You know, I’m never unhappy about being born in these times, despite my love for the fashions of the past. To me, the internet is one of the most incredible inventions there has ever been and I do love that I remember life before it – and that I didn’t have to live too long without it! So no, I have no lust for the real life radio days, but I do, however, absolutely love radio and pretty much every day in my house is a radio day in terms of how regularly I listen to it.
I feel like fewer and fewer people listen to a good old fashioned radio these days, but having several of them in my home is an absolute must (although I admit I prefer the more modern DAB iterations for the huge range of stations). I listen every morning as I get ready for work and I particularly listen at the weekend – especially when B and I are pottering around in the kitchen. I’m addicted to BBC Radio 2’s Sounds of the 60s show that comes on Saturdays between 8-10am – it’s absolutely worth being up early for (not that this is early by my body clock’s standards!). I highly recommend this show – it’s impeccably well curated, full of amazing facts and plays the best music from what I think is the best era for music so far.
Anyway, all this is leading me to say that I equally love this charming radio brooch by Erstwilder. I love it even more because it was a surprise gift from them – an extra they put in my review package as a 30th birthday gift. So it will always be extra special to me and a nice reminder of a very happy day in my life – I can only thank them for that. What a cool company, seriously. It’s a lovely coincidence that it’s a similar colour to one of my own actual radios, so of course it had to feature in this little photoshoot. It’s one of my two beloved DAB radios (other colours currently selling for £30 which is a bargain by the way – link below) and I won’t be happy until every room in my house has a cute little retro DAB to fill the air with the sounds of good music!
Brooch: ‘Radio Shack’ c/o Erstwilder
Belt: free from a skirt
Shoes: Bamboo saddle shoes, Zulily
Radio: John Lewis (available colours)
If you’ve read this far, bonus fact for you: B and I waded through weeds that were up to well above my knees to get these shots…