Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Surrendering to antiquities



Outfit details

Headband

I bought two daisy golden metal headbands from primark and put them on both sides of my head, creating a point

Vest tabard

Late Victorian to early Edwardian pink flower print and fringe and pipeing on navy blue silk.

Dress

Early 1950s sun dress playsuit in a raspberry and mint green floral 

Earrings

Georgian replicas from the gift shop in the Wallace collection museum

Lipstick

24 hour revlon





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The Wallace collection revisited







Since I was very little, I have been obsessed with museum shops.  I always wondered why they never made affordable copies of the magical and relevant small pieces from the exhibitions.  It's always nerdy things like mirrors and pencils.  Finally my dream came true, and the gift shop had a section with rows and rows of affordable jewellery inspired by Georgian, Medieval, and Victorian pieces!!!!!!!   

When ever I would like to celebrate anything, I am going there with some friends to help clear the section, instead of nerdy (expected) celebratory drinks!   

I am going to be wearing all of the earrings (above) way too much!


I have done a heavily documented post already about the Wallace collection!

You can see it here


Outfit details


Playsuit

1950s pastel plaid pleated cotton with built in bloomers underneath

Ribbons

Various victorian and 1920s polka dot and floral jacquard a

Purse

1950s floral


Monday, July 14, 2014

1930s swimsuit 



Outfit details

Swimsuit worn as top

1930s red and cream striped swimsuit

Swimsuit worn as bottom

1980s safari mens swim trunks

Shoes 

Clear transparent plastic 

Ribbon

Victorian red cream and blue

Purse

1950s floral square purse

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Oxford











I was so happy my Mom decided to come on my Dad's business trip to oxford.  After visiting Ehsan and I in London for dinner, I travelled back to oxford with my parents and spent a couple of days exploring the city with them.  We found a shop where the real life Alice,  Lewis carol was inspired byword frequently visit to buy sweets.  Some of the story from Alice in Wonderland  actually took place in the shop". Lewis Carroll also wrote the book in the university across the street (the pictures in the beginning with beautiful gardens). There is a very magical natural history museum with gorgeous iron work and mysterious giant glass and wood curiosity cases with a. dodo bird and an ostrich!  All the gargoyles, animals and people that decorate the exteriors and interiors of oxford universities and churches are very comical and beautiful.  I saw so many laughing creatures, willowy maidens, and mini animals scurrying along pillars, window, and doors.  If you love period movies, Harry potter, or Alice in wonderland, you should visit Oxford.


Outfit details


Two piece dress

Late 1950s blue and grey flower print

Socks

Eley Kishimoto yellow stars on sheer nylon background

Shoes

Marks and spencer black patent upeers and tortoiseshell heels

Necklace worn as a headpiece

Birthday gift from my family

Purse

1950s floral



Sunday, July 6, 2014

Playful bows and florals







Outfit Details:


Blouse

Late1940s nylon sheer ruffle and embroidered blouse with bishops sleeves

Ribbons

1920s -  1940s colourful jacquard flowers and braided shapes

Skirt

1990s Black and white checker body con pencil skirt

Coat

1960s carpet coat in organic flower leafy shapes

Small bag

1950s red floral print purse which is part of a set with a pair of shoes

Big bag

Primark...but looks 1960s doesn't it!?

Socks

1950s men's socks in pale lavendar with yellow blue and red accents 

Shoes

Marks and spencer black patent leather with a 1960s esque square tortoiseshell heel

Earrings

Georgian replicas from the Wallace collection museum


Friday, July 4, 2014

Beautiful butterfly jacquard





Outfit details:


Dress: 1950s with blue flower print and cut outs

Blouse: 1940s taupe, sheer, trapunto techniques

Shoes: 1980s 3d daisy shoes

Socks: Topshop blue and white checks



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