Monday, 23 May 2016

Lust Haves #3

Aloha my cherrypies, so it's been a bit of a quiet few weeks for me but I'm super excited as I shall be moving into my new flat in two weeks!! So look out for lots of house posts! Super exciting! So as it's been a quiet few weeks I thought I'd show you what I'm currently lusting after and what I have stored in my shopping basket awaiting the arrival of payday!

 So the first thing on my list is this amazing faux leather pink leather skirt and jacket, it's by one of my favourite brands Pinup Girl Clothing and I just adore it. I've gone a little crazy for pink lately and this just ticks all the boxes for me, they also do it in a full wiggle style dress which I also love but I prefer this set so that I can mix and match tops.

My second lust have is something that has taken me back to childhood, as a kid I was obsessed by the Anime series SailorMoon and I would have been in heaven if I could have had this compact when I was younger. Luckily I'm an adult now and can buy what I want so this is definitely something that I will be purchasing! It's so cute and make different sound effects which is just too adorable! The compact is made by a company called Proplica which is Japanese company that also makes lots of other Sailor Moon goodies too so I can add to the collection ;)


 Thirdly on my list is this wig by Lush Wigs, I'm a huge fan of Harry Potter fan and I always wanted Tonks power to be able to change my hair super quick and then it occurred to me! Why not get a wig? So I've been searching the net and this company seems to come very well recommended and the prices are seriously good! Magical hair here I come!

And lastly! If you have been looking on my Instagram you will have seen that my favourite colours are Mint and Pink so when I saw these shoes I thought how perfect they were. These shoes are by a company called Bettie Page shoes by Ellie but you an get them on Unique Vintage, I adore the scalloped edges and think they would go perfectly with the pink leather skirt and jacket above ;)

Coco Von Vintage x

Monday, 2 May 2016

Bygone Times - Bluezenn Vintage Underwear

Aloha my cherrypies, so this Saturday my boyfriend and I decided to take a trip to Bygone Times which is in the Preston area, for those of you that don't know Bygone Times is amazing place to shop for vintage and antique nick nacks. The shop consists of 6 huge rooms filled to the brim with individual stalls selling all sorts of vintage from clothing to home wears. So while there we ventured downstairs to Bygone 3 which is the 3rd room and I happened to see a flash of pink silk behind a screen! So naturally as any girl would I went to investigate the source of this pink silk and it was there that I found the Mecca of vintage underwear! There were girdle and bullet bras galore all in pretty pastel colours, its safe to say that I had entered heaven!

After seeing my mesmerised face the owner was quick to come over and explained that the store had only recently opened as it had previously been in Scotland. I adored this store at first sight but I loved that it even had a little exhibition on vintage underwear showing rare pieces from the 1930s, which were made before elastic had been invented so the knickers had to buttoned which was really fascinating. The owner David was very knowledge able about all the history of vintage underwear which was great and I particularly loved that he had lots of vintage packaging and advertisements from the past which were simply beautiful. I fell in love with the whole store so I just had to take some pictures to share with my readers and of course I couldn't come away without snagging some pieces for my own collection! I managed to get my hands on a beautiful blue girdle with trimmed lace and a matching blue bra which I adore! If you are in the area I definitely recommend checking out this little store, and it's also worth a trip to look round Bygone Times too, I'd recommend giving yourself a few hours to spare as there are so many wonderful things to see.

Coco Von Vintage x 

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Classic Carboot at London Kings Cross

Aloha my cherrypies, so if you follow my Instagram you will have seen that last weekend I attended the Classic Carboot sale that was hosted just outside of London Kings Cross. It was also an extra special day as I was meeting up with some amazing vintage loving gals there too so that we could do what girls do!

The Classic Carboot for those of you that don't know is more of a vintage fair rather than a carboot sale but is one that is hosted outside. Although the air was chilly and it drizzled more than once I had an amazing time. Not only was there vintage treasures galore there were amazing classic vintage cars and lots off amazing food and drink spots such as the double decker bus bar!

I thoroughly enjoyed myself looking around all the amazing vintage that trader's had to offer and shall be certainly attending next time with lots of cash to spend. The carboot had everything to offer from housewares to clothing, shoes, bags and even some vintage underwear. The only thing I would say is that although it says carboot the prices are more of a kin to fairs.

So what did buy?! I bought a gorgeous dress covered in flowers with hidden little motifs in such as windmills and violins that I absolutely adored, and I also bought an amazing vintage girdle with blue flower print on that I just couldn't come home without! I did see some amazing glass blown flamingos with a matching palm tree but unfortunately I just couldn't spend £35 on it, I'm afraid it will haunt my dreams forever but I did take a picture of it below so I can treasure the look of it for years to come haha! There was also an amazing utility clothing green knit swimsuit that was to die for that I also photographed below which I think would look amazing if you were attending an event like Viva!

The whole day was simply amazing and I loved  dressing up in my vintage finery, I was stopped more than a few times with my gal pals for photos which was also super fun. After all the shopping the day was rounded off by one too many cocktails at Cahoots which is also a place I suggest checking out if you love your vintage as it is WW2 themed bar. If you are in the area next time the carboot is on I sincerely suggest checking it out and seeing what vintage treasures you can find too.

Coco Von Vintage x

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Baking: Rhubarb and Almond Cake

Aloha my cherry pies, so I thought I'd try something new on my blog today and add a baking section!. Now I'm not the greatest baker in the world, probably one of the worst actually! But I thought my lovely readers could follow me on my journey while I try out this new challenge! So first up on the menu is Rhubarb and Almond cake!

Original Recipe:
Prep time - 15 Min's
Cook time - 40 Min's*
Serves 6

You will need:
250g Trimmed fresh rhubarb
150g Self raising flour
50g Ground Almonds
200g Caster sugar
4 Medium Eggs
200g Butter or Margarine
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Cake Tin
Non-Stick Baking paper

1. Wash and chop the Rhubarb into 1 inch chunks (think I went too small with mine oops)

2. Break the eggs and add the flour, almonds, sugar, margarine and vanilla extract (I did this in the wrong order, told you I wasn't the greatest baker)

3. Whisk until you have a smooth batter or use a food processor. (Forgot to get a pic here oops daisy!)

 4. Add in the chopped Rhubarb and gently stir.

5. Transfer the mixture into a cake tin lined with non-stick baking paper. (You can add flaked almonds sprinkled over the top here, I think I'll do this next time to give it that extra almond kick).

6. Now the recipe here told me to bake it in the centre of the oven for 40mins at 180c but this wasn't long enough for mine and it took another 20mins to be cooked through so just keep an eye on it.

7. And voilĂ ! Scrummy yummy Rhubarb and Almond cake!

Hope you have enjoyed this taste journey!

Coco Von Vintage x