Proper Bunting

Proper Bunting

>> I'm almost tempted to leave you today with just these three sole images of menswear designer Carolyn Massey at the fringes of the Wilton Way Royal Wedding street party, wrapped up in a PROPER flag.  Not some cheap Union Jack flag bought from a souvenir shop but a genuine flag that belonged to Carolyn's grandfather who had this flag up at his church where he was vicar.  I salute this proper flag sighting. 




Then I thought I was going to be offline for a bit as I leave for Sydney tonight so I best leave a few more mementos of the day.  I guess everyone has already bleated on about how brilliant the day was, how magnificent and pitch-perfect the dress was and I can't add anything to all the chat given that I, like 1.9 billion other people just watched it on the box.  Let's just say I got what I wanted out of it, both in the choice of dress and canapes and that's basically, all I was interested in really.  The real fun was of course all the stuff on the fringe of what was going on in Westminster, and the general public responded to a day that could have been just another lazy bank holiday, by making the effort with their street parties and really making it a celebratory shindig (not just an excuse to get out pile on the cakes and booze…).





Frieda of House of Hackney aptly had her version of a wedding trousseau out on Wilton Way…


Violet Cakes got into the action with initialed cupcakes…


…as well as rigging up patchwork bunting…


I covered up my slightly disrespectful white vintage dress which has a gazillion covered buttons running up the sleeves and the back with some slouchy layers and a pair of trainers to schlep around in, taking in little bits of street parties around East London.  Suffice to say I definitely don't regret staying an extra day in London, sacrificing jeg-lag recovery time in Sydney but enjoying genuinely good bunting time… vaguely gushy end note over. 




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  1. Carol

    2011-04-29 at 6:29 PM

    the atmosphere must’ve been amazing. i believe in these collective unconscious things, and probably the general feeling – especially in london – was of loads of love, joy and hope. and no matter why, it’s good to have these floating around everyone… 🙂
    p.s.: loooooooove the flag. want one! :~~~~


    2011-04-29 at 6:33 PM

    I was in Trafalgar Square and although I don’t really have any interest in the Royals I’m so glad I went for the experience. The atmosphere was electric and I genuinely felt quite moved.
    Have a wonderful time in Sydney!

  3. cornacchia

    2011-04-29 at 7:02 PM

    Ciaoooo! do you know them?
    they are our friends! is amazing stuff! check it!

  4. salome

    2011-04-29 at 7:05 PM

    beautiful pics…. Nice look 😉

  5. inside my head and wardrobe

    2011-04-29 at 7:10 PM

    the atmosphere looked great ! love your pictures suzie ! and love the detail on the sleeves of your top


    2011-04-29 at 7:47 PM

    Absolutely. I love each and everyone of your pics Susie.
    Have a good and safe trip.

  7. Jasmin

    2011-04-29 at 7:48 PM

    Reallyyyyy cool photos!!! <3 it 🙂

  8. Bella

    2011-04-29 at 8:16 PM

    What wonderful patchwork bunting! Makes a change from the British flag prints all over the place…
    Gorgeous white dress. Love the detail on the sleeves..

  9. Megan Guernsey

    2011-04-29 at 9:11 PM

    Seriously? That flag?

  10. stylised dialogue

    2011-04-29 at 10:03 PM

    the flag is GENIOUS! and I’d kill for those napkins!! great pictures, great button donned dress 🙂

  11. chrys

    2011-04-30 at 12:11 AM

    the flag is the best outfit i’ve seen today (apart from *the dress* of course). thanks for sharing!

  12. Olive

    2011-04-30 at 2:26 AM

    I love the stripes effect on your outfit! I hope i can see the whole outfit pictures specially I’m curious about your shoes 😉


    2011-04-30 at 2:39 PM

    the cuffs on your shirt are gorgeous! and go quite nicely with that tee, rad look

  14. thefashionguitar

    2011-04-30 at 4:07 PM

    That first look with the flag is really cool!! More I like the details on the sleeves of your blouse… beautiful!
    XO Charlotte

  15. Brandon Acton-Bond

    2011-04-30 at 8:04 PM

    Disrespectful my arse! The only way I could see either your or Carolyns outfits as disrespectful is the Breton stripes? But I’d consider that more hopeful then anything else (will Brits ever get along with the Frenchies? Only time will tell…).

  16. Lauren

    2011-05-05 at 4:48 PM

    Great finds..Add these items and even more to your closet at

  17. canvas prints

    2011-11-03 at 11:36 AM

    Loving the vintage feel here, thanks.

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