Thursday, September 30, 2010

Matrioska Ultrasound

Matrioska, Matryoshka, those Russian nesting dolls...

Put On Your Red Dress & Sleep The Blues


Serious Gloves

Cuffs so large and wide, they can sport their own jewelry. Damn!

Oooh, Such A Shiny Kitty!

The Cat's Meow Bag is cute, shiny and black.

Take A Closer Look

Works by Octavio Ocampo.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Put A Real Nude On Your Wall

You're not in college anymore, so take down the posters and put up this nude: a vintage Roseville wall pocket.

Hats, Hats, Hats

Photo by Ruth Orkin.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Traveling? Get A Round To It

I have a few of these hard round travel cases, and I just love them. I also love the envy I see in the eyes of those who spy me carrying them -- so retro stewardess! This retro white American Tourister luggage piece even has a lovely lining. (Tip: If you do find one with a stained or smelly lining, use bleach on it. Bleach the whole thing, and who will be the wiser?)

I Love The Toes! And The Pillows, And, Well, Everything!

I love everything about this photo! @VoetHosiery's "Tuesday's Toes." (Found Via S & M = Smoke & Mirrors - NWS.)

I want everything in this photo -- times 10!

Including the time to lounge with a book.

More Dianna Rigg

Yes, this is more.

How Deep Do You Want Your Beauty?

Beauty is only skin deep... A series of paintings by Fernando Vicente entitled Vanitas.

Travel Back To The 80's With Mallory Keaton, Fashionista

Mallory's Clothes promises a comprehensive rundown, in chronological order, of Mallory Keaton's outfits -- Mallory Keaton is the character played by Justine Bateman on Family Ties (1982-1989).

Which reminds me of the fabulous The Mallorys Go Black Market, by the Candy Eye Factory (the DVDs aren't available for sale anymore, but sometimes pop up on eBay).

Veiled Threats

Monday, September 27, 2010


Bedside Babes

Of this gorgeous pair of antique boudoir lamps the seller says:

9.25"X 10"Antique Germany HALF-DOLL BOUDOIR LAMP-BOX
Beautiful condition, Clean Hidden Jewelry box in Bottom

Gorgeous all original rayon satin swaths these Half-Doll Lamps in a golden-yellow glow. The wire-frame lamps are in near mint condition, only needing electrical re-wiring because of age, and new low-watt round bulbs. The two china half-dolls are incised "GERMANY" and are twin Flappers with molded black bobbed hair, black eyes & brows, rosy cheeks and slightly smiling closed mouths. Their arms are bent at the elbows with hands together at their waists, and molded lavender-painted thin-strap bodices. Crocheted cotton lace and French ribbon-rose braid gracefully trim the crescent moon lamps, which measure 10" tall, 9.25" wide and 5" front-to-back. The box bottoms are 1" deep plus the 4" domed under the half-doll. Under the dolls' two-layer skirts is a wire-frame ovoid box for concealing jewelry or love letters, or the electric cord if not in use for illumination!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Lounging Lohan

Lindsay Lohan, photograph by Ellen Von Unwerth, 2006.

Color Options Can Intimidate

I remember this ad, in English; and I remember not wanting to violate the white space... It was intimidating to mark the pristine space -- what if I selected the wrong shade?! Eeek!

Best Vest List

Currently there's only one vest on my list; this "best ever Woodstock era late 60s fringed vest". It's purple (my favorite color), handmade one of a kind, with lots of swingy fringe, peek-a-boo cutouts, and plenty of groovy metal hardware.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

The Future Of Your Marriage Depends Upon The Color Of Your Wedding Dress

A Victorian poem on the Colors of Early 19th Century Regency Wedding Gowns.

Married in white, you will have chosen right.
Married in grey, you will go far away.
Married in black, you will wish yourself back.
Married in red, you wish yourself dead.
Married in green, ashamed to be seen.
Married in blue, you will always be true.
Married in pearl, you will live in a whirl.
Married in yellow, ashamed of your fellow.
Married in brown, you will live out of town.
Married in pink, your fortune will sink.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Koo Mei & Mew

From The Milky Way Pictorial (July 1959)

I Love Wurzeltod!

Have you ever wondered why there is only a limited amount of haircuts available on the market?

Well, it’s because they’re all being tested first. On me. By one-armed albino homicidal spastics on crack cocaine. In underground mutant rat infested labs. Decorated by Trevor Brown for some obscure reason.
Go read what else Wurzeltod has to say about her hair -- you'll enjoy it!

Properly Veiled & Fingernailed

Cuz I'm still on that black fingernails thing: Florette in Paris, January, 1944, by Jacques-Henri Lartigue.

The Queen Is Rotten Inside

I can't quite make out the artist... Image found here.

Hey, Squid Head

By Federico Bebber

Colored Chicks

I always have mixed feelings about things like this... Cute to look at, and intriguing in paradigm shifting sort of way, but really, as a society, is this the mark of our evolution? Dying animals colors and dressing them up?

Image found at sophierosedoyle.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Raquel Welch Lounging In Bed

There are two kinds of Big Hair: The Big Texas kind (which is outrageous in size and plastic in texture; like a helmet, hence often called Helmet Hair) and Sex Hair, like Raquel's. ...Any guesses as to which I like *wink*

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Listen Up, Teens & Tweens: This I How You Do Black Fingernails

Long and glossy with matte tips. So stop the itty-bitty bitten nails with black polish. You look like the punchline to a plumber joke. Or one about Adam Lambert; which is worse.

PS This look is also suitable for red -- or any color as well, I think.

Well Red

Love the red and pink against the ivory skin of a redhead. And the shiny satin & silk bed.

More "I Love Lucy Lounging" -- via Retrogasm.

"The rather sinister appearance of the hand suggests the wearer may have disguised it with a glove."

Quote from Boing Boing regarding this Victorian artificial arm and hand.

Have Vampire, Will Travel