Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 has come and (almost) gone...

It has been a while. Actually it has been a year!
And what one.
A lot of changes happened and in some ways not enough.
I'll see what 2014 brings...and you will see too!

I promise to try and blog more regularly and hopefully get more people following this blog.
I'll see you next year ;)

The coat is by Collectif
and the bag is by the wonderful Karina

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dressember 2012 week 1.


In my last posts I pushed a bit to join Dressember this year. I'm a bit late with the first week of pictures, but better late then never.

Bettie Page dress.

Vintage dress and coat.

Vintage skirt. Belt and jumper from Cortefiel.

Vintage dress.

Vintage dress.

Vintage dress, shrug and coat.

Vintage 3 piece suit. When I found this it was almost a rag.
However with some good ironing it turned into a beauty ;)

This wraps up week 1 of Dressember...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

New York's wacky pictures ;)

Here they are. The fun pictures of a week in NY, NY. Enjoy.

And that wrap's it up. That suitcase on the right and on the ground are mine. Yes I did some damage ;)
But I did finally find some flamingo lawn ornaments for the pricely sum of...$7. Ha!

That's all folks!

New York, Part 2.

More pictures from my trip to New York in September. I didn't realise I took so much!

I'm going to begin on a more serious note. The 9/11 memorial. Words can not explain it, pictures neither.
Just goose bumps...

The only Belgian who got killed, more goose bumps.

And then we went to the ocean...Coney Island! It's a very strange sensation to walk on a beach when you just came out of a subway. But a whole lot of fun! 
We took a ride on the Wonder Wheel in one of the swinging cars. I must admit, I was a bit scared. But very happy I didn't eat a corndog BEFORE we went on it.

 The beach!

 The Wonder Wheel!

What song was stuck in my head while I was on Coney Island? 
Under the boardwalk...

And then...New York by night. On top of the Empire State Building. With a full moon. Just lovely.
We went on the main deck and what a great view! If you ever want to go, and you don't want to waste your precious minutes (or even hours) in New York, order Main Deck express tickets. Believe me it's worth it!

And we went to an off broadway musical. Hilarious! It was so funny, I cried.

And we went to the Brooklyn Brewery...
If you go, visit the Brooklyn flea. Good vintage, good food ;)

That's all I have to say about New york. However I'm going to make one more post with fun and crazy pictures.

Don't forget...it's Dressember on saturday ;)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New York in September...

I do realize that it's almost December, but whatever ;)

So...at the end of September I went to New York for the second time. Again the week was crammed full with sightseeing, shopping and a smidge of culture. I still haven't seen everything. And I keep adding favourite shopping adresses.

Picture time!

Do you know what this is? It's part of a mini exhibition at the Public Library (Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street). This exhibition was made for me. Very vintage kitsch and...free! Some more pictures for you.

Did I mention I want a pink kitchen? I was in heaven darling.

Now on to the one museum we took a peek at. And yes, a peek. Because the Met (The Metropolitan Museum of Art) is enormous. However the things we did see...*nice*

That's my new sofa ;)

Yes this is INSIDE the museum!

Funky on the rooftop...

That view...sigh...I wish I was there again...

I think I'll leave it with this for tonight. Otherwise...picture overload!!! There is so much I still want to share, but first a reminder. Yes, it's here again...Dressember! You heard it right. A whole month of dresses.

Goodnight and join Dressember!
=> you have to make a friend request, but no one get's turned down! So go on, I know you want to ;)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Sewing, mending or altering?

For the past few days I have been mending my vintage dresses. I like a bit of hand sewing. You can't always use a machine! And then I found a few of my winter skirts. All of them are too big at the waist. So why not alter them? I didn't think it would be easy, but easy enough. WRONG! I'm still working on the first skirt (the others are even more of a challenge).
So what do I have to show for at this point?
A skirt with a waistband I have to hand sew on the wrong side.
A broken needle from my sewing machine (don't even ask!).
Unendless frustration with myself, the skirt and the sewing machine.

Long story short...it all went wrong!
Better start on that waistband...

Monday, September 24, 2012

London calling, last one I promise ;)

If you say London (or the UK for that matter) I think of: Vivien Of Holloway, Collectif, What Katie Did and Freddies of Pinewood. Look it up, it changed my life ;)
I bought something of all of the above! Yes no pictures of WKD, but seriously! Did you really think I was going to post a picture like that?

The last picture is of a great shop in the Camden stables market.
Black Rose. And I didn't buy a dress there! But I did buy some lovely Freddies of Pinewood jeans. Whoopie!
Tomorrow I'll be in an iron bird ;)