Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Black Cloche...Black Cat

 Okay so perhaps he is Grey, but I won't tell if you don't!? 

Yes!...That is a Cat on my umbrella! 

A special leaving present from all those beautiful friends at Beyond Retro (past and present). 
So now my dream of owning a 'world famous James Smith & Sons' brolly is a reality and I really can not express how grateful I am for such a thoughtful and touching gift! 

Thank you all for giving me so many amazing experiences, happy memories and fabulous friends. My time with you was a highlight of my London living and now every time it rains I will think of you. 

Photographs by Craig at The Russell-Cotes Museum

I am wearing: 
'Black (Grey) Cat Umbrella: James Smith & Sons, London
Black 1920's Cloche Hat ~ Black 1930's Velvet Chinoiserie Cape } Beyond Retro
Black & White 1940's Dress} Etsy
Vegan Shoes: New Look

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14 comments:

  1. Aww sweetpea you look lovely and what an absolute golden umbrella, wow! \^.^/ It's so beautiful! I hope you are having a lovely February kitten! So cold! I can not wait for the spring! Love to you and yours xxx

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  2. I KNEW it was a James Smith brolly as soon as I saw it. I have browsed there but never bought. What a wonderful gift to have - he's gorgeous. There is nothing quite like a beautiful, proper umbrella. I don't have anything as fancy as a James Smith one but I do take pride in always using a distinct, distinguished full-length umbrella. None of these nasty fold-away things. And a good umbrella makes a walk in the rain the joy that it should be, all the more so if it has associations with loved ones xx

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    1. Exactly! Aww I'm so glad someone else recognised a James Smith. Such a special shop. xx

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  3. That is the best umbrella handle I have ever seen! I love your hat+cape combination as well. It looks very dramatic and intriguing :)

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  4. Ooooh love love LOOHOOOVVEEE!! I so want that umbrella too... and I don't even like umbrellas haha. Love the cloche and total look too bits!

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  5. i think you have the best vintage finds collection i've ever seen! that umbrella is breathtaking!

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  6. You look fantastic and that brolly is very special indeed!
    Hugs x

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  7. The cat detail is to die for! I also love the black velvety cloche hat... Lush! x

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  8. you look mesmerising as usual Kelly-Marie! What an amazing gift to have that umbrella, I can't think of a more perfect owner for it. I hope you're doing well!

    Emma x

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  9. An absolutely incredible hat, it looks so gorgeous on you, made for you!! I've never seen a cat head on a brolly handle, you wear it all so well :) xx

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  10. You look gorgeous in that cloche hat ... and the umbrella ... what a wonderful present!
    Maybe see you at the next Blandford Corn Exchange, Vintage at the Village Hall fair on Mon 24th?
    M x

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    1. Yes definitely! I was really hoping you would be there again, i'm so excited! :) xx

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  11. You look s gorgeous! So ellegant and beautiful! I wish I would be like you *w* I adore you umbrella sooo much too. Adorable <3

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