16 April 2011

Flea my pretties, flea!

So, technically, I know it's "Fly my pretties, fly!" But this post's about a flea market trip. D'you see what I did there. God, I should work in Marketing or something. 

Yes, my local hall has started hosting a monthly (I think!), flea market. They do all sorts of other stuff at the hall  (art fairs, exhibitions, drama-y stuff etc) and, thus far, whenever I've popped in, the flea market's been pretty decent. I didn't buy anything last time I was there but here are today's goodies...

Super cute little picture on a sort of brushed metal. Weird but good. And only a quid.

A purdy dress making pattern for 25p. This'll be great when I finally pull my finger out my ass and start the dress making again. It WILL happen people!

An Alan Rodin (nope, me either and I can't find anything other than expired eBay listings and an Avengers obsessed blog when I Google him either) skirt - based on the only stuff I can find on him, it looks likely it's maybe from the 70s?? If anyone knows anything more I'd love to hear it! I'm always intrigued to hear where/when random brands came from! The skirt is midi-tastic and will be great with some heels, a waisted belt and some coloured tights. It was £4, bartered down from £5. Yay!

And finally. Morticia Addams, eat your 1970's polyester heart out. This thing is freaking awesome! £3 for a full length piece of shiny amazingness. It's hard to see from the picture (and the black really wasn't up for letting me picture it any better either) but the sleeves split open at the shoulder and drape down the front and back of the arm. The waist is super nipped and the skirt full enough to flow over even my pear shaped arse. Look at the wiggly movement even in the picture. The only odd thing is that it has a weird high neck that's almost constricting - maybe it was some kinda fetishy thing. Anyway, I may adjust the neckline. It's by Frank Usher, who I'd already heard of. His website seems to be jammed with naff bridesmaid type dresses now. Shame.
Thank fuck it's tea time. I'm starving!

8 comments:

sacramento said...

aHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am soooooooooooo jalous. Loving that skirt and dress.ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Alex said...

Oh SCORE on the Frank Usher dress! I do believe an outfit post is called for...

I rather like the little picture too. Reminds me of the Victoria Plum illustrations.

Sophie - Country girl said...

the skirt and dress are great, you found some great items.
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giddynici said...

That picture is so sweet. Great finds. x

Vicki said...

Ive been making a dress for a like a year now! i keep doing a little bit then setting it aside.. must finish it!! lol :) x

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooooh - PLEASE model the Morticia for us Llara!!!

Sarah xxx

Pearl Westwood said...

Great haul! Look forwards to seeing the Usher dress - your right the line is a bit cheesy these days but in the 80s it was awsome Ive got a few vintage pieces which are ace.

Helga! said...

Ooo,some lovely pieces,but that Morticia frock??!! You better model that puppy,babay!
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