Friday, 25 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Sign of Things to Come

Our sign is up! Look!

And this is the main room of the shop, all the shelves are up and the fitting room is nearly done! I love our big window to the street, it's nice to see what's going on outside, and while we've been working lots of people have been stopping by to see what we're up to. It's been a lot like being in a fish bowl, which has been weird, but we haven't minded at all. It's just so nice that people interested!

This is our lovely chandelier up close. My father made this out of waterbottles - the holders for the lights are the bottoms of the bottles, and all the little prisms are cut and folded from the bottle plastic.

...And this is the second shop room downstairs. It still needs a little bit of work but the shelves are up, the floor's been painted and it's really just small final touches to do before it's done (like maybe sorting out that very fashionable wire hanging from the ceiling).

My father has also made a lovely, simple glass top table for displaying jewellery and smaller hats which is installed in the downstairs room. It's been really nice to do the shop up as a family project, everyone has been working really well together, and we've also been recycling as much material as possible, making shelving and other bits from material we've recycled from what the previous tenant left behind.

So close now! Our 2DO list is still pretty long, but the jobs on there are getting smaller and smaller!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Outfit of the day - another Wicked Wednesday

Another week, another Wednesday. This particular Wednesday I'm taking the boyfriend to the airport shuttle as he's leaving me for two weeks. I'll be ronery. No amount of cute Cardin shoes can stop that. But they can probably distract me from it.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Outfit of the day - another week, another Tuesday

Tweed Tuesday this week, maybe? Kind of a hunting theme going on, but more birdwatching than foxhunting I think. Foxhunting is wrong, man.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Outfit of the day - Monday

It's snowing lots in Stockholm today, so boots-a-go-go. Metal Monday? This is such a great jacket - my mother wore it in the 80s and I like to imagine her strutting down the street like Cher in the video to Turn Back Time. Awesome.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Outfit of the day - Wednesday

Working Wednesday - I love this matching top and sweater, they are deadstock from the 1970s and have a tacky little airplane motif. The jeans are Versace, and the shoes are super comfy leather with a teeny tiny peeptoe.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Outfit of the day

I decided to pick some outfits out from the current stock, so this is Tantig Tuesday. Tantig is Swedish for granny style. I got a job lot of these super cute Mary Quant gold and silver lurex socks a while ago and have been a little bit in love with them for a while now. Mama Kellerman and I are taking turns to try to negotiate our way to adding some of the stock to our respective wardrobes, and it's things like these socks that make it so hard to resist!