Monthly Archives: April 2012

Rock The Week

Fashion related (and totally non-fashion related) things that have made my world go round over the last seven days…

Private Vintage Club

  • Private Vintage Club. The first rule of Private Vintage Club? Well I couldn’t possibly say. You’ll just have to wait for my post next week, but in the meantime you can read what Annie by Amy thought of it here.
  • Green fingers. I stepped gingerly into the adult world of gardening this weekend, pruning what is apparently a rose tree in our front garden, and other plants and shrubs that seem to be taking over. Mr Ship-Shape and I have successfully killed every house plant we’ve ever been given, but so far the plants in the garden are still alive – for now!

Sorry for the short post but the weekend isn’t over yet and there’s still lots to do! I’d love to know what’s been rocking your world, so tell me by commenting below….

Private Vintage Club

Private Vintage Club

Calling all vintage lovers! Get yourself down to OPA in Bath tomorrow night for an evening of decadence, lingerie and vintages clothes, as Private Vintage Club returns for a second round of stockings, champagne and everything else in between.

This exclusive event was launched last year, and is the brainchild of Scarlet Vintage and Hannah Dulcie, along with a collection of Bath’s best independent hairdressers, models and make-up artists, and promises to be an evening to remember.

Private Vintage Club kicks of at 7.30pm tomorrow, Thursday 26th April, and tickets cost £10. For more info or for details on where to buy tickets, click here.

Rock The Week

Fashion related (and totally non-fashion related) things that have made my world go round over the last seven days…

New Look at Cabot Circus S/S12 Fashion Weekend

  • Cabot Circus Fashion Show. Cabot’s biannual fashion event, held under the striking glass roof, featuring a morning of music, models and Marigolds, what’s not to love? The morning also included a trip to Topshop and House of Fraser to get some…
  • … free Origins moisturiser! Every year skincare brand Origins offer a recycling initiative to customers where they can trade in old cosmetics containers an receive a full-size Origins product for free. Last year I got a cleanser which lead to a spate of pre-wedding mini facials, and this year I was lucky, as by the time I rocked up at the counter on the ground floor of House of Faser at half past 10, there was only one gift left – hurrah!

Origins A Perfect World moisturiser

  • Board games and roast dinners. I braved heavy rain and hail storms to go for a Sunday roast with friends at the Prince of Wales on Gloucester Road today, and I’m so pleased I did has we had a wonderful afternoon, despite collective moans of how soaking wet we all were. The fact that there was a game of Triominoes to play made it even better.
  • Vintage sewing patterns. The Oxfam Fashion Blog is a great source of inspiration, and I love this post on making clothes using vintage sewing patterns which includes tips on how to use the the patterns in modern day dressmaking.

What’s been rocking your world this week? Let me know by commenting below….

S/S12 Fashion Show at Cabot Circus

American Apparel

Yesterday I took a trip to Cabot Circus to see one of their S/S12 fashion shows, which is part of a weekend of catwalk shows, pampering treats and discounts. The show I watched was a good mix of current trends, featuring the likes of Oasis, American Apparel, above, LK Bennet and Next.

I managed to miss the rain showers and had the pleasure of sitting next to Christina from Just So Fashion for the show, and chatting to Dan from Last Style of Defence afterwards, before rushing back home – via the Topshop sale (more on that later) – to tackle more DIY and put our bathroom back together.

Anywho, enough of my domestic dramas, what about the show? While the usual S/S suspects were out in force, such Crew‘s nautical, preppy look, but there were also some fantastic takes on this season’s trends, most notably pastels from New Look, and a novel take on mid-century chic, mixed with vibrant prints, from River Island. The show combined some great choreography – an element of local catwalk shows that I’m not normally that keen on – such as the workwear scene by Next, which you can see below, and a fantastic scene from River Island, featuring the most glamourous 50s housewives I’ve ever seen, complete with yellow Marigolds and fluro washing baskets.

American Apparel and Bristol’s Garment Quarter provided lashings of nonchalant cool, while the later bought a touch of designer brilliance to the show with a show-stopping Vivienne Westwood Red Label dress and sophisticated menswear from Unconditional. After the finale of pastels from New Look, which included mint chiffon pleated skirts and lace dresses in the shade of Parma Violets, I poped behind the catwalk to the live blogging lounge, which you can read about here.

I had a lovely morning at the show, and it was great to see some familiar faces, too. Did you catch one of the shows yesterday? What ws your favourite trend? If you couldn’t make it yesterday then fear not, there are several more shows taking place underneath the glass roof of Cabot Circus today – click here for show times and more info.

Florals at Oasis

Floral dresses at Oasis

American Apparel

Clashing textures at American Apparel

River Island

River Island offered an updated version of 50s housewives

Workwear by Next

Workwear by Next

Garment Quarter

Understated preppy from Garment Quarter

Christina from Just so Fashion captures the action

Bright whites at Mango

New Look balloons

Pretty pastels from New Look

Live at S/S 12 Fashion Weekend at Cabot Circus

New Look S/S12 cabot Circus

New Look S/S12 pastels at Cabot Circus

It’s the weekend, hurrah! I’m here, live, (I feel like a children’s TV presenter typing that) at Cabot Circus, for their weekend of S/S12 fashion shows. I’ve just watched the first show, featuring Oasis, New Look (above), American Apparel and River Island, and now I’m about to have a nosy round at some of the shops that featured in the show, all in the name of research, of course! This event is taking place across today and tomorrow, and there are plenty more shows to see if you didn’t catch one this morning, including a dedicated Harvey Nicks show in 10 minutes! I’ll post later with more snaps from the show, but for now, I’ve got some shopping to do. See you later! x