Friday, November 21, 2014

holiday party style board inspired by chairish!

In case you didnt' know, Chairish not only has amazing vintage furniture and furnishings, it also has a stunning vintage collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, handbags, scarves, and much more!
I chose the statement necklace of all statement necklaces for the inspiration for my holiday party style board.  Since this is a bold contemporary piece, the rest of the ensemble needed not to be dainty.  The simple black Cape Sleeved Dress from Zara is the perfect backdrop for the Sachin + Babi Statement Necklace.  Add a sculptural vintage Sterling Los Ballesteros Cuff, a Clare V Leopard Clutch, and a bold Casadei Open Toe Bootie, and voilĂ ! 

I just wanted to show antoher image of the dress from Zara, I love the cape!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

retro romance: 1950's interior insperation, Vertigo

 One of my favorite Hitchcock movies, Vertigo from 1958:  Old San Francisco, awesome plot, 50's fashion (Edith Head) and 50's interior design (production designer Henry Bumstead).  My plan is to provide Interior insperation from Midge's apartment and Scotties apartment, but my bleeping computer is beyond difficult, so we'll just focus on Scotties bedroom light today...
this classic brass 2 arm arc floor lamp, is so classic in fact that it doesn't exist anymore!  Please forgive me for the quality of photo, I've resorted to taking my own stills for this Retro Romance feature. The scale of this lamp is perfect for a bedside light or a reading light for an accent chair.  A velvet covered slipper chair would be fantastic!

#1  The closest lamp I was able to find was this beauty from 1stdibs .  It is authentic, classic and vintage.

#2  While the shade of this lamp from HD Buttercup, as well as lamps #1 & #2, is a little more angular than the original movie light, the scale and arc are right on.

#3  I really dig the style of this lamp from Mitchell Gold& Bob Williams, while it doesn't have as soft of lines as the original, it would definitely do with the right bed.

#4  This lamp from Inside Ave. is about as close as it gets.  It's not brass, but it is shiny with a rounded shade and arc.


Friday, November 7, 2014

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

retro romance: fall fashion inspired by bardot

The search for a Nordic/Scandinavian/Eastern European/Folkish/Bohemian Embroidered Fur Trim Vest was not easy, so I improvised. Etsy does have some great retro sewing patterns available and Ebay has a few vests that could work, but I went HIGH with a beautiful Etro vest and LOW with a faux fur vest from H & M.  Each vest has a day to night look which could be accessorized with long pendants (Anthro has some amazing ones) and a smokey eye, but I kept the looks simple to capture the easy Bohemian spirit that Ms. Bardot personified and owned.

vest H&M Day:  sweater J Crew jeans Gap booties Piperlime bag Piperlime Night:  sweater Mango jeans Gap booties Piperlime

 vest Net-A-Porter Day:  sweater J Crew jeans Gap booties Piperlime bag Piperlime sweater J Crew jeans Gap boots Piperlime

Monday, November 3, 2014

brigitte bardot inspired, fall vesting

We have been very spoiled in Colorado with what can best be described as a very long Indian Summer.  The temps have been in the 70's and even 80's for the past couple of months.  Today is in fact the first true fall day, actually a rain boot day after a few showers this morning.  The rest of the week appears to be quite mild still with temps in the 60's, perfect vest weather.
I'll have a couple of Bardot inspired Style Board's tomorrow.