Sunday, 22 September 2013

When I did the 80’s Time a 50's inspired dress

Hi guys,

So a few weeks ago my lovely friend Sian and I, headed to the V&A. Club to Catwalk is an 80’s exhibition dedicated to telling the story of how club fashion heavily influenced designers, and how they translated club style to the catwalk. Sian and I were in our element because we both love vintage and of course love fashion, so seeing the marriage between the street fashion of grunge/retro/punk, etc and high-end fashion, was awesome.

The only gripe I had was that the exhibition was way too short. I wanted to see more outfits, more textures, more video clips, more everything! The outfits were amazing though, but unfortunately you couldn’t take any pictures (another huge gripe of mine) so I can’t show you my favourites, but the tweed section was dreamy.

The courtyard is so gorgeous so we thought that would be the perfect place to take photos. Now, the dress. I wanted to go über 80’s with disco pants and a trashy printed dress; I had the dress but couldn’t find the pants for love nor money. What I do have though, are some beautiful 50's vintage style dresses - this one is from Vivien of Holloway. This dress is so pretty and colourful, and I wanted to wear something that reflected my love of bold prints.

Dress & Belt: Vivien of Holloway
Cardigan: South (via Very)
Sandals: Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market

I've been leaving my hair naturally waving rather than using straighteners. I love it like this!

And for all those who complain I never smile in my photos – an outtake for you:

Hope you’re all well and enjoying the last day of the weekend. ‘til next time.

Love and hugs,


  1. Aww you look beautiful!
    This dress was just stunning!

    Kelly ||

    1. Thanks so much Kelly. The dress was a dream to wear, wonderful colours for a summers day and so comfy :) x