Sunday, 12 February 2012

I've Got You Under My Skin

 Bonsoir! Valentine's Day is on its way and I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some of my favourite love cards with you, the following are from the 1930s and come from a french lady's quirky and very beautifully presented postcard book. I absolutely adore them! It is a shame that the "love letter tradition" is almost extinct, I can't imagine how she must have felt when looking back on these amazing pieces of memory! 

This is one of the sweetest cards I have ever seen, written by a young boy:

"Mademoiselle Madeline I am sending you this card which I hope you will like and that you will see that I'm thinking of you, Roland told me to write this card because he wants us to start seeing each-other, with love,
Victor Briard. 
VBMB for life"

I wanted to finish this post with a couple of lovely edwardian postcards:

Dear gentlemen, forget the flowers and start creating some beautiful cards for your ladies!

 I Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Do you have any special plans for Valentine's Day?



Friday, 10 February 2012

The Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Korrigans

Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen,
      We have returned from another lovely trip to France. It was wonderful seeing all of Margaux's family as usual. We had a whole week of rummaging and picking so we hope you like some of the next instalments on the shop. We are very pleased and excited to tell you that The Splendid Suitcase are opening a Mens & Children's Section!!! We have a selection of three & two piece suits, suit jackets & tweed jackets. We also have some exquisite items coming for you lovely ladies. Including TWO 'Courreges' coats!!! 

Without further ado I present to you our new outfit blog! The photos were taken by the beautiful coast of the C├┤tes D'armor region in Brittany.

We found a magical book which said that Korrigans used to dance around on this beach and hide within the crevasses of the rock. How hilarious!
Margaux recently had the zipper on this dress fixed by the lovely people at Buddy's in Brighton. It is my favourite dress she owns, well maybe apart from the one I bought her for Christmas...

It is a Handmade 1950s Black Full Skirt Dress. It has three quarter length sleeves, a fitted waist and a half pleated full circle skirt.
It started to rain, so we went for a little drive down the coast.
Luckily we had a Brolly in the car, it was raining cats & dogs!
Margaux went for the Mary Poppins look.
The scenery around Perros-Guirrec is stunning. It is never hard to find a place to take a photo or two! 

We thought this witchlike photo fitted quite well with the story of the Korrigans.

Our next post will feature some of our recent finds which we are very excited to share with you. For all you Rockabilly Boys and Girls or 50s enthusiasts, we have some amazing pieces including real 1950s French sailor and marine coats, shirts and middy blouses,  and for all Mods and 60s lovers we have some psychedelic, trapeze and mini dresses and much much more coming to The Splendid Suitcase!!!

We will leave you with a little animation of Margaux getting splashed.

Have a Splendiferous weekend,

Much Love,