond. I had read about the store in numerous magazines before with great reviews, so I was happy to have discovered it and be able to take a peek!


Selling a mixture of women and menswear, Dolly Diamond is beautifully decorated and styled, with gorgeous wall displays and cabinets full of trinkets; not to mention the rails and rails of vintage dreaminess!





Something that made my visit even more interesting, was the discovery of this book displayed among an array of treasure, A Vintage Affair. I had read this book a few months back and fell in love with the beautiful story, and it turns out the owner of Dolly Diamond had helped the author, Isabel Wolff, with some of the necessary historic details surrounding vintage items. The lady in the shop told us all about it, and sure enough, her name is listed in the 'Thanks' section at the end! I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone who loves vintage and poignant stories, and of course would recommend visiting this delightful independent shop, if ever visiting the Portobello area- you won't be disappointed!

14/11/2011

A Sunny Sunday Stroll


 What better way to spend a rare, gloriously sunny Sunday afternoon than a little stroll. I was back home
visiting my family and we walked to a little area where the once upon a time stable houses, now make the perfect spaces for little local businesses. Dreaming of owning my own little vintage boutique one day...























                                                   Under the Wishing Well...

Wearing: devore maroon shorts: Topshop Boutique, metallic scallop edge vest & fur collar cardigan: both Topshop, devore patchwork scarf: Vinatage

Versace for H&M

So it's just two days until Versace for H&M hits the flagship stores...and I cannot wait to see the collection finally here in real life! 



'I don't know who invented high heels...but all women owe him a lot'

It goes without saying that as a true believer in old school glamour, Hollywood romance and a fan of all things Marilyn...I am eagerly anticipating watching My Week With Marilyn. With an all star cast including the likes of Emma Watson, Michelle Williams and Judi Dench the film is sure set to be one classy viewing! I am so pleased that Williams is taking the lead as Miss Monroe, as she probably wasn't the obvious choice, but at the same time I feel she will fit the part perfectly! I have loved her as an actress ever since her days on Dawson's Creek (cringe-yes I was a fan!) I think she oozes true grace, charisma and understated class...bring on the 25th!



Williams as the iconic Fifties siren- uncanny!

13/11/2011

Baby your a firework...

Wearing: Vintage leather jacket, cardi with fur trim: H&M, black chiffon dress: Topshop, leopard print tights & taupe suede boots

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This weekend I took a trip to London in the hope of seeing some twinkly Christmas lights, and I was not disappointed! A little early some might say, but I felt like getting into the festive spirit. There were so many beautiful Winter Wonderland decorated window displays- Selfridges being the most magical and spectacular! Here are a few of the displays and the Oxford Street lights...



Light up the sky


 Warehouse window




Oasis window- love the quirky lampshade heads and cute flapper hands!


 Selfridges windows
Beautiful Snow Queen!


 Adorable little unicorn children!

 Christmas cracker!



Selfridges lit up
 Hello Mr. Reindeer

 Gorgeous tree decorations in the Christmas Shop department!

 Wouldn't mind finding these under the tree...
 Heavenly!


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