Thursday, 23 September 2010
Well Biba and I got acquainted I looked, touched and examined the clothes...and to be honest I was not impressed at all - it would seem Ms Hulanicki has passed all design to House of Fraser who own the range now leaving me with a bad taste in my mouth and the clothing uninspiring to say the least.
The velvet dress, as per my last post....lovely idea but for £120 of my hard earned money, the quality was not up to scratch :-( and the back of that dress is all open - flashing a fair bit of back! well that was a surprise! :-) if it were a little cheaper I could be tempted perhaps...
Well RIP Biba, Im holding out for the perfect vintage Biba dress! :-)
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Well I know the romance lies in the polaroid itself, and this is cheating big time! but do you want to make your digital photos look like old polaroid film?
Yes! Yes! I hear you say....well try this cute little application from the polaroid company that works quite nicely...I just want to add scribblings to the white panel at the bottom of these fake polaroids, for real authenticity - I love seeing writing on that little panel but it won't let me...maybe I should do it in photoshop...
And check out this picture of me before and after the application was used....just remember as you use the application it takes a few secs/minutes or the photo to develop in front of you eyes! (just like a real polaroid!)
Not bad for such an application...hey? now if only I wasn't so technologically challenged or broke from spending my pennies on vintage dresses, as maybe I should look into an iphone investment as I have seen some lovely photography applications that age and fuzz photos, giving them a warm older quality...as I get bored of photoshop...this might be an easy option to age my pics? Haha or I could just dust off the 1970s polaroid camera sat on top of my wardrobe?!
Here in the UK one of our high street department stores have relaunched Biba, hmmm not keen on the idea but am going to give it a chance, so will pop to the shop in question - House of Fraser . To be honest I'm ready to be disappointed bringing such an iconic label to the masses already disappoints me, we're no longer in 1966 and many people won't realise the history and prestige this label holds...surely now it's going to be cheaply made, mass produced more imitations. Ok, be positive give it a chance, Christina...I have never been able to get a original piece of Biba yet, but I will! :-)
On a better note the model they chose to front Biba - I love her! Daisy Lowe, gorgeous! and a quick look at the range on line, I have my eye on one item at least a full length black velvet dress...will report more when I come back from the shops! x
Look at that black dress Daisy is wearing....wooooo, how lovely!
Monday, 6 September 2010
Speak soon x ps check out Pattie with a Beatles record in her hand, love it!!
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