Wednesday, 24 October 2012

LWV Buy Online!

You heard right! You can now buy LWV vintage online thanks to our new website which you can access by clicking here! We are so excited to spread the vintage love! The site will feature online exclusives as well as directions to our boutique!

Friday, 19 October 2012

How to: Host a party like a bombshell

Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Lauren and Audrey Hepburn are among the few women who have received the title of being a 'bombshell.' It's a mixture of sas teamed with class which gives these women that je ne sais quoi. You can just imagine how amazing their parties would be and all the heads turning in the room as they enter.  Below is my guide of how to host like a bombshell including some favourites from the past:

What would a bombshell wear?
The bombshell loved to live a life she knew she couldn't really afford. So she would probably splash out on a chic red dress from that cute little boutique she's been meaning to try. She may even treat herself to lunch at a french bistro whilst deciding which clutch will go with her new dress. Then she would probably just buy a brand new one in champagne from New Look. She would then probably have to buy some heels, even if she doesn't wear them in the house.The bombshell would wear rhinestones and insist they're diamonds. It's just the kind of girl she is!

What drinks would she serve?
Champagne with an elegant strawberry or hibiscus. She will most likely run out and get her friends to fetch more. She may resort to creating her own cocktail if needs be.

What food would she serve?
The bombshell isn't one for cooking so she may make something simple like prawn cocktail or fondue. She will also have a bowl of crisps and dip as well as crudite.

How would she greet her guests?
The bombshell is never affraid of getting into other peoples personal space so she would probably greet them with a hug.

How would she say goodbye?
The bombshell would probably say goodbye with a hug saying 'We should meet up soon! I'll call you!' She will probably never call.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Halloween Fun!

My favourite holiday is halloween and it isn't far away now! I love that children, and adults, can dress up and have an excuse to over load on sweets and treats. So I am very pleased no announce my friends Rebecca Jones photography and charms and chains are hosting a fun filled halloween event. This is for the opening of charms and chains as they have left the market and now have their own store! LWV will be having a mini boutique and we are just so very happy about this! There will be face painting, a cake stall, a photobooth and a chance to make your own bracelet! To me this sounds like the perfect way to spend the day. There will also be trick or treat games where you will get the chance to win 50% off! Make sure you don't miss out and be sure to spread the word!

Friday, 5 October 2012

How to: Create Cute Storage

I have become obsessed with decoupaging using fabric lately. It can turn any dull cardboard box into a cute little storage place. I had a broken old jewellery box which I chucked and replaced with my creation. I also used a spare jar to place earings in and some vintage lace to tie together loose bracelets and rings.

You will need:
  • A cardboard box or tray
  • Pieces of fabric or paper
  • A mixture of PVA glue and warm water
  • A jar
  • Ribbon or lace
  •  Dip strips of fabric or paper in the glue and water mixture until they are wet
  • Cover the box with these strips
  • Leave to dry
  • Place a jar in the tray and fill with what you like
  • Tie together spare bracelets and rings with ribbon or lace, place in box
There you have it! Easy and adorable shabby chic storage!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Breakfast At Tiffanys...Or anywhere!

Everyone knows the iconic scene where Audrey Hepburn stops outside Tiffanys eating a delicious pastry and sipping a take out coffee. Take out breakfast has never looked so fabulous! However, in this economy with our busy schedules it's hard to find time to eat out. So I've created my own take out breakfast for ladys and gents on the run which is almost as good as having breakfast at Tiffanys.

Soya Chai Latte:
  • 1 cup Soya milk (you can also use semi skimmed or almond milk)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cardamon pod
  • half tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla essence
  • 1 tea bag
  • Pour milk and water into a saucepan and heat gently for 1 minute
  • Add the teabag, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar and cardamon pod
  • Boil for 3 minutes using a ladle to add air and froth the latte
  • Use a strainer to pour your latte into a travel mug and you're good to go!
Nigella's Banana Chocolate Muffins:
Ingredients: (makes 12)
  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • 45ml cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees/gas mark 6
  • Mash bananas by hand with a potatoe masher. Whilst mashing add the oil, eggs and sugar
  • Add the flour, bicarb and cocoa to the mixture and beat gently.
  • Spoon the mixture into muffin cases in a muffin tray.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes muffins should be dark and peeking out of their cases.
I hope you find this on-the-go breakfast useful! Not only is it elegant enough for even Audrey but delicious!