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More Chappishness, chocs & vintage galore

Dear readers, I’m not feeling terribly well today. But a few things have cheered me up immensely!

Firstly, I was delighted to discover that I made it onto the national news in a video about the 2009 Chap Olympiad, not appearing merely once, but twice! I’m right at the beginning, and again watching an event with own chap about a minute in. Have a look!

It captures the spirit of it rather well I thought!

While at the Olympiad, I was lucky enough to receive a belated birthday present from my very good friend Sophie Jonas, the creator and head chocolatier of There May Be Truffles Ahead, her recently started confectionery business. The gift was, as you may imagine, a selection of her finest chocs, and they were devoured rather quickly over the last few days. But I have to say, that is any of you Brits out there are looking for unique, and not to mention delicious, gifts or wedding favours, do get in touch with Sophie, I’ve never tasted such gorgeous sweets. And I have eaten a lot of sweets in my time!

Finally, before I go and relax with a cup of tea and my libarary book pile, a few vintage clothing insider tips for you.

I referred to Vintage Secret in my last entry, because I styled owner Naomi’s hair for the Olympiad, but I also met the wonderful Katie, who handles their PR, at Hep Cats Holiday. I have just been informed that VS’s new Summer 2009 collection is now available for viewing on the website. Vintage Secret have been featured by some of the biggest newspapers and magazines in the country, and, having visited Naomi’s boudoir myself, I can vouch for the incredible array of outfits and homewares that she has on offer, not to mention the five-star treatment that any potential VS buyer will undergo upon her (or his!) visit. I’m going to be going as a prospective buyer myself soon, with a few of my vintage friends and I can’t wait! I just adore the colour of this 50s day dress:

How I wish it was my size! Vintage secret are also starting to do crockery hire as well, providing matched sets for 4 people up to 14, with mixed sets for up to 100 people. Then there is the new styling service, where VS bring the tea party to you. How incredibly civilised!

Another rather exciting new website is Frau Braun, the launch party for which, I have been invited to next week. The interesting thing about Frau Braun is the way the clothes are modelled, all are self-taken photographs by ‘real women’ and it definitely makes for a fun browsing experience. Do have a look, and I will report back after the launch party!

Yours, as ever,

Fleur xx

(Trying not to crack up… notice the terrible chalkboard writing!)


The Glamorous Housewife

Oh my goodness I adore that turquoise dress! I hope you are feeling better soon, I know it sucks to be under the weather. So take it easy and have a nice bowl of chicken soup.


I would have been there! And I love the accent of British, I think just having that accent make them so elegant!
As always I love your outfit, I am trying to sew one dress that I saw in your blogg…but it has been quite difficult for me =(
Ah!! and that 50's dress is SO ADORABLE!!!

Bettie Booh

Indeed, Ive been drooling over the gorgeous hairdos since I printed it.

I guess this means Im all out of excuses for not doing my hair in the mornings =)

Shrinky Inky

how absolutely fun that looks! And you look lovely Fleur – your chap is very handsome indeed!

The British even make silly fun look charming!

Andi B. Goode

I hope you feel better soon, Fleur!
I thought that the Chap Olympiad looked like fun, before, but now having watched that video I can see it's the exact sort of thing I would love to attend!
And that dress truly is gorgeous!

Adorably Bitter

"True English eccentric…" It seems like an amazing event. And you looked like out of a magazine, really. Love your blog, never thought vintage could be a lifestyle to such an extent. You'll be seeing more of me lurking on your pages from now on.

Princesse Audrey

Hello !
I'm a french girl so excuse me please if my english is not very good.
I discovered your blog two weeks ago through a french blog, A girl anachronism.
I just wanted to tell you how much I admire you, your life style, your elegance, your beauty.
I maybe sound like a stalker but I haven't enough vocabulary to express what I want to mean, I'm sorry.
But thank you for your beautiful blog and the inspiration it brings.


Oh, my God, you look absolutely gorgeous, like you were some famous actress making a cameo into a mass scene of a movie: you just steal the show, honey! I would have killed to be attending such an event, it looks like everyone was having lots of fun! Can you introduce me to the man with the monocle? I always wanted to know someone who actually wears it!
Oh, and please, eat one of those sweets for me!

monkey toes

oh my, i love the teal flowery dress… i got the one with the same design.. but the color is brown.. think i have to post in my blog later :P.. u know wat,, u got a cool and unique blog… keep up good works.. i wish i can swap links with u..*would u? 😀



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