Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CC Vintage customer :-)

Looking lovely in CC Vintage, Leanne rocks the blouse brilliantly!

Christmas Fair at SOUP KITCHEN

This Saturday come along to the Soup Kitchen on Spear St, Northern Quarter. It's going to be packed full of amazing stalls, Christmas deco, food, drinks and music. CC Vintage Globe has some lovely pieces, do not miss it! Vintage fur, cute blouses and stunning dresses, come and see us.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Follow the leader

I love to watch birds flying around the sky, following each other, going round and round and round, getting nowhere fast, not so dissimilar to humans...

Manchester Market Stall

Come rain or shine, CC Vintage will be selling tomorrow... Roll up Roll up x

Thursday, November 17, 2011


We have the most lovely stock, ever!
So many pretty things.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Market Alert

Ok, I know we are only in mid-November, however, the Christmas Markets in Manchester City Centre start THIS WEEKEND! They add such a festive spirit to the city, mulled wine a plenty! Also this weekend I will be returning to Piccadilly Gardens Vintage Fashion Market, this is my favourite spot as I get to see my regular customers and all the crazy characters that are often meandering around the area... I have my lovely hand picked vintage fashions for sale, plus some new items and some lovely little Christmas gift ideas too. V excited about seeing you all there.

I am pleased to say that I have also got a stall on December 10th, at the Soup Kitchens first ever Christmas Market. All the stalls will be super special as they have gone through a selection process to get the cream-of-the-crop there for the day. My friend who also has a stall is selling some amazing mohair winter scarves, all handmade at very reasonable prices, perfect xmas gifts. With DJs, drinks, stalls and food... what more could you ask for? It's still a while away,make sure you save some pennies for then too!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oriental opulence: a blossoming trend for CC Globe

CC Globe items are all hand picked in Hong Kong, Japan, China and far east Asia. The floaty luxurious fabrics, unique prints & patterns and excellent tailoring provide you with an exotic piece of fashion. We firmly believe in these styles and how special they are. I found this article online which captures the essence of CC Globe and the up and coming months ahead for our little one off vintage range...

"Emerging in autumn / fall 2011 and lasting into next year, the Oriental fashion trend is a subtle interpretation of the imagined Orient – perhaps not the Orient that you’d commonly encounter on the streets in the modern world, but the Orient of old. Follow the link for styling inspiration." .

Oriental fashion

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


I am excited to be organizing a photo-shoot this Sunday with a lovely new model for CC Vintage Globe. I had currently been doing the photos myself, styling, clicking and modeling, however, it's time for change! So this Sunday will see a new set up, let the shoot commence!

Monday, November 7, 2011


I have been Mrs Cheung for a whole two years now.
This makes me very happy.
Being married is nice. Being a wife is good.
Thanks Mr Cheung for choosing me.


Let the good times roll...

(The bride wore vintage, of course...)!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

****Freebie alert****

During a brief trip to Tesco to buy bleach and other cleaning products, I decided to stop by the magazine section and treat myself to the latest Grazia & Vogue (a free couple of hours to research the seasons style must haves)... however, I ended up leaving with a copy of InStyle and Glamour! Not usually my choice of magazine, but the freebies on the front grabbed my eye! In need of a new hand cream InStyle is giving away a lovely Cowshed cow pat moisturising cream where as Glamour treats us to a nails inc. varnish, I chose the on trend berry colour, but there are another three to choose from. My hands will be both super soft and colourful within the next hour...

Nothing like a nice freebie to start the day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Cannot wait to see this!

My Week with Marilyn, this movie looks so good! Cannot wait to see it...

This Thursday @ The Deaf Institute

Recently my husband started playing guitar for his talented friend Jake Mattison. They have now set off, plus four other members, to Scotland to play at a couple of gigs, supporting Emeli Sande, returning back to Manchester this Thursday. A gig is taking place at the Deaf Institute the night they return! I am really looking forward to seeing them play, especially my husband! Jake's songs have totally grown on me over the last few weeks and seeing them played live will be a real memorable occasion. If you are a fan of Bob Dylan, but with a more bluesy feel, then I think you will enjoy this gig. PS, look out for the outfit worn by Kelly (female backing vocals), supplied by CC Vintage Globe, one little Peter Pan collared blouse, plus vintage fur cape... Nice!
Good Luck Y'all!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Saturday Selling

Come along to the Didsbury Vintage & Craft Fair @ Emmanuel Hall
Here is a map

Say hello to CC Vintage Globe and receive 10% discount off any item!


