Monday, 18 June 2012

Screaming Maldini

A very quick one.

My band Screaming Maldini are releasing our first single TODAY. You can buy two songs (that's A and B) side for £1.29 from iTunes.

Sunday, 17 June 2012


And a very happy Sunday to you all.

I'm currently in the studio with the lovely David J. Roch for whom I've been doing backing vocals for some time now. He's doing his 2nd album at 2Fly studios in Sheffield and I've been here ooh 12 minutes? And yes. I'm blogging not singing!

Here is an outfit post from the other day featuring one of my favourite hats, though it seems I'm in the minority with loving it! Plus I thought I'd use a free collage thing that I found online. Does anybody have any other recommendations for things like this?

 Turban: Charity Shop
Necklace: Topshop
Top: Charity Shop
Skirt: Limited Collection at M&S

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Half Price Giveaway

Hello darlings.

I have recently reached 500 followers on Twitter (504 now oohh-err) and I said I'd have another giveaway so I am!

I am thinking of a number between 1 and 100 and if you guess correctly you can have a promo code for 50% off an item in my ASOS Marketplace. Come and have a look... You can comment on here and on my twitter @PUT_Vintage - that's two entries!

This gorgeous printed maxi would look even better at £12.50, yes?

Or polka dots for £11?

Wardrobe staple summer dress for a tenner?

Stunning 60s frock for a cheeky £14? Oh yes.

So go on. It's not 22 or 69. Don't say I didn't give you any clues.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Another Wish List


Clockwise from left.
Prom dress: eBay
Book Clutch: ASOS
Magpie earrings: Tatty Devine
Crown headband: Tatty Devine
Purse: Ted Baker
Earrings: Vivienne Westwood
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Suit: Beyond Retro
Pencil Skirt: River Island
Heels: Office
Dress: River Island
Dress: Beyond Retro
Dress: Next
Flats: Topshop
Blusher: Topshop
Eyelashes: Paper Self

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Nichol's Retro Centre

Jubilee was a wash out no? Such a shame yet completely predictable.

 However, I popped down to The Nichol's Building in Sheffield to have a cheeky look at their Jubilee Vintage fair. It is definitely one of my favourite retro/antique centres in the city as it caters to a more retro clientele than the fusty dusty old antique centres which, don't get me wrong, I love. But sometimes it's nice to smell OK upon leaving a building.

 I bought my new favourite 60s dress from this centre the other day. The skirt is so full! And even if it does make me look a little like a doll, I love the little puff sleeves.

Bag: Carboot sale
Shoes: New Look
Belt: Peacocks
Earrings: Primark
Glasses: Dead Man's Spex
Umbrella: Charity shop - now lost. GUTTED.

Complete with Lindy Hop dancers from none other than Lindy Hop Sheffield, today saw the centre a little busier than usual and with more stalls to find even more treasures.

 I picked up a new Sheffield Girl canvas bag for a fiver, I love the whole branding of the company and they're right! There is nothing like a Sheffield girl! You can find them on Facebook and look out for the Sheffield Girl Times which is dropped off around Sheffield in all the very finest establishments. 

One of my niggles about Vintage as "thing" is the obsession with bunting, teacups and cupcakes. But I think I'm slowly learning to love it - eek. Teatime Vintage had a mighty fine looking stall set up at this fair selling their delicious wares. Teatime aren't just another cupcake stall, you can hire your retro china from them too. Their website is incredibly helpful so for all your tea party needs I highly recommend popping over their way, or visit their blog here.

I thoroughly enjoyed my mini Victoria sponge.

All in all I would highly recommend paying a visit to The Nichol's Building for some very affordable, quirky vintage. I will even go as far as to say it hosts the best variety of vintage clothing in Sheffield. 

G x

Sunday, 3 June 2012

FLURT Frozen Yoghurt

Yesterday saw the Sheffield High Street brighten up with a splash of purple.

FLURT is a simple yet brilliant idea. Fat free frozen yoghurt. Choose your size, flavour and topping then enjoy.

I had a choice of original, strawberry, cherry and pomegranate yoghurt and went for the latter out of sheer curiosity! Like a pot of purply pink Mr Whippy ice cream, I was really looking forward to this. Staying with the "fat free" theme I figured I'd choose some blueberries to go with my pomegranate yog. (although I was very tempted to get some yoghurt raisins!)
And straight from the equally purple website, have a look at all the benefits of tucking into some FLURT...
The benefits of Flurting include:
- Pro-biotic and pre-biotic
- Fat free
- Low calorie
- Made only with natural ingredients
- Great source of calcium and soluble fibre
- Gluten free
All our yogurt is packed with natural goodness, made with fresh local milk, pure fruit purees and contain no artificial colours or additives

Admittedly, I wonder how this venture will be sustainable what with the Great Brutish Summer. It wasn't the best weather and I did look a little mad in my summer maxi carrying my iced dessert when, really, I should have had a jumper on. Or two.

Still finished it.


So go and pay these ladies a visit and have a cheeky FLURT. Check them out on HERE and stalk them on  Facebook.

Joyous stuff!
G x