Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Wish You Teal Frogs

Not the leaping variety, but the teal frog closures on this vintage robe styled by Kazuko, in Japan. Wouldn't this make a fabulous duster for Spring?

Friday, January 27, 2012

Simone d'Aillencourt Lounges

From L'Officiel, March 1957.

Drool-Worthy Gloves

In conversing in emails regarding what would become my revealing interview with Bijoux, Bijoux made this insightful little confession:
I'll always remember, "You can always tell the mark of a woman who puts on her gloves before she opens her front door, to the one that's still putting them on as she opens the gate." And funnily enough, I still put my gloves on before I open the door! Pavlov dog-like.
I wonder what she'll think of these incredible vintage gloves made of sheer navy nylon, which ruffle so lovely at the wrist? She professes a distaste for nylon, but I wonder... Personally, these little gloves make me drool -- but I'm not sure it's Pavlovian. *wink*

Be An Adorable Retro Scooter Girl!

Squeal with me over this 1960s Miss Donna scooter dress!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Forget The Cookies

Now you can find your fortune on your cupcake! This fortune cupcake kit comes with 75 die-cut cupcake liners, 30 cupcake wrappers with fortunes printed on each one, and a 16-page recipe book with a cupcake decorating template.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Serpent Jewelry

If you too are looking for Liz's look, check out Style Spot's serpent jewelry picks.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Treats For Your Legs

I found these sock garters with cupcakes, sure to encourage those who see them to nibble on your legs, via a link at Klaudia's shoe blog.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Girlie-Cures For Manicure Dreams!

As mentioned in my post about "girlie-cures" at Greedy Snobs, I'm getting some fabulous faux nails. (Blogging is hard on fingernails -- especially in these arid frigid months!) These are the two I selected; the first is from saburkitty, the second from KaitlinsKreationsart. This was the first time I had to measure my fingernails. If it is for you too, here's a how-to video.

Check out for nail art, manicure sets, and other goodies for your fingernails -- based on your specific location.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Ruth Hampton & Kitten

They say the test of literary power is whether a man can write an inscription. I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
Samuel Butler

Cher Lives For Stares...

Or is that stairs?  I also don't know if she's coming or going. But she sure does create drama on the stairs to get the looks! Via.

Gather The Glove Savings

Nordstrom's Gathered Gloves are on sale for just $15.90! (Via Shop It To Me.)

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Marsha Hunt Lounges

Just look at those sleeves!

Ross + Mackie

Diana Ross wearing Bob Mackie, photographed by Richard Avedon for Vogue Paris, January 1970.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

I'm A Greedy Snob - How 'Bout You?

This is a rather (shorter version of) a cross-post...

I've joined Greedy Snobs. It's an exclusive online community for, well, those of us who appreciate and demand the nicer things in life -- which means you can't see any of it really, unless you're a member. Nope, not even my profile there. Part of my New Year's resolution was the decision to demand better for myself -- including the things I want, the lingerie I need. How else will I get them?

If you'd like an invitation, let me know. Maybe I can hook you up -- for a price. *wicked giggle*

Unusually Lovely

Via DPopTart: Puppet Hand and Foot, by Ruth Bernhard, 1938.

Anne Francis Lounging On A Bearskin Rug

Anne Francis, unbearably leggy, posing on bearskin rug in a glam pin up portrait for Blackboard Jungle.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Kay Aldridge Lounges

This vintage photo comes from the personal estate of Alfred Cheney Johnston. I am dying to see more the chair!



Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Batty For Fascinators

It's been awhile since I took a look at the unusual creations available at Loved To Death... Once there, I found myself pondering the Genuine Bat Skull Hair Fascinator. Proof that you needn't wait for a Kate Middleton-esque Princess event to wear a fascinator. Nay, this need not even be a fascinator nor even worn on your head -- it has a pin on the back so you can wear it as jewelry or other accessory as well.

55% Off Vintage Glam Dress By Adrianna Papell

The Adrianna Papell Pleated Shimmer Satin Sheath Dress is loaded with vintage glamour style, yet with a shorter length, making it easier to wear in contemporary times -- and it's on sale! Sale via Shop It To Me.

Mala Powers Among The Flowers


Juliette Compton, Lounging Vamp

Juliette Compton vamping in a stunning dress in this art deco bad girl photo by Elmer Fryer, 1932.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Black & White Photos Are Lovely, But...

I wish I could see this photo of Grace Moore in color!

White and silver brocade is fashioned into an exquisite evening gown by Molynoux for Grace Moore, beautiful Columbia star. Of particular interest are the white velvet ala lilies with soft green leaves caught at the neckline. Cape of sapphire blue velvet.

Sharon Tate Lounges