Entries Tagged as 'Fashion'
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Posted on: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I have new glasses – and for once I’m rather excited. It’s so hard to find frames I actually like, especially since most vintage ones are far too delicate to hold my 1″ thick frames (I am terribly short-sighted).
For years I’ve been dreaming of some giant Jarvis Cocker-like frames, and I am really thrilled with these tortoiseshell ones by Derek Cardigan which I got from Lensway. I found they had a really fantastic selection of vintage-style glasses, from cat eye frames to typically 30s round ones.
If you’re not sure what to get, they have a handy face guide to give you some tips on what kind of glasses will suit your face shape, and all their frames are far cheaper than on the highstreet. Mine were £89 instead of £370!
So yes, I am more than pleased, so much so that after three years of non-stop contactlense wearing, I proudly wore them out today.
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Posted on: Monday, November 19, 2012
Before you go holding on to hotdog sandwiches to keep your fingers warm this winter, consider these fab sausage dog mittens by People Tree. Fair trade wool eco credentials plus cute wursthund makes this one a winner to me.
Posted on: Saturday, November 17, 2012
Hong Kong based fashion label Nishe was founded in 2008 by Polly Siu. I love the OTT amount of ruffles and early 70s influence on cuts and button panneling.
Posted on: Monday, November 12, 2012
After years of lugging the same bag around with me I’d finally reached satchel fatigue. Last week I took to eBay to see if I could find any bargains, and came across an Orla Kiely Ivy bag. It had quite a few wear and tear marks but I ended up buying for under £100 – a total steal. It’s real leather and very well-made so hopefully it’ll last me a long time.
Posted on: Friday, November 9, 2012
One for my Christmas wish list – the amazing Vivetta Primrose hand collar. I love how it’s a bit Hitchcock, like a glamorous noir heroine trying to strangle you.
Posted on: Sunday, November 4, 2012
This Saturday The Doc and I were treated to new Bond Skyfall and a dinner at Italian ristorante Zizzi, all thanks to err Ladbrokes. You see they are all about gambling and so is Bond of course, and to celebrate this connection, and the ability to indulge in some casino atmosphere wherever you might be thanks to Ladbrokes’ online offering (visit the site here), I was given a cinema and meal voucher to have a great night out on the town,
I tried my best at a late Sixties Bond girl look and went for a floppy hat and fake fur coat combo, not at all casino-ready but warm enough for the autumn chill.
I am a huge Bond fan and Skyfall is right up there among the best the series has produced. Javier Bardem’s baddie Silva is quite possibly the best Bond villain ever, London plays a central part in the plot and there are little nostalgic nods to the Bond franchise throughout the film that I really enjoyed. The casino scene (it wouldn’t be Bond without one) is particularly amazing. Set in Macau, Bond arrives via boat gliding through lit up dragon figures to meet the beautiful Severine, whose look was more than just a nod to the Thirties. Basically just go and watch it, it’s fab!
We followed up the cinema with dinner at Zizzi’s which was an excellent new discovery. The Italian sharing platter was simply delicious and our mains (pizza for him, chili prawn spaghetti for me) didn’t disappoint either. I loved the special Italian Feast menu by fellow Sixties girl Gizzi Erskine raising funds for the Prince’s Trust. Eating for charity is right up my street!
Posted on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
A while ago I was asked by accessories provider Swagger & Swoon if I wanted to try out one of their cravats. I rarely wear shirts but The Doc is an avid fan of neckwear so he picked out this really fab Fort & Stone silk cravat in ‘Baroque Ancient Paisley on Gold’ to try. He really loved the pattern and feel, and dare I say, he thinks he looks terribly handsome wearing it!