Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
Veronica Lake - the 40's movie star with her trademark "peekaboo" haircut.
Jimmy Choo shoes - what more can a girl say!
Halston - I am still onthe look out for a fabulous original piece that my bank manager won't have a heart attack over, you never know one day it my turn up. In the mean time I am watching some lovely lookie like ones on Ebay so fingers crossed.
So here are just a few glamour updates. I want to get out and take some pictures myself now that the party season and all the fabulous decorations and window dressing are appearing but my digital camera died on me last week. So Santa if you are reading this a new one in my stocking would be good!!
Monday, 9 November 2009
La Fumoir at Claridges - is a fashion pack favourite but I just love the sheer decadence of it. You feel as though you have stepped back in time to one of the most glamorous eras - the 30's!
This film always makes me feel better - the clothes, locations and cosmos!
Another favourite so glamorous!
Cary and Audrey in Charade - need I say more?
One of my most favourite films ever - the ultimate little black dress movie.
To Catch a Thief - everything about this movie is wonderful - the clothes, it's stars, the scenery
These pictures by Cecil Beaton ( I was flicking through one of my numerous coffee table books and came across some of his photos) - I just love the gowns - I just need to find an event so I can wear one similar and the photo of Babe Paley (another of my most fabulous people) and her sister in the 30's.
Friday, 6 November 2009
SJP always looks fabulous - her alter ego Carrie may be all about fashion in real life Sarah is totally a glamour girl.
As I have mentioned before I love this lady - she looks so amazing for her age and sooo glam>
Cate takes risks with her looks but manages to pull it off every time and who could forget her as Katherine Hepburn in The Aviator.
What a couple - they look so good together! Quirky but totally fabulous!
One of the most elegant men ever. He always looked immaculate and timeless. My favourite rainy day treat is a glass of wine, box of chocs and a box set of Cary Grant movies.
Izzy Blow was never afraid to dress up and look glamorous - I can imagine her looking this good even when putting out her rubbish!
The Blue Bar at the Berkley is a totally wonderful place to have cocktails , it is always a great place to start off an evening when we are in London - lovely barman bring delicious cocktails to your table along with naughty nibbles.
I will keep adding to my glamour list and when I get my self more organised with posting my blog it will become a regular weekly update.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Audrey looking fabulous for travelling in Funny Face.
The ultimate in stylish travel has got to be The Orient Express - it is my dream to travel on this and rest assured it would be glamour all the way!
So how can you bring a little style into your travelling? Now I'm not talking your every day work trip but when you set out on a special trip or go on holiday why not start your trip with a bit of glamour.
- Dress up even if it's only a little bit - add jacket to your jeans or jazz up with a scarf round your neck and a pair huge sunnies. (even if the sun's not shining it gives a little air of mystery!) Or go the whole way and slip on a fantastic vintage suit, a fur wrap and a great bag and strut along the platform just like Marylin in Some Like it Hot.
- Get some fabulous luggage - it doesn't have to be designer, there are some great value and stylish pieces on the high street. Or go for vintage, try to find a vanity case or travel case.
- Pack your own picnic - take a mini bottle of champagne, something really yummy to eat (the buffet car's soggy sandwiches don't really shout stylish). Put it all in a paper sandwich bag with some ribbon on and have a real linen napkin or buy some pretty paper ones if you don't what to have to carry the linen one around.
- When we can my husband and I always try to upgrade to 1st class when going by train - it doesn't have to be expensive many companies allow you to pay a supplement on the day or go on The Train Line website and book in advance (two single fares is often cheaper).
So the next time travel is on the agenda glam it up little and pay homage to times gone by.
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
I guess I wear something vintage every day even if it's only the bag I carry or a brooch that I pin to my lapel. I love mixing it up as all good fashionistas do - a little bit of designer, high street and vintage to get my look.
As we know so many designers are inspired by past collections but I think that it is an amazing way to interpret the current trends whilst wearing something different that you will never see on anyone else. I like to find a fabulous dress from a 50's cocktail frock to a flowing 70's with a pair of great shoes; Tamara Mellon and Rachel Zoe, as well as Kate Moss does so this really well.
Vintage beige and black trim dress, Moc Croc boots and vintage Dior bag. Runway Inspiration: Bottega Veneta - nude shades and classic dresses.
Vintage grey velvet dress, Top Shop shoes, Primark bag, earings House of Fraser. Runway influence - Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren.
One place I have yet to go is the Berkeley for their Pret a Porter Tea - I have stayed in one of their fabulous suites and sipped cocktails in The Blue Bar but this is on my to do list.
There are so many places doing cup cakes now - even good old M&S are do really cute ones in lemon, raspberry and chocolate and they are only £2.99, or what about the French Fancies that have been around for ever - they look so pretty with all that icing.