along came… The New Romantics

The New Romantics and The Blitz Kids were a British subcultural phenomenon in the late 1970s and early 80s. Rising within the Thatcher era, famous clubs like the Blitz club and Hero spawned the surreal looking, androgynous youths, along with creating a fashion legacy  and an influential music sound. The likes of Visage, Culture Club, Spandau Ballet and Marliyn rose to public attention.

Although this youth subculture started underground it quickly become mainstream, but with its popularity came it’s downfall and its disappeared and faded to grey. Today you can the Blitz Kids influence on fashion and music through the likes of Roisin Murphy, (fugly) Lady Gaga and La Roux.

And today…

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From Shanghai With Love: Maleonn Ma

A few year ago I got the pleasure to steal a sneaky look at some of Maleonn Ma’s surreal and intriguing photographs at the V&A China Now exhibition. Wow…it was love at first site, interesting symbolism of identity, humanity and industrialisation., showcasing china’s new place within contemporary art.

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80′s Nostalgia: Teddy Ruxpin

Yes I was an 80′s child and I had my very own Teddy Ruxpin with a cassette player for a belly so he could read me stories at night, unfortunately mine fell out of bed and his eye fell out! Oh well good memories.

Teddy Ruxpin came out in 1985 and has made several attempts of a comeback since, but I think he was trumped by Furbies, Barney and the Teletubbies.

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Cartomancy Fashion: Tarot T

Check out this super hot T from Krudmart. I have am a avid Tarot reader and have a fascination for all things Tarot. You can check out my Tarot Blog here: Fawn’s Tarot Diary.

This T made me very excited and it’s tarot design is great, and the price… even better on sale at $15!

Check it Out: www.krudmart.com

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Ode to The Bakelite Goodness

Oh the joy of polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride (bakelite) plastic! The retro appeal of this early 20th century invention brings joy to many vintage hunters like myself. Yes i am the ebay outbidder you dread hehe. I have posted a few of the must have bakelite items :

1. The Bakelite Telephone is an essential!

2. Bakelite Kitchen Products!!! I-C-O-N-I-C

3. Forget digital, its all about the analogue

4. Coffee is always better retro panache

5. Button it up!

Super Plastic Fantastic Fun!

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Oh England My Lion Heart : I’m Back

Back in England at last! Lots of cheese (best cheese in the world),  oven cooking, my lovely friends, family and my cat (you can see him below)!

There really is a big difference between the UK and South Korea, it seems even the smallest things are different. For example going shopping, in the UK you can never find a sales assistant and in Korea they chase you around the store.  However I must say the shopping is much much better here in England :-) but….. finding a job seems to be difficult right now so I am hoping I will find one soon! fingers crossed…..

Here’s some photos of my lion heart:

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Heart Throb: Evolution

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