Saturday, January 22, 2011

Sharing Positive Vibes

“Judge nothing, you will be happy.  Forgive everything, you will be happier.  Love everything, you will be happiest.” - Sri Chinmoy

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage turned Modern

There's still tons of snow, but all I can think about is Spring!  Yes, Spring! It's the best season for vintage fashionistas to show off her stuff instead of hiding behind that big, bulky winter coat.

Adding vintage flair to your current wardrobe can turn your ordinary outfit into something unique and trendy.  

Check out these looks I've created and be inspired.


Vintage Kitty Cat

Vintage Regal
1.) Silk & Tulle Lace Cami Top, 2.) Soft Tailoring Peg Trouser, 3.) GIANVITO ROSSI Ankle Boots, 4.) MULBERRY Bags Brown, 5.) CHANEL Vintage Gold Circle Bracelet, 6.) Vintaged Stone Ring


(finally added to the shop)
Vintage Garden
1.) FALKE Lounge Socks, 2.) YVES SAINT LAURENT Tribute Sandals in Brown, 3.) Straw Tote, 4.) Peter Silver Tail Ring, 5.) BARNEYS NEW YORK Roth Fedora, 6.) TASHA 'Fancy' Hair Pins (Set of 2)

{SHOP vintage here}

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winner Takes All

Thanks so much to everyone who entered my handmade love giveaway.  It was amazing to see how much thought you put into all your responses.  I enjoyed reading them and they made me feel great!

I wish I could give you all a prize, but unfortunately this time around, there's only one winner.

Congratulations to Liz of Liz Secret Rendevous.  I'll email you shortly with the details.

To everyone else, if you missed out this time,  get updates by following my blog or joining the mailing list.

Happy weekend!


P.S.  Check out this awesome giveaway happening at Grin & Bear It.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

For the Love of Handmade Giveaway Reminder + NEW IN SHOP

Happy Hump Day!  If you haven't entered my giveaway, you still have 'til this Friday (1/14).  Click here to find out more!

Also, these two adorable pieces were just added to the etsy shop!  Hope you like. ♥

Vintage 1970's Rainbow Swim Suit Wrap Skirt 

Vintage 1950's Little Girls Pinafore Dress

** I apologize for the quick, short post.. I'm off to spend time with my Dad before he leaves for the Philippines tomorrow.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

How to Choose the Right Red Lipstick

I love red lipstick and believe anyone can pull it off.  The secret is in finding a shade that won't make you look like a circus clown freak!

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For Fair Skin Tones, choose apricot, pink, or coral-red with a hint of blue undertones.  For Medium Skin Tones, choose rose, mauve, or cranberry-red with a pink base.  For Dark Skin Tones, choose brown-red, plum, or wine.  A color that suites All Skin Tones is primary red (think London Trollybus).  So if you happen to come across that color, snatch it up!

My personal favorite is NYX Lipstick in Snow White.

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  • Test lipstick on the pad of your fingers instead of the back of your hand - It's closer in texture and color to your lips.  

Don't forget!  Lipstick should match the skin and hair, not the outfit.

  • Exfoliate your lips using a soft toothbrush then hydrate them with a thick lip balm - I prefer the plain old Chapstick Original.  Another good exfoliator is Mary Kay Satin Lip Set.
  • Apply foundation or face powder as a base for your lipstick.
  • Outline your lips with lipliner.  This helps define your lips and helps lipstick last longer.
  • Apply lipstick with a lip-brush, wait 2-3 minutes, blot and re-apply (repeat if necessary).  This allows you to build color and also helps the color stay on longer. 
  • Dab lip gloss from the center to the outer corner of your lips to help prevent the color from smearing.

What do you think of red lipstick?  Do you have a favorite?  Do share!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oh-me-oh-my.. Stylish Blogger Award!

Monday, January 10, 2011
And also thank you to Linsey of Cultura Nueva for presenting me with the award also!
I'm so thrilled that the very awesome Victoria of Garden of Eden Designs awarded me with the Stylish Blogger Award!  Thanks for thinking of me darling.

Be sure to check out her blog.  She has a great mixture of fashion, craft, and interior design!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Flowing Florals

Happy New Year my lovely readers!  Hope your 2011 is off to a marvelous start!  I know mine is.

I have a few projects that I can't wait to share with you.  Today I finally got the urge to dust off my sewing machine and work on reconstructing some not-so-pretty vintage disasters.  The entire remix collection will be out in Mid-April.

Also, within the next few weeks, I'll be adding tons of beautiful vintage dresses, coats, and shoes to the shop.

The photos below are just a little sneak preview of already naturally pretty clothes that'll be available for sale later this week.

Vintage 1950's Butterfly Garden Dress

Vintage 1970's Reversible Skirt

Vintage Floral Wrap Skirt

Stay tuned!
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