Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Fashion Illustrations: 1958 from "Modes Royale"
This was a pattern magazine that showcased European fashion designs when cocktail dresses were at their height for creative drape and silhouette.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Edith Head illustration for Audrey Hepburn as "Sabrina"
This look is so classic and as perfect for this New Year's as it was in the 1950's.
You can whip up your own version with vintage sewing pattern: Simplicity 3002. Wouldn't that be fun!
Simplicity 3002, is currently available on Etsy.com: HERE
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
If you love vintage fashion from the 1920's and 30's, then Janet Klein and her Parlor Boys should be the musical score for your life.
Janet has found a way to capture all of the fun and jive of that era's music, singing and playing her ukulele with a back-up band of marvelous musicians. But there's more! She's also a gifted graphic artist, as well as a spell binding performer. She has designed a vintage style web site that will make you want to put on a pot of tea and settle in for awhile, to cruise the many pages that relate to her work, musician friends and related topics. You can find that, HERE.
Living in Sin is especially fun, so maybe you should start with that CD from her collection, HERE.
Once you get to know Janet, you will notice the unmistakable ukulele that she plays. She demonstrates how to play that instrument in this charming video tutorial:
Then, if you would like to spread out your picnic blanket on the park grass, you can join Janet and her Parlor Boys for a tune or two: