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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

RIP Winehouse :-(

Truly saddened by the death of Amy Winehouse. Loved her music and loved her style. She is the only woman I think could ever pull off that amount of tattoos and still look feminine. She kept many a bank manager angry at me with the devastation her Fred Perry collaborations caused on my balance. I remember meeting her in the Hawley Arms once and she was such a sweet, fragile little girl. Ravaged by superstardom. Saturday was a very sad day indeed :-(

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Return of the mac...

In the next couple of months I will be regenerating and updating the blog more often, if you are interested in advertising on, or contributing to it, drop me an email and we can discuss things :-)

Fashion will still be a focus, but other pop culture issues, as well as menswear, music and a few of my innermost wonderings will be commented on too; I have been stagnant and treading water in my life too long, letting myself get caught up in unimportant things and leaving the things that really matter (like progressing what was a burgeoning writing career) slip by the wayside. So, it's time to rediscover myself and who I really am, because if I'm honest, I got lost, many many months ago.

Thoughts on what you would like to read, as well as constructive criticism will be welcomed...(except on the grammar front, I know best on that, full stop.)

But for now a few things to keep the creative mind ticking,

* what do you think dogs would say most if they could talk?

'Why did you give me such a fucking stupid name?' is my best bet

* why were people (myself included) so obsessed with designer/celebrity/high st collaborations, even when they were shit?

* why did I ever move home from London?

* who invented false nails? cos they want shot

* why do you always want what you can't have?

* is independence a state of mind or a state of being? Can it be taught or is it inherent?

And finally....

* why did I ever move home from London?

Answers on a postcard please :-)

P.S. I'm selling some things on ebay if anyone is interested, seller name, melsimblet


Friday, May 28, 2010


Just to update you all, the dark brown Chanel classic and the Chanel bucket bag have now been sold. :-( But I still have the beautiful purple Chanel and the black caviar 2.55 reissue, as well as a Vivienne Westwood bag, a Dior saddle bag with matching purse and lots of beautiful vintage bags. Email me for more images, information or prices.

Mel xx

Monday, May 17, 2010

It's hard to say goodbye

So, the time has come for me to grow up and start acting like a big girl now that I'm a fully qualified teachers n all that. Happily this means I am buying myself a house :-) (pending all mortgage acceptances etc) less happily this means I need to find some money, fast. I have very little of this. I do however, have a considerable amount of equity in my ridiculously large collection of designer bags.

Enough waffle, basically this means I am selling off some of my handbags. At the moment definite ones to go are 4 Chanel's ( very :-( about this, but needs must) 1 Vivienne Westwood (provided I get a decent price, she was expensiiiiive) 1 Dior with matching purse, and a selection of vintage ones.

All are in great condition, as the pictures below show. If you want any more images please let me know.

I also have a selection of shoes and clothes for sale too, if you want images of any of these items being worn please let me know.

In terms of price, because I need the money asap, while I want to get the best price I can because I paid a lot for some of these items, I am willing to negotiate, so feel free to give me best offers etc..... post a comment on here, contact me via facebook/mobile or email me at melaniesimblet@googlemail.com

Pics to follow xxxx


As well as handbags I am also selling loads of my shoes and boots, a selection of new and never been worn still with tags on, to vintage and fairly battered, price reflects this, from £5. I'm a size 5, these shoes/boots range from 5-6. Contact if you want images or info about a specific pair.

Vintage Handbags

A selection of vintage and new handbags, all good condition, though some wear on some of the vintage ones. Geniune snake and crocodile skin for almost all of the vintage bags (will let you know which ones if you ask) Prices from £5, contact me if you want closer images of particular bag or prices....

Vivienne Westwood Bag

Amazing and rare Vivienne Westwood bag. Westwood only makes bags in a particular style for 1 season which makes each one extremely rare and desirable. This is a really unusual style bag in a deconstructed style, made in crocdile skin with the eponymous Westwood orb embossed on the bottom corner (seen in pictures) Love this bag and cost a fortune so will need right price before I let it go. I have used it quite a lot, but because of the nature of the skin it is very durable and hard wearing. As with the others, get in touch for more info or images. :-)