Thursday, September 30, 2010

Mid-Century Moroccan....

This could possibly be my absolute favorite style of decor.... the combination of mid-century design in conjunction with the ever so seductive Moroccan flavor is flat out genious. The linear design that comes with our favorite style from the 50's and 60's really does go hand in hand with the clean, razor sharp elements found in  Moroccan or moorish style decor.   So many layers to this space.  I'm just going to sit here and get inspired.

Think it's time to take a trip ....

Loving Leopard

So loving leopard right now in both fashion for the body and home.  Has it every really gone out of style?  Check out this vintage swing coat in Leopard.  This is so cute.....  I have to find one! Love the black skinny jeans - I think I would switch it up with some black combat style boots..... I don't know, but I do know that my goal before the end of December is to find one of these ....  if you know of vintage coat like this in a small or medium.... hit me up!  I'm interested!

LEOPARD UPDATE :)    Check out what CHANEL is doing for Fall 2010.....  I'm dieing a little over this one.....  leopard print AND rhinestones all in one perfect little caviar bag....   pick one up at your local CHANEL boutique for 4K and some change.....  sigh....

Monday, September 13, 2010

Old Hollywood Regency Style Master Suite

Could this master suite be any more glamourous?

I'm really into looking at master suites lately as I'm nearly ready to redocorate mine.  Literally, I'll be doing much of the work myself and will be working with a clearly cut, "recession style" budget.  This doesn't really bother me though, as sometimes it’s fun to add a piece or two to a room that didn’t come from a retail store. Mixing the old with the new and creating an eclectic feel can really make a room feel fresh, comfortable and like it took years to collect everything. If you are an avid DIY er, there is no limit to the fabulous pieces you could create and customize for your home.

Between furniture consignment and thrift stores, a little creativity along with some sore muscles I'm determined to do something fabulous in my right now kind of boring boudoir. 

Who knows how it will turn out.......  fingers crossed...

to be continued (before and afters, along with some DIY tips are on their way).....

The final residence of Marilyn Monroe can be yours.....

The estate where Marilyn Monroe tragically died has just gone on the market for $3.6 million.

Located in the Brentwood area near Beverly Hills, this Spanish colonial-style Los Angeles home features not only Monroe nostalgia but also 23,000 square feet of beautiful land, four spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, and of course, a stunning swimming pool.  This home is rarely for sale, grab it if you can!

This is estate is apparently called the “crown jewel” of the neighborhood. Now is your chance to own a piece of Hollywood history.

There are many theories as to how Marilyn Monroe actually died.  The following link (courtesy of true tv) has a major amount of information on this subject.  Sadly, this story seems to have repeated itself many times in Hollywood.

I do have my own opinion on this story and was prepared to editorialize it here, however, when it comes down to it, it's just so sad.  Regardless as to how Marilyn passed, she is, has been, and always will be missed by millions of people worldwide.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nettie Rosenstein - Homage to a fairly obscure mid century fashion designer.

Actress, Jessica Alba wore  a beautiful pink floral Nettie Rosenstein cocktail dress Circa 1950’s to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 

I think Jessica could wear just about anything and look totally fabulous -   the fact that she chose this Rosenstein frock is very interesting.  In a time where the heavy hitters (Vuitton, Marchesa, Chanel, Oscar) are throwing themselves at stars like Jessica she chose the sweet, cotton candy pink chiffon dress.  Actually, I believe stylist Rachel Zoe found it for her.... but ultimately, it was her choice.  Wasn't it? 

Nettie Rosenstein (1890-1980) was an acclaimed Jewish-American fashion designer, based in New York between c.1913 and 1975.  She was particularly known for her lbd's....  little black dresses. (thank you Wikepedia)

Nettie Rosenstein (in pink silk) on Jackie Kennedy in 1961. 

This designer is officially on my "To Find" list!

Vintage Rayban Wayfarer Sunglasses... The epitome of classic chic

Audrey Hepburn..... (like you didn't know) in my favorite Vintage Wayfarer sunglasses.  These glasses look good with everything!  You can find them in consignment stores and Ebay for around $200.  The new version of the "Classic" style - which were designed  the same as the original - will set you back about $140.  Easy to find online at or in most any sunglasses store at your local shopping mall.  By far my personal favorite sunglasses - well maybe tied with my vintage Rayban Aviators - very sturdy - with what seems to be a lot of UV protection.  As far as I know anyway.  Regardless, if you haven't already, get a
"new" or "vintage".  You won't be disappointed! 

Some well known faces that also sport these shades:

The Vintage Floozy shop will be carrying the  "new" - classic style wayfarers as of September 15th.  Blog followers will receive 20% off retail AND $1.99 shipping.  Now, you can't beat that!

Vintage for the Home

Vintage for the Home

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Are you inspired?

Many of us have crazy-busy lives.  During all of the chaos, if you were to stop for second to think to yourself, "Am I having fun?  Do I feel fulfilled? Am I happy with my surroundings?".   It wouldn't be uncommon to think to oneself, "Hmmm.... I don't know, maybe not".

The absolute first thing we can do to make our lives fulfilling is to actually say to ourselves, " I am happy.  I'm grateful.  My life happens the way that it's supposed to."  After putting these thoughts into our minds, immediately, we should feel a shift toward a more positive self.  It's really that easy. 

With this newly acknowledged positive self, it's time to just take a look around.  Take one look at the room in your home that you retreat to after a busy day.  Maybe it's your family room, kitchen, or bedroom.  Regardless as to which room this most commonly visited space is, do you like what you see?  How do you feel in the space?  Is it organized, functional, pleasing to your eye?  If you genuinely have to answer no to any one of these questions (many of us would easily answer no to all three!), its time to make a change.  Simple changes to our surroundings in conjuction with this newfound choice to be positive will, absolutely change your life. 

It might not happen overnight, but, with a little bit of effort, we can all find the Vintage Floozy within ourselves.  What does this mean?  Something different for everyone.  For me, it means that I love where I'm at, mind and body, in my own life.   I'm an individual with my own ideas.  What I enjoy or find beautiful may not be the same thing as whatever is "in vogue" right now.  That's okay.  That's better than okay.  Trust yourself to choose what your life will look and feel like. 

The next step:  Finding inspiration -

to be continued..........