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London HOT-SPOTS: The Great Gatsby.....at the amazing Wilton's Music Hall!

Many apologies my lovely darlings for this delay in my usual posts! It has been a little hectic with my birthday celebrations, helping out with a short film shoot and travelling to Nice for work last week! So without further ado, let us catch up first with my birthday celebrations...part one! As some of you darlings may know I have a soft spot for the 1920s, so as a Birthday treat I jumped at the chance to see the brilliant sold-out adaptation of 'The Great Gatsby' at Wilton's Music Hall (London), and indeed it was a true 1920s affair that did not disappoint!

Walking down from Tower Hill Station amidst the busy bridge and river backdrop in the city of London, we finally found a little walkway that is Graces Alley, led from an unsuspectingly bland looking quiet residential road. As soon as we stepped beyond the flaking rust-red paint on the exterior walls, we were greeted by a beautiful hostess clad in fur, pearls, fringe and feathers within the crumbling building of the wo…

How-To: Do 1930s to 1950s....a Vintage inspired twist to glitz-up your evening look!

With only three days to go before my vintage themed birthday do.....it's all getting a little exciting and I am still finalising my 1920s Great Gatsby inspired look in my head! So I thought it might be helpful to think about building other vintage looks too...just in case any of you lovely darlings are attending a vintage party or in need of any inspiration!

To me, the real glitz and glam began in the 1920s but evolved into a deeper feminine state towards the 1930s....which carried on through to the 1950s because of an addictive fascination with the glamorous silver screen. The 1930s was not a trouble free decade by any means, as the Great Depression and WW2 began broiling in the backdrop of society. But with all the unrest came an opportunity for many to sooth their sores in the world of cinema.....and so the age of the silver screen sirens began captivating the world! There were shifts in day wear becoming more practical as WW2 shook the world and fashion seemed to have halted f…

Travel Bug Tales: When in Vienna...do do the Schnitzel.....Part 2!

Welcome back my darlings to Part Two of my mini-adventure in Vienna! Also, apologies for the delay in posting and replying to comments the past week as it has been a little busy, but rest assured that every new follower and every new comment has been deeply appreciated....I owe you all a very big Thank You for all your support! [If you missed my previous post on Vienna, you can find it here: travel-bug-tales-when-in-vienna_Part-One as this post will cover the last two days of my trip.] The 5th District of Vienna, also known as the Margareten area, oozes a vibe of familiarity for trendy youths and the artfully fashionable......in other words this London girl found a bit of funky Canarby Street in orderly Vienna!

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, Judita and I ventured to an open-air flea market called Naschmarkt in the 5th District of Vienna to rummage through second hand bric-a-brac laid out across the coarse tarmac floor...but also to pry into food stalls with produce such as cheese, nut…

How-To: Build a 1920s inspired Great Gatsby look!

With my birthday coming up in a little more than two weeks, and having decided on a vintage themed party, it is time to put my vintage thinking headband on! Last year I had fun dressing up as a 1940s inspired Pin Up girl, and this year I have decided to go a little further back in time.....yes my darlings....we will be roaring in a 1920s glitzy Great Gatsby affair!

The 1920s has been a favourite decade of mine for quite some time.....admittedly the decadence of the glittering heavily beaded long gowns, the extravagantly flirty ostrich feathers and the shiny Art Deco gem-stoned pieces might have something to do with it! It was true that the roaring 20s was a rebirth period for many because of the survival of WW1, so living every new day as free, happy and extravagant as possible became the ideal dream. With more women embracing liberation by replacing restrictive corsets with loose flowing dresses that revealed more flesh than ever before, a period embracing individuality, creativity, …