Winter is here

I hate Winter. I loathe it. I have blogged about my hate for Winter a few years back and yeah I know I shouldn’t dwell on the negative stuff but…maaaaan I hate the cold.

My whole wardrobe changes, everyone is sick (I’ve just spent the weekend in bed sick with some funky bug), the heater is on all the time, I can’t dry clothes on the line outside because it takes days to dry, whinge whine & add more carry on here.

So..instead let me turn my attention to my fab Summer wardrobe. I just get all jealous when I see pics on Instagram of my fellow gorgeous vintage loving gals in the northern parts of the world with sleeveless this and short sleeved that. I lust for the warm air and it just makes me so happy for them but then I look out the window and brrrrrrr.

Oh well…June the start of Winter in Australia. 3 months (maybe 4 months) of this shit and then we hit spring and my flowers will bloom and the earth will warm up and the days will grow longer and warmer air temperatures..ahhhhh.

Skirt handmade by me. The fabric has a Christmas tree theme.

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Dress by Retrospec’d, Cropped cardi from OpShop and Jukebox Brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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 Skirt from The Oblong Box Shop, Cropped cardi OpShop find and Martinis and Slippers Retro TV Brooch
(and my sweet little baby who wanted to join in)

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Dress by PinupGirl Clothing, Opshop cardi and Martinis and Slippers Pink Martini cocktail brooch

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 Dress by Vivien of Holloway, Target AU pink cardigan, Donut brooch by For The Love Of Vintage and Ice Cream brooch by Saturday Lollipop

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Victory Rolls & a little shirt waist dress made by me!!

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Helping out on the last day of kinder so I wore my handmade Christmas skirt.

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Yaaaaaay!! The pools on a hot Summer afternoon.

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Spooky tunnel pic. I really do have a rockabilly psycho killer thing happening here!!

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Dress PinupGirl Clothing & milk & cookie brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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Christmas Day – it was warm that day because NO CARDI!!! Reindeer brooch by Deer Arrow

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My new Retrospec’d dress I got for Christmas

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I tried a new setting pattern (That I can’t bloody well remember) and my hair was so on fucking point I declared it the best it will ever be

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Away on the border of Victoria & New South Wales for New Years Eve…it was very hot.

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Found my party hat for our NYE Luau Party

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My gorgeous gals Betty & Wilma

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I went for a swim and got my hair wet. Never get the hair wet…never

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This Instagram pic won me some water balloons for the kids. I was drinking strawberry margaritas out of a pineapple mug

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I made this dress. It’s a Gertie pattern by Butterick B6019. I have made two of these dresses now

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Dress by Retrospec’d and jumper because I was going out at night. Cat Eye Sunglasses brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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My handmade Atomic dress with my Bass saddle shoes and Jukebox brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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Another awesome Retrospec’d dress with a cute cat eye sunglasses brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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PinupGirl Clothing dress with my Ukelele brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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The most adorable little girl in the world

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My Gertie Shirtwaist dress. The pattern is in her first book. Glittery Poodle brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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PinupGirl Clothing dress, OpShop cardi and Margarita cocktail glass by Martinis and Slippers

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Skirt by The Oblong Box Shop, pink top by H&R, OpShop cardi & my Little UFO Brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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Pinup Girl Clothing dress, old old old OpShop Cardi and Ice Cream Brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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Dress handmade by me from a Gertie Pattern B6019, Ukelele & Hurricane Cocktail brooch by Martinis and Slippers

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Day at the beach with my red umbrella for shade. My beautiful family in the background

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Last day of Summer spent holding a market stall.

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Well that was my Summer 2015/2016, for those readers in the northern hemisphere I hope you really enjoy the sunshine and warm air. I have the heater on and a persistent cough. Hmmm

Cheers

Alex

Oooh fancy new brooches!!

Oh my gosh…I have been busy. Between kids, helping out at kinder & school and arranging Miss 4 turning 5’s birthday party and the usual guff around the house I have been trying *TRYING* to get some new brooch designs under my belt.

