Posts Tagged ‘Harper’s Bazaar’

Who says you can’t get well made items that follow in the footsteps of  designer pieces but are a fraction of the price?

Alexa divulges some great facts about her sixties obsession, definitely pick up October's Harper's


After flicking through Harper’s Bazaar, the October issue, featuring the feline beauty Alexa Chung on the front cover (she pulled me in at the news stand), I was inspired to update my black suede tassel loafers for autumn winter. Chung is styled in full sixties gear for the magazines British issue and she talks to various famed models of the decade (my idol- Pattie Boyd, model Penelope Tree and Marianne Faithfull).

In all of the shots her footwear is undeniable cool, shiny loafers with big silver and gold buckles. Now I have red, and white versions of these shoes (See: Am I stuck in my shoe ways?), but a pair in black has always proved elusive.

The Chung wears Daks shoes, £175 and Rupert Sanderson kitten heels, £475. I just don’t have that kind of income at the moment and so I took to the internet and I’d like to share the results with you!


My crusade started on Ebay, key words, ’60’s vintage black mod loafers’ – de nada, nothing.

I then took to Etsy.com and was pleasantly surprised, there is a lot of stock on that website! Using similar key words in the vintage section I managed to track down my very own pair of perfect soles to transport me to my favourite fashion era. And – wait for it – I only paid approximately £30 with postage from the USA, result? I think so..


My vintage loafers from Willamina Vintage on Etsy.com


Get hunting….Now I just need to track down the equivalent chic, sharp day dress, or billowing cape.



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Unveiling the shiny new Filofax

Fairly recently I entered a Harper’s Bazaar competition with Filofax and although I didn’t quite conquer the competition to win, I was still luckily enough to be given a prize.

Ta daah! I’m now the proud owner of an Italian crocodile print calf leather organiser from the Osterley range at Filofax.

I promise I’m not trying to be smug, I just wanted to enthuse about this pretty new collection from the brand! Priced at£129.00 they are at the top-end of most people’s budget for a diary, but as a one-off payment that will deliver a year’s worth of super organisation -I can see the allure.

Coming in chocolate brown and ostrich grey and of course deep plum, I’m wishing away the months until 2012.

As the great philosopher and honey guzzler, Winnie the Pooh once said: “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”

YES Pooh I did, but now I’ll know exactly where to start again! Three cheers for organisation, I’ll see you in 2012…

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