Look at these gorgeous little bobby pin boxes!Â Cute and glamorous they feature vintage pin ups and photos of movie stars of the 20th century, with bobby pins included! What a wonderful way to store those pesky pins that are always getting lost! These would be a staple on any vintage loving gal’s dresser!! Available at In Grips We Trust on Esty.
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Stephanie is a one of my role models for sure! I was her intern 2 years ago, and she showed me a world filled with rhinestones, feathers, and pasties. 😀 Â Her work is tantalizing and she used to dance withÂ Hop Swing & A Jump back in the day!
I asked Stephanie to share her story about how she came about making costumes, here is piece from my interview with her:
I was inspired to make show/dancer costumes after I saw a really terrible burlesque show in 1999. The dancers’ costumes were falling off at all the wrong times, besides looking really cheap and badly made. I was attracted to the idea of reverse engineering – making clothing to meant to peel off effortlessly and the fact that I coud work with fun materials like sequins and beading. I kept the idea in the back of my head until I finally contacted a burlesque dancer to offer my costuming services. She encouraged me to just join her troupe and make costumes for myself, which I did. My first costume was a pearl bead embellished bra and belt, which I still love. I’ve made many costumes since – my favorite burlesque costumes are the Marie Antoinette piece and the blue satin corset outfit.
J’adore!!! Unfortunately I don’t know who is the maker of these fabulous tights otherwise I’d own them. Let’s not forget to mention how stunning this photo is. Ah….maybe one day the Killer Diller girls will do a photo shoot like this….
image via Sang Bleu magazine
“For Aussie label Mother Maria, baguettes met boomerangs to inspire one of the most charming collections of the season. Defined by chic shapes and feminine details, â€œParisienneâ€ brings springtime on the Champs-Ã‰lysÃ©es to the surf-friendly shores of Australia, sustainable fabrics included.
Designer Katie Ganon first started selling pieces to friends in 2002, before extending her sphere of influence to stores in 2006. Since her lineâ€™s inception, Gannon has dedicated herself to the pursuit of everything green and gorgeous. Her Fall/Winter 2010 collection (or rather, Spring/Summer, for those of us in the northern hemisphere) harkens back to the playful sophistication of the â€™40s while using beach-friendly fabrics and soft colors.”
All of Mother Mariaâ€™s garments are ethically produced Down Under using mostly organic cotton and vintage fabrics, althoughâ€”full disclosureâ€”some new conventional cotton is included, as well. Not living in the land of Vegemite? Its online shop ships worldwideâ€”gâ€™day, indeed!
Photos and Blurb from here.
“The luxe collection will roll out at the beginning of February at Saks’ Beverly Hills and Fifth Avenue stores, with colors inspired by vivid blues from the Mediterranean, the dark burgundy shade of dahlia (Gabbana’s favorite flower), and gold and black from Stromboli. As for the packaging, it captures Dolce & Gabbanaâ€™s deluxe style with shiny gold tones and curved edges. A long time coming, Dolce & Gabbana Makeup will feature rose-scented lipstick ($30) at the heart of the line, along with a peppery mascara ($28). Besides bronzing powder, lip gloss, eye and lip pencils, and blush, expect to see eye shadow duos ($36), nail lacquer ($20), and powder foundation ($59), too.”