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Saturday, 23 November 2013

Veronica lake waves and creme puff

 Hey there!
Today I thought I'd show you something I've had for a while now, It's a 1950's Max Factor compact and its just the sweetest thing!
The compact itself is cream plastic with little grey starbursts on the front.
I'm not sure how popular plastic compacts were but I'd never really come across them before now.



it even still has makeup inside! and its original sponge.
I always like it when you find a piece by a brand that is still in business today!

As I had the morning to myself I had time to set my hair, a luxury at the moment what with all the 5am alarms and corporate uniform.
I tried my hand at Veronica Lake style waves and was pretty pleased with the outcome.

I also tried something else new, a polo neck jumper...
I know they're a classic and fairly tame but I never thought I could pull it off before.
Its so cold in London at the moment that worries of looking like a floating head disappeared with the need for warmth!
I'd be really interested to hear how you other vintage ladies stay cosy as the nights draw in?
i find spring and summer easy with cotton dresses and circle skirts but how do you team vintage glamour with more practical needs?

love Hollie xx

Monday, 11 November 2013

Lest we forget

Yesterday my sweetheart and I attended a remembrance service in north London.
it was a beautiful morning and many people came along to pay their respects.
I think these pictures say all that needs to be said...
Despite loving a man in uniform, thankfully I have never had to cope with him being away or in danger.
I cannot begin the imagine the agony and loneliness that comes from having a loved one separated from you for such a long time, in such danger and maybe never coming back.
Many have sacrificed there lives in pursuit of peace, love and freedom, may their sacrifice one day prove to have not been in vein.
I'm  lucky to have my true love safe and sound and with me but many do not have such luxury, I hope on this day and always they will not be forgotten.

we will remember them.

Love Hollie xx