50s delights!

I just wanted to share a selection of the lovely items I have for sale on ebay this week. I have really been raiding my extensive collection to bring you some of THE best 50s dresses out there.

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This lovely Kitty Copeland dress has a matching jacket. I originally purchased it with a selection of super high quality late 50s ready-to-wear items. A number of which I will be selling shortly. The lady also had dresses by the likes of Sambo fashions (the sambo dress has a label I have never before seen!), Victor Josselyn and 1950s Wallis too. View the listing here.
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I adore this little pink number, and I am sure the dress is a Horrockses number, even though it doesn’t have the infamous label. The print is one that I know I have seen before (I think in one of the Horrockses pattern books). Get this at a bargain price as it doesn’t have the label, but trust you are buying a superb quality item!
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i can’t believe I am selling this amazing dress by Melbray, I think it is the best quality dress I have on offer this week, and has a really look of Dior to it in its shaping. Due to the bold print it was difficult to capture in the pictures, but trust me it is a showstopper!
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Not to worry if full skirts aren’t your thing, I also have a selection of late 1950s wiggle dresses too.
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The selection of pretty vintage nylon dresses (all with crazy full skirts) all came from the same lady.
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This little number, probably by London Town has to be one of the most unusual shape 1950s dresses I have had the pleasure of owning.
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I also have a selection of fab vintage 50s skirts on offer.
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This 70s dress is so wearable, and can easily create an authentic 50s look. I love the button front style. It also has its original belt, but I forgot to photograph this when I was writing out all the listings.
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I also have a selection of original 80s Laura Ashley dresses. These are all still at absolute BARGAIN prices (seeing as I often see LA dresses of this age go for £50+).
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All of these dresses are very much in a “pinks and blues” colour theme. If these colours are not for you, do not despair, as I have another sale coming up at the end of June filled with gorgeous dresses in shades of white, yellow, orange and green. Yet MORE treats for you all! The next sale will start on Thursday 27th June

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Vintage fairs and evening fun

i just wanted to share what I got up to last weekend weekend, as it was a delightful time I had.

On Satuday evening i went to Fleur and Bethan’s birthday party. As I have a smashed iphone I couldn’t take any pics while I was there, but I did maange a couple of pics of my outfit before I left.

The skirt is particularly amazing. It is an original 50s items and has an insanely full skirt printed with bows in black and gold. The printing techniques are interesting, with the gold “overprinted” on the surface. I’ve never seen a skirt printed like this before! I wore it with an ancient black topshop blouse that I must have had for 6 years or so!

The night was lovely, particularly because I got to see my friend Jayne (from great lifestyle and beauty blog Jayne’s kitschen) this pic is stolen from her! Jayne and I used to work together back in Leeds over 3 years ago,  it was amazing to get the chance to catch up and shows what a small world it is!

On Sunday it was Farnham Malting vintage fair. Here I had a stall selling some of my vintage wares, particularly popular were the stunning Rhona Roy and Victor Josselyn dresses I had, these will be coming to ebay soon!

The day wasn’t just about selling, it was also about buying. I managed to buy just three items in the end, i was tempted to buy SO much more though. The fair had a great selection of both vintage and homemade items from a real variety of periods too.

The shoes came from another lovely Liz (of thewasherwoman.blogspot.co.uk) she had some of the most sensational shoes I have ever seen. It took great restraint to buy just one pair as they fitted me like a dream.

The hat came from a stall I forgot to take the name of (i think it might have been Carinsbrooke vintage?). The stallholders daughter was also one of the beautiful models in the fashion show.

I also bought this fab Laura Ashley maxi dress from the same stall. It’s an original 70s item and has an amazing hunting look novelty print.

On the day I also gave a talk about collecting, and compered the fashion show. I really enjoyed the day I have to say!

Big thanks to Fiona for inviting me along to come and do the talk and show!

Dublin delights

Last week one of my best friends got married in Dublin. This meant I was lucky enough to spend 5 days in the wonderful city. Today I’m going to share with you some of my outfits, and some of the fun things myself and my frineds got up to whilst we were there.

We arrived on thursday afternoon. After dumping our cases in the thoroughly nice hostel we headed to temple bar to check out Dublin’s pubs.

We started off with dinner in a lovely pub just off temple bar. They were playing fab live music in there. Me and my friends made the most of posing in the quirky settings.

Then we headed off to make the most of Dublin’s bars. In my case a lot of Irish ale and citder were consumed.

This led to me looking like this in the morning.

This also meant i seemed to find it too difficult to dress myself, hence help was required with petticoats!

On friday it was ever so chilly but we still made the most of wandering round the city and checked out things such as the art gallery and a number of the churches and cathedrals.

Despite the fact we are all 22 and 23 we larked around jumping outside trinity college!

On friday evening we we to the pub across the road for dinner. Another tasty meal was had!

Saturday was wedding day. The wedding was just outside the centre of Dublin, and the castle where the reception was held was absolutely stunning.

With one of my oldest friends Caro. We will celebrate our 20 year anniversary of knowing each other next year.

 

The beautiful bride entering the church

The bride with some of our stunning friends : )

In typical Irish fashion we partied until the we small hours of the morning.

My dress for the day was a mid 1950s Horrockses with amazing scalloped hem. I wore this with a pair of 50s cream court shoes and carried a beaded 30s handbag.

On Sunday we had quite a chilled day and spent the morning wandering around Dublin flea market that has a really cool vibe to it. Lots of bargains to be had!

On Sunday night we went to a stunning restaurant in the city.

On monday it was time to go home, but we made the most of the day with a trip to the guinness store house. An informative day, and a tasty guinness to finish it off. The view from the guinness bar was amazing!

Big thanks for my gorgeous friend Natatsha for getting married. She looked so stunning on the day, it was completely emotional, but at the same time lovely to see the first wedding of a group of friends I’ve mostly known since I was 11. Also much love to the lovely girls I spend 5 days wandering around Dublin with. It was great to have a few days of fun with some of my favourite people : )