Nuclear Seasons

Last night I heard this track and loved it! After a bit of online research, it seems you can download the track for free from the official website. That's nice!
Vocals reminding me slightly of Gwen Stefani, it's when the chorus kicks in I'm finding it hard not to do a bit of chair dancing...

Friends with skills

What a nice surprise from my friend Joe, who created this new logo for me and my vintage shop! It's super! I love it. Thanks a million :-)

Something sweet for those lips!

Fancy the taste of something sweet, that's good for you (well almost) and doesn't pile on the pounds?

This looks a little bit delicious to me....


Exclusive to Selfridges, a cheap little treat for your handbag that will keep your lips super soft and tasty this winter! Get it before it goes.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Yesterday I attended a birthday party, this party really was something special as the birthday girl was turning 100 years old. To be around so many elderly people, all dressed up, in their best outfits was really lovely! A sandwich spread with crisps, home made sweets and lots of other treats, birthday cake and so many bunches of flowers and cards filled the home. When asked what the birthday girls secret was "well I never really thought about getting old, it just happened". Drinking water from the tap in her fine china tea-cup, she swore that she has never touched a drop of moisturiser for her face and just let life get on with itself... Having a loving and caring family around her, the birthday girl still lives in her own house, calls her shots and enjoys her independent life! Pretty Annie, Happy Birthday To You. x

Monday, October 24, 2011

Didsbury Vintage & Craft Fair

Ok, another blog post about another fair, but this time, it's in Didsbury and I think it'll be super nice, in pretty surroundings with some real charming stalls. Where better place to be on an autumnal Halloween weekend, than a leafy, Manchester suburb, perusing an eclectic mix of items... My vintage blouses are selling out fast, so come and snap one up before they disappear!

Here is the facebook link with all the info. The fair starts early doors 10am and closes 4pm, and remember, the clocks go back too this weekend so we all get an extra hours beauty sleep!

Love CC x

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The UKs Favourite Vintage Event this Saturday!

I am so pleased to have a last minute slot at the fair this Saturday from 12pm! It's going to be huge, with over 40 stalls, plus a beauty bar and vintage tea room... lots of lovely pieces on offer from me too!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I think I was a little slow to discover this cool American-style diner haunt at Manchester's Spiningfields, as I see it is closing early November, but if you do have a chance to see it before it goes, then I suggest going down there for a burger and a jive, possibly a bit of bowling too! We arrived late on Saturday evening, luckily our friends had managed to battle and win a table (I think you're meant to reserve a spot), so we could be seated with a very strong cocktail and a juicy American style burger. The food took me right back to my New York trip with it being delivered in a bright red basket and friendly smiley staff! The music is a bit of a random mix, yet all good songs to have a dance to on the black and white checked dance floor. We didn't make it to the bowling alleys as I think you have to reserve a place well in advance. Unfortunately the doors closed early that night and we had to leave by 11pm, usually it stays open past midnight though. It's a cute place, shame it's not staying as Manchester needs more place like this!

Out came the winter coat...

I got my winter coat out for the first time yesterday, the weather has changed and the winter chill was in the air. My little fur trimmed winter wonder from NYC bought last November, warmed my body through! Although a little heavy to wear, the 1940s style I do love! Thinking back to my trip last year, Brooklyn Flea Market was such a good find. So many amazing items on sale there, I really wish there was some outdoor haunts like this over in the UK... I have yet to find these. Not only did the winter coat come out, but also a pair of new winter boots! A little shopping trip into town so me come face-to-face with a cute pair of ankle leathers from Clarks. I felt buying them now would mean I was to get my monies worth throughout the wintery days ahead.
I am now on the hunt for a new washing machine...

Monday, October 17, 2011

I had such a great time this Friday & Saturday at the Manchester Vintage Fashion Market. The feedback I received for CC Globe was brilliant. This was the first time I had shown the pieces and they went down a storm. Thankfully the sun stayed for the two days and customers came too. All the items I hand pick on my world travels are pieces that I really believe in and love, passing a vintage treasure on to the next person is such a great feeling. My little stall really stood tall against the others too and my three models all shone in their pretty dresses. I am really looking forward to the next market that is on November 18th & 19th, CC Globe will once again be there, with some more lovely one off pieces.Thank you to everyone who purchased from me, or came down and showed your support, it's very much appreciated.

Thanks! CC

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Liberty Scarves

I am a huge fan of scarves, printed pretty ones in particular. I have some lovely ones for sale, plus two very special Liberty of London Vintage Silk ones too that I found during a recent trip. They really do brighton up an outfit, and so versatile too. After doing some research I came across this little video for some lovely hand drawn scarves that Liberty currently stocks...

