April 21, 2009

Mother's Day Coming - Get Organised!

Here are my suggestions for Mother's Day. I can even make a personalised mother's day card for you with your own words typed inside i.e. a personal poem etc. I myself like gifts that are handmade as they have a more personal touch and it shows that there are not masses of replicas out there. Click on my shop at right to view more choices.

You'll need to get in quick though as it's creeping up (for those not in Australia you'll have to get your order in over the next couple of days).

Happy Birthday to Me

It's my birthday today which is always fun (no matter how much older you are getting). Everybody seemed to be in a hurry this year to give me my gifts - I'm not complaining. My sister bought me a fantastic crocheted wrap to be worn around the shoulders with a drawstring. Love it. And other than that I had $ to spend which I've used to hunt down a groovy Mannequin head for my jewellery. You know you're addicted to your work when all your extra money is spent on it lol.

I like low key celebrations so tonight we're off to the local pub for a meal. I don't know about you but I feel terribly uncomfortable in upper class restaurants. Always feel you have to mind your manners, and have meaningless conversations lol

After that its.... Pokies!! Yay.

April 05, 2009

And we can't forget the Men

Personally, I'm happy to see the return of Fedora Hats, I think they're very stylish (i.e. why women are wearing them too). I also love the vests and scarves for men from the 40s.

In the 1960s I thought the ill-fitting tight suits looked great on men. Striped tops and long shoes and tousled hair. And... velvet suits a la Austin Powers - grrrrroovy baby.

What's Old is New Again

Do you sometimes want to turn back the clock and recapture some of the magic and fun of the 1920s to 1960s? I love the romance of those eras, the fashions, the manners, the simple fun. There's so much more freedom of expression now but I think romance has lost out.

I love the elegance of the 30s to 40s, the bright happy fun of the 60s, the stylishness of the 20s.

Ever since my sister Leonora decided to start sewing vintage we've been having fun researching via old movies, photos, t.v. series. Here are a few fashion items that will be fun to be able to wear again. Headscarves tied like the inimitable style icon Audrey Hepburn, long gloves, black liquid eyeliner and bouffon hair, turbans are just a few.