Eau De Telford

I stepped foot into Telford’s Primark on a Saturday at half eleven.  I survived, and I lived to get the dress.

I got the dress George showed me last week in Birmingham, and the only one left was my size.  Could it be a sign?  Good timing?  Someone had mixed it up with the tops in the mens department where I spotted it.  Either way I got a new very pretty dress to twirl around Shrewsbury in and do cross stitch.

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Observing my new dress I instantly knew I needed some matching shoes.  I’ve never been keen on Primarni shoes, so went to a trustworthy fave of mine – Dorothy Perkins, where I spotted THE SHOES in the window and nearly knocked over a faux model or two to reach them.  I had to have them because they tap into the everlasting print trend which I adore and have a cut out on one side – a homage to modern tailored.

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New shoes – tick.  New dress – tick.

Conundrum.

My perfume is still full and i’m still in awe of my River Island bag I got the other month.  In other words – no bags took my liking.  So I headed to Waterstones and while mooching at books in the classic section, and spying some Linda la Plante I spotted the word – perfume.

Part of me thought wow make your own perfume – grown up George’s Marvellous Medicine, but perfume perhaps, you never know!  It wasn’t sadly, but it is an intriguing account from a Parisian fragrance writer.  I’m hooked already even though im putting down for Eurovision – Come on Bonnie Tyler!!!!!!

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Now to label my new threads before Eurovision…

Lucy xxx

New Year’s Eve Style At Work

This year I worked the New Year’s eve shift, and boy did I witness some outfits! Some I wish I had images to illustrate, and some thank god I don’t!

LBDs I saw a lot, some from Topshop and some from New Look, drenched in faux pearls and gold with high heels. Saw the odd jumpsuit, mostly navy and black but there was a really smart printed one, Laura Ashley would be proud of was. I was going to ask where it was from, but the customer was bit too ‘giddy’, shall we say!

Lads let themselves down in my opinion. I saw the odd few Made In Chelsea lookalikes, all suited up, but then as per usual the Lacoste polo shirts came in their thousands, teamed with jeans. Topman and Topshop did well this party season in Shrewsbury, along with Telford’s Primark.

Rumour has it that Primark wants resisdence in Shrewsbury. The up side i see to this is that Dorothy Perkins would be empty for me!

Lucy x

An Ever Changing Rainbow

That is my hair. An ever changing rainbow.

I’ve been dyeing my hair since I was twelve or thirteen. My first experience was a trip to a hairdressers in Telford, when shopping with a friend. Danni and I used to go up town every Saturday at about 9am, my dad would take me, pick her up along the way, and off we’d go to town until about midday. Which is a feat in itself in Telford. This particular morning, I saw that the hairdressers were doing foils for either £5 or £10 each, I don’t remember. But I texted my dad and asked, and his usual one word text reply came. This one said ‘OK’.

So I booked in, had barely any time to wait, and my hair was done. A few burgundy streaks put into my mousey hair. And then the was no end to it.

I went onto Wella mousse, in the blue, rounded containers, then various others, until I settled on Directions, Schwarzkopf Live colours, and B Blonde.

Today my hair is going through the process of going white, a colour I haven’t managed to do yet. But this was my most recent colour.

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So now, every time I dye my hair, I’ll give you an update, as it’s not that uncommon, and it adds a bit more to the fashion side to it all! Lucy will nit be joining us, however, because she STILL HASNT DYED HER HAIR. I did offer, but she never took it up!

Here is a gallery of some photos I could find.

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This August

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2008

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October 2011

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Probably 2009/10

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Early 2012

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Magda's birthday, 2008

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Uni era, Easter 2008

George

Hat Shopping

Aside from costume making, dressmaking and all the other sewing related things I do, I also sell textile items, jewellery and soaps on Etsy. Soaps are a relatively new thing for me, as bought some base items as an impulse buy when in Hobbycraft with Lucy last December. I may not get massive sales, but I seem to get a lot of interest. I also used to do Christmas craft fayres, taking children’s items, some jewellery, and once, cards.

Now, you may have noticed that Christmas is just around the corner. Eight weeks, according to a friend’s mother on Facebook. So, I’ve been booking up the fayres again. Today, I was here –

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I took my soaps. My friend Elle gave ne a lift, assisted by her mum Su, who has a few broken ribs so REALLY shouldn’t have come out (but she was needed for directions). I was meant to catch the train up, but the first train leaves Wolverhampton after 10am, and I was expected to be set up by 9.45!

I got there in good enough time, set up and had a wander round. The lady next to me sold hats, fascinators, masquerade masks and hairbands. So I ended up with this hat –

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This hat caused a substantial amount of ‘WANT’ Facebook comments!

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You can see and buy her hats and other items on Maison De Cantern, there is a link to Etsy and she is also on Facebook.

You know how it is . . . You always end up buying something!

Buy a hat from Maison De Cantern!

George.

P.S. Here’s my stall. And thanks to @LucyPeroxide for popping by and buying lots!

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