You may have noticed that the Couture Allure website and this blog have been quiet lately. There's a very good reason for that. I have been working very hard over the last couple of months opening 3 retail spaces where you can now buy vintage and vintage-inspired clothing, accessories and jewelry from Couture Allure live and in person! It's been a lot of work, but I am thrilled with the results.
This is the Couture Allure space at Antiques & Uniques in Ozona, FL. Here, you'll find vintage from the 1930s - 1970s mixed with a few modern pieces that have a bohemian vibe.
Vintage hats, scarves, jewelry handbags, shoes and home textiles round out the mix, along with some select vintage furniture finds.
Couture Allure goes tropical at House to Home in Clearwater, FL. Here you'll find vintage clothing and accessories in brighter prints and colors, as well as smaller furniture pieces with a true Floridian flair.
In this space, you'll find lots of 1960s - 70s clothing mixed with vintage-inspired pieces that have that beachy, patio party style.
For the fun and funky, shop my space in Patina Retro and Modern, opening soon on Main St. in Dunedin, FL. Here's a sneak peek at some of the vintage sparkle and shine you'll find there, along with vintage lingerie and accessories. This is where you'll see vintage from the 1950s - 80s to add a little spice and glam to your style.
If you are visiting the Gulf Coast of Florida, I hope you'll stop in to see my retail shops. The website will be back in full swing in September with loads of fabulous vintage finds for fall and winter. I promise!
Lets face it. DIY sucks in Nigeria. The only DIY we do here are last minute repairs when we are late for dates or appointments, we are waaaaay too busy to make our own chains, convert our trousers to bum shorts, even style our hairs. But I liked this DIY because, I realized when I stack my jewelleries in one bag they get spoiled, broken, rusted, tangled, the whole shebang. But where we can improvise one lazy sanitation weekend to make our jewellery problems go away, am sure it will be worth it. Thus here are some DIY ways to take care of your jewellery
You mustn't have this exact apparatus o, but it's the idea that counts. Don't crucify me
Now this we can relate to, my friend has this super cool jewellery hanger, and I always loved looking at it, I had no idea my regular hanger could. Also do the trick.
Yup, that's an actual rake... Nothing is useless, the moment am back in the village where I was posted, AMA find me some rake, AMA clean it up, then Ama hang it up nd hang my jewelleries on there. O_o. Like this
Theres a question mark because I don't really think people might flow with this iidea but check it out. With the increase in low cut back dresses, it's improbable that a lot jewellery will be used.... I mean, drama in front, drama out back, drama every where. Don't mind me am getting carried away. But think about leaving the wow factor at the back, letting ur back speak for ur outfit? I think it's a pretty good idea if done in moderation
We all know that if we are gna travel that route we had better transfer the hook towards the pendants or halfway smwhere on the chain, biko not in front of your neck for every one to see. or you end up looking like your having a hard time keeping your jewellery in front. We wouldn't want that. Another problem might be that choking feeling you get when smthing is hanging backwards on your neck, your not choking but an it's unfamiliar feeling for your neck, this might cause you to start to fiddle with your necklace thus ruining the entire point. In other words, only the confident can rock it.
I for one will sit on the fence with this one... Though it looks good, but when done wrong could ruin your outfit.