Tony and I talked about his forthcoming magazine Nylon Flash, which, as you'll see from that link, started out as a newsletter featuring pictures of ladies in stockings and faux vintage lingerie. Not overtly suggestive, unless fully-fashioned stockings make you weak at the knees... in which case you'll be in heaven! But Tony has bigger ideas for his publication, and wants to turn it into a proper magazine, with photostories, poetry and even recipes. As he is a pictures man, he needed a words man, and I am the wo-man for the job! I'm actually gracing the cover, as well as the inside, of the next one... But you won't be able to see unless you buy a copy! Get in touch with Tony if you do want to.
So, that's yet another exciting project that I'm getting involved in. Next up for me this week is a talk I am doing tomorrow night at the Betty Blythe Fine Food Pantry in Shepherd's Bush. It's going to be a brief overview of vintage clothing and my own take on fashion and etiquette, and the event itself is a private one for Qype. We're hoping to make these WI-inspired, Betty Blythe Society talks a regular occurrence though. I am going to start up a mailing list soon, so any of my lovely readers wanting to know about all the talks, parties, events, and goings-on I'm involved in can sign up.
Anyway! This is a rather boringly wordy post, so how about I show you what I wore yesterday?
These photos were kindly taken by my brother Guy. I'm wearing a Swirl dress that I don't believe I've photographed before. It's a blue gingham one, with pink and green flowers embroidered on the bodice and pockets. I usually wear it with my peach cardigan, but that has been in two recent posts, so I fancied a change. Yellow and blue is my favourite contasting colour combination, so I paired it with this modern yellow cardigan from Dorothy Perkins, and my yellow Miss L Fire wedges. Which are, coincidentally, on sale now at ASOS. Luckily they don't have my size left, or I would be cross!
For a change, and to be slightly kinder to my hair, I decided to do a set using my infamous, 'good for nothing' Remington hot rollers. They leave me with a much looser wave, especially at the ends, which I don't much like, but set in the same pattern as my Hot Sticks, in a pinch they will do a reasonably 40s-esque style. Here is a closeup of the dress, and my 'do.
So says the Swirl hang tag!
(Thanks to the creative talented gals like Casey and Solanah, for collage inspiration. I can only dream of doing ones as nifty as them, so please just humour my efforts!)
Back again soon!