Thursday, January 22, 2015

Shop News: Pink Vintage!

New vintage listings in my Etsy shop; The Sparkling Cocktail, are the prettiest shade of pink!

This lovely Beau Femme 1940's slip has two lace bows! One on the bodice and one at the hem. I'm dying! 

 The bride wore, pink! This is a birdcage veil that has wonderful pink velvet bows! 

I can't even believe I'm selling this one. Hurry, before I change my mind! 1930's Betty Lou bias rayon gown. It's gorgeous!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Factory Girl

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

Warhol's world is always a source of inspiration. This shoot from Vogue Brazil delivers an arty sixties pop! 

Model: Adriana Lima
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fashionable History: Leopard Print as a Neutral

Leopard print can often be thought of as a racy and tacky print. And there is a place for that! But it definitely has it's high fashion moments. It seems to be worn best when it is thought of as a neutral, or as just an accent. The Mid-Century wore leopard so very well! Here is some leopard print eye candy from the past!

1960's. Jackie. Full on print here and nothing classier.

1940's. Barbara Stanwyck. Sophistication.

1950's Christian Dior. Timeless.

1951. Sunny Harnett. Leopard with tweed. 

1950's. Ladies Home Journal. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

My Projects: Asphalt Infinity Cowl

I recently finished this super snuggly cowl. I call it the Asphalt Infinity Cowl. 

Last weekend I wore it out for a wintry walk through the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a place I love to go to get away from the city noise and asphalt! The snow filled garden and covered pond was beautiful. 

Despite the open work, this cowl is warm! 

Pattern: The Openwork Infinity Scarf from Knit 1 LA. Super easy and super quick! One long scarf seemed together to create a loop. This is a free pattern available here.
Needles: Size 19. Big! Wish I had used straight needles to be honest. It was difficult to bring the loops back onto the actual needle. 
Yarn: Knit Picks Biggo in Asphalt Heather. I used two skeins held together. This yarn is super soft and is made up of merino wool and nylon. 
Verdict: I would make more of these in a heart beat and certainly want to test it out with different yarns and colors. It's great to have a quick project on hand when working on a longer more involved one. Also, who doesn't love snuggly scarves when it's 20 degrees outside?  This one is a winner! 

Monday, January 5, 2015

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Pop Odyssey

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here we explore Retro Looks in the Modern World.

This time, L'Officiel Singapore is inspired by the Sixties. With Vidal Sassoon hair styles and a stark industrial background these images are quite dramatic compared to what we normally see from 1960's inspiration. 

Model: Coco Rocha
Photographer: Chaundo & Frey


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My View: Christmas in New York

Ahhh Christmas in New York! There is nothing else like it. The city is a magical place as it is, but this time of year it really becomes special. 
Here are a few of my snaps over the last few weeks and wonderful holiday days taken from my instagram feed. To keep it "insta", you can find me @BobbinBombshell.

The start of my work week begins at Balthazar with a good friend, a croissant, and café au lait. Balthazar is a must visit during the holidays. 

This is our fist Christmas in our new place. Stockings were hung above the radiator. 

Cranberries! And cranberry nut bread! 

Did you participate in Chronically Vintage's "vintage secret santa? This lovely vintage lippy holder was a gift from mine! 

Oil lamps and brownstones. Brooklyn at it's finest. 

I hope you are enjoying your holidays, what ever and where ever they may be!