Friday, 23 July 2010

NEW BLOG: Educating vintage...

I have not written in a while due to thinking how to put a new project of mine into words. It is called educating vintage and you can check it out at I would love to know what you think, please become a follower and feel free to get in touch. Thank you

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Elle j'adore and the city

It's been an eventful month -someone was dumped by text a week before their birthday.
Someone's ex has been sending late rude night texts and blaming their long-term relationship break up on a lack of trust (which for him is sending explicit pictures) and someone has realised they have no future in their current relationship but have decided to carry on anyway.
Ah the joys of being female. As always any suggestions or comments would be much appreciated.

Learning Something New (hidden treasures)

I recently bought a bag from a local vintage charity shop for £7.50. I bought it because I loved the unusual colour and shape. It was only when I got it home I noticed the label 'Fontana Valentino'. Never for one minute believing it had anything to do with Mr. Valentino himself I googled the name anyway and to my disbelief found out it was a bag in one of his daughters high-street collections.

I always believe in the power of google and that's why I love vintage and second-hand shops so much because you never know what you are going to come across and in the process you have the opportunity to hear about labels and learn history that none of your high street stores would be ever able to give you.

Vintage Sundays at The Empire

I hope all you vintage fashionistas out there managed to make your way down to Vintage Sundays at The Empire last Sunday despite the blustery weather. As if you didn't you really let your inner magpie down (my eyes were all over the place). Unfortunately I am on a (very) tight budget at the moment so I had to control my vintage shopping urge but I hope those who were lucky enough to buy are enjoying their little treasures.
Don't despair though if you weren't brave enough to face the weather last week as I am sure the next fair on the1st August will be just as good, if not better, so start getting weather prepared now and don't let those unique special pieces find someone else's home but yours!

Photo: My one purchase from the fair bought from Jennifer Robinson's stall ( next month I think I might buy one of her windmill charm necklaces....)