Well if ever I wanted to have some toes chopped off, now is definitely the time. Just spotted these amazing Chelsea Cobbler shoes on eBay.
Lo and behold, they’re ones featured in the Vogue spread I posted way back when. Awesomeness, no? Go get ‘em you jammy UK4.5-ers! That’s £90 of pure-shoe-joy very well spent, as far as I’m concerned.
Knowing her, I’m sure she won’t appreciate being referred to as Mummy Peelpants, or my posting a fabulous picture of her gorgeous and fabulous Sixties-self with fabulously mini mini, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my lovely mum.
p.s Don’t you just love the expressions on the faces of the ladies in the background. Teehee.
Because I don’t want any of you to miss out, I would just like to point out a few gems I have over on eBay at the moment. There’s John Bates, Janice Wainwright, Frank Usher, Mr Freedom, Horrockses, Miss Mouse….and those are only the labelled pieces. There are also some gorgeous little gems without designer attribution but with a whole lot of style and appeal. Please do go check them out, while I carry on with some new website listings….oh yeah, much MUCH more to come!! Keep ‘em peeled….
I will hopefully be back to normal blog programming soon, lots to share as always, but I’m in a ‘listing zone’ right now so I’m making the most of my prolificacy. Enjoy! There’s Foale and Tuffin, Jeff Banks, Jean Varon, Lulu and a superb unlabelled 1930s crepe bolero…..scrummy!!!
New dress listings over at Vintage-a-Peel (“aha, that’s why she’s so quiet!”). Radley, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Frank Usher, Vivien Smith and Simon Massey. Currently working on some separates to come a bit later. Hurrah, it’s all happening!
Just listed over at Vintage-a-Peel, two stunning moss crepe pantsuits. One is a Xenia, the other probably is as well – but sadly the label has been removed. Both are heavily inspired by Biba and Ossie. Both are gorgeous.
Xenia are one of my favourite naughty rip-off merchants from the Seventies. They did astonishingly good copies of original Bibas and Ossies, which is just as useful today as it was back then.
Well I had no idea that the awesome Sally Tuffin did a range for Charnos. I know Ossie did, and I know Janice Wainwright did a range for Golden Charm, but this is a new one on me. I wantwantwant this dress.
Vogue. March 1973
(Initially inspired by this post by the fabulous Everybody Says Don’t)
Like the fabulous WendyB, I’m a big fan of the butt bow. Frankly I’m a fan of any decoration on the butt. When you’re a petite lady up top, and you quite like your butt, you know it makes sense to draw attention down there. This is why I love Sarah Whitworth (Queen of the Buffle) so much.
Anyway, a few weeks back I was stopped in my tracks by this incredible dress in the window of the Maria Grachvogel shop. I’m quite a fan of MG which, considering my usual antipathy towards modern designers, is quite an achievement for her*.
People are always surprised to find that I’m a big fan of Marilyn. I think it must seem at odds with my appearance and my usual choices of inspirations and icons. But she’s been one of the longest running, and I definitely feel a strong affinity to her. So in honour of her Reincarnation Day yesterday, here are a few favourite photos.