Adrift in the modern world....

The bold enterprize of one woman trying to brighten her day by turning the clock back to the Golden Age of style...when hats, handbags and gloves were de rigueur each and every day.

apologises for the lack of posts lately

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The last few weeks have been very odd; not particularly busy but I just haven't had the oomph to actually do anything. I have lines to learn for a production of Othello, which I have barely looked at! And I swore that this time I would NOT leave it until the very last minute to learn them and then have to spend every waking second wandering round with a script in my hand, snapping at everyone who disturbed my "concentration".

Then to add to my misery, my muse decided to return and a fully formed story popped into my head which is demanding to be written ASAP and be quick about it too.

I did spend a splendid day out in Cardiff on Saturday with the glamourous Kath; we spent the day pootling round Jacob's Antique markets and both of us picked up some nice little trickets. I was especially pleased with an old etching of "Othello telling Desdemona his tales" it was out of a book and only cos a £1 so I was very pleased. I was "tres chic" as Mama put it, wearing my trusty dark blue cropped jeans, red stripy T and red ballet pumps, topped off with my little red cropped mac...vintage but not too out there for shopping; espeically as Cardiff was full of football supporters and you couldn't move for police. But we had a glorious lunch in a little Italian restaurant with a sweet attentive waiter and a nice bottle of Rose (which I don't usually go for) then back to the antique market for one last look before heading for the train before the match finished.

The crowd was totally different to a rugby crowd, there was a slight edge to everything which you just don't get at a rugby match...I supose at heart being Welsh one has to be a rugby girl.

On the shopping front I found this gorgeous vintage inspired skirt in Matalan of all places and it was firmly in my hot little hands before I could blink:

it looks fab with ballet flats!

So with nothing more to whitter about and annoyed that the Pimms weather has suddently deserted us, I will sign off.

pip pip


sorry...this just made me laugh!

Friday, March 25, 2011

RIP Jane Russell - pin-up extordinaire

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

What sad news today that the wonderful pin-up from the glamorous age of the 1940's and 1950's has passed away at the vintage age of 89. She embodied a style that was difficult to match with her endless legs and her witty retorts. She was classed as "mean, moody and magnificent" in The Outlaw, a film directed by Howard Hughes and which courted controversy from the start. But sadly her career was over by the 1960s.

Here are some glorious pictures of the late lamented lady: