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Friday, 12 April 2013

Miss Dior

Hello lovelies,
as some of you may be aware, something magical is currently happening at Harrod's!
The Dior at Harrods exhibition, which I had no idea about until I stumbled upon it yesterday
whilst there with my mum and sister.
please be warned this is a VERY picture heavy post, everything was to beautiful for my poor heart(and camera) to bare!
ps. my phone was dying fast so I wasn't able to use my flash, I did the best I could with what I had!
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Dear Mr Dior, 
How I love you and your utterly perfect designs!
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truly magical Dior dolls house facade
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Original muslin mock up suit!
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Be still my beating heart! The Dior 'New Look' suit in the flesh!
 I was completely awe-struck at the sight of it.
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Our beautiful Queen and equally beautiful outfits!
Oh hi there Duchess of Windsor shoes, How I wish I had your namesakes wardrobe!
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Tiny Dior Dolls!
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Close up of the 'Pinks' just look at that bustle and bow neck swing coat!
Considering my terrible photo skills and lack of flash I was so pleased when I caught the moment
Grace Kelly was projected over this incredible dress! Favourite picture of the day
for sure!
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I sure could get used to Dior back lighting!
I was totally unprepared for having my picture taken having been rained on
 and dressed in a cosy but faily drab outfit of black cardigan,tights, pumps and thick belt.
The only redeeming features are my atomic print 1950's skirt and beloved box bag.

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and finally original footage of the man himself being ingeniously projected onto
this giant chair. Magical!

If you are in and around London, I cannot possible recommend visiting this enough!
It totally took me by surprise and completely took my breath away!

I'm already planning on going back as soon as I get chance!

Has anyone already visited?

Love Hollie xx


Sunday, 7 April 2013

seaside & heart shaped glasses

Yesterday,with the sun shining and shockingly cheap train tickets on our side,
 my beau and I decided to take a day trip to Brighton. 
 The sun was shining but it was freezing cold so we made a bee-line for the pier, to have a go on the arcade games, dolphin derby (my boy) and hook a duck(me)
 we couldn't resist this photo op!
 After the pier we had a stroll round the shops then had fish and chips on the beach for lunch!
the old pier is such a sorry sight.
I thought it was the ideal place to do some posing, I'm so sick of big coats and layers at the moment
so I decided to rebel against the wind (i paid for it later) and wear my favourite skirt, 1940s jacket and shock horror one pair of stockings!
I just had to include a close up of my skirt, its the cutest novelty pirate print
and was one of my very first real vintage buys! 
A firm wardrobe favourite, it never fails to cheer me up.
I teamed my skirt and jacket with faux fur scarf, 1950s cream case bag and red heart shaped sunglasses.
These are another of my favourite things as my best friend and I both bought a pair
from our very first Marilyn Manson concert a few years ago.

After a long stroll along the sea front we headed back to the big smoke for a huge mexican feast
and films.

I've been feeling abit off again recently regarding both style and general life stuff, I don't know what the trigger has been and as nice as this weekend has been, I've still not been feeling right today.

maybe it's just a little trip in the road, oh well,
heres to hopin', heres to copin' as the saying goes!

hope everyone else has been having a wonderful weekend!

Love Hollie xx