Saturday, 31 July 2010

Let's K-nock K-nees

Have been trying to make myself get through my Fred & Ginger DVD Collection slowly, but the temptation is to watch them all in a row. It's definitely been my most loved recent purchase! It's quite expensive but the packaging is so lovely, with good quality stills on the covers, and 8 postcards of the original film posters. Was watching The Gay Divorcee last night and fell in love with the scene where Betty Grable sings 'Let's K-nock K-nees', the clothes are amazing! This is the only clip I could find, the scene starts around 2.35, and the backing dancers with the amazing clothes at 4.45. Love the jumpsuits!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


I've found that sundresses are the most practical and stylish in the heat, so I'm making myself a couple to take on holiday with me at the end of August. Just thought I'd post some of my inspiration:

1 Not sure where this is from, larger image here
2 Vintage sundress on Etsy
3 Another vintage sundress
4 1940s pattern on Etsy
I do love a matching bolero like in the last one! Will update with pictures of the dresses when they're finished.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

New Short Hair

Had my hair cut a few weeks ago, but I'm still not used to it! It's a bit easier to manage, but possibly more difficult to curl – I usually use hotsticks, but actually pin curls are much easier when it's short, so I am determined to practice and get better. I'm wearing my new favourite lipstick, Classic Rose by No. 7, which is a great vintage-style shade when I don't feel like wearing red.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Stripes and Turbans

I love a stripe just as much as I love a turban, here are my favourite combinations of the two:

From this picture I've posted before.

You have to wait about a minute before the appearance of the turban, but it's worth it! Isn't this an amazing Eleanor Powell clip?

Sorry for my lack of posts lately, it seems being on a break from university means a break from anything else on a regular basis.