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From Finland, with love.

 Moomin Mug - Pink, LoveThe Moomin mug collection by Iittala is retro heaven. The mugs are beautifully crafted and presented with orginal artwork and vibrant colours.  For lovers of the books, the televison series or just people who have plain style.  

Check them out: www.finnstyle.com

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Store Spotlight: B, Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful

B Never Too Busy To Be Beautiful Range“Anything but ordinary”, this high street Parfumerie and general body care shop is a vintage lovers dream. Revel in the experience of the 1920s Great Gatsby-esq shopping adventure, a little taste of the Parisian Bon Marche and the delectable silent movie glam of Louise Brookes, with their sumptuous displays of vivid colours, oriental fans, crystal chandeliers and deep red velvet cushions.

The products, not only the design, is of sheer quality, beautifully packaged and displayed, from make up, to face creams, shower gels to aftershaves. For women and men.

The brand has also branched out abroad and currently has three stores in Japan and one in Austria.

Lady Boy French Bottle                           Product Spotlight

This is taken from them Men’s Range of fragrances entitled ‘Lady Boy’. This art deco shaped bottle  crafted from chunky glassware is filled with a steamy scent which should help entice your admirers.

You can pick this up in store or online at:

www.bnevertoobusytobebeautiful.com

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A Life In Converse

Anyone who knows me knows that Converse are a integrated part of my life. I remember my first ever pair, not the usual basic Chuck Taylor but a limited edition green pair of high tops with a darker green circle, i was 14. Ever since then I would buy one pair a year and receive another pair for christmas and wear them until they were falling apart… and i really mean that. One boyfriend literally hated my wore out, dirty, black Chuck Taylor Hi-Tops with the gaping hole in the back.

I have owned every color, red, green, gray, black, all black, white, limited edition John Lennons’ and the list goes on.

Converse Plaid Chuck Taylor Multi Eyelets TrainerWell today i stumbled across a new kind of converse which is high on my list to wear and then wear out. They are low top Chuck Taylor, in plaid brown with multi eyelets, with a slight worn effect. The appearance reminds me of an old blazer in a dusty corner of afflecks place or the everything for pound jumble shop on Oldham Rd, Manchester (which adds to the appeal). 

Check them out here : http://www.converse.com

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Ring…Ring…

1950'S Silver Telephone by Wild & WolfThe perfect gift for anyone in love with the 1950s. This silver telephone by Wild & Wolf is a throwback to 1950s suburbia with a contemporary twist. Not only functional but a vintage piece of art. You can pick this up for £58.72 at Heals.

Check it out : www.heals.co.uk

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Chronic Case of Chrome

New Chrome range from LomoThe designers at the cult camera group, Lomo, have done it again. Reproducing their famous models in shine-tastic chrome range. The range includes the popular the Diana F+, Colorsplash, Supersampler, and Fisheye 2. These limited edition retro pieces range from £50-£250.

Check them out at: lomography.com

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