Sunday, March 28, 2010

Let The Show Begin...

Let The Show Begin...
Put on Your Top Hat

And, Your Stockings and Gloves, Darling...

Oh, Don't Forget Your High Heels

And, That Special Studded Bustier
Just Might Do The Trick.
Because Tonight Is The Night
For A Special Performance...

As We Dance The Night Away...
While Being Decked Out In
Fabulous One of A Kind Vintage Lingerie
For That Special Someone. We could create our own cabaret.

My love for vintage lingerie took me to Etsy this morning.
As I sipped my cup of tea, I realized how much
over the top creative talent there is in the world.
Just look at the photography, models, creations and inspiration found on Etsy.
The first four mind blowing photos and
items are available at 2 Treasure Hunt. Doesn't this look like an editorial from a high end fashion magazine? Oh geez, the bar has been set for Etsy.
This gorgeous and classic vintage 1950's Warner piece that a gal with curves would treasure is from my blog gal pal, Michelle, over at The Red Velvet Shoe.

This upcycled masterpiece is found at The Pink Purse.
There are so many items I swoon over at her delightful shop! It was seriously difficult to choose just one.

For a slightly meeker point of view,
I adore this Vera lounging set.
Could you see yourself lounging in the late afternoon poolside in Palm Springs or the Hamptons
in this number with a dry martini in hand?

The perfect cover up, this vintage leopard robe this is lined with velveteen found at Stiletto Girl. Grr...

So, just a little wish list of mine of the Fabulous Finds of the Day found at Etsy.

Do any of these speak to you, doll?
If vintage isn't your thing or you just love luxurious lingerie, check out frou frou fashionista. It's full of glorious eye candy.
Enjoy your day!
May you do it in style.


Friday, March 26, 2010

Lingerie Inspiration From a Black Haired Beauty Retro Gal

While most crazy gals I know are plopping down
money for a fake spray tan,
I found these images of this gorgeous black haired beauty
with the most memorable ivory pure skin.
Skin as white as snow and so gorgeous.
Mixed up with the most feminine flocks of all
Makes a fairy tale of all things rare, feminine and lost in the world.
I must say that lately I have seriously acquired a love for vintage lingerie. First of all, it 's quality, adorable and actually accentuates the waist. And, doesn't cost an arm and a leg. A trip to Nordstrom shocked me into my love for vintage due to the price tags.
What do you think of lingerie?
Do you treat it as a special expense and all holds bar?
Do you have a special expense just for lingerie?
Is this an area in your life were no matter
what, even if it means cheap dinners, you just don't skimp?
Does hot lingerie = hot stuff and happy life?
Please share, dear friends. I would love to hear.
My personal thought is whatever makes you feel "hot" will equte to your mate. So, if it's a vintage find or a $300 piece of lingerie from Nordstrom, whatever rocks YOUR boat will rock your mates boat. Rock on!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Feeling Blue...

Feeling blue...
Well, not really.
But, I think I'm feeling the blue
in these photos. I hope you do too!
Do you throw in blue in your fashion or decor?
I think the perfect aged turquoise with
gold, silver or mirrored furniture
can be simply divine.
Just like the perfect aged denim
that becomes like a second skin when you wear it.
Summertime makes me think of all things blue.
What about you?
Photo credits: 1. Bersa Photography. 5. Bliss Linens

Friday, March 19, 2010

Vegas Baby!! A Glamorous Trip With Photographer Giuliano Bekor and Quotes from the Movie 'The Hangover'

Favorite Quotes from The Movie 'The Hangover'

Sid (Jeffrey Tambor): "Remember what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. Except for herpes. That s***'ll come back with you."

Stu: "Am I missing a tooth?"

Phil: "Whose baby is that?"
Alan (Zach Galifianakis): "Check its collar or something."

Stu: "We're not going to leave a baby in the room. There's a f***ing tiger in the bathroom."

Stu: "She is wearing my grandmother's Holocaust ring."
Alan: "I didn't know they gave out rings at the Holocaust."

Tracy (Sasha Barrese): "We're getting married in five hours."
Phil: "Yeah ... that's not gonna happen."

Stu: "Why can't we remember a godd*** thing from last night?"
Phil: "Because we obviously had a great f***ing time."

Stu: "Everyone says Mike Tyson is such a badass, but I think he's kind of a sweetheart."
Alan: "I think he's mean."

Dr. Valsh (Matt Walsh): "It's on the corner of 'get a map' and 'f*** off.'"

Alan: "Next week's no good for me. The Jonas Brothers are in town."

Alan: "Tigers love pepper. They hate cinnamon."

