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Sun, 18th Mar 2012 - LATEST POSTS :-
WELCOME...
This once or twice weekly fashion journal is all about what celebrities should, and shouldn't, be wearing...good taste is simply everything !!
The aim of this journal is to give a much more in depth look at the major red carpet events. Unlike some other sites, there is minimal advertising and much more content - expect photo-heavy posts with fascinating details and interesting snippets of information - I usually go much further than your average fashion blog !!
So do come and join in the lively discussions about the awful things some stars choose to wear, the best and worst dresses, and my red carpet predictions from the runway shows.

There may also be various other intermittent posts:-
"Freak of the Week",  "Shoe Shocks", "Awful Wedding Dresses" and various other random goodies, as and when I discover them in my foraging down the back of the Internet !

So you are all very welcome to come and read and maybe join the discussion...


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Mon, 10th Nov 2014 - Christmas Is Coming...

CHRISTMAS IS COMING...

My Etsy shop is up and running now, and the prices are pretty reasonable I think - and most importantly, I can also send anything to anywhere in  the world !! So come and see some of the brilliant seasonal goodies that have landed on my Etsy page this weekend:-

For starters, this 1970s Christmas tree brooch by Beatrix Jewels, signed 'BJ' -  for the princely sum of £10 only - in my Etsy shop:-

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Here's the link to this listing:-

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/210354729/bj-1970s-goldtone-enamelled-christmas?ref=shop_home_active_1

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MAD MEN STYLE :-
LOTS OF BIG BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE 1960S BROOCHES AND COLLAR NECKLACES:-

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'Satin Petals' by Sarah Coventry - 1966

So what have I been up to during my week off in November ? Well, my Etsy Shop has had a big boost with lots and lots of new items up for sale - come and see my newest vintage lovelies...starting with 3 absolutely choice brooches - as seen being worn by the utterly inimitable Joan on 'Mad Men' :-

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Wed, 22nd Oct 2014 - RIP Oscar de la Renta
R.I.P. OSCAR...

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22nd JULY 1932 - 20th OCTOBER 2014
So one of my very favourite red carpet designers has died - Oscar de la Renta finally lost his battle with cancer after fighting a very long time indeed. He was first diagnosed back in 2006, and when he was asked in an interview about it shortly afterwards, this is what he said :-

"Yes, I had cancer. Right now, I am totally clean. The only realities in life are that you are born, and that you die. We always think we are going to live forever. The dying aspect we will never accept. The one thing about having this kind of warning is how you appreciate every single day of life"

He was one of my red carpet heroes, always dressing the stars in the best colours and most flattering shapes specifically for them - above all else, this was his primary concern, and the main reason why he was so popular for over fifty years. You know - so many other designers create collections of clothes in order to express their own creativity, however crazy, but Oscar had a passion for dressing women in order to make them feel spectacularly good - about their bodies, and about themselves - and this is what sets him apart from almost every other fashion designer throughout his lengthy career.

By way of my own little tribute, I thought I'd look at some of the best red carpet dresses I have chosen from his collections during the relatively short time this blog has been up and running, to remember just why I love his work so much:-

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Thu, 16th Oct 2014 - Etsy Shop launch !!

WELCOME TO MY NEW ETSY SHOP !!

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Beautiful, big & bold Gold-tone Leaf Brooch by ‘Monet’ from the 1980s !!

Yes – I have decided to open a new shop in Etsy selling the very best of my vintage jewellery collection !

My liking for vintage jewellery has developed gradually over many years. First came the passion for designing and making my own jewellery, which I have been doing for years and years, and then that developed into a taste for sourcing vintage beads and findings – then I discovered e-Bay...

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Sun, 21st Sep 2014 - Travels in Italy

NAPLES : A WEEK IN THE AMALFI REGION

Last week, my husband Adam and I, accompanied by our good friend Russ (another Ancient Roman enthusiast) set off for our week in the Amalfi Region of southern Italy – and anyone who has been there themselves will know of course, what an absolute treat that is – and what a hotbed of Ancient Roman treasures there are there !!

So, if you’re partial to a bit of Ancient Roman stuff, than read on – and come and say hello – I love to meet any readers, especially if you’re new to this journal. If you’re bored by the thought of museums and ancient history, then stop reading now, for you will be climbing the walls by the end !! This is Part 1 - there will be another 4 parts !!

