The Fabulous Joan Collins

There are all kinds of amazing women in show business who I admire and adore for their talent, beauty and style. One of those women is the fabulous, amazing, iconic, gorgeous Joan Collins. Born in Paddington (adorbs) in 1933, she has been honored by QEII with an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) title. This…

Benedict Cumber-Brunch!

My friend Elizabeth is an ardent fan of BBC‘s Sherlock, which is understandable, given that the show is INCREDIBLE. She came up with the brilliant “Benedict Cumber-Brunch” theme idea, which I expanded into more of a detective theme, but could be specific to the show, or even one of the episodes. So, in terms of…

Sewaholic’s (1202) Cambie Dress

I have a friend, we’ll call her Leah (because that is, in fact her name), who is an advanced beginning sewer (meaning she knows her way around a sewing machine, straight seams and has lots of basic practice) took a shine to Sewaholic’s Cambie Dress. It’s understandable, since the dress is completely adorable (Gertie made…

“Earth Girls are Easy” is So Great!

This ridiculous-mazing movie came out in 1988, so if you haven’t seen it ever, GO FIND IT AND SEE IT! If you haven’t seen it in a “while,” same goes for you, because Boyfriend and I arranged a “Cheesy Date Night,” complete with delicious artisan cheeses, honey, champers, and the best of all “cheesy” 80s…

Miller Outdoor Theatre & The Fanciest of Picnics

To Houstonians, Miller Outdoor Theatre is a favorite landmark spot known for amazing free entertainment, good times and the occasional roll down the hill. (Mine have been unintentional rolls/falls for the past twenty years or so, but I’m one of those “beautiful but clumsy” types.) They have featured musicals, concerts, operas, multicultural festivals (Accordion Fest,…

Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life

Originally published in 1981, and given to my Father one Christmas by my Aunt Lisa (the “vintage” to-from tag is still in it), I don’t remember a time without the essential Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life. (Not surprisingly, one of Jonathan Adler’s favorites as well.) Being a child of the 80s/90s, I knew all about…

Vintage-Style Photo Shoot!

About two years ago, I decided it was time to capture my gorgeous, vivacious essence in a vintage-style pin up photo shoot with Dynamite Dames Photography. I was living in the DFW area at the time, and thought it would be a fun, fabulous opportunity to have my hair and makeup done and encapsulate my…

Dogs and Diamonds

These are the gendered “best friends” of men and women. Dogs are loyal, adorable, cuddly, dependable, help save lives and are sometimes totally disgusting. Diamonds are shiny, gorgeous, delightful status symbols, the strongest stone and sometimes totally disgusting. I read an article on the Huffington Post (as I am known, quite frequently, to do) this…

Bette Davis

Inspired by this article on HuffPo, I decided to feature one of my (many) vintage style icons: Bette Davis! Over the span of her career, she mastered the changing styles like none other. Not only smart and incredibly talented, she co-founded the “Hollywood Canteen” during WWII, was the first female president of the Academy of…

Estate Sales

Ok, lords and ladies, this is where it may get weird. Being the progeny of hoarders, as well as the fortunate inheritor of lots of furniture (and SO many other things), it won’t likely be shocking to hear that I love estate sales. And I do. I super, really do! Not just that they’re a…