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Autumn Art in Brilliant Burgundy.

The leaves are falling, the sky is grey but don’t be blue.

Autumn is truly the season for rich, beautiful colour and fabulous Period Drama.

Today I’m feeling inspired by the shades of the season and amazing Art Deco. 

Wearing this lush, vintage burgundy velvet, cape sleeve dress with embroidered detail, I feel wonderful. Just like a 1930s screen goddess.

 


Figure skimming in all the right places.

Beautiful waist detail, teamed and with simple pearls.

Added this stunning Edwardian, embroidered bag (borrowed from my good friend) to complete the look. Downton Abbey meets Ginger Rogers.

All I need now is a roaring fire and some port.

xxx

 

 

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White Up My Street

Good Day to you my lovelies.

Hope life is treating you well.

Here at the manor I’ve got a hankering for the pure so today I’m going for a touch of white.

I’ve teamed my super, 1960s vintage M&S belted mini dress with shocking turquoise tights, a boxy leather deco inspired shoulder bag and a fabulous headscarf. 

Well I do need my hint of kitsch otherwise I’d be lost.

It’s all a bit Jackie O’ no she didn’t.

A bit of all white

sexy side view

I travel light

http://www.etsy.com/listing/93275535/vintage-60s70s-marks-spencer-off-white

Toodle Pip.

Lady Fi. xx

Emerald Pretty

Well that’s it folks. The awards season is over and I’m so happy ‘The Artist’ took top honours. 

If you are thinking, just where am I going to get my fix of glitz and sparkle now? don’t be alarmed I’m here to provide you with a new kind of glam.

GRUNGE GLAM.

I’m mixing a vintage 1970s disco sequin top in gorgeous emerald green with teeny tiny cut off Levis’. Adding a vintage art deco inspired pendant, fishnet tights and a tan shoulder bag for a look I like to call Ethel Merman meets Rihanna.

Lets Sparkle Farkel

pretty pendant

tantastic

Get your coat. You've pulled

A quick change of bag and an addition of a vintage faux fur jacket and one is no longer a Lady.

TTFN.

Lady (of the night) Fiona.

xxx

Won’t You Charleston With Me?

Goldtone Fan Pendant

 Chin Chin Old Beans.

Out of hibernation at last, blinking into the sunlight, well into the grey skies anyway.

These long winter months often leave one feeling starved of inspiration (if not of food and drink).

Then, just when you think you can’t take any more glitter, cork popping and bank balance draining along comes ‘The Artist’ and everything is right with the world once more.

I’m absolutely in love with this film and everyone in it, especially Uggie of course and the gorgeous Jean Dujardin and stunning Bérénice Bejo. It makes me want to don some fringe, roll down my stockings, rouge my knees and dance.

Amazing how an almost entirely silent film can provoke such emotion and longing.

Oh, Art Deco. How I crave your clean lines, architectural shapes and mirrored finishes. So stylish, sigh.

I have few pieces from that period as they are few and far between and mostly out of my price range. Luckily for us, fashion comes back time and time again and you will find this look in pieces from 50s homeware, 60s dropped waists and the catwalks this year too.

Hoorah!

Pretty Pink Sequin Top With Fringed Hem

My Fair Lady

Hello  good people of the world (or those of you who read this anyway).

Yesterday I had a marvellous time and I mean literally, at Mary’s Marvellous Christmas and Craft Fair. Phew! Try saying that after one too many G&Ts.

Lots of lovely stallholders selling everything from Kitsch kittens to amazing Art Deco handbags and plenty of talented crafters too with great hand knits and even contemporary art works from Sheffield’s own Jonathan Wilkinson.

The cafe there had amazing food with gorgeous homemade cakes too. Absolutely yummy.

Channeling one of my style icons, Marlene Dietrich but with my own little twist. I was dressed in a full skirted, black lace dress, accessorised with glass beads, a cravat and a Top Hat. 

I was very good and my only purchase of the day was a stunning, chain mail Art Deco Evening Bag which was a absolute bargain. How Much? I hear you ask.

Well, a Lady never tells.

xxx

Say Hello to my little Friend.

Fit for any Lady

 Finally Sold. Big Bertha from West Germany

  Bully’s Special Prize. Super, Smashing, Great.

    Suited and Booted

     My lovely new bag.