Monday, February 28, 2011

puzzles & florals

so this past Friday, i found an estate sale a few houses down from me.
i purchased a beautiful dress, that need to be dry cleaned badly, to give some life back to it.
i bought an old type writer, to put in my office once its actually set up
and i purchased this puzzle.
quite lovely. her eyes are captivating. 
i knew there had to be pieces missing, since the puzzle is from the 50s.
but for $1, i thought i could give some life to this puzzle too.

radiant as a rose, is the name of the genesee puzzle.
completed puzzle. only 5 missing pieces.

i worked on this puzzle all weekend. i know what a nerd!!! 
as if i didn't have anything better to do.
i became a bit obsessed with it. but its complete and hope to frame her and place her somewhere.



be sure to stop by the shop. feels like spring!

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Fashion Icon Friday: Elvis Presley & SHOP UPDATE

pics via google

come on, seriously, the young elvis had great style, 
not to say the older didn't but i wasn't too fond of the one piece rhinestone cat suit haha
but as young man, he had the looks, style and he could sing and dance
anything to make a young girls heart swoon.

lovely pieces

if any of these pieces fit me they'd be sitting pretty in my closet right now, 
but i know they will go to a great home :)

Have a great weekend dolls!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Shop update: Southwest

Quickie shop update!
Doing a bigger one tonight/tomorrow.

i'm loving the Southwest trend this spring, i need to get a turquoise bracelet ASAP!

check out the SHOP!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

lady be good

Amber Valletta by Steven Klein for the Vogue US March issue

The inspiration I was looking for, 
for the fashion show i'm helping put together in March,
the theme ties in perfect with the colors.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fashion Icon Friday: Mia Farrow

I was inspired to choose Mia Farrow after watching Rosemary's Baby last night.
I'd never seen the whole movie, just parts of it.
Mia Farrow is the leading actress in the movie, as she is Rosemary.
Adored the baby doll dresses, short hair and bold colors in the movie.

It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be, it was more of a thriller.
I'm not big on horror films, so will just call it a modern day thriller.
 I can see how it may have been scary in 1968.
pictures via google

Mia Farrow is still alive and has done several movies after Rosemary's Baby 
and had also been married to Frank Sinatra while filming the movie.
Go here to read more about Mia.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


my puffy big shoulder jacket was featured in Fashion safe for work issue,
 in the etsy fashion newsletter yesterday.
i didn't even know this letter existed, seeesh what else am I missing out on! 
Thanks to Heather at Texas Vintage Things for sharing the info with me or I would have never known. 
And am now subscribed to the etsy fashion letter and a few others.

That's pretty exciting! 
ok so now i'm off to take some photos today in the new studio :)
Happy Tuesday sweets!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

the past few days

cupcakes from celebrity cupcakes, were enjoyed on Friday afternoon.
the banana cupcake with cream cheese was fantastic!

lately i have been very inspired to cook more, 
but not just the normal ordinary dishes i make, something different.
i bought this book last week, called Cook Yourself Thin, you can go here for free recipes online.

on Wednesday i decide to make shrimp and grits.
talk about fast and easy! 

my finished product below
p.s. those grits had Parmesan cheese! yummmO!


this Saturday i also decided it was time to transform my garage 
into a much needed photo studio.
selected the color grey and had some help from my wonderful husband.
(bella as my model)
(i totally forgot to take before pics-oopps, but believe me it wasn't to cute)
so i'll have some new updates this week :)

hope all you have a wonderful valentine's day my darlings
sending you a valentine card via the inter-webs :)
valentines card via foundinmomsbasement

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion Icon Friday: Gilbert Adrian

Well Gilbert Adrian wasn't really an icon 
but he did make a lot of beautiful famous actresses Fashion Icons.
Gilbert was the foremost "celebrity" costume designer in Hollywood.

He worked at MGM film studios, where he designed iconic pieces for film stars.
He also tailored a suit with wide shoulders and strong emphasis on the waist, 
this was called the Coat Hanger Look.
pictures via google

That first dress, WOW!!!

Oh and I have some GREAT NEWS!
I was contacted last night to do a fashion show
 for an art gala called SPACE TAKER GALA in March...
the theme is Horror Films, they are wanting to do a 60s/70s campy theme fashion show.

Have a great weekend sweets =)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shop Update

be sure to check out the SHOP updates!

Happy Wednesday :)

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