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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Vintage Valentine!

Happy Valentines!!

Here's a look at some really lovely original 1950s valentine card designs...

and if your stuck for an outfit...take this pin-up gals' advice and make yourself a paper heart, I wouldn't recommend wearing this out though people....it's cold.

whatever you wear or don't, whip out the rouge and have a nice day ya'll!!

Love Lola x x x x x

Friday, 12 February 2010

honalulu honey!

Today the skies of London opened on me whilst walking from my favourite East End Cafe, there i ws happy and full of beans (literally) when the rain ruined my hair/mood/shoes....the only way to get through this pain was to imagine i was infact this young vintage vision....

dan da na naaaa....! Carmen Miranda!

What this gal did for fruit and fashion knows no limits..... I predict big things for the tropicana vibe this summer, cocktails, sunshine, parakeets, polka dots and fruit motifs, get in the mood with Lola's Vintage Pina Colada Recipe below.... Rain or not!

30ml white rum
15ml Malibu
30ml milk
Pineapple Juice

To make:
Throw on your finest vintage cocktail dress, attach a variety of Fruits to your head scarf,
put on "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard,

In a cocktail shaker; Shake rum, Malibu and milk with ice , Shake booty,

Strain into a glass with ice. Fill up with pineapple juice. add umbrellas, swizzle stick, cocktail cherries and anything else silly.


Love Lola x x x x

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

60s hats for hiding

just a quickie...what this this erratic british weather rearing it's soggy head.....i thought i'd post a couple of fabulous 60s hats and head covering photos showing some excellent vintage solutions to keeping dry and stylish with an air of Mary Quant chic....

keep fringes neat and eyelashes massive and get experimental with head scarves and hats....

Love Lola x x x

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Lets get ready to jumble!

stuck for what to do this sunday....?head on down to Bar Music Hall on Curtain Road, East London,(nearest tube:old street) for a good old fashioned jumble!

word is there shall be cake, vintage, vinyl and much more to be rummaged through!

here's a little peak at what these guys have got up to in the past....this ones a valentines special so expect second hand treats a plenty boys and gals!

Hope to see you there this sunday.....

Myself and Fifi shall be making a brightly coloured stall shaped appearance at their next one in march...

Love Lola x x x

Monday, 1 February 2010

Britain's premier vintage festival!

Word on the rouge coated lips of others was that this year, yes indeed, this very year would be seeing the very first Vintage Festival in the UK!!

Amazing! I did some snooping (...i wore vintage american sneakers....for sneaking.)
and i discovered that it's true!! Late August will see the best clad festival goers yet at Goodwood for the 3 day event! Wayne Hemmingway himself is involved...and so we know it's gonna be a good'un at Goodwood, check it out here...


looks like a fantastic weekend or big day out, so whip out the quill and save the date in your diaries...

and just to wet the whistle, here's some vintage party animals rockin' the joint!

Love Lola x