Sunday, 28 February 2010

Swell weekend

...and what a weekend it's been!

Yesterday Fiona of Save Our Shoes (my winner) and I went to London Fashion Weekend, courtesy of 3mobilebuzz, to take in some fashion and tweet with some other blogging ladies. If you were on Twitter yesterday, you were probably bombarded by our tweets throughout the day from our 3 mobile phones! I was given a HTC Hero, which took a little getting used to, but over all it's a very fancy phone. If you love a gadget, you'll love this phone.

(Fiona and I)

Fiona, Siobhan of 1000heads, Carrie of Wish Wish Wish, Katie of Unicorn Katie and Michelle of 1000heads.

Natasha of Natasha Bailie and Lindsey of Be Gorgeous

Armed with our special 3 mobile phones, we were ready to take on the day! The first thing we did when we all arrived was head straight to Luella:

I literally couldn't believe my eyes when we got in there - so many beautiful things for ridiculously low sale prices! It is incredibly sad that Luella is no more, so we decided to do our bit for this worthy cause...

(Part of) Carrie, Lindsey, Sarah from 3mobile, Fiona, Michelle and I

I'm head-over-heels in love with my new bag, and Fiona also managed to score a bargain

Natasha Bailie (who owns an awesome vintage shop, by the way) bought the most amazing vintage Christian Dior sunglasses!

After a bit of mooching around some incredible stands, we headed into the tent to watch some catwalk action.

I can't even express in words how much fun this (well, the whole day actually) was. All of these girls are absolutely amazing, and without gushing too much, I'm basically in love with all of them. The catwalk show was brilliant, but I have no doubt that it wouldn't have been as great if these ladies weren't with me.

Here are a couple of my favourite catwalk looks:

(It's Mecia, winner of Britain's Next Top Model!)

I really enjoyed Betty Jackson's pieces (bum ruffles are NOT just for children, FYI...) and all of the romance and floatiness that poured from the catwalk. Dreamy.

Basically I had the best Saturday ever! I got to spend the day looking at beautiful fashion with the loveliest people - what more could a girl want?! I want to say a huge giant THANK YOU to the lovely ladies at 1000heads and 3mobilebuzz for making our day so fantastic, and to all of my new gorgeous blogging friends - same time next year, ladies??

I think I'm rambled on and gushed quite enough for one day! Next week I'll be posting some photos of new designs (promise).

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Swell winning

...and the winner of the 3mobilebuzz competition is...


I had such a hard time picking a winner, so in the end I had to use an online random name picker! A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered - the photos were all genius and amazing. The theme was 'the best things in life are free'. Three of my favourites include...

Receiving parcels makes life sweet and amazing by Artichoke Zine

Emails that make you smile by Sarah Drinkwater

Fun things you find in a skip by Lauren Cooke

Fiona and I will be tweeting from London Fashion Weekend this very Saturday, so keep your eye on Twitter if you fancy hearing about our day. We've been given a HTC Hero to tweet from. Needless to say, I'm terrified that I'm going to break it.

In other news, have featured a lovely piece about Swell Vintage. It's such a gorgeous website, and they said some very kind words! If you fancy reading it, head on over there.

That's all for now, folks. See you Saturday!

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Swell excitement

Happy Valentine's Day, my dear friends!

Did you have a magically romantic day? What did you get up to? Have you got that loving feeling?

The very exciting news is that I've got another competition coming up soon, but the prize is something far more exciting than one of my necklaces! If you love fashion and Twitter, you'll really love this!

The lovely people over at 3mobilebuzz have given me a ticket to London Fashion Weekend on Saturday 27th February over at the uber glamourous Somerset House - and you could be coming with me! We'll take in a day of high fashion catwalk delights, and will even be given a special phone to tweet as we go! How does that sound?

To enter, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter ( and demonstrate that “the best things in life are free” via Twitpic. @reply me with your pictures along with the hashtag #FreeTwitteron3 and the best one will win! The picture can be of absolutely anything - your favourite free place to visit, some quality time with your cat, your group of best friends - ANYTHING! The more inventive and exciting the better, so have a think and start tweeting! The closing date is Sunday 21st February, and you can enter as many times as you like.

In other news, I've made some new pieces recently, and I'd really like to know what you think:

So...what do you think? Any/all feedback will be gratefully received and appreciated! These pieces are part of a collection I'm putting together for Fru & Fröken Kellerman, a lovely boutique in Sweden.

Well, that's all for now, folks! Thanks for reading, and I can't wait to see your Twitpics!

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Swell winners

Hello my lovely friends,

So my Valentine's Giveaway is now closed, and I can reveal the winner! Hooray!

I selected the winner by choosing my top three favourite entries. To be fair, I then put those names into a random online name picker (because they were all great and I couldn't possibly decide)!

The winner is...

*drum roll*


Congratulations, Sarah! I'll email you for your address today and hopefully have the necklace with you before the big day. I hope you love it!

If you've never read Sarah's blog before, I highly recommend it. Lots of fashion and style loveliness!

Thank you so much for all your entries. I really was so impressed by how much detail some of you went into! The good news is I plan to do another giveaway very soon, so please come back. Please?

Much love,

Swell Vintage