Wednesday, October 1, 2008
New pieces listed to ebay this week;
Please excuse the lack of much other content on this blog right now, I'm going through a huge amount of upheaval, things should settle down in the next week or 2 :)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I'm looking to buy some art, but where to start?
It doesn't have to be popular by anyone else's standards, I'm not looking to find the next big thing, I just know what I like, so I thought I would start by searching through Etsy, I've only just scratched the surface, but here are a few I found just now that jumped out at me
A fairly eclectic bunch, but there is definately a sea theme going on,
Ecume de mer
My only shelter through the storm
Spiral Galaxy Goddess
ART DECO - no 1 - Original Fine Art Photograph - 8 x 10
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Last night I almost forgot about this fabulous show a friend and I had planned to go to, feeling a little worse for overindlgence I almost decided not to go, but I am so glad I did, it was incredible;
Rachel Brice and Zoe Jakes are love,
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I love stumbling across new delights on Etsy;
This photographers work reminds me of a series of photos I saw in a Uk sunday newspaper many years ago, along the lines of "watch me disapear" but that wasn't the actual title, I'm sure I'm confusing it with the Jill Dawson book I read on a long haul flight last year, anyway, love these 2 photos, the rabbit one puts me in mind of this insane pub on the edge of Dartmoor that has to be visited to be believed, or maybe I'm thinking of the museum of curiosities at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor, must be something about moors, anyway enjoy;
Just when I thought it was safe to go snuffling around the interweb for new shoe websites I hadn't seen before, I find this wonderful site,
and now the Miz Mooz brown leather button detail boots that I thought would last me another winter have been usurped, damn it I want these so bad;
Oh and Topshop.com have now launched over here, not that I love,love,love their clothes especially but they do have some extremley yummy shoes, drool, shoes.....................
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
From top left;
Black feather hat- , peacock feather top hat , white victorian hat
Burgundy feather hat , Black and pink hat , white veil hat
Black and pink cloche , Black pink roses hat and burgundy and pink hat
Musings now that I've officially been a UK ex-pat in the US for over a year;
Why are there no pubs/bars within walking distance?
I think "have a nice day" is starting to sound sincere but I'm still undecided.
I actually never learnt to drive in the Uk, so driving on the right hand side just feels "right" now
I never really understood the whole flag thing in the Uk, and I don't get it here either, yes you're American, yes you have a US flag in your "yard" and?, (yes ok I do have a Cornish flag on the back of my car, so I've totally contradicted myself)
I miss Vimto, yorkshire puddings, sunday morning car boot sales in the rain, church fetes, high street shopping, tacky seaside towns, "blackcurrant" flavouring, really, really old buildings, green fields full of sheep, not having to repeat myself twice everytime I order a meal, a variety of small and individual charity shops,BBC2, cornish pasties and years old traditions such as May day.
I could go on, but I think I'll counter it in another post with things I don't miss
Any other fellow ex-pats out there?
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
For most of my teenage and early twenties I found comfort in the colour black, yes I was indeed a miserable little goth, and whilst now the predominant colour! to be found in my wardrobe is still black, I have learned to experiment with colour over over the years, I still feel a bit lost if I'm not wearing at least one article of black.
That said there are so many more styles that I find appealing, and my wardrobe becomes evermore eclectic.
I have a love of all things vintage, which encompases anything from the Edwardian, Victorian era, through the 1920's right up until the 1980's , a few of the eras/ styles that I keep coming back to adore include ; art deco and art noveau, hippie/bohemian, over the top romantic fou frou, ruffles and antique lace Marie Antoinette style as evidenced in most of my Etsy pieces, victoriana and steampunk to name a few and of which I like to crossover quite a bit,
Just recently with the advent of Autumn Ive been getting excited about bohemian folky styles,
As is usually the case I don't have the pennies to splash out on the big designer pieces I usually try experiementing with thrift store finds , a bit of dyeing, sewing and embellishment.
Inspired by these beautiful photos by Steven Meisel in this months Vogue supplement in addition to some Gucci pieces I tried mixing up a few pieces of my own;
Mostly Thrift store/ebay finds ,
black fur scarf from a French market ,
black embroidery sheer blouse Next Uk,
brown button detail boots-Miz Mooz