Here's the link to my new WordPress journal:-

http://wendysrandomscribblings.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/naples-day-1-naples-museum/#more-594

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Sat, 20th Sep 2014

MIXED LOTS OF JUNK JEWELLERY FOR SALE !!

My latest items for sale on e-bay uk are mostly the result of me having a bit of a clear-out – some mixed lots of bits and bobs, mostly perfectly wearable, some good for children to wear or play dressing-up games with.

Here are the best :-

1. 5 X LUCITE PLASTIC NECKLACES – 1950s

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This is a small selection of very pretty necklaces from the 50s & 60s, in pale pearly colours, which makes me think this is Lucite, a popular form of plastic used back then. I have photographed them on a variety of colours, well suited to the colours of each necklace, both together like this and individually, as I firmly believe that giving people the visual enticement helps potential buyers make up their mind – it seems to work pretty well !!

I like these necklaces even though they are unashamedly plastic, and very lightweight – they are very pretty, and summery, even the darker colours.

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Tue, 26th Aug 2014
COUTURE COLLECTIONS HOLD-UP !!

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Sadly my computer has executed a superb crash & burn maneouvre, which means that all my photos from the Couture Collections have been lost - for the time being anyway !! I will be taking the whole thing back to the Audio/TV Dept at work where the Tech Elves can examine it and hopefully bring it back to life. In the meantime, until then, I am having to use my laptop, which does have an alarming tendency to overheat every so often and display the orange screen of death. So I will be putting the Couture Collections onto the back burner for now, and hopefully come back to them when I get my computer back, probably after our week in Italy next week. I am hopeful that my docs, pics and other sundry files can be saved, because there was an awful lot of stuff in there.

Boo !!...
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AUTUMN 2014 COUTURE

The Autumn/Winter Couture Collections were shown last month in Paris and New York - so I decided to have a good look at them before the Autumn really sets in. For some designers, I am going to be writing an individual post - the main red carpet favourites: Armani Privé, Atelier Versace, Chanel, Dior etc, and then the rest I will cover at the end, in a multiple post.

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Fri, 15th Aug 2014 - Teen Choice Awards 2014
TEEN CHOICE AWARDS 2014

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MOST INTERESTING FASHION STATEMENTS
(& THE ONES THAT PERHAPS SHOULD HAVE STAYED HOME !!)


The Annual Whack-fest that is the Teen Choice Awards happened in Hollywood on Sunday evening, and as usual, there were simply dozens of the trendiest,  and most fashion-forward Hollywood hot young things taking all kinds of wonderful risks on the red carpet, and thus moving the whole "red carpet fashion" thing forward a notch or two at the same time. Don't expect to like all my choices  - I love a risk-taker on the whole, because, in my opinion, it's a good thing for red carpet fashion generally to have them in the forefront of things - keeps us all on our toes, don't you think ?!!

You can expect lots of hot sizzling colours, lots of skin on show and lots of really youthful fashion !! New red carpet trends include shorts and play-suits (in the manner of the hot pants of the 70s, so there's nothing new really !!), lots of funky shoes, lots of neon colours, and lots and lots of attitude !!
Oh yes, and the red carpet is blue...
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RESORT COLLECTIONS 2015

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MARC JACOBS - ZAC POSEN

Part 2 of my look at the Resort Collections for 2015 starts with Marc Jacobs, and works through many of my favourite red carpet designers - Marchesa, Monique L'Huillier, Naeem Khan, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Pamella Roland, Prabal Gurung, Ralph Lauren, Reem Acra, Tadashi Shoji, Vionnet and that master of the hourglass figure, Zac Posen !! This is a real roll-call for evening-wear designers from all the major four fashion centres, so popular has the notion of a Resort Collection become. Soon we'll just call it what it is - a Winter Collection. I think it's about time we renamed the four seasons what they are - Spring, Summer, Autumn or Fall, and Winter - after all, how many people really go on a holiday every year over the winter months? Why is it called 'Resort' in this day and age? The whole thing is a teensy bit daft, don't you think ?!!
Anyway, do come and see what I have picked for the red carpet next Winter.

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Wed, 25th Jun 2014 - Royal Ascot 2014
ROYAL ASCOT 2014



THE BEST & MOST IMAGINATIVE HATS !!

