Don't you ever feel a little jealous of the fancy British women that get to wear fancy little hats to equestrian events and such? Is it just me? Okay, maybe I don't want to wear a two-foot-high fascinator, but I think that a little bit of hair bling doesn't hurt anybody. Michelle Obama nearly single-handedly brought back the brooch with her vintage and vintage-inspired statement pins, but I confess I'm still not apt to wear a big brooch on my sweater. But in my hair? That's a trend I can get behind.
I just started a new blog about romantic crafts: www.romanticcrafts.nl and I'm looking for people who want to share there finished romantic crafts projects and ideas with me. I love to sew, Shabby Chic, vintage and woodcrafts....more
Every season I do what many women do which is to pry open a 200 page magazine and see what is going on in the world of fashion. So what if it is stuff that you wouldn't be caught dead in? So what if you think the idea of platforms and all 80's all the time is nauseating, it's still fun to look. ...more
As women like to borrow each other's clothes--especially within the same household--two sisters, mother-daughter, you might be asking to borrow something very soon from the male members of your family.
Cufflinks, have always been the accessory for gentlemen. It gives a polished and professional look to a suit, as well as a touch of class and elegance to a shirt.
I recently told a friend that I wish I could live in the world of the AMC television series "Mad Men," and she looked at me sideways as if to say, "Are you crazy?" So, just to be clear, I don't want the desperately sad, repressed, where-do-you-go-when-you-take-walks-by-yourself?, everybody's having an affair part of "Mad Men." No, no. I just want the clothes. Oh! The clothes!!
Okay, the clothes and the makeup. And the hair. And, sure, throw in the furniture while you're at it.
" Sterling Silver Artisan Amethyst/Pearl Lavaliere
The origin of lavalieres dates back to the mid 1600's, when the Duchesse de la Valliere, (she was the mistress of Louise XIV of France) wore a certain type of pendant on her necklace and it became very popular during that era. The name was later shortened to lavaliere.
Every year I hem and haw and try to put off the inevitable, uncomfortable feat of squeezing my nearly ten-year-old bikini. I did buy another suit about five years ago, only to forget it at a hotel after wearing it only once. This year, however, I've finally made it back to my pre-baby weight (though definitely not my pre-baby body, but that's okay...peace has been made.), my husband and I are celebrating our fifth wedding anniversary and I think I'm going to buy a new swimsuit.
Bill Indursky and Chris Sansbury, co-owners of Vintage and Modern, a comprehensive on-line marketplace for antiques, modern furnishings, art and jewelry, make their predictions for the hottest finds for 2009.
I once fell in love in the vintage section in the back of American Rag in San Francisco. The dress that called to me was sweet and simple; 1950's, red velvet, short sleeves, slightly full skirt. Even though it was red - a perfect red, in fact - most shoppers might have passed it by because it wasn't looking for attention with anything fancy or showoffish.
Find out what the new generation of makers, creators and mold-breakers thought of Goldieblox and the American Express #PassionProject, and enter to win a game for the young girl in your life. Read more
We asked 15 bloggers how PAM Cooking Spray helps them spend less time in the kitchen, and more time eating and celebrating with loved ones. Read their tips, tricks and recipes for great holiday cooking with PAM Cooking Spray, and enter to win a $100 Visa gift card. Read more