31 October 2009

A Clean Cut

We were horrified when we saw this chopped in half fox as we waited for the train at Dalston Kingsland Station.


28 October 2009

CALYPSO The Mighty Sparrow Tee

Loving these Mens T Shirt of the The Mighty Sparrow from A child of the jago 10 Great Eastern Street, London .

26 October 2009

The Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair

The Affordable Vintage Fashion Fair hit London yesterday and we were there bright and early to get those bargains. The best value for money was £15 a kilo where you could get shirts, dresses and skirts which were then weighed.

Here is some of our favorite finds

These ring combs were the best, this was all we used when we were younger and still do now!

These are a bit rusty but I think we were mostly seduced by the packaging

Love these small brooches which were a £1 each

24 October 2009

b.vikki vintage

We got a very lovely email from b.vikki vintage who immediately caught our eye with her take on vintage fashion from a black perspective.

The b.vikki vintage blog features:

Vintage advertising campaigns and fashion editorials from Black/African-American publications in the 1950s & 1960s!

Vintage video clips and found photographs featuring people of color!
Product descriptions and pictures of vintage pieces for sale at the b.vikki vintage etsy.com shop!

About b.vikki vintage
Rebecca Victoria O'Neal is a 22-year-old, African-American young woman from Chicago with gigantic curly hair, and an affinity for books, knitting, and antique malls. Her love for vintage silhouettes, Mad Men, traditional pop music and standards, and Doris Day movies led her to create b.vikki vintage - in the hopes of sharing her love for decades past.

Vintage Greyhound ads

Coco Cola

Avon Calling

Loving these styes from her shop
Pastel color-block shirt dress/day dress with full skirt

Ketchup and mustard house dress / play dress $12.00

15 October 2009


This is a picture of a beautiful sunset in Ladbroke Grove taken on Monday

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Simply Eartha

Hamburg, 1950 via facebook friend André S. Belcher-El

Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks

14 October 2009

♥ Paris ♥

We spent a lovely day in Paris yesterday with family thanks to the £59 return and engrossed ourselves in being a typical tourist and doing all the sights. We took the Eurostar from the brand new St Pancras Station, and arrived in Paris in no time at all.

Pockets won't strech to LV then head to Tati

The Eiffel Tower in all its glory

little break big difference

9 October 2009

PPQ Black Girls Rock

at the PPQ S/S fashion show

Following on from ID Pretty Young Things issue PPQ bring an all black models line up at their recent show for London Fashion Week.

Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa & Sessilee Lopez

Percy Parker of PPQ "It’s not something we really considered. We just wanted to find the most beautiful models and those were the best ones."

Cornrow head wrap Nubian style

Socks and sandals

The Show

Backstage at PPQ: hair and make up

Beyond The Chintz Eley Kishimoto S/S 10

We went to the Eley Kishimoto S/S 10 collection Beyond The Chintz.

A clashing of visual references in the home environment; a predilection for old value co-exists with modern commodity. The quiet madness of this chaotic affection surrounds the inhabitants, observed but not questioned the closed door.

The catwalk came alive with their signature bold prints which always reflect their textile background.
Our pictures were really rubbish so here are pictures from London Fashion Week website

This print reminds us of the embroidery piece which we saw at The Spitialfields City Farm last year

Loving the slouchy socks chunky strappy sandals

Clash of angles and chintz

Also checkout their pop up shop at 8 Kingly St Soho, which holds their current collection, flash pieces and sample sale downstairs.


Ornamented with a pattern (which has been cut out of another color or stuff) applied or transferred to a foundation; as, appliqué lace; appliqué work.

So following on from Do you like my Angles in print I decided to experiment in appliquéd leather. Here are the results which can be worn as a statement necklace or attached to a vest.