Thursday, 10 September 2009

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Elderflower Champagne & The Good Time Girl

Of course all Good Time Girls like a glass of fizz don't they?
Gladys and the Good Time Girl are no exception but in these credit crunch times champagne can be a bit of a luxury.
So we going to have a go at making our own - Elderflower Champagne.
We've got the recipe from our friends over at (where we got those fabby recycled envelopes from a few posts ago) and it's ever so easy to make.
If you want to have a go yourselves you'll find the recipe here.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009


This is how we packaged our most recent jewellery sale
in an envelope made from a page of a 1970s childrens' annual, tied with wool.
We got the envelope from our friends over at Renaissance who have two blogs
Renaissance Little Green Book and Renaissance Vintage Notebook, we think they'll be opening a www shop soon

Saturday, 9 May 2009


Imagine my delight when I found this in my Etsy Converstions box this morning:

Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog: Have a great weekend, Angie

And I was even more delighted when I popped over to Angie's blog and saw the fabulous post she has written on our shop Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe

Angie has her own Etsy shop with some delightful scarflettes (amongst other things) for sale, I especially like this one, now if I had a little girl it would be in my shopping cart in a trice. There's stuff for adults too so why not take a look?

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Photographic Angst

We all know that photographs sell, after all what else have customers got to go on?

Unfortunately these photographs just aren't very good, they don't do justice to the clothing.

The lighting is awful, as is the background.

It's been casung me a lot of angst.

But the other day I listed the above skirt anyway and guess what?

It's sold within a couple of days or so.

The moral?

Well obviously we need to get the best photographs possible but maybe it's better to get stock in the shop, even with a less than perfect photograph, than to sit around wondering how to improve the photographs and not offer the items for sale.

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Spring Blossom

We have blossom everywhere here in England at the moment - enjoy!

Friday, 10 April 2009


Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe is featured in an Etsy Treasury available to view this weekend here.
Thank you See Sue Stich for including us in your fantastic collection.
For more photographs and to purchase this handbag please see here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Vintage Scarves

I have a glorious collection of vintage scarves
that I'm gradually sorting through

and taking photographs of to put in the shop.

Vintage Scarves coming to Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe soon.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Shop Update

Spring dresses are now being added to the shop on an almost daily basis, they can be found here.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Yves St Laurent at Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe

In 1966 Paris coutourier Yves St Laurent launched his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche , meaning “left bank”, left of the Seine , the place of abode for young bohemians and artists at the time.
In 1971 he launched a perfume of the same name. The packaging of Rive Gauche quickly became iconic and the electric blue colour was used in the advertising campaign for the perfume.
Gladys Gladrags has found a beautiful, authentic 1970's Yves St Laurent wool jacket in the iconic shade of electric blue with black trim.

Sadly it doesn't fit me so it's in the shop and it's wonderful.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009



Thursday, 26 February 2009

Power Shoulders are back

According to Carola Long, Deputy Fashion Editor of The Independant newspaper

Shoulders barge back into fashion

Read the whole article here,
get the look from our own shop Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe where you'll find lots of orginal vintage 1980s fashion complete with shoulder pads.

Wednesday, 25 February 2009


Last week was a week of "firsts".

First sale from our Etsy shop Gladys Gladrags Wardrobe , first tag from Creative Coquette

and first vintage Yves St Laurent find.

I'll show you the Yves St Laurent find as soon as I can get some good photographs, the light has been awful for the past few days.

Now for the tag, seven things:

1. I once considered training to be a fashion buyer, how I wish I had.

2. Instead I went into advertising.

3. I live outside the beautiful and historic university town of Cambridge in England.

4. I'm a bag lady, I adore handbags.

5. And shoes.

6. And coats, coats I just love coats, you can never have too many coats!

7. I'm happily married with a family.

Now I'm supposed to tag 7 other bloggers to tell 7 things about themselves and they in turn have to tag 7 more bloggers to tell 7 things. So here goes:

Redwood House

Dear Golden Vintage

Le Creazioni di Giovanna e Roberta

Darrah's Dresser

Ambrosia's Musings

Clever Nettle

Some Girls Wander

Hope you don't mind girls?

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

New Hair Do!

The Goodtime Girl has hair! Don't be shy turn around now and show us your new hair do.

Wonderful. Such a shame she still doesn't have any hands.
(By the way if you like the clothes they are now in the shop.)

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Must Read

"It's Vintage Darling! by Christa Weil is a must read for all you vintage fashion lovers. Absolutely jam packed with information on how to get the best vintage, where to find it and how to take care of it.

You can get a copy here.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Adorable Vintage Handbag Photograph

Been trying to get decent pics for the shop and I was exceptionally pleased with this one.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

The Good Time Girl Goes to Work

Despite the lack of hair, we are looking for a wig for her, The Good Time Girl was delighted to model a pink vintage mohair wrap for the Etsy Shop.

You can see it here.

Thursday, 15 January 2009

Alligators Old Mink & New Money

Now reading this book that was purchased via Amazon for an amazing £0.01 (+ p & P).