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Happy days

This lovely dress arrived from Ebay just yesterday. I actually missed bidding for it, contacted the seller and she kindly put it on for me buy-it-now. What a BARGAIN! Perfect for such hot days, fingers crossed for more of those! I’m also wearing a belt designed and made by my friend Alex Herdman, the owner of Last Footwear an amazing shoe and general gorgeousness shop in Brighton. This belt is one of those classic, quirky pieces looking good with everything and aging beautifully, the leaves sort of opened up giving it a more organic shape. She also sells shoes by some small independent designers like original US based Cydwoq – I bought a pair of sandals by them last year, a whole new experience in footwear!!! and shoes by Julia Lundstein of Finsk for the lovers of sculptural heels. Bags too, my personal favourite being Brighton based Neoma. Alex is happy to do mail-order on most designs, the lovely gal she is 😉 Check them out, because they are small, ethical, and all those things we should be aiming for, or perhaps just because they are lovely. Shoe/bag addicts beware!!!                                                   

As for the Guns….

you might be wondering by now, as it was all dandelion (pitypang) prettiness so far, so here you are the other side of K. I took my Tshirts down to the beach to be photographed, nobody bat an eyelid this is Brighton after all 😉 The Bowie Diamond Dogs T was this weeks flea market find, the other two are from Ebay. Please note the amazing detail on the black Guns T, Axl’s facial expression, boxer shorts (?) and his finger in a very typical position. As for the music I attached a video with more testosterone on stage than in Mr. Stallone’s urine sample in his peak days. Enjoy!

Vintage loveliness

I bought these on Etsy (where else? I AM green you know, most of my purchases come from Etsy, Ebay Charity shops or the amazing Brighton Boot Fare – Sundays at the Train Station) aren’t they lovely? And how PERFECTLY they would go with Vintage Vacations Duster Coat….. Now there is a though ;-). The boot fare was a great success yesterday, I spent all of 10 quid for about 6 items, in time when I have the chance to take pictures of them I’ll show you too. Till then, enjoy the pretty Day Tripper earrings by Singing Sky:

And an image I took on the boot fare on a previous day…. This guy is selling off a whole haberdashery factory’s back-stock, AMAZING stuff!

 

 

Frontpage glory On Etsy

As captured by the lovely Jahnut!

It’s such a buzz to get onto the frontpage of Etsy(for those who don’t know it……are there folks out there reading me who DON’T???…so Etsy is a wonderful platform for handmade goodness where I sell my creations, and found a lovely bunch of guys too) great happiness for my friend’s and a little smugness as it might just mean that I actually managed to put 12 items I like together in an aesthetically pleasing collection! Enjoy!

 

Go green?

So yesterday I bought this month’s Mare Claire (UK edition). I sort of wish I hadn’t. It’s the “green issue” encouraging all of us to be green-concius when buying fasion. It recommends Stella McCartney, John Smedley and some other very exclusive (ie. expensive) brands some of which are entirely organic/green/sweatshop-free, some only have green sub-lines. As for people who cannot AFFORD the high end the only recommendation was buy in Charity Shops, and customise. Great. I’m into fashion, and do a lot of creative work apart from my hatlings too, but surely we cannot expect people to ALL go down that route? I felt that Etsy with it’s hand made ethics would have been such a fittingly good example and also affordable for all of us. Surely we cannot hope for the word to go green if being green is the privilage of the wealthy? Anyway, sorry for ranting 😉 Here is an amazing example of the greenest of Etsy sellers, Vintage Vacations  is based on the Isle of Wight and makes the most amazing, funky clothes of vintage fabrics, even upcycling vintage table linen. I just adore her style, and the caravans too 😉 Duster Coat

Hello world!

Well HELLO to you too! I’m Kristina, the not so slightly mad hatter of Kankalinhats with a well developed fashion/internet/Guns n’ Roses obsession. That brings me to the title, pitypang is dandelion in my mother tongue Hungarian, and that expresses very much who I’m: half Hun and now half British, hard and soft, serious and silly, so there we go. I hope I’ll write things some of you will be interested in, but if not just let me know, or just tell me to shut up, by pressing the X. ;-DDD See you again soon!

K. (which stands for Kristina, and Kankalin, Kanka, and all sorts of other names people might call me. K it is then.