A love for the Sleeve

Since starting to collect & play records about two years ago I have developed a love for the Record Sleeve. They’re not all showstoppers but I thought I would show you some of my favourite sleeves. I love the designs, the fonts & sometimes you see sleeves with hand written notes scribbled on one side. Often the year it was bought or addressed to someone as a gift. It’s so cute when you see a single with ‘Our song’ or ‘For Janet’ on it.

The first is Mercury Records:

DSCF0535I love the Mid Centuary illustrations & Jazz influenced colours

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Lace ’em up: Dr Martens Brighton Store Launch

I was invited along to take some snaps at the opening for Brighton’s new Dr Martens Store situated on Prince Albert Street in the South Laines.

The shop front alone is gorgeous with large rounded glass windows & plenty of original features. What better than such an established & well loved British heritage brand like DM to find it’s home in Brighton?

Dr Martens Brighton Vintage

Dr Martens Brighton StoreEven today the ‘Made in England’ range are still manufactured at the Cobs Lane Factory in Wallaston & have been since 1960. Continue reading

Summer Nail Colour Review: Essie ‘Eternal Optimist’ (plus a little outfit post)

I am one of those people that will always be seduced into buying different shades of nail varnish. I love brands like Essie & OPI as their palettes are always great & application is worth paying a few extra pounds for. There is nothing worse than a thin watery colour that streaks when applied & takes more than 3 coats to become a block colour. Who has the time to sit & wait for it to dry?! Despite having quite a few different shades of varnish from pastels to vampy, from glitter to matte, I always find a good red is my Go-To colour ( currently it’s a dark cherry from Barry M) It is like red lipstick ; You never feel quite right with anything else.

I had bought,on offer, 3 for 2 on Essie Nail Varnish a few months back. My sister is a massive nail freak & she often will lets me know if there is an offer on! One of the three I bought was ‘Eternal Optimist’ – it’s a nude salmon pink that isn’t too pink.Essie Eternal Optimist Betty Draper Continue reading


Hey! Just a quick selfie of my hair from Saturday night, when I was on the train upto London for Fleur & Bethan’s Buffday at The Punch Tavern. Us girls were all insane that night, so much fun though!!

filterI wore my 1950’s Japanese Novelty print blouse & my 1940’s Gaberdine Coat with a long line pencil skirt I bought from Beyond Retro. I was please with my hair too, which was just a sponge roller set from the night before & that I had styled for work that morning. Kept tight all day & fell just enough for a looser 1940’s look. Yay for good hair days! Continue reading

A Lasting Beauty

I have been looking through my old files on my laptop today, it almost felt like going through a memory box of old photos & memories, it’s good to do that sometimes as I don’t have many actual print outs of photos. Everything is online or at the least on file * note to self get some printed off & make an old school collage of drunken nights out with friends & awkward selfies*

Speaking of drunken nights out…I was feeling a little worse for ware this morning after an amazing time at Bethan & Fleur’s Birthday party up in London! Let’s just say drinking red wine at gone 6.00am seems like a reasonable thing at the time but it’s not advisable!

So, I came across these photos (..of photos) that I thought I would share with you. I do like to look through old boxes of photos but I can find it a little morbid seeing all those lost faces of other peoples memories, knowing nothing about them other than what you can gather from the brief moment in time it was captured.

Here are the two photos I picked up from Snoopers Paradise in Brighton  644043_10152137399325647_1756847803_nShe looks so elegant & relaxed. Her dress is so lovely & simple Continue reading