Monday, 31 October 2011

A dance from France.


We stumbled onto French soil this morning after a wild ferry trip. The waves were monstrous which did not help Margaux's sea sickness at all. I threw a few pills down her throat and she was snoring like a giant with a horn up its nose. We have had a lovely day and managed to pick out this gorgeous dress for this Monday's 'Dress Of The Week'.

This is a fantastic 50s pastel green silk dress with a full circle skirt (Perfect for spinning!) It has a wide and oversized point collar with three quarter length sleeves.

This DAZZLING dress will be available to purchase from our Etsy Shop very soon!!!

Bonne Soirée,


Friday, 28 October 2011

Tea & Cake, What a jolly good idea ol' boy!

We took Margaux's family to one of the most extraordinary tea rooms in England yesterday, this lovely little place is called The Tea Cosy (George Street, Brighton). We walked past it earlier and could not resist another tea and scone with cream and strawberry jam. C'est tres Anglais? Oui, c'est vrai! In the two years we have lived in Brighton, it was our first visit to this Royal wonderland and thought it would be the most perfect spot not only to have a cuppa, but to picture this week's chosen outfit. We have felt like tourists for the past few days and to keep with the whole Royal theme we went inside the Pavillion. It was built in 1787 for the Prince Regent who later became King George IV as a seaside retreat, it's not a bad place to go for weekends away! The banqueting room is awe-inspiring, the chinoiserie design is simply incredible and we would definitely recommend a visit! We also had fish, chips and mushy peas on the pier, another must... 

Here Margaux is wearing :

★ Vintage Derby Hat was a charity shop find 

★ Vintage 50s / 60s Cream floral lace top with mandarin collar and three quarter length sleeves 

★ Vintage handmade velvet full circle skirt 

★ Brogues from a small shoemakers in Brittany, France 

We hope you all have a fun weekend and don't get up to toooo much mischief!!!

Toodle pip,

Alec & Margaux

A Truly Fifties Frock!

Hello Hello Hello!

Hope everyone has had a lovely week, not worked too hard and are enjoying their Friday evening. I'm currently sitting on the sofa listening to Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers with a cold pint. It was lovely seeing Margaux's family this week. They are so much fun and treat me like one of their own, even if we struggle to communicate without poor Margaux having to translate. It is very frustrating not being able to speak French, you would have thought that I should be doing quite well after two years but sadly that isn't true. Je suis vraiment un 'Rosbif'!!! I am very excited to understand George Brassens lyrics, Margaux tells me how some of the tales are witty, surreal and hilariously funny, but certainly the most exciting thing is being able to talk to her family. I cannot wait for that.

We are off to France on Sunday evening. We are both very excited to spend halloween there, we're planning on baking a pumpkin pie as I have never tried one before, actually come to think of it I don't think I have ever ate anything pumpkin related! We will without a doubt post a Halloween Special, don't you worry. This also means we will be returning with suitcases full of  treasures for you...

Here we have a 1950s striped sky and grey blue day dress with a ruffle bust, wide sweep and two front pockets, it is most certainly one of our favourites. 

Hope you like it!


Monday, 24 October 2011

The French Invasion!

Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen,

We have had to postpone todays 'Dress Of The Week' as Margaux's family have come over from France to visit for a few days. We will certainly be posting before Friday and keeping you updated on everything that is going on. We just got back from a lovely Thai restaurant and now feel pretty sleepy...

Bonne Nuit!

Monsieur Alec

Friday, 21 October 2011

Good Evening!!!

I wrapped Margaux up for this week's outfit, it was FREEEEZING here in England. I have work on the stall tomorrow and I am definitely going to have to wrap up warm, three pairs of socks I'm thinking. My very good friend Josh bought me a new Chelsea scarf for my birthday last week, Cheers Fella! Josh is partners in crime with a lovely lady called Kerry who writes a wonderful blog, you should definitely have a read!!! Here is the link below.

 Since we took these photo's about an hour ago, we have stayed on the sofa still in our coats, and it wasn't a good idea because now we are dreading taking them off! I've just turned the radiator on and put scarves over the window frames to stop the sea breeze slipping in. This boat we live in is awful draughty...

Margaux is wearing :

  A brand new (purchased today) faux fur hat from Primark for a fiver! 

 The coat was worn by my mother in the 1970s when she was at Guildhall College of Music studying the violin 

 T - Shirt was my Dad's band 'The Lost Patrol' printed on the front. "High Action & Adventure" 

 The trousers are from the late 1940s or early 1950s and are turquoise, brown and black pinstriped and high waisted. The colours are soo vibrant!!! These will be available to purchase from our Etsy Shop in the next few days 

 Heels were a present from Margaux's lovely Mummy & the bag was found in a Bric a Brac shop in Brittany 

  The pier looked sparkling tonight!

