Friday, 24 May 2013

Les Vacances De Atomic Mildred

 
 
I'm off on holiday tomorrow, only over the Isle of Wight, I stayed there last year in a tent and it pissed it down everyday and one night there were force nine gales.
But... this time we'll be in a static caravan (trailer trash) so it'll be a lot more comfy.
 
Here's a few things that have inspired me - or I've bought or been given recently.
 
 
Drinking tea in my new job at Counter Culture
 
 
New old shoes, bought from my new boss Cheryl, who's got a large collection of vintage stuff.
 
My mum gave me this large lot of 70s onward jewellery she no longer wanted! Love the very 70s pendant and the huge silver butterflies!
 
Borrowing Mike's mum's fabulous early 80s fake fur coat to keep me warm whilst watching Twelfth Night
 
My other "boss" at Counter Culture (putting boss in inverted commas as he is horrified by the term)
made me part of his art work and I'm very honoured.
 

 
 
The other week I bought a dress off ebay and low and behold it turned out to be from lovely Lucy Nation! She not only sent me the dress but a lovely card, a lace collar, a brooch and a cotton scarf!
 

 
Actually I have chopped the dress up a bit, it was
very tight on the arms and round the top of the chest, so I removed them both and added the Broderie Anglais trim!
 
I was really excited to find this large size repro bullet bra on ebay for £18, it fits like a dream and looks fantastic
 
 
 Sexy!
Here's what's been inspiring me recently.
 
 
Vanessa's classic but quirky masculine tailoring was a big influence on Atomic Mildred
 
 
Polly Browne's look circa 1970
 
Pierre et Gilles
 


 
 

 
Early colour Autochromes
 

 
(Kezzie on a normal Saturday night)
 
 
Beauty at Hughenden
  


(someone gasped just behind me in this room last week, but when I turned round, there was no one there.... spooky. or tinnitus)
 
That's it for now, I'll be sporadically catching up with blogs during the week! Have a great weekend everyone.
 


36 comments:

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

Look at you in charge of the vinyl with your mug of tea and what looks to be a case of chronic bitchface.
Cheryl's shoes are mod-tastic and you as art is awesome (although I'm a tad distracted by your magnificent rack)
Fancy buying a frock from Lucy, what a weird coincidence, and how kind for her to add extras. That brooch is so sweet.
Love your inspiration, especially Vanessa, she's the best advert for jeans I've ever seen. Love the Pierre et Giles art and Polly's eyelashes.
Have a fantastic time, pack everything - earmuffs, swimsuits, wellies, fake fur, flip flops, a sou'wester and sequinned hot pants. You never know what the weather might throw at you.
See you soon! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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

I love the inspirations! Especially the autochromes. And wow - you are not just an artist, but a piece of art too! Thanks for the link to your "boss'" art - very interesting! I'm very partial to photo art.

And lovely new dress, and shoes too. But that bullet bra - wow! There's a reason why it's called bullet!!

I wish you a lovely Bank Holiday holiday - hope it's less wet and windy than last time! ~ LittleMissPlump (Sara)

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

Have fun being "trailer trash"-lolol

Love the peek into your life--amazing inspiration!! The jewelry from your mum is fantastic!1

Do you work at Hughenden?? Isn't that the site where they made maps during WW2 (I saw this on antiques Roadshow)

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

Hey Trailer Trash!
As always, your posts are full of great stuff. Love seeing you hard at work (ahem...) with all that vinyl - hope that was an official tea break and that you weren't slacking.
Your mum gave you some fab jewellery - love the pendants and I have the brooch to match those butterfly earrings.
The mod shoes are fab, Clare-as-Art is wonderful, and all your inspirations are beautiful. Vanessa rocks that look.
Will miss you heaps. Hope it doesn't piss down all week! Get some chazzing done, eat some ice cream and go paddling - have a great time! xxxxxx

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

Oops, forgot to say, what a bizarre coincidence that you bought a dress from Lucy! It's very pretty.
And spooky goings on at Hughenden? Are you in touch with the Other Side? Perhaps it was a wolf whistle from a ghostly Disraeli! xxxx

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

Have a great weekend. Hope the sun shines for you!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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

