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Favourite pins: April

My favourite pins this month. You can see my boards at http://www.pinterest.com/jennyvintage/boards/

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Verameat

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 VeraMeat, a little boutique I strolled into on a Sunday in Williamsburg, offers some of the most distinctive and beautiful jewellery I have ever seen. Its designer, Ukraine-born Vera Balyura, has created a range apparently inspired by (among other things) travel, maritime sagas and anatomical structures. I think it’s the latter I love the most – the brain and pelvis stand out as particularly great pendants, and I like things that are supposed to be ugly.

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 VeraMeat sprung out of the East Village and now has shops across the US but the pieces, crafted from silver and gold, are still made in New York.

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The prices are pretty reasonable, although while admiring everything in the shop I struggled to part with my cash (probably because the dollars just made it sound like loads of money). They range from $48 for some rings and $68 for some necklaces to hundreds – in some cases thousands – for the top pieces. I think I’ll have to get something online soon.

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The Bambi top – am I too old for this?

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I wore my new Bambi top from Primark yesterday and when I found myself at a swing park it was obviously iPhone time. I played here as a child and the seesaw is almost as big and scary as I remember it. I felt about eight again when I nearly fell off.

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Just about squeezing my hips into the swing…

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I’m wearing:

Bambi t-shirt – Primark

Miniskirt – Internacionale

Boots – Asos Marketplace

Bag – Ollie Vee’s Vintage Emporium, Leighton Buzzard

Elephant pendant – Accessorize

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Tea on the lawn

Tea on the lawn
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The tartan cape

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We went for a stroll on Sunday morning before I took my guided tour at Bletchley Park in the afternoon and it was almost spring! With the weather warm enough to leave my furry coat at home I thought I’d break out this great yellow tartan cape coat I bought a couple of years back from Ollie Vee’s in Leighton Buzzard. I think it’s sixties and it’s in brilliant condition. My polka dot dress was a hand-me-down from my good friend Ayesha, originally from H&M.

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What I’m wearing:

Vintage tartan cape – Ollie Vee’s Vintage Emporium, Leighton Buzzard

Dress – H&M

Belt – charity shop

Brogues – Pied A Terre

Rings – New Look

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Margaret Thatcher: the style of the Iron Lady

A great gallery on the style of the Iron Lady by the brilliant blog Citizens of Fashion…

the CITIZENS of FASHION

The world will remember Baroness Margaret Thatcher, the former prime minister who died today at age 87, as the tough-as-nails “Iron Lady.” But for us fashion lovers, she will also be remembered for her signature style, which rarely varied over the course of her political career.

Thatcher was known for her conservative skirt suits, which she paired with a variety of silky blouses. “I’m always safe in it,” she once said of her classic ensemble. She was fond of pearls, wearing them as earrings, necklaces or brooches.

But her most famous accessory of all was her black leather handbag. Thatcher had many versions, including a boxy Asprey style that was auctioned off for $39,800 at Christie’s in 2011. (The then-prime minster reportedly brought the Asprey bag to several key state meetings in the 1980s, including sit-downs with Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev.)

–   text by huffingtonpost.com

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