Friday, 30 December 2011

back of the wardrobe inhabitants..

If you look in your wardrobe. Not at the coordinated clothes hanging from the rail, or the categorized boxes on the floor, but at the creatures that lurk at the very back you'll be surprised. The straighteners that you'd forgotten about, the lace top you'd thought you'd lost and perhaps something that you've never even seen before. That's where I found these. Just hanging around together, their faces turn to the back, laces still tied like when they were pulled off and bunged there...

...and a whole collection of memories comes flooding back. So ask yourself this:

  1. Where did you get them? 
  2. Why did you buy it?
  3. Where/When was the first time you wore them?
  4. What is you best memory of it?
  5. Why did they get thrown at the back of the wardrobe?
  6. What are you gonna do with them now?
and my answers are:
  1. Prim, a vintage shop in Norwich, I found them in the men's section although as a size four I don't think they would have fitted many males. I can't remember how much they were, but I didn't have enough money so I made my friend buy them for me and I had to pay her back later
  2. I bought them because I wanted a pair of trainers that weren't the common plimsolls, they were vintage and they were my size.
  3. I first wore them at home, just arrived home from buying them and I tried them on, walked round my room then went round the coop in them. good times.
  4. I wore them to a school trip to the Tate Modern/Britain, they were so comfy and everyone loved them.
  5. I also wore them to a sports themed party, I was a runner. They got ruined, turns out vintage sneakers don't hold out very well in the mud, dancing for hours on end and a little intoxication. they were absolutely ruined, the sole became almost detatched and one half of a toe cap was missing
  6. I'm going to keep them, possibly to remind me of the memories, but also (and most importantly) probably shouldn't buy vintage trainers without severe caution!!

Monday, 26 December 2011

discovering the macro function

Just out on a lovely Boxing Day walk around my village. I hadn't noticed until now how beautiful nature looks in winter. Despite my camera being very inadequate I've managed to refine my camerawoman skills to pull out some half decent shots... they're not too bad if I might say so myself!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

christmas card from the tribe

I adore Made In Chelsea, so I guess this is a sort of homage to Cheska&Ollie's Christmas card. 

Merry Christmas

lots of love 

from the tribe 


Friday, 16 December 2011

we took a picture because we had a camera

So we took another trip to the Tandori to celebrate the end of the winter term... which meant an opportunity to dress up :)

dress: H&M
shoes: Lovelabel

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

I heart clothes

A trip to the Clothes Show at the Birmingham NEC always begins my winter, although I suppose November is the start of winter. The two photos above are beautiful t-shirts at a stall called Gypsy Lane, however, for the life of me I cannot find a website for them. They were simply delightful printed t-shirts some with lace all a lovely low price! I did purchase a lovely vintage cream cable knit cardigan from the Oxfam Stall (felt really good giving to charity and getting such a bargain!!)
I definitely recommend taking the trip. I went with my school on the last day so there were tons of sales in addition to the already lower the RRP prices. Plus the fashion show, fitt half naked male models & George Lamb by far rounds off the day!!