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Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and if your not a member one of the Christmas celebrating faiths, I can only apologise for the shop closures and rubbish television over the last week.
I celebrated my 31st birthday by treating myself to not one, but TWO gorgeous new vintage handbags!
The first is a divine 1950s Tapestry bag, which is in pristine condition.
Don’t you just LOVE it?
The second may seem a little more uninteresting, but actually is the more exciting handbag, from a vintage point of view, than the first, mostly because it is from the Famous New York Boutique, Lesco Lona and probably dates to the early 1960s.
On top of this it has Bakelite handles and fixing. And that makes me smile.
Now then. New bags need new outfits. Right ladies? 😉
Now, I know there is a lot of debate as to whether or not VINTAGE fur is acceptable, and I certainly wouldn’t wear new fur, except perhaps the eco farmed stuff, but surely putting vintage fur (at least no younger than 20 years) to landfill is more ecologically un-ethical than wearing and buying it.
As a meat eating, leather wearing citizen, I find no issue with vintage, eco and responsibly farmed fur, but the debate continues and in my mind we all have the individual right to wear and own what we like as the responsibility lies with the individual to act in all cases as well as this to try as much as possible to encourage fair and humane farming practices by fur farmers.
And I will NOT be quiet if I am attacked in the street, even at vintage events by the left wing anti fur crowd. I AM A PERSON WITH MY OWN MIND AND HAVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE UP MY OWN MIND ABOUT FUR!
So, getting of my soap box, here are some pretty pictures of some truly FABULOUS fur wearing beauties!
The stunning Catherine Deneuve in YSL and Coco Chanel in Chanel (obviously)
Omar Sherif and his lovey female co-stars in Dr Zhivago, the ultimate in fur wearing films!
Elizabeth Taylor wearing fur and the HUGE Taylor Burton Diamond! That woman knows about jewellery.
Elizabeth Taylor has very expensive taste in fur and jewellery and she looks amazing for it.
Rita Hayworth, holding her own against Taylor in the Fur and Jewellery stakes.
So I leave you on this cold, winter day to make your own mind up about vintage fur. All I ask is that you think before you attack someone for how they choose to dress.
Love to all, Sadie xx
Apologies again for the lengthy delay in posting, but I have been so completely snowed under I have been too busy to even have a cup of tea most days!
I was kindly invited to style the Beauty Call Christmas party on Friday the 10th at their fabulous Shoreditch studios! The theme was, A Most Curious Vintage Party.
We used some stunning vintage trunks courtesy of the lovely Jane Dawson Vintage and some old curiosities from Penny Ling including a 1920s type writer, Bakelite telephone and 50s radio.
We had a large projector playing the classic Holiday Inn, bejewelled fruit table displays, custom made vintage theatre light box, luxurious red velvet seating area, handmade macaroons, Vodka Gimlets, Victorian taxidermy, cigarette girls, peacock feathers, gilt framed Micheal Sowa prints as seen in Amelie…. the list goes on. Have a look at a few pics for yourself.
There was a great crowd, and I was particularly delighted to meet the lovely and inspiring Vivien of Holloway. She really is a good looking woman. And a powerhouse to boot!
The evening was completely wonderful, and much fun and merriment was had by all!
It’s mighty chilly here in Blighty. And I never complain about the snow. I love it.
Wanted to share these AMAZINGLY beautiful images of Paris in the snow, as found on the Cherry Blossom Girl website. A truly wonderful blog that I admire greatly.