Monday, January 21, 2013

Carmen Miranda Shows Us How Its Done!

 I just adore Carmen Miranda. Even when she's not dripping with sequins and wearing fun fruit studded  headpieces she manages to have such joie de vivre! What a fabulous human being, I wish I could have known her.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Snood Giveaway!

Win a custom snood from Haute Rockabilly Fashionista!

The Importance of Eyebrows

I remember my first plucking experience. It happened when I was twelve years old, when my two bestest friends in the whole wide world decided that it was time for an eyebrow intervention. Being born with naturally thick and dark eyebrows, they decided that it was time to give me that "90's" know, part Chola girl and part Mariah Carey. Yes, we were children of the 90's, society and fashion dictated that our eyebrows be pencil thin or we weren't "in" (God forbid!). I had never had any issues with my full eyebrows, but as I was pinned to the bathroom floor by my two best friends (who had the best intentions, I am sure), I gave in reluctantly to my impending brow makeover. "Pain is beauty!", my one friend shouted, as my arms were held firmly to the floor by the other. After the makeover had been completed, and every stray hair had been plucked, I looked in the mirror. Not only were my eyebrows pencil thin, but they had plucked them to oblivion. Half of my eyebrows were missing. Ever since then, I have struggled to find a perfect balance between shaped and thick. I have decided to grow my eyebrows out and fill them in ever so slightly. I want Elizabeth Taylor eyebrows, by golly, and I will get them! Here are a few pictures for inspiration:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Gingham Style!

Springtime is just around the corner (well, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself a bit!), and there are few things that say "Springtime" the way gingham does. As an American, gingham seems to embody our very way of living; youthful and patriotic, innocent yet romantic, playful and unpretentious. The beauty of gingham is that yes, it is pure Americana, but can just as easily be worn to the French Riviera and look ever so chic. Gingham is an attitude. Gingham is a feeling. Gingham is universal!

My newest addition: a sweet little dress made from strawberry milkshake colored gingham, trimmed in cream crochet, with pockets and an adorable little bow! Les adorables.
My All Black Crochet Oxfords

 I can't wait to find the perfect accessories to go with it...a wicker purse adorned with strawberries, cherry colored cat eye sunglasses, and a fuzzy 1950's cardigan! The whole look makes me think of strawberry milkshakes!
And now for my favorite part: inspirational photographs!
Brigitte Bardot in her favorite print: gingham!

BB in powder blue gingham

This was just too fun not to include!

Our American muse, Marilyn Monroe, sporting stylish gingham print capris

Stunning Sophia Loren in a crisp gingham print shirt

The ever so chic Gina Lollobrigida sipping an American classic: the milkshake!

The adorable Norma Jean Baker in the cutest playsuit ever created!

The always elegant Audrey Hepburn in her summer best

The fabulous Lady Liz sunbathing in true Hollywood fashion!

The history of gingham!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Window Shopping and Sachertorte in Vienna!

Window shopping at Chanel


Luxurious furs and fresh Spring hues at Gucci

I don't know which boutique this was, but just look at that getup!

Mini Sachertorte at Demel


Chocolate heaven

A pastry chef at Demel hand dipping the mini Sachertorte's in chocolate ganache