There are a plethora of stylish bloggers online that wear vintage clothing but my top ranking vintage lover is Wendy D.J from Just Jewels 4U. One of the reasons that I like checking out her posts is that like me- she loves 80’s fashion. Wendy has an extensive wardrobe of 80’s dresses so I sent her another one to add to her collection and here she is looking superb. This was one of my star dresses from my stock and I’m so glad to see that its gone to a good home. Wendy- you look great!
The Beloved Endeavour Etsy shop now has a clearance section- be sure to head over there to snap up some bargain items before they are gone forever!
It’s been a busy few weeks at FGLNCT HQ with sorting new stock, making samples for new items, conducting a model search and organising a photoshoot. Not to mention managing orders and trekking to and from the post office regularly. I’m pooped! Many thanks to those of you who responded to the model request and hopefully I have managed to respond to everyone who enquired, whether you were successful or not. If I’ve missed anyone out its not been deliberate and I apologise. I tried to contact everyone who took the time to contact me but I had an overwhelming response so THANK YOU.
The first shoot was last weekend and featured the gorgeous Trisha from Upon My Curves who did a fantastic job posing and smiling and was such a pleasure to work with. Zap Photography were behind the lens and I’m majorly pleased with the results. My garden fence has served me well but you can’t beat having clothes on a real person- what a difference a real body and a fantastic camera can make.
Go along to the new improved site and please let me know what you think!
“Where are you going in that Beverly Hillbilly dress?”
“Are you going to become a cowboy?”
“Are you going to the Midwest?
“Are you about to ride a horse?”
All questions I’ve had to field from a family member who has about as much style as ball of string but seems to think his non- fashion sense holds sway with me, and fancies himself as a bit of a comedian to boot *side eye*. I’m well impressed with my new Beverly Hillbilly dress thank you very much. I’ve been looking at it on the Asos Curve site for a couple of weeks but didn’t buy it as I felt I might look a little ridiculous in a pinafore as I left primary school a long time ago. After two weeks of doubt I came across this photo on Instagram (@girlsofplenty) which convinced me that it is possible to wear a pinafore as a grown woman and still look like an adult..
I can already see that I’m going to be wearing this all summer. It’s comfy, the fabric is sturdy, and if I decide that this is the year to become a cowgirl- I’m ready.
To quote Ice Cube- Today was a good day.
The first time my eyes beheld this colourful camo dress was at the Evans Spring Summer Preview and I knew immediately that I was going to own it. Bought online last week, collected in store yesterday, and on my bod this morning. No dust is settling on this number. No fussy accessories needed apart from my day to day silver fly studs by Silver Spot Studio…
…and my black New Look wedges from last year. The fabric is a knitted polyester/ lycra blend in a substancial weight that is smooth to touch. A quality YKK zip runs along the back (YKK is the bees knees of zippers if you didn’t already know) and there are contrast lace panels at the side front and back of the bodice. With the contrast panel across the middle too and the camo print there is a lot going on but it doesn’t feel fussy.
This has immediately become one of my favourite dresses. People around me- be prepared to be sick of seeing it.