All The Fun Of The Fair

Monday, January 11, 2010

Last Saturday, January 9th, all the way back in 1768  Philip Astley staged the first modern circus in London.

As a mini celebration I spent Saturday night watching circus themed films (Big Fish is a good one) and eating candy floss (yes, I have a candy floss machine, I’m not sure why either)

I love Circus style. It conjurs up images of top hats, corsets, feathers and sequins, but all with a dark and sinister edge. The HBO series Carnivale is the perfect example, if you haven’t seen it you really should.

I’m not the only one to use circus style as an inspiration. For Spring Summer 2010 Temperley has produced a beautiful Circus inspired collection and the website has an amazing inspiration section and interactive images as well as this beautiful video.

11 Responses
  • Treacle
    January 11, 2010

    LOL! I like candy floss too, and candy apples. And I especially like those Christian Louboutins in that collage.
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    • Retro Chick
      January 11, 2010

      mmm, they’re nice aren’t they!

      We made candy apples at the weekend too. Except we cut them into 1/4 first as I find a whole toffee apple too hard to eat!

  • IdStyle
    January 11, 2010

    I love the carivale style as well. Just recently, in December, I went to a circus themed party! It was so much fun to really indulge in the theme!
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    • Retro Chick
      January 11, 2010

      Oh cool, how much fun does that sound!

  • Ashe Mischief
    January 11, 2010

    This post has all sorts of YES on it from me! I LOVE circus style (obviously) and I love Carnivale and Big Fish. Such lovely treats for a Monday morning!
    .-= Ashe Mischief´s last blog ..Alice in Wonderland for Urban Decay =-.

    • Retro Chick
      January 11, 2010

      I wanted to write more, but had such a busy day!

      I’m so sad there is no more Carnivale, I loved it.

  • Michelle
    January 12, 2010

    I love circus & carnival style things! yum yum yum.

    Also, TOTALLY jealous that you have a cotton candy machine. Loooove cotton candy.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Marvelous Monday! =-.

  • Piper
    January 12, 2010

    I just came across your blog – and I just have to say I think it rocks! i love, love the circus poster!
    .-= Piper´s last blog ..{room to spare} =-.

  • diamondsinchampagne
    January 15, 2010

    Omg that harlequin sequin skirt has taken my breath away!

    Thank you for your positive comment on my blog 🙂 Made me smile

  • Stile
    March 21, 2010

    Those Christian Louboutin heels are as sweet as candy.
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