Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Anyone for croquet?

The last "Jolly Well Healed" event was held recently at my house and in collaboration with friends. The weather and the setting couldn't have been more perfect. The gazebos and bunting were up and the croquet was in place; the rails were packed with beautiful vintage and new/nearly new designer clothes; the cakes baked and tea on the go! By 11 am there was a gaggle of excited women ready to shop! There was a lot of anticipation in the air! 

The mannequin (named Blossom from "I Capture the Castle") is stylishly modelling a silk dress from designer label Tibi and a classic scotchgrain Mulberry bag. On the vintage trunk there's another small Mulberry bag in green leather; a cognac leather Russell and Bromley bag; LK Bennett shoes; Castaner wedges; Ash sandals; an LK Bennet snakeskin oversized clutch; gold quilted leather French Sole ballet pumps and a brown suede and patent leather Anya Hindmarch bag. What a treasure trove!

This is my friend Faye who arrived at the event wearing skinny chinos with turn-ups and a fitted shirt and she went home in a completely different outfit! Here she is modelling her favourite items of the sale which she had to buy and put on straight away. She is wearing James "Twiggy" jeans and a Whistles cable knit jumper.

This is Hannah who is modelling her favourite picks of the sale which happen to be a Hartford cashmere short sleeved knit and in her hand the pair of gold quilted French Sole pumps. Hannah, Faye and I are also the trio that make up "Secret Store", a pop up shop mainly based in Brighton at the moment. We have just moved into our "Secret Stall" in the stylish Kemptown Trading Post, Brighton, which is packed full of vintage and designer goodies. Follow us on!/SecretStores

Here I am holding my red hot item of the sale which is a Humanoid top with a racer back. I liked it so much I just had to buy it! Oooops... ! I can't wait to wear it with skinny MIH jeans or tucked into my high waisted black Whistles trousers with heels....mmmm....

My friend Rebecca joined us for the event with "Thursdays Child" (named after her three children who were all born on a Thursday!) Rebecca sells gorgeous children's clothes from Toby Tiger and Powell Craft. Her selection of children's clothes and gifts are classic; timeless; bright and colourful.



Julia Burgan arrived in her gorgeous VW camper van bursting full of beautiful vintage home wares. Julia reupholsters traditional furniture and gives it a contemporary feel. I would like to fill my house with all of  Julia's lovely finds.

The croquet proved to be popular and there was a lot of raucous laughter (and cheating)! Fun was had by all and it was a very successful day. Thank you so much to those that managed to come and get into the spirit of the day. Hope you're all enjoying your lovely purchases! I'll let you all know when the next event is.

As ever,

Kisses, Julianna


  1. This event looks like it was so much fun and the clothes are fabulous! :)

  2. Oh, this looks so much fun! I wish I could have been there, too! I love the clothes, your friends (and you, too) look really beautiful and I like how you named the mannequin...
    I should organise a little event like that...
    Thank you for the idea and for the pretty pictures! I like your blog <3

  3. Oh and I would love to try playing Croquet! I never did it...

  4. Hello!!! i think your blog is awesome!!! following it already with google and bloglovin!

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  6. This is all looks amazing! What a fun day :)
    Lovely blog you have here, shall be sure to get following now that its been put to my attention :D

    Take care,

    Kristina oxoxo

    Ps. thank you for the follow, greatly appreciated with being fairly new to the world of blogger.

  7. Great blog. It looks like you had a fun day. Now following you.
    Would love for you to follow back if you like my blog. Nick x

  8. How awesome! Looks like you guys had some amazing pieces..

    All the best, Angel