Thursday, January 22, 2009

Well to do, how about you...

Spats have been on my mind for a while. Ever since I re-watched A Little Princess a few years ago and noticed a pair as part of her gorgeous little ensemble upon arriving at the boarding school.

Images borrowed from Warner Brothers, 1995, A Little Princess 

Though they seem to be gaining popularity at the moment, trying to find some here has proven nigh impossible! Ebay was a let down but after stalking around esty for a while I've found a few unique and interesting pieces.

Dark Fusion Boutique has just started to branch out into spats and has produced some fabulous lace, Victoriana styles.

Les Frivolites has some of the most gorgeous leather "gaiterettes", as they call them, I've seen so far. I crave a pair of these beauties!

And for something with a sweeter, Lolita-esque quality EfiaFair's combination of vintage lace and knit in her 'Heirloom Spats' have stricken my fancy.

All in all, I can definitely recommend a perusal of these stores and the like. Many of them are also handmade and/or with vintage materials! Beautiful!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

And so it begins...

Yes, yet another fashion orientated blog.

Though, this is mostly an exercise intended for self satisfaction above anything else. I like clothes, I own a lot of them and I like looking at them. I get a thrill from discovering hidden treasures in the form of little know labels/boutiques and have a healthy appreciation for quality and uniqueness  - whether it be in the form of the highly pricey and acclaimed or something found on a back rack at the local charity store. In fact, my interest extends as far as studying a Degree in Styling and Creative Direction - which itself, means embarking on a new adventures, leading me away from Perth to Melbourne. 

Hopefully it'll be at least a little entertaining to read of my exploits. 

So feel free to join me on my journey into the eclectic and wondrously varying world of fashion/clothes/etc. 

Like/enquiring minds are always welcome!