I love your boss art, especially his Alice's work! I wish you a wonderful weekend and I'm glad that you are not sleeping in a tent this time, the weather is still awful here too, and the risk of a cyclone is high! Your new job is cool and all the bosses seems great persons, I'd like to rummage through the lady's vintage collection, those shoes are amazing!
So weird that you ordered a Lucy's dress, we are all connected and we probabily have the same taste! Vanessa is a style icon, every outfit she wears is awesome! I love all your inspirations as you already can imagine my dear Mildred! xxxxxxxxxx

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

YEAH the record shop, how cool do you look leaning on that counter. What a fun gig to have! You look right at home there. I hope you have a nice little holiday away and that the weather behaves and that you do not! Your inspiration is beautiful, my fav's are the skeleton kings and your ghostly encounter.
lotsoflove
XXOOO

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

Love the working shot!!! All those records!!!! Your Mum's collection is fab- swooon!!!!
The inspiration is funny! I wish I DID have that umbrella- tis cool!x

Delia Ryder said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My best fried has just spent the past on the Isle of white with her school she had a great week. Love all your goodies your mums 70's jewellery collection is fabulous. Have a great break away, dee xx

Lynn Dylan said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your job sounds like fun. Well, just the name Counter Culture...

I love the old photos, and your new purchases and gifts. I hope you enjoy your holiday!!

xoxo
Lynn

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope you are as intolerant of customers whose musical tastes you do not share as the gentlemen in High Fidelity. The bra - Jean-Paul Gaultieeeeer!

Rose&Bird said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Have fun as trailer trash ;-) congrats on your new job, sounds like a great place to work. Great buys and what a coincidence to buy from Lucy x

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

That is totally spooky. Are there any books or stories about hauntings there? I would have to do more research.

What a coincidence about your ebay purchase from Lucy Nation, I love your bra, I want it. Have a great weekend. Xx

Penny-Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the jewellery and those two tone shoes are great. What a cool piece of art, you are lucky to work with artistic creative people and thanks for introducing me to Toby de Silva - I have to show some of these to my 11yo daughter. Hope you have a fabulous time at the isle of Wight. :-)

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

The bullet bra!! That is the best ever!! Oh, how I wish I could fill that thing out!! I bet it's sexy as hell on you! Loving that artwork with you in it--lucky you! That jewelry looks fun, fun, fun!
Becky :)

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

Fab post, Trailer Trash. I too love de Silva's work (funny that)and I love what's been inspiring you.
have a lovely time on The Island.. the sun's out....they know yer on the way.
xxxxxx

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wonderful inspiration, dear Clare.
Enjoy your break.
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thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Have a lovely vacation.

That bra looks brand new, what a score. And the jewelery from you mom is sweet!

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

I love the Isle of Wight hope you have a fab time, talking of fab those shoes are rather aren't they? As to the gasp I told you you'd freak the locals with your blue hair!

Lucys Lounge said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

have a lovely holiday miss simmonds, i hope the weather keeps good. i really enjoyed this post lots of nice finds. isn't it a small world , talk soon lucyx

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

Haha! Look at you In Charge at the record shop. Don't mess, innit!

The Isle of Wight. I've never been but I've heard good things about it, hope you are going to take some pics.

Your bullet bra looks am-a-zing! I imagine you singing along to Madonna in your room with a hairbrush for a microphone, Ruby watching with her head to one side.

Your spooky tale is rather intriguing. Is Hughenden known to be haunted? How did it feel? Were you scared? xxxx

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

Definetly spooky!!! Try for a chat next time!
O, I just know you're going to have a much better time on the isle this year!!! Trailer Trash ahoy! I expect you have loads of gloriarse frock and things to lounge/prance about in!!!
That pile of jewellery from your Mama is fantasmo! I like the butterflies best, but what an overall grand haul! Yay for generous Mama's!
Crikey, your inpsiration knows no boundaries, and has got my brain all a flutter! Pierre and Giles have long been faves of mine, and I am so stocked your new "boss" put you in an artwork within 5 minutes of knowing you!!! You're a MUSE! But we already knew that!!!
WOOT!
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CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hope you're enjoying your holiday Clare, I used to work in Swanage but I never made it over to the Isle of Wight, I could kick myself for that now. Your new job and your bosses sound great, love the mod shoes and I agree with Helga about you being a muse as well as an artist yourself. There's always so much to enjoy in your posts that I forget to mention half of it! What a weird coincidence you bought that dress from Lucy Nation, just shows how much the two of you have in common with each other. xx

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

Have a great holiday. Hopefully the weather is less crazy this time. I love bullet bras. They look hot.

