Showing posts with label Vintage-a-peel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Vintage-a-peel. Show all posts

Monday, 1 August 2011

Urban foraging and silly posing

It has been a splendiferous summers day here in London.
So we took time out and went for a walkabout in the park & did some impromtu foraging along a nearby nature trail. 
The blackberries are getting ripe now and there's an absolute abundance on the bushes. 
I also wanted to collect some elderberries for making a cold & flu fighting tincture.
I've been very much inspired by my sister as she has been making  loads of jam & cordials lately.
Incidentally she has also recently started a gardening blog called Haveriet
it's written in Danish but if you can't read it there's loads of lovely pics to feast your eyes on too.
I was somewhat "overdressed" today wearing a frock with long sleeves. 
Thank goodness it is made from cotton otherwise I think I would have passed out from overheating but it was kind of good to have a little cover to protect my arms from being rasped to bits by the blackberry thorns.
The frock is from British High Street staple store Topshop but it is from the 70s.
I won it on eBay together with a bunch of other vintage attire a few months back but this was its first outing as it has been lying on my mending pile awaiting my attention.
It was nothing major, just a few stitches to the underarms and it was ready to be rocked again ;)
I love the little row of round fabric clad buttons to the front and the cute ditsy floral print.
Some blackberries destined for a crumble (that we have just devoured)...
A little bit of strutting infront of the camera, as one does ;)
I also picked some wildflowers, so much prettier than a garage forecourt bouquet & free too.
Some more snaps of my lovely dress...
I hunted down a few more vintage Top Shop frocks on-line for your perusing pleasure.
Behind every link is a wonderful vintage frock, go on and click, you know you want to ;)
The top one is from the lovely Liz.
Here's a close-up of print & label for any fellow fabric & label nerds out there ;)
  That's all for today folks!
Hope you've all had a swell day and that the sun didn't go to your head and make you do silly things like posing behind a tree with one leg sticking up in the air, tehe!
Lot's of love,

P.s. If you haven't read it already then there's a fecking brilliant interview to be enjoyed over on The Fashion Turd blog with the undisputed Queen of Quirk Helga.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Pricetags & KATI frocks

This morning something really lovely landed on my doorstep; a parcel containing this fabulous vintage 70s frock...
I've recently bagged four dresses by the same label, namely 'KATI at Laura Phillips'.
Two of them I won on eBay and one I bought from my vintage dealer friend. 
One is still in the post & it's actually the same as the one below but in navy.
When I went to Portobello Market last Friday I actually spotted this dress on one of the stalls there, the seller was asking a whopping £70 for it.
So personally I wouldn't recommend Portobello Market as a place to go bargain hunting but for inspiration it's a cracking place.
How much would this frock cost at Portobello Fashion Market...I wonder ;)
I was scouring the net earlier for 'KATI by Laura Phillips' frocks and I found quite a few on eBay, etsy and various other vintage clothing retail sites. 
I've stuck a heap of links below if you want to click around and have a wee peek on what's up for grabs out there in virtual vintage land.
I did find one frock with what I thought was a 'piss take' rather than a 'price' (and it was in the sale)...
I'm sure you will figure out which one I'm on about if you have a flick through the links but most of the frocks are more than reasonably priced and there's even one up for grabs from the very lovely Liz over at vintage-a-peel...
it's a beaut, I think you'll agree?!
Here's another 'KATI' frock that I bought on eBay last Christmas...
I'm not the only one who likes to wear a 'KATI' frock though!
Here's the always ΓΌber stylish Vix in two of her 'KATI' wonders...
She bagged the blue one from 'the 20p man' at her local Wednesday market...
that chap wouldn't get very far at Portobello, the other traders would have his guts for garters ;)
Here's that list of links for your perusing pleasure, 
each one will take you to a 'KATI at Laura Phillips' frock:

The last one is the same as the one I bought on eBay, obviously they must have made a shedload of these cause that's the fourth I've seen in one month ;)
 I hope my other 'KATI' arrives tomorrow, I can't wait to try it on in blue ;)
Lot's of love,
YOWZA, go Jessie J :)

P.s. Darlings don't forget to enter the That's my bag! giveaway,
it finishes on Thursday evening ;)