Thursday, September 25, 2014

Shop News: La Bohéme Series

One of my favorite handmade bridal garter series in my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail, is La Bohéme. This garter series evokes the Flapper era when ladies used decorative garters to keep their stockings up all day. The peacock feather is a symbol of their style and grace. 

All of my garters are made up of a minimum of five parts; two kinds of laces, satin ribbon on the front and back, and elastic in the casing. No stretch lace, here! 

The La Bohéme series is no different. I use blonde, pink, and latte peacock feathers mixed with different color laces and satins. Listings are for either sets or single tossers.








Monday, September 22, 2014

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Vanessa

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 Fashion Gone Rogue exclusive, is channeling Raquel Welch. I would love for my hair to have this volume! 

Model: Vanessa Walther
Photographer: Andrea D'Aquino





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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mid-Week Inspiration: Tweed

When ever thoughts of  an ideal Autumn or Winter wardrobe come to mind, as they do this time of year, I gravitate toward tweeds. I love the texture, flecks of color, and sturdy warmth it provides. I also love the classic styling that always looks chic.


Dita Von Teese in vintage Dior. 


Classic Chanel. 1950's. 


Menswear inspired. Biba. 1960's/70's. 


Sears. 1950's. Yes! To each of those pencil skirts!


What fabric are you drawn to time and time again? What is your go to Autumn wardrobe staple?


All images found on pinterest. Follow me for inspiration, any day of the week. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Retro Looks In The Modern World: My Generation

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.

1960's looks are all over the September issues. Elle Canada is giving us Twiggy inspired beauty in this spread called My Generation

Photographer: Owen Bruce






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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Style Icon: Sophia Loren


Sophia is a true bombshell, in the classic sense of the word. She's most known for her curves and those eyes but she also has sense of style that enhanced her god-given features. 


Born Sofia Scicolone in Italy in 1934, she started her career at the age of 14 when she entered a beauty pageant. She didn't win, but it did lead to acting lessons. She got bit parts here and there until the 1950's when she signed a 5 picture contract with Paramount that launched her international career. She then changed her name to Sophia Loren. 
She was the first woman to win a Best Actress Oscar in a foreign language film for the film Two Women in 1962. 


Here she is with Clark Gable in It Started in Naples (1959).


"There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age." - Sophia Loren


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Shop News: Vintage Lingerie Listings!

I've added more vintage lingerie listings to my Etsy shop The Sparkling Cocktail.  Here's a viewing of the new items. Lot's more in the shop!


Betty Blue. Floaty double layered nylon chiffon robe. Vintage 1950s Radcliff.  


Robin's egg blue. Crystal pleating and lace make this slip swoon worthy.  Vintage 1960's Vanity Fair. 


Pink Puffett. Stay cozy and cute while you read in bed. Vintage 1950's Barbizon bed jacket. 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Chelsea 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.

60's inspired looks for Fall graces the pages of the September issue of Vogue Australia. I love this look (and hair!) and am looking forward to cooler days when I can pull on my knee high boots! 

Model: Amanda Wellsh
Photographer: Sebastian Kim







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