D.I.Y. (in 1 Hour or Less) Hair Flowers

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I absolutely adore hair flowers, and I know that I’m not alone.  Unfortunately the hair flower habit can get rather expensive, so why not make your own!  Making hair flowers can be pretty easy and you’ll only need a few materials to make it happen. Continue reading “D.I.Y. (in 1 Hour or Less) Hair Flowers”

The Fall and Winter Wardrobe Guide for Pinup, Retro and Vintage Mavens

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rsatt328_navyCollectif Glenda Swing Trousers $90.00Pinup Couture Doris Top $52.00 Emmy Design Knit Turban $30.00

RE_corset-mf_350_350Hell Bunny Adjustable Petticoat available at Modcloth $60.00  Recollections Sonya Dress $190 Emmy Design Faux Fur Stole $79.00

One question that always comes up in pinup and vintage fourms is “How to I keep my Pinup Style in winter?” While there is not definitive answer I’ve put together a guide based on my own winter routine.  Staring of course with the undergarments and topping it off with accessories.

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Musings: Full Busted and Rejecting the Underwired Bra

After my size changed and I entered the full bust market, I took to the blogosphere to find information on how to handle my new size. Sure different sites had different tips and tricks but no matter where I went, one bit of advice was always present. You must always wear an underwire bra. Don’t get me wrong underwires are great, but you don’t have to wear one just because you have a large chest. It took me quite some time to come to this conclusion.  Everywhere I looked full busted women were telling me that I need constant support, wear an underwire during the day and if you don’t want to wear one at night wear something softer but that still lifts the girls up.  I tried this for a while but my breasts began to hurt all the time. Continue reading “Musings: Full Busted and Rejecting the Underwired Bra”

Collection Spotlight: Fennec Crop Tops and Leggings

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I was first introduced to Fennec Design at a craft fair by where I live in West Philadelphia.  I happened to be off work that Saturday (which was unusual at the time), so I got some cash and moseyed around hoping to find some unique and inspiring items.  I was drawn in to fennecs small but well stocked booth because of the intricate line work.  After a quick look I immediately purchased two shirts one for me and one for my beau.  I fell in love with the craftsmanship, Fennec produced crisp clean prints with a unique design perspective.  Hand printed clothing featuring such delicate line work often means that the pigment may bleed creating a kind of fuzzy look, so I was incredibly surprised and perhaps over complimentary, I think one of the guys thought I was flirting when really I was just enthralled with the product.  I actually ended up going back to their booth on my way back to purchase yet another shirt for my boyfriend and when I got home I tried to find them online, but had no luck.  Fast forward a couple of months and after another search I found their Etsy shop and was thrilled to see that they have leggings and crop tops.

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