Sunday, May 31, 2009

What's In a Muse?

One of the most famous 20th century muses, Edie Sedgwick, inspired not only Andy Warhol but fashion files for decades to come. I'm in awe of her ability to turn simplicity into bohemian mod fabulousness. "Bohomofab"??? Find Edie on Etsy here:

Friday, May 29, 2009

What's Your Hobby?

Ever have a theme to your outfit? Want to express your favorite hobby on your sweater? Try one of these.
Fishing anyone?yellow dog vintage: http://www.yellowdogvintage.etsy.com/
Hunting?
Vargas Vintage: http://www.vargasvintage.etsy.com/
Bowling:

Maiden Rapture Vintage: http://www.maidenrapturevintage.etsy.com/

Golf:Retro girl gypsy arcade: http://www.retrogirlgypsyarcade.etsy.com/

Tennis:the vintage mistress: www.thevintagemistress.etsy.com

Thursday, May 28, 2009

S.W.A.K.

Feel like blowing kisses with your wardrobe? Spread the love with these lips.Altered Art Supplies: http://www.alteredartsupplie.etsy.com/Rainflower Vintage: http://www.rainflowervintage.etsy.com/estate planet: http://www.estateplanet.etsy.com/CaliOCreations: http://www.caliocreations.etsy.com/vintagesparkles: www.vintagesparkles.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

First Impressions

Jane Austen's original name for Pride and Prejudice. I also hear you don't get a second chance at them. So here are a few images that made a great first impression on the vintage pages. decoderm007: http://www.decoderm007.etsy.com/hot date: http://www.hotdate.etsy.com/jessjamesjake: http://www.jessjamesjake.etsy.com/Italian Postcards: www.italianpostcards.etsy.com

Sunday, May 24, 2009

How To Measure Vintage Clothing

An excellent diagram to use as a rule of thumb from Wickedly Divine Vintage: http://wickedlydivinevintage.com/sizes.php


Saturday, May 23, 2009

It's Black, It's White

Black and white, dark and light, yin and yang. You can never go wrong.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Hippy Travelers

These traditional Mexican dresses are all over the vintage pages. There are some many beautiful ones to choose from, you might as well get one in every color. Day dress, house dress, or beach cover up they really pack a style punch. Now, I did see the What Not To Wear team throw one away just yesterday calling it a "hippy souvenir ". Usually I follow the guidence of WNTW (or, Ma Come Ti Vesti, as it's called in Italy) but this time I must protest. These dresses are great. To prove my point, here are some prime examples:grey gardens vintage: http://www.greygardensvintage.etsy.com/Good Eye: http://www.goodeye.etsy.com/becocooned: http://www.becocooned.etsy.com/Good Eye: http://www.goodeye.etsy.com/kisses from ana: http://www.kissesfromana.etsy.com/American Vintage Co: www.AmericanVintageCo.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Hills Are Alive!

Who doesn't love The Sound of Music? The mountains, the music, the love story, the raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. The best part about this epic classic is that it is a true story which makes it inspirational. And speaking of inspiration, her are Sound of Music inspired item I found on the vintage pages.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Egyptology

Often when I fantasize about living in the 1920's I always picture myself on Howard Carter's archeology team opening King Tuts tomb. 20th century Egypt mania and a the worlds love affair with Tut ensued. I happen to live in a city with the 2nd largest Egyptian museum in the world. I visit it often as it always seems to inspire me, as do these gems I found on the vintage pages. tiny girl: http://www.tinygirl.etsy.com/COPPERTINA: http://www.coppertina.etsy.com/old things: http://www.oldthings.etsy.com/empress jade: http://www.empressjade.etsy.com/20twentyvintage: http://www.20twentyvintage.etsy.com/sexiest green: www.sexiestgreen.etsy.com

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Hot Pink!

I tried to resist it. In my high school years I tried to be a guys girl and reject its candy sweetness but, I couldn't stay away any longer and I have embraced my girlieness. I will say it out loud "I LOVE PINK" and I'm not afraid to show it. Retro Lane: http://www.retrolane.etsy.com/ramona west: http://www.ramonawest.etsy.com/vintage and more: http://www.vintageandmore.etsy.com/mandicraft: http://www.mandicraft.etsy.com/