Tuesday, 5 April 2011

The Silver Screen


This month has been incredibly busy - filled with deadlines, revision lectures, London protests and long journeys across the country - so I hope you'll forgive me for abandoning the blog for a few weeks! Also, photographic opportunities are rather limited when you inhabit the world's smallest university room, meaning that I have been rather uninspired. But I'm back home now for a bit, so I'm hoping to finally go thrifting again - with the added bonus that it is carboot season once again!

Anyway, before returning home for Easter, I popped into the city centre with my dad to have a look around the markets. I discovered a little retro stall - the type that looks like a disorganised jumble of musty oddities, with clothes piled high and rails jam packed, making it a real physical effort to look through everything... i.e. the best type of vintage shopping experience! I came across this raspberry pink turtle neck blouse, which is about as retro as you can get - I'm totally in love with the flared sleeves and typical busy 1960s floral pattern. The best thing about it is that it appears to be home-made - I wonder if the person who made it thought that 40 years later, a girl would purchase it and show it off to the world? 


The magazine I'm holding is really there to compliment the pink/1960s theme - its an old copy of 'Picture Show', featuring the famous Brigitte Bardot who is looking as stunning as ever. My copy is actually from 1959, and it is filled with pictures and TV/Film reviews from back when the silver screen was a very glamorous affair. I picked this magazine up at the carboot well over a year ago, and re-discovered it when having a rummage through my room the other day!

Sadie xxx

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17 comments:

Greer said...

you look amazing!! those glasses are wonderful :)
xx

Cait said...

Love the top, so cute and such a great colour! The glasses are ace too, I want a pair!! x

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Carys said...

This is such a cute outfit, and I love how the magazine looks in the photos!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

jessikavalentine said...

You're so cute. I really love your glasses.x

hannah, heart city said...

cute cute cute the 60s are such an inspiration!

meredith said...

I love the look! Brigitte Bardot is one of my favorites...what a great find!

Please may I? said...

Lovely outfits my dear.

X x

Maria said...

gorgeous outfit. I love your glasses! I need a new pair and yours are really inspiring

Phara said...

Those are the best! Piles of clothes, where you have to make an effort to look through everything, I always find the best things at the bottom of the pile ;)
X

Ani said...

what a find! x

In Palace said...

cute hair!!

In Palace ♥

Carrie said...

Your blouse is beautiful. I love finding handmade vintage items - it's so nice to imagine the person who loved it before you did!

Sarah Maccarelli said...

Your hair is so pretty!

rachel said...

Cute! I had missed you! The glasses are still lookin good...

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Laia said...

wow it does surely look like a very interesting read! BB is always stunning

Holly said...

being back home is the best place to be =) your outfit makes me smile. I love your haircut! It looks great on you!

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Bipin Thingujam said...

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