Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Peekaboo spring & Wig Wednesday

I bought the vintage-inspired frock that I am wearing today from a car boot sale, it's labelled Monsoon Fusion.
I've never bought anything new from Monsoon, come to think of it I can't even remember ever going into one of their shops. That's not to say I don't like the look of their clothes cause I do, it's just that their prices have always been a little bit prohibitive for the likes of me. Thank goodness for second hand :)
The Monsoon signature style is very folk-inspired often with embroidery and embellishment, what's not to love?!
Labelled UK18 it's way too big for me in the chest region but when teamed with my trusty suede waistcoat, no problem :)
Spring is still playing peekaboo hence the tights and boots. I was actually regretting not putting on a jacket, it was a wee bit chilly today....bonkers!
The Rhododendron is now in full bloom, I'll give it one more week before moving on to another backdrop. It is very beautiful, the flower clusters are reminiscent of those fabulous vintage petal swimming caps.
I bought a "new" pair of sunnies from the car boot sale yesterday, check these bad boys out...
They are from last years MauStein x Asos colab collection. Sunnies in this collection retailed from £45 to £70 a pair, I paid 50p for mine.
Whilst on the subject of collaborations...
When I met Sam, the founder and amazing driving force behind Tangled Wigs at the last Dandy Lion Market, she asked me if I'd be interested in taking part in an event that she was planning for Wig Wednesday on behalf on CLIC sargent cancer charity.
Charity fundraiser, wigs, frocks, hair- and make-up professionals, music, cocktails and the dolly box...of course I want to take part, I mean who wouldn't?!
You can get in on the action too by popping down to Barrio East, 141-143 Shoreditch High Street tomorrow Wednesday the 22nd May from 5.30pm until 11pm. You will be able to raid my awesome Barbie themed rail, try on a wig and have it professionally styled, there's even a professional make-up artist there to make you look even more beautiful than you already are. After all the primping and preening you also get to step into the dolly box to get some photographic evidence of your fabulousness...
I know it's Wednesday and apparently we shouldn't have fun on a school night but rip up the rule book for once and come down and grab a cocktail or five, this is going to be a hoot and a half and what more it is for a darn good cause :)
Huzzah for Wig Wednesday!
Hope you are all doing great peeps :)
Loads of love,


Connie said...

JA!!! Thank goodness for second hand!! You look super.

Melanie said...

No wonder you fell in love with that dress. And a waistcoat has come to my rescue on more than one occasion as well. Gorgeous.
Fantastic score on the sunglasses too.
The wig event sounds like lots of fun. I hope you post photos!

PinkCheetahVintage said...

I am going to come and steal those sunnies!! Lucky you! I've never even heard of that clothes brand before but the detail on the dress are lovely. You know I <3 that vest already!
Becky :)

Mrs. D said...

Great scores! I agree with the Monsoon prices... way too much!
I wish I was in London, the Wednesday event sounds like a load of fun!!!

Carina Rosenholm said...

Kanonfin klänning!!
Åh ja det är så roligt att fynda ... våren tog regn paus här med - regn . Fina färger med blommor i bakgrunden!

Olga Rani said...

Beautiful dress and looks great with the waistcoat. I like Monsoon and have a few things from this brand in my wardrobe. Their prices are too high for me too and I bought mine during the sale with 50% off.

thorne garnet said...

I use the elastic belt trick if a waist is too big. I've never heard of that dress company, but I love that style of dress. Wig Wednesday sounds like fun

Vix said...

I do love Monsoon. Don't dismiss them as being too expensive though, their sales are often insane, I've seen the dresses marked down to £5 and the jewellery from 50p!
That dress is a beauty. You can't beat the old waistcoat trick for hiding a mahoosively oversized frock.
Good luck with the wig fair, sounds a hoot! xxx

pastcaring said...

The dress is very pretty. With the groovy waistcoat, you'd never know it is too big for you! Like Vix, I've found some stuff in Monsoon which has been massively reduced - admittedly it has been gifts for other people rather than stuff for me!
Hope your Wig Wednesday event goes well. xxx

Frocktasia said...

Vix & Curtise, you're right if I was to bother my arse and go out and have a look in the sales then I'd probably find that even I could afford to shop in Monsoon. I just remember drooling over the hippie inspired pieces in the window display many moons ago and despairing cause the frocks cost over £50 and that was back in the mid 90s. At the time I was working as a laundry assistant in an old folks home in Edinburgh, I was on £3 an hour and paying £80 a week rent so £50 for a frock was a complete impossibility. I don't shop on the High Street at all now but I still like to have a wee look on-line, just to see what the big hitters are peddling....xXx

Emalina said...

I'm a big fan of buying gorgeous Monsoon dresses on ebay and charity shops, they tend to be so timeless and well made. That dress with the waistcoat is uber cute on you, so your style Jennie! I love that blue on you.

Penny-Rose said...

I have found the odd Monsoon item over the years but nothing as lovely as that dress. The waistcoat is a perfect match!

Reva Ford said...

You look faboo and I've missed you :)
I'd love to go try on wigs with ou today!

Bella Q said...

Gorgeous boho vixen you! You look amazing- and that dress is so pretty! But I suspect you can make almost any dress look unforgettable. I love the look of this post too- very fun to read and charming to view. xo Bella Q