Thursday, October 23, 2014

Shop News: Les Etoiles Series

Introducing the Les Etoiles Series!

 Les Etoiles...French for The Stars. For blushing brides, the Les Etoiles Garter Series is made up of shiny satin, ivory lace, and sheer ivory organza. Adorning the satin bow is a the shiniest rhinestone star! A true delight for your special day!

This is a new line of handmade wedding garters is now in stock in my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

My Vintage Vanity: Daniel Green Slippers

You may remember earlier this year I was on the search for vintage boudoir slippers. Having a size 10 shoe size has made this hunt something I thought would be impossible. I came really close to buying the Miss L Fire for What Katie Did repro version, but was having a hard time justifying the cost. I'm afraid, I'm just not that fabulous. Well, what seemed like a holy grail find for me has been found! 

While on a recent trip to Hudson, NY for some antiquing I stumbled upon Five and Diamond Vintage, an adorable little vintage shop off the main street. I bought some vintage slips for myself and as I was about to leave I noticed these Daniel Green beauties in the glass case. Surely, they must be a size 8 if they even look close to my size. 

Much to my surprise they are a 9.5 that I can get my narrow size 10 into! For a fraction of the cost of the Miss L Fire's I didn't skip a beat to grab these! Boudoir slippers are now off of my wish list and in my closet! 

Aren't they gorgeous? 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Retro Looks In The Modern World: 50's Scent

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.

Fashion Canada give us 1950's sophisticated lady like looks in this feature. 
Model: Olga Maliouk
Photographer: Gabor Jurina

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Shop News: Tweed Cables Series

I have a new handmade series in my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail! Tweed Cables is a series of a hand knit cabled fingerless gloves in a soft wool tweed in four different heather gray colors. I love the intricate cable pattern on these and the right and left hand mirror each other. The palm side is a flat knit. Ribbing makes up the top, bottom, and thumb. These are really warm, enjoy!

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