Saturday, August 29, 2009

There's NOTHING better

than birthday cupcakes; no, I'm not talking about the kind of dreary white whipped frosting and neon sprinklers piled atop one another in a row. I'm talking about these beauties:

Friday, August 28, 2009

"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. "

If there ever was an appropriate time to use the banal and jejune word "glamazon", it would be to describe Sophia Loren. The Italian actress born in 1934 co-starred along side Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra, and remains an icon til this present day. Grand Italy's Marilyn Monroe.

Friday, August 21, 2009


In the Fall there is absolutely nothing I love better than converting all of my dresses from seasons past into glorious autumn gowns by pairing them with the most decadent of tights. A certain elan is brought about by tiny threads lacing one up's leg like a wanton spider web. Braids of nylon running up one's stems like a decaying butterfly's wing. There is only one color of my tights and that color is black. Texture and pattern quell all.

From Vogue Italia Suggestions August 2009;

Monday, August 17, 2009

That line has been crossed before

As have many other lines. This particular line - the hybrid clothing-jewelery line, was crossed long ago, but has started to emerge again by way of young jewelery designers. Seemingly avant-garde, as hip magazines may make it seem - it's not. Almost 20 years ago, circa 1990's, there was Slim Barrett- possibly responsible for the rise in popularity of the tiara in this time period. The jewelery designer collaborated with the likes of Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Chanel -Karl Lagerfeld, Versace, and Montana and Ungano; and continues designing today.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Beast, monster, savage, kaiju!!! The Divine Moth who first debuted in a novel by Takehiko Fukunaga later moved on to films co-starred alongside Godzilla (original Japanese circa 1960s); a major enemy. Mothra will bite the enemy's tail as well as use her psychic abilities to conquer all. I just like the way Mothra looks...

Saturday, August 1, 2009


My need to go to vintage shopping is only enhanced when I visit other areas specifically excluding the town I live in. I found so many amazing things this summer in New York... So when I came back to where I live I decided to take a look in one of the couple thrift stores around. Surprisingly I found this Oleg Cassini jacket - shoulder pads, bell sleeves, pearls and all.