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Saturday, 27 September 2014

Style: Twiggy

I have loved sixties fashion since I was a teenager and the obvious go-to style icon from the sixties has to be Twiggy.   Renowned for her skinny frame, big eyes and androgynous look, Twiggy was and still is the poster girl for sixties' fashion.

Five decades later, Twiggy-style looks are still in fashion and her 60's eye make-up and short pixie haircut have been recreated numerous times in fashion shows and across the internet.The mod-look is  still alive and well in Brighton and I love spotting fans of sixties looks and fashions.   By sheer coincidence, I discovered as I was writing this post, Twiggy ( who was born in the same week, in the same year as my mum!) celebrated her 65th birthday last week, happy birthday!

Via przystanekuroda
Those lashes!! Via Bring Me My Coffee

Via The Gloss
A postcard of this bike photo adorned my bedroom door at my parents' house for many years while I was growing up, love it!
Via The Mod Bird's 60's Flashback
The eyes were always dramatic, coloured with monochrome and shading through the socket,  lashes lined and exaggerated with false lashes.  Her skin make-up was sheer, showing a smattering of freckles.

Via The Little Fashionista

I love this look; the eyes, the hair, the cheekbones, the white collar!

Via Bleubird Vintage
Beautifully shot portrait. 

Via Vogue Spain
I like the way she is casual in stripes but still full-on eyes!

I love the sixties eye make-up she wore and often attempt it on nights out, minus the false lashes, I don't think I'll ever get the hang of those...
If you liked this post, you should also check out the slideshow online on American Vogue.

Whose style do you love?

Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 14 September 2014

Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #17)

This starry dress from Cath Kidston's new range for this season. Love anything with stars and the pleated skirt is adorable. 
Via Cath Kidston

This series of tiny tattoos photographed on matching backgrounds. I'm a fan of little tattoos on wrists.
Images are via Laughing Squid.

This swimming pool, how great would it be to have this at your home?
Via Pinterest

This cute fox wallet from Sass and Belle.
Via Sass & Belle

This London train ticket cushion from Not On The High Street , quirky but good. 

These Disney princesses and villains leggings from Black Milk. Think I'd go for the villains, love the darker colours.
Via Black Milk
Via Black Milk

This great silhouette card of Amy Winehouse by My World. Really simple design.

This cute little Lego rubber, I'll make lots of mistakes just so I can use it :)

What's been making you smile this week?

Peebreeks xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Smiling Sunday! (Things I love #16)

Here are some things that made me smile this week.  Try not to faint in shock that I've actually managed to post a 'Smiling Sunday' on a Sunday :) 
 I have featured and linked some designers'/ bloggers' websites in this post. I would just like to reiterate that as always, my opinions are my own and I have not been asked or sponsored to feature these, nor am I in anyway affiliated with these designers/bloggers. I just happen to like their designs/websites!!

1. This colourful world map fabric.  Spotted this for £9.99 per metre in the Lanes, Brighton. Have plans to make this into a skirt or a dress. It reminds me of the 'Miss World' range in which Truly Sopel has incorporated her dress and sleep set designs.  I first saw her design on an old Sindy doll, as she collaborated with Jolly Dolly Shop. It caught my eye as my sisters and I had old Sindys when we were little! See below for a photo collage of her Miss World range and Check out her website Trulyknickers.

Via Truly Knickers Blog 

2. As I mentioned Jolly Dolly Shop, it occurred to me that although I loved their designs when I saw them on a stall, I've never looked at their online collection. It has to be said that there's a fair amount of nostalgic fondness when I see old Sindys but how freaking cute are the clothes and camping gear?!! I wish I was a child again :)
Via Jolly Dolly Shop

Via Jolly Dolly Shop

3. These cute card and print designs by Lola Hoad Design, I really like the looped handwriting and simple design. I desperately want one of the framed expressions/quotes but I've started with a little card for now!  All of the designs are printed on 100% recycled paper.
You can check out her online shop here.
Here are some more of her designs framed. Photos below are via Lola Hoa Design.
Bloody good advice!

I need to live by this!

4. This 99 problems beach bag. Saw it in Rose Hill Boutique in Brighton about a month ago and had a little giggle. You've got to love a canvas tote bag with a pun! You can also buy it online from Not On The High Street for £20.
4. This fox design fabric by Jen Moules Textile Design.  You may remember I featured Jen's watercolour goldfish wallpaper designs some time ago on my blog.  This week I was delighted to discover that she now has fabric available on Etsy! Am gonna have to get me some fox fabric, I can't resist...
Via Etsy

5. This outfit post by Mermaidens. I discovered her blog this week and I love the retro-style swimsuit and the doughnut rubber ring :)
Via Mermaidens
Via Mermaidens

Via Mermaidens

6. This driftwood mirror with a shelf for candles. Have been hunting lately for reclaimed timber/driftwood mirrors/something like this (but more affordable!) to go in my room. 
Via Driftwood Ocean Art
 7. These mint ombre legwarmers by GraceandLaceCo.
Via Etsy
8. These hand-painted galaxy Converse by Emily Tam. I would definitely wear these with some white laces.
Via Etsy

Via Etsy

Via Etsy
What's been making you smile lately?

Peebreeks xx

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Style: Carrie Bradshaw

Sorry not much blogging recently as I've been away on holiday, hope to write more about this soon. Treated myself to a season of 'Sex and the City' to watch on my Kindle on the train/plane this summer. Had forgotten how much I loved the series which was on Channel 4 when I was a teenager, remember encouraging even my guy mates to watch it!  Wasn't a massive fan of either of the films but do like the style and storylines from the TV series.  My favourite character was obviously Carrie; not as slutty as Samantha, not as prim as Charlotte, but more fun than Miranda! 
Revisiting the series recently made me remember that I was a big fan of some of Carrie's outfits.  I thought I would share some of my favourite looks of hers from the series with you,  I've also snuck in a couple from the films.  The stylist for the TV series and subsequent films of 'Sex and the City' was Patricia Field, who won an Emmy for her work on the series and no less than four Costume Designers Guild awards.
Via The fabulous life
Via Pinterest-Carrie Bradshaw
Via Stylechi
Via Intospotlight
Via Fab Sugar
Via Fab Sugar
Via Pinterest-Carrie Bradshaw
Via Pinterest-Carrie Bradshaw
Via Pinterest-Carrie Bradshaw
Via Paperblog
Via Media

I loved the flower corsages Carrie wore.  I seem to remember that I bought a few high-street rose versions myself, in the vain hope of somehow managing to appear as stylish!

Via Pinterest-Carrie Bradshaw
Of course, I can't write a post on Carrie Bradshaw style without featuring the necklace. You know the one.  Any woman who was a style fan of the show (myself included) has one of these with their own name, am I right?
If I had to pick a favourite out of the outfits I've featured here, I would go for the tulips dress with the black necklace and bun, so cute and colourful. Sorry for graininess of some of the photos, had to work with what I could find online!
 You can probably tell that after more than a decade since I first saw an episode, I still have a great fondness for 'Sex and the City'.  Yes it romantizes the city and people of New York massively and Carrie can be extremely melodramatic at times, but the sentiment and style of the series still appeal to me.  Would love to go to New York someday.

What are your favourite looks from the series?

Peebreeks xx