Monday, 30 January 2012

After Dinner Dance Party // Vinyl Revival Pt. 4

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ringo love

We hope it hasn't gone unnoticed that Ringo Starr is quite possibly our favourite Beatle (sorry John, Paul & George!) ... So who better to feature this week than the genius behind Octopus's Garden himself? Back in the stacks of Rhi's Dad's collection is this rather special single - Ringo Starr - Only You.

This single is from his 1974 album Goodnight Vienna, John Lennon actually recorded the initial demo of this version and sent it to Ringo suggesting that he cover it. Lennon plays acoustic guitar on the track while Ringo replaced his vocal and brought in Harry Nilsson ("Everybody's talkin' at me...") to sing the harmonies.

Not only does Ringo Appear on the single sleeve and the video wearing a space suit (thrilling, we love space too!), there's also a UFO flying above the Hollywood Hills at the start (Eee! Ringo as a spaceman AND unidentified flying objects, too much!) - here is the brilliant video, filmed atop Capitol Records, LA!

If you're hearing this for the first time and thinking, "Gee, that song is certainly familiar, why is it so familiar?" - then listen to the original below from The Platters, Ringo sure does make it his own, only just recognisable as the track originally released in 1955!

C'est tout for this week sweets. Don't forget to check the facebook page for a bonus Ringo track!

Much love,
R&L xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Behind the Scenes Snapshots

Just because it's a Sunday, wanna have a sneak peek of our behind the scenes photobooth snaps from our outfits posts this week? It was so much fun parading around Twee Towers in all our favourite dresses!

NB. We've remembered to proof read our spelling of the words "sneak peek" after being told off by the sneak peek police of twitter this week, eek!

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We'll leave you with a little Regina treat for the weekend, Happy Sunday sweets!

Much love,
L&R xx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Boutique Love // Alice Takes A Trip

Hey lovelies, As Rhi mentioned in the first Boutique Love outfit post, last weekend we had a mini photoshoot to show off some of our favourite boutique labels. This week I'm sharing my love for the Sheffield based label 'Alice Takes A Trip' who create Victoriania inspired attire, using divine coloured velvets and pretty lace detailing!

I first discovered the label through their premium capsule collections, 'The Tales of Alice Horretta', and immediately fell in love. I spent endless hours trawling through their teeny shop in Sheffield's Forum - a wonderful treasure trove for vintage attire and independent labels. Their first collection featured stunning bottle green velvet dresses, that I'm still a little sad that I missed out on!

All these dreamy garments are still made by two sisters in their Sheffield studio. I always convince myself that they are to be special occasion dresses, but then end up wearing them all the time! In honour of the label, here's a little Alice in Wonderland inspired outfit post. Just follow the white rabbit...






Without a doubt my favourite dress in the world - a Black Velvet Polka Dot number with Lace Collar. With a double whammy occasion day last year (becoming Little M's godmother at his Christening in the morning and heading to London in the evening to watch the boy's band play at the Royal Albert Hall - best day ever!), I needed an extra special dress and this is the one I decided on. Definitely my go-to dress, wearing it for shopping trips, work, festivals as well as nights out!

Dress, Alice Takes a Trip; white tights, Topshop; Pocketwatch, Vintage (a gift from James, put on a necklace)

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Ahh, my first Alice purchase! Insanely beautiful, cream and navy with a cute scallopped edge and bought for my 22nd birthday. From the first Spring/Summer 'Alice Horretta' collection - it was SO hard to chose just one dress from this collection, they were all so perfect.

Dress, Alice Takes A Trip, Socks, Topshop; Pocketwatch, as above.






Rose print dress with lace collar and velvet bow! Bought, just because... ;)

Dress, Alice Takes A Trip; Socks, Urban Outfitters; Cardigan, H&M; Ribbon tied as belt.

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A pretty summer purchase... broderie anglaise top with blue bow and cute tie detail. Love wearing this with jeans or shorts in the summer! You can't host a tea party without an ostentatious hat, this one is a 60s fedora picked up at my favourite local vintage store, Dolly Mix Vintage.

Top, Alice Takes A Trip; Jeans, Topshop; Hat, Dolly Mix Vintage

That's all sweets. Don't forget to check out Rhi's post if you missed it on Thursday!

Much love,
L xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday Flick

Feet up, wrapped under blankets and sipping on insanely delightful Rose infused Lemonade (seriously, the nicest drink in the world!) and eating our way through cinema style pick'n'mix bags from our stash left over from all last months parties and Christmas gifts! Tonight we're watching Band A Part - nothing like the very lovely Anna Karina to make you happy at the end of the week! Here's our favourite moment in the film, set to some Nouvelle Vague loveliness. Parfait!

Blissful evening. Enjoy your weekend sweets!

Much love
R&L xx

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Boutique Love // Jovonna London

Hello Sweets,

Rhi here - Lola and I had lots of fun this weekend with a mini photoshoot to show off some of our favourite pieces from our favourite boutique labels. This week I'm sharing my undying love for Jovonna London - a label that was probably the driving force behind the necessity for my 7 day working weeks when I lived in London (I was one very tired girl, but I had the loveliest dresses...!)

I found my first Jovonna dress in a really amazing shop called The Laden Showroom - for those who aren't familiar, it is a 'showroom' for independant labels on Brick Lane, really a wonderful place to discover a new name and a covetable one off piece. I fell in love instantly with the pretty shapes and unusual details and went on to grow quite a collection (as well as the 4 dresses featured here I have another 2 dresses, 2 blouses and a cardigan that went missing when I moved back here - if any of my friends are in posession of my black lace trimmed cardigan with a Jovonna label - I WANT IT BACK!)... Anyway, on to the dresses, shot with Snow White as inspiration... It'll make more sense when you see Lola's fairytale inspired looks next week :)

Black checker-board dress. I've never seen anything like the checker-board style part of this dress, teamed with the pretty pleated skirt half its just a darling dress.

Dress - Jovonna, Cardigan - Zara, Belt - H&M

Wool bow pinafore dress. Best part of this photoshoot, was not only rediscovering old favourites and new ways to wear them - but also finding a long forgotten bundle of £10 notes in the pocket of this dress! Yay! The cardigan is also a long lost treasure (thanks for finally giving it back Mum!) - you can't quite see on the photos but it has the sweetest little frilled skirt at the bottom.

Dress - Jovonna, Cardigan - Brick Lane Market, Belt - River Island, Headband - Primark

Floaty pink & grey chiffon dress. You may recognise this from Lola's
Birthday Breakfast. The petal collar comes from a Laura Lees blouse that was a lucky market score from a small fete on Vyner Street in London that I happened upon one day. Laura Lees used to do the sweetest collaborations with Topshop that I had a few pieces from so was quite exciting to find a bargain from her own label!

Dress - Jovonna, Blouse (just seen as collar) - Laura Lees, Cardigan - H&M

Probably my favourite dress from my collection (so much so that I have it in Black as well - as seen on our
Yum Yum Girls post!) - unfortunately, with its bold colour and Victoriana flourish I feel it's a little ostentatious for nights out round here so it doesn't see the light outside of the wardrobe often, so it was nice to give it an airing for this shoot!

Dress - Jovonna, Shoes - Next

Anyway, parden my posing, keep an eye out for Lola's label love on Saturday!

Much love
Rhi xx
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