I kicked off the weekend on Saturday by travelling down to London to be a promo gal for Collectif Clothing (www.collectif.co.uk) who specialise in 40's and 50's inspired clothing. I had such a blast and made a new friend called Hollie and I can't wait to see her again for some more clothing promo fun, who knows maybe even a burlesque night out!
I had such fun at Collectif! As a thank you for flyering we were given the choice of a dress from their collection. I chose the "Stella Doll Dress" in a Cherry Stem print. I was having so much fun I decided to treat myself to 2 new dresses; a plain black 40's inspired flared dress and a very raunchy leopard print halter neck sarong dress!
This is how I decided to have my hair and makeup.... I have to give praise to eBay for my false eyelashes. I paid £3.99 for TEN pairs - and since I wear glasses, I have to cut them in half and only wear them on the outer corners. Which means, effectively I have 20 pairs of false lashes for £4! Which is insanely amazing value for money! I love my falsies!
And if that wasn't enough, I had to literally run for the train, as I had tickets to Hedna's The Vintage Nightclub event at the Stables theatre in Wavendon. I decided to wear my new Collectif dress, as we had very little time to change my outfit, so I thought, why not! I would have liked to have worn my R&K Originals 50's black velvet flared dress, but time sadly didn't allow it.
This is me and my Mumma at Hedna's!
Thankfully Hedna's will be back at The Stables in October! Wahooo!
On the Sunday Mumma and I drove to Northampton to visit our favourite shop A Most Marvellous Place to Shop, where we had Sunday Afternoon Tea!
Whilst having a good rummage I picked up an absolutely incredible 1940's grey wool dress. It's in such incredible condition for its age. It's too big for me, so I'm thinking of selling it, or having it altered to fit.. I haven't quite decided yet!
I also bought myself another 1950's lucite brooch with the original fitting on the back and a glass display cabinet that I've been hankering after for a while. I love putting my jewellery on display so I bought this:
After our gorgeous extravagant afternoon tea, we decided to take a trip out to an antique shop in Amptill that is amazingly, open on sunday! I wish more shops were open on a sunday... it's such a lovely thing to do at the end of your weekend...
So I've been hankering after an evening bag for a while now so I bought myself this... it's a 1950's Austrian Crystal handbag made by Le Soir.
My piece de resistance is this gorgeous 1950's tartan day dress by one of my favourite vintage companies 'R&K Original' - I paid just twenty pounds for this dress! Incredible. I love it so much!
Just as I was writing this blog, the postie delivered these - I paid 99p for them on ebay! 3 pairs of 50's earrings for 99p, can't say fairer than that! hehe.