Monday, November 10, 2014

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Gatsby les Magnifiques

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.

Elle France recreates The Great Gatsby in this extraordinary shoot! 
Models: Camille Rowe and Melanie Thierry 
Photographer: David Vasiljevic


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Shop News: Lady Bows Series

I'm highlighting today some hand crocheted fingerless gloves from my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail. Lady Bows are available in a lot of colors and textures, some tweed and some with contrast tipping and bows. The ones here are the mainstays...meaning I will remake them as they sell. Other colors found in my shop are one of kind...once gone are gone! 

I love black and ivory together! This pair is in a super soft Pima cotton and are perfect for year round! 

Buttercup yellow! Again in Pima cotton. 

Another favorite color combination. Ivory with red tipping and bows. These are Pima Cotton as well with Merino contrast. 

And finally, the solid cherry red in Merino wool! These are only available during the holiday season, November-February. I may only make one pair a season, so don't wait too long! 

I do take custom orders, should there be a special color or yarn you desire! 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Style Icon: Grace Kelly

It goes with out saying, that Grace Kelly would be on every Style Icon list. She was the epitome of simple, clean, effortless style. American sportswear mixed with Riviera glamour. She had it all, including a fairy tale life.

Her acting career spanned from 1950- 1956. Not a long career but one she had to give up when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. She starred in 3 of my favorite Hitchcock movies; Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, and Dial M for Murder. 

She never took the "pin-up" route that so many of her actress peers took in the Fifties. She kept it cool, casual, and classy.

She died in 1982 at the age of 52. She suffered a stroke while driving in the Riviera. She lost control of her car and drove off the steep winding road. 

James Stewart said this at her funeral: 
"You know, I just love Grace Kelly. Not because she was a princess, not because she was an actress, not because she was my friend, but because she was just about the nicest lady I ever met. Grace brought into my life as she brought into yours, a soft, warm light every time I saw her, and every time I saw her was a holiday of its own. No question, I'll miss her, we'll all miss her, God bless you, Princess Grace."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014