Thursday, 15 May 2014

Dita legend frames

Can't look at yourself? Need a change?
I mean something more than just spending £200 on bras and knickers on sale...
There are only few things you can do; change your hair colour, do Botox or buy new frames
Lady in fancy optician salon tried to accuse me of wearing blank lenses but quickly I won this battle. -0,5 and -0,75 with -1 astigmatism in one eye. Yes!!!!!!

I thought stick to what you know..Dior cd 3207

So decided at first to get what I already have just in different color. Old reliable frame that's getting cheaper and cheaper facing end of production line.

Or dolce gabbana dg 3071 that I used as my sunglasses. 
Maybe white? Pink? Just to make me look even more suspicious..

And then suddenly after few weeks Rhonda Byrne with her "secret" brought me Dita von teese frames!!! Immediately in some sick state of extase started to research the net, photos and calling around all shops in London. 
I run around london like crazy shooting selfies since that's the only way how you can find out about yourself and frames.
Definitively recommend large wine before so others get drained to your good aura and propose to shot photos of you. Everyone.. Staff, people shopping...


One lady run out after me just to tell me "even if it cost fortune take it!!!"
So decided Dita Velour. Have no idea why everywhere they tried to sell it for 430-460 + lenses and first shop I went to offered me £340 and lenses for free in special offer.

£ 340 + free lenses with antiscratch and uvblock
additional £45 and will get you self cleaning... (what?)

They did try to convince me I need self cleaning ones for £45 already half priced but No.
Which color?? A little bit here, a little bit there and you know it.

Someone in the eye company informed me that dior and all those fancy brands are simply a shit. Produced in China from cheap materials with printed sign made in Italy where someone probably only put a tiny screw after frames arrive from Asia just to say we made it here. It gets easily damaged, distorted, and goes out of production quickly. It's a shit.
I said but I have dior...
Yes, I know- said gently...
Offered me to make Dita velour in nocolor means pure crystal for only £300.
Or any other shape or colour since they produce own frames. Not bad!! Something to think of if you want to go crazy or recreate vintage.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Capri Pedal Pushers

Hard to distinguish one from the other.
What according to Vivien of Holloway is pedal pushers is Capri according to Wikipedia and the other way around.
Most likely VOH is simply wrong.
I did buy grey VOH pedalpushers in my apparently rare size since it took me a year or so to get it in quite neutral color. 

The problem is; it's cotton which is good and bad because very quickly it gets creased.
Waist is tight but leg trousers are too wide for my taste.

(red patent leather calvin klein flats, trashy diva ginger jacket, red VOH wide belt, pink cotton gingham shirt, bobbie jerome velvet clutch bag)

The only trousers I'd like to try are cigarette pants from Freddies of pine wood

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

1950s Rembrandt and tailoring

It's been a long time....
been here and there, mostly at some point of my life and few places as well
But I'm back now


Still spending money like crazy on vintage slips, petticoats, bags and dresses and my new hobby:
paying for tailoring my clothes !!!

Must say took me a while to give it a try.
So basically if you simply don't want to buy a new one, give your old one to a tailor.
My dressmaker is terribly expensive but it's only because I'm lazy and have her in my working place.
So nice to be able to afford it... being lazy I mean.

bought on eBay £18
Yes!!! for free!!!
genuine 1950s Rembrandt - one of my favorite 

...and there was a problem. Can you see those weird triangles, kind of hip extensions?
Perhaps back then when this crispy taffeta - the dress doesn't stretch a bit - was still crispy it made sense but when I put it on looked like drunk and creased 80's mad lady.

So my unappreciated me as a regular customer expensive dressmaker estimated:
  • decolletage seams reinforcement
  • removing those hips and creating nice line
  • back widening using fabric taken from hip area
  • sleeves shortening to avoid fabric sticking to elbow area and tearing the back
  • adjusting in waist
  • changing the zip
TOTAL: £45

 (stockings black point heel GIO... im wearing 9, Miss L Fire Cinderella black)

So before wearing it for the first time the dress unexpectedly disappeared in the flat during floor changing.
When she - dressmoneydrainingmaker - asked me have I worn it yet... and I said

-No, I lost it but hopefully in my flat. Can't find it for two months now. So angry about it.
-You're angry !!!!!! What do you want me to say!!! So much work!!! - and money I paid you, I thought, so as far I'm concerned I could even burn it without remorse for this price- You have to find it!!! Keep looking!!!!!!
She made me feel guilty so I found it among old paints and brushes in my 'shed'.