Puurrrfect Weekend

Monday again, can't believe the last time I posted a blog post was Tuesday! Apologies for only one post last week, October has just been so crazyily busy! Last week was no exception. It saw the Halloween shoot I  styled hair and make up for, hit the press. Always exciting!

I've been having issues with my beloved camera too which makes me both sad and annoyed. Sigh. My iphone stopped working but was thankfully still in it's year warranty so a trip to Apple was in order. I hate going in to Apple shops. I love my iphone, but I am in no way a gadget geek. I don't want to use my iphone to scan an item, I want to buy. I want to take it from the shelf, go to a till and be served by a person. Old fashioned thing that I am. That said, the staff in the store were incredibly nice  but I still felt guilty when they tried to show me something amazing, but it was totally lost on me.... (something about my iphone communicating with an ipad...I think) I'm hopeless! BUT they sorted my issue out by replacing my handset so yey to great customer service!

So whilst technology isn't my friend, at least the pencil skirt is. Always a reliable pal, I'm constantly keeping my eyes peeled for new additions to add to my wardrobe. I don't very often buy new ones - you'll know if you've been reading this blog for a while, that I'm a keen charity shop shopper (try saying that after a few vinos..) but I popped into New Look and fell in love with  one from the Kelly Brook range reduced to £12 so I thought I'd treat myself. I'm a sucker for animal print. I also bought a red elastic belt as I've been looking for one for ages.

 I  recently went to watch the film Ginger and Rosa, and was quite taken by the 60s beatnik look worn by Christina Hendricks character, so as I love a beehive I thought a bit of beatnik black would be a good to go with the look. Primark is great for basic tops so I was pleased but not at all surprised that I managed to find one for £3.50. These long sleeved tshirts have lots of stretch so give a nice fitted look and are really comfy. I actually have a few of these in white which I use as PJ tops, for when I'm not sleeping in vintage silk PJs of course. (Nice image, shame I don't actually own such silky loveliness!)

Not the best picture, sorry guys, just asked The Boy to quickly snap what I was wearing on Friday night. The necklace is a 1950s find from a charity shop. The lovely green bruise I'm so glamourously sporting on my leg is from a falling over incident on the beach! No, alcohol hadn't been consumed.
Top £3.50 - Primark     Belt £4.99 - New Look     Skirt £12  - New Look     Shoes  - New Look

I'm also rediscovering my love for false eyelashes. I used them on the recent photo shoots I've styled, and the difference they make is amazing. I've been playing with a few brands and will be blogging my thoughts soon. 

A-hem, taken after a few alcoholic beverages - not at the start of the night... Just in case you wondered...

This was my outfit of choice for cocktails at an event organised by Blue Skies Vintage events. The event, called The Blue Skies Lounge, is becoming a regular feature in Norwich. I had every intention of A) having a good time and B) getting some great photographs like I had managed to capture previously, but A over took B due to the help of several Manhattan's and at least one Long Island tea - so essentially I ended up taking the night off and just had a jolly nice time. 

I have photos on my camera, but didn't take any of them! So to those of you that snapped the ones I have thanks! I'm not much of a dancer, so who ever took these, thank you for not snapping Lucy (AKA Glamour_ologist) and I doing some dodgy nineties style dancing to Bobby Darin! Wild rebels that we are.

The last Sunday of the month means Historical Sauce day, and we were running another workshop (and another sell out one too - thanks ladies!) I love getting to play barmaid at the start of the evening as we get everyone ready to start the evening, so here I am again behind the bar getting drinks for everyone. You'll notice my hair is totally unstyled. 

Picture: Retro Chick
This class was all about teaching our attendees tips and tricks to achieve vintage inspired hairstyles created by their own fair hands. A question that keeps popping up is where my salon is! I don't own or work in a salon, I'm total freelance with my styling, but it's nice that people think I own one though! I think a lottery win would help with that! 

As I suspected the favourite look of the evening was rolls. The versatility of victory rolls never ceases to make people want to to know how to crack the art of these little beasts! With a bit of practice and just actually being shown and assisted I promise they can be mastered. I love creating rolls, because whilst they are an iconic forties look, they are also perfect for creating pin up looks, and wearable evening or day hair with a vintage twist. One of my all time looks that I like to wear myself is this one sported by the *gorgeous*  Paloma Faith

This big roll was popular with my table of vintage loving girls, there was also a lot of love for hair flowers and a few light bulb moments for the power of the flower to add a vintage look to even the simplest of styles and that clustering them or mismatching them can add a real touch of individuality and drama. 

If you fancy coming to a workshop all the details are on the website, the next one in November 25th and for that one we're going 1920s, so smoky eyes and pretty lips - perfect for some Christmas evening glamour.

Following the workshop we run a petite little vintage shopping and cocktail soiree, with affordable vintage and guest sellers which this time included Elizabethan Herbal, who make the most amazing products for your body and home, all using natural products such as herbs and spices and I just had to treat myself to some bath salts, such beautiful packaging and the one I bought is called Clear Head - which smells just like it's full of goodness, tea tree, mint and eucalyptus, which is apparently great for colds and hangovers! As a sufferer of migraines (and the occasional hangover!) I thought this would be a lovely addition to a long wallow in the tub as well as looking so pretty. Brilliant idea for Christmas non? As well as a good way to show some love to an indie business. 

Our other guest seller was the fabtastic Eclectic Eccentricity, who's designs have been worn by no other than Miss Paloma Faith herself, too much loveliness, it was hard to choose something, but as I was trying to watch my pennies I opted for some pretty flower studs. I only ever really wear studs, and that's mainly pearls so I thought these would be a nice way to add some colour with my accessories. I also had a special delivery of some bespoke bird hair clips. Here's one of them, I've called him Rory (as you do) full pics on birds with some hair action to follow! 

Picture Sugar and Hatter



  1. great skirt! What a bargain, wouldn't mind one of those myself. I love black and red together. Such a good combo Jen

  2. Nice hair! I haven't been to see Ginger and Rosa but plan to this weekend. I didn't realise Christina Hendricks was in it.

  3. Congrats on the shoot for the paper, it looks wonderful!

    I love that outfit on you, you really suit the beatnik look. xx

  4. Great photo shoot, I saw this in the paper but somehow didn't make the connection to it being you. As if your real name isn't Missy Vintage? lol. Love the pumpkin hat, so pretty but dramatic at the same time. Sherry


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