Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The table was brimming with sides - stuffing, sweet potatoes w/ marshmallows, peas and mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. We went without the traditional turkey this year in favor of a less expensive, smaller bird - the roaster chicken. mmm mmm good!
Alyssa's pumpkin pie didn't get photographed - we were in a haze by dessert time (some 3 hrs and a nap later...) but it was yummy!
although it's all gone now (save that last of the cranberry sauce which needs to be ditched) this is why i ate salad again today!
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Ok, so everyone's jumping on the MadMen bandwagon... that's fine by me, because it means more vintage inspired looks are popping up all over. While I appreciate the style of all of the characters, both male and female, Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks), sports my favorite style - sexy, bombshell, but not tarty. Her look is office appropriate, but not dowdy. She turns heads but leaves enough to the imagination - by today's standards at least.
I'm keeping an eye out for new and vintage pieces to compliment my wardrobe. Hopefully I can conjure up a little Joan Holloway style of my own! Follow up posts on my finds to come.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sporting feathers to both her wedding and her honeymoon, Yami gets the most for her money! Way to budget and look adorable in this economy.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 3, 2009
Summer is finally here even if you couldn't tell by the weather in Boston! Bar-b-que's, fireworks, picnics, maybe some swimming and hopefully some sun. That's what most people want on the 4th of July.
Gina Elise's Pin Ups for Vets Her site struck me as that wonderful combination of retro, fun, and patriotic. It may be considered risque, but while she's boosting morale of soldiers serving overseas, she's supporting health care for vets - something all Americans should want to do. Cheers to Gina Elise!
In the same vein, there's Pinups for Troops - a modern take on morale boosting pinups of the 1940's. Not to be confused with The Pin-Ups for the Troops project - also a morale booster, this one recreates Gil Elvgren paintings and includes a section of male pinups! Proceeds from sales of the books are donated to Fisher House.
So, if you want to support our service men and women or show your patriotism, why not get a beautiful pinup calendar you can ogle year round? In the spirit of the holiday, and good old retro fun, here are some patriotic pinups:
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Spring and Summer in the Northeast mean massive amounts of rain and humidity. For my curly hair, that means lots of creative updos (and not so creative ponytails). While I like to change my style when I can, I am generally low-maintenance and I like to wear my long hair down and curly. However, on days like today, it poofs up like a poodles coat and I am pulling it back less than ½ way through the day.
That’s why I was so excited to see a new product for curly hair with so much buzz on the market. I should have been wary of the buzz. My friend ordered 2 bottles from QVC and offered me one of the bottles to try it myself. Admittedly, I only used it once, but there are no miracles in a bottle here. I styled my hair according to the directions using an ample amount cream. While I was impressed by the light fragrance and the texture (not too sticky), I was unimpressed with the results. The weight of the product made my hair fall flat and while that solves the poof-factor, it does nothing for my style.
I’ve read a good deal of positive reviews online, so it must be working for someone, just not me (or my friend – who is returning her No Frizz today).
Overall: overpriced, nothing special
Monday, April 27, 2009
Isn't it amazining?! Check out My Baby Jo for more retro suits. It comes in the mail today, so I'll let you know how it fits - fingers crossed! Maybe I should do another yoga session instead of stopping at the liquor store tonight...
It almost makes me wish that it would rain... almost!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I had a great time and met some very cool people -customers and vendors. Hopefully next time I'll get a chance to take a class or see a show - I heard they were fantastic! If you didn't make it, stop by facebook and check out some more pics.
Special thanks to Sasha and Melissa for their help and to Devon for being my first sale of the weekend. Don't you think she looks fabulous in her black and white fascinator?!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Have you ever wanted to see a live burlesque show? Thought about what it would be like to see some real vaudeville acts? Just like the retro fashion? The Great Boston Burlesque Expo has is all!
This weekend, from Friday night through Sunday night, April 10-12, the Burlesque Expo will showcase global and local acts, Burlesque veterans, classes, parties, and vendors! I'll have a table at the Vintage Fashion Fair (which has all kinds of vendors - just check out the list) from Saturday-Sunday.
Hope to see you there - cheers!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I finally got featured in the Etsy Gift Guides:
For those of you not familiar with Etsy, it's a great site with tons of original arts, crafts, clothes, vintage stuff that you can buy, sell, or peruse. It's also the place where I made my first sale (to of all people)!
This is great timing since it coincides with the release of my tiny Etsy/BUST magazine co-op ad (you can check it out online at www.bust.com) - in the upcoming April/May issue.
Last but not least... save the date for the Burlesque Expo, April 10-12 at the Hyatt, Memorial Drive, Cambridge. Advance tix for the Vintage Fashion Fair, where I'll be setting up shop for the weekend, are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. The expo features Burlesque acts, burlesque instructional classes, costume displays, the Fashion Fair, Friday night pool party, and more (all separate charges). Check it out: http://www.burlesque-expo.com/ Hope to see you there!
Friday, March 6, 2009
My favorite magazine, BUST, has paired up with my favorite crafts/arts site, Etsy, for advertising - my tiny square of an ad comes out in the next issue (more info to come). If you haven't read BUST yet, I strongly encourage you to do so. It's packed full of articles, information, music reviews, interviews, pictures, recipes, how-to's - you name it (even the "one-handed read - check it out at the end of the issue)! While obviously geared toward (and run by) women, men can enjoy it too.
BUST describes itself:
"With an attitude that is fierce, funny, and proud to be female, BUST provides an uncensored view on the female experience. BUST tells the truth about women's lives and presents a female perspective on pop culture. BUSTing stereotypes about women since 1993."
Check out the latest issue online here.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
So, it seems like everywhere you look, there's something new about President Abraham Lincoln. I am learning a lot more from this revival than I ever did in school. Right now, I'm [trying to] watching PBS American Experience show on the aftermath of Lincoln's assassination. Its great stuff - not to be missed. I'm sure I'll get back to this topic because I find it so intriguing, so more to come!