Here's a few other things I bought this week:
Here's me with a tiny head and big round body. I picked up this all British all Polyester dress for £5, when I got home I realised it was mostly see through and the neck looked awful. I will have to wear a vest top or slip underneath at all times! I fiddled with the neck and as well as opening it up, I added two old buttons and a lace bow. A better look at it shall appear below
I'm also wearing the angora/lambswool cardi in vivid lilac with a violet trim, I missed the bus yesterday and the freezing temperatures caused me to buy an extra layer as in my rush I left mine behind (though there is a handy one in my work drawer). The little hat was also a waiting for the bus buy... I was after the mittens that went with it (forgot gloves), but when I got outside and put them on I realised they were completely useless and badly knitted!
completely useless for this time of year but I picked up this 80s flowery shirt. Hmm, well it's a little small on the waist, but it fits on the bust which is usually the trouble area. If tucked into a bright skirt, who'll know?
I also bought a houndstooth skirt which WILL NOT appear on the blog because whilst trying to turn it into a pencil skirt and adding a inch or so to the waist I completely ballsed it up and it is now a frankenskirt (someone else coined that phrase recently.. who was it?!)
This is a fab bit of material was only £2.99 and table cloth sized. It's plastic coated and fuzzy backed (technical term) so I'm be using it for crafting and dining al fresco when it's no longer minus one outside.
This fab book was only £2 from the flea market (3 old people selling junk in a room that smells of cabbage) and is from 1947. It's signed by "The boys from the entertainment commitee" but nothing to indicate which one! There's interviews and loads of photos of famous artists of the time, plus a guide to rare records. I love the modernist cover by Paul Rand
I finally got my Gil Elvgren - The Complete Pin Ups delivered. Amazon used a courier company that arrived 3 times at 7am, so I kept missing them as I rarely arise before 8. Finally they left it behind the gate and I can view it in at my leisure. It's a stunning book, really. I love Taschen and they've excelled themselves with the stunning reproductions, layout and quality. I recommend you get it... it's only £7 on amazon.co.uk. Just make sure you get up early enough!