PACK UP YOUR TROUBLES IN YOUR FILOFAX

So a little while back I was contacted about participating in a blogger competition for Filofax. Naming it The Original Fashion Decade, bloggers had to dedicate a look to a certain decade in fashion and I chose the 40s. It was a tough decade for British companies. Filofax's grounds were destroyed in the Blitz and along with it, all its records. Almost all hope was lost. But one woman, Grace Scurr, had kept names and addresses filed away in her own Filofax and with that she rebuilt the company fighting against the doubts voiced by the people around her. My father suggested that I use my British grandmother's hat which she wore while enlisted in the army. I felt somewhat emotional when I had finished my hair/make up, put on my outfit and placed the hat on my head. I tried to imagine what it must have been like to live back then. So, even though I have never done this before I dedicate this particular blog post to the women of the 40s.

PS, I would also appreciate your 'Like' on these photos (here and here) from the Filofax facebook album. The winner gets to host a giveaway!







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17 comments:

  1. this looks amazing, like from the 1940! I guess travelling in time is possible! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. YAY - I am so happy that it came across as 40s as that is really what I was going for :) xoxo

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  2. I love all the pictures in this post! The last one is fantastic, it looks as if you are contemplating sending a letter to your lover who's fighting in the war! This has got to be one of the best posts on your blog : D LOVE IT!

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    1. Thank you :D That is exactly what my mama said!! I wasn't sure about which ones to pick and she said that that one has more of a story to it "Shall I send the letter... will he get the letter..." :) xoxo

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  3. Stunning!(:

    www.anetesdomas.blogspot.com

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  4. when i flicked through the facebook album your outfit stood out to me straight away and i had already like the photos!

    also, i'm hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog at the moment with a mac lipstick of your choice up for grabs so be sure to check it out! UK only though!

    katy x

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    1. Thanks so much - you're so sweet :) really want to enter your giveaway but I'm not in the UK anymore boooo xoxo

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  5. This is such a lovely post! What an exciting thing to be asked to do, I think you have pulled the look off really well!! Really enjoying your blog you have yourself a new follower :) can't wait for more posts!! Xx


    www.indigogirl1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much :D I had a lot of fun putting it together and I think my parents did too. My dad found the row of houses and the GR post box- I love your outfits btw xoxo

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  6. I *adore* this your hat, your overall outfit and this post. I decided not to take part in the Filofax competition due to lack of time and inspiration. You, have done so well! I hope you win! Ann x

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