All I want for Christmas is a lucite purse!

I've seen women with pretty impressive collection of lucite purses on the internet, (like the one on YouTube above) and I can't even get one!!! I mean it seems only if you're filthy rich, which I'm not, can you easily get one. I'm bidding on one now on Ebay and already someone is bidding higher than me. So freakin' frustrating. I'm not giving up though. One day I'll have one and maybe a couple of more to start a modest collection. And if I can't get one for Christmas, I'll definitely get one for the New Year!
Here are some yummy yummy beauties. This first one is alot like the one I'm bidding on now on Ebay.


Marilyn Monroe smoking pot?

This is a home movie of Marilyn smoking what appears to be pot with some friends.
It was retrieved from an attic some 50 years after it was filmed.
The reel-to-reel silent, color film taken at a private home in New Jersey was recently purchased by collector Keya Morgan for $275,000 from the person who took the film, who has asked to remain anonymous.


Imelda May: Love Tattoo

Just found this on YoutTube. I like her voice and I like this song!


All the cats join in

I found this cute cartoon on YouTube. It's from 1946, and the music is from Benny Goodman & The Pied Pipers. I love Swing! And I was surprised to find out it was made by Disney.


Veronica Lake Inspired fingerwaves

I've been looking at alot of 1940's hairstyles lately. I've been practicing on my hair for a while. My hair is getting longer so I've been looking especially for hairstyles for longer hair. I finally found some great tutorials on YouTube! This one is for Veronica Lake inspired fingerwaves. This girl makes it look so easy! She's so talented. Her name is Ashley and her user name on YouTube is LisaFreemontStreet. She has many tutorials on vintage hair & makeup and they're pretty easy to learn. As I type this, I'm letting my hair set on this Veronica Lake fingerwaves hairstyle from this tutorial. Hopefully it will come out as good as hers!


Classic Pin Up Make up

I like this makeup tutorial on the classic pinup look.

The Red Balloon

My 3 year old boy (who's turning 4 this month) is enamoured by balloons. I found some from last year's birthday and blew some up for him when he was bored last week. He has kept them since and they're all getting smaller. He was so upset when one of them popped, and with tears in his eyes he said that was "his friend". OMG he needs a sibling. Thank God he starts pre school this year. Well, anyway he reminded me of this movie that I saw in school assembly around 2nd or 3rd grade. It was called "The Red Balloon". Never forgot this movie. I looked it up on you tube, half doubting that it would be there. Lo and behold, it was there. It brought back memories and I showed it to my boy who enjoyed it as well.


Vintage Commercial of Flintstones smoking cigarettes!

This was so disturbing yet interesting to watch! I grew up watching the Flinstones, who of course, never smoked in the cartoon. I was surprised to learn that 1)It was originally a cartoon for adults, shown at night 2)Winston cigarettes co-sponsored the Flinstones for it's first 2 seasons (1960-62)
Oh how far we've come!!!!


Better than a box of chocolates!!!!

Well, I don't blame DH for bitching me about spending money the last few months on Ebay and Etsy. These are hard times after all, and I'm a stay at home mom, and I got carried away when I suddenly fell in love with vintage clothing in the past few months! I kind of got addicted with the ease of ordering stuff online and paying through Paypal. Scary! I mean if we were rich, that would be a different story, but...we're not. Anyway, I promised DH I wouldn't order for a while. Then I couldn't help it and got back on Ebay again, with the intention of just looking. Then I saw it, a bautiful black vintage Jantzen bathing suit. I had to have it!! Somebody was surely going to grab it! I called DH while he was working and in my sweetest voice,"Do you love me? You know tomorrow is Valentine's Day right? I'll tell you what I want and I don't want anything else!" So I told him about the vintage swimsuit and he told me to go ahead and buy it! I was so happy! He made my Valentine's Day! He really can be a sweetheart! So, that's my Valentine's Day gift and it's way better than a box of chocolates that I can't eat anyway because I don't eat sugar! I am so excited and can't wait to get it! I'll post pictures when I get it. Happy Valentine's Day hubby! I love you!


Katy Perry's "Thinking of you"

I'm not a huge fan of Katy Perry's, but I just saw her new video this morning and I love her vintage look in this! In some parts she's all 40's and in another, she has a Bettie Page hairstyle and flawless 50's makeup!


Alfred Shaheen- (1923-2008)

I've learned about Alfred Shaheen's fashions a little late...about May of last year, when I was searching for vintage sundresses online. But once I saw some of his dresses, I fell deep in love. His designs are sooo beautiful and one of a kind. I still have yet to purchase an Alfred Shaheen original. Still looking through vintage sites. They don't come cheap. *sigh*
This man won't be forgotten. Here is an article from Vogue:

ALFRED SHAHEEN - the man credited with putting the Hawaiian shirt on the fashion map had passed away in California at the age of 86 due to complications from diabetes on December 22.

Shaheen's distinctively bright floral designs shot to prominence when Elvis Presley wore one on the cover of his 1961 hit album Blue Hawaii and demand for them increased steadily as tourism in the Pacific Island chain grew.

"I would not do harsh prints or chop suey prints," the designer once reflected on his winning aesthetic. "I avoided bright or garish colours."

Inspired by a desire to create a "certain look that was different from everyone else's", original Shaheen designs now regularly fetch up to £750 at auction. Many will remember him as an innovator who changed the shape of the industry by designing, printing and producing aloha shirts and other ready-to-wear items under one roof using high-grade fabrics, dyes, cuts and prints.