Friday, 9 October 2015

Judy in Paris

After all my agonising about what to wear in Paris, I ended up falling back on a few favourites. I haven't blogged about it yet, but I bought this 'Judy' dress in the 'wonky wedges' colourway from Heyday! at the Vintage Nostalgia Show, and it's already become a wardrobe staple. I hadn't planned to take it on holiday, but popped it in the case at the last minute and it was perfect.

Monday, 5 October 2015

New faces / old hobbies

Two tabby kittens
Pippin is crosseyed; she does look funny!
I've just had a packed weekend: on top of various work deadlines, I've had these little moppets to distract me. We've just adopted Pippin formerly called Dizzy) and Ziggy from our local Cats' Protection.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Bloofer gent: Christopher Lee

 Every October I salute a Vintage Hottie of Horror – lady or gent doesn't matter, all that counts is that they are creeptacular retro-crumpet – and this year there can only be one candidate: Christopher Lee.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Vintage fair isle, off and on the needles

Woman in a 1940s fair isle cardigan
Off to work I go!
It's about time I gave you a look at my fair isle cardigan, isn't it? Here is is paired with an old Collectif 'Wilhelmina' dress and my everyday handbag. (Out of sight: my new brogues. And for anyone who's interested - probably only Goody - the perfume is vintage Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass Flower Mist.)

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Five brilliantly bonkers British TV series

Something weird happened in British telly in the 1960s. I'm not sure what drove it - the euphoria of leaving the ration-blighted 1950s behind, perhaps, or the increasingly multicultural nature of the place, or even the growth of the free-love-and-drugs culture. Who knows? At any rate, as far as weird programmes go, the decade was a goldmine.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Bonjour, gorgeous people!

Mr Robot and I are in Paris and it is wonderful. We first came about 15 years ago when we didn't have two pennies to rub together and said we'd like to come back when we could spend a bit more. Though actually, all we've spent on so far is a six-day museum pass (worth getting if you're non-EU citizen or over 26 as it gets you in loads of places and you can bypass a lot of the queues too) and food and drink.

I nearly wrote 'foof and drink' there. It's not that sort of trip!

Here's our hotel room. We're staying in a little 12-room place in the Marais, the converted Presbytery of the St Merri church, just round the back of the Pompidou centre. When we stayed here all those years ago it was very cheap. It isn't cheap any more, but it is lovely.
Yup, that's a flying buttress over the bed!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Spooky vintage telly times ahead

October is not far away, and one of the treats to look forward to is ITV's Jekyll and Hyde. They haven't announced firmer dates than October yet, but it's definitely one to look out for.

Why should you care? For the following reasons: