Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lovely Latex Fashions Gone Wilde

If you were wondering who made that sexy pink and orange latex dress Rihanna wore in that S&M video...


The designer was William Wilde, who also makes sexy latex and lace lingerie too. I love the Pink Latex Rubber Princess Skirt and the Candy Stripe Shirt (shown with Dazzle Hotpants).




You can buy most pieces in Wilde's collections here.



Shake Your Tail Feathers With Vintage Style Emogene Couture

Emogene Couture packs on the vintage style -- along with the peacock feathers! (Also available at Ebay.)



Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ladies Who Lounge In The Pool

Camilla Sparv, in Bazaar, July 1964.

The Hannah Duffle Coat

American Retro duffle coat in grey.


When Life Hands You Lemons...

Sunny fashions to brighten your day -- on sale too! (Via my Sale Mail Alert.)

Feeling a little off-kilter? Show it with this Yellow Eyelet Ruffle One-Shoulder Dress -- now just $19.99.

Don't sit around glum, chum -- wedge in some fun with a pair of Lemon Stick Wedges! (Once $148, but now only $79.95.)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prepare To Prevent The BRRRR

With this vintage spotted animal print coat, you'll avoid the BRRR and go straight to the PURRRR.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Cher Always Had A Unique Perspective


The OMG Vintage Dress Of The Week

It makes me weak.




Seller says:

*1950's Exquisite Pale-Pink & Black Velvet-Flocked Floral Silk-Organza
*Seductive Low-Cut Plunge Satin-Trimmed Fitted Nipped-Waist Sleeveless
*Tea-Length Hourglass Pencil-Wiggle Back-Bow Mermaid-Fishtail Design

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Here's A Different Take On Home Decor

We all know that how we decorate our homes says a lot about us, but at The Separate Room, Lo discusses decor in terms of the therapist's office:

Of her therapy room I remember the Breuer chair. If you’ve never seen a Breuer chair do yourself a favour and google it or you can see one here.

Now I can assure you that a chair made with taught and slippery leather is not conducive to relaxation and trust.

The choice of such a stylish but uncomfortable chair could only be a narcissistic statement on the part of the therapist: she wanted to show off, the selfish toad!

Do you sacrifice looks, pride, for comfort and trust? Warm colors for actual human warmth?  I don't think I am -- mainly because I can't afford too *wink*  But are more public or common rooms as comfortable, as accessible, as private rooms like bedrooms?

Lo continues in part two, making me think about my home from a completely different perspective.

Ladies Lounge

Whether they are tired or not.



Gleason Girls; photographed by Lisa Larsen for LIFE Magazine (1953).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Must. Have.

This antique velvet dress-coat:

*1880's "Newcomb Endicott Co." Very-Rare Detroit Designer-Couture Label
*Exquisite Ivory Silk-Satin Lined Midnight-Black Appliqued Rich Silk-Velvet
*Dramatic Lace Trimmed Green-Wool Portrait-Collar & Wide Bell-Sleeves


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sparkle On

Van Cleef and Arpels, by Guy Bourdin; via.

Retro-Fitted Radio

At Gilt Group, 3ryan Radios: Antique Tube Radios retrofitted into One-of-a-Kind Antique Docking Stations for iPods®. Sale ends in less than two days, so hurry up!

Lynne O'Neil In Two-Piece Swimsuit (1940s)

(More here.)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Adorable Vintage Bos Jacket With Puppy-Dog Embroidery

Cute as a button -- even if this jacket zips instead of buttons. *wink*


A Rose By Any Other Name, Still Floats As Sweety

At first I thought this photo was an overhead photo of flowers in a bowl of water, but it's a crystal ball with the flowers and petals inside it; such is perspective.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Helpful Girlie Link Round-Up


How to make Cheap N' Dirty No-Sew Nipple Tassels at BUST magazine.

I tell you how to avoid visible panty lines and how often you should wash your lingerie.

At Dames Of Chance, a details on a contest to win a trip to Vegas.

Deanna explains the down and dirty truth of why we do the laundry.

At her other blog, Deanna also shows us a vintage ad for Hillbilly Britches. OK, so that one's not really helpful... But I bet I made you smile!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lavender Blue, Dilly Dilly

Electric Blue Silk Taffeta Prom Dress, made from original 1950's 100% silk taffeta with a subtle two tone effect (electric blue with a pink haze) by Dig For Victory.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Anna Banana Dress

Dana Made It for a little girl named Anna, so...

(The pattern can be found at the link above.)




Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Green Living In The 70s

Green polka dot ensemble -- and a plastic parasol. Via.



For The Boys At War

A vintage pinup for the boys on the front. Via.

I Love It!

I just want to snuggle on in...



Via.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Marie-Antoinette's Bed


Via.

The Ultimate Panty Survey

(Cross post from my lingerie blog.)

I am happy to announce the official A Slip Of A Girl's Ultimate Panty Survey!

Now it's your time to talk back to me, the lingerie industry, lovers and gift givers, and share your thoughts and habits on the most fundamental of foundation garments, the most intimate of intimate apparel -- panties.

If all goes well, this may be the first in a series of surveys on lingerie... Why start at the bottom, so to speak? Well, as I've stated before, women buy a lot of panties. So it seemed the correct place to start.

In any case, the survey relies on you to make it happen. So please, take the survey then share the link, blog about it, email your friends, tweet it, post it at Facebook; whatever you do to share this post and the survey link will give us more responses, more information, more facts on what figures in lingerie, especially panties!

I thank you in advance *kisses* 

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Basic Little Black Skirt

This Selena Curved Back Linen Skirt has all the charms of a pencils skirt -- and it's on sale. Once again, I was alerted to the sale via Shop It To Me.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Don't Sweat This Contest, It's Easy Peasy Lululemon Squeezy!

Enter to win a $500 lululemon shopping spree -- without breaking a sweat! (But as this company's line of wicks sweat away, sweating in Lululemon isn't a problem!)

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Sleep Cheaper In The Paisley Leaves

Shanti Paisley Quilts on sale, up to 40% off for Shop It To Me members. (Twin size bedding available online only!)

Summer Fashion Rule

Your hammock ought to match your parasol.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Kittens!

Usually, as the stereotype goes, we girls climb up on stools to avoid mice and other vermin, not cats *wink* (Via.)

Argyle Socks Are Cool

Even Elvis wore 'em. Via.