Thursday, 2 August 2018

All you create and all you destroy




I'm sure you're all aware by now of my love for the film Rosemary's Baby, and my obsession with trying to recreate her outfits. I do have Rosemary to thank for getting me interested in vintage after all! My favourite of her outfits has always been the yellow Hawaiian print tent dress that she wears numerous times throughout the film. I have no idea why I love this particular dress so much, it just ticks all of the boxes for me and I've been on the hunt for a suitable fabric for years. Although the print of this 1960s Scandinavian fabric isn't hibiscus flowers and palm leaves, I still felt it fit the vibe pretty well! Unfortunately there wasn't quite enough fabric and so it's a little too short for my liking, so I'm going to have to sell it on.




I'm actually in the process of selling a lot of my vintage gear as I've collected far too much over the years. It's difficult not to get carried away sometimes when buying vintage, and I'm sure you know the feeling of buying something because it'll be gone if you don't, but it doesn't quite fit right or isn't your personal style after all. I have so many dresses, and I've just had to downsize to stop my wardrobe from being too overwhelming. Plus to be honest, I'm feeling quite uninspired by vintage lately which is why I haven't been updating this blog as much.

I'm an old school blogger, I've been documenting my life online since the mid-00s when LiveJournal was king, and I've always struggled to get on board with the modern way of blogging where you decide a 'niche' and become predictable in everything you post. It's always lacked authenticity to me as no one is that one dimensional, and I miss the days of just sharing our lives online without the filter of a 'theme'. I know I could just start posting whatever over here, but I did set this up as a vintage blog so I never feel fully comfortable doing so. I've given myself a bit of a social media reset in general, even with a new Instagram which is the platform which I've always found the most fickle and stifling of all, and I'm enjoying the breathing space and getting back to basics with it all.



I'm not writing all of this as a way to say that I'm finished with this blog - I'm not, this is just a stream of consciousness explaining my head space lately. But I'm definately going to take a bit of a step back, as vintage just isn't inspiring me right now and I want the space to explore my other interests. I've built a persona on this account that is purely vintage, and whilst that is who I am it's not the whole picture. I want to be known for my art and what I create much more than I do my outfits and what I buy which currently feels so materialistic and hollow.

As I'm still going to be keeping this blog, if only sporadically for a time, I wasn't going to mention anything here but I feel it's only fair to give you a heads up in case you wanted to follow what I'm up to on my other blog, as well as letting you know why I've been slow to respond to comments and why my heart just isn't into this blog like it used to be. Plus I personally hate it when my favourite bloggers up and vanish without a word. Until next time my loves!

9 comments:

  1. Well, I have now followed you on Instagram.

    I know what you mean about some sorts of blog being limiting; it's why when I set up mine I made it as broad as possible - I do confine myself to a rough timeframe of 1920-1970, but within that anything goes, so it gives me loads of wiggle room. (Plus if I want to write about, say, my work, I jolly well will!) Hopefully your love of vintage will return and you'll pop back here from time to time, as you do have a lovely, unique blog.

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    1. I'm definitely going to be posting here again, I just need a break which does me good from time to time, I always come back more passionate. I know it's all pressure I put on myself, but at the same time I feel like I don't want to bore people with an entry about Disney or something when it's not what they subscribed for. Thank you for your kind words :)

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  2. I love your blog and hope in time that you feel comfortable blogging about absolutely anything you like, whether it's on this blog or another. Xxx

    Btw, whats your ebay link? I'd love to check out the things you're selling.

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    1. Thank you!
      My eBay username is magic.is.loose, I've been putting a couple of bits up but I'm selling mostly at fairs and things as it's so much easier than photographing/measuring/posting everything!

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  3. I've always enjoyed reading your blogs, no matter what the topic! I also need to downsize my wardrobe. I own so many dresses that really pretty, but just don't fit right, or aren't really my style anymore. But parting with them can be hard!

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    1. Thank you! ♥ I know exactly how you feel, I own so many things that I'm just not happy with anymore but still feel attached to. Moving definitely helped my purge though as it forced me to go through absolutely everything and see it all lumped together so I could see just how insane it had gotten!

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  4. It is funny, because I have always been the opposite. I thrive much more when I set specific boundaries for myself with blogs rather than just posting everything in my life. Maybe it was always too personal?

    I'm checking out your other blog- it is funny how it seems so different, but so you at the same time. Can't wait to learn about your other hobbies

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    1. I kind of know what you mean, because I've set my new blog up to be 'anything goes' I have found myself a little stuck for what to write because without limitations there's just so much! But I always end up feeling restricted when I set boundaries on myself, and more personal blogs have always been my favourite as a reader.

      Thank you! I've become really guarded on this blog over the years for some reason, so it definitely feels a bit like two sides of myself. But hopefully the break will allow me to come back to this one refreshed!

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  5. I've seen quite a few bloggers recently agonizing over the 'theme' of their blog - should they have one, if they have one do they have to stick to it, if they started with one is it wrong to change etc etc.
    It seems to me a shame that people feel so many doubts over something they should enjoy.
    I just want to say that this is your blog, your space - write what you want, when you want!
    I've been reading your blog for a while and have enjoyed all the topics, it's been great to have glimpses into your life, thank you.
    Vicky from Brum

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