Vintage Glamour

...inspired by Grace Kelly

The sun peeped it's head out today, so it was a great day to venture around our new surroundings. The building behind me is Stoneyhurst College a famous private school close by. It has educated many famous writers, actors, politicians, even prime ministers. I would love for Scarlett to go one day, but as you can imagine it is not cheap!

With the new Nicole Kidman film, Grace of Monaco,based on the life of Grace Kelly,  premiering in Cannes this month, I was inspired to go vintage. I wore my new fifties style Emily and Fin Isobel ice-cream dress with Dune sandals and a stunning classic A stunning classic vintage hair comb c/o Glitzy secrets, a fab online website with an amazing selection of very bling jewellery and hair accessories.

For anyone who doesn't know (shame on you!) Grace Kelly was a famous Hollywood actress who married the prince of Monaco, hence becoming Princess Grace of Monaco. Nicole Kidman's film is about to be released showing her life story through to her tragic death in 1982. Her look is timeless. She oozes sophistication, elegance and beauty. I love her feminine, girly look with a heavy splash of glamour.

I am not normally one for spending time on my hair, but I just couldn't let this amazing hair comb be lost in my hair. I looked into Grace Kelly classic look and attempted to create it.

Ophs, think my back caught the sun! Nice sun marks


vintage sparkle hair comb 
This glamorous, glitzy comb shimmered in the sunshine. It would be a fantastic hair accessory for a bride. Grab a second and take a nosey through the Glitzy secrets website. It is a bride's dream. A massive selection of statement hair pieces and jewellery. The prices are more than reasonable, many bridal shops take full advantage of the fact you are getting married and charge crazy prices! I really loved the selection of head bands, they super girly and fun.

My pert boobs c/o Bye Bra

I decided against wearing a bra and opted for something totally new for me. It is  called "bra tape" by a Dutch company called Bye Bra. The idea is not only that you can avoid the dis comfort of wearing a bra and having to deal with straps and lines, but it very cleverly lifts and shapes your breast. Almost like a cheating DIY boob lift! It is made of a self adhesive foil which you apply over the breast and literally lift your boob up. It's not uncomfortable, in fact you can't feel it at all. You get around 8 in a packet and you throw each one away after use, although I think you could get a couple of goes.

Isobel dress

How much am I in love with this dress? it is by my new brand obsession Emily and Fin a vintage inspired brand with an epic range of fifties style, glamour dresses. I just adore this A-line dress. It is so flattering with a nipped waist band it creates a real hour glass shape. The ice-cream print just makes that tweeny bit more delicious! This is a must for summer, it is ideal for any party, wedding, christening. It is so bright and floaty you simply cannot fall in love with it.

My best friend

I can't wait to see the film. Hollywood glamour, Monaco, royalty...sounds like my kind of film!


  1. These are the absolute sweetest photographs! That dress is a perfect mixture of a classic silhouette with a modern print, I love it.
    Raissa | The Leather Fanny Pack

  2. Thank you so much for your kind comments:-) xxx

  3. Great review about the Bye Bra. Handy adhesive breast lifts for every backless dress ;).


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