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Pretty in blue

November 3, 2013

Crystal & pyrite cuff, $40 at AccessoryFoundry. $7 international shipping. In love.



Dieppa Restrepo

November 2, 2013

…makes beautiful handmade oxfords. A few stand outs for me from one of their stockists, Totokaelo. The last one is straight from the designers’ online shop.

Totokaelo black pearl

Totokaelo rose




September 4, 2013

Timelessly flattering silhouettes with pretty prints and twists to add interest. Waiting for Heinui‘s online shop with baited breath! Apparently will be shipped worldwide too 😉

Heinui dress 2

Heinui dress

Heinui shirt and skirt


December 20, 2012

Loving sleepwear that you can wear out too 🙂 Both of these are from ALAS’ 2013 beauties



Loving Marcue’s handmade leather

December 20, 2012

Loving Marcue's handmade leather

Oxide Brown Ankle Boot

The past. The present. The Future. Vintage

April 26, 2012

A few months ago Zo and I had a wee dress up and a play around with the camera and these vintage outfits were the result! For years I have been collecting all sorts of vintage and junky pieces. The value isn’t always in a garments past often it is far better to envision for it a future no matter what it was before you found it on the rack. These two dresses present two parts one is all about the past whereas the other only had a future when I found it.

The purple and green floral dress belonged to my great grandmother. I have learned through this dress that we shared a dress size and a love of fashion. My favourite parts of it are all in the details, it has gorgeous little crystal like buttons and the belt is made of the same fabric, no way this baby would ever clash!

The peach dress is a whole other story. This wee gem was picked up for $7 and originally was about a size 20 Mama Cass style full length dress with big puffy sleeves that buttoned in at the wrist. As you can see the sleeves and the hemline did not survive my remodel but the fabric did and that’s what I had fallen in love with in the store. With this dress it wasn’t so much its past that got me, which is usually the way with vintage I find but rather the future I saw that it could have with me. It’s given me a whole new approach to vintage and I can’t wait to find some more hidden pieces.

Clashing Prints and Cougars

November 28, 2011


And in this episode of “I am obsessed with things from Gorman” – may I present for your viewing pleasure, this amazing shirt dress. I’m kind of unclear about whether or not the print is actually of a cougar (leopard? cheetah? duck?) but because I am happily ignorant of what makes which big cat distinct from the others, I’m going to claim it’s cougar print. Because that is hilarious to me. Just to me? I also love the clashing print of the bodice versus the sleeves and button detailing – I would most likely wear this with ankle socks and brogues, and as I walked around there would be a fifty-fifty chance that I would be imagining being a character in a Hardy Boys novel or that I was in world war one and suffering through butter rationing (I’ve been reading up on food rationing in war time a lot lately – my interests are teasingly diverse).