Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Margot Tenenbaum - Style Icon

After a lot of careful consideration, The Royal Tenenbaums is my favourite film of all time. I think I enjoy something new every time I watch it. It's my go-to comfort film - I watched it the night before my Wedding day to relax. I dream on one day having a cupboard full of board games like theirs.

I love Margot, and if I could pull off her beautiful blunt bob haircut then I would (I have learnt from bitter experience in my teenage years that I look terrible with short hair) I love her walk in wardrobe full of stripey polo dresses and her shelves of loafer shoes. She is yet another film icon that makes smoking look cool. I wish I was as much of a badass as Margot.

Margot Tenenbaum Wish-List 2013

Monday, 28 January 2013

WIP - Crochet Squircle Blanket

In our new house I have grand plans for a pale pink guest room - I need to get my pink kicks somewhere in this house seeing as I am out numbered by boys 3 to 1.
This blanket, when I finally finish it will sit on the bed


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A Little Thrifting

When I'm stressed, one of my top activities to calm down and relax is a charity shopping trip. I've been charity shopping since I first started getting pocket money, so at the ripe old age of 30 I reckon I've got a good solid 20+ years of charity shopping and carbooting under my belt.

My favourite shops are the ones run by people that have no quality filter - where they put out everything that is donated. Those are the ones where you find the real gems. The things many other shops would put out for the bins (it's those things that I usually like)

Brown bead & faux tortoise shell necklace + Brooch £1.50
Bow tie £1.99

1970s/80s Cot Duvet Cover & Pillow Case £2.99

Warm baby coat & Hoob £2.25

Old Lady & Animals £4

I found a few bits after a trip round West London doing errands. Most of them were for baby E. I was especially pleased with the bow tie - I have a couple already that I wear with blouses. Also, the Old Lady plush is disgustingly fantastic. She came with all her original bean bag animals that she can eat (!) I've never seen one before.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Selina Kyle - Style Icon

I have a lot of style icons, but one of my all time favourites is the character Selina Kyle from Tim Burton's Batman Returns. Don't get me wrong, when she changes into Catwoman, she's a total bad-ass, but her cutesy pastel vintage styled apartment sends me all giddy (I avert my eyes when she smashes it all up - I hate that part) One day, I'll have my very own Hello There neon lamp - just need to find a company crazy enough to make me one from film stills.


Should Selina fancy doing a bit of shopping, I've made a Polyvore board of things she might like...

Selina Kyle Wish-List 2013
Selina Kyle Wish-List 2013 by vic-shaw on Polyvore

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

13 Things For 2013

2013 calendar poster print retro vintage kitchen art Mid Century Modern retro office Eames - A3
As a busy self employed new Mum of a baby boy and small dog, a grand goal of 100 Things I'd Like To Do could be both a bit too ambitious and end up being a bit depressing. In attempt to avoid this, I'm proposing a rather more sensible and hopefully more achievable 13 in 2013.

2012 has been amazing, mainly due to the long awaited arrival of our beautiful baby E in May. I'm excited for what 2013 holds.

1) Move House
2) Buy A New Car
3) Set Up New Business
4) Visit Whitstable
5) Make Something For Baby E's First Birthday
6) Bake Macrons
7) Visit Ardingly Antiques Fair
8) Replace Our Record Player
9) Paint A Picture For Our New House
10) Be Brave And Go To A Baby Group
11) Crochet / Quilt A Blanket For The New House
12) Make At least 1 Christmas Present
13) Help Alex Make The Perfect Study