Sunday, 19 August 2012

Ye Old English..

 Very unexpected!

 Tea & Cake - my weakness!

Playsuit - Vintage from Pixiesplaydressup / Bag - Vintage / Ring - Vintage

My two week break from the full time job (being a Pixie is only a hobby at the moment) is coming to an end, sob, but I have definitely made the most of the time I had. We took a little trip to a really cute town called Canterbury the other day, where we had such a lazy day eating cake, drinking tea and general wandering of the winding cobbled streets and the beautiful gardens along the river. There was even a crazy lopsided door which caught our eye, how strange! 
I've realised I seem to like very traditional English things after looking back through my posts and there was me thinking I was a more worldly person, ha just goes to show I'm obviously an English girl at heart!

Love Pixies xoxo

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Picnic on a Boat

Camera Shy...

Ice Cream!!
Our Boat

Straw Hat - Warehouse / Blouse - Vintage for sale here / Shorts - Topshop
Shoes & Bag - Vintage

Chris and I had such an amazingly chilled day out of London and headed deep into the Essex country side, it was simply idyllic. The sun was beaming down on us, we took a boat down the river and had a picnic, followed by delicious home made ice cream - I was literally in heaven!
There's not many days we have like this so I managed to soak it all up. It was fun watching everything from ducks to kids splashing around in the water having fun and trying to keep cool.
I thought I was a natural at the rowing ha ha but now have a huge blister on my thumb, maybe not so much of an expert then!

I hope you're all managing to get out and play in the summer sun!

Love Pixies xoxo

PS - more vintage has been added to our store here.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Olympic Fever...



Blouse - Pixiesplaydressup / Jeggings - Warehouse / Bag - Vintage

London is certainly the place to be at the moment with Team GB fever smothering us all, not that I'm complaining, I am definitely soaking up every last drop of energy running through this city.
Today Chris and I went to one of the many parks hosting big screens with bundles of entertainment...I was very tempted to get on the bouncy castle or in the zorbing balls - definitely the child screaming to get out of me!! Does anyone else feel they have all this pent up energy now they've been watching some athletes running/swimming/cycling etc....strange?!
Still it didn't stop me from tucking into some delicious fish and chips though, I'm a sucker for classic food!

I think I'm going to be quite sad when the Olympics end, its been totally amazing having it hosted literally on your doorstep, maybe I'll have to organise a sports day with all our friends next week... hhmmmm....???

 Love Pixies

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Pixies do play dress up...Asos shoot no:2

So, Asos photo shoot no:2, we meet behind the garages, like naughty kids, (slightly too early on a Sunday morning for our liking...)

The sun is shining, the boxing gym is not yet open (so no audience, for the time being anyway!) We put up our rickety rail, layout our bags full of shoes, jewellery and accessories on the floor and the fun begins! (Not before our rail takes off across the car park...oh so cool!)

We pick our spot in the sun to start shooting, deciding against the garage that has the words, 'Stop pissing here, IT STINKS' sprawled across it, or the wall that's asking the question 'Which Bitch??' as our backdrop! Loving the artistic expression by the way ;)

We've centred this shoot around summery floral prints, soft blouses and floaty midi skirts and dresses, all styled up to create that festival feeling.  We've hardened up summer skirts and had fun mixing prints, styling floral dresses back to animal print accessories - statement sunnies and the 'must have' straw hat.

Four of our faves...

The Floral skirt

We're loving this festival look - We've rocked up a cutsie floral midi skirt with a simple black crop top, killer ankle boots (or wellies!) and chunky jewellery, Bestival here we come!

The Crochet Cardi

This ochre crochet cardi looks amazing with a pair of denim shorts and some bling, we think it would also look great with a floral dress and some chunky wooden jewels - Hippie chic styley... throw yourself back to the 70's (love this photo!)

The Yellow Polka Dot Blouse...

Just simply makes us smile... (and as we also discover, attracts confused bumble bees!)

The Floral Dress

This floral dress has such a beautiful print, so cute and perfect for a sunny afternoon in the park, or the beer garden.

The boxing gym is now open and our changing room/photography studio becomes a car park...time to make a move, we're dying for a cuppa!

Tam you were fabulous, thanks for making our clothes look amazing, pretty sure that was a pigeon in the tree ;)

All our photos from the shoot are on facebook and are available to buy on Asos Marketplace

Follow us on Twitter @pixiesplaydress

Fingers crossed more sunny days to come...

Lots of love the Pixies

Monday, 16 July 2012

1 Year On.....

Wedding Dress - Vintage from Vintage Wedding Dress Company

Boots - Vintage
Denim Jacket - Warehouse

The weather is always constant talk of us Brits and no more so than this Summer, where rain is all we seem to be blessed with. Which, in the fashion world, causes great dismay when you have those favourite summer dresses, cutesy sandals, even shorty shorts you are dying to bust out! Well, we have to be clever in how we dress in these supposed summer months as one day is most definitely different to the next, you don't know whether to pack a brollie or don your open toe shoes.

So I wore this floral dress with tights (sigh) and bright boots last weekend when the hubby and I celebrated a whole year of newly wedded bliss. Well I wanted to bring a bit of Summer to our day! And of course I was in cheesy couple bliss, it felt like only yesterday I walked down the aisle and said those magic words. I had to include a photo to share with you all and it was a great excuse to look back and reminisce - so many happy memories!

After much laughing and some welling up reading our guests messages from the wedding day, yes we actually had to wait a whole year to open, not quite sure how I managed to cope....we ventured out to the new David Bailey's East End exhibition, which was so amazing. His photos just blew me away, such history captured on camera - sorry bit of a sucker for a good photo and to see how much/little London has changed over the years! (If you're in London, check it out). Topped the day off with a delicious roast dinner, so we had a very English day it seems!

Love Pixies

P.S We've added some fab vintage to ASOS Marketplace, enjoy!

Sunday, 1 July 2012

ASOS Marketplace Launch

All available for sale at ASOS Marketplace - Pixiesplaydressup

1 - Floral Peplum Dress 
2 - Green Printed Dress
3 - Peach Polka Dot Playsuit
4 - Floral Tea Dress
5 - Ditsy Print Dress
6 - Printed Leggings

We've been talking about it for ages now but we've finally landed on the most amazing website for people selling top quality vintage clothes - ASOS Marketplace.

Here's a few of the fab things we have for sale on our boutique!

Love the Pixies

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Photo Shoot!

 Red Dress

 Sequin Top

 Polka Dot Blouse & Floral Jacket

 Floral Dress & Knitted Waistcoat

 Animal Sequin Dress

 Spotty & Floral Blouse

 Animal Print Blouse

Sequin Dress

Our first photo shoot went amazing well and we were all so pleased with how the photos looked. All this would not have been possible if it hadn't been for the delightful model Lois Folkard - cheers Lois!!

All these items will be for sale soon (we're waiting to see if we're accepted to sell on ASOS, so keep your fingers and toes crossed for us!) and for those of you based in London they will be available to purchase at our next event on Friday 6th July outside the Haberdashery in Crouch End from 7.30pm!

If you cannot resist any item featured then please email me and we can see what we can do to help.

Hope you've all enjoyed your weekends!

Love the Pixies