Sunday, 28 November 2010

Cyber Monday

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Actors Cara Buono, Elisabeth Moss, writer/executive producer Matthew Weiner, Christina Hendricks and Jon Hamm attend the 'Mad Men' season 4 finale screening at the 21 Club on October 17, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The Stars of  'Mad Men'

Had a great day today at 'Sugar & Spice & all things Nice', which was a vintage themed bazaar for the suburban fashionista. Sold alot of PLJ (Previously Loved Jewellery).

Did you know that tomorrow is Cyber Monday, potentially the busiest online shopping day of the year.

Here's a couple of fabulous new books to whet your appetite:

Mad Men: The Illustrated World  Buy from Amazon UK
Mad Men: The Illustrated World  Buy from Amazon USA

The only official book on the cult Mad Men TV series set in Madison Avenue in the early '60's. Fashion, beauty... it's all here in full colour.

Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo  Amazon UK
Style Diaries: World Fashion from Berlin to Tokyo  Amazon USA

Paying tribute to nearly fifty of today's most successful fashion blogs. Fascinating insights and fully illustrated.

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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

I'm a Follower of Fashion...and the royal wedding...

44110, WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - Saturday August 28 2010.British TV presenter Cat Deeley is guided along the red carpet by a wedding ring-wearing man as she arrives at the Art of Elysium event in Hollywood. Cat recently split from long-term boyfriend Jack Huston. The So You Think You Can Dance host was one of hundereds of celebrities attending the pre-Emmys fundraiser, which encourages actors, artists and musicians to donate their time and talent who are battling serious medical conditions. Photograph:  Greg Tidwell,
Hi readers. I returned to Bromley Market last Friday, and had a textile day. Firstly because I love textiles and secondly because there is too much competition from jewellery right now. It was a good move.

The following day I ran a fair trade stall. Lovely people and a great event too.

What I wore this week. My Bay Trading afghan coat. The same as Cat Deeley's wearing, but in a sand colour, and £10 on ebay! (Cat, please have a word with your partner about his torn and patched jeans).

What I bought this week. Bubble knit cowl jumper from Fashion Union. Beautifully soft, I love the plum colour. Can be worn on its own or with a t-shirt.

Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton (L) are seen entering the room to pose for a photograph in St. James's Palace, central London in this November 16, 2010 file photograph. Britain's Prince William is to marry his fiancee Kate Middleton on Friday, April 29 next year at London's Westminster Abbey, his office said on November 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/Files    (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)

Congratulations to Kate and William on their engagement.

Apparently William brought Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond £250,000 engagement ring up from the St.James's Palace vaults, and carried it in his rucksack all the way to Kenya where he proposed!

Kate is wearing a gorgeous blue Issa dress to announce their engagement. Needless to say it's completely sold out!

The royal wedding will be on April 29, 2011, and being a Friday, it's planned to make it a national holiday. The ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Is it WHO you know, or WHAT you know?

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Jo Wood arrives at The ELLE Style Awards 2010 at the Grand Connaught Rooms on February 22, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
I find reading biographies fascinating.  Biographies are useful resources for 'how to be successful' hints and tips. It's occurred to me lately though that who you know can be a big help towards success.

I do admire Jo Wood, who has created the fabulous Jo Wood Organics.

Jo Wood Organics - Amazon UK
Jo Wood Organics - Amazon USA

I really love the look of her Organic Eau De Toilette, a bit expensive but it's on my Christmas list!

I have two things in common with Jo Wood.  Firstly, we were born in the same year, and secondly my maiden name was Wood.  That's where the similarities end.  I haven't been a model (although I was once accepted at a model agency), or been married to a rock star (Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood) and neither am I friends with Kate Moss.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 04: Model Georgia May Jagger attends the Myer marquee during Crown Oaks Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 4, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
Victoria Beckham poses for photographers at the International Herald Tribune Heritage Luxury conference in London November 9, 2010. REUTERS/Paul Hackett  (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS FASHION SOCIETY)
Victoria Beckham as a highly successful fashion designer (forget 4 years training at St.Martins)?

And is model Georgia May Jagger really THAT attractive?

Is it WHO you know, or WHAT you know?  What do you think?

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Saturday Night at the Movies... 'The Incredible Journey'... film review

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Hi readers.  It was a huge success last Sunday at the Langley Park School for Boys Christmas fair, my first 'big do' of the Christmas season.  Popular buys were the vintage 60's/70's silver charms and vintage American indian style jewellery I had imported from the States.  I've got my new stock in now, including some unusual dog, cat and horse scarves, which brings me on to this wonderful tale...

I bought 'The Incredible Journey' DVD through Amazon, and we watched it on Saturday evening.  It's a bit of a weepy at the end.

This really is such a cute movie. Based on the book by British born Canadian author Sheila Burnford, I saw 'The Incredible Journey' as a child when it was first released in 1963. This Disney film was made on location in Canada, and stars three pets, namely Tao the siamese cat, Bodger the bull terrier and Luath the labrador.

A extraordinary story. Take a look at the early '60's fashions too, no jeans or t-shirts in sight!

'The Incredible Journey' is currently number 69 in UK Amazon's Top 100 Classics.

The Incredible Journey [DVD] [1963]  Buy from Amazon UK
The Incredible Journey (The Wonderful World of Disney)  Buy from
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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Life Sayings to the Rescue...

Bentley Snowflake via Wikipedia
Hi Readers. May I ask you to bear with me this week, just a short blog post today. I've been very busy re-developing my website due to forces beyond my control! Nearly done now.

I have two life sayings 'Don't cram too much in' and 'Take Care', when things aren't going well, these two sayings come to the rescue.

Do you have any 'life sayings', and what are they?