Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: Italia Beauty

Floral dress.
Sheer stockings with frilly garters.
Lounging by a window.
Playing guitar.
I'm completely inspired!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On My Wishlist: Fancy Wolfords

Rose Tights. Pretty lace!
Marlene tights.
Look closely, a stylized hand is drawing on those back seams!

Artiste tights.
Too fab for words! Amazing!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: Star Signs

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.
The December issue of Vogue UK brings us back to the Surrealistic fashion spreads of the 30's and 40's in the editorial Star Signs. I absolutely love the creativity put into this!
Model: Siri Tollerod
Photographer: Tim Gult

This one is my favorite!
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Friday, January 21, 2011

Weekend Reading: Links A La Mode

links a la mode

"I have confidence that spring will come again, Besides which you see I have confidence in me"

Edited by Florrie Clarke of Intrinsically Florrie

Within this week's links I kept noticing a resounding honestly in the heartfelt posts. When we blog or choose an outfit we are putting ourselves out there for all to judge, and it's not surprising that doing the activity can have an affect on our confidence for better or for worse, especially when feedback starts coming in.
There's also been a sense of rebellion in the air: from the emergence of the punk style to controversy over Vogue, and in the week that saw the spectacle which is the Golden Globes rises a questioning of what the red carpet is all about.

Links à la Mode: January 20th

  • A la Modest Drawing inspiration from Kabukis, Rainbow Brite, Ladytron, and Padmé Amidala while on Tatooine

  • Antares: Alfa Scorpii Fashion without mercy: do I have to choose between fashion and my beliefs?

  • By Anika Who gets to label me and my worth? I do! An honest account from this curvy fashionista who fiercely supports all of our rights to label, embrace and love our fashionable selves, what ever our size.

  • City of Glitter To Cover-up or Not To Cover-up? A post exploring foundation and its role in our self-esteem.

  • Crimson Rosella Blogging: A Self-confidence booster?

  • Depict This The challenge of wearing vintage clothing in the real world

  • Elle Enchanted My take on what bloggers need to consider before accepting a sponsor.

  • Fashezine Inspired by Jennine Jacob's post on how fashion blogs will evolve in 2011, I thought I'd try my hand at a video.

  • Fashion Limbo Online Christmas Shopping, the Aftermath - on lost packages, refunds and independent retailers.

  • Fuyume The demise of the kimono industry.

  • Fish Monkey's Writing Stuff Why I don't think that red carpets have any relevance to fashion.

  • Independent Fashion Bloggers: 5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Yourself

  • Intrinsically Florrie The fashion show that's made me impatient for summer.

  • Karma-Style Blog Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj have 'FoF' - Fearlessness of Fashion. Do you?

  • My Heart Blogged Falling head over flats. My flats collections, and why you don't see me wearing heels.

  • Scarlet Letter Style Why is the fashion world so critical? I have an idea on how to fix it

  • The Column of Samantha Tyler Of Punks and their influence on Fashion

  • The Fashion Pawn The fourth part of The B.O.B Series discusses all "About You:" Tips for your About You Page.

  • The-Loud Mouth Sometimes, garbage piles up: Fashion blogging isn't just a hobby. For some, it can be an emotional release.

  • The Taxonomy Of My Wardrobe Three Strikes Vogue - You're Out! Three examples of how the fashion bible is inexcusably out of touch with readers and losing relevance in today's world

  • The Simply Luxorious Life Why Not . . . Create Your Own Signature Style?

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Projects: Knitting Needle Roll

I recently made this knitting needle roll to house my needles in neatly. I used vintage black and white polka dot cotton chintz. The glazed finish on this fabric gives it a good sturdiness to hold the needles. This sure beats the plastic bag I had them stored in before!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Mid-Week Inspiration: Knitting and Crochet Projects

I've been spending a lot of time on Ravelry now that I am crocheting again. I love this site, it is so inspiring!
One of my resolutions for 2011 is to really improve my knitting and crochet skills. I am still a novice, re-learning since recovering from my hand injury. Hopefully this year I can whip out some projects like these:

I want to knit this scarf for my boyfriend. We are thinking maybe charcoal grey and blue.

I love these gloves. These are one of the many gloves on my project list.

How cute is this purse?

If you knit and crochet too, you can find me on Ravelry as BobbinBombshell. See you there!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: All Magazine

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.
All Magazine from Turkey has blended retro inspired lady-like looks with cool marbelized backdrops. So pretty!
Model: Wiola Koval
Photographer: Emre Guven

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Weekend Reading: Links A La Mode

links a la mode

In With The New

Edited by: The Sunday Best

It's funny how an arbitrary measurement like time can cause us to reassess our lives, make long lists of promises, and end up overpaying for bad parties filled with depressed people staring into their drinks. Just me? Let's start the year off right with a collection of links bursting with new year-y goodness.

Links à la Mode: January 6th


Shopbop Boot Sale: S.Weitzman, Dolce Vita, Ash, S.Edelman, T.Burch, J.Campbell, Minnetonka, Loeffler, Hunter, UGG, Frye

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Projects: Crocheted Headband with Bow

I recently crocheted this adorable headband with bow. This is a very quick and easy project and great for beginners like me. It's so cute, I want to make one in every color!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Vintage Vanity: Two New Vintage Hats!

*Take a peek into my vintage collection*

I recently purchased two vintage hats from Bombshell Bettie's on Etsy.
How adorable is this leopard beret?

This blue hat is darling!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Retro Looks In The Modern World: La Casa Del Lago

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 Mexico mixes Jane Austen with the 60's in this gorgeous spread, La Casa Del Lago.
Models: Izzy Kurtz, Marie-Helene, and Mirielle Butigan.
Photographer: Jamie Nelson

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!

I hope you had fun ringing in the new year!! Cheers to a fabulous 2011!!
Happy New Year!!
Photo by Dan Weiner. 1951 New Year's Eve. Times Square.