Thursday, 20 August 2009

All of us are lost in darkness. Dreamers lern to steer by the stars.

I started the summer with 8 weeks, to me 8 weeks of joy. Those 8 weeks have somehow transofromed into two weeks, though joyful non the less. School already seems around the corner and with the sun behind a cloud - winter seems a lot closer.

Had my usual late teenage start today and decided what better way to start the day with a peice of leftover birthday cake and a cup of hot tea?
I also managed to sneak spoonfuls of delicious golden syrup throughout the day, I'm not sure what I love more - the sweet taste or the rich colour which makes patterns when you let it dribble off the spoon?

Today wasn't entirly wasted, however.
I went out to the high street and watched the world go bye for fifteen minutes before deciding to do a charity shop raid, I purchased a dogtooth top which was originally from wharehouse for under 4 pounds which was good value for a top in its condition. I'll save it to show you for a rainy day.
My Mum maid my sister and I do our chores which I didn't mind too much, all I had to do was organize our photo albums and whilst doing so I found a 'Brownie six-20 camera, model C made by kodak limited'. It's a huge chunky retro thing the size of a brick and had a musky leather scent which I love. It was my great grandads camera from around 70 years ago.
Still, I'm determind to get it working because, acording to my Dad, its results are stunning.

In the meantime - heres some of my vintage finds including the cream 1920s styled hat with bow detailing and of course the lilac dress with the fur (scarf?) which I found in a box of my Mums - she still doesn't know I've taken it!




Au reviour lovelies
Sophie xxx

24 comments:

  1. aw that outfit is so cute! ah the camera is really cool, hope you get it working :)

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  2. the camera looks so nicee:)over 70 years...that's something.lovely outfit too.love that shade o purple:)

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  3. that is the most amazing outfit!!

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  4. That camera is so gorgeous! I collect vintage cameras (have about 4 or 5..) but none as old as that. Its a real beauty :)
    And I love going on charity shop raids. You find such brilliant stuff. My favourite latest buy is a pair of black brogues.
    And that 20's hat is lovely too.
    I love to kill a mockingbird at the moment too, but I havn't seen the film. Does it do the book justice?

    http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

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  5. i know this summer has actually gone soo quickly but to my surprised ive loved every minute :)
    and wow i love camera...really cool...i bit the wuality of the pictures will come out really cool :)
    love ure blog sooo far
    keep in touch
    i shall put u in my follow blog list thingy :)

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  6. gorgeous outfit, i love the bubble(?) bottom of the dress.
    + that camera looks pretty aweesome.
    lucy
    xo

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  7. Your mom had great style! i love the whole look, very vintage!
    :)

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  8. I love all of these pictures! Very inspiring. =D

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  9. Oh my goodness, I love that hat! It really suits you!

    And lucky you for finding an old treasure, I hope you get it to work :)
    xxx

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  10. The dress is wonderful! Hopefully the camera still works, I bet the photos would look amazing! May I add you to my links by the way?

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  11. Your pictures are magical. To be quite honest you look like a Flapper from the Twenties which utterly thrills me as I am obsessed with the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and that particular era, in general. I only wish my mum had such lovely vintage finds lurking about the house! :)

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  12. Oh that's really sweet to say. & thank you so much! hahah your comment also made my day :)

    Really is Audrey in breakfast at tiffanies :O I've got to see that movie it's so bad that I haven't seen it yet.

    I loveeee the first picture with that old camera and your outfit is also freakin' amazing!

    xxx birgit
    www.taukaa.blogspot.com

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  13. Your pictures are always so lovely, that top one is adorable! Great finds also :)

    Kitty x

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  14. i looove the camera, and the outfit is so cool too ! :)
    i've seen a similiar hat at h&m :D wanted to buy it but i had no money with me -.-

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  15. awww your outfit looks absoulutely positively darling, i love it. looks very 20s-ish with the fur thing looking like a mink making you very posh and high society ;) (okay so i partially dont know what ive just said so cut me some slack wont ya?)
    and i love your camera! it looks too cool, cant wait for you to get it to work :D

    http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

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  16. Thanks for commenting.
    I love love love Golden Syrup it's the best thing in the wooooorld (it costs a fortune here because you have to buy it in special ''English food'' shops, so ennoying)
    That hat and dress are so cute.
    Stop by my blog again anytime =)
    Meelzy

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  17. lovvvvve the hat :)
    xx from madrid!

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  18. Nice blog! Check out ours whenever you want! We invite you to follow it.
    Love,
    A&A.

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  19. omg beyond love for that outfit. v. v. pretty.

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  20. that hat is fabulous!
    my drawing is from a picture taken by a photographer called olaf wipperf├╝rth (it's in the german vogue).

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  21. Your outfit there is fabulous.
    The hat is just gorgeous and I love the way you've styled everything.

    Your blog is lovely.

    Florrie x

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  22. Heyy, I have recently just started following you, and i will carry on doing so, so i can keep checking out your new posts.
    When i read that you had just found the camera i tured to my dad and said "Typical! Just typical. Why is it that we have nothing hidden in some forgotten box?!"
    So i hope you get it working, or what a waste of a great finding that would be eyyy.?
    Anyway, i just wanted to ask you where you came upon those delightful shoes :)
    I have been looking for some for a while now and due to my bad Luck a pair havent cought my eye yet :/
    So write back soon :)

    Sum.xxx

    P.s. great outfit :') keep it up, xxx

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