Remake: London Calling Phone Box Necklace

londons calling vintage cute coordinate

Picked up the most adorable skirt from Poppy England which features vintage storybook style illustrations of London’s main attractions. The drawings feature a little girl, Poppy, and her friends, such as Fred the dog. The history of the company is really charming – check it out here. While in Heathrow waiting for my flight back home I found a key chain of a classic British phone box in Harrods and was immediately inspired.

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I could barely wait to make this when I returned. Had a picture in my mind of something sweet but simple to match the skirt to pull a whole look together. By sheer dumb luck, left over fabric from curtains I just made for the house turned out to be an exact match for the turquoise color of the skirt. Then I remembered a necklace from Banana Republic that I never wear but haven’t been able to part with. It was covered in little crochet butterflies and flowers. The chain had patinaed so I stopped wearing it but the charms were still in good shape and also a good matching shade to compliment the curtain fabric bow. The skirt has red, white and yellow details so after some digging in my bead box decided on glass beads that are large enough to balance out the size of the key chain. Originally was going to use a linked pearl chain but opted for a double loop silver chain instead to support more weight. The key chain fob is a bit heavy.

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Since I have to start plotting my packing strategy for a visit to San Fran next week, just a wee bit excited, pulled out pieces to complete a coordinate. Red and white stripe socks from Angelic Pretty match the vintage children’s storybook vibe of the skirt design. White rocking horses might not make it into my suitcase (not practical for this trip) but would be a nice finishing touch. Also threw in a Scottie dog bracelet I picked up year’s ago in Germany – isn’t he adorable!!

 

Tea Party: Kimura U @ Anime Next

lolita tea party with kimura u

Its been several weeks but I am still star struck from meeting Kawaii Ambassador and Fashion Designer, Kimura U. She is as bright and bubbly in person as I imagined. Her new fashion brand, Kokokim, is booming. You can now order easily thru YesStyle.com. After the Anime Next fashion show she arrived at the Lolita tea party head-to-toe, decked out in her latest styles.

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The theme of the tea party was Halloween in June. Several of the girls did pull out their best Halloween coordinates. Lots of witches. One girl stopped me and said she reads my little blog here. {Totally blushing.} Wish I had got her name {if you are reading this let me know!} I thought I had captured a photo of her look but no joy. She made her skirt and an incredible hair piece!!! Very talented.

kimura u gave away her necklace

There were prizes given out for a bi-lingual, sugar-rush round of bingo and a raffle. Kimura got in the act by giving away the very necklace she was wearing. Also, the designers from Galaxxy and Acryl agitt each awarded a prize for best coordinate. Rune was selected by Galaxxy and Aeryn by Acryl agitt. Her pirate ensemble was PERFECT!

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