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This is me, thinking I’m all 70s because I bought a vintage shirt and tried going for Farrah Fawcett-esque hair.  (And failed).  Are dungarees 70s-ish?  I feel like they would be if they were flares, but they’re not, so I failed there too.  I’ve all round failed at being remotely ‘vintage’, basically.  The long pointy collar is my only gesture.  But let’s just ignore that fact, shall we, ’cause I’m gonna ramble on about vintage stuff anyway.

I spent an hour or so today in the college library rifling through fashion books for research for my textiles personal study, and I’ve rediscovered my love for it all.  Felt very vintage myself just for actually flicking through books and photocopying pages tbh.  Pinterest – what’s that again?  I’d almost forgotten what it’s like to use actual pages for inspiration.  Picking up a book and not knowing what you’ll come across seemed much more inspiring than searching for one particular thing online.  Funny how we don’t realise the things that are (literally) at our fingertips sometimes.  I’m researching the history of women’s underwear and its influence on fashion, which I interpreted as ‘flick through the fashion books looking for pics of bras and knickers and get distracted by everything else’.

I decided I’d quite like to become Brigitte Bardot, with a hint of Marilyn.  I had a good nosy at all the trends that have resurfaced in full force this year (looking at you, 70s) and the ones that need to make a comeback soon (50s nipped in waists – LOVE).  I also decided that ‘old-fashioned’ names are so lovely and I’d 100% give my kid one now.  ‘Josephine’ was a contender for my middle name apparently, then my parents chose to be mainstream and go for a standard ‘Kate’.  One of 3 middle names that erm, everyone, has.  Seriously though, who doesn’t know someone with Kate, Jane or Louise as a middle name?



Now I should probably cut short my witterings about my vintage revelations and go stick those photocopied photos in my bloody book.  See ya.

lily kate x

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  • Reply
    8th December 2015 at 11:46 pm

    love your outfit,you look awesome! Fab post and so well written,i loved it.So funny about the middle names,i am still laughing as mine is Louise lol xx

    • Reply
      lily kate
      9th December 2015 at 5:39 pm

      Yay glad you liked it! Haha what a guess ;D

  • Reply
    Bash Harry
    9th December 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Oh you look gorgeous! I love that the 70s is going back in style, it looks absolutely amazing!

    I love your funny notions about middle names. Technically, Bash is my middle name! Well…Bash is the nickname of my middle name that I use as my first name. My real ‘first’ name is ‘Siti’ which is a very traditional Malay name which means ‘Lady’

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin’


    • Reply
      lily kate
      9th December 2015 at 6:00 pm

      Thank you Bash my lady! 😉
      I know a few people who use their middle names! Siti sounds so cute too!

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    9th December 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I definitely lean more towards BB than MM. I think the shirt is great too. Rather festive and Christmassy. What kind of old fashioned names do you like? I read in a book (whilst I was pregnant) that the combination of “R” plus consonant are old fashioned. For example, Gertrude. My dad is called Arthur and my husband’s dad, Bernard. They are old, so maybe the book is right. It went on to say that you can update an old name by giving it an -en/-in/-an ending or changing the spelling, by adding a cool letter like “y” to make it a girl’s name. It is quite funny really. We joked about having a girl called “Robyrt” for a while.

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      lily kate
      9th December 2015 at 6:12 pm

      I think I would lean the same way if pushed to choose too – love BB.
      Never heard any theories about what makes an old fashioned name before! I basically really like all the names in my family tree – my nana had 17 brothers and sisters so plenty to go at. June, Kitty, Winnie, Josephine, Norah, Edith, Mary, I could go on!
      I love both your girls’ names – old fashioned or not. 😛

  • Reply
    samizo kouhei
    9th December 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Great Mario cosplay ! 🙂

    • Reply
      lily kate
      9th December 2015 at 6:14 pm

      Unintentionally channeling Mario, well done me!

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