30 Aug 2010

This weeks wants....

As ever I am always on the want, here are a few things that are on my August pay day list that I have seen and fell in love with.

Sheer Garter Tights

The playfulness of these tights is fabulous. They would be great to update a classic LBD or add some interest to a pencil skirt. These can be found at Topshop for £8.00

French Connection Wisteria Lane Dress

I love the cut and shape of this dress. This crepe embroidered shift dress is sequinned with beaded tassel shoulder pads.
Graphic prints are going to be a strong trend as we move into Autumn/Winter. This dress would look great teamed with a pair of heels on a Saturday night but also paired down with tights and a belted cardigan.  Team with a leather jacket and ankle boots for a retro party look

This dress is a little pricier at £195 but would be an excellent investment for injecting some winter colour into your winter wardrobe.

Hooded Military Cape.

Military is everywhere at the moment, ASOS have combined two key trends in this coat. This is a real statement piece. This hooded cape can be found at ASOS.com for £70.00 .

16 Aug 2010

Vintage at Goodwood 13th-15th August 2010

My friend and I had a fantastic time this weekend at the launch of Goodwood’s ‘Vintage at Goodwood’

After much fumbling around in the dark late on Friday night trying to assemble our tent for our weekend stay, the challenge was on to emerge a vision of vintage beauty the following morning.

This was the first of what I hope to be an annual festival of music and fashion created by Wayne Hemingway of Red or Dead fame.

He led the celebration of creative British cool from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s, featuring the leading DJs, bands, collectors, purveyors of vintage clothing and vintage vinyl from each decade, as well as contemporary bands and brands inspired by Britain’s rich creative and cultural heritage.

The site was transformed into a mini high street with areas trailing off to the sides for vintage fashion, clothing along with music and dancing.

As soon as we arrived into the village the buzz was immense, our eyes were met with beauties dressed in full on 50’s dresses, adorned with veiled hats and gloves, RAF pilots , Land Army Girls, to more 70’s laid back free love looks.

There was a dance floor where people were swinging and jiving along to great live bands.

I was so impressed with the effort that people had made for this three day event; I am already planning my outfit for Vintage at Goodwood 2011. This is a definitely a festival to watch, I predict it will get bigger and bigger!

For all the pictures including my favorite outfits click here -