Monday, 26 October 2009

Mad Men Kate

A bit like a cross between a less-frustrated Betsy and a more colourful Peggy, with a bit of Joan thrown in. And a beehive. She would probably use a Houbigant powder compact, which she keeps in her Bakelite clutch.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

More magazine-hunting, St Ouen

1960s Vogue and L'Officiel

Reflets de Paris - fashion, fiction, news and patterns
14 January, 1960

Reflets de Paris
23 June 1960

Reflets de Paris
11 September 1958

Reflets de Paris
12 November 1959

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Peacock feather and snakeskin finds

I know Kaang has had plenty of exposure on the etsy homepage recently, but this peacock hairclip has wedding-day fabulous written all over it. As do the fuschia and snowy white headbands and the pale mushroom bleached peacock eye clip....

Having a snakeskin moment, and I love the grain on this wallet, from toottootsie.

This has been in our heart list for a while, dirtystory's classic peacock cuff, a gorgeous print for a wearable piece.

You can't do peacock prints without a nod in the direction of Liberty of London and this beautiful Hera Tana Lawn silk-lined clutch by redrubyrose, which takes me back to my haberdashery days...

Finally, work this stunning 1930s recycled snakeskin cuff by English Relics, with black cigarette pants, ballet flats and red, red lips. Featuring an antique buckle, this makes for a striking piece.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

snakeskin and sun showers

A busy, dreary few weeks, brightened by some lovely weekends at the races, lovely dinners, lovely cocktails... After lunch in the Marais yesterday with friends from London during which an unusually obliging waitress helped us make a sunshade/come shower cover out of a spare tablecloth for our friend's baby, I found this snakeskin vintage clutch/shoulder bag which I love... one to keep for me, as I sell too many things that I love. So there, hands off. Also delighted to find the new branch of Cos, which, along with the new and massive Uniqlo at Opéra will make for a marvellous new season shopping trip next pay day. For it is tax season in France, oh yes, we are all poor. The red Uniqlo cashmere sweater and navy Cos jumper dress for the will have to wait another day.

Another find, was the lilac wine floral scarf, just listed...

Anyway. For ages now I have been hearting peacocky things and while it's too late on a Sunday night to post about all the gorgeous peacock themes items I have found - however beautifully they would go with my new snakeskin bag - that will be coming soon.
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