LITERALLY cannot wait!!!

not waving... Soggy!

Is it ever going to stop raining!!!..
Seriously!.. its august! (ok just..but still!)

the fast forward into autumn means that all i want to do is watch dvd's and snuggle in my duvet!

It has also meant that i am seriously reconsidering my Autumn wardrobe.. is it waterproof? and will my feet get wet? are now my two top priorities!

In february these were my faveourite looks.. but now im looking at barbour jackets, shearling and boots.anything to keep warm and dry!

my wishlist currently includes:

lots of autumnal coloured cardigans... argyle knits that i can belt. - pringle preferably!
a new tan vintage thin belt to wear with above cardigans!
a barbour jacket.. or a Zara copy which seem less bulky..
a tweed fitted blazer (maybe this dries one)

a big wooly hat!
a new umbrella - yellow topshop one for some sunshine!

a cape .. i have tried on quite a lot now.. topshop is number one at the moment but id love to find a vintage one!
some sexy satin bits to wear under all the layers!

check shirts and cords :) definately these wide leg topshop ones.. £80 though!

Reading Festival this weekend is going to be fun!! i must remember my wellies!

curtain rail storage

I love this idea of using a curtain rail and butchers hooks to store items and hang hats.. fab for a hall with no width for a shelf. x

Serge Leblon

I initially searched for Photographer Serge Leblon's images as I love the styling in this shoot below:

but the rest of his images are quite beautiful too!

Interactive music Videos...

Wow!.. check out Sony Music's Phil Clandillon and Steve Milbourne's interactive music videos!..

The pair have been the brains behind a number of amazingly innovative new videos...

For the editors they hijacked googlemaps so that users could preview tracks from the albumn in the areas of London that inspired them!

here is a youtube video showing how it works..

they also created an interactive weather music video for lissie!..

you can change the background to represent the weather anywhere in the world..
watch it here

other projects include ACDC's excel video

and Kasabians Football Hero, A cross between Guitar Hero and a football game where instead of pressing buttons on a plastic replica guitar, footballers had to hit coloured buttons on a wall several yards away in time to a fret board display projected above...

heres a techy quote! "The coloured buttons on the typical guitar controller were replaced by five huge pressure sensitive pads which were carefully positioned on the wall in order to line up with the game's descending notes," he continues. "Each of the pads contained a piezoelectric vibration sensor, and these were wired back to an Arduino, which in turn was connected to the MacBook Pro we used to run the software. The footballers had to try to hit the pads in time with the music in order to play the Kasabian track Underdog."
There's also a short behind the scenes film:

Personal Library

How awesome is this personal library kit from Knock Knock!..

no more lost books! x

i also love the 'gifts for annoying people' section! x

V.A.G - Sunday

What I wore:


The sun finally shining!

Puppini Sisters

Waltz class in the Torch Club

The Chap Olympiads

Wayne Hemingways DJ set

Pearl and Daisy Lowe's fashion show

our Vintage photobooth pictures

travelling onthe train with all my vintage luggage!

Friday at Goodwood

Saturday at Goodwood

Reviews here and here

Pictures here

V.A.G - Saturday

I wore:


Getting our hair done in the beauty parlour:

Watching Bugsy Malone and trying to start a sing-a-long in the Vintage Cinema:

Madeleine buying and altering her dress!

Bumping into the guy who sold me the dress i was wearing in Beyond Retro!

Dinner in the Torch Club

Friday highlights..

reviews here and here

Facebook images! x

V.A.G - Friday Highlights

This is what i wore:

Exploring the site..

hiding from the rain!

Raving in the warehouse!

Riding the helter skelter..

Jiving in the Rock n Roll tent xx

Check out my reviews here and here

and check out my Facebook for pictures. xx

Vintage at Goodwood

I dont even know where to begin with Vintage at Goodwood.... the weekend, the clothes, the controversy surrounding the organisers... having already reviewed the festival for both Amelia's magazine and Queens of Vintage I feel that i haven't even touched on the conflicting reviews, what i got up to, or my own impressions..

