Sunday, 31 October 2010

Friday, 29 October 2010

Window Dressing

It seems I haven't logged my window dressing progress lately, so here's a few weeks worth in one go!

It's getting cold now, but nobody seems to be donating any decent winterwear! Rumaging through the racks and bins in the stock room, I came across this amazing unworn Hooch scarf, so it had to go in the window! I expect it will go pretty quick! Teamed with the demin dress and long boots, it's a youthful look - something that many of the competing charity shops lack.

Also unworn, is the gingham dress. I love this dress. 1950s style - it may be a little summerwear, but teamed with a cardi it makes a glamous day outfit, but can still be dressed up for that Christmas party.

Across at the second charity stop, there is always a struggle to find one decent outfit, let alone two! But I love the challenge. I tried to aim these outfits to a maturer audience, without looking fuddy. The mannequin to the left wears skinny fit jeans tucked into knee-length boots, with a khaki jacket sinched in at the waist with a brown waist belt. The orange scarf draws in the autumnal colours. The mannequin to the right wears a stretch-fit orange skirt with a brown scoop-neck jumper, with black diamond tights tucked into cosy sheeps fur boots, and a large brown coat - perfect for autumn weather!

There were so many elegant party dresses in stock today, so it seemed right to dress the window with pretty dresses. Afterall, it's this time of year that people go out to buy they Christmas party dresses.

With chunky knit jumpers all the range at the minute, I made it my priority to sift through every rack to find the best jumpers in store. Teamed with cute mini skirts, this is what I found...

Today was really miserable, so I wanted to create a bright and cheery window. For all the fashionistas, note the carpet bag.

Today I was given a theme - purple and green. I found, what I think, are the best green and purple items in store. It seemed that I liked using bows today also!

Over at the second store, before I could photograph my window display, someone purchased the orginal jumper on the left mannequin, so I had to improvise with this pink number. Not quite as trendy, but that must mean I did a good job surely?! Not one of my proudest displays, but working with the limited selection, I created what is supposed to appeal to a wide audience, with the left manneqiun aimed at teens and the right at a maturer female.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Bambino Me

Fishing through my Grandparents' old photos, I came across this one of me and my mum. Safety conscious? I think not!

Grace's Tea Room, Newark

Tea for two :)

Lovely looking tea rooms, slightly shoddy service, but excellent company.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Monday, 25 October 2010


When clearing out my grandma's house yesterday, I came across two huge boxes filled with old photographs. I love the sepia photostrip of my grandma when she was probably about my age, and the black and white photostrip of my mum at a similar age. I should probably get one of myself to complete the set.

My mum (far right) with some two of her brothers, her youngest sister and neighbour.

My mum - she didn't grow hair until she was two!

I'm going to make it my mission to scan in all of the photographs, so there may be more to come...

Photoshoot for Gerard Hair Studio, Grantham

First bit of model photography that I've done, so as expected it's a bit amateur. But overall: enjoyed.

Hair by Sarah Mills.!/profile.php?id=1376203847

This photo was not taken by me, but this is the other shoot that was going on. Hair by Matt Arnold and photos by Iris Photography. Tea cups and cakes provided by me ;)!/profile.php?id=1376203847

Orange Flavour Rainbow Cakes with Cinnamon Butter Cream and Rainbow Butterfly Cakes with Jam

Afternoon Tea in Church Stretton

Berry's Tea Room
Inspired by Betty's? I think so! Stunning tea rooms. It felt like sitting in your very own conservatory.

Cute knitted tea set.

Huge anitque warehouse filled with hidden gems!

Best Day of My Little Life

DISNEYLAND!!! More magical than the love child of Jesus and Paul Daniels!