Monday, 27 September 2010

Monaco Yacht Show

Well it has nothing to do with vintage, fashion or cupcakes... although I did wear vintage. Humm I guess I now have to prove it with a photo of me looking rather tipsy (slight understatement)!!
Anyway I lucky enough to be invited to go to the Monaco Yacht Show & see how rich & famous live.These are no ordinary boats but Super Yachts and boy are they huge. I had been told that many in Monaco go for upwards of a quarter of a million Euros.

Fabulous tailored wool jacket with red edge and turn back cuffs1950 New Look style with a 1950's (I think) wrap-over pleated cream dress. It's my Marilyn Monroe dress!
Clearly didn't need that glass of wine!! ha ha

Crazy Super yachts with Lamborghinis stashed away, onboard swimming pools (like the photo above) , on deck dining, cinema rooms…. The list is endless.

There was one for sale had it’s own helicopter (above) on board 6 different types of boats for sailing & fun, 2 jet skis and a hot tub. The master bedroom was the size of my whole house !!!!

Probably my highlight was a sub dive. My dearest Daddy has been involved with Submarines all my life & used to dive occasionally in one man subs. My fab friend organised it so that I could dive in a 3 man sub. It was all very exciting & I totally loved it. If only I had the money to buy one – oh and some clear water to dive in….!!

Above was the balcony view from one of the after parties. The music was very cool at this party, however my coordination was a little off by this point - free champagne is my weakness! oops.

Anyway the weather was superb & I had lots of fun - managed not to purchase a yacht obviously!! hope your week was a sunny as mine xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Goodwood Revival

Did I mention that I was going to the Goodwood Revival? Oh just a few times?!
It really was fabulous. I do love vintage cars although I know very little - ok, almost nothing about them.

This Spitfire was a showstopper, we even stopped drinking champagne to watch the air display. Later in the day was the Battle of Britain Memorial formation display which was incredible and also very poignant.

Me and my buddies vintaged up!

These were our neighbours who were staying at the same fabulous boutique B&B as us. Lovely friendly people who's outfits & attention to detail put us to shame!!

Gorgeous 1950's Porsche

Ooooh, D Type Jag. My Dad's kind of car, he used to race one round Devon country lanes when he was a lad. How cool is that? My fastest car in my student days was an XR2 - nippy but no race car. This is seriously sexy & streamlined.

AC Cobras - I wouldn't say no!

How cool is this Aston Martin from the 1930's?

The Glamour Cab girls - pretty impressive eh? Hotter than the average taxi driver !

It really was a wonderful day out, with so much to see that I think I missed a lot of it. It was so exciting that I wasn't even bothered by looking at the vintage clothes stalls - unheard of!!

Most people were dressed from the 1940's to 1960's it was really like going back in time.
I can't wait to go back next year xx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

A Hall of a Party!!

Boom boom, apologies for the naff attempt at a joke.

Well the real joke is that I don’t have any Butterflies & Hurricanes events in September, yet it is my busiest month this year. How does that happen? Well it might have something to do with the social events that arrived this month. Last weekend was the Think Pink Ball at Colney Hall, Norwich. Organised by my lovely friend Ruth & many other talented lovelies. It was a fabulous evening followed by horrendous hangovers. I blame the pink champagne which was a little too nice.

My dress was a Florence & Fred (from last Christmas time) party dress. Yep I decided not to post the horrid picture of me - anyway it didn't show the skirt part of the dress!! :-P

Rough price was £30. I simply customised it by pinching the fabric up and stitching it in place with Victorian sparkly glass buttons. The net underskirt was handmade (if I’m honest had it made to order through Ebay!!)& adds a cheeky blast of colour. Easy peasy and It’s had lots of nice comments.

The previous weekend I haven’t even blogged about – I was awaiting photos, which incidentally I still don’t have. A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when I’m writing ha ha. Another fantastic party at a Hall outside Norwich, another Champagne reception, posh frocks - there’s definitely a pattern forming! Well since I don’t have the photos, I can’t embarrass myself with squiffy shots of me hugging all my new best friends. Yep I was more than a little tipsy and was found curled up on the sofa with my Daddy at 3am. He wasn’t asleep and therefore far more hardcore than me! I can however show you photos of … yep you guessed it, a vintage dress!!!! This is one of Mummy Butterflies makes back in the day. I had my eye on it before I was big enough to fit into it, must have been the sparkly magpie bits!

This weekend I’m being spoilt again oops! Off to Goodwood Revival – well I missed the Vintage at Goodwood, so I kinda deserve to go he he J. If you’re not sick of my dress postings then I will put up some photos next week. Ooh I can’t wait!!!

So we have concluded that I’m still addicted to pretty dresses and am a sucker for a party or vintage event.