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24.09.14 Shopping someone else’s Wardrobe

jimmy choo carrera glasses

Do you do second hand, vintage or passed down? Or are you a strictly ‘brand spanking new’ only person?

I have to admit there is something about new and shiny things all wrapped up in beautiful packaging and then again, I also love something almost new, but at a fraction of the original cost.

Recently I purchased these uber cool Jimmy Choo ‘Carrera’ black and gold wayfarer style sunglasses on line from Charlotte’s wardrobe over at The Fashion Guitar. I know how much she loves her clothes and can assume therefore that she looks after them pretty well too. They arrived all the way from NYC in their case, nicely packaged and ready to wear. If I didn’t know better, I would have said they were brand new.

The popularity of the second hand designer shop is definitely on the rise where I live and really it makes sense. I buy great clothes for me and my kids, look after them and when I fall out of love, need a clothing  purge or the zip gets too tight, I take them in to one of the stores near me and someone else resells them. None of the time, effort or drama. Just a cheque at the end. It’s a great way to buy too and if you are local enough to visit these in person, you can try everything on before you buy. My most epic second hand purchase was a fitted black Givenchy jacket I paid £80 for.  It still is epic.

To buy from Charlotte’s wardrobe yourself check out her shop here. Or for inspiration, go on over and check out her style at The Fashion Guitar.


12.05.14 Chloe’s Beauty Bar in Essex.

Sally Kettle DJ @ Chloes Beauty Bar

I was recently invited to the launch of Chloe’s Beauty Bar in Essex. Love TOWIE or hate it,  design lovers of white would have appreciated the cool clean look of this space.
This LA inspired beauty bar is definitely a place of beauty in itself.  The cool white surroundings are both hip yet calming relaxing and i couldn’t fail to be seduced by the injections of glitter gold used in the lighting scheme and main bar to the back.

Chloe's Beauty Bar #white #gold #glitter

Gold Glitter lights

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08.04.14 Molly Meg Pop Up Store

Molly Meg pop up store

Have you managed to visit the Molly Meg pop up shop in Anthropolgie yet?

One of my favourite online stores has opened a pop up shop at Anthropologie on Kings Road until 27th April 2014. Filled with their modern and vintage home decoration, furniture, toys, gifts and party supplies selected from designers from around the world. For more of a detailed peek check out a post from their launch party I missed on Little Big Bell.

There will be Make-and-Do Workshops throughout the month. Each class costs £5 and all proceeds go to charity and kids need to be accompanied by an adult. I would love to make the animal brooches with Emma Cocker Saturday, 26th April. A chance to make your own Mr. Fox! (8 years +)

For more information or to book a workshop visit Molly Meg online or pop along to the shop at : The Gallery | 131-141 King’s Road | London, SW3 4PW


18.09.12 Shop Talk: Little Bees

I have driven past this little shop and was always desperate to go in and take a peek, and then I did. It did not disappoint. Outside wigwams sit with wooden play shops and tills luring you in to see more. It’s the kind of place you always want to go when you are looking for something really nice for a little someone special, maybe something you wouldn’t have found very easily elsewhere and they like wood. Hey guess what? So do I.

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