Mary Lou said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

oh my god i need a bullet bra in my life too!!! that looks absolutely gorgeous! and that work of art with you is amazing;)
i hope you enjoy your holidays!
kiss,mary

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

Hiya Sexy, hope you're having a good time on hols, I blame this home counties obsession with weeding for how long it's taking me to catch up with everyone - I have to make sure my garden doesn't let the street down, am worried about a Desperate Housewives style visit from disapproving neighbours.

LOVING your ma's jewellery collection, can you believe my mother has selfishly NEVER PIERCED HER EARS so has NO earrings to give me? Rubbish.
x

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I just watched Mr. Hulot's Holiday last weekend, so I immediately got the reference! I don't know how many times I've watched that film, but it delights me each and every time. Beware of kayaks, horses, and fireworks!
Awesome bullet bra - I bet it looks sexy as hell. I love your collection of inspiration photos in this post.

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

So many pretty things to feast my eyes on here! I am smitten with that collection of jewelry you've inherited...and Lucy's eBay dress. I've been eBaying my heart out lately...so much perfect vintage to find - it's been quite a bad addiction..ha! Have a fab time on your holiday!

<3 Marisa

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

Hope you're having a blast being trailer trash! LOVE your new old shoes and old new bra. Love your new new job. Oooh I must go read about Atomic Mildred.

Sarah xxx

Ariane Lasalle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love those mod shoes and i know someone who would your job among all that vinyl, my daugther's hubby, he is a vinyl fanatic!
Love the jewelery your mom gave you, so many cool items!

Ariane xxx

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh god please show us the bullet bra on you, it's so incredibly perfect and divoooooooooon!!!!!! I'm sure you understand, one knicker-tart to another an' all. Counter Culture looks like the perfect job: surrounded by vinyl, music blasting, copious cups of tea, awesome colleagues that give you awesome stuff or make you into art!
You've just returned from the IOW and I'm just getting around to visiting now because I've been ever-so-slightly off the beaten track for the past few weeks.
Thinking of you my lovely and looking forward to holiday snaps of what looks so far, like a far more successful trip than last year's! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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

Just had to finally say Hello and tell you how much I love your blog!!!:)

I think it's so cool that you are working at a record store now! I used to work at one too years ago too, and met my husband there. It would be so fun to swap stories over a pint!

That Giles pic with the flowers reminds me of the lovely Edie Pop so much.

Funny what a small world it is on ebay. We are probably all bidding on the same stuff.;)

And, I hope you didn't get rained out on your trip being a Traveler Gal.;) We have the same problems camping here in Oregon. Once it rained so hard on us we packed it all up and drove to a motel. We didn't think our tent could hold out any longer!;) Looking forward to your wonderful pics thank you for sharing the all cool places you go. It's so fun to see places in GB!:)

And, I have always thought of you as a living work of Art!:)

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

I love that you love Monsieur Hulot, Miss 6 loves it too. Shame the dress was a bit small. I like what you've done with it though. It will match your hair like a dream! Where did you see Twelfth Night? Was it open air theatre? I know what you mean about Allo Allo. Lieutenant Gruber's crush on Rene was so funny and quite controversial for the time. Great that you're a work of art again too xxxxx

Flow Disruption said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ahh, I was just looking at those Toby de Silva portraits the other day. I love them. I'm diggin' your "boss's" artwork as well, though. ;) I hope your holiday was relaxing and worthwhile. The photos are great.

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! love you in art! How cool is your boss.fantaostic shoes, lucky on the jewelry, cute butterfly necklace. Now,I need to see you in the bullet bra. Also need a link my old bullet bra cant handle mi amigas anymore.

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