Friday, 12 July 2013

Attack of the pocket sized puppy

Yesterday I told you of how the summer breeze scuppered the outfit pics.
Today it was something else that threw a spanner in the works, a very tiny dog shaped spanner!
There I was leaning against a tree, trying to look all wistful and romantic when out of no where a tiny critter lunged itself onto my lap. I howled like a banshee cause I didn't know what the heck it was at first. The owner laughed her ass off as did I once I realized that I wasn't being attacked by a killer squirrel.
Fun and larks in the park, that's what summer should be all about.
My lovely mum sent me another two of these awesome crochet tops the other day. Another white one and this fabulous green one...
70s floral print maxi skirt labelled Richard Shops (car boot sale), 80s sunnies (eBay), Floppy straw hat (car boot sale), brass bangles, Frocktasia silk headband & horse-brass necklace, 80s Pierre Cardin sandals (charity shop), Crochet top (from mum). 
The park larking continued with much sprightliness after the dog incident. I was spinning so much I made myself dizzy and had to sit down before I fell down.
I love going barefoot in the park, it is one of life's little pleasures :)
A few weeks ago Sam of Tangled Wigs and Natasha came to my house to shoot some pics for a feature in the summer issue of Tangled Magazine. I was chuffed to bits when I was asked to contribute and needless to say I jumped at the chance. The feature was to be about music festival style created with Sam's fabulous wigs and Frocktasia's retro & vintage threads. 
For some one like myself, who hasn't got a wild mane of natural locks, wigs have always been a true blessing. It is impossible for me to grow my hair beyond shoulder length cause it gets all ratty and I end up making it even thinner when I try to brush out the inevitable knots. I can't wear a fringe either cause my hair is too fine and I've got a high forehead, so I just end up looking like Gregor Fisher's The Baldy Man. Thanks to wigs I've been able to wear the hair of my dreams and create looks that would never have been possible otherwise. 
If I was to go to a huge music festival where I couldn't wash my hair for days, I would definitely pack a few wigs. Not only in order to hide my ratty tresses underneath but to be able to rock looks that rival those of the glampers. I'd probably bring a few different styles so that I could channel a different persona each day.
For the feature I styled four quintessential festival-goer looks, Sam styled four stunning Tangled Wigs to team them with and Natasha did a great job modelling.
Here are some of my favourite pics from the day...
Sam has got some awesome wig styling tutorials on her website. Creating a funky up-do like this one is easier than you may think.
80s Stones Tee that I nabbed from my dad many moons ago, Leather cut-offs from a pair of trousers that I bought at a car boot sale for a song, 80s Wrangler boots (vintage dealer friend), 80s silk scarf  & sunnies (car boot sale).
I am hankering for this stunning 'Woman of the Ghetto' wig from the Happy Feelins' Collection.
Stunning Afghan kuchi dress that is currently up for grabs on my rail for £35, coinbelt worn as headdress (car boot sale), 90s crushed velvet boots (charity shop), 70s camera bag (car boot sale).
Dream hair!? 
I'd like one in every colour please :)
90s customized camo jacket currently on my rail for £20, customized cut-offs currently on my rail for £12, 90s buckle boots (charity shop), beaded bralet (market), Handmade African necklace which was a gift from my lovely mum.
Mark kindly lent us his guitar to use as a prop. Come on Natasha give us a song ;)
70s Indian tapestry wrap skirt (car boot sale), Suede fringed bralet (originally Topshop but bought from the car boot sale), 90s necklace (gift from my sister), crochet headband (charity shop in Sweden), Balinese earrings (gift from Vix).
The brilliant new issue of Tangled Magazine has just become available to enjoy on-line so you can pop over and have a wee read of it right now folks.
I was enormously flattered when Sam asked me if I'd like to contribute to the next issue too. I have so many ideas, you would not believe...for me wigs and vintage threads are a match made in heaven.

Today I will leave you with one of my favourite songs by Massive Attack, enjoy ;)
Happy Friday peeps!
Loads of love,


Panty Buns said...

The floral print and the tailoring of your Richard Shops 70s maxi dress along with the colour and scalloped hem of the crochet top from your mum make a beautiful outfit. I can see where the suddenness of that little dog landing in your lap would be quite startling. It would be a touch on the large side for a killer squirrel. Your photos taken in the park are fun. That pink kuchi dress is pretty. I love that shade of pink, and those wigs are very attractive. If I go looking for a new one (mine's in sorry shape) I'll keep Tangled Wigs in mind.

Krista Gassib said...

You look like summer Jennie leaning against that tree in your floppy hat. I'm laughing at the dog attack, I would have been scared at first too and then ran off with the doggie. Barefoot in the park I remember those days until I almost stepped on a needle, yikes.

How cool you did the styling here, I love the pink dress to bits!

thorne garnet said...

what a cheeky little mute! Cute little thing, at least it wasn't a big dog.

Read the magazine on line, how cool is that for you!

two squirrels said...

Oh you were looking just gorgeous under the tree.........even with a extra.......cute puppy dog.
Love the crochet top from your mummy.
The photo shoot is very cool, love so many of the outfits.
Love V

Liz said...

Love the different looks - especially the pink dress!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Trees said...

Sunshine and puppy joy - love it!! Also love the modelling session, so many different looks :D

Harrie Hattie said...

Fantastic style!!! crochet has to be my favourite. Much love from House Of Harrie Hattie xxx

PinkCheetahVintage said...

The puppy lolzzzzz The wig and vintage photo-shoot is amazing!!! Congrats on such a sweet collaboration!!!

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said...

Det blev ingen resa till London i år, men däremot till Irland där invånarna verkade synnerligen förvånade över hettan/värmen. Det var första gången jag var där och jag gissar att jag kanske har en skev bild av Irland nu. Härligt hur som helst ... Och härligt att du får posera hippiechict mot ett träd i virkat linne och en bohemisk kjol. Alldeles förtjusande hörrö.

Penny-Rose said...

Love the pics of you in the park and the story about the puppy is funny. Think I will go read Tangled mag now, hope you are having a great weekend,

pastcaring said...

Love the Richards Shops maxi skirt, good to know you, and it, survived the puppy attack!
Great photo shoot, so many fabulous looks. xxx

Emalina said...

dreamy park photos, I love your cool outfit and ooh that little photo bombing puppy is adorable!

BellaBean Vintage said...

Love the crochet top and floral skirt - at least a doberman didn't land in your lap! Love the photo shoot especially the Indian tapestry skirt - gorgeous! Jen