Adoring all things vintage, whimsical and downright quirky

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I love cats (we have one called Bourneville) despite being allergic to them! So when this little darling popped up on my Instagram feed (@vintageverity) I was drooling! This little lady costs £59.99 from kit-cat.co.uk (there are lots of other colours too).

Lady Kit Cat has been around since 1932!
Robert Smith would approve

Another find was this poster from Indieprints on Etsy (I bought the last one, sorry!) but you can source similar elsewhere…

Sugarhill Catrina Purrfect Cats Shirt found here
£33.60

Lastly, this pretty peter pan collar blouse by Sugarhill – ain’t it just the cat’s whiskers?

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If you are ever after something unique to brighten up your work clothes or simply want to add a touch of whimsy to your wardrobe, then do pop over to Etsy to see the handiwork of the very talented Emma Morgenthaler of Fairytale Collars. I just adore her creations. From mermaids, to pizzas, she does quirky perfectly! I’ve picked a couple of her gorge collars and a funky little pin that I really should be sporting as a bonefide red lipstick wearer.

Pompom cherry peter pan collar £13.50
Dragon Fruit peter pan collar, £15
Pastel felt heart collar, £15
Red glitter ‘Red Lipstick Club’ pin, £6
Felt donut peter pan collar, £12

We created a hair and makeup look for a recent editorial shoot for Alison Moore of Hobbits Vintage Creations. It was inspired by Mexican artist Frieda Khalo. Our look channelled this icon with a smattering of Jane Russell thrown in for good measure, courtesy of our model, Saffron.

Saffy channelling Frieda!

We spent a sunny afternoon in Bishop’s Castle (or thereabouts!) with Alison and her son, fashion photographer, Reuben Moore who has worked for Vogue Japan, Vogue Thailand, Glamour Russia, Tatler Russia, FashionToMax, Harvey Nichols to name but a few. The images featured here were actually shot by my partner in crime, Charlotte, who has a real eye for photography.

Alison creates stunning headpieces, veils, corsages, bags, hat and more from vintage fabrics and the shoot was intended to bring the colour and vibrancy of Frieda and her work to illustrate the different styles Alison’s work encompasses. We think it did her justice.


So it’s been a while since I posted (long story) so why not kick off a new one with some colour? I adore rainbow anything so I’ve been looking around for a myriad of rainbow accessories an’ ting, and lookee what I found…

The rainbow’s on the wall: Rainbow Wallpaper Mural £36, by Garland muralswallpaper.co.uk
Serving Rainbows: Rainbow shaped plates £5.25 for 6 talkingtables.co.uk
Step into the rainbow: Striped white and rainbow trainers £80, Boden.co.uk
Beaches and rainbows: Rainbow-shaped beach towel by Sunnylife £32 amara.com
Snuggly rainbow: Whitestuff rainbow jumper £55, whitestuff.co.uk
Poster paint: You are my sunshine print, £4.93 (digital download) from My Dream Wall on Etsy.co.uk
Comfy rainbow: Pop Art Rainbow Cushion by Jan Constantine, £110, Amara.com

There you have it. A small but colourful selection of things to brighten your day!


Charlie campervan
Charlie eyes closed campervan
Charlie face on campervan PS BW
Charlie smile face on

Here are a few images I took yesterday at the Oswestry Wedding Fair of our model Charlie who we styled in a 1960’s style, complete with bouffant, heavy liner, lashes and peachy hued cheeks. Image taken in the gorgeous original 60s campervan supplied by Split The Difference Vintage Campervan Hire.

Make-up used: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, Becca Backlight Primer, MAC Prep and Prime Powder, My Winkies Lashes – Lola, Milano Baked Blush, MAC Lipstick in Teddy, Anastasia Beverley Hills Highlighter.


We loved creating the hair and makeup for this wonderfully gothic yet whimsical editorial shoot which we shot last November and it has just appeared in Your West Midlands Wedding magazine – out now!

Credits:

Hair and Makeup: The Blusherettes

Dresses: Bridal Reloved

Floral displays and vintage props: Hello Petal

Photography: Indie Love

Models: Alana Deane and Alisha Griffiths


I’m not particularly vain, but I love mirrors. There seem to be so many gorgeous ones out there at the mo, so here’s my pick of the ones that have tickled my fancy. Note, some of these are waaaay out of my budget but they go into my ‘if I ever win the lottery’ compartment in my brain!

Anthropologie Riptide Mirror, £798 – more a piece of artwork than a functional mirror, but my, how tactile and pretty! The fish-scale look coupled with the clash of metals makes me very happy…sigh…

Riptide mirror

And another – Anthropologie Bird’s Nest Mirror, £498   this stunning wooden carved mirror comes in various shapes – all blooming marvelous!

Woodland nest mirror

Duck Feet Table Mirror, £29.95, Graham and Green  Tee hee, this would cheer you up of a morning!

Duck Feet Table Mirror

MiaFleur’s Brass Fish Mirror, £108 is pure fun!

Brass Fish Mirror Mia Fleur

Finally, not strictly a mirror, but a super-pretty mirrored table, I just love this. So delicate and quirky. You can get this Round Mirrored Bird Table for £129 from Primrose and Plum.

Round Mirror Bird Table Primrose and Plum