Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fashion Flashback> Thing of Beauty.

This Friday Fashion Flashback is actually very au courant.  Stella Artois has kicked off a new ad campaign with a recreation of a 1960's cover of Vogue.  The ad uses the image above by famous photographer Bert Stern and bears the headline, "She is a thing of beauty."  I happen to adore the big hair. Not only is it retro-chic and Bardot-esque, it is a fabulous option for a wedding  up-do.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This & That> A Peacock Wedding.

Today I'm aflutter with color, especially the rich blues and greens seen in the peacock wedding themes at Etsy.  My peacock inspired creation is this vivid pair of blue and green crystal hair pins re-purposed from vintage signed Laguna baubles.  I've paired the pins below with a little "This & That" to make a perfect bridesmaid gift.

Laguna Peacock Hair Pins (Love. Honor. Upcycle.)
And This>
Silk Clutch. (Ellen Vintage)

and That>
Thank You Note. (The Original Pear)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fashion Flashback.

Vogue, August 1956.
Cover girl, Jean (Jeannie) Patchett, was coined the American Goddess of Paris Couture. Pure vintage inspiration!

Timeless. (Norman Parkinson)
Iconic. (Regina Relang)

Fully accessorized for Life magazine.

Modeling with Dovima.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Martha Stewart Weddings once featured boutonnieres pinned with handmade beaded corsage pins.  I loved the idea and wanted something similar for my wedding. Unfortunately time got the best of me and I never ended up making them, until today.

 I made these for one of my dear friends who is making her own bouquet as well as her groom's boutonniere. I think these pins adorned with vintage pearls and swarovski crystals will be the perfect touch to her white floral theme. She can use one for the groom and the others to fasten the ribbon around the stems of her lovely white roses. I'm so enamored with the result I may add them to my Etsy store. Do you agree?

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Eat. Pray. Love.

I truly loved the book and though I can't wait to go see the movie I fear it may lose a little of its soul when re-interpreted by Hollywood for the big screen.  Kudos to fresh cosmetics however who did a fabulous job with the packaging of these new scents (shown above). It makes me want to try them! I love it when art, literature and consumer goods can coexist in such harmony.

How is the less commercial handmade crowd inspired by this story? Not bad!

Pillow Talk. (Sew English)

Eat. Pray. Love. pin. (My Hearts Content)

Antique Letterpress Wood Type Blocks (Salvage Nation)