Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Girl's Gotta Have It

Vintage Lipstick Ad

Well I know that this is how I put on my lipstick. I like the challenge of painting my face without the basic sensory perception of sight or the use of my perfectly functional hands. Plus, I just feel sexier when I treat overpriced tubes of pigmented whale fat like a phallus. xoxo, Huzzah!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

DIY Bumble Surf Spray


Why pay $20 when you can make it at home for $0.02?


3 teaspoons Epsom Salt
3 squirts Water-Based Hair Gel
4 ounces Tap Water

(Pour all ingredients into your empty B&B bottle & shake well before each use. Huzzah!)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Shop Update: Vintage Accessories

joan & david couture vintage leather boots

red vintage 1980s kenneth cole lucite heels

[ click photos for details ]

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Vintage Dystopia

vintage dystopia

by marc st. gil

lake charles

Above: Chemical plants on the shores of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Properganda from Marc St. Gil's Documerica project for the Environmental Protection Agency (1971 - 1977)

Monday, May 10, 2010

What Hath Paul McCartney Wrought?


I blame Paul McCartney for Bieber Mania. I used to blame Zac Efron, but now I recognize The Bieb's unintentionally parodic mop for what it truly is: but one element stolen by tween svenghali Usher from The Beatles' pop music playbook.

Too bad Usher failed to read the chapters on charisma and basic language skills.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Disciplining My Vintage Overflow




It's official. We've outgrown the office/library that was doubling (tripling?) as a studio and have at last begun to colonize the bedroom with as-yet-to-be-listed vintage frocks. The Boy thinks it's creepy to slumber so close to the garments of deceased women; I find it darkly comforting.

Look for these pieces (and more) in the coming weeks at our new digital domicile.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Your Fancy Sneakers Were Made By Unpaid Hondurans

One of the MANY problems (Nike is learning YET AGAIN) associated with subcontracting out your flexible, just-in-time production to a sweatshop based in a developing country like Honduras is that sometimes (i.e., frequently) the sharks who run these unregulated shops simply shutter them without paying the workers their due wages.

So here's an idea, Nike: JUST PAY THEM.