Sunday, 21 June 2009

'Shopping'

Thanks for your lovely comments on my new banner. I'm really pleased with it, and very pleased that the general concensus is that it is very "me", which is good because that's what I wanted it to be. I thought it was time for a change and I was inspired by "digital scrapbooking" which I found while surfing around the interweb one day! I'm not into scrapbooking myself, digital or otherwise, but I could see the potential with photoshop! The lady up there is a picture i've had on my computer for an age and despite collecting several more corsetty pics, I still find that one to be the most inspiring because it is not only corsetty, but elegantly burlesque too, if there could be such a thing! I'm a sucker for sequins and rhinestones, and the sparkly bits (lipstick and brooch) you can see there, are both Vivienne Westwood designs - she is such an inspiring woman and one of the only couture designers to have 'made it' despite having no formal training. Amazing. The two books are my corset "bibles" I have learned so much about sewing and fitting in general just from those, and the newspaper clipping advertises corsets from "the London Corset Company" which are "all made in Paris" and ofcourse, I am half French.


When not photoshopping, this weekend has been filled with chores, as Mr Marmalade and I are going to Amsterdam for a jolly jaunt with some friends for the next couple of days. Grandma and Grandpa Marmalade are moving in with Jimmy, and so we've been stocking up for them. Find out what's in the bags HERE.


8 comments:

Wendy said...

Julia
Hope you have a great time on your trip...love the banner and your lovely veggie....

Menopausal musing said...

I just clicked on the link to the contents of your shopping bag. I have hated broad beans all my life, but last night we had them from the garden and my other half suggested peeling one and trying one (yet again!). I am now a convert!!. Great Blog.

Gina said...

Have a lovely trip!

summerfete said...

Yes your title is very 'you'
love it

Tracy said...

Enjoy your trip, Julia... wishing you safe, happy travels. Take lots of photos! And the new banner is stunning--it is SO YOU! :o) Happy Days to you all ((HUGS))

Moogsmum said...

Hope you have a lovely time in Amsterdam :-)

Love your new banner - it is just right!

Your veggies are amazing! Mine are all a good month behind... thanks to silly husband sticking his head through a car window when I should have been sowing seeds!!

xxx

The Coffee Lady said...

I love it! I love Westwood too, I remember going round an exhibition of her work at the V&A a few years ago just drooling

handmaiden said...

love the banner, it suits u. have a great time in amsterdam. I spent my last birthday there and althoough very cold we had a great time.