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I swear these babies just took forever. I have the ideas, I do a really really rough sketch and then illustrate it pulled apart and visualise my concept in 3D and visualise all the bits that are needed to create it and then I have to put all that stuff in my head and the rough ideas on paper into a vector format and then…..fix it and fix it again and re-fix it and then alter it and stuff around with it some more and then finally get it ok and THEN lay out the artwork in all it’s bits so that everything once cut onto acrylic or bamboo all fits together.

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My dress for those playing at home is made my Retrospec’d and amazing AUSSIE dressmaker (yes I am barefoot…I was tired!!)

The artwork gets quoted, I pay and cross my fingers and toes that it will all work. Can you imagine paying $$$ to get something created that *MAY* or *MAY NOT* work.

Stress…some more grey hairs to add to my glorious head of hair and when I open the box…shit can be really good or really bad. I hold my breath, I find the bits that fit here and there and IT ALL WORKS….!!! I was literally punching the air because all this worked. All my stress, late nights and stupid dreams (can we talk about that the dreams..once I used to get some pretty prophetic & awesome dreams and now…BROOCHES AND HOW THEY SHOULD FIT TOGETHER!!!!!) and it works.

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I can honestly say that I am thrilled with how these have turned out and I hope you like them too, they are available on my online store www.martinisandslipperstore.com

Cheers

Alex

When brooches go wrong

By Tuesday, February 9, 2016 2 , Permalink 0

So I have this dress.

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It has cute little deck chairs all over it.

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When I wear it I don’t really have a brooch that goes with it.

So naturally I thought to myself, I need to make a brooch to go with it and wouldn’t it be cute to have a deck chair brooch to go with my deck chair dress.

Deck Chair brooch was born.

When I did the artwork it was perfect…EXCEPT for that time when I rushed to get my artwork out to be laser cut and didn’t select my line work correctly and when I got my brooches back, half were perfect and half were not perfect.

See the outline of the frame of the deck chair…the one of the left has it missing and the one on the right has it.

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FUCK. This costs money and I can’t have 6 brooches that are worthless sitting on my desk. So I figured I might be able to work around my own mistake.

Cough

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Cough

Anyway, that’s not going to happen. I won’t produce or sell half rate shitty work so, I have 6 brooches instead of 12.

That’s cool, the problem is…do I paint the frame of the deck chair with the brown paint like my dodgy trial version or do I leave it. I actually like the look of the painted version and that it defines the frame of the deck chair (ignore the lack of outline on the dodgy trial version).

Unsure if I should paint in the deck chair frame with brown paint.

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So if you have a better idea let me know!

Cheers

Alex

My Shirtwaist Dress

By Monday, July 20, 2015 1 , , , Permalink 0

Gertie's Shirtwaist DressI made another dress!

This time it’s a Shirtwaist Dress from the ‘Gertie’s New Book For Better Sewing’. I have a vintage black shirtwaist dress. It’s preloved and now adored so much that it’s slightly faded and just a little see through (though with a pettiskirt that’s not a problem). I was on the hunt for another shirtwaist dress that I could wear around the house and not stress that the kids & normal wear would kill it. So when I saw this dress pattern in Gertie’s book I decided that I would give it a crack.

Gertie's Shirtwaist DressA pic from my Martinis and Slippers Instagram account.

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Next was the fabric. While I was on holidays in Mauritius last year I posted a picture on Instagram of the gorgeous teal & floral cotton fabric that I picked up in Rose Hill for only $AUS 12.00. From memory I got about 5 or 6 metres.

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In early January this year I copied the paper pattern pieces onto tracing toile and then cut up my pre-washed fabric and then folded everything up for another time. From memory my brand new Pfaff sewing machine shit itself when I was testing / trying to shirr. So after only having the machine for 3 months I had to get it serviced and believe it or not it’s still a shit trying to get the shirring right. So I use my elcheapo Brother $99 machine (side loaded bobbin for the win!!) to do all my shirring.

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Of course this Shirtwaist Dress has shirring on the back so held back doing starting sewing this dress until my Pfaff was back from the Doctors & in the end I still used the Brother because the shirring was so bloody temperamental.

