July 30, 2010
"I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy." - Brigitte Bardot

Fashion influence: In fashion the Bardot neckline (a wide open neck that exposes both shoulders) is named after her. Bardot popularized this style which is especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other tops and dresses.

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July 29, 2010
We've recently been inspired by things with a natural & scientific feel and clothing and accessories that echo Victorian trends such as lace and bows. What's inspiring you this week?

Antique Laboratory Stand from Ethan Ollie's $79.00

Vintage 1920s TIMELESS CLASSIC LACE CAPE Dress from Simplicity is Bliss $214.00

1887 Antique Chromolithograph of Butterflies. Plate No. 15 from Banana Strudel $16.00

Vintage CHAMOISEE SUEDE Booties 7.5 from Allen Company $52.00

Vintage Lolita Lace Bow from Mama LeAnne $14.00

Vintage Glass Specimen Domes from Scottie in a Canoe $21.00
July 25, 2010
Vintage 1960s dresses with lace, bows, and ruffle trimmings. Every lady needs little black dress, and why not make it a chic little black vintage dress?

Little Black Vintage Dresses
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The details on these blouses (two are vintage, one is "modern" vintage - i.e. vintage inspired) are so feminine and sweet. From pale periwinkle polka dots, to sheer floral lace detailed sleeves, to the very faint blushing pink grid pattern... so much loveliness!

Vintage Blouses
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July 24, 2010
AH-55 A good read Family Mulberry and Prince Streets, Manhattan Opening of the Mangare Airport My mom and my aunt visiting Huntington Gardens in Los Angeles. 1956 Two desperadoes hole  up in the Badlands 'Oh dear! Cricket is so boring' The Capital: DC 1961

Each photo has been selected to share because there is a detail that I particularly fell in love with that was worth noting. For example, in the last photo notice the entire family is wearing "Red, White, & Blue"? And in the photo with the two women in pastel dressese visiting the Huntington Gardens in Los Angeles they have wicker basket purses with flower motifs. It's true, a photograph really is worth a thousand words.

Image Credits: If you click on each image it will take you to the original photo
July 23, 2010

It may not come to a surprise that we love neutrals which is quite apparent in the non vintage clothing we wish our little hearts out for including these elastic waisted 3.1 Phillip Lim trousers, Poly/Cotton too and at nearly $700 JEEZ.

On a side note, we're currently intrigued by specimen displays, particularly those of plant life and sea life. After a visit to our favorite antique shop in Santa Monica, we noticed a pluthera of glass domes with honeycombs, corals, starfish, ferns, moss... similar to terrariums, but with non-living items inside.

Wildflowers are a huge inspiration for us right now too... hmm...