13 December 2010

stripey!

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I'm all by my self for a few days, as the husbondo is off junk hunting in France with his chum from Japan. I have therefor purchased a large bottle of beer {already consumed} a box of brandy liqueur chocolates, a small tub of custard and enough baked beans to last me until he comes back. Oh yes the joys of re-living my unhealthy youth! I did nothing yesterday but watch telly...but for some reason I now feel more tired than I did on Friday night, how perplexing!

Still, I thought I'd do another attempt at fashion this morning, as i pulled on my newly acquired trousers and stripy top {charity shop find}. I suddenly felt all French like, I almost reached for the red lippy before remembering that it makes me look like I work the curb. I wish I had dark hair sometimes!

 The necklace is available from RUST ~ a silver hand with liberty print.

 This purse was my Grandma's. I had it for a few years but i never used it as it had a small strap that felt a bit girly, but I recently discovered that it was just attached with a few stitches and I could remove it without causing any damage. I like it much better now, it is beautifully made {in Paris} and covered in tiny bronze glass beads with a silk lining. Ooh lala!
I think she had this during the 40s so she must have been about my age...much more glamorous than me, especially as London was not looking at its best at that point in time!

This jacket is from the 1930/40s, a patent's uniform from a children's hospital of infectious skin diseases! I kid you not! But so sad that these children were shut away from society their whole life, stigmatised by even their own family, institutionalised and suffered permanent mental and emotional problems because {as I researched} they had eczema.
So I love my jacket and i wear it with pride for all those little kiddies who's illness could so easily have been treated.

So that's enough of that...

Back to work stuff, we are having another open day this Friday, 12.30 ~ 8.00pm as before, so there's no excuse to come and show your faces you London Bloggies! X