Monday, 28 January 2013

A fabulous treat!!!

This year my lovely hubby is celebrating a BIG birthday so as treat for him (and me too!!) I have booked us in for a night here .......

So now I have to find lots of suitable outfits that I can float around the fabulous Art Deco reception and descend the staircase in style as if I was in an episode of Poirot!!

It is very decadent and expensive but hey you only live once and we would fit in so well in the amazing surroundings it just had to be done!!!

So here are a few ideas of the look I think I would go for

Now I need to see if I can find outfits similar to these or create them from some of the clothes I have in my wardrobe and it might have to be the latter as I have got to save up for the room!!!

So watch this space for outfit updates and purchases and of course the actual stay too!!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Looking forward ..... Spring wardrobe plans.

The snow is starting to disappear here in Norwich, and we are getting an if not brief glimpse of blue sky again so while we wait for the Spring to arrive why not take a little time to sort out and organise your wardrobe so you can look fabulous when the sun comes out??

The first thing I do when I start thinking about a new season wardrobe is - what look do I want to go for and I gather pictures of styles and clothes I want to wear, being a vintage gal there are lots of fabulous images out there of movie stars and inspiration so this is what is influencing me for the following months.......

This next thing I do is put the images up the wall of my dressing room or on the wardrobe door and have a little look through my clothes and see what I already have that will work for the style I am going for and then make a little list of items that I need to buy to create the look.
While I am going through I check if anything needs to be mended or dry cleaned so when the weather gets warmer I am ready to go.
I already have a few of the pieces to work these looks but one thing I don't seem to have is a slim black skirt so that will have to go on my wish list for this season - I love black and tan together so chic!!
So get your inspiration going as Spring will be here before we know it and we all want to get out there and look our fabulous best after months of cold and covering up!!!

Monday, 14 January 2013

Ski Bunnies

With the first few flurries of snow here in Norwich and the promise of more to come  a  little post about skiing!!!

I have always thought that I would like to go skiing but it does seem all a bit to energetic for me??? I like the idea of the cute vintage outfits and drinking egg nog by a roaring open fire and a bit off apr├Ęs ski but as I am not a huge winter fan it may not be a good idea.

The fantasy is that you will look like a Bond girl or Audrey Hepburn in Charade.

The reality is a lobster coloured face due to sun burn and panda eyes from the wind and snow blowing in your face???

So maybe booking the holiday to the Swiss Alps will go on hold for another year and  I will make do with watching the snow drift from my window with my own hot toddy, a blanket with a good movie on the TV and here are a few outfits that I would choose if I DID ever book that holiday??!!

Keep warm, wrap up  and try to have a little touch of vintage glamour when you venture outdoors or if you are anything like me you will stay inside and watch from a far as much as I can!!!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

What's happening and a sneaky peak at things to come!!

It's going to be a busy year for me with NFW plans and the launch of the Vintage Inspired collection at the Old Hollywood fashion show and fair at Norwich Cathedral on Sunday 10th March.

I have taken on an assistant - the fabulous Abi Gray who is going to help with all the planning and take a little weight off my shoulders during this exciting time - you can check out her blog and follow our adventures at

Days at the moment are spent looking at patterns and tweaking designs, find fabric sources, looking at buttons and zips and booking appointments to see manufacturers.

Along side all of this I am or should I say we are planning the Vintage Fashion Show and Fair for NFW, styling photo shoots and posters to promote the event.

And after a rather productive meeting this morning with and Stephen Plumb Photography we have a  new element to the event which if all goes to plan is going to be fabulous - more details to follow when we have something a little more concrete to tell you about??

So just to wet your appetite here is a sneaky look at the shoot we did Old Hollywood Style.