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Thank you all! And big modelling news!

The response to my little video tutorial has been phenomenal, I am so, so glad that you all liked it! I haven’t had any negative comments, only some good, constructive criticism, so I am really glad. Not to mention slightly overwhelmed! The next one will be even better I hope. The only problem… I can’t for the life of me find my rat! I hope one of the cats hasn’t dragged it off somewhere, or flipped it into the dusty depths under the fridge or anything. Will have a search as I need it for this weekend, not to mention for my next video!

We’re currently having a heatwave here in the UK, and it’s hard to stay cool in a country that hasn’t embraced air-conditioning. My office has, luckily, but it just makes it worse when one steps outside. It feels like standing in front of a heater, blowing stinky London air at you! I actually was deliberately late for work today, as I had to catch an air-conditioned train rather than my usual one. OK, there are *earlier* ones too, but I get little enough beauty sleep as it is! Haha. And let’s not talk about the London Underground, hundreds of sweaty commuters packed on non air-conditioned, barely ventilated trains…. urgh!

This is me today, I haven’t done my hair in Victory Rolls for ages, over a month, and as such was dreadfully out of practice. This may have had something to do with the aforementioned lateness, of course, but shhh! I decided to spare my real vintage from my *ahem* glow, by wearing one of my brand new peasant tops. I do love it when the shops come out with such quintessentially vintage items, even if they don’t last long due to the poor quality. But here I am in it, and I hope you are all doing well on this hot and sunny Wednesday.

I’m wearing it with a cobalt blue, 8-gored skirt I had made by Top Runway on eBay and my 1920s mah-jong tile bracelet. And my old, battered white Remix pleated toe sandals (unsurprisingly not shown!).

Also! I am on the What Katie Did website modelling their brand new gingham sunsuit! I tried on the sample that Katie had at last November’s Rhythm Riot, and subsequently shot some pictures in it, but I didn’t know that they would use them, I’m so chuffed!

Go and have a look at the new sunsuit, they’re selling these off at sample prices as they have small leg openings, but there’s bound to be plenty of ladies out there with slender thighs! Mine is an even earlier sample, and was deemed to be too long in the body, which is why it fitted me, Miss Giant Torso, properly! I got to keep the suit, too for the same reason, it wouldn’t fit most other people!

Photo by Mr Tony Nylons, as always!

Being on What Katie Did is a really big deal as a vintage model, I really feel like I have ‘made it’ now! I know I was on the postcards, but this is even more ‘official’. YIPPEE!

Glowingly yours,

Fleur xx



oh, its that hot here in sweden to… phu! i need to go bathing after work or something…
and congrats to the wkd photos, you look absolutely fabulous!


Great news!

I don't suppose you could you tell me what brand/shade of red lippy you use? I'm having a nightmare finding something that looks right!



Wow!!! You've hit the big time now. As soon as I saw it I recognised you. Congratulations!

Andi B. Goode

If only I had slender thighs! Haha. Congrats on getting your photos used – that's awesome! You look stunning.
Oh, I wish Australia's heatwaves were like England's (but then we might have colder winters. Brrr).
-Andi B. Goode x


hey lady,
i just read your tweet but i don't think you follow me (and i'm not public, so you can't see my @ reply)
if you add rubbing alcohol to it, it will blend together! hope that helps!

esme and the lane way

Oh, that's fantastic! Well done!

I hope you find your rat soon 😀 My cat is obsessed with mine too – something in the name, perhaps!

You look lovely even in the heat. I remember the tube in summer – yep, a bit warm!


The sunsuit is gorgeous on you and congratulations for getting onto the What Katie Did website/catalogue! I'm so pleased for you and jealous at the same time!! 😉


I found your blog yesterday and I love it! Saw the gypsy-top and remembered seeing one like it here in norway a few weeks ago. I had to go back to the shop to buy it today. It's blue and white and puuurfect! Thanks for the tip! I'll wear mine with some highwaisted capris me thinks! You look lovely!


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