31 March 2008

vintage candy: ysl shoes

no words are needed for these...

every lady needs some vintage YSL.

12 March 2008

ear candy: she and him

jdf receives cd's in the mail and sometimes shares a good one with me...
she' s cute and her music is just that also. zooey deschanel's music project with m. ward... read about it here ...http://www.mergerecords.com/band.php?band_id=140
and just go buy the album.

hearts for jdf.

05 March 2008

case study: vintage drinking glasses

here is the case... we all drink liquids so why not drink out of vintage drinking glasses. great for the usual... water, sweet tea, old fashioneds, mint juleps, cider, and the occasional shirley temple. trust me there is a cup out there for everyone's taste. if i see any vintage cup set at the thrift store it inevitably ends up coming home with me. i have a cup for every ocassion. so here is a quick list of all the major players in the vinatage drinking glass world: culver, libbey, federal, and couroc. couroc glasses are usually marked with the couroc name on the front of the glass. couroc is also famous for their bakelite trays. read more here about the trays. a cool history... couroc
the other brands are usually unmarked unless you find a set in its original box. here is quick read on the history of promotional glasses... read about collecting vintage glasses
a quick way to get started is on ebay. Look here... vintage drinking glasses on ebay
here are a few sets that were listed on ebay...

in any case, a girl can never have too many vintage drinking glasses. my vintage drinking glasses sit in my display cabinet just as my vintage ferragamos sit in my closet anxiously waiting to be used/worn for the perfect occasion.

03 March 2008

fashion candy: all tied up... lanvin fall 2008

who doesn't like something all wrapped up in a bow? i have always loved the bow. a big black vintage grosgrain one once adorned my floral wallpapered wall. strong, solid, and sweet. alber elbaz's fall 2008 collection for lanvin was a runway of bows and it was just that... strong, solid, and sweet. using grosgrain ribbons as fabric, he created the ultimate bows. the kind a girl can wear...

hearts for alber elbaz.
(look at his cute bow tie. all men should wear bow ties.)

02 March 2008

web candy: the visual dictionary

try one...

drive by... "you are beautiful"

"you are beautiful"
i used to drive by this one when i worked nearby...

01 March 2008

movie candy: coal miner's daughter

i just watched this for the second time. i heart loretta lynn... (and sissy spacek)...