Saturday, July 29, 2006

Little Boxes

Some psychologists say that the desire to have many little boxes is an outward sign of compartmentalizing one's life and one's relationships. In otherwords, if one struggles to force one's life into neat little boxes seperated by inlaid lids and cocooned by ring bags, than one can certainly do it with their knick knacks and their accessories!

But....Can't a box just be a box? Heck, even the most freewheeling folks need to put their stuff SOMEWHERE. (Unless the point is that their "stuff" is freewheeling, too, and should be allowed to fall where it pleases).

This valet box is brand new (well, new to YOU) this week. It still has its insert with a portrayal of a dapper gent getting ready for the day's adventures.

More Vintage Clothing and Accessories to Wax Poetic Over to Come...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Get out your wallet - Audrey's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Dress at Auction

Here is the ultimate gift for that special gal!

The iconic black dress Audrey Hepburn wore is going on sale.
Sale will benefit City of Joy Aid.

According to stylist Phillip Bloch, the most memorable black dresses of all time are:

  • Princess Diana's strapless dress that she wore for her first public appearance with Prince Charles in 1981.
  • Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly's dress in "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
  • Marilyn Monroe's sequined, spaghetti-strap dress that she wore onstage to entertain U.S. troops in Korea in 1954.
  • Betty Boop's skimpy dress that barely covered her Mae West-inspired curves in the 1930s' cartoons "Red Hot Mama" and "Stop the Show."

  • Now that you are considering the dress....
    You need a tux with tails

    now on sale from Couture Allure.


    Monday, July 10, 2006

    Choosing Cuff Links For Everyday Wear

    I just discovered this great blog about everything cufflinks. Up until reading this, I thought I knew enough to hold my own on the topic, but I stand corrected. Cufflinks are an essential item to think about when it comes to vintage fashion, but sometimes a guy just doesn't know where to start, or a gal wants to figure out what pair she should choose for her guy without it ending up being unworn in the bottom of the drawer.

    Author J.M. Anderson recommends that a well coordinated man keeps the metal tones of his
    belt buckle and wedding band in mind.

    Read on!

    Most Unique & Complete Cufflinks Resource: Choosing Cuff Links For Everyday Wear


    Friday, July 07, 2006

    Freewill Fashion

    There was a very interesting post in the Men's Fashion and Grooming Blog at by Daniel Billett.

    The first annual all-vintage fashion show promoted wearing vintage clothing to men. Some of the shops to participate "were Rue St. Denis, Chelsea Girl, Cobblestone, Eva's Place, Tahir and Circa Now. The concept was to show how to be creative with fashion by promoting individual style through the beauty of vintage garments and accessories"

    According to Daniel Billett's post, the founder of Freewill Fashion states: "“It is not what we have that matters, but how we live matters. By the same token, it is not what you wear or whose design it is that makes you a unique individual, but rather how you dress yourself that sets you apart from other people."

    I personally find this quite refreshing, as so often the emphasis on vintage fashion has been to take vintage items and deconstruct them. This approach leaves the creative expression to the wearer, to be recreated many times by mixing and matching versus only one creative expression by the reconstructor. It also allows one to be creative while still being able to pass on the historical item to a future generation as it was found in the beginning.

    A++ as far as I am concerned!

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    Thursday, July 06, 2006

    How do You Really Feel about Fur? Vote Here.

    There is a lot of literature about fur and fur coats on the internet. There is equally groups and individuals who feel stronly passionate about fur coats being acceptable, and fur coats being cruel. It ranges from sites encouraging physical harm to a fur wearer, to someone who feels older furs are a part of history and should be treated as such, to people who encourage the wearing of fur of all sorts. The problem is, the people who are just average people living their lives do not get heard. They certainly have opinions, but they don't feel passionate enough to build a website about their opinion one way or the other. And it is possible, many of my readers may fall into this category.

    I am interested in knowing about how you REALLY feel about fur. Your email address will not be displayed or recorded, so you can be totally honest and do not have to fear being flamed one way or the other.

    I have constructed this poll:
    The results can only be seen by me so no one can skew the outcome.
    I am also not going to post to groups to tell them that this poll is up.
    It will be dependent on who surfs by.

    <a href="">View MicroPoll</a><br /><a href="">Online Survey</a><br />
    So, please vote and I will publish the overall results some time in the future.
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    Dressing Vintage at the Greenbelt

    Just thought I would pass this along:

    The Greenbelt Museum in Maryland will be hosting the lecture:
    "How to Dress Vintage"
    (1920s-1940s style).
    It looks like it will be a very worthwhile evening if anyone is close enough to attend!

    Tuesday July 18, 2006
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Greenbelt Musuem
    15 Crescent Road
    Greenbelt MD 20770
    The website is temporarily unavailable, but keep checking back!