London Edge // Autumn 2017

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Well I did it, I went to London Edge and I was extremely happy with myself. Over the last few years I've always wanted to go but my anxiety got the better of me. But since having Winter I want to push myself forward to get out to events. As this was my first London Edge I thought I'd go all out and wear a full Halloween themed outfit. All the black and orange!



I got the train down pretty early to make sure I had enough time to get to the venue. It ended up being straight forward and I arrived by 10am. I met up with my friend Jamiee to have a mooch around and catch up with a couple of other ladies too including Vintage Doll Laura.


Our first stop was checking out the new collection by Love U Look Clothing and oh my there's so many delightful pieces coming soon! There's definitely a few dresses and a certain jacket I'd like to get and I know they'll be very popular. Ronka allowed to take a couple of photos from an angle of whats to come. Excited for these new pieces to be available.


Jaimee having a browse through the current and Spring/Summer 18 collection.


I've been dying to see these amazing raincoats for ages in person and my gosh it wasn't disappointing! Each one is made using traditional methods to create these 'made to order' coats and there's many styles to choose from. The most popular design is the vintage style 1950s pleated design that has a belt around the middle and a hood to keep you pageboy dry. Perfect!

I didn't get the chance to try one on as it was quite busy but Melissa the lovely lady at the booth was very helpful. I definitely want to get one now its coming into Autumn, as I haven't found any other raincoat that's my kind of style.



Next was checking a new brand called Retuned Style, after engaging with them on social media a few weeks before. I was greeted to a warm smile and hug by Amanda which instantly made me feel at ease. Her lovely co-worker Sonia was just as lovely too. I got a little anxious walking around so I was happy to find them easy enough.

We got chatting about their new creations that are currently in production. Each piece is beautifully made with good quality fabric and fully lined. My top three were definitely the ones I've added below! I can see all these pieces becoming very popular and I'm excited for them, as I know lots of ladies who will love them just as much as me :)



What can I say, Woody Ellen bags are stunning! Jamiee and I got talking to the lovely lady behind Woody Ellen about how she creates them. Belgium artist Ellen started of as a children's book illustrator, before turning her paintings into bags back in 2013. Each piece is vibrant and the attention to detail is incredible. Truly inspirational.


After chatting for a while and talking about her artwork, she very kindly gave Jamiee and I a small clutch bag each! I mean, I was lost for words and truly honoured to meet her in person, let alone be given a bag from her collection! I'll definitely be buying a bag or two to add to my collection in the near future!


These were just a few from her collections including collaborations with Idda Van Muster and Acid Doll. Both were designed with each lady in mind!

We also got to meet her wonderful and charming husband Maarten who wanted a few photos taken with us.
Jamiee with her gifted clutch that went perfectly with her hair flower. Maarten & I. More photos can be found on their facebook page here


The wondeful lady herself Ellen of Woody Ellen Bags, Jamiee & I


Jamiees Outfit
Vixen Dress: Vixen By Micheline Pitt // Necklace, earrings & bangles: All Splendette // Glasses: Keiko frames by Bonlook


My Outfit of The Day
Top: Pinup Girl Clothing // Wiggle skirt: Vixen x Ben Copper limited edition for Vixen by Micheline Pitt // Ballet flats: Primark // Bangles: Splendette // Hair flower: Tara Nashville Flowers // Glasses: Keiko frames by Bonlook // Necklace: Custom W inital necklace by Bloody Mary Metal

Overall I had a lovely afternoon with friends and of course Jamiee, as it was our last meet up before she was making her way back home to New Zealand. She'll be terribly missed and hope she comes back very soon!!
 

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Pins And Pinups Summer Party // All Star Lanes

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Who doesn't love playing some retro bowling whilst surrounded by beautiful people? If the answer is yes, then this is an event not to be missed! A vintage Summer party being taken place at All Stars Lanes, Baywater. It'll be an evening of retro bowling, nibbles, cocktails and the option to shop till you drop, whilst dancing away to some 50's tunes late into the evening.

Special guests include:

The one stop shop for all things vintage & retro. Best Online store winner at the NVA
The ever so talented vintage hair stylist, blogger & model
Glamorous vintage inspired lingerie
Plus a whole lot more and amazing prizes to be won!!


They'll be two ticket options to choose starting from £30 - (Info below taken from the event page)

Pins & Pinup Ticket (20:00-2:00am)
Includes a welcome cocktail, unlimited bowling, American nibbles, plus all evening party access to explore our vintage style pop-up space of retro cosmetics, hair styling & fashion. 

The Ultimate Pinup Ticket (19:00-2:00am)
Includes all the above plus a VIP retro hair styling workshop before the party (7pm start) with Miss Victory Violet herself. Please be aware spaces for this are very limited.

Get your tickets either via the links provided above or head on over to www.allstarlanes.co.uk/pinsandpinups or email: info@allstarlanes.co.uk for more details!


The event will take place on 15th September starting from 19:00 at the retro bowling alley All Stars Lane, Baywater. Bring along your gal or guy pals for a fun filled evening. Please bare in mind this is strictly over 18s.

