Thursday, 27 June 2013

Hell On Wheels Costumes

Period Drama Costumes

Hell on Wheels

Another amazing new Western TV series to get us glued on to our screens and do nothing else constructive, damn them. The Gripping tale is set in 1860- post American civil war; A confederation soldier's beautiful wife is killed by Union soldiers, and he embarks on a quest of revenge.







Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Antique Crystal glass Decanter

This is beautiful unusually patterned cut glass decanter, it caught my eye the instance i walked in to the store. With its circular moulds the decanter differs from the usual diamond cut crystal decanters. It is a little heavy and stands at 36 cm in height and 16 cm at its widest.







Friday, 21 June 2013

The Bletchley Circle

This period drama set in 1952 came on our screens towards the end of 2012. If you haven't watched it, here is the plot- Four women who are ex-code breakers at Bletchley Park notice a pattern in several  murders that transpire.








Thursday, 20 June 2013

Retonthenet Vintage Purveyor

This is my latest vintage / antique store find-  stocking absolutely amazing items for us- vintage lifestyle lovers. Retonthenet Vintage Purveyors are an Antique and Vintage retail company that specialises in products dating from 1880s to 1980s.








The Old Artistry Launch Party

The Old Artistry launch event was held on the 15th June 2013 at the stores address in woodstreet market, Walthamstow. Champaign and Afternoon Tea, I have to stress on the scrumptious Tea Cakes- Ultimate indulgence.













Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Hadrian's Wall Wkend- stayed at Willowford B&B

Really enjoyed this trip to the Hadrian's Wall- organised by a good friend of ours. Although it was still snowing like mad, it was a good idea to just get out of London and kill the winter blues. Sharing my Trips away is a decision i made just recently; my time was pre-occupied with blogging for a fashion Magazine, which was a pleasure, plans to embark on my vintage lifestyle blog was constantly being derailed.

Lyme Bay Wineries

My Favourite Ginger Liqueur- last bootle
On my weekender at Hadrian's wall I managed to visit some souvenir shops, explore them is a must - which sometimes raffles the guys feathers a little- they nicknamed me shopperholic. I am not really, as you all know   there are quite a few vintage shops in the country side. it would be a shame not to visit them and find out what treasures they posses.

Monday, 17 June 2013

Dior's Wonderland at Harrods

As Fashionistas out there know that this year April Dior took over the whole of Harrod's 4th floor. Dior was known to nourish a love for England from a very young age. His passion for British elegance stayed him for ever- this was expressed beautifully at the pop up Dior  exhibition in Harrods.







Bewitching Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace, ca. 1900

Latest News on the Antique world:- This exquisite Louis Comfort Tiffany Necklace ca 1900 was appraised between  $30,000 to 40,000 in Seattle, Washington, in the year 2012. The beautiful piece was appraised by a well know appraiser- Jill Burgum. It has been under the possession of the owner for 35 years, where it had been passed down from generation to generation.






Breath taking Capo Di Monte Porcelain Vase



Old Capo de Monte big vase 11”/10”

I'd like to share with you a really beautiful antique find. If you are deep in the world of antique collecting then you have heard of Capo-Di-Monte; first established by king Charles III of Naples; the factory was in operation from 1743 to 1759.

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

The BarBooty Experience at the Haberdashery

Friday 7th 2013 was a Bar-boot affair at The charming Haberdashery, down at Crouch-end north London. First time i heard about the haberdashery was on twitter, naturally i did some digging on google and found that- the charming vintage coffee shop was actually down the road from me-  Fab;





Friday, 7 June 2013

Free Tickets- Vintage Fashion fair & Free Gift Card- Perfume Shop

Hello Beautiful People,

A warm thank you for your support and follows on the Blog, Twitter and Facebook.
To show my appreciation I am giving away a lovely gift which includes:-







Thursday, 6 June 2013

Achieve the Vintage Glam Look with Lipstick & Curls

Summer really is upon us, its beautiful out there and everyone's diary is full with events to attend, it could be with work, with friends or with family or you could be cheekily!... gate crushing, I am often pondering on what to wear, the look i will go for days before the event.

So you've got your outfits sorted and whats remaining is Hair and Makeup, - I know this talented lady called Amanda Moorhouse who owns Lipstick & Curls.





Quirky Vintage Finds from Nifty Thrifty's

Nifty Thrifty Moto- "One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure", - I agree. Filomena who works part-time in PR and a Mother of two- is the owner of Nifty Thrifty.

She has a collection of lovingly selected vintage and retro- Fashion, Home wares and Interiors pieces which she hopes will end up in lovely new homes.





Wednesday, 5 June 2013

A Very Exciting Suprise On Woodstreet Market E17

So today I went to have a look at The Old Artistry in Walthamstow; I thought it would be good to pass by there before the Launch, since I was in that area plus the sun was shining beautifully. Unfortunately the shop was shut, although, it was all OK since I still plan to go for their Launch on the 15th of this month. (I hope to see you there).






Sunday, 2 June 2013

Rock N Roll With Terry De Havilland

In my quest for classic fashion I came across Terry De Havilland shoes; named after the cobbling legend & Founder Terry De Havilland.  His SS13 collection is an inspiration from 70s Glam Rock look- gorgeous platform wedges with 70s in Delicious, flamboyant mix of colours- I am talking blues, reds, oranges, greens, yellow, snake prints. I couldn't help being attracted to the collection.