Friday, December 28, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Holidays

Just stopping in to say HAPPY HOLIDAYS to my wonderful friends and followers. Thanks for making my days bright with your thoughtful comments and posts.  

Source: Rhiannon Mars

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Packin' Up

Sorry so scarce, lovelies, but I'm in the midst of moving AGAIN, this time into a sweet little 1930s suite!  I promise to share more of the details once I'm safely settled :).  In the mean-time, here's a little peek I snapped when I did the first walk through (gotta clean that checkerboard floor!!).  Anyway, happy holidays!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Style Qs: New or vintage, fur’s in demand at Edmonton shops

Recently, while working at the amazing Swish Vintage, I was interviewed and photographed for an Edmonton Journal article that is (in part) about vintage fur.  Here's the link:  Style Qs: New or vintage, fur’s in demand at Edmonton shops

For the record, I wish the article had only discussed vintage fur (as the journalist had implied), as I do not want to seem to support the buying and wearing of contemporary fur in order to follow Hollywood trends. If one is going to wear fur, my point was: BUY VINTAGE. 'Nuff said.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dennison's Darlings

Adorable 1920s Dennison's booklets for sale in the shop.  These little treasures offer instructions and illustrations for how to make crepe paper decorations, gifts, and costumes!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Floribunda with D&G

Ok, wow!!! Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter's 2013 "Baroque" collection is knocking my socks off. Probably because it is clearly drawing on vintage styles and details (namely needlepoint work on handbags & clothing akin to what you see on 20s and 30s 'bohemian' items [and 50s/60s frame purses], and vibrant floral prints which seem drawn from still-lifes painted by the Masters).  Luckily, you can find similar vintage purses for much more wallet-friendly versions of these looks.  Vintage clothing with such stunning patterning might be harder to come by (though I LOVE this 30s dress) , but Anthro is carrying some items with a similar vibe, like this blouse or this dress, which I sheepishly admit, I got as an early Xmas present from my family when they had their big "black friday" sale.  Outfit pics to come!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Marvelous Muffs

For over about 200 years, muffs have been a fashionable way to warm one's hands whilst participating in outdoor winter activities like sleigh rides or skating or promenading. Here's a sampling:

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Spring Ahead...

I DO have some more vintage winter wear posts in the works, but since I found another of these amazing rare 20s cloches for my etsy shop (not listed yet so call dibs if you are quick), I just had to share! Ring a ding ding, non?? These beauties were 'au courant' in 1928, as the video below shows.