Friday, December 31, 2010

Style Evolution...2011

Just a collection of snapshots, the inspiration for the look of 2011. Think 70s, but beyond that picture 70s doing deco or art nouveau. Relatively achromatic color palette and more substantial fibers, think wools and slightly heavier knits. Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

She Who Wears the Pants

So, its all about trousers. Yes, trousers. At least according to Vogue and Marc Jacobs (to name a few). Yet, I will always remain loyal to my skinny jeans; meaning they will forever remain in my closet and in rotation. But, in the meantime I am having fun with a bit more volume around my legs and a little more swoosh in my step. Which is why I am loving these new (new-to-me) wool trousers by Courrèges Paris. I picked up these straight legged gems at little edie's for the equivalent of a Jackson. Looks like this lady will be staying warm come 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Women fashions in the year 1970- Some Inspiration for 2011

Staying Warm and Dry

It has been a cold and soggy last couple of days (Sigh). Despite the constant puddles I have a new (well new-to-me) method of warding off the elements in plaid and faux fur. The coat, which is on extended loan from my friend Stephanie is just the right length to conceal your mini skirt and just the right fur-to-plaid ratio to have you feeling holiday cheer without looking as though you belong under the tree or on it.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday, Monday

Christmas 2010 has come to pass and I took the day off from work. I needed a break. Let's just say there was more than enough merriment for one week. So, after a long walk in the rain I set out to find those items on my wish list that Santa didn't slip under the tree. And I found them at the Portland Outdoor Store, Fry "Campus" Boots in black. Merry Christmas! And so this is the outfit I assembled. Just as soon as I dried out sufficiently.

Undershirt: Love on a Hanger
Sweater: Bistro (70s Vintage)
Skirt: A Goodwill Score
Tights: Esprit
Boots: Fry Campus

Friday, December 24, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 12

On the 12th day of Christmas...
The last memory of that 12" ponytail...

I am sorry that this video wont upload. But I have to run to work.
Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 11

On the 11th day of Christmas look what I found Google-ing...
Indeed it is 11 bagpipers piping...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 10

For the 10th day of Christmas something less mundane...
Presenting 10 snapshots of Michael Caine...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 9

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Now that makes 9 Almodóvar dvds...

P.S. Penelope Cruz I heart you.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 8

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...
Viva Pedro: the Almodóvar Collection with 8 of
the director's titles on dvd...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 6

On the 6th day of Christmas I coveted on etsy...
a plaid cashmere wrap coat straight out of 1960...

Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 4

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...

Left to right: Tennis Player, Snowboarder, Samurai Warrior and Gorilla Suit Guy

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 3

On the 3rd day of Christmas for my co-worker Shelby...
A vintage pillowcase with 3 french seams...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Short Hair a la Jean Seberg

A little inspiration...

(Actually Christy Turlington inspired by Jean Seberg's style)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: the Haircut

I had my hair chopped off this morning. The ponytail is going to Locks of Love. Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Lulu's Vintage

Looking for another rad vintage shop downtown? You should stop into Lulu's Vintage next door to Rocco's Pizza on West Burnside. The shop is geared up for the holidays with vintage wrapping paper and ribbon. I scored an awesome vintage Vogue book in there on Monday. Sorry I can't say more as it is a gift. Check them out.

916 W Burnside

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Baby Shower Gifts

On Sunday I attended my friend's baby shower. Now this is their first child and they are waiting to be surprised to see if the baby will be a she or a he. So thinking along those gender neutral lines, I stopped into Crafty Wonderland to she what I could find in the realm of baby. And these pacifiers by littlefoote's lab were the ultimate score. Retail $20.

Friday, December 3, 2010