Monday, 1 April 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
My new obsession is with flowing dresses, linen and hemp tunics of all descriptions, and Pre-Raphaelite red hair inspired by my recent discovery of old TV series Robin of Sherwood.
With the weather so gloomy recently in the UK, I've been devouring the box set and dreaming of summer days in the wood.
Saturday, 19 January 2013
It's been an age since I last posted on here....oops! New series of P G Woodehouse's Blandings Castle novels on the BBC starring Timothy Spall and Jennifer Saunders...not much 20's style frock candy yet but pretty funny adaptation I thought.
Sunday, 16 September 2012
It's autumn and the new series of Downton Abbey is nearly upon us...the plot has arrived in the roaring twenties and the trailer shows that there will be lots more lovely costumes...can't wait!
Sunday, 19 August 2012
After many years of admiring what katie did corsets, I finally cracked and got one in their most recent sale. It is a 'Sofia' in black silk that goes down to a 22 inch reduced waist (from my natural 25 inch waist). I've always been quite interested in tight lacing, so am intrigued to give it a try. At the moment I'm trying to 'season' the corset by wearing for an hour a day at the loosest setting, to give it a chance to shape to my body. There are lots of videos by Lucy's corsetry on Youtube that show how to break in and store new corsets that I found really helpful. Then I'll try working up to reducing further... although it takes a bit of getting used to, the shape and hold of the corset seems really high quality, immediately improving my posture and smoothing out the waist. Whilst I admire extreme body modifiers who get down to 16 inches, I don't think I'd ever have the patience or dedication to go to a really small waist size!
Sunday, 22 July 2012
Long a bastion of the forties vintage brigade (including the vintage mafia)...I see a bit of Deco is creeping into the proceedings at the Chap Olympiad!
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Zara is your friend here for tailored tuxedo blazers!