After all the excitement of Royal Ascot last week - well, for fashion aficionados like me anyway - here is my long list of the very best hats and outfits of the week. So, if you are about to attend a wedding where hats will be worn, and you are dreading it, then come and take a look at some of the best dressed women in the country do it. Remember, this isn't Aintree - here, the posh totty get blotto on the best champagne...

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Sun, 22nd Jun 2014 - Royal Ascot 2014
ROYAL ASCOT 2014

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WHAT THE QUEEN WORE !!

Royal Ascot has been in progress just this last week, and as usual, there were all manner of beautiful outfits to be seen, and of course, many fun and crazy hats in attendance - so many that I have had to divide them into colour sections !!

Firstly though, I thought I'd do a short post and look at what the Queen wore to this most royal of annual sporting events...

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Fri, 20th Jun 2014 - Resort 2015
RESORT COLLECTIONS 2015
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ALBERTA FERRETTI - JENNY PACKHAM

The Resort Collections for 2015 have been showing all over the place during the last month or so - in New York, London, Paris and Milan, they have been holding shows in various forms, mainly photo-shoots, small-scale runway shows, and quite a few launch parties for good measure !! I decided to catch up on the best of the red carpet evening-wear and cocktail/party-wear for the coming season, for your perusal - so this is Part 1, including collection highlights from Alberta Ferretti, Badgley Mischka, Bibhu Mohapatra, Carolina Herrera, Chanel (shown above), Dior, Elie Saab, Erdem, Jenny Packham, and a few other relatively new and interesting names - so let's see who wears what from this little lot...
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Mon, 9th Jun 2014 - AMFAR GALA BALL 2014
CINEMA AGAINST AIDS : AMFAR GALA 2014

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HÓTEL DU CAP EDEN ROC, CAP D'ANTIBES

Catching up on the rest of the Cannes Film Festival 2014, here are my Top 20 Best and Worst Dressed picks of the evening. This was held at the superbly ostentatious Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, in the Cap d'Antibes, just down the coast from Cannes, in the South of France...
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Fri, 30th May 2014
BRILLIANT NEW 1980s GOLD-PLATED & ENAMEL SETS AND NECKLACES

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SALE No 1 : 20 ITEMS

Come and see my newest lot of jewellery items for sale over at e-Bay now that their new rules for listings have come into force. The new rule is your first 20 items listed for free, no matter what their starting price may be  - after that you start paying !!
Plenty of people are objecting like mad that their 'first 100 x 99p items listed for free' facility has been taken away, but for me it means that there will be much less cheap stuff cluttering up the listings - and there was plenty of cheap stuff, let me tell you. Now people are listing those items as mixed lots instead, and the general quality of items for sale will go up, and for me anyway, that will be a good thing !!

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Fri, 30th May 2014 - Cannes - Day 7-8
67th FILM FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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DAYS 7 - 8 : 3 PREMIÈRES

This will be my last post for about ten days as I'm off to Cornwall for my annual holiday with my Mum - her native land, Cornwall, and as she is the last of her family left now, it's a regular trip I try to take every year with her - for her, it's going home. Therefore, Cannes will have to take a bit of a back-seat for just over a week. For now, I am taking a look at days 7 and 8 : three premières and loads of marvellous dresses !!

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Mon, 26th May 2014 - Cannes - Day 5-6
67th FILM FESTIVAL DE CANNES

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DAYS 5-6 : 3 PREMIÈRES
Days 5-6 involved three quite big screenings in terms of red carpet activity, over in the South of France last week - so here are my choices for those three films:-

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Sun, 25th May 2014 - Cannes 2014 - Day 2-4
67th FILM FESTIVAL DU CANNES - 2014

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DAYS 2-3 : 4 PREMIÈRES

Here we are then with the next four premières shown at Cannes over the last ten days - lots of stars and of course, lots of great dresses...
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Wed, 21st May 2014 - BAFTA TV Awards 2014
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2014

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TOP TWENTY BEST DRESSED STARS !!
During this busy fashion week, what with the goings on at Cannes, our own Chelsea Flower Show getting under way, and the Billboard Music Awards taking place over the pond, we had our own little red carpet event here in London - so I have decided to cover that instead of the BMIs, as they are on my own turf, so to speak !!

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