Monday, August 25, 2008

Would you mind voting again?

If you are someone who would be willing, I'd be grateful if you would vote for me as one of 25 semifinalists for the More magazine contest I mentioned a few blogs ago, here. Apparently, in a complete change of the original rules, they are trying to narrow the top vote gatherers down to 5 before further consideration.

You may vote daily in this phase of the process...would you be so kind?

You may wonder if there's something worthy about my candidacy, and if so I applaud you for your skeptical, perhaps even cynical nature! We all need to vote for things that we can truly believe in.

Here are my arguments for your vote:

1. A vote for me is a vote for vintage. I'm advocating, as always, for vintage clothing with my words and picture. More has major readership, and my winning will truly make women over 40 think about vintage for the joy it is to me and is--or could be--for them.

2. I am already a tither and have already pledged to put 10% of the proceeds if I win to a good cause. You have my word.

3. With the rest of the proceeds I hope to help pay for the $1200 repair we had to do to my car recently.

4. You will guarantee I keep my smile for at least a half a year on such a wonderful success!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

US women's basketball does it again

The US women's basketball team did it again, winning the gold medal for the fourth straight time at the Olympics!

I think my grandmother (2nd from right, ca. 1905) would jump for joy!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The secretary just won’t quit!

For years now, The Secretary seems to be making fashion statements. No, I don't mean a modern office manager, I mean the "girl" from the steno pool, the one we all think we saw in an old movie, or that our aunt used to be.

And each new fashion season she keeps hitting the return...I guess we need her to take a letter?

Of course, The Secretary has to have a bow blouse, and this fall I was taken by the size of her bow:

I have a 1970s blouse with an XL bow listed on eBay:

Love this big bow appliqué from Etsy seller theVintageZoo:

Is that a touch of tromp l'oeil? She's in good historical company, thinking of Schiaparelli's trompe l'oeil bow sweaters of the 1920s:

But who is this with her own big bow?

Why it's Schiaparelli herself! I wonder if she knew shorthand?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Beatles sighting, and vintage fashion

When I opened the Fall 2008 issue of Fashion Rocks I was stunned. Who is this man?

He's George Harrison, obviously--but no, he's Dhani Harrison, George Harrison's son (with Sasha Pivovarova playing the role of Patti Boyd) as shot by the masterful Steven Meisel. You MUST see the rest of the photos from this shoot, because the clothes, the styling...everything is just beautiful.

One high def set of these images is here

File under: Dream On

File under: Dream On

If you're bored and feel charitable, would you swing on by's website and vote for yours truly? The contest is Reinventing the not that one! Women over 40 (get it? F-word?) are eligible to submit photos and a 30-word or less description of their own favorite F word.

I am going with Finery, as that is what I get to work with every day--Lucky me!! I have already asked a number of people I know to "recommend" my photos, but for anyone left out there that I missed, would you please?

I should say that 1/3 the judging for the first round is based on viewers recommending photos. Over each photo is a Recommend to click on...I think that's the magic button.

If you are over 40, and female, you should show your own Fabulousness, Fashion, Ferociousness, Fitness, Funkiness and Freakin' Incredibility! I'll vote for you!

An excerpt from the page. If you want to vote, you need to go to the page through the link above. (Thank you!!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Walk this way!

For those of you who like a bit of slobber with your vintage splendor, here's this month's denisebrain theme Walk This Way