Monday, 7 April 2008

Snow White In Market Mayhem...

With snow falling in Spring this year us Londoners have no choice but to venture out in it – if not we would all simply stay home eat Jaffa Cakes and watch bad, pirated versions of ‘27 Dresses’ in fear of frizzy hair and stained leather goods.
My handsome boyfriend (I love the word boyfriend) Gael* spent the weekend with me fighting against the elements of wind, hail, rain, snow and sleet whilst wandering aimlessly around the famous Camden Market. It proved very fruitful, picking up some great vintage buys, drinking 2-4-1 cocktails called “Banana Banshes” and waiting for the sun to go down so we could take advantage of the £1 sweet and sour pork specials that come out just before the market closes – it’s definitely worth the wait.

We also dropped by Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair on Sunday morning and I managed to pick myself up a lovely floor length pale green evening dress in the theme of ‘Atonement’ (possibly a 2008 significant birthday party outfit – this outfit is still up for tender). I also purchased a lovely, oversized, snake skin clutch in the style of a “Zagliani” bag I saw at Matches last week. Its perfect for all the London “stuff” you need to carry around in this crazy city. Since I moved here almost 2 years ago I have found it very difficult to actually leave the house with only a clutch as you require so many life admin contents such as wallet, keys, ballet flats, makeup, A-Z, work documents, and often cleanser, moisturizer, spare singlet’s, undies and tights if I end up staying at the boyfriends house – so imagine my excitement at finding a clutch large enough to handle of this. It was 'huge' in every sense of the word.

I have been chasing a pair of brown granny boots for a while now and bargained this uber stylish Asian man wearing a flat cap and checked capri pants down from £30 to £27 and I still thought they were a steal – I’m so naive. They are super cute and I plan to wear them with cream, printed tights (my housemate’s idea) or over the knee socks if this bonkers weather carries on like this.

I also purchased a 1950’s mirror from The Stables Market (my new favourite haunt) it was £8!! I spotted it on Saturday and until we went back to get it on Sunday it consumed my every thought. Gael carried it on 3 buses to get it home for me. How one expects to get it back to Australia one day one doesn’t know.......



* Gael is my boyfriend's Clark Kent style alter ego. In the honour of Gael Garcia Bernal - my latest movie star crush

4 people have commented:

Anonymous said...

Well, I am glad I am the first one leaving a comment...you lift my soul with your writing Francis. I find you have the gift to put in words and not simple words... beautiful ones and make an every day history sound like a fairy tale!
Thank you for sharing with us your deepest thoughts!
GP

Anonymous said...

Printed cream coloured tights . . .circa 1984 8yr old ballet classes. . . party polka and sequins.

susie_bubble said...

I know what you mean about Gael.... I fell in love with thim properly in Science of Sleep...

Those granny boots/shoes are a steal!

Anonymous said...

oh those shoes mmmhhh
I enjoy reading your blogs oh so much x x x