Mad Men & Lovely Ladies.

Salutations! Total blog-neglecting again I know, I've been working so much in the lead up to my trip and also been busy partying and making videos and shiz.

One party I attended was my lovely friend Elise's 21st - the night was Mad Men themed! I was so excited to dress up all 1960s secretary style for this, and it ended up being a super fun and glamorous evening. Everyone looked so positively appealing that I wanted to buy them! Or some other completely stupid advertising related reference.

My friend Chelsea who is a talented photographer and dress maker (view her photography page, Tangerine Photography here) actually made a dress based on a design from Mad Men, which I was able to borrow for the evening. I had so much fun wearing it, I still can't believe she made it herself! It was so beautiful sewn, and made of such lovely thick floral fabric. Even though I am about 60 cup-sizes too small to be Christina Hendricks, I certainly felt just as stylish wearing Chelsea's creation! I also used about half a bottle of hair spray putting my hair up in a quiff (I used this youtube tutorial), and teamed my outfit with white vintage heels, my gold rope necklace and earrings, and my navy Rochas handbag.

Here are a few pictures and descriptions of Elise's mighty grand celebratory affair:


Me with my boyfriend (me borrowing Elise's fab cats-eye glasses!) - he wore his new grey suit jacket with black trimming, a black skinny tie, dress pants and glasses, and he quiffed his hair too!

With Elise, the beautiful birthday girl! She found her dress at Red Ruby Vintage, it was gorgeous black and white polka dots with vintage lace! She was a truly marvelous host :)

With Annie and her amazing polka dot dress she obtained from Hot Couture.

A dapper advertising executive, Mr George, and three of his ditzy office ladies!

Elise's amazing decorations! She had covered the walls with old records and hilarious 60s advertisements, I believe this was one of them:


- C x


Greetings, Spring.











It's September; Spring has arrived at last! I have happily said goodbye to Winter, and now looking forward to blossoms, floaty dresses, picnics, fresh spring air and most of all, not wearing a coat everywhere. I went out last night in just a dress for the first time in a while, it felt amazing. Spring weather and sun truly makes me a happier and brighter person.

However, this weather will be short lived for me. I really haven't had the greatest year, for various reasons; so about a week ago I made the decision to go to Europe. I leave in eight weeks! This will mean leaving my job, boyfriend, friends, family and spring - I will be venturing off into a European winter by myself, on a one-way ticket. I'm extremely excited and nervous, but think it will be good for me.

I'm listening to Fionn Regan at the moment, he makes beautiful music.


- C x