Last weekend, while visiting family in Surrey, I hit my first car boot sale in years and wow had I forgotton how much I love the act of sifting through random tat to find hidden gems in a large abandoned car park in the middle of nowhere. It really is the best possible kind of shopping. As far as car boots go, this one was pretty epic. It was at the Ford Airfield in Arundel, Sussex and was full of amazing merchants, some literally selling off old wears from the back of their cars, some having travelled all the way from France and Germany with their handmade furniture. If we hadn't been travelling back to London on the train the following day I would have bought everything! Car boot fans, if you have a car and can get yourself here, I promise it's worth it!
2. And my finds...
It was pretty hard to reign myself in and not buy something ridiculous that I wouldn't be able to carry home, but my beady vintage eye was on the look out for retro items of a particular ilk and as soon as I spotted this classic Bush radio I knew I was onto a winner. I managed to haggle the seller down and took it away for a mere ten English pounds - bargain. A classic lomography camera was high on my list but after almost getting ripped off by a couple of dodgy sellers (thank goodness camera pro GB was on hand to tell me when they were spouting complete nonsense), I fell in love with this 1930's wind up camera, which is in perfect working condition and was sold to me by a very helpful and knowledgeable antiques seller for only £5 (I saw a much more battered version further down the market going for £20 so I was pretty proud of my find). I didn't think twice before adding it to my bag of tricks for the day and was happy to be weighed down for the rest of the day carrying it around. My mission now is to find a film for it and start making old Super8 style videos!
3. Blue mirror...
You may remember me mentioning a fun event a few weeks ago for cool new eyewear brand, Kite? Well this week the sunglasses I chose arrived and I couldn't be happier with them. I'm very taken by the mirrored lenses trend at the moment and after being incredibly indecisive in the store, I'm so pleased that I chose the blue mirror as I think it will look oh so chic come summer with an all black or white ensemble. I also find it incredibly satisfying when you can take a photo within the reflection of a pair of glasses so y'know if you need me that's what I'll mostly be doing this weekend!
4. Do blonde's have more fun?
Finally the day of my second #bettygoesblonde session with Sassoon rolled around this week and after kind of getting used to my in-between red/ brown/ blonde/ not really a proper colour do, I'd almost forgotten what my end goal with the hair was! Luckily the amazing colourist Ben at Sassoon knew what I wanted better than I did and I am now most chuffed to finally be able to call myself a blondie! I'll be showing you more pics in part two of my salon review soon but for now I'm off to experiment with as many bright coloured dresses as I can find!
5. Introducing Euan McWhirter...
I'm always keen to support new designers, but when a Scottish talent comes along, I'm even more passionate. Let me introduce you to Glasgow based, Central St Martins Graduate Euan McWhirter who not only started his career with the likes of Erickson Beamon but went on to design pieces for Kylie Minogue and Laura Bailey. This ring is just a little taster of what he can do, but it's so incredibly beautiful I'm almost scared to wear it. Hand cut glass spinning on a Swarovski encrusted shank, it's definitely a stand out piece and is rather aptly named the 'Lucky Bitches ring' which really says it all. Keep an eye out for it appearing in an outfit post soon, where it may just steal the show.
I'm spending this weekend with my bro and some friends and seeing as it's beautifully sunny today I'm hoping for more of the same, although I have heard rumours of thunder storms - eek!
Have a good one folks!