Friday, 18 February 2011

Weekend fun

Penny Dreadful Vintage listed my post on vintage styles to suit apple-shaped figures as one of the blog posts she’s enjoyed recently. Do check out the other posts she’s enjoyed, and also her Etsy shop – along with some gorgeous 50s and 60s pieces she has a couple of 70s numbers that have my inner Margo screaming for release. (I don’t let my inner Margo out. Being fuller of figure, if I let her loose she goes on a chiffon binge and I end up looking like Miss Piggy.)

Radio 4 is continuing its ‘Classic Chandler’ season with Farewell, My Lovely tomorrow. I’ve really been enjoying the Chandler dramatisations, and hearing them aloud has made me respect Chandler’s use of language all the more. His use of the first-person narrative laden with metaphors has often been imitated, but he had a truly skilful way with words that none of the copycats can manage.

BBC4 is repeating the series Glamour’s Golden Age, all about the inter-war years, and tomorrow’s episode, ‘Beautiful and Damned’ is all about London’s Bright young Things. Watch it for the music, watch it for the clothes, watch it because it might encourage Auntie Beeb to give us more deco-related televisuals. If you have iPlayer, you’ve a day in which to watch last week’s episode, ‘The Luxe Experience’, all about the development of the deco style, which I enjoyed greatly.

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  1. Aw, thank you for linking back Mim, so sweet of you! Btw, I think looking like Miss Piggy is a very good thing indeed x

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  2. I became obsessed with Stephen Tennant after 'Beautiful and Damned'!

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  3. I really need to do a style icon post for Miss Piggy - I have Miss Piggy's Guide to Style sitting on my desk at work.

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  4. Miss Piggy is a glam-tastic babe. Fact.

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  5. I really enjoyed the programme about Deco style last week. I saw the Bight Young Things one last time it was on (and thoroughly enjoyed that too) but had missed the other episode.

    I shall investigate the vintage posts further - I'm umming-and-ahhing about having a 30-sh style wedding dress at the moment...

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  6. Helen, have you seen the clothes from either Able Grable or Puttin' on the Ritz? They do lovely stuff, sized to fit you but at a really good price (especially when you take into account what wedding dresses cost in the shops). Depending on your dress size, you might be able to find an original, although I think prices have risen quite a lot since I bought mine.

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  7. I think I've looked at Puttin' on the Ritz but I'll check out Able Grable - I knew you'd be able to suggest somewhere :)

    I've spotted a few originals online but not quite what I'm looking for, and also generally too small in the waist for me - I probably could get into a 26 inch waist corsetted to the nines but I want to be able to eat at the wedding... and breathe!

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