Posts tagged ‘vintage’

March 29, 2014

Bibi, Lady of Leisure

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Nikasha WIFW AW 2014

Regular Chatterboxes know I am a real sucker for Sufi poetry and I was delighted to find that designer, Nikasha had a Rumi poem in her show notes:

In your light I learn how to love…
In your beauty how to make poems
You dance inside my chest where no one else sees you,
but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.

Wah wah, masha’allah! Ok, back to the collection.

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March 28, 2014

Shantanu & Nikhil: The Shadows Within

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Shantanu & Nikhil WIFW AW 2014

Shantanu & Nikhil are incredibly talented designers with impeccable attention to detail.  Their latest collection was inspired by timeless vintage travel.  The powder, blush and antique rose and apricot hues reminisced British colonial times.  Lace was the dominant detail and it was especially striking on the fingerless gloves worn by all the models.

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March 24, 2014

Candlelight Club London

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Ever since Downton Abbey, we have all been lining up to party like the roaring 20s. The Great Gatsby encouraged us even more. So slender, so sexy, so love your fringe, darling.

The Candlelight Club is ace, organised at various venues announced late on and set in the 20s, it is a fabulous night out. I went to the New Orleans Mardi Gras night (phew, what a mouthful). I wore a beautiful long emerald green dress with a gold belt and slits up the front. My hair was a chic up do in a bob and I had a gorgeous clip to hold it in place. I felt so glamorous and as I walked into the club a lovely guy told me I looked amazing! (ok, he was probably one of the evening’s character actors but hey, I’m still going to appreciate it).

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June 26, 2013

The Wedding of Weddings

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Elizabeth Taylor’s very first wedding dress sold at auction this week for a whopping £122,000.  This dress, worn by an 18 year old Elizabeth for her marriage to Conrad ‘Nicky’ Hilton Junior, is a classic Cinderella gown and shows off her teeny tiny waist to perfection.

Fond of lovers, divorce and marriage… as lovely as this gown is, Liz Taylor’s subsequent choices

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