Vintage loveliness and a cheeky bit of Beaton

I have a series of post coming up over the next few days (woo) mostly all about my insanely busy weekend last weekend!
On Friday I journeyed up to London for a bit of shopping and research. First off I headed to Salvation Army on Hannover square and bought some of the most sensational garments. I don’t know how much I can really reveal about the person who owned the garments I bought, but all of the pieces I purchased were owned by a famous concert pianist who died recently and had an expensive taste for British couture and bespoke made pieces.

I purchased three of her suits and one dress although I could have bought a ridiculous amount more. For me it was quite sensational. I’m pretty small and I find it difficult to find clothes that REALLY fit (one of the reasons why I initially turned to vintage in the first place). These are the bits I purchased all I believe dating to the 1970s.

They all need a bit of a clean so I apologise for the dirtiness in the pics, I’ve got to take them to the dry cleaners asap! Also sorry for the state of me in all of these pics. I’m suffering with university based stress and haven’t washed my hair in a while!

I then wandered down Oxford street (why is entirely beyond me) and sauntered off to the V and A for a bit of research in the national art library (flicking through old auction catalogues…as you do). And then onto the newly opened Cecil Beaton exhibition.
I really enjoyed it, but I will say it is quite small and perhaps not worth the money (I’m a member so it was free). There are some really fabulous pics of Queen Elizabeth in particular and I adored the few other shots that I feel had been “snuck in” of the Bright young things.  From a fan of photography the text was quite detailed in terms of explaining Beatons set up of the shots. Overall though I would say I would recommend it though.

I then finished off my Friday with a delightful few drinks with my gorgeous friend Eleanor Budd.  Yet again reminding how wonderful my friends at home are. Winner!

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