Head to Hedonist

Finding a good hairdresser is hard. Someone that understands your hair, what suits your face and that you feel comfortable chatting with can be difficult. However, I have been going to Hedonist in Manchester's NQ and the service you receive is brilliant. The interior of the store is lovely too, lots of calming wood and little birds decorate the area, the music is pretty chilled and the products they use are top quality. Michelle the owner totally appreciates how fine and wispy my hair is, yet she styles it so it doesn't quite feel like baby hair so much! I would definitely recommend going there, the staff are friendly and welcoming and I always leave happy!

Market Day

All week the rain has poured, the Manchester clouds have been full of rain drops, covering the city. However, the sunshine is now shining, the clouds are almost white in colour and the sky is blue. I feel blessed, as tomorrow, CC Globe launches at the OUTDOOR Manchester Vintage Fashion Market and I think we may just miss the rain!
I am sorry to blog about the weather, but this week I have been watching the updates non.stop. So fingers crossed the sunshine continues and the Manchester skies do shine for my little stall!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Selfridges New Beauty Hall: Manchester

I am so excited about the new Beauty Hall in Selfridges Manchester! The basement has recently re-opened with lots of new brands and products that I cannot wait to get my hands on. A huge fan of Jo Malone, they have opened their second branch in Manchester and you can get a complimentary hand and arm massage with their new delicious fragrance Wild Bluebell. Other brands include Tom Ford Beauty, Suqqu, Illamsaqua and many more. The floor also has a jewellery area and I think there are talks of a Patisserie too... Perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon I think!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Nice looks

Two looks spotted and loved this week...

CC Globe on facebook

I have set up a facebook page for CC Globe. Feel free to post anything on there; nice pics, vintage finds, cool shops. I want it to be a place where we can all share our exciting discoveries, no matter what shape or form! Here is the direct link

My new models

I was so happy to receive a call off my close friend, just in the nick of time as I was about to spend money on mannequins. Starting out on a market stall is proving costly and my little weekly wage does not stretch far! So when I got the call saying three lovely models were about to be dumped on the doorsteps of the bin men, I jumped at the chance of cleaning them up and using them for my Manchester Market. What can I say, they are very well behaved, don't question any of the outfits I put them in, and don't mind being taken to pieces and stored in my car-boot!

I am really looking forward to Friday and Saturday this week at the Vintage Fashion Fair in Piccadilly. I have been working frantically away since I returned from HK, cleaning, hanging, pricing, merchandising and labeling, I just hope the weather doesn't ruin all my hard work...

At the moment none of the new items are online, so this will be the preview of the lovely new blouses, also have some great polka-dot printed trousers and cute Chanel-style jackets. Once I have some free time I will start listing some items on my eBay and Etsy accounts too.

Anyway, here are my ladies!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Vintage Pretties House-Party

Let's SHOP

Having returned from my travels in Hong Kong, I now have some stunning new pieces on sale.
Specialising in silk blouses and printed dresses, CC Vintage Globe is one unique pretty shop.
From now until Christmas I will be selling online via my eBay and Etsy outlets, but you can also purchase directly from me at forthcoming Vintage Fashion Fairs across the UK.
Dates as follows:

Manchester Vintage &

Fashion Market

Manchester Vintage & Fashion Market, Manchester City Centre, Piccadilly Gardens
14th & 15th October
18th & 19th November
16th & 17th December

Didsbury Vintage & Craft Fair,
Emmanuel Hall, Didsbury Village, Manchester
Saturday 29th October

More dates to be confirmed soon.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

a colourful piece of glass

My sister received a birthday present,
A great idea it was,
To have a piece of glass cut,
And coloured just how she loved.

After a trip to choose the style,
And another to pick her colour,
One month did pass,
The deed was done,
And Naomi had her stained glass.


Thank you Delia at Apollo Stained Glass, it's delightful!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not in your wildest dreams...

At the weekend I got to smell the new Jo Malone fragrance, Wild Bluebell. It is delicious! I love it. They also do a candle in that scent too plus a whole range of products... Get my Christmas list ready!

See the beautiful story unwind here

"Get yer coat"

1. Cos (no price)

WoW! What a windy day, and to celebrate this wind I have started to look at new winter coats, here are some of my favs...

2. Trench by Jaeger £760

2. Just Female Cape Coat £148

3. Mac by Jaeger Boutique £250

5. Diane Von Furstenburg £795

Aztec Pattern Coat £100 ASOS

7. Wallis 60s Toffee Coat £120

8. Hobbs NW3 £239

9. Coat models own

10. Coat models own