Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mid-Week Inspiration: China White

Tim Walker is fast becoming one of my favorite fashion photographers. I always want to "move in" to the dreamy worlds he creates. This editorial is China White from the March issue of Vogue UK. The model is Sasha Ruovarova.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Blog Awards!

Whooo! Hooo! I was recently awarded two blog awards on the same day!

The "Sunshine Award" was handed over from the lovely Weezi!

And the "You're Going Places, Baby" award came from the fashionable Deconstructed Life!
A big blushing thank you goes out to you both and through these awards I was introduced to two fabulous blogs! A treat in itself!
Since these awards arrived at the same time, I am combining them into one with the following rules:
*Choose the award logo you like the best. Include it in your post.
*Pass the award on to 10 bloggers that inspire you in that post with links.
*Of course, let them know!
*And don't forget to link back to who your received the award from. Oh, that would be me!
My inspiring 10 are.....
Congratulations all!!! You will also be added to my blog roll!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Love in Vain

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. This editorial from Fault Magazine has a romantic 30's feel to it. I love the mixture of old floral prints and lace in the interior. Photographed by Waldermar and Max.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Shop News...This Just In!

Last chance!! My HUGE hand recovery sale in my Etsy shop The Sparkling Cocktail ends this Tuesday March 30th! All items are currently 60% off! The silk charmeuse keyhole top shown above was $144, now $57.60! I will be going on vacation from March 31-April 9th. Shop now for the sale price and to have items shipped before I leave town. When I return I will be making and adding new items! YAY!
And newly listed last week in my vintage shop, Femme Fatale Vintage, were the following items:
Creamsicle Vintage 1960s Orange and White Striped Bikini Sz S $60.

Elegant Vintage 1950s White Gloves with Side Ruching and Beaded Tab $14

Again, I will be on vacation from March 31-April 9th. Both shops will be closed during that time. Order now to have items shipped before I leave!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Retro Looks In The Modern World: March German Vogue

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. This editorial in the March issue of German Vogue features model Claudia Schiffer as the iconic Frida Kahlo. Even with her blonde hair it's pretty convincing.
Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Weekend Reading: Links a la Mode

links a la mode

Rants & Raves

Edited by Ashe Mischief
I was taken aback when going through the submissions this week– there were so many powerful, strong, opinionated pieces that I felt really taken aback. With overwhelming positivity or negativity, the fashion community is finding it’s voice– and making themselves heard!

The fashion community is great at sharing the voice of others, and we’ve got several fabulous interviews to prove it. From Derek Lam at Poetic & Chic and White Rabbit’s interview with Irish woman Sinead Doyle (along with my own interview with Amelia Arsenic at Dramatis Personae), there are voices for everyone. We’ve got bloggers ranting on the lack of premium denim in plus-sizes at Denim Debutante (hell yeah!), and some showcasing inspirational figures like KOOS (at M.I.S.S.), Philip Crangi (at Eternal Masquerade), and Maria Felix (at Jewelry Whore).

There were so, so many great links this week, it really was hard to narrow it down to 2o. Check out the full listing of Links à la Mode here.

Links à la Mode : March 18th

  • Bachman's Sparrow – DIY post on how to use bleach to revamp your “unloved” clothes!

  • blackdog finds: – How To: 10 Creative Ways to Revive Less-Than-Loved Clothing

  • Denim Debutante: – Guest Blog: Is there Size Discrimination in Premium Denim?

  • dramatis personae: – Amelia Arsenic’s Miss X Aesthetic Laboratories & Interview

  • Fashion Hippo – Win Marc by Marc Jacobs Leola Bow Wow Handbag

  • Fashion Pulse Daily: – Not Your Daughter’s Jeans: Fit for a Mother AND a Daughter?

  • fete a fete: – Whiisical spring designs from Camper shoes

  • Forty Not Out: – Louis Vuitton – Fall Winter 2010/2011

  • Grechen Blogs: – are you incorporating video into your blog? how is it working for you?

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers – A New Map of the Two-Way Street: Why Giving Back to the Blogosphere is Key to Growth

  • jesse.anne.o: – How do you swap, thrift or buy resale and NOT get bedbugs?

  • Jewelry Whore: – “The Fabulous Jewels of Maria Felix, La Dona”

  • M.I.S.S.: – Eyes To The Sky: Before BOHO There Was KOOS.

