Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Dark Games Of Monkey Politics


has nothing to do with anything I just heard it on a wildlife program and I didn't want to let it go...

I've had a hair cut - it looks great but seems to have caused chronic bitchface when taking photos!! 
Here's some clothes I bought recently

 Dress: Charity shop - doesn't do up on bust
top: H&M
 Dress and socks: ebay
jumper: charity shop
skirt: ebay
boots with ribbon added by me: ebay
close up of boots, skirt: ebay, girl, interrupted 

Not sure why I've developed this face  - I love all these clothes and the hair cut. Maybe it's because the weather has taken a sudden turn for the worse and I'm stuck inside again.

Ooooh but something arrived to cheer me up....
It's me by Edie Pop! 

Isn't it wonderful?!
She not only sent me this wonderful bag but a beautiful dress and some other goodies
a beautiful pink maxi, some gorgeous jewellery, some postcards to add to my collection and an Edie Pop Christmas card!

Aren't I lucky? I only hope she likes her presents in exchange!

I had a charity shop trawl in a different town on Wednesday and came back with some goodies. I also had a £10 voucher to spend in a Sewing shop. At the same time quite a few of my ebay purchases arrived...

 plasticky Hello Kitty fabric - ebay
stickers - ebay
Lunch bag - Sally's Sewing Box
Buttons/Fat Quaters/Owls - same

 Knitting/Clothes patterns - various charity shops
Very old star brooch (any ideas on age?)
Jewellery  - 50p each
Bell - £1
Cat mask  - 50p
Gothic and Lolita fashion book  - Amazon

I'm off to bleach and dye my hair and then I promise to be back asap with the results! 

Here's one of my ultimate style icons - Dawn French as the pretentious, weird, pervy and gorgeous Beatnik chick Eleanor  in The Comic Strip Presents: The Beat Generation
 

Watch it! Rik Mayall looks hot too!

Speak soon! xxxx

37 comments:

Ivy Black said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wondrousness! I love the green frock n'socks combo! Luverley.And Ila's painting is divine...she's fecking brill...as are all her gifts, you lucky minx.
I have the self same tinkly lady bell. It was my gran's and I use it to summon the help!!
I'd forgotten Dawn French did this. She is a beauty and as mad as a sack of snakes in it.
lotsa love.
Em
xxxx

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dawn French looks hot! Why have I never seen this? You look great in all your new stuff, especially the boots - MAJOR love for those. I love Edie Pop's pics, almost makes me want to be less of a camera hider so I can have one too! I did have a birthday card someone once made with a drawing of me, but I think it must have ended up in the loft cos I can't find it.

(The second poem is about a variety of people at different times, no-one blog related though! I didn't get to add the mum from school who is constantly changing her profile pic *and photoshopping it ahem* to show us all how amazingly stunning and pouty she is. And putting up statuses like "Got honked at AGAIN today. Just leave me alone you perves")
x

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the green dress and who cares if the black dress doesn't button all the way. It looks smashing with the black and white top. The star brooch is beautiful, and my guess is early 50's.

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

First of all let me say that I LOVE your new layout. Ice cream paradise!! Secondly, your posts have been blowing my mind lately lady! How do you do it?! So many lovely things yet again. I love Edie's painting of you. It's so dreamy and uncanny and all the little necklaces and things - so sweet! She's super talented and generous. The green dress is lush and I love the black pinafore style one with the stripey top. I used to love watching the Comic Strip Presents. I was a bit young at the time but I've seen some repeats. Some of them are insane! I used to have a huge crush on Rik Mayall too. I could dedicate a whole post to people I've had crushes on over the years. In fact, I might just do that! Anyway, I digress, I haven't seen Beat Generation but Dawn looks stunning in it. As usual, I love your kawaii stuff. Oh and those boots are awesome. They'd look nice with the green dress and your newly pink hair, which I can't wait to see xxxx

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Another of my favourite bloggers in a pink frock! You will NOT change me!!!! Absolutely love the green frock.

I've always thought Dawn French is gorgeous. I have a few caricatures of me done by Himslef but my favourite is by my friend Sharon a very talented artist, it declares I am 'the only woman who can shatter a glass by just looking at it!'

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOVE the hair! And the super-sexy photos in your new header, woohoo! Looking good, Miss Simmonds.
Loving all your purchases, and the picture and dress and extra goodies from mega talented Edie Pop are fabulous! You have immortalised others in your art, now it's your turn!
You need Vix or Sarah's expert eye on the brooch but I am plumping for 1950s.
Look at gorgeous Dawn! I loved the Comic Strip, but I have to confess I don't remember that one... I think you would look great as a crazy beatnik chic too! xxxxx

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh and I forgot to say - the unbuttoned pinafore looks fab, so does the cute green frock, and thank you for therapeutic Fatherless Fanny, that DID cheer me up! Xxxx

OP SHOP MAMA said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All your new clothes are ace!! Your hair looks brill - MAN I need some new hair!!!

Love the ice cream thing going on!

EXCELLENT finds!

Dawn French = so terrific! Rik MAyall too.
Edie Pop is inspirational - she's SO creative and funny..

Have a lovely week over there! xx

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

OH! I'm LOVING the new header, it's rather sexily cinematic!
That green frock ROCKS, and I'm mad for the ribbons in the boots!Fabbo!
Jeez, you've been spoilt by gorgeous Edie, and been chazza shopping up a storm!Hurrah!
Dawn is totally divine,her beat girl is the best beat girl!
XXX

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Where do I start? I'd better be nice as that chronic bitch face is a bit scary and I don't want to get on the wrong side of you!
Love your hair and all your outfits especially those lace up boots and that green eBay frock & sock combo! The Edie Pop parcel is as fabulous as she is, her artwork is stunning and that frock looks adorable on you!!!
Your buys are ace,I'm lusting over all those patterns and that mad mask! I had a tea bell like that but flogged it as Jon kept ringing it during a bout of man 'flu and as you know I'm the world's worst nursemaid.
Show us a close-up of the back of that brooch.
I've never seen that comic Strip film, Dawn French looks gorgeous in it. I agree with Curtise, you'd rock that look a treat! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good God, so many things to ooh and aah about, I seriously don't know where to start. The new header is amazing and blimey, girl, all the stuff you bought is brilliant. I especially like the bell. I do like a good bell. Xx

Melanie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your ribbon in the boots is genius. I see you as crazy beatnik chick as well. Dawn French, wow. The painting is perfect - how great to get one of you! And the new header is amazing. I'm sensing lots of positive energy here...! Standout outfits.

Miss Tallulah Porkchop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That green dress is HEAVEN!!!

I love the new look layout. Gorgeous.

Camelia Crinoline said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your hair looks fabulous. "The dark games of monkey politics" sounds sinister and fascinating. Those boots! They are amazing. I love the ribbons you added.

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your new header Clare, though I was always intigued by that little "you never upset me" phrase on the old one, but you're looking very glam and old style film starry.
You've got so many fantastic bits this week, love the green dress especially and the laced up boots with the checked skirt has a very Vivienne Westwood feel to it and I love her. The owl buttons and the little b&w face buttons are super cute too. Edie's pic of you is fantastic! You do get some lovely prezzies.
I remember watching that Comic Strip a long time ago and thinking Dawn French was extra beautiful in it. xx

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow this post is mind blowing!!! First of all thank you for your amazing tribute and I'm very happy that you like the presents and that the vintage pink dress looks so good on you!!All your new finds are beautiful especially the green dress, the skirt and your customized lace up boots (they are kind of Japanese Lolita meets steam punk = Miyazaki "Howl's moving castle" forever!!!) but I like all the fabrics, the buttons and obviously the cat mask too!!
I love the new ice cream covered makeover and the lovely header!
Comic strip sounds quite interesting, I never watched it, but I'm sure it worths, the beatnick style is wonderful and the female character is very intriguing!
Thank you Clare
Lots of love

Liz said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love the green dress!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Julie liverpoolmrs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I so admire you joie de vivre Clare and I really like the blog makeover!

mrsmarsa x

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love all the outfits and that picture of you by Ila Pop is AMAZING!!!

And I love the bitch face too.

xxx

Lisa G said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh and blog makeover is FABULOUS!

xx

orchid said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Dearest Clare,
Wow, look all these wonderful things you had; especially I was so fascinated by the painting of you by Edie Pop! So lovely♡♡♡ Haha, and all these purchases, you are the one who knows how to make use of blog land☆☆☆ I love your new clothes as well (♥^_^♥)~*
Lots of love and hugs from Japan to my lovely English girl, xoxo Miyako*

comtessedeferveur said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That green dress is awesome! Loving the haircut a lot! xxx

Louise Mc said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the green dress, and a bit of bitch face every now and again never hurts. I've missed your blog posts, I thought my RSS feeds were broken, but now I see you were busy buying stuff lol. Doesn't Dawn French look beautiful in those clips? You forget and always think of her as the vicar of Dibley lol. Rik Mayall can be a bit of a dish anyway, especially as Flashard in Blackadder, woof! xx

Rosy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That green dress is really wonderful! and I would die for those boots! Love your blog and your adventures!

Vintage Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your new shorter hairstyle. The boots and that green dress are fab.
And how gorgeous is the Edie Pop pic. Love it. M x

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Why hello there Clare!
Some great outfits you got yourself. I am rather crazy about your green dress and those boots.

Your Edie Pop bag is very Fantastic!!
YOUR DAMN BACKGROUNDS MAKING MY MOUTH WATER!!! *cry*

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Bitch face or not you look cute in your new dew and sexy ass tall lace up boots~ MEOW! You got so spoiled by Edie Oh. My GODDESS! She did you right princess! The portrait is sweet.The pink maxi is so you and all the other stuff is just super special. That is one gal who I so wish was with us in Walsall. Someday someday that has to happen.

Can't wait to see the results with your dye:) Isn't it fun to be a girl!
Much loveXXOO
Krista

Krista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I almost forget your new header. DANGIT GIRL it looks amazing! I can feel you attitude all over that! Love it!

SACRAMENTO said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your haircut is perfect, and I love you in that green dress that I also WANT to steel from your closet, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Much love always.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Bijou Sugar-Socks said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lucky gal! coveting that cat mask! meowr :)

The Fashion Milkshake said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates



Great post!

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I'm an instant follower of you now :)

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Love,

Janice
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Wendy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so behind in my blog reading, I have only just spotted you wondrous new blog look, I love it, especially your new header its gorgeous as are you in it!! Your new hair cut looks beautiful! What great new outfits and those boots are to die for!! How talented is Edie Pop, she has certainly captured you and with fabulous pink hair! Im off to check out the fabulous Dawn French (love her) link as I can't believe I have never seen this episode! xx

Misfits Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I tried to watch it but I get this message: 'The uploader has not made this video available in your country. Sorry about that.' FUCK YOU UPLOADER!!!

Well, darling - there is so much fabulousness going on here that I can't stay Uploader Angry for long... LOVE your hair, love the green dress, LOOOOOVE the Edie Pop bag and the PINK FROCK (please dye your hair to match it!), the brooch is BEAUTIFUL, all of your ebay goodies - especially the LITTLE OWLS!!!

Any hair update? Come on, don't leave a sister hanging!

LOVE! Sarah xxx

Kitty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow you've been busy on the buying front, woo hoo!!

That brooch looks 50s but could easily be 60s, i'd need to see the back of it, email me anytime if you have a question, you never know I may be able to help :)

littleowlski said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can't believe that I've just read the words: "And Rik Mayall looks hot too!" Never would I have thought anyone would say/think/write that! No, no and never!! That picture of you by Edie Pop is ace! Well done charity shopping as well, I don't find anything good any more... Emma x

Marisa Noelle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

All your outfits and all your buys ... Love! That little pink dress with the floral crown is especially my favorite. Your hair looks fabulous too! Yeah, I get bitchface too in rainy gloomy cold weather. Sometimes I think I have it chronically in the winter...ha.

I've never heard of that movie, but I'll have to hunt it down. I pretty much so love anything involving beatniks :)

xo Marisa

Nikki @ Penelope Cat Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your posts are always overflowing with lovely things! Love the boots and the green dress especially! The embroidered pink maxi is lovely and so unusual too.

I've heard of the Comic Strip Presents shows but not actually seen any of them. Dawn's always been beautiful but holy crap isn't she absolutely gorgeous there? And it's online? Yay will watch it asap.

The Gothic and Lolita book takes me back to when I was 18/19 and first saw the Fruits book. I was gobsmacked - used to spend hours poring over it and thinking how amazing they all were.

Nikki x

Nikki x