25 September 2011

Sugar and spice and all things nice...

I do love checking out vintage shops 'n' sites that I haven't come across before and a couple of weekends ago I visited Molly Sugars Vintage pop up shop in Portobello in Edinburgh. I'd heard about the shop through a friend who'd bumped in to the owner in a nightclub and complimented her dress - it's like real life social networking. If you don't like to talk to people in real life, there's a Molly Sugars Vintage Facebook page, so you can keep it strictly virtual. Plus, there are plans for a Facebook shop if you can't make it the pop up events or if you really seriously don't want to interact with humans. You totally should though - people can be, like, totally nice in real life. No joke. Plus, when it comes to buying clothes (especially vintage), I'm definitely a fan of being able to touch (I'm weird), inspect (for quality) and try on (I'm a pretty special shape) the clothes.

Here's what I picked up:


This sexy pencil/wiggle dress which, despite my aforementioned special shape, looks awesome on! I'll be wearing it 80s style with ankle boots or with some slutty shoes. Brrrrap!



B-E-A-utiful strapless prom style dress with boned, ruched bodice. There's so much fabric in this and it's gorgeous and swooshy. Here's what it looks like with flats and a funny face. It think it's going to look so much better with heels and a non funny face and maybe a skinny belt...


And finally, out of the £3 bargain box this can't-decide-if-it's-so-bad-it's-good-or-just-so-bad batwing beaded top. The beading gives a slightly poncho vibe and, when it's on, I can't help wanting to just keep quickly turning 180 degrees back and forth like a fool. There's a part of me that never really grew up. Llara Pan.

Here's the label - I can't find anything on it other than that it might be a mass fashion producer in India. It might not be. Let's assume it's a totes expensive designer piece...

10 comments:

Sophie - Country girl said...

great buys, you look gorgeous in that swooshy dress x

Helga! said...

Ooo,lovely frocks!!!The first one looks tres sexy,and I adore the pattern and colours of the second!!
I can't be convinced about batwings,but I suspect you could really work that one-once you stop flipping swinging the beads about long enough for a pic!!
XXX

dinoprincesschar said...

very much approve of the floral dress - it looks great on you! :)

Vix said...

That floral frock looks brilliant on you. I can see it with some battered tan boots and a tweed waistcoat working the Indian summer that's apparently on the way.
The first dress is gorgeous, very you.
I'm liking the beading on the last one, great with skinny jeans and thigh boots. x

Please may I? said...

Some great buys! I adore that black dress. The fact it makes you wiggle means it has to be a winner, that and it's gorgeous too!
Very pretty floral dress.

X x

sacramento said...

That dress was made for you Llara. I have never seen so prettier, woooooooooooooooo.
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Alex said...

Someone has an eye for a bargain! I hope I have similar luck at the vintage fair I'm going to in a couple of weeks. I much prefer to try things on too - I don't trust online much, even if they provide perfect measurements you never know what the cut will look like on you.

sacramento said...

I am not in your blogroll, muaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.hehehehe
Besos

sacramento said...

I am now, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Faff said...

Ooooohhh I love the floral one, gorgeous! :)