Saturday, 17 March 2012

East is East

Despite how grey and cold the weather is this weekend, Spring is definitely around the's just in hiding somewhere! I'm really looking forward to brightening up my wardrobe and wearing lighter, prettier things, not to mention going out without a coat. As soon as the sun comes out again, my first shopping destination will be 18 and East.

Featuring pretty prints, sweeping chiffon and an achingly beautiful colour palette, these vintage inspired pieces are perfect to wear for all of your favourite Springtime activities - petting baby lambs, skipping through grassy fields and washing your hair in tranquil lakes etc. I have had the pleasure of seeing (and feeling) these pieces in the fabricy flesh, and they are genuinely gorgeous. If you fancying seeing more photos of these lovely things, head on over to

So what do you think? What will your Spring wardrobe look like this year?

Much love,

Swell Vintage


Thursday, 8 March 2012

The Company Magazine Style Blogger Awards 2012

Last night, I attended the long awaited Company Magazine Style Blogger awards for 2012. It was a really fun night, and a brilliant excuse to catch up with a few of my wonderful blogger buddies. Although I didn't win, it was a genuine joy to see members of the blogging community recognised for all of their hard work and efforts - plus I've discovered some new blogs to add to my reader!

Here's the full list of winners for your reading pleasure:

Best "What I'm Wearing Today" Blog
Winner: 5 Inch and Up

Most Gorgeous Photography

Best Celebrity Style Watch Blog

Best Blog for Crafty Girls

Best "We Love Vintage" Blog

Best Street Style Blog
Winner: Face Hunter

Best Blog for High Street Lovers

Best Fashion Insider Blog
Winner: Style Bubble

Best Blog for Catwalk Coverage
Winner: Style Bubble

Best Overall Blog
Winner: 5 Inch and Up

While it was great to catch up with so many of my friends from the wonderful world of blogging, unfortunately not everyone could be there on the night. My beloved Natasha Bailie, who was also nominated and currently resides in Singapore, really wanted to join us but funnily enough wasn't able to make the commute. As I didn't have the money for a plane ticket, I decided to do the next best thing and bring her beautiful face along with me!

Natasha takes a close look at the Style Blogger Awards

The vintage crew catch up with their favourite Bailie

Carina of Carina 100, Maria of Ruby Cadillac, Reena of Fashion Daydreams and Kristabel of I Want You To Know

Reena gets Natasha liquored up

Natasha and I go head to head

How did she get up there?!

Fiona of Save Our Shoes and Lucy of Shiny Thoughts have a chat with the Bailie

Natasha, I hope you had a good night! I think I speak for everyone when I say it was lovely to see you.

I want to say a huge thank you to Company Magazine for nominating me and inviting me along on the night. I had a great time, and hopefully I'll be back again next year!

Much love,

Swell Vintage