Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Get Yer Sparkle On

Stunning embellished mesh vest.

I Need To Lounge Like This

Every girl needs a pink Shelby Cobra. And that's Connie Kreski posing with it, in an old Playboy.

A-Salted By Peacocks

A friend of mine's husband is afraid of peacocks; he says their cries sound like children saying, "Help!" But these peacock salt cellars are making me cry, "Want!"

Via Peacock, My Favorite Color.

Mimi's Ladies Who Lounge

Two of the fashion art works of Muriel "Mimi" Monette.

Elizabethan Collars Go For Baroque

The latest "experiments" from Swiss jeweler Atelier XJC.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Designer Giveaway Alert

Shop It To Me, one of my favorite bargain hunting sites, is hosting another great designer giveaway: You can win Louboutins, a Kate Spade or 3.1 Phillip Lim bag!

 Go here to enter the giveaway, choose the designer item you like best, and invite friends. (For each friend who signs up, you will receive an additional entry!)

Contest runs until Friday, June 22, 2012.

Monday, June 18, 2012

She Carries Sea Shells By The Seashore

Or maybe this vintage 1950s handbag is more the type a lady carries into a sea food restaurant? Black raised-damask seashell print with a copper/silver conch shell clasp; made by La France.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

A T-Strapping Good Time

Forget about that Tea Party; have a t-strap party! Sergio Rossi T-Strap Platform Sandals on sale at MyHabit while supplies last.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ava Gardner Lounging Blues

Reading in a pretty blue sweater... Those are blues you can live with!


Surprised I've never noticed this before: Stephen Colbert looks just like Henry Mitchell, Dennis the Menace's dad! Via -- completely & utterly NWS.

Bronzed Blueberry Feet

Sergio Rossi Twist T-Strap Sandal; on sale at MyHabit.

It's Hard Finding Time For Yourslf

Sometimes you just have to sneak in your lounging time when -- and where -- you can find it. (And this way, you won't get pruny in the tub!)

The Eyes Of A Peacock: Makeup Imitating Life

Eye makeup by by sharmz. Notice how the reflection of her hand holding the camera in her eye looks like a peacock -- it's like she's looking at a peacock!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Caribbean Mermaid

Maureen Warner-Lewis writes:
Another prominent mythological creature in Jamaican folklore is River Muma, that is, mother of the river. This creature has fused with the European mermaid but, as is characteristic of other such water women of Caribbean mythologies, is associated with rivers rather than with the sea, as happens in Europe. Also, as in West African beliefs about river goddesses, the Caribbean mermaid grants wealth and material success at the expense of fertility or happiness in marriage.

Lover’s Eyes

A fascinating post about Lover's Eyes jewelry -- with lots of links, should you become obsessed.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Mouse King

Taxidermy Cameo Brooch by Taxidermy Her Bones.

Rolling Hips Gather No Moss?

Well, when your hips and curves are wearing this vintage moss green dress by Night Way, you'll want to roll those hips! Who can resist rolls, wiggles, and all sorts of ways to move that floaty chiffon over slinky satin? Plus, you'll want to shimmy to make those green rhinestones sparkle!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Pretty Ballerinas

Deanna found this pair of vintage plaster ballet dancers in the trash!

But if you find only one, hope it’s the ballerina. She’s the most desired because so many little girls dream of being the prima ballerina – and those dreams don’t fade, they just become part of a woman’s home decor design motif.

On a related note:

Go Behind the Scenes of the New York City Ballet's Costume Shop -- a video which also features turquoise tutus!

The New York City Ballet spends roughly half a million dollars a year to keep its ballerinas in custom-designed shoes -- see a video of the custom designs here.

Monday, June 04, 2012