Monday, 27 April 2015

Nautical Chic Book Launch

One sunny early evening in Shoreditch we were on our way to Amber Jane's book launch for her new book Nautical Chic and decided to take some quick outfit snaps before hitting the party for some Sailor Jerry cocktails and nautical fun.

Amber's new book is gorgeous, beautifully laid out and full of interesting information on the rise of Nautical style and the history behind it as well as pictures and anecdotes of some of our most beloved style icons and their nautical inspiration.  We can't wait to get our hands on a copy properly and read some more!

We both opted for vintage outfits this evening as the party was also hosted by Beyond Retro so we wore some of our favourite Beyond Retro finds!

Simone wears 1970s Gunne Sax dress and leather saddle bag from Beyond Retro, 1960s Sunglasses from The Vintage Collection, Shoes from Swedish Hasbeens and rings a mixture of vintage and  SWS of London Jewellery.

Pip wears 1970s dress from Beyond Retro, Leather saddle bag that used to be her mum's in the 70s, wrap around sandles from Asos and hexagonal hoops from Laura Gravestock .

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Top Instagram Girl Crushes

Its fair to say we are having a complete and all consuming love affair with Instagram, some may say we're obsessed…. we love it... can't get enough of it.

Instagram is such an amazing platform for inspiration and more importantly our girl crushes so we thought we would share our current girl obsessions this month. These women are style queens and all round hot mammas.

We know this instagram world is a self edited version of real life but what can we say we get pulled into these self constructed wonderful worlds but who doesn't want to get lost and inspired for a while, maybe instagram filters are the new rose tinted glasses but we love it all the same.

1. @nadialeelee
2. @Michelinepitt
3. @foreveryoursbetty
9. @vanessafrankenstein

Who are you crushing on this month?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Friday Favourites - 1940s Inspired Day Look

1940s Inspired Day Look

Monsoon embroidered cardigan
£95 -

Topshop pleated shirt
£46 -

Wingtip oxford

Vintage home decor
£135 -

Fashion on the Ration Private View

We were lucky enough to be invited to the opening party for the new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum - Fashion On The Ration.

'From 'onesies' to wear in the air raid shelter to jewellery created from aeroplane parts - Fashion on the Ration looks at how fashion survived and even flourished under the strict rules of rationing in 1940s Britain, often in new and unexpected ways.'

We arrived to a lovely reception with some yummy era appropriate cocktails and then set off to view the exhibition. Focusing on 1940s street style this exhibition is perfect for any vintage lover and history fan and shows how British fashion managed to stay alive and even thrive in wartime austerity.

After visiting the exhibition and lusting after all of the fabulous novelty prints we of course had to hit the giftshop and spotted some familiar faces in the book department from the Style Me Vintage series ,including Simone modelling a 1950s hat in the Style Me Vintage Accessories book by our friends Liz Tregenza and Naomi Thompson. 

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Pip here. I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of my friends for being there for me the past few weeks and especially one person in particular, my better half, Simone. I feel like I have been on an emotional roller coaster and she just jumped right on there with me and held my hand. I have laughed and I have cried and I have to tell you there is nothing better than having a friend by your side; especially when that friend does impromptu photoshoots with you just for fun.

Life loves to throw things at us when we least expect it and I definitely wasn't mentally prepared for everything that has occurred. I won't go into the details as I believe you have to keep some things private but it has made me grow so much as a person and I'm learning how to move forward. 

You might not know this about me but I'm a little bit of a control freak. Correction, I'm a massive control freak. I stress out and obsess over the stupidest things, which don't seem stupid at all to me in fact they rule my life until I manage to get them under control. I have come to realise that this is not healthy at all and that there is more to life than stressing about something so minuscule and in the grand scheme of life pointless. So I'm now learning to embrace the chaos with the mantra 'it's not the end of the world' if something doesn't go the way I planned it too. I have to admit its really hard, but I just have to keep repeating to myself that I can't control everything and what will be will be and that's ok. At this point you might be thinking well duhhhh of course you can't control everything and I knew that before but I would let myself get stressed out about it anyway.

 So here's to a calmer stress free rest of the year and to taking one day at a time, enjoying everything that life has to offer and always remembering to have fun and smile.