Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Save The Minis

One rarely thinks of the extinction involved in fashion changes.

Lounging Nude



Via.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Marilyn In Store Window Display

As you may recall, I have a serious things for retail displays... Window Display photograph, circa 1970s; display reads "Painting by Jack Frankfurter."

Putting The "Wiggle" In Wiggle Dresses

Say what you want, but Frederick Mellinger really knew how to make you want to get a new sexy dress! These wiggle dresses are from the 1962 Frederick's Of Hollywood catalog. I wiggle just looking at them! (PS Don't forget! I'm still looking for your help regarding Frederick's Of Hollywood!)




Monday, November 21, 2011

Win A $100 Shopping Spree!

I'm giving away a $100 shopping spree to the Lovely Lingerie Company at my other blog -- go enter!

Seeing Red For The Holidays

I soooo need this Nordstrom Kisslock Frame Silk Ruffle Clutch before the holidays are in full swing. Hubby, I'm asking you -- not Santa. Because if Santa brings it, I'll have missed so many days of carrying it! Now 50% off -- on sale for $38.90; via Shop It To Me.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Frankly, My Dear

Scarlet O'Hara made a dress out of drapes in Gone With The Wind, so why not make a dress out of Horrockses sheets? The even offer free patterns!

What Sundays Are For, Part 2

Via.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Why Only Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve?

Make a bigger statement with this uber-80s Karen Okada retro cocktail dress! Figure-hugging black velvet dress hot pink structured swirling stand-up collar -- front and back. Pink lined cuffs to finish it off. A sexy back zipper too. Via.


Loretta Young Lounges

Look at what she's lounging in & on!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bonny Dots

The rumors that I started the dots trend may have been exaggerated -- by me. *wink* However, I remain a fan. Check out all the dotty goodness from Wolford... (Their website does not allow me to link directly to a search; so go here and search for "bonny dots".)


Fit To Wear Knit

Rosanna Schiaffino unbelievably fit enough to wear a knit pantsuit; via DPopTart.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Classy Classic Mugler

Emerald green lightweight wool twill Thierry Mugler dress straight out of the 80s with power shoulders, an asymmetrical front, an angled seam down the back with a fishtail skirt. New old stock with store tags from Dorothea's Closet.


Vintage Retro Sex Kitten Looks

Want to look like a sex kitten from the 60s or 70s? Hair and makeup artist Lexi DeRock has a book helping you get the looks: Decades of Style: A Step-by-Step Hair & Makeup Guide - 60s & 70s. Plus, now through Thanksgiving, she's giving away one copy a day as well as giving 50% off and free shipping to boot to the 50 people who ask for it!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

A Dress For The E! Network

The bodice on this vintage or retro blue velvet maxi dress has a rhinestone exclamation point -- as if men weren't thrilled enough to look there! *wink*


Take The Holidays To The Maxi!

Love this black maxi dress black with ivory inset and capelet -- so retro, yet so now!

Lounging In The Sun

I miss these days already. Damn you, Winter. Via.

Monday, November 07, 2011

When You Want To Present Yourself As The Gift

Not just for the coming holidays, but any day, the Juicy Couture Rib Tank Top with Silk Bow. And you are a precious gift every day! On sale now for just $31.50. Sale found via Shop It To Me.

A Trio Of Daper Dashing Men

Via.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Claudia Cardinale

Vintage Gazette Du Bon Ton Fashion Art Print, 1922

Via.

Free Cookbook Giveaway!

I don't normally cover cooking here -- I'm terrible at it. (Baking I love, but meal times are a chore!) But, as Chef Jeff Pirtle, the author himself, told me, "Everyone needs to cook dinner, right?" And maybe you're better at cooking -- or would like to be. In any case, You can have the dinneRevolution cookbook for free! This book will sell for $27, so hop on it for free!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Lounging School Girl, 1970s

Via.

Crackled Nail Polish, The One Time Distressed Nails Are Popular



Crackle nail polish made its first appearance from Cover Girl in 1999, quickly followed by Revlon's "grungy" line called Street Wear; but the crackle nail polish trend didn't really catch on until recently, when Katy Perry introduced her own line of crackle nail polish thru OPI, called Shatter. Now, many celebs are wearing the look and many companies are putting out their own versions of the crackled nail lacquer look. Other brands to look for include BarryM and China Glaze.

Over at Steph's Closet, there's a comparison of some of the crackle finish nail brands, should you be too distressed to go through the trial and error of selecting a brand yourself.

Vintage Fur Coat Envy

Two photos from the 1940s; note in the first one, the look on the woman's face on the far right!