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Overall this dress was really easy to do, I will admit I struggled with the collar when I was about to join the collar to the dress it was too short & the notches didn’t match. So I double checked that I had copied the right size which I had. So I did it again and sewed a smaller seam allowance & managed to get it to fit. I absolutely love this dress, it really does have a very 1940’s feel to it – did I mention it also has pockets!!!

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I still have heaps of fabric left over and I will probably make a skirt or maybe a shirt…hmmm.

Cheers

Alex

Pinup Girl Clothing’s Monica Dress

By Friday, July 10, 2015 0 , , Permalink 0

Pinup Girl Clothing Monica Dress

WOW!!!

 

That’s the only way to describe the Monica dress from Pinup Girl Clothing!

 

I would say that 90% of my wardrobe has dresses & skirts that all are either full circle skirts or have full skirts, so I can wear my pettiskirts underneath. I could wear the figure hugging wiggle dresses but I wouldn’t be able to eat or drink anything (Ha!) and I really don’t feel absolutely comfortable wearing them.

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However there is always an exception! I saw this dress on Pinup Girl Clothing and did the ssssssiiiiiigggggghhhhhh. I neeeeeeeeeeed that dress.

 

So I waited patiently until MisKonduct Clothing had it in stock and in my size and bang bang, that baby was mine.

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Since I have had this gorgeous dress, I haven’t actually had any significantly special (non eating!) events come up that I could wear it to, so until that special date occurs it will sit waiting in my wardrobe.

 

The best thing about this dress…no bra!! I mean I don’t have to wear a bra. It’s full lined with a stretchy shaping fabric and has the amazing ability to hold all the wobbly bits in nice & tight. The added bonus is the draping effect of the fabric is very flattering.

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I won’t buy a dress if it ends above the knees, I am fussy and it means that so many dresses are automatically on the no buy list, simply because I have varicose veins on the backs of my knees. Nothing dramatic & worth getting medical intervention for but it’s just enough to cause some anxiety for me. So rather than be stuck in pants forever, I work around it and only buy dresses that end past the knee. Thankfully this dress does end past the knee!

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MisKonduct has the Monica dress in stock, they have amazingly fast delivery if you buy online, you can also buy the Monica dress online at Pinup Girl Clothing and they have it in many gorgeous colours so knock yourself out!

 

Now I just have to wait for a special occasion to wear it to!

 

Cheers

Alex

The Deck Chair Dress

By Wednesday, June 10, 2015 0 , , , Permalink 0

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I started sewing this dress 2 years ago.

 

It’s taken me 2 whole years to finish sewing a dress. I know it sounds bad but there is a story behind why it took me so long.

 

I found the pattern for this dress 1958 Ladies’ Party Dress on the Sense & Sensibility website. My friend who sews told me about this pattern all those years ago and I decided that this was the dress that I would start my sewing journey with.

 

The pattern was bought online, downloaded as a PDF, printed into a million (well it felt like that) pages and then I had this huge jigsaw pattern to stick together. All of that I did with no real hassles. The next thing I did was trace the pattern onto tracing toile so that I didn’t have to cut up my giant jigsaw puzzle, plus the thought of sticking paper onto fabric and then trying to pin it & cut…yeah…no thanks.

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So tracing the pattern was easy. Then I realised half way through tracing that I was copying my shop bought clothing size – not my true size. SHITE…start tracing again. I wasn’t happy about it but at the time I was thinking it would be better than cutting the fabric and it’s too small.

 

Then I had darts….darts at the back and front of the bodice and I just froze. I had no idea how to copy those darts from the pattern to the fabric. No idea at all.

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So everything was folded up and put into the bottom of a box and I decided that perhaps I needed to go and do some sewing lessons. One of the first things I learnt to do in those first few weeks of my sewing lessons was transferring the dart from the pattern paper/toile to the fabric. I had a burst of enthusiasm and I pulled the fabric out of storage and transferred my darts, pinned them down ready for stitching aaaaaand then put everything back into storage.

 

Fast forward almost two years and I needed to finish that dress off. However…I learned a few things over the years.

