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Onesies – would you?

I must say I have always been a fan. You know, when you are sick, but not sick enough to be in bed.. just what are you going to wear to keep warm? A onesie with rabbit ears to cheer you up! When you want to do some yoga on Sunday morning but its soo cold you can barely move: onesie will keep your back warm in downward dog. A cute one, a funny one, a ridiculous one  or even a sexy one – take your pick and snuggle up!

http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/icat/onesies/onesies/daisy-spotted-owl-hooded-onesie/invt/azz57271

http://www.boohoo.com/restofworld/icat/onesies/onesies/sandy-rabbit-towelling-onesie/invt/azz67002

Limited Edition Yellow Polka Dot Onesie

http://www.etsy.com/listing/112190321/limited-edition-yellow-polka-dot-onesie

:

http://www.asos.com/OnePiece/Onepiece-Lillehammer-Onesie/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2582039&SearchQuery=Onesies&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Navy

http://www.kigu.co.uk/shop/kangaroo.html

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http://www.asos.com/American-Apparel/American-Apparel-Onesie/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2322328&SearchQuery=Onesies&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=200&sort=-1&clr=Black

:

http://www.asos.com/River-Island/River-Island-Night-Before-Xmas-Onesie/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2683008&SearchQuery=onesie&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Multi

http://www.kigu.co.uk/shop/animals/midnight-cat.html

Sunday dilemma: what to wear tomorrow…Part 2

It’s raining in London so I have picked a sunshine outfit for tomorrow.  I love every single item and wearing this would totally cheer me up:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74994167/vintage-1960s-sunshine-yellow-clarissa?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=dress&ga_noautofacet=1&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothing

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74611309/minnetonka-sandal-wooden-wedge-shoes

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75768566/studs-stones-vintage-80s-denim-button-up?ref=sr_gallery_13&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=denim+shirt&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75677486/vintage-cowhide-pony-large-rustic?ref=sr_gallery_28&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=large+clutch&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

Sunday dilemma: what to wear tomorrow…Part 1

I often stare into the depths of my closet on Sunday night trying to be organised and plan my Monday outfit for work.  More often than not I amuse my husband with the dreaded sentence ‘I have nothing to wear’ even though my wardrobe is packed full of clothes… So I thought I would get inspired by dreaming up an outfit every Sunday night depending on my mood, the weather and what I find on www.etsy.com.

Tomorrow I’d like to wear this:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68334117/vintage-black-knit-jumpsuit?ref=sr_gallery_36&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=jumpsuit&ga_noautofacet=1&ga_page=42&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage%2Fclothing

http://www.etsy.com/listing/51979863/mod-neon-shiny-silk-vtg-80s-stuart?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=neon+heels&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75379249/black-patent-leather-lewis-clutch-with?ref=sr_gallery_35&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=clutch&ga_order=date_desc&ga_page=1&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

Rumours sweetie rumours!

Not being English and living with my man since 2003 I have discovered these ladies only fairly recently. Oh how silly and awesomly awesome they are!

            

Joanna Lumley has said she and Jennifer Saunders are considering making another series of hit 90s comedy Absolutely Fabulous after having been approached by the BBC. Ab Fab, a BBC sitcom about two immature, chain-smoking, alcoholic fashion-obsessed Londoners, made its debut in November 1992. It ran for three series up to 1995, and then returned for another series in 2001, a fifth series in 2004, followed by two final Christmas specials. In July 2005, Saunders announced she would not write another series of the comedy, saying: “The 6am calls to go to make-up and all the promotional work wear you down.” However, it seems she may now have changed her mind: Lumley – who is currently starring in a Broadway adaptation of La Bête – told Playbill magazine that she’d heard the rumours about the show returning, adding: “Jon Plowman, who’s the Executive Producer, wrote to Jennifer, and Jen wrote to me and said, ‘Let’s talk through it. What do you think?’ And I said, ‘Bring it on.’ Because we’re all still here. Mother’s still alive – the wonderful June Whitfield. Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks – the basic five J’s – all our names began with J. We’re all still alive and available – ish – to do it.” She added: “I think we just have to do it. And the great thing is that because in our show, we fast-forwarded to where they’re very old and nearly dead and practically plugged into vodka machines and things. It doesn’t matter how beyond [the original series] we do it because we know they’ve been that, that they still were Patsy and Edina at the time. So this makes it heaven!”  

(http://www.comedy.co.uk/news/story/00000402/absolutely_fabulous_reunion/)

All photos found through Google search engine.

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My shop on Etsy.com has opened

So I have finally opened my shop on Etsy – please check it out:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/RedHairDay

Rest of the collection will be listed by the end of the week. Let me know what do you think!

xxx

Hello from the beach

As I am on the beach now (sending you sunshine!) I thought it would be interesting to look at the history of our swimwear. 
Enjoy!
 