I'll be there along side Lins of Campbell Crafts Vintage so please do come over and say Hi! I'd love to meet you and of course take tons of photos too!!

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A Day With Campbell Crafts OOTD // Atomic Vintage Festival 2017

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This past weekend was Atomic Vintage Festival at Sywell Airdrome and I had the opportunity to work along side Lins of Campbell Crafts. I'd spoken a little bit about the event that's close to my hometown in my last post here. It's a wonderful day out for you, your friends and the whole family with lots to see and do.

We were situated in the white tent opposite the lovely ladies of Luxulite and Splendette. It was lovely to finally meet everyone in person after being 'Instagram Friends' for a few years! The weather was good to us, though a little windy but we were in the middle of a field!


I wore my new custom made Snow White dress by Jackie of Atomic Jax that I'd been waiting to wear.
I had a slight dress malfunction on my way to the event but nothing a cropped cardigan can fix. Thanks Lins!


Work outfit complete with my C/C apron handmade by Dolly Does Vintage 40s!

Full Outfit Details
Hair flower: Tara Nashville Flowers // Cropped cardigan: Mak Sweater from C/C // Dress: Atomic Jax // Shoes: Bait Footwear // Bag: vintage // Brooch: Splendette x Miss Victory Violet // Bracelets: A mix of Spendette, Luxulite and vintage // Glasses: Skunkboy in Posey Pink (no longer availible in this colour) Bonlook // Necklace: Custom made 'W' by Bloody Mary Metal


Our stall had everything from dresses, the perfect cropped cardigans, moccasins and t shirts. Plus Campbell Crafts very own bowling shirts, blouses and dresses that were a huge hit. They can all be purchased here and a few bits are on sale!


During the quiet period I took a stroll around to see what was on and take some photos. I received some lovely compliments about my dress and I asked a few lovely peeps if they could take my pictures for me :) 

Overall a wonderful day with lovely ladies and I'm looking for to the next event.
Which just so happens to be in a few short weeks at the Pins and Pinup Event at All Star Lanes click here to read my post all about it and where to purchase your tickets.
Hope to see you there!

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Put A Wiggle In Your Walk // Joanie Clothing

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I'm gonna be honest, I've never worn a wiggle dress until recently. I always felt out of my comfort zone but since having Winter I pushed my comfort zone away to purchase my first wiggle! My usual outfits consist of swing skirts and dresses so this was a different outfit for me all together.


I felt confident and with the matching belt it pulled in my waist which I loved. The fabric is fitting but does have slight stretch so it moves with you. I wore it all day with ease and no discomfort like you get with most wiggle dresses.


I highly recommend this dress purchased from Joanie Clothing. This definitely won't be my last wiggle that's for sure! I finished my outfit with Mr Fantastic fox brooch from the recent Erstwilder 'Into The Woods' collection. Read my full review here


Outfit Details
Dress: Dixie Dot wiggle // Joanie Clothing (Currently on Sale!!)
Brooch: Mr Fantastic // c/o Erstwilder (Sold Out) 
Sandals: Primark
Glasses: Skunkboy Posey Pink by Bonlook
Lipstick: Christmas stocking matte lipstick by Tanya Burr Cosmetics

Joanie Clothing are currently having a Summer Sale over on their website! Be sure to treat yourself to something fabulous!! Let me know what you purchase in the comments :)


 Disclaimer: Whilst items stated as c/o were gifted to me, I never accept anything that I do not truly love and all opinions expressed are my own.

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Atomic Festival 1950s Weekend 2017

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It's that time of the year again when Atomic Festival is on and I love that it's based in my home town of Northampton. Woohoo! It's situated at Sywell Airdrome, which is about a 15 minute car journey from where I live. 


This has to be one of my favourite vintage festivals that I try to go to every year. Though I wasn't able to attend last year due to being pregnant and saving up for my baby boys arrival. I'm thrilled to be working along side Lindsay of the online vintage store Campbell Crafts this weekend. I shall only be there on Sunday (19th August) but it's going to be lots of fun, none the less!

I was so happy to finally meet an inspiration of mine, the Queen of Pinup - Bernie Dexter and her wonderful husband Levi when I last attended in 2015. I managed to say Hello and chat for a bit after Levis set. She's such a lovely lady, down to earth and let us take photos. Levi was a true gentleman and smashed his set! Totally amazing!


Atomic is a weekend filled with awesome things to do for all the family and see your friends there too. Lets not forget about the marques full of your favourite stores for shopping!!
 

Tickets include admission to all music venues and
entertainment, from 10am to 11pm, including roller rink,
car show, vintage market, drag racing viewing area,
Charles Phoenix shows, dance classes and cinema.
Also late night music & dancing ‘til 2am (adults only).

Plus classic car rides (Sat)
and vintage & retro flea market (Sun).

With FREE parking, FREE programme,
FREE trampolines, FREE rock’n’roller rink,
FREE crazy golf… and lots more.
(Information taken from the Atomic Festival website here

Tickets start from £48 on the gate or if booked in advance online from £45

I hope to see you there and please do come by to the Campbell Crafts stall to say Hi! :)

Will you be attending?

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