 

1.     Wash your fabric – yup…I didn’t wash my fabric before cutting it.

2.     Make a toile – yup…I didn’t make a toile and I discovered that my torso is short so quite often I have to adjust the bodice of any dresses / tops that I make so that they fit.

3.     I cut rather large notches on my fabric – a simple straight short cut is all that is needed…not my giant year 7 sewing class triangle notch (I was doing what I was taught all those years ago!).

4.     Lining – didn’t even think for a minute that I would need to add lining to my bodice. I ended up having enough fabric so I self lined it and it turned out perfectly.

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I start sewing, matching my giant notches and trying on my toile/real bodice and it was a tight fit. I was seriously wondering if this dress would fit once I put the zip in.

 

Meh…just keep going.

 

It’s cool, so what if it doesn’t fit me, at least it’s practice. I sometimes stress so much that what I am making won’t work or fit or look any good but I have to remind myself that even if I fail at least I tried and at least I am getting practice and using the skills I have learnt.

 

Sure enough it all came together and with my brand new overlocker I was even able to finish off all my raw edges.

 

I took a deep breath in and zipped her up and what do you know…it fit!

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If I had to make any changes I would actually lower the bodice a little – maybe half an inch to an inch and I would make the skirt a bit longer. Otherwise this dress is awesome and will be worn this coming Spring/Summer.

 

I have already received a compliment wearing this dress (it was a mild day so I HAD to wear it out!). I went to Spotlight where I bought the ‘Deck Chair’ fabric from originally and one of the ladies working behind the cutting counter said my dress was beautiful and when I told her that I bought the fabric here she said “I know”.

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The deck chairs are navy & white and goes perfectly with my navy shoes and cute vintage navy purse I picked up at The Vintage Emporium in Tyabb this past weekend.

 

Cheers

Alex

Sewing is so easy!

Oooh look what I made!!!! (a gravity defying child AND clothing to fit my gravity defying child!!)

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Sooo, it’s the end of February and this is my very first post this year yeeeeahhhh sooooooo sorry eeek…. I can’t say I have been lazy just really busy doing stuff. January was a bit of a blur of school holidays, bbqs, an annual trip to Barooga in NSW, celebrating Australia Day and getting ready for the new school year. Of course that meant I had to clean the cupboards in the kitchen…?? I had to!!

Then February was all about..more Summertime bbqs, getting my little 3yr old settled into kinder, which I am happy to say she loves, as well as a very quick and very much unplanned trip to Sydney to visit a very dear friend of mine (Hi Gina!!).

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I made a few New Year Resolutions and one of them was to dedicate more time to sewing. I am ok at it…not brilliant but I have made a two dresses, a few circle skirts and a top based on a pattern from 1942 but most of those were done in the sewing classes I attend each week.

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Really what I wanted was to be much more autonomous when sewing. Not having to ask for guidance or help or getting stuck but just being able to sew & understand the instructions that come with patterns. So I bought a few patterns and yep…I instead of taking me 4-5hrs to complete it’s dragging on and I’m now 4 weeks (2hr lessons each week) into a top that I thought would be easy.

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Regardless for ages I have been doubting my ability and doubting that I can really sew, then about 3 weeks ago I popped into spotlight and saw this really cute ‘Vintage Paper Doll’ patterned fabric with a yellow background and on a whim I bought it. It was on sale and I was thinking that I could make myself a novelty circle skirt with it.

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Then Miss A saw it and declared it “her new dress”. So I got to thinking that there might be a simple free girls dress pattern that I could find online and then if I stuff it up..meh. If it works then HOORAY!!!

I Googled, I Facebooked, I searched the sewing pages that I follow until I saw a few pics and that led me to Create Kids Couture. I found a dress that I liked. I bought it and printed it out and really started to stress…the ‘what ifs’, the ‘not sure’, the ‘I don’t think I am going to be able to interpret the sewing jargon’.

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Then I figured…it’s a piece of fabric…material. So what if I stuff it up. It’s all practice anyway. Away I went. Oh uh…first road block. I didn’t have any contrasting fabric to use. I could make it all using the same fabric but it would look so much better with contrasting fabric.

