Monday, 18 January 2010

Winter warmers

Well hopefully we have seen the last of the snow, England doesn't seem to deal with the white stuff very well, and I myself have very little appropriate footwear to cope. It does however give you an excuse to wrap up, and here are my two favourite vintage winter coats...

First up, is one of my truly most original finds ever. This green coat is made from wool, with a faux fur trim (I wouldn't have it any other way!) And amazing applique of little characters on the back. It has a label inside that says 'Ungava Bay', which after further investigation I have discovered is a bay north of Quebec in Canada. I can only guess the coat was originally some sort of souvenir item probably from the 80s or early 90s, but its certainly rare, and amazingly warm! The label (not shown) has a pretty fun picture of a killer whale on it. I found it stuffed in a bargain bin of a vintage shop in East London, and spent £3o on it! who'd have thought!

Next, is a real staple in my wardrobe; my faux fur black coat. It was quite hard to capture it in a photograph, but you can get some idea from the picture above. I bought it for £20 from Norwood charity shop in Southgate, North London -70 Chase Side N14 5PH. They raise money for families and children, and always have really glitzy things in there, so definitely worth a visit!

Friday, 15 January 2010


Roll up Roll up vintage lovers... My friend and current housemate Genevieve Rogers has finally launched her very own bloggy woggy. have a looksee. Shes a talented new fashion designer, and the blog features her own work, and ideas and thoughts...
Heres the scoundrel doing what she does best. posing! Genevieve Rogers watch this space xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


I had a fabulous time on New Years Eve this year- the perfect Peacock occasion!

I was lucky enough to spend it with some gorgeous people, and wore a gorgeous jacket... I'm so sad it's not mine. The splendid purple ensemble belongs to the ever-talented Daniel Welsh, whose city (Manchester) we visited for the occasion. The jacket is 80s and found in a pound shop in Manchester, I particularly liked the ruffled shoulders...

That is darling Daniel, and also Catherine Scrivener, a photography
student in Blackpool. 2010 means big things for Daniel, with a new fashion, art and film magazine coming out, featuring work from Catherine, myself and the ever amazing Shane Wilson seen here, bringing in the new year in splendid style with my good self, sporting Danny's purple perfection. I am working with Shane on a video this year that is proving to be very exciting.

HAPPY NEW YEAR little monsters x

Peacock Christmas...

I have been a very lucky girl this Christmas season! Plus it was my birthday on Boxing day, so my loved ones gave me some beautiful peacock presents, that deserve to be shown off at every opportunity...

My Brother lives in Leeds and got me two wonderful vintage pieces from the vintage shops in this vibrant, exciting city...

This beautiful silk scarf decorated with Pablo Picasso print. So good.

And these Beautiful leather gloves. Top sibling points for him!

Darling Dearest Gabrielle (of 'while the boys are away...') and Jasper got me this amazing Moschino coin purse for my birthday. Its not vintage, but its so lovely, I couldn't miss it out!
My friend Hannah got these brilliant vintage gold earings from a shop in our hometown of Barnet for my birthday. I love them I've barely taken them off!

To continue the earring theme, Holly Hilden and Lucy Aebischer's amazing gift selection included these gorgeous blue earrings...

These girls were so generous to me, as always I cannot speak highly enough of them. Check their stuff out! Their gifts also included one of Lucy's 'nutzilla' toys I'd had me eye on him so I was chuffed! He's made from felt and vintage 80s fabric by Lucy herself.

Perhaps my favourite gift from the troublesome twosome were these 80s shoe clips. They really remind me of the aesthetic from Christina Aguilera's video 'Ain't no other man'. The mixture of eras, and siren glamour is such a fun look for 2010.

Red suede shoes from 'Instant Vintage' on Bricklane, London. Holly sells similar things at fairs and shows around London. Check out Lola's vintage wardrobe to find her at her next event!

Thank you all for all the fabulous presents.
Charity shoppers be alert! January is a prime time for the charity shops- one girl's unwanted present is another girl's sparkletastic 2010...