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I have to admit, I am a bit of a fan of Fleur De Guerre’s blog Diary of a Vintage Girl.
If you haven’t already heard of Fleur, I highly recommend adding her to your list of regular blogs. She is a vintage girl about town, model, muse and always seems to have her delicately half moon manicured fingers in the most exciting vintage pies on the London scene.
So head on over to the blog now, and follow her exciting vintage life!
Just a quick post to tell you that I have just completed the website for my client The Retro Lady.
You can view her web site here. She has some truly stunning vintage and retro items that she sells so make sure to pop over to her when you get a chance.
Lots of Love, Sadie xx
I opened my inbox the other day to find these beautiful images of the new line of Wallpapers that are being launched this Spring by Little Green.
Here’s the press release.
“The ‘50s Line Papers’ collection is another chapter in Little Greene’s ongoing revival programme of the best, yet often forgotten, wallpaper designs of the past.
The ‘50s Line Papers’ collection is another chapter in Little Greene’s ongoing revival programme of the best, yet often forgotten, wallpaper designs of the past.
For this latest range the company has collaborated with The Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, which houses one of the largest wallpaper archives in the UK. The collection focuses on the 1950s; an era very much within living memory for many.
The 50s Line Papers encapsulate this decade of post-war revival, with its newfound freedom of expression and palpable spirit of adventure – albeit a thrifty one – championed in a culture and economy striving to rebuild both confidence and identity.
The collection is named in tribute to the celebrated wallpaper manufacturer, John Line & Sons, who, since the turn of the 20th century, commissioned artists to create innovative and adventurous wallpapers. The eight eclectic designs represent a variety of designers and styles from the 50s era, some of which were indeed manufactured by the John Line & Sons factory in Southall, London.
All the papers are careful interpretations of the original archive documents, respectfully adapted in scale and detail to honour the spirit of the period. In keeping with its previous heritage collections, Little Greene has embellished some patterns, refined others and applied its colour expertise to create a range of papers that will serve not just the 50s enthusiast but interiors of any era and style.
The 50s Line Papers celebrate the confident use of colour which is so highly representative of the time, whilst the designs themselves demonstrate a somewhat relaxed approach to the ‘modern’ interior: a distinct departure from the more formal decorating style so favoured by previous generations of designers and homeowners.”
Now I just need to decide which one to use in my living room make-over….
Hello, to you all, I hope you are having a sensational start to the New Year.
One of the (many) things I want to achieve this year is to regularly post about some of the most inspirational vintage women that ever lived. It is such a tradegedy that many women never recieved an education from their mothers about the women who went before us and paved the way for our rights, passions, fashions and more and I hope I can bring you a little knowledge of these women. Some I am sure you may have heard of and some not, either way they are all worthy of considerable note.
I wont go into lots of facts and details about these women, but just tease you with snippets of information in the hope you will research them further yourselves if your interested. Enjoy xx
First up is the amazing Ms. Louise Brooks, possibly the most famous flapper of all time.
Louise Brooks was a true renaissance women of the arts, she was a movie star, dancer, showgirl, model, muse and society darling across both sides of the pond as well as Europe.
Her trademark black bob, was the start of a fashion trend so enormous, that to put it into today’s terms, completely overshadowed even the “Rachel” that was worn by Jennifer Anniston in the 1990s. Imaging, you, all your friends, and every other women you know, cutting your hair off in a society that had always dictated that a women’s hair be long, tidy and mostly tied up. It was that huge. Everyone did it.
French film historians rediscovered her films in the early 1950s, proclaiming her as an actress who surpassed even Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo as a film icon (Henri Langlois: “There is no Garbo, there is no Dietrich, there is only Louise Brooks!”), much to her amusement.
Love to you all xx
Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you had a jolly good evening.
What are you up to in 2011? Perhaps you might like a change of scene? Well here is a sight worth beholding, and perhaps if you have a spare £3.5 million you could consider relocating to this pearl of an apartment in Chelsea, London.
I simply MUST have this mirrored paneling on the bath and vanity, and the mother of pearl tiling! It is top of my list of to do’s in interior next year. Although I think I will save it for myself and “maybe” pass it on to a client??
The apartment has been converted from part of a Chelsea dance school that Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fontaine once attended, the first floor alone covers an impressive 1,860sq.
Isn’t it a shame of how far of the mark the design of the kitchen is in relation to the rest of the apartment.. I would rip it all and put in white marble and an Aga.
Best wishes, Sadie xx