Saturday, March 16, 2013

Miss L Fire - Spring Summer 2013

What can I say - I just love Miss L Fire! Their shoes are as aesthetically pleasing as they are comfortable, which is such a rare combination.

The UK brand recently unveiled their Spring Summer 2013 collection, which has me daydreaming of sunshine and high heels. Below are my favourites from the collection. I'm especially drooling after a pair of Mildreds, which is like the perfect 30s style day shoe. Parade is perfectly lovely too, in a fun, circus girl kind of way whilst Casablanca is 40s Rita Hayworth pin-up dreams come true. Swoon x 3!

Oh yes, and nothing beats the glamour of red shoes to me, hence the reoccurring colour scheme of these babies. They are, of course, available in a variety of colours via the Miss L Fire website.




Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Burlescopolis extravaganza!

So, I had my Helsinki Burlesque Festival cherry popped last weekend. And it was oh, so good!

The word 'excited' doesn't really cover just how beside myself with glee I was to finally get to attend, especially as this year's festival was themed Burlescopolis to pay homage to the magic of the early days of cinema. I'm happy to say that the festival surpassed all of my expectations and by a long mile - it was truly spectacular! The glitter, the glamour, the delicious decadence. It was probably the closest I'll ever get to real life Velvet Goldmine, which is saying a lot.

I had a custom red sequined gown made by Time Machine Vintage to mark the occasion. We drew inspiration from an image of a 1932 Chanel dress and mixed it with that dress from The Bride Wore Red (1937). The result is a vintage Jessica Rabbit dream come true! I paired the dress with a silver mesh bag circa 1905, German art deco earrings from 1925 and my silver 30s heels. The make-up was inspired by the 1920s, hair finger waved and sprayed with glitter, naturally.

We took very few photos during the weekend but here are a few snapshots that come from Jirina's camera and my Instagram feed. Most of them are fangirly photos with our favourite performer of the weekend, the one and only Tigger!