Ok, my favorite is "It's on the corner of 'get a map'
and 'f... off.'" I love that!
What is your favorite quote?
Or, if you haven't seen the movie what is your
favorite memory about Vegas
that you can share with us?
Ha.. Ha..


Credits: Photographer Giuliano Bekor

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rants and Raves Links a' La Mode Top 20 Fashion Posts

links a la mode

Rants & Raves

Edited by Ashe Mischief
I was taken aback when going through the submissions this week– there were so many powerful, strong, opinionated pieces that I felt really taken aback. With overwhelming positivity or negativity, the fashion community is finding it’s voice– and making themselves heard!

The fashion community is great at sharing the voice of others, and we’ve got several fabulous interviews to prove it. From Derek Lam at Poetic & Chic and White Rabbit’s interview with Irish woman Sinead Doyle (along with my own interview with Amelia Arsenic at Dramatis Personae), there are voices for everyone. We’ve got bloggers ranting on the lack of premium denim in plus-sizes at Denim Debutante, and some showcasing inspirational figures like KOOS (at M.I.S.S.), Philip Crangi (at Eternal Masquerade), and Maria Felix (at Jewelry Whore).

There were so, so many great links this week, it really was hard to narrow it down to 2o. Check out the full listing of Links à la Mode here.

Links à la Mode : March 18th

  • Bachman's SparrowDIY post on how to use bleach to revamp your “unloved” clothes!

  • blackdog finds: – How To: 10 Creative Ways to Revive Less-Than-Loved Clothing

  • Denim Debutante: – Guest Blog: Is there Size Discrimination in Premium Denim?

  • dramatis personae: – Amelia Arsenic’s Miss X Aesthetic Laboratories & Interview

  • Fashion Hippo – Win Marc by Marc Jacobs Leola Bow Wow Handbag

  • Fashion Pulse Daily: – Not Your Daughter’s Jeans: Fit for a Mother AND a Daughter?

  • fete a fete:Whimsical spring designs from Camper shoes

  • Forty Not Out: – Louis Vuitton – Fall Winter 2010/2011

  • Grechen Blogs: – are you incorporating video into your blog? how is it working for you?

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers – A New Map of the Two-Way Street: Why Giving Back to the Blogosphere is Key to Growth

  • jesse.anne.o: – How do you swap, thrift or buy resale and NOT get bedbugs?

  • Jewelry Whore: – “The Fabulous Jewels of Maria Felix, La Dona”

  • M.I.S.S.: – Eyes To The Sky: Before BOHO There Was KOOS.

  • Obsession: – How I Met Design Duo of Giles & Brother, Philip and Courtney Crangi

  • Oranges and Apples: – Sustainable fashion part 2: thinking about speed

  • Poetic & Chic: – A candid interview with Derek Lam, fellow San Franciscan and fellow high school alumni!

  • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: – It’s leather. It’s quilted. It’s a computer, for fashionistas.

  • Style Symmetry: – Interview with the Stylish Sisters of Beckerman Bite Plate

  • The Thinking Fashionista: – An in-depth, critical look at the Russian Futurist themes of Viktor & Rolf’s Fall 2010 show.

  • The Working Man: – Incorporating Spring Into Your Working Look

  • White Rabbit: – An interview with Irish fashion Designer Sinead Doyle and the inspiration behind her S/S 2010 collection.

xo and enjoy fashionistas,

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stardust With Old Hollywood Star Power for Vogue by Steven Meisel

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss
and fifty cents for your soul."
Marilyn Monroe

"The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend."
Katharine Hepburn

"Hollywood is like life, you face it with the sum total of your equipment."
Joan Crawford

" Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism."
Bette Davis

" In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity."
Lauren Bacall

" If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is."
Greta Garbo

Well, the stars sure made it all look so glamorous.
What do you think?
Any words of wisdom here or from you?


Credits: Quotes from Brainy Quote and a beautiful classic Hollywood glamour inspired shoot for this “Stardust” Editorial with Viktoriya Sasonkina shot by Steven Meisel and styled by Andrew Richardson for Vogue Italia September 2008

Saturday, March 13, 2010

May Your Life Be Filled With Lots of Black and White

The simplicity and boldness of living in black and white.
May your life and the decisions that you make
be filled with a whole lot of 'Black and White'.
Enjoy your weekend, dear friend.

Photo credits: 1. Simply Seductive, 2. Unknown 3. By William Klein, 4. Delight by Design 5. Lily Cole in Alexander McQueen from Fabulous Finds 6. The French Bedroom Company Website