Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The war bride

I just watched the film war bride and it was amazing so i had to share! It's about a woman from London who falls in love with a Canadian soldier during WW2. They get married and she falls pregnant, he has to leave to go back to the war. A letter arrives and she moves to Canada with his mother and sister, by this time she's had the child. His mother and sister don't make her welcome and she finds it hard to fit in with the farming life. But soon they accept her and she spends time making clothes from an old sewing machine she found in the shed. After years of waiting her husband finally returns!

I loved all her outfits in this film but i could hardly find any pictures, anyway these are the ones i found:

Hannah x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

My obsession with vintage

Seeing as i'm online i might aswell do another post. I've always been obsessed with anything pre- 1950s, anything old has a past and a story to tell, this is what has always attracted me to the vintage style. Especially the 1940's fashion and the burlesque scene, one of my main idols is Dita Von Teese, she made me realise that i am a woman and it is my duty to look respectable at all times for my own self esteem and self respect. I've found that wearing good lingerie everyday is the basic essential for being a woman. The 1940 women were homemakers and workers and yet they still seemed to uphold looking amazing every single day. Women from the 1940's inspire me, i want to uphold their standards and i want to look my best when possible so this is the start of my journey in a sense haha! Also i've been collecting bits and bobs, clothes etc from charity shops and barn sales for a while and i thought i should share with everyone my vintage finds that reside in my bedroom.

Storage boxes i got last Christmas off my mum, with five eighteenth century women decorated on it. The boxes are from a furniture store that is absolute perfection, check the website out! http://www.scartop.com/pinefurniture/pages/Bamber-Bridge.html

This handsome man was from a charity shop, i think one pound.

This absolute beauty was a gift from my dad when he went to Japan. It's by a designer called Sandy Wu.

My mums wedding earrings by Elizabeth duke, she gave them me and i intend to get the missing diamonds fixed!

Jewellery box i got from a barn sale, two pound!

This originally was my nanna's bed linen box but she gave it to me. When i first got it it was yellow from all the years of smoke that had stained it and the top material of the lids were horrid faided flowers. I spruced it up by painting it white and buying an angel material from my local market, stapled the material on, cut all the trimmings off and stuck it down with bostik all purpose glue, voila!

My bookcase, I think i've had this either since i was born or when i was about two.

Vintage suitcase my mum bought me from a charity shop, one pound! From L-R, pink kitten heels were a christmas present from my auntie, bought from Peacocks. Brown heels from a charity shop, can't remember the price haha. Beige heels, mum gave me.

Dressing table mirror my nanna gave me. Cameo box, a present from my mum. White candle holder from B&M bargains. I also draw and paint alot (obviously because i'm an art student haha) so i've used an old see through jar and old gardening bucket to hold my paint brushes mixed with old flowers (i hate chucking away flowers but i've learnt to only keep the ones that my boyfriend has bought me) and pens, pencil crayons, scissors etc.

'Landlords story' by FMBennet (Frank Moss Bennet). I picked this gorgeous painting up from a charity shop i think for three pound, i love castles so i snapped this up pretty quick.

I have always wanted this poster and i finally got it from Lytham St Annes WWII weekend. My boyfriend bought it for me :) check the website out for info about the WWII weekend, i reccomend to anyone who is interested in the war and anything from the 40's! http://www.visitlythamstannes.co.uk/whats-on/1940s-wartime-weekend-lytham-p578420

This is a drawing of an Edwardian woman i drew when i was sixteen.

Pearls from a charity shop.

Christmas present off my mum last year from past times, all of their gifts are unique and you'll never find them anywhere else. Check their website out

Thats all for now, hope you liked it,
Hannah x

I haven't done a post in a while...

mainly due to the fact i've been flapping over christmas, however i will be updating my blog after christmas to show all my presents : D, i even got an original 1940's mink scarf! But have to wait till christmas haha. Anyway these are some of my purchases i got for a bargain:

I got this wicker chair at a barn sale, for one pound!

Charity shop find, i think it cost 2.99?

See you soon! Hannah x

Monday, 5 December 2011


Finally got my tattoo done for my mummy :p by Dave Watki Tattoo Academy

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Charity shop finds

I haven't really been on here mainly because i just don't have the time! But i am going to try and post all my charity shop purchases here we go, i went to a charity shop in Bolton and found this granny skirt:
I love it! And unbelievably it cost me 70p!

I also found some black kitten heels:

they were 99p!

glittery shirt

I think it was two pound haha

Black jumper with back ripped

and my mahoosive bum lols, the jumper was two pound also.

Finally i bought a black oversized shirt but added the studs myself

Thats everything i think, hope you enjoyed! :]

Three year anniversary !

Mine and Chris' three year anniversary was on the 20th of November, i cannot believe we've been together for three whole years, it feels amazing and i'm just so lucky i have him. I made him an anniversary cake!
How yummy does that look! Kinda proud as this was the first cake i ever made haha. Then i added letters :]

He really liked it :') He took me out for the day, it was so perfect! I had no idea where we were going and then i saw a sign for Chatsworth House i actually wanted to cry because i've wanted to go there since i was little! We went around the house, in the gardens and through the grounds it was just the perfect setting and i felt even more in love with him <3 Then we set off and he took me to Frankie and Bennies yummm!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Charity shopping with mum

My mum picked me up from college today and took me to some charity shops :] heres what i got-
Purple boots 2.99!

Denim ribbon, shield, bird cage earring 50p each, bargain!

                                                          Scarf 99p

DIY studded denim jacket

I decided to spruce up my denim jacket by adding studs heres how i did it:

You will need- a heavy object to push the stud prongs down ( i used scissors ) and studs ( i ordered 100 pyramid studs off ebay 10mm in size).

First i took my denim jacket-

Then i got a single stud and pushed it through the denim and pushed the prongs down on the other side with my scissors-

Here are my results-

Hope you enjoyed it!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Denim Jacket

I got this denim jacket from a charity shop in Bolton for 2.50! I decided to spruce it up a bit and this is what i've done so far
I've used black velvet from my local market to make a cross and just embroidered it in, my boyfriend ordered me some pyramid studs off ebay so they shall be added soon!

Right, so this is the first time i've ever used blogspot, i don't really know what to do ha so if people would help me that would be great!