Monday, 31 January 2011

Portrait in the Evening

I am rather proud of this quick portrait of Maria. Somehow, painting of an evening by the light of a 40 watt bulb always produces interesting colours, on this occasion my efforts were (I think) rewarded. I am sure that Maria would want me to say that she is wearing a red knitted cardigan with bobbles on it and a very 1930's-ish naval silk scarf.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tom Cooks Every Bloody Night

That was Tom's idea for the name of this post; I was going to call it adventures in a kitchen and he said would be an adventure for me to be in the kitchen. While Tom so merrily cooks a nice risotto, I drink wine and try on my newest skirt, fresh from eBay today. It is a Marks and Spencer skirt in a grey/brown tweed pattern with buttons down the front, the kind I hope to go with just about everything. Tom is taking refuge from the cold in a vintage virgin wool fishing jumper that is like wearing a radiator!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Leather Satchel

This is what I got Tom for Christmas, a brand new but classically styled satchel from Grafea. Tom likes it because he can wear it while he is cycling and because you can fit two bottles of wine in it, I like it because it looks so very smart and I really actually want one myself!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Electric Gypsy Dress

My Christmas present this year is something I must share, a Reproduction vintage 1940's style dress that is made to look like a two-piece suit from our friend's vintage and hand-made label Electric Gypsy. It fits like a dream and will be perfect for any important interviews I might hopefully have at some point. I also have my eye on the floral 1930's style dress for summer. Thank you Tom!

Clothes Complex - Spring

If money were no object this would be my Spring wardrobe.

Top row: Blouses- Topshop, Dress- Whistles.
Middle row: Jacket- Cabbages and Rose, Skirts- Topshop.
Bottom row: Dress- Laura Ashley, Coat and shoes- Hobbs, Bag- Grafea, Cardigan- Brora.