 And the sun set wasn't bad either! See if you can spot the Owl on the rooftop... 

Have A Great Night You Lot!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Giraffes, Sunflowers & A Pair Of Pink Dungarees...

Bonsoir Mes Amis!

For today's 'Dress Of The Week', we thought we would mix it up a little and not give you a dress at all. Without further ado, we would like to introduce this rootin' tootin' pink pair of dungarees!!! When we dug these out, Margaux immediately transformed into the cheshire cat and produced the widest grin I had ever seen. How much fun are these? We both love these and were very excited to share them with you.

We have had a lovely day of digging out old family photos! An adventure which had to be done as I very rarely travel home. We found this gem below of my Nan standing next to my Great Uncle Roy's Royal Enfield in 1946.

After we journeyed through all the photos and heard all the great stories we had to head back to Brighton, but not without a slight detour to show Margaux Stamford Bridge, the home of the mighty CFC! Im taking her there soon so I thought I should show her around Fulham and Chelsea. We then went through Esher and Cobham where there are the most magnificent houses and buildings and finally ended up back home. The windows in the flat have been rattling, rocking and whistling because of all this wind we are having. The sea looks MEAN, I love it!

I hope you like the Dungy's. They will be available on our Etsy Shop on Wednesday!!!

Much Love,


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Family Fun.

Good Evening,

Terribly sorry for the delay in this week's 'Thank Frock It's Friday' but it has been a hectic weekend and we have mostly been on the road. It was also my Grandmother's 80th Birthday so we popped back to Northampton for a family gathering. To stick with this week's family theme, we asked my little sister Emily to pose for our chosen outfit.

★ Faux Fur Snood From ASOS 

★ Vintage 1970s burnt orange dress with bell sleeves AVAILABLE HERE 

★ Belt was a charity shop find 

★ Owl ring from H&M 

★ Antique ring from Scrooge 

★ Orange ring from a vintage fair 

★ Topshop shoes from quite a few years back 

Judging by the next few pictures you are probably going to be under the impression that we have been messing around playing games, but I hadn't played conkers since school and thought it would be a good old fashioned English game to show Margaux. Game On! England Vs France AGAIN. In the left corner, on her debut and wearing her 'most comfortable' pink and peach floral dress, against the Englishman in blue and in the right corner wearing a stupid face. Could this be beginners luck for the little French woman or could it be revenge for the rugby world cup match last weekend?!?...
Out of extreme excitement, I totally missed her conker. Then Margaux lined up a gooden' and tangled them both up. As you can see, we are quite the Pros! It was hilariously funny and it had the whole party in hysterics...

We also have another few snaps to show you of our last trip to France coming in the next few days and 'Dress Of The Week' tomorrow!!!

Hope you have had a splendid weekend,


Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A Vintage Wonderland

As promised, here are a few pictures from our last trip to France! My parents have been collecting vintage items since I can remember and I thought it would be nice to share some photographs of their house for our first 'home interior' post, hope you like them :)

I love houses that have the right balance of modern and vintage, it always seems hard not to overdo things and I guess that furnishing and decorating a house can take years but it's such an exciting process.  I cannot wait until we have our own house, our flat is amazing but I find renting it a little frustrating, I guess the fact that your place isn't really yours is always at the back of your mind, for now we'll just have to keep on gathering as many ideas as possible! I've been coming across the most inspirational interior photographs both on the internet and magazines, I'll have to share them with you very soon along with more pictures from our last trip! 

Sweet dreams,

A very sleepy Margaux

Monday, 10 October 2011

La Petite Mangue et Un Troupeau D'éléphants Dressés

For this Mondays 'Dress Of The Week' we chose this lovely late 1950s / early 1960s A - Line Dress. The pattern is just wonderful and its simplicity means you can wear it with pretty much anything, even a tea pot hat!

We are planning another trip back to France this week so we will be leaving a post featuring some snapshots from our last trip. Also it is my birthday tomorrow so no doubt there will be a story or two to tell you...

Bonne nuit mes amis & we hope you like the dress!


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Friday, 7 October 2011


Bonsoir! This friday we've put together a classy 1940s inspired look, we mentioned in our previous posts that the English weather has been wonderful during the past few weeks, well, the indian summer is definitely over now and we're starting to feel the cold! As much as I adore summer it's actually quite nice to be able to wear some layers, and I mean who doesn't love curling up in a big duvet with a cup of hot chocolate and a great movie! 

I'm wearing:

✩ 1930s black velvet hat with net

✩ 1930s/40s Wool mix striped tie neck blouse (available to purchase HERE)

✩ 1940s prussian blue Jacket w/ fur collar (soon available to purchase HERE)

✩ 1940s black crepe skirt

✩ Cream celluloid pocketbook (will soon be available HERE)

✩ Leather marine blue heels from ROCKIT, London.

Have a wonderful friday night!