Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On hiatus until Friday



I thought I could keep up this week with posts, while my parents are visiting, (I haven't seen them in 3 years!) but unfortunately I couldn't keep up!  So I will be back on Friday with a giveaway that you will really enjoy!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

1960s barbie in Sway Chic


2013-10-28 00_42_14-Mattel 1970 Blond TNT Barbie with Original Flip Hair Do and Bathing from fourtyf2013-10-28 00_41_47-1967 Mattel Brunette Twist 'N Turn Barbie from fourtyfiftysixty on Ruby Lane

Sway Chick:

I was lucky enough to choose this BEAUTIFUL dress from Sway Chick!! Its is very much reminiscent of the characters from 1960s Barbie gang.  I have always been mesmerized by the barbie clothes of the 1960s.  I even used to click on bright pink rain boots on ebay and to my disappointment they were only for little barbie feet!  I then found the above and wear them with pride, as I feel I have found THE IMPOSSIBLE!
Look at those shoes above!  Don't you want all of them???


I accessorised this beaaautiful Sway dress with a 1960s frog brooch and 1960s velvet bright pink ribbon, and started to play with dead stock googly eyes and a polka dot umbrella in the rain.

Hair and Makeup:

Eyeshadow: Nars in cleo
Barrettes: Neon green art deco triangles in two pigtails
Lipstick: A combo of YSL Rouge pur 49 + 52

Self portraits:
Taken with a timer by me

Friday, October 25, 2013

Orange in the fall


Outfit details:

Sweater: 1960s birds in flight intarsia brown and coral
Skirt: 1950s orange with special soutache waist band
Socks: H&M brown orange socks faux silk with picot edge
Shoes: Marks and Spencer

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Latest inspiration: Dog grooming

My friend Nunu is taking a dog grooming course, and I could not help but fantasize about all the cool things she will do!  I really am inspired by the 3d, relief sculpture, embossed effect this technique prides itself in.  Pomeraninans are used, but the experimentation with poodles is something special!. 
The above are a little too literal and garish for my taste.  I know in the right hands (Nunu) this technique and skill can be sooo magical and special!  I can not wait until Nunu opens her own dog grooming salon, it is going to be so magical!  I can just see her salon  filled with scalloped heads and heart shaped tails sitting all fancy, with the smell of roses and cakes filling the air!!

Nunu always has her dog Missy smelling like heaven with a little scarf and interesting hair cuts.  My dog Clementine is a natural beauty.  The little puppy is owned by a Japanese couple, who have had to deal with a lot of crazy puppy behavior!

1960s sea foam green ruffle dress worn as direct inspiration of dog grooming, and embossed, raised, relief surface treatments.


YSL Rouge Pur 143

YSL Rouge Pur 49

YSL Rouge pur 52 

YSL Rouge 144

Illamasqua Brink

Illamasqua Blaze

MAC Russian Red

YSL Rouge volupte perle 106

Make up for ever 403 transparent

Maybelline super stay 24 color 510 rouge passion

Lipstick is so important to me, it can change a whole look with a few swipes of a stick.
I must admit, even the classic shape of lipstick is aesthetically perfect.
Its a classic that will never disappear.
These are the shades of lipstick I always wear.
(Readers have asked me in the past the names, and now I am naming them all!)
I have no interest in other colors on me, and I "repeat buy" the same shades all the time!  
What about you?  Do you tend to stick to the same shades?


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