The Birth of Bikini
The bikini advances the two-piece with the added attraction of an exposed belly button. It is a product of the Nuclear Age, and takes its name from the homeland of 167 grass-skirted Micronesian natives, an obscure part of the world called Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands. On June 30, 1946, after the natives are evacuated, Bikini Atoll becomes the site of the fourth atomic bomb explosion on Earth, dropped from a B-29 aircraft over a fleet of 95 ships anchored in the lagoon, including the remains of the Japanese Navy.
The event is broadcast worldwide and is spectacular.The labeling of the bikini is attributed to the French. First, at Cannes, where a couturier uses a skywriter to label his new creation “L’atome–the world’s smallest bathing suit,” only to outdone by Parisian swimwear designer Louis Réard, who, on July 18, 1946, two weeks after the Bikini Atoll nuclear blast, introduces, “Bikini–smaller than the smallest bathing suit in the world.”
Réard is the owner of a swimsuit shop in Paris and the world’s first bikinier. At first, the professional models of Paris refuse to wear Réard’s risqué two-piece halter and low-cut string brief, debating amongst themselves how much skin they can show. The assignment is finally accepted by a Parisian dancer and model, Michèle Bernadini, who models Réard’s concoction poolside for the Paris fashion press . At 129 square inches, the string triangle top is small, and the string briefs are cut well below the navel; they are quite cheeky, and way ahead of their time with the strings. 
Réard’s famous fashion statement changes the world; like the bomb, the bikini is small and devastating. Vogue editor Diana Vreeland calls the bikini “the atom bomb of fashion,” and a Paris fashion writer suggests it is the image of a woman emerging tattered from the blast. Perhaps the shock of seeing the Marshallese islanders in the nuclear age enable the Technologists to discover seeing themselves in the tribal age. And to enjoy it. 
The immediate reaction, lasting perhaps through 1947, demonstrates a wild experimental excess, including coupling the low-waistline with the lattice-side, or the bare buttocks. To quote another source, “What it reveals is interesting, what it conceals is essential.” Réard reverts to less daring designs, but never retreats on the navel. By 1950, things are more under control, and the world is ready for starlets like Brigitte Bardot to bring the culotte nombrill to the real beach. The buttocks remain covered and will remain so until the 1980s, while the lower belly will get slowly revealed during the next 30 years.
 
Excerpt:
http://www.bikiniscience.com/chronology/1945-1950_SS/1945-1950.html


  
Bikini in the 1940s:
  
  
 Bikini in the 1950s:
  
  
 
 
Bikini in the 1960s:
  
  
Bikini in the 1970s:
  
  
  
 
 
And Baywatch in the 1980s:
 

March is here, brighten up!

 The cheerful reds and golds of Christmas are long gone and February in grey London makes me crave some bright colours more and more often.

All that my eye seems to be drawn to in the shops are greens, hot pink and reds…oh and how I wish I could wear yellow – you lucky ladies with darker skin, make the most of yellow!

Here are my favourite prints of the moment:

 

  

Green is considered to be one of the most healing amongst all colours. It represents spring and new growth. Choose this colour to wear whenever you are embarking on something new or with to turn over a new leaf or anytime you simply want to feel more in-tune with nature. 

Orange urges you to get out into the world and create something grand! It is a very high energy colour, its creativity juices are extremely intoxicating. Wearing orange is fun and can make you feel quite playful. Because of its higly-charged intensity some people can’t comfortably wear this colour.

Wearing pink conveys compassion and an open heart. When people are wearing pink, whether they are male or female, they appear approachable and capable of loving others. If you want to feel heart-connected reach for that pastel pink sweater from your closet to wear. And if pastel colours don’t suit you try on something in bright fuchsia.

Red can really pack a punch when needed. A very powerful colour, wear read whenever you feel a need to portray confidence or would like to boost your self esteem. However, be aware that wearing too much red can make a person come off a little too intimidating to others who may lack self confidence in themselves.

Yellow is the perfect colour to wear whenever you are in need of cheering up. It carries the same healing qualities associated with the sun. It offers warmth, optimism and light. All shades of yellows and golds will help to make you feel happier.

(Excerpt from http://healing.about.com/od/colortherapy/tp/color_wardrobe.htm)

Treat yourself to something colourful and lift your spirits before the cherry trees blossom.

Here are some colourful vintage frocks you can find on Etsy :

http://www.etsy.com/listing/50453372/vintage-60s-green-and-yellow-watercolor?ref=sr_gallery_38&ga_search_query=flower+print+vintage+dress&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage 

 

http://www.etsy.com/listing/68782820/vintage-bright-green-and-white-polka-dot 

You can also find some pretty colourful stuff on the high street – these dresses are from Topshop and Warehouse:

   

And in case you are not feeling brave enough for a bright outfit, at least paint your nails with a shiny red or orange. My latest favourite is called ‘Big Hair’ 8))

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