Off to Spotlight I go and I find some  but there on the sale table is the exact fabric I already have at home ready to be cut but with a pink background, rather than the yellow background I have. Miss A declares the yellow is yucky and she wants the pink. I would have preferred the pink too…in fact if I had seen it the first time I would have bought the whole bolt. Anyway…I also bought it because I figured I could keep the yellow fabric to make my novelty circle skirt.

Sewing07I followed the instructions and with the exception of one step, which I quickly rectified it took me two nights to complete this dress.

The gathering on the skirt took me 3 goes. The first time the thread broke, so I unpicked and stitched again. I got my gathers all done and then ahhh…BROKE the thread again and this time I have no idea how it broke.

Third time lucky…!!! Oh and of course…ha ha…FRICKEN ha…I found an awesome tutorial on creating gathers using a zig zag stitch that just looked so awesome that I am going to give this dress a crack again and see if this new fandangled zig zag gathering business works.

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I don’t have an overlocker so I wasn’t able to finish my edges as nicely as I would have liked, however my Pfaff has a huge number of stitches to choose from and one of them is a zig zag that will suffice for raw edges.

Overall I am absolutely freaking thrilled. It’s amazing how something so small can boost your confidence so much. I want to find a few patterns that have sleeves –  I don’t think I can let my child out of the house in the middle of winter with a halter neck dress on.

In any event the dress I have made is called Hadley, cost $10.00 and you can buy it from the Create Kids Couture website. It’s a downloadable PDF pattern with full instructions and pics to go with it. Any pieces of the pattern that have straight edges you have to measure up yourself but the curved pieces are on the PDF. Absolutely perfect for beginners so give it a crack if you need a confidence boost or have a gorgeous Daughter like mine!!!

 

Cheers

Alex

Vintage Party Dress

By Saturday, September 20, 2014 2 , , Permalink 0

 

Last weekend we were invited to my friend’s Daughter’s 6th Birthday Party and it was a dress up party. Naturally my 3yr old went as Queen Elsa and I decided it was time to finally breakout one of my true vintage dresses. This baby I bought about 1yr ago on Ebay. It has sat patiently waiting for me to wear it somewhere special.

Post party pie pic…my cardi did fit but I neglected to fix it before taking this photo.

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I dug around my wedding keepsake boxes and found the tiara that I last wore on our wedding day and along with my frock dressed up as a princess.

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It’s a gorgeous dress and very comfortable to wear – the ever compulsory metal zip is there and it was made by KIVA Creations and is made of Nylon. All over the dress are little circle patterns made with blue, pink & silver sequins. I am so glad I bought it and I received a few compliments so I will wear it out again but eeek…it’s Vintage and I am so scared that I will wreck it or stain it.

OH and my white cardi – a Savers purchase, the pink ballet flats are from Target & my double strand glass beaded necklace is also vintage bought at the ‘Round She Goes’ market last year when it was held in Box Hill – the vintage beads matched my modern tiara. Love it when that happens!

Cheers
Alex

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

By Thursday, December 26, 2013 1 , , Permalink 0

 

Merry Christmas!!

Wow…November & December was just a little crazy for us. End of Kinder for my little man, Birthday Parties, Christmas Parties, Farewell Parties and throw in some pretty hardcore respiratory infections, gastro & the odd snotty nose and there you have our the final months of 2013 for me & mine.

Honestly, I am dog tired. I have never been so sick for so long and it’s been months (see that ‘s’ at the end of that word..eeek) since I have been to the gym. I love the gym, it’s my special place for stress release and it makes me a happier person when I get to kick the shit out of the punching bag or lift weights and having not done that for 2 months is starting to get to me. Come January my only excuse for not doing any form of exercise will be death.

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So I plan on seeing out the rest of the year /  week just eating (gorging even) and drinking and chilling with my people. A visit to the beach, maybe a bit of a tidy of our garden and then fingers crossed we can do something special to see in the New Year and then Jan 2nd I am on the bike again – literally on my bike!! Can’t wait.

