Ideal Home Show 2014

ideal home outside

With great thanks to the lovely press people who organise the Ideal Home Show myself and Catherine were given press passes to this wonderful event. There were many great sights and despite missing the opening day the show remained in full swing right until the last-minute of the day and I am sure until the closing day.

Once we crossed the threshold we headed to the press office to collect our passes and get going.

press pass mistakes

My question really was ‘how many times can you get BLOG A BOOK ETC wrong?! Not exactly the picture of prepared for someone who you know is showing up. The kicker was that Catherine’s who they claimed was my +1 was on the side waiting neatly written out and they ‘couldn’t find it’. After this debacle we giggled for a while after this.

Now the next set of pictures will be favourites picked from the many traders that were showing the day I attended. There were so many traders and it was almost impossible (for my memory card anyway!) to take pictures of everything!

Ideal Home Show picks1

Good right?!

Floral Headpieces

These great headpieces I can imagine being worn at many festivals – how cute are they!

Bits & Bobs

From cute to tasty . . .


Did anyone go to the show and if so I would love to hear what you thought about it – if there were any favourites at all?

Birmingham International Fashion Week 2014

After a long while I have managed to put together a set of my favourite outfits from the catwalk at the Fashion Weekend in Birmingham. There were many designers but there are four that stood out amongst the lot and the designs, colours and overall style was phenomenal. A colossal round of applause goes out to the designers and I hope you enjoy my favourites as much as I did.


Koyawo Line

Khloe Nova

This particular designer did not stand out because of sheer beauty or style but sadly out of disgust. The style was described as chic but personally (and I hope I do not offend by saying how I feel) it looked more like hooker chic. Sadly for the designer I was not the only person who seemed to think this thought about the collection as whispers were much the same around my seat.

Khloe Nova

Nina Naustdal

Nina Naustdal1

Nina Naustdal 2

Sofia Dourvari

This particular designer is most definitely my favourite her flare for the pure unadulterated beauty is unbelievable and to top it all off she is just such a lovely person. Myself and three other lucky bloggers including Catherine from Vintage Frills were lucky enough to interview Sofia after the show and even though I was a jittering mess I think it went quite well. There will be a video up eventually but I have to edit it first!

Sofia Dourvari1 Sofia Dourvari2

This last set of photos below showcase what I believe to be the most stunning piece in the Dourvari Collection. The impeccable detailing and just simplicity of the design is utter perfection. The statement headpiece and fan tail just top it all off. I can only wish for such a beautiful dress on a wedding day (If I ever get married that is!). The lovely Sofia also stated that she makes bespoke designs for individuals so every last detail is personal and will make you feel like a million bucks.

Sofia Dourvari3 Favourite

The Classic Car Boot – London South Bank

classic car boot

The weekend just gone I found myself queuing up at the gates to get into the Vintage Car Boot Sale on the beautiful, gleaming London South Bank. As the South Bank is one of my favourite haunts in London this was the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon with friends and a couple of drinks surrounded by fabulous fashion and beautiful people.

With cars, bikes, dresses, suits and even toys this car boot was one that would give many others a run for their money and well worth the £4 entrance fee. The weather really was on the sales side and it’s just beautified things even more so than usual. Everyone was smiling and spending their hard-earned cash on those little trinkets that they just could not do without or would not be able to find elsewhere.

Here are some more pictures:

cars at vcb

classic car boot crowd

Food drink music and sunshine

When the last drink was poured and the stragglers were gone the sun set on the South Bank. I took my vintage scarves and gave a wave goodbye to 2014′s Classic Car Boot Sale

London at it's best

Top 5 Fashion Week Favourites

Just in case you think I forgot to put up my pictures this post is all about my favourite pieces from the catwalk over the weekend at Birmingham International Fashion Week! There were many great designers and their items were just fabulous but there were some real stand out pieces. Just so you know this is not an exhaustive list of favourites as I will post individually about the designers I loved.

rad fashion red dress

Koyawo Black with detail dress

nina naustdal red coat

white 3 piece chateau boutique

Sophia Dourvari 2

As the last one is my favourite I have left the original size of the photo – sadly on this one you cannot see the fantastic detail but I am working on some others to see if the pure excellence of the gown can be shown to all.