Why I TILT – and why you should too …

Why I "TiLT" ... and why you should too! So about now you may be wondering "what the hell's a TiLT, and why should I do it?" "TiLT" is an acronym for Things I Love Thursday, and is an internet phenomenon started by the magical Gala Darling in 2007.  I first heard about it on Gala's site way back … Continue reading Why I TILT – and why you should too …

Backstage at a burlesque show …

Backstage at a burlesque show ... Have you ever attended a burlesque show?  All the ticks for you if you have - you'll no doubt have loved the glamour, the glitter, the sparkles and the full-on "sass" that goes into a burlesque revue. Burlesque performers are showgirls in the extreme; they put their heart and soul (and a … Continue reading Backstage at a burlesque show …

MumptyLoves 26/09/2014

These are the things Mumpty loves this week - 26/09/2014 ♥ Serge Lutens un Boise Vanille fragrance This is one of the bestest fragrances I've ever tried.  Sadly I've only got a little tester of it - did you know you could buy small versions of most fragrances on Trademe? It's a good way to check things … Continue reading MumptyLoves 26/09/2014

Inspirational women – Kirsty Leigh

Five quick-fire questions with inspirational women ... Kirsty Leigh A few weeks back I was thinking about my friends, the women I've met and and some of the other fabulous women you see and read about in the media.  It struck me then how inspirational many of them have been to me in one way or another, … Continue reading Inspirational women – Kirsty Leigh

Personal styling session

Should you have a personal styling session? Yes, you should!A couple of years ago I was sent a birthday e-mail from Annah Stretton inviting me to attend a free personal styling session with one of their stylists.  Initially I thought the idea was simply a sales pitch, however whilst I acknowledge there is certainly a financial incentive for Annah Stretton to … Continue reading Personal styling session

Classics Museum calendar launch party

The 2015 Classics Museum Pinup Calendar launch party ... Following this post, although somewhat (OK, massively!) belatedly, I thought I'd give you a little rundown on how much fun the calendar launch party was! There was a pretty big build-up to the night to be honest; we'd had the shoot waaaaay back in April and although we'd … Continue reading Classics Museum calendar launch party

That frock

That frock ... That frock ... oh, that frock! Truly deserving of a post all of her own, she is reverently referred to by me as "The Ava" and she makes my little heart flutter! Sadly, The Ava doesn't even belong to me - if she did, she'd hold prime position in my wardrobe - in fact, I'd probably purchase a mannequin and display her in … Continue reading That frock

MumptyLoves 19/09/2014

These are the things Mumpty loves this week - 19/09/2014 ♥ Sebastian Super Zero Gravity hairspray I won this fantastic hairspray in a competition via Makeup Obsessives ... thanks Kirsty (this was long before I was appointed an admin by the way - there's no silly favouritism at MUO!)  I've used it quite a few times … Continue reading MumptyLoves 19/09/2014

Doing, wanting, reading, loving …

Doing, wanting, reading, eating, loving ... A little round-up of what's up!Today I thought I'd do a little round-up of what's up in Mumpty's thoughts/life ... if only so I can look back at in six month's time and see what's changed!  So, here goes:Doing: ♥ lots of blogging and writing after hours ♥ helping our daughter train her … Continue reading Doing, wanting, reading, loving …

A view to scheme by …

A view to scheme by ... (A fictional story, inspired by the picture below.) Henri, 1pm ... Henri climbed the lichen-clad, rough-hewn steps to the small stone building on the top of the hill and gazed through the heart-shaped window that looked out over the city of Paris. His heart was heavy with dread, for Henri had gotten himself into … Continue reading A view to scheme by …