I was spoilt for Christmas and I am actually wearing (although no full length pics…sorry!) one of my gifts. A fabulous strapless dress I got on sale from Peta Pledger. The dress is called ‘Lucky Diamonds’ in red and white stripe with the most gorgeous little nautical buttons on the bust! (I think they have one left in size 8!!!)

I wish you all had a fabulous Christmas and nothing but good health, lots of wealth & much happiness for 2014. Happy New Year!

It was Christmas Day and I had to have a few silly shots!!!

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Cheers
Alex

365 Days of Vintage Hair Styling

It’s a retrospective hair post!

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I have been quietly celebrating a small achievement of mine. As of the 6th October 2013 I officially wore my hair in a vintage style everyday for 365 days. YUP!! 12 whole months, 365 days of styling my hair with a vintage style. Some styles have been fairly elaborate and have taken me a few goes to get right. Some styles take me less than 5 minutes to do and have people saying “you must spend so much time doing your hair”.

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Even the days that I spent vomiting with gastro and had endless showers and laying in bed convinced that I was dying, I STILL managed to have some form of a vintage style (so grateful that day that it was my Bettie Page faux bangs!).

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I do this for me. I do these hairstyles because I like them. I do them because sometimes it really is a bit of a challenge and I do them because up until about 2 years ago I had no idea how to style my hair in the cool styles I do now. My vintage repertoire consisted only of a girls version of a pompadour – a style that I have been using since I was about 14yrs old.

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So if you want to try a new hairstyle or do something different to your hair. Make yourself a drink, get onto YouTube and search for hairstyles that interest you. Watch a tutorial, get the tools you need and get into the bathroom and try it.

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I still have a long way to go and so much more to learn and will eventually have to bite the bullet and go all the way and have a Middy Cut done – I love my long hair but wet set pin curls or foam rollers take forever and my hair is thick so I need eleventy billion years to get it totally dry.

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It’s amazing how many people acknowledge my hair or the clothes I wear. I receive a compliment from a complete stranger at least once a week, which as you can imagine is an amazing boost to your confidence. People always smile at me and are always keen to stop me to have a chat. I also get recognised immediately – whereas years ago people could never remember if they had met me before. There is no mistaking now!!

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Anyway…some pics that I managed to take of my hair over the past 12 months.

My gorgeous Son and I – I’m wearing one of my Hell Bunny dresses.

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My Vicious Venus dress. A very flattering dress.

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Bettie Page Bangs

 

Bettie Page Faux Bangs

 

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Below is the before shot – about to take out my foam rollers.

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This is during the brush out – my hair looked like so much fun so I had to take a pic.

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Wearing my Sourpuss Cherry cardi.

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My Retrospec’d dress.

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Below is my first trial of doing finger waves and I still can’t believe it worked first go.

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Bettie Page Faux Bangs

A cold day at the snow and I was grateful for my 1960s vintage swing coat.

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Cute snowflake brooch.

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My 1920s finger waves with my fabulous vintage fur stole that I named Bernard.

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Below I had no makeup and a fab vintage necklace that I picked up from the ‘Round She Goes’ Market.

Rosie the Riveter

 

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This style below is a post visit to the hair salon to get my colour done.

Vintage curls

 

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My gorgeous Daughter & I.

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Wearing a gorgeous 1950s dress I picked up from Bess Georgette.

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I have an obsession with cardigans, this pink sequinned cardi is one of my favs but it’s very fragile so it’s not worn anymore

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Red and white striped cropped jumper from ‘Friends of Couture’.

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Another amazing vintage cardi, this one has amazing flowers made out of beads.

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One of my favourite vintage reproduction dresses from Vicious Venus.

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Faux pearl & hand sewn floral cardigan bought from a local vintage store.

Rosie the Riveter

 

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This cropped 3/4 sleeve 1950s sequinned jacket has been in my wardrobe for 2yrs, waiting for the right moment to be worn. I adore this jacket!

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Me wearing my very own handmade 1944 blouse.

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On Halloween I wore black and green – a 1930-1940s vintage Swarovski & emerald green rhinestones necklace with my very overdone green eyeshadow.

Vintage Witch

 

Cheers

Alex