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

Friday, 15 June 2012

Guilty Pleasure

I thought I would do a very self indulgent post, this blog is not just about our clothes but everything we love about fashion, style and so on. SO....I thought I would share with you some of my absolutely to die for hero's in fashion. Now this could be a very long blog but I will cherry pick my top, top hero's.

Now we cant deny the influence this person has had on fashion over the years and she definitely flew the flag for women with curves, hoorah I hear you all cheer, well yes, hoorah indeed. She was also the epitome of sexiness and glamour and needs no further introduction - the fabulous Marilyn Monroe. With her blonde curls, amazing waist cinching dresses and oodles of outer confidence (we wont delve into her personal state of confidence, that would be a whole other blog) she, for me, will stand the test of time in the fashion world. Any person that can make a roll neck look good is a winner in my books!!

I suppose this next person is a total contrast to Ms Monroe and again another troubled sole, perhaps there is a pattern with my idols, hmm??
Unfortunately veering on the wrong side of slim, which I for one do not condone, however you cannot deny this woman's sense of style, immaculate from top to toe, pristine in every way - the wonderful Audrey Hepburn. What a fabulous dresser, in addition to being a fab actress, total winner all round really - all hale Audrey!!
For such an elfin look she packed in a lot of attitude, she knew how to work the vulnerable sweet look. Described as a timeless beauty and I have to agree, even by today's standards she has a rocking look that most can only dream of achieving.

This next person is more current, I could pick a million more from the Golden age of Hollywood, but I'll resist the urge to pander to my little obsession with this era.

This person is almost a bit of a girl crush, she's prob not to everybody's taste but I think Chloe Sevigny has an amazing dress sense. I always check what she's wearing at any award shows, she just seems to get it right, edging on the side of quirky but still fashionable. I love a bit of individuality, we're all different so why not express that in how we all dress.

I must confess I'm not a huge fan of commercial fashion, by that I mean the likes of your pop stars and TV reality, they just scream stylist and average at best in my opinion.
Give me a twist on a trend, some altered vintage treasures and back to old school glam and I'm a very happy bunny!!

Well I hope you enjoyed my fashion shares and you have more of an idea of my particular inspirations - everyone is different so feel free to agree or disagree......have an amazing weekend.

Love Pixies

Monday, 11 June 2012

Strolling through Amsterdam

Bikes everywhere!!

 Yummy Banana & Coconut shots - naughty!!

Bustling markets = happy Pixies!

Oversize 80s Blue Jumper - Vintage / Denim Jacket - Warehouse / Boots - Topshop / Sunglasses H&M

Well a recent trip to Amsterdam turned out to be bit of a wash out but we still perused the streets for a mini culture hit and of course a sneaky bit of vintage thrifting (queue bored hubby!).
The weather put paid to more exciting photos, boo, but here are a few snapshots when the rain had left us alone - briefly.
We found a really cool market which was awash with goodies I didn't know where to start...
Amsterdam is definitely a very pretty city and so wish we could have taken a bike round around the little cobbled streets, oh well next time I'm sure.

A little update on the upcoming boutique, we're in the process of applying for an online boutique via ASOS, almost there now, SO exciting!!

Love Pixies

Monday, 4 June 2012

First Event - Barboot

Before the madness began

Busy, Busy

Yours truly.. both in vintage (of course!)

 Well our first event got off to a great start, the weather didn't put us or the customer off, I think our gazebo definitely saved the day!
As you can imagine we were both very nervous, scared and excited all rolled into one, its been a long time planning we couldn't believe our first event was upon us so soon. We had some lovely comments from people who visited our stall which has definitely given us confidence to book another event, yes stay tuned for details as we try and get ourselves booked in again.

A huge thanks to all that came to help, support and purchase - we very much appreciate it.
Well the search continues to get some more stock, we have a reputation to uphold now!

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend

Love the Pixies