Monday, 31 January 2011

Worst Blogger Ever

'Last post August 2010'. errr.....

I have a huge apology to make. In my quest to get along in the big bad world, and find my feet in London again I have been SERIOUSLY neglectful in my peacocking. I do promise I have been busy, and check my other blog for other

I have finished a season long internship with Alexander McQueen menswear. It was an amazing experience, have a look at the collection.

I have soooooo much to share with you. I know its probably a bitl8m8...but stay tuned! haha. x

Thursday, 5 August 2010


Pray silence for my new love. leather. sequins. and shoulder PADS. unworn from Norwood hospice charity shop for £30. I love.

My new shirt gives me an opportunity to show off my other new purchases. A fabulous mixed patent leather bag acquired from Southgate Oxfam for £4. And a waist cinching belt with brilliant gold trimmings for just £2. I've said it before and I'll say it again, Southgate is a brilliant place for gold plated finds!

A Caustic Package...

Danny is my favourite. He shops in Manchester, finds floaty shirts for £4, decides he doesn't like them then sends me post. What's not to love.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Dear God, I haven't blogged since May!! I want to make an excuse, but nothing seems to warrant this massive lapse. Well since May I have moved from Bath to become a Londoner once more. I have had my degree show, and I felt that I should share my peacock look from this important day...

Excuse the gormless expression, and look at the gorgeous fringing! Fringe is so big, with graduate fashion week teaming with the stuff. Mine was actually from topshop. SWEET. My dear friend Ruiadhri Ryan's mother described me as looking 'Utterly edible', which is ironic, due to my fabulous turd brooch (below) made by the darling Daniel Welsh. I'm back in London, and ready to bring you the best peacock bargains for the sunshine. lovely job.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Her name is Lola...

I have been ridiculously lax in blogging here. This is because I have 20 days left of university, and the pen and paper medium is my master. See what I've been up to here

One girl who has certainly been busy is my dear friend and fellow vintage lovvvvvvver Lola. She will be selling vintage treats around the UK soon, so check her blog and follow her on facecrack here, If you liked the little black dress I acquired in Paris, check where she'll be soon, because she has it for sale!!

happy shopping for now x

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Peacock in Paris

I have been awfully slack at blogging here, partially because I have been wholled up making my own garments and creations for Beige Banquet, I've also been working on illustration, and I suppose just plain negligent. As my university course comes to an end I'm sure this will only get worse. But for now I have some seriously fun things to show you, from my Easter weekend in Gay Pari!
I went on an easter Saturday vintage mission, with my usual budget, some scribbled down names of some vintage shops and flea markets and a bit of determination I think I found some Parisian gems.We started off looking around the area of Hotel De Ville and St Paul, looking for 'Free'P'Star', a vintage shop I had read about. The area was really great, and we stumbled across a little shop nearby I couldn't find a name of that was packed full of locals where I managed to find these finds for great prices...This cocktail dress was 10 euros, the crepe fabric and sheer puffy sleeves have that chic Parisian feel.I also found this SWEET 80s/90s playsuit. The pattern has moons, planets, stars and fun oozing from it. Think andy pandy in space. all for 15 euros.I can tell this floral dress will soon be a staple for me, it was 10 euros, and the vibrant florals are so good.Finally from this shop I found this amazing shrit-dress for 5 euros! Brilliant colours, statement collar and cinching in belt. Good for the shy retiring type.

After this shop, we continued our wander and finally found 'Free'P'Star' which was brilliant. I picked up this classic levis jacket, something I'd been meaning to buy, and with the 20 euro price tag and excellent condition, I was really happy with it.

On Saturday afternoon we went to a really nice vintage and antiques market in Porte de Clignacourt. After the rather hagard outskirts, you reach a vintage haven, undrecover of a glass structure, with stores selling books, antiques and of course vintage clothing. After salavating over the beautiful silk dresses and ball gowns, I found this leather bag with fun gold trimmings.

My Parisian journey was brilliant. I can't wait to go again. I will soon be back in Bath with my nose to the grindstone, but at least I have some vintage treats to do it in style.Italic