Saturday, October 15, 2011

A Dandypunk- DIY

You happen upon a bit of film, a step into someone else's world. Your mind turns, and that space inside of you feels charged with a bit of their magic. This is that. Watch, enjoy, and go create your own magic. Think outside the box. Welcome to the world of a dandypunk.

From a dandypunk's info page, "A dandypunk exists to inspire and motivate creativity, non-conformity, whimsy, intense curiosity, do-it-yourself mentality and everyday eccentricity in everybody. The new weird."

Find a dandypunk's video here, where you can view it larger and in HD:

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vintage Circus

I love photos of almost anything vintage. I love the old circus photos because I can simultaneously remember wanting to go to the circus as a kid, and also wonder what it was like to live in a really small town, where the circus was maybe the most exotic thing that happened all year. The costumes were all handmade, so vivid and lovely. I wonder what it was like to be a renegade and run away and join the circus. How many options were there for women in the 40s and 50s? Housewife, secretary, oh, and circus performer!

All images from The Circus Book: 1870-1950 by Dominique Jando

Monday, October 10, 2011

People that make me happy.

This guy, Jeff Grainger makes impossibly cool Green and Green style everything. I want to meet him and hear his stories some day.

This guy makes my world go 'round.

This stylish group captured at the Four Seasons in Pasadena, they're the good guys.

My much cooler and older cousins.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

All Spots To Black

Time seems to get away from me. I've been tucking away inspiration for the Ironing Board here,
but only just getting to uploading things that have caught my fancy.

I usually post about fashion stuff, but it's time for some new music.
I recently went to see a sweet little band called
"All Spots To Black".

Baby from All Spots To Black on Vimeo.

You can see more of them here,

Do explore a little more, Phil is a talented musician, and maybe one
of the nicest guys you'll ever meet. You won't be sorry.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Prada, you make a beautiful blouse

Every girl loves Prada, or Miu Miu.
It's rare that I gush over a particular piece in a collection,
but the striped tops in the current season of Prada have really caught my fancy.
At approximately 1200 Euros each, they are definitely not in the budget,
but it doesn't cost anything to dream...

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dior Spring Line

I've been so excited about Dior's recent couture collections,
this season, does not disappoint. It's a nod to the the iconic
"New Look" collection, with a lovely ethereal twist.

The best part, in reading about the shows, the models actually modeled the clothes,
old school style, instead of tromping down the runway. Would it be possible to urge
designers to go back to modeling the clothes? It's so much prettier and romantic.
Also, the models could stand to eat a sandwich and a cookie.

Last but not least-

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Gloves

There are so many lovely vintage accessories out there to wear, one of my favorites are vintage gloves.

These are a pair of Lilly Dache gauntlet gloves, Dache was known as an amazing hat maker, but she also did wonderful gloves. I own a few pairs, and I rarely wear them, instead, I prefer to display them.

Modern gloves are generally labeled in sizes XS to XL for ladies.
The perplexing part about vintage gloves is sizing, so I stumbled across a measurement chart, so you can ensure a perfect fit. I find that my glove size coincides with my shoe size, but it's not always a sure fire method.

So the next time you see a bundle of vintage gloves, take a look and try them on! They're not just for blustery winter days!