Saturday Night

This look is rather more 1950’s than I go for but because of the dress being of that period I thought I would pretend I was part of Betty Draper’s circle of friends…

Here is a quick snap of me in my Union Made dress from Saturday night. I went to one of my favourite cocktail bars in Brighton The Black Dove for a friend’s Birthday Party (she looked like Marilyn Monroe in a backless wiggle dress) I wore my dress with a mink collar pinned together with a brooch from H&M & I tried to make my hair look slightly more 50’s Elizabeth Taylor…..I used perming rods on a wet set with Lotta Body Lotion (as you can see my hair never has ‘alottabody’!) over night & wrapped it all up all day at work in a scarf. Two elevated pin curls at front and I also tried out rolling the rods looser this time to give a more relaxed curl off the crown. I think it looked pretty good & it stayed in despite dancing & the humidity at the Club. Today is another story… Speak soon Love VV


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The Union Label places the dress between 1952 – 1963.

I went to Chichester on Wednesday to visit a very good friend of mine, the weather was ghastly & grey but we had a lovely day together none the less! I bought a beautiful novelty print ‘Union Made’ dress for £25 & a vintage hair slide made of plastic mock tortoise. It didn’t cost much & now I will have to practice doing more updo’s to wear it. Continue reading

Quick outfit post..

(Firstly may I just apologize profusely for the shoddy layout of my last post..I am still very much learning!) So it was Tuesday yesterday & as you know Tuesday is Cotton Tail so I thought I would do a quick pic of what I wore..

Trying to kid myself that I am on holiday – South of the Border style & not in windy Brighton South Coast style!

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I have been neglecting you…

Wah! I have not posted in a while, mostly because, I though to myself ‘who is actually reading this blog??’

I guess it doesn’t really matter whether one person happens to stumble on here or a thousand..I started this blog mostly for myself as a sort of online Diary. I used to keep diaries. I would write in them almost every evening. I still have them but I find it so cringey to read the words of my teenage self! It is however a comfort to have these memories for me to delve into whenever I might feel the need to.

Anyway, what have I been upto these last few months, Cotton Tail is going really well. I enjoy that very much. I am going to share with you my purchases too, as even though I know worldly goods are not the be all & end all – doesn’t it feel great to buy them! Continue reading