Thursday, May 24, 2012

Venus The Body Lounges

Venus The Body, a burlesque dancer, was also known as Jean Smyle.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Brigitte Bardot Bag by Lancel

About two years ago, animal lover Brigitte Bardot launched a chic vegan line of totes and handbags with Lancel.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Trying To Make Cures For Blood Cancer "In The Bag"

Each year, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a Man & Woman of the Year competition, in which the titles are earned by raising funds for blood cancer research. For Beth Wiesner, this is more than a competition; it's personal. Her husband's lymphoma is back.

In 2010, she raised $60,000 -- and in this year's Man & Woman of the Year campaign, her goal is to raise $120,000. One of the ways she hopes to reach this goal is with a Luxury Handbag Auction.

Among the luxury items in the charity auction are Carlos Falchi handbags, a Must de Cartier Sterling Silver "C" Shaped Money Clip, and a one-of-a-kind tote by David Yurman designed for the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc, (CFDA) with "You Can't Fake Fashion" on the front. The handles on the Cable bag are actually two 17-inch long, David Yurman sterling silver Oval Link Cable necklaces, which can be removed and be worn. (Estimated Retail Value $3500.)

Bidding ends May 27, 2012 at 10:00 PM CT. You may also donate directly to Beth's campaign, here.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Going Dotty For This Dress!

Designed from a modified vintage dress pattern from the 1950s, this pretty dress is made from a sheer nylon fabric with gay grey and purple dots -- kissed with a large flower pin at the neck.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

La Comtesse De Castiglione Lounges

But still the courtesan and spy keeps her eye on you. Photo by Pierre-Louis Pierson. Via.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Ladies Who Lounge, Win

At my lingerie blog, I'm giving away a $100 gift certificate to Shopbop. It's easy-peasy to enter!

This vintage pinup illustration is by Donald Rust. I found it here, where OldCarGuy41 says, "Pink thingy needs some adjustment, and I volunteer. You can't wait to be asked, or you end up on the sidelines." So true! *wink*

Friday, May 04, 2012