I was lucky enough to get into the festival for free for the entire weekend.. not through the supposedly impossible to obtain press passes but through volunteering for Keep Britain Tidy. 3 hours of PR t-shirt wearing whilst collecting litter for an artist to use entitled me to free camping, weekend ticket and a free meal per day!.. amazing!.. had i not volunteered I doubt I would have been able to afford to go. Not that i think the weekend is overpriced, it falls in with other festivals pricing and did offer a lot, however as I knew it would be focused on shopping, (how can i trawl vintage fairs and not buy anything) i was lucky enough to be able to spend my money on the stalls , not on the ticket price.

I arrived at the site with trepidation, i really didnt have a clue what to expect. I was lucky enough to be with one of my best friends who I dont get to see nearly enough and the festivals website and hype sounded like the ideal weekend.. but it was a festival? ... a camping, drinking, muddy festival... and i had packed all vintage... and wanted to dress up!.. how was this going to work!?

We had entry to the site before anyone else and got to wander round what felt like a deserted film set and explore before the crowds...

At first the site appeared quite small.. i wondered how i was going to fill my weekend once i'd been round the vintage stalls,and began to think that it was more of a day trip event, however there were so many activities throughout the weekend that we found ourselves timetabling our days to fit it all in.. and it was the weekend crowd, stall owners and participants that ready made the festival. there was such a great community spirit among everyone.

As I'd heard quite a bit of bad press before the event i made a point to try to dig and while there were a few grumblings (Glamping appears to have been a nightmare!) everyone was so optimistic and out to have a good time. Dont get me wrong it is a commercial venture, the chain store sponsers and expensive merchandise won't let you forget it, and the many fancy dress outfits or those who didnt dress up at all did at times feel a bit voyeuristic. If one more person had asked for my photo i think I would have charged!.. those dressed in vintage are not part of the show!...hopefully next year more day -trippers will particiapte rather than treating it like a zoo!

overall though I had an amazing weekend. many have complained about not being paid, or the commercial nature of the weekend. I dont feel that anyone immersed in vintage culture will ever be satisfied with a festival that is expected to pull crowds of thousands, of all ages. Sure living in london we are lucky enough to go to some of the best vintage stalls, clubs and the chaps olympiad but to many Vintage at Goodwood was the first time they would have heard of the shops or events, and hopefully they have taken away cards, and websites and can bring money into the scene later on.

I also enjoyed the fact that everyone was equal over the weekend. there were no shortcuts for press, no pre booking, everything was first come first served, which although meant many missed out (multiple showings next year please!) was by far the fairest way to do it.

for its first year i feel that Goodwood made an excellent effort, hopefully next year can only get better, I for one will definately be going, hopefully with a stall! xx

Day by Day reviews to come....
check out my Facebook for many images!
Also have a read of these brilliant reviews below xx

Amelia's magazine (mine)
Amelia's magazine (Amelia's!)
Vintage Secret
Retro Chick for Queens of Vintage
London Plinth
Mien Magazine
Alex Loves

Expensive lunch!

oops.... Today has been very stressful... i have had to amend a budget for a job around 50 times, burn many CD's for clients who already have all the images and generally run around like a headless chicken in the office on my own!.. around lunchtime i snapped and decided i was going outside for a cup of tea no matter what needed doing!.. out into the rain i stomped.. and came back with these!..

oh so lovely vintage tulle.. this one is a bit big so will need pinning but was £10 cheaper than the new ones!

i love the pattern on this dress.. and it fits perfectly!.. thank goodness it has a hidden zip and buttons though otherwise it wouldnt have gone over my head!

this skirt is gorgeous!.. it reminds me of the Louis Vuitton for A/W10! i may wear my new tulle underneath to pouff it up!

and something for the boyfriend... so i dont feel so guilty!


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