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Marvellous Millinery

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Marvellous Millinery

It's been a weird old year... but I still managed to find another amazing #smallbusiness to align myself with! I knew of Isabella Josie because she makes awesome #wiredheadwraps that are easy to wear and can be worn lots of different ways. What I didn't know is how clever and crafty she really is!  We started chatting and I mentioned how I really wanted some #1940s inspired hats. I had seen one particular image from #Vogue which I fell in love with...    Not ever really expecting for her to turn around and say 'sure thing'!! Here we are on the verge...

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Vintage Feel Good

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Vintage Feel Good

  This is Dawn Gracie... whom among many other things has become a good friend.  Dawn was my official ribbon cutter for my shop's grand opening in Horsham (NOW ARUNDEL) back in 2016! Which was just after her first #vintageweekender that I traded at (and have done so ever since) which I will continue to do until she tells me to bog off.. LOL Dawn has been a big supporter of my little business and I in turn try and return the favour whenever I can. So when she asked if I wanted to be involved in her new idea...

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Taking a step further back...

Taking a step further back...

Well it's certainly been a testing year! Whilst one part of my brain says not to spend anything and sit and wait, see if events and parties will pick up.. the other part is like... 'we need new stock' 'we need to try something new' 'we need to stay positive and motivated' Its a struggle I can tell you that much! I have always said that I only like to order #1940s and #1950s inspired clothing because they are the era's I feel comfortable with. Well, I am steeping outside my comfort zone!!.  Baby steps into the unknown of the...

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Viva Vendula

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Viva Vendula

This is only my second season of ordering... and I have to say #vendulalondon is one of those products that blows my mind! The fact that they are #veganapproved #veganfriendly is a great help in these ever changing customer requirements for alternative products.   The attention to detail is so #unique and I can see why there are so many #collectors out there, they only tend to bring out a handful of new designs each season but the range they deliver in that handful of designs I believe caters for all types of needs.  From #shopperbags and #backbacks to #coinpurses and #phonecasepurses they...

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You Don't Need an Excuse To Wear A Dress...

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You Don't Need an Excuse To Wear A Dress...

Let's start with a little light hearted rant shall we... As someone who deals with the public on a daily basis you develop a thick skin, or even a deaf ear if you will, however, this is not always the case and there are certain comments that will set off the internal fireworks that don't get let off until your 'safety zone'. One of my favourites is a variation of: 'I never go anywhere to wear it'  Especially when coupled with 'I don't go anywhere to wear a dress' I'm not sure when people suddenly started associating a dress with...

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