I've spent most of the day sorting out some of Mum's clothes. I coverted these sequinned butterfly capes back in the early eighties when I was a teen and now I've got a pair of them, one in silver and another in gold. Naff but kinda nice!
I'm downplaying the bling with denim cut-offs, a jumble sale vest and grey opaques.....
...and my vintage Sacha ankle boots (last week's car boot sale bargain at 50p) plus a load of over-the-top costume jewellery (naturally).
The rain did manage to stop after an hour or so yesterday but we put the BBQ plans on hold opting for pizza, real ale and SoccerAid instead. No excuses, it's a return to healthy eating pilates, swimming and yoga this week, I've eaten so much junk over the last fortnight my body is literally craving green vegetables and crisp salad.
Lots of excitement from you lovely readers regarding my Mary Quant rain poncho. Honestly it ain't nothing special, there's several on eBay. She did a rubbishy range for Freeman's Catalogue at the back end of the 1970's (as did Biba) and the stuff was mostly awful. I did acquire two pairs of vintage Mary Quant wellies many years ago but sold them on eBay to help pay for a flight.
Mum had loads of Mary Quant and Biba cosmetics which I used to play dress-up with as a kid. I recall two boxes of theatrical face paints which brought me out in zits...they were promptly binned!
Vintage make-up makes for hideous skin.