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Wednesday
Jul 2013

Garsington Opera

Posted in There's {a} Way

OperaHello! This past weekend I also attended the opera in the countryside which was a fabulously formal affair.  I had found this vintage dress some time back and was just waiting for the right occasion to wear it. I opted to keep accessories in the same colour scheme (the dress was drama enough) and topped the look off with a rich red lip for a pop of elegant colour.  For some of my top picks for recreating the look be sure to scroll through the gallery of items below. This is the time to find some great deals as sales are in final markdown phase!  Cheers!OperaOpera

Everyone talks about making a grand entrance.... I am a firm believer in making just as grand an exit!

Everyone talks about making a grand entrance…. I am a firm believer in making just as grand an exit!

dress: vintage,  shoes: Zara (recent),  earrings: gift,  belt: Forever 21 (old), lips: Kate Moss for Rimmel

 

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Wednesday
Feb 2012

My happy place

Posted in There's {a} Way

Hello! I was so inspired by this penguin printed skirt, and what better place to wear it than with my perfect little friends at the London Zoo! They are just simply the best and always bring a smile to my face. If you are not able to visit in person, have no fear, because you can view these little cuties via the live web cam the zoo has set up! (As if life could get any sweeter.)  If you happen to suffer a withdrawal at night time when the little guys are asleep this little laughing penguin video may just do the trick. Cheers!

skirt: Charlotte Taylor,  top: vintage Blitz,  belt: Mango,  shoes: Chie Mihara,  earrings: Elizabeth Cole,  watch: Michael Kors

guest photographer Tim Serkes

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Tuesday
Dec 2011

Beyond Retro

Posted in Stores

 

Beyond Retro is a fabulous London based vintage store with two locations. One is nestled in the heart of Soho and the other is just a hop skip and a jump off of Brick Lane in East London. The latter is the larger of the two and the one I tend to frequent as the racks are packed with amazing finds. They carry men’s and women’s clothes, shoes & accessories, and everything is in mint condition. Definitely worth stopping by or even shopping online as their product assortment is fantastic.

www.beyondretro.com

Brick Lane location: 110-112 Cheshire St, London E2 6EJ

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 7:00pm, Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm, Sunday 11:30am to 6:00pm

Telephone: 020 7613 3636

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Tuesday
Dec 2011

Criterion Auction

Posted in Stores

This is by far the most exciting place to be on a Monday at 3:00pm! Criterion Auction House holds weekly auctions where you never know what you may end up walking out with. I have been on numerous occasions as every week brings in a new assortment of vintage and antique treasures. The range of products is spectacular as they have furniture, artwork, fine china, jewellery, mantle clocks, light fixtures, and that very special item you did not even know you needed in your life until you walked in the door that day! They once had a framed Christmas card from Prince Charles that I desperately wanted to hang on the wall in my flat to dupe guests….”oh yes we go way back Charles and I, (followed by haughty laughter).”  However once the bidding escalated to over 200 pounds I politely withdrew. If you are looking to pick up a great deal or a unique gift this is the place to go and it is quite a thrilling way to spend an afternoon. If you are unable to make it in person you may also bid live over the phone when your item lot is up,  or you may pop in over the weekend and complete a bidding slip for them to bid in your absence.

www.criterionauctioneers.com

Address: 53 Essex Road, Islington, London N1 2SF

Telephone: 020 7359 5707

Hours: Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday & Sunday 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday 10:00am onwards with the AUCTION at 3:00pm every Monday.

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Thursday
Dec 2011

Hirst Antiques

Posted in Stores

I love jewellery (in case you had not noticed). I consider it to be one of the easiest ways to glam up an outfit, or completely reinvent a basic ensemble by just swapping out the accessories. It is also much more affordable to buy a few great pieces rather than a few new outfits. The more sparkle the better in my opinion.

Therefore Hirst Antiques is a must go, do not bypass, leave the boy at home (unless he is buying) if ever in need of a little bit of glam.  The teeny tiny space is filled to the brim with gorgeous, unique and amazing pieces that will make you swoon.  They have “conversation starting” pieces by Chanel, Kenneth Jay Lane, Miriam Haskell, and Christian Lacroix (just to name a few).  Prices run the full spectrum depending upon the item, designer and year it was made. Men do not feel left out as they do have a great selection of cufflinks to add a little dapper to your day. As if things could not get any better it is also right by Portabello Market so you can continue your vintage treasure hunting! Talk about a perfect day.

www.hirstantiques.co.uk

Address: 59 Pembridge Road,  London W11 3HN

Telephone:  02077279364

Hours:   Monday through Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm,  Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm,  Sunday: closed

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