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Posted on February 26 2014
The 1950s was a time of flourishing styles, lively music, and positive energy. Women wore full skirts, men carried briefcases, and at the end of every day people in suburbs everywhere gathered around the table for a home cooked meal. Although we might not spend as much time around the table these days, hosting a [...]
Posted on February 13 2014
Valentine's Day is here. Whether you look forward to this annual holiday of love with giddiness or dread, it's hard to deny the allure of a vintage romance on film. There's just a certain je ne sais quoi about watching two iconic actors of yesteryear engage in a (often doomed) romance on screen.Looking back at [...]
Posted on February 06 2014
I still remember the first time I saw Gone With the Wind. I was mesmerized by Vivien Leigh. I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. And her dresses?! They were dreamy. It's thanks to her that I've always been in love with a long, full skirt. It was a childhood [...]
Posted on December 04 2013
When I first saw Shabby Apple's new outfits in the "Winter Wonderland" collection, it instantly reminded me of 1950's movie... Sabrina! Full of classic characters, romance and wit- everything about the film screams fifties, and the costumes are no exception. From a summer boating outfit, to a cocktail gown, Audrey Hepburn looks sophisticated in every [...]
Posted on November 12 2013
Sometimes I think Fairy Dust is real. No really. When you mix cinnamon, nutmeg, a dash of ginger, and sugar you get the most amazing concoction that you’d swear it was magical enough to make you fly.This is an example of a thought that goes through my mind when I bake. And this [...]
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