Friday, 4 February 2011

Happiness in magazines.

Last Friday, I took the day off work and headed into London for an exciting day of fun times! I was invited along to the launch of Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration put on by Amelia Gregory (of Amelia's Magazine). It's a gorgeous, stunning book, full of amazing and inspiring illustrations - I'd already gazed at it online and had very nearly bought it already, and after having a flick through it at the party, it is well and truly on my wish list.


I went along for tea and cakes in the afternoon and it was lovely - I nibbled miniature scones, sipped peppermint tea (well - one sip - nope, still not a tea convert) and had a grand old time watching the illustrators at work and catching up with some of my favourite blogging ladies - Ellie from Pretty Much Penniless, Fiona from Save Our Shoes and Carrie from WishWishWish.


I also had an illustration done by Rachel de Ste. Croix aka Precious Little. She's very talented!


Ellie managed to escape my camera so I have represented her here in illustration form, given the theme of the event. It is uncanny. I am 98% sure there were definitely bees.

(I was late because my watch had stopped, and also because I went to get cupcakes)

After the party, I enjoyed an after-dark wander around Shoreditch with Ellie, Carrie and Fi which included a wander around Caravan - basically my dream house in shop form - and a quick dinner in The Breakfast Club. Fi and I also popped back to the Amelia's party to see the evening entertainment - it seemed amazing but it was crazy busy and we were sleepyheads, so we said our goodbyes. I then headed home and explored the goody bag - so generous! I loved reading through the last print issue of Amelia's Magazine on the train, but I think my favourite thing was the Tatty Devine cutlass necklace - amazing!


I wore this dress from Miss Selfridge, which is about three years old. My friend and I call it my Victorian Widow dress because it's so old-fashioned, although actually, it's really quite on-trend at the moment! I do love it, the pleats in the skirt are gorgeous and you know I'm a sucker for a statement collar and polka dots.


I teamed it with a red hat - it was COLD - and this red belt and cardi. The shoes came along, but never made it out of my bag - I did so much walking that it was definitely day for flat boots. Oh - I also wore my new bag from Accessorize which I picked up in the sale for a bargain £7.50! It's so cute and amazingly, big enough for my camera.


Dress - Miss Selfridge
Tights & Shoes - New Look
Bag & Elephant Necklace - Accessorize
Hat & Cameo/Heart Necklace - Topshop

Oh - I also had my hair cut! First time in 3 months - a lot of it is gone. Although it needed it, I miss it!

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16 comments

  1. I think the greatest part of this post is the picture of Ellie. Honestly.

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  2. ELLIE ILLUSTRATION IS UNCANNY!!!!!!!!!

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  3. just before i got to the bit about your hair cut i was thinking to myself - 'wow her hair looks awesome today'! it looks gorgeous!
    x

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  4. HAHAH mega lolz!! LOVE IT. The best representation of me, to date! Thank you for my pretty ms-paint portrait! <3

    This whole post is full of gorgeousness, especially that dress and that hat on you!

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  5. Polkadots and red accessories! Fab!

    P.S. Can't remember if I notified you of this or not, butttt I left you a little blog award in this post: http://betteontoast.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-post-is-just-way-too-long.html

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  6. You are talented in ms paint girl! Love it haha. I also have that dress, it's one of my faves but now it's a bit too big on me grrr. I love the collar on it.

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  7. Amazing! I really love your dress and am super jealous of the red accessories, I was going to get that hat but I never got round to it, I wish I had now!

    Maria xxx

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  8. Ahahaha, that illustration of Ellie is genius.

    So jealous of all you London bloggers and all these amazing events you get invited to.

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  9. Love the matchy matchy Sarah! The hat looks ace with your super shiny hair xx

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  10. this looked like such a wonderful, girly, dreamy event! awwww :) great goody bag too, you lucky lass. you look wonderful as ever - can I steal all your lovely dresses, please? xx

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  11. Looks like so much fun! I wish I could've made it: I had my invite and everything!
    Hehe, love the illustration of Ellie. Really looks like her.

    Your dress looks perfect. Love all the red in the look.

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  12. Oh man, this looks so good! The goodie bag looks especially amazing with the cutlass necklace :D To be honest though, your illustration of Ellie has totally stolen the show, c'est magnifique!

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  13. I REALLY love that red bag!

    Ayeisha
    x

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  14. I've got that dress! Although (confession time), I've NEVER worn it..! It's a size or so too big, & just doesn't look right on me. But I love it nonethless, so have never managed to get rid of it (who am I kidding, I don't get rid of anything. At all. Ever)

    I am seriously tempted now though to go & dig it out & try it with some red accessories, a la you! Because you look damn good missy.. Would you be offended or flattered if I took a leaf out of your book & tried a similar way to wear that dress..? Although now I'm annoyed because I'm realising I don't have all that much red anything in my possession..

    Anyway, this has turned into a super-long comment, about not much at all - so, bye!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  15. Wow this looks like an amazing event, I love the illustration of you and all the details they used. Also, best goodybag ever! I need to hunt down Amelias magazine. And I love it when you find something in the wardrobe that happens to be so this season, aren't you glad you kept the dress!

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  16. That is an UNCANNY picture of Ellie. You didn't need a photo at all!

    You looked rpetty: I like your dress. And I love that picture of Fi!

    ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

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