Thursday, 27 February 2014

Neon Blossom

Pink Wig- Amazon| Floral Headband- Claires| Necklace- Market| Tights- Claires| Spikey Boots- Charity Shop| Blossom Dress- Poppy Lux

Hey Guys,  I wanted introduce to you the not so secret sister brand of Sugar Hill Boutique, Poppy Lux. I fell in love with the neon print of this dress and its on key trend of many high street shops. I was getting sick of my black hair, so I'm trying to grow it out. Whilst my roots are horrendous I decided to adopt an alter ego with my candy floss wig I bought for my birthday in September. She's cute and girly but ever so edgy and one bad ass girl. The dress didn't fit me length wise so I had to roll it up with a belt, if anyone is interested in buying it off me leave a comment. It's such a beautiful print but I don't think I could wear it unless I altered the length.

Lots of love,
Charlotte x












Saturday, 22 February 2014

Saturday Adventures Part 2

I headed around the charity shops in search for some wondrous treasures, but didn't find anything. I wandered downwards and to my attention I noticed this most delicately hidden gem, it was a vintage shop called 'UnDone' recently opened by Katie Hern. As soon as I entered the door I was in heaven, everything I wanted to find in vintage shop was right here. Beautiful Laces, Edwardian and Victorian Dresses, Crochet Collars, Pearls and Parisian Furniture. Vintage Bridal wear, cutesy wrapping paper, oh my gosh this is by far my favourite shop in the whole of Swansea. I could not compliment her enough about how amazing she had put everything together, with the layout, little displays in suitcases and on bookshelves down to the printed tags. It is definitely a place you must visit if you love Florence Welch, 1920s, anything dreamy visit her little shop.


Lots of love,
Charlotte x
















Saturday Adventures Part 1

I woke up to a beautiful sunny day with the most magical spring feel in the air. I put on my pink slip dress and ballet pumps and headed off to Uplands Market. Its a cute little market up the road from where I live. The smell of fresh bread and sponge cakes filled the air, it was very busy and it seemed to be quite a wealthy area other than in the City Centre. I heard there was a Vintage stall from Waxy Bramble there so I went to have a nose around. It was located outside of Noah's Yard, I have heard of this place before but never actually been there. I wandered inside and a lovely Gentlemen who I've previously worked with along side Justin Harris, a professional photographer of Swansea, kindly gave me a cup of tea and a plate of cookies. He showed me around the beautiful building. It was the most interesting and unique cafe I have visited whilst living here. It was dimly lit with vintage lampshades which created this mysterious and magical atmosphere. Antique pieces were carefully selected and fitted well with the quirky theme, such as type writers, a jesus statue, old vintage magazines and posters. I was invited to go upstairs and take a look at the event room, where there were more antique pieces. This place was like a dream come true and very different from what you would usually expect from a Welsh Seaside town.

Lots of love,
Charlotte x



Luxury Slip: Emerging Intimate Trend



Body-skimming midi-length nightdresses incorporate sheer fabrics and lace inserts and details,expressing themes of old-time glamour.

 Influence: the overtly feminine and romantic slip has been an important dress silhouette 
on the Spring/Summer 2014 catwalks according to WGSN INstock data


Fabrics & details: fluid silk satins, super-soft laces, delicately embroidered tulles, sheer and opaque panels and inserts, detailed bustier constructions, deep V-shape necklines, lace ornamental appliqué.


Colour: black is important for the dramatic boudoir look while fashion nude and beige evoke dreamy old-time glamour

Silhouette: sleek and simple bias-cut midi-length slip with lace detailing

Inspiration: for a modern take on this trend see the Elie Saab and Stella McCartney spring/summer 2014 collections, and take further inspiration from 1930s and 1940s vintage slip design




Lots of love,
Charlotte x

Thursday, 20 February 2014