Wednesday, 5 October 2011
I've always had a soft spot for charity shops and have been able to find some amazing pieces, for example my beauts satchel bag I found in the downstairs of an Oxfam in Southfield when doing a visual merchandising course and the woman gave it to me for two quid! I was like, err okay that's cool... *runs outside a cries with happiness*
Therefore I was sort of hoping that the charity shops in Wallington would be equally as successful, however I did have my doubts... As it is Wallington... But as I was working in there the other week I stumbled across a blouse in the red box (average brands eg Marks&Sparks) and it was so nice! Cream with three blue strips down the front fastened by little gold buttons! I went to tag the label and realised that it in fact read "Aquascutum" in amongst mark&sparks.... not so sure. So I asked the guy, Simon, who was in the room with us if I should tag it as a "high label" piece and to my utter disgust he replied that he had never heard of Aquascutum. I almost died. Then my friend Charmaine also turned around and said she had no idea. To which I really did almost die.
So I bought it- it will obviously be much more loved in my company- and for £2.80!!
Today's the first day I've had the chance to wear it, to sixth form open day, but even so it's a memorable occassion. Slightly odd that I treat my clothes as though they were people, but never mind.
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
I am a complete foney at this whole blogging thing. Apparently you're meant to be blogging about 8- or something ridiculous like that- times a day, but ever so sorry to dissapoint, but i do have a life! However I am going to try to blog more frequently, think I might start with one post a day and work my way up...
I had a look at the blog's stats the other day and found that it was still getting quite a few views per day so i thought i might as well share something new.
I'm typing all of this off of my phone by the way as I thought it would make it easier to blog more frequently so I apologise in advance for any spelling mistakes and how it looks on the pc...
Anyway this was just my little warning, I will blog tomorrow at some point so have a look! Night all xxx
Saturday, 4 June 2011
The stereotypical London male worker in my mind is in business of some sort, in an office somewhere, who strolls around in a clean cut BLACK Hugo Boss suit with a brief case clutched under one arm. And by the looks of things I'm growing more and more disappointed in the way that male Londoners express themselves. No artistic flare to be seen. And why does every suit I see have to be black?! Where is the bloody colour?!
However one very beautiful Londoner has just appeared in my mind who had the artistic flare of a God- Mister Lee Alexander McQueen. He had more creativity in one eyelash than these brief case soldiers have in their entire bodies!I truly believe he is an inspiration. And should be for all men. He grew up in Stratford, London being the youngest child of six and found a job along Saville Row at the age of sixteen working in a tailors which is where his journey is said to have begun.
It's just a bit sad to see all of these men passing by with the potential to be as great as McQueen, but instead they're dressing the same every day and working in politics or something boring like that. Fair enough if they want to be smart and enjoy politics, but there must be some other way to appear smart without the repeatitive black?
Thursday, 19 May 2011
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD. WESTWOOD VIVIENNE. VIVWOOD WESTIENNE. WESTIENNE VIVWOOD. VIVWEST WOODIENNE. WOODIENNE VIVWEST.
The woman has also received an OBE from the Queen leaving her DAME Vivienne Westwood.
Friday, 4 March 2011
With a touch of the deep bohemian colours shown often by Marc Jacobs and the darkness of the future Autumn/ Winter 2011/12 it is the perfect mix! If John Galliano were to go out after any show, this was the one.