Friday, December 26, 2008

New Year Party Dress

The post-Christmas lazies are certainly setting in around here; I've spent most of the last few days in bed with books, DVDs, and lots of chocolate. Most definitely appreciated after the stress of moving back home and having my luggage left behind in Copenhagen airport!

Now that the present-buying stress is out of the way, I'm wondering what I'll be doing with myself for the New Year. I've no plans yet, but here's what I'd love to be wearing no matter what the event:

The blue velour dress
is available in the store now. I don't know why I get so obsessed with velour and velvet each year - they're just so seasonal, and the antithesis of the cold, dreary winter weather that's been hanging around so much lately.

Anyway, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. Be sure to enjoy what's left of the holidays, and I'll see you all again in 2009 (or maybe even before)!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Vintage 1940s/1950s Makeup Tutorials

Last month I posted a couple of my favourite vintage hair tutorials, and today I thought I'd do a matching makeup post.
I love vintage makeup, mostly because it really feels as though it's worth the effort it takes to put on. I have no time for "no-makeup" makeup — it takes for-bloody-ever to apply, yet leaves you looking as though you aren't wearing any at all. Where's the fun in that?

This is my kind of tutorial; a very retro, pin-up style look:

While this one goes for a different style; Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's:

Finally, Beauty Couch has a great round-up of links for vintage makeup inspiration here.

Have fun, and good luck!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Slouchy Casual

When people come up with imaginary outfits, like the ones I post here pretty regularly, they usually involve high heels, fitted dresses, and other beautiful but rather formal things. I love to dress up, and I see no reason for keeping clothes like that for "special" occasions, but there are some days that you just want to slouch around in a pair of jeans and a giant jumper:

I think this long burgundy cardigan is perfect for the task, paired with jeans, cute socks, and soft shoes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Review: Buttons and Skirts

Last month I posted a review of a sweater with lovely buttons on it, this month I got my hands on a skirt with lovely buttons!

I once again have to confess to choosing an item of clothing based on the button-placement. I'm an addict. I can't really be blamed, though... this skirt is button heaven! The ones on the front are wonderful, of course, but the two little buttons on the slit at the back are possibly the most adorable detail ever.

The Brown Stripe Skirt is, as always, available in the online store — indulge your own button-y delights here!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Smart Casual for Any Occasion!

Dinner with friends? Anniversary? Office party? Lounging around at home watching television? I'll take any excuse to dress up, really. Here's an outfit that I think would work for any of these!

Dressy enough for dinner with friends, pretty enough for a date (if you're in the mood for being pretty, anyway), demure enough to not shock your boss at a party, comfy enough to mooch around the house in... yep, with nice flats (be kind to your feet!) and a handbag to keep all your stuff in check, I think this dress can do just about anything.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Voice TV Loves Edith and Ella!

Voice TV featured and Edith & Ella silver-gray party dress on one of their programmes recently. Take a look at the screenshot below, and check it out in the store if it tickles your fancy!