Vintage-Inspired MakeUp Tutorials!

On this particular Monday, I am reflecting back on a gorgeous weekend of fancy parties, raucous dancing, and general merriment. Among the hazy memories of tasty food, flowing champagne, and beautiful decor, are the recollections of getting ready for the wedding with my fellow bridesmaids, and the lovely bride, of course! Co-prepping is always fun,…

Fabulous Holiday Dresses!

It’s mid-December, folks, and that means you should at least be considering where you should have picked up the perfect, gorgeous holiday dress already! Seriously, why haven’t you stocked away several by now?? I have been seeing lots of fun articles and suggestions about getting and/or creating a holiday dress in the past few days,…

Random Fun Wednesday – Vintage Style, Hair & Ads!

For whatever (awesome) reason, this week has been full of lots of great articles about vintage style! I’m always excited to hear about it, whenever and where ever (as long as they’re for it), so I’m passing along some of the vintage delights! First up, one of the more well-known icons of the 50s and…

Vintage Sewing Pattern Extravaganza!

So, I was casually scrolling on the Facebook yesterday, and saw a post by We Sew Retro about a version of Simplicity 1795 done by Miss Allie Mass. Well, her version looked so nice, and the pattern seemed pretty simple/straightforward, so I immediately sought out a copy via Etsy. As some of you may know, vintage patterns…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yay for everyone’s favorite Fall themed Faux-Christmas! My feelings about all holidays not Halloween aside, Thanksgiving is a nice (albeit brief) reminder for us to appreciate what we already have, eat ENORMOUS piles of delicious food, and spend time with people we love! That being said, here are some hysterical vintage photos that will definitely…

Let’s All Appreciate Quilting!

Several weeks ago (right before the madness of Halloween), I attended Houston’s International Quilt Festival. It is an event I have been familiar with my whole life, partially because of my mother (she owns a “quilt cabinet”), and partially because we are just a nice, Southern family and so we have about a million quilts,…

The “Camelot” Style

As you may have heard (since I’m pretty sure we haven’t stopped talking about it since it happened), today is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. It was/is a national tragedy that has shaped the perspectives of all subsequent generations of Americans, and determined the somewhat jaded political path our nation has since taken….

Random Fun Wednesday!

It’s the middle of the week, and that means it’s time for a random collection of vaguely-related things that are awesomely strung together for your reading pleasure! First of all, via Queens of Vintage, how to create a 1920s/Art Deco-inspired bathroom! Creating a glam space in your bathroom is simple with chrome, glass and fancy…

Style Icon – Madeline Kahn!

Not only a singularly gorgeous lady, but an incredibly talented, funny, amazing woman! She brought a unique, seductive quality to some of my absolute favorite films: Paper Moon, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and Clue! Her comedic timing is impeccable, her grace and poise in the midst of ridiculousness is unbeatable, and her hair ALWAYS looks completely gorgeous….

Incredible Conservation Project! – 19th Century Beetle Wing Dress

Just a short share this morning regarding an amazing project undertaken by The British National Trust (Two years ago; I’m late on this, but it’s just so cool!) to restore a gorgeous green gown worn by Ellen Terry while playing Lady Macbeth at London’s Lyceum Theatre in 1888! According to this article, the gown cost £50,000 to restore…