  • Obsession: – How I Met Design Duo of Giles & Brother, Philip and Courtney Crangi

  • Oranges and Apples: – Sustainable fashion part 2: thinking about speed

  • Poetic & Chic: – A candid interview with Derek Lam, fellow San Franciscan and fellow high school alumni!

  • Pretty Shiny Sparkly: – 4 hours ago It’s leather. It’s quilted. It’s a computer, for fashionistas.

  • Style Symmetry: – Interview with the Stylish Sisters of Beckerman Bite Plate

  • The Thinking Fashionista: – An in-depth, critical look at the Russian Futurist themes of Viktor & Rolf’s Fall 2010 show.

  • The Working Man: – Incorporating Spring Into Your Working Look

  • White Rabbit: – An interview with Irish fashion Designer Sinead Doyle and the inspiration behind her S/S 2010 collection.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fashionable History: Alfred Eisenstaedt's Rockefeller Gals

German American photojournalist, Alfred Eisenstaedt, is probably most well known for the V-Day in Times Square photo above. An iconic image we all know and love. Awhile back I came across this photo series from Eisenstaedt featuring everyday ladies in Rockefeller Center in 1944 for LIFE magazine. I love their flirty dresses!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mid-Week Inspiration: Collette Dinnigan Fall 2010

Collette Dinnigan is known for her pretty dresses. I especially love and am inspired by her lace dresses from her recent Fall 2010 collection shown in Paris.

Images from where you can view the entire collection.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Vintage Vanity: Shoes

I'm excited for this new feature here at Bobbins and Bombshells called My Vintage Vanity. In it I will be showcasing some of my favorite vintage items from my own closet and home! It will alternate every so often with the On My Wishlist segments. While I am always coveting some fabulous item out there that I can't afford, I also do extremely appreciate all that I have! I would also LOVE to share some of YOUR favorite vintage items and scores from your fabulous vintage collections! If you would like to participate drop me an email with "My Vintage Vanity" in the subject to be considered. My email is I look forward to hearing from you!

Today I am showcasing my vintage shoes. Being a tall gal with size 10 feet I find myself lusting after vintage shoes more than purchasing them. Trust me when I say these were very hard to find! After ALL of my years buying vintage I only have two pairs!
Above are my late 40's early 50's black leather and suede slingbacks. I found these at Beacon's Closet here in Brooklyn for under $20. I nearly died when they fit!

And these beauties are my favorite. I bought these rhinestone studded gunmetal 50's pumps at Hollywood Regency Vintage in Phoenix, AZ. They are amazingly comfortable! I am lucky my foot is narrow or my chances of fitting into either of these shoes would be even slimmer.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Runway Recap

As much as the modern fashion world looks forward it also continually looks back in time. Here is a recap round-up of the best retro looks from the recent Fall/Winter 2010 RTW runways from NY, London, Milan and Paris.

In Paris, Rochas showed 60/70's looks complete with A-line dresses, large pointy collars and MOD Beatle boots.
In London, Roksanda Ilincic presented gorgeous 70's inspired drapey and chic silk charmeuse.

In Milan, Prada strutted cat eye glasses and 50/60's Mad Men looks down the runway.

And in New York, Bibhu Mohapatra gave us retro 30/40's glam. This collection was so beautiful I have included two photos.

All images are from where you can see these collections in their entirety.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

And The Winner Is....

First off I have to give a big thank you to all of you dear readers that entered my Sparkling Cocktail give-away contest! All of your encouraging and get well comments have not gone un-noticed. I will continue to work hard at my recovery and get back to designing and sewing soon!
Thank you! I love you all!
*****And the winner is...*****

Comment # 5 also known as Treacle!!!
Congrats doll face!! I will send you an email. Please respond with the item of your choice that you would like to receive and your address.
For the rest of you lovelies, keep in mind that all items in the shop are 60% off. Take advantage of this sale while you can and stay tuned for future give-aways!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Shop News...This Just In!

I'm having a HUGE HAND RECOVERY SALE in my Etsy shop The Sparkling Cocktail! 60% off ALL items!
Have you entered my give-away yet? I'm giving away an item of YOUR CHOICE from The Sparkling Cocktail! Go to the original post for contest rules and to enter.
Don't delay dollface, this contest ends TONIGHT!
And newly listed at Femme Fatale Vintage this past week are the following goodies: