Hope you have all had great weeks and are looking forward to the weekend. I am very excited to be going to see The Mikado at the London Coliseum tomorrow; I’ve never seen a Gilbert and Sullivan before so it should be a treat. We wanted to eat beforehand and I suggested sticking with the Japanese theme, so we are going to Abeno-Too to have okonomiyaki for dinner. If you haven’t had it before, it is like a savoury Japanese pancake loaded with lots of yummy stuff, and grilled at your table. In the morning I am dragging Mr D along to the second-last day of the fashion illustration exhibition at the Design Museum, so it is going to be a full day. What are all of you guys up to?
There have been so many good things to read in the last fortnight, this has turned into a bit of a bumper round-up. Those of you who like fooling around with your hair are particularly lucky, with FOUR great style tutorials.
Now to serious matters: the Livia Firth Oscar dress controversy. Livia Firth decided she wanted to wear ethical clothing choices on the red carpet – hurrah! The way in which she decided to do this, was to employ a designer to cut up eleven rare 1930s evening gowns in order to create one new design. Err, what? The dresses were initially described as being the very best that the Greenwich store they sourced from had to offer, but after outage from the vintage community they have been rapidly changing their story and claiming the dresses were completely destroyed and irreperable (well, they certainly are now). What do you all think? Read about it at Retro Chick, Love Miss Daisy, and The Huffington Post.
This one might not be for all of you, but it is something that is so seldom talked about in ‘polite company’ that I thought it was worth passing on for those who are interested. Tami of My Moving Finger Writes recommends her top picks of porn for girls.
Phew! See what I mean? Too much good stuff to read, you might want to take your time with all of these. Now to a few of the images I have loved lately.
|Something about this photo is heart rending. I think it is the knobbly knees.
Two great magazine covers discovered via Coco’s Tea Party
Did you know Biba had a couture line? A history with pictures from Vintage-A-Peel.