On my Internet travels I have came across this little gem http://stardustonline.co.uk/sd/vintage-jewellery/vintage-necklaces/rhinestone-necklaces/green-rhinestone-edwardian-spider-pendant-necklace?cPath=3_16_42 a gorgeous Edwardian necklace that would make any girl jump for joy, even those who have a fear of our eight-legged scary friends.
Today was yet again another great Frock Around the Clock. My magpie eyes could not comprehend the amount of delightful costume jewellery on show although it was a dress that really caught my eye in the end.
Bought from the lovely Kelly McLean of ashby ladies and gents, the dress in question is black velvet with ruffled strappy shoulders and decorative ruffles at the back and front. It really takes the LBD to a new level - it gave me that Carrie Bradshaw feeling, which is why I now have said dress in my possession and a somewhat guilty feeling of hiding it in my closest and hoping it is not spotted until the moment I can justify buying it.
As I was trying on the dress (hoping secretly it would not fit) in the hotel toilets I found myself surrounded by a collective amount of females doing exactly the same thing - perfect strangers but all bound by the love of finding something that makes you feel that little bit special. I have found that is what happens with vintage fashion especially at fairs such as Frock Around the Clock - here I found myself in a situation where I was talking to women I had never met before like I had known them for years. Everyone was giving their opinion on each others items of clothing, trusting their judgements, debating whether it was worth the money, complimenting what suits you etc. No one being vulgar or mean just a bunch of ladies having fun shopping - which is unlike anything you will find on the highstreet so if you have never been to a vintage fair I strongly recommend you give it a go because I can guarantee you'll not be disappointed and I hope you chose to visit Frock Around the Clock's bridal and evening wear fair on the 9th June (I personally can't wait).
I recently heard this story from an elderly man on a bus, who had just returned back from cruise holiday in New York; there is an elderly widow who has lived on the cruise for a number of decades but has her clothes sprawled out all across the world and anytime she feels like getting off in a country she does and simply makes her way to her wardrobe. I was and am simply captivated by that story, I would love to meet this mystery woman who has a passion for taking a diverse wardrobe too literal. Oh to be that fabulous and isn't it amazing just who you can get chatting to on public transport....
Just a very short and sweet blog post about checking out ELLE UK this month. Being a subscriber to the magazine I am always quite happy when it pops through my door - which usually means a big mug of tea some chocolate and peace and quiet to find out all the goings on in fashion.
Although I am very excited about this month in particular as it really signifies the start of Summer - the pop princess Kylie is poignantly on the cover, Justine Fairgrieve's wardrobe in Closet Confidential is just to die for, and writer Elizabeth Wurtzel's Elleopinion article In Defence of the Single Womanis more than worth a read. Be sure to pick it up, and if it is your first time buying ELLE be prepared to fall in love like I did.
P.S. I am totally in awe of those Christian Louboutin sandals
Photography by David Slijper/ Courtsey of UK ELLE magazine
I hope everyone had a nice bank holiday weekend. I spent today down at an Antiques and collectible here in Newtownards. It was great - saw tons of vintage jewellery pieces which has really got me in the mood for Frock Around the Clock next Sunday at the Holiday Inn, which like always I can't wait for!
However I had to save the pennies today so no major purchases though I managed to nap these cute postcards - the one of Paris is from the1950s - oh to be alive then. And the woman in the other postcard just interested me as the postcard is slightly damaged making it hard to make out what kind of hat she is wearing. To me it currently reminds me of a fancy-dress set of cat ears, I know this is highly unlikely but it kind of makes me smile to think of it as fact. However if it is by some miracle true she is definitely the kind of lady that could pull them off, don't you think?
Hi. My name is Helen and I am a 22-year-old journalism graduate with a passion for fashion especially vintage. I believe everyone is stylish in their own unique way and in fashion there are no such things as a mistakes. I am currently interning at a local fashion magazine and hope that one day I'll be a fully fledged fashion journalist but at the moment I'm having fun learning life's little lessons.