Monday, January 31, 2011

Isn't Winter Fashion Divine?

And isn't winter just MAGICAL?
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p.s that bulldog painting in the 3rd pictures cracks me up.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

The Wider Side of Me

Weight put aside, I've always had a very small waist. And because of the way I'm shaped, I've tended to be a 1940s-1950s girl and as a result I love very fitted items and mostly dresses with small waists and puffy/flowy skirts that accentuated my waist. And still, there's has also always been a side of me that looks for the baggy clothes. I LOVE wide fitted, slouchy, bulky, shapeless clothes that I can swim in. I think it has a lot to do with my love for layering.

That's all I wanted to say. Happy weekend!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Years Present

A few weeks ago I received the loveliest package and found within the most beautiful little items:

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The always lovely Duff of JeanJean Vintage fame decided to send me these as a New Years present which I think is pretty amazing, because they are 1930s mini-mosaic earrings and just looking at them shows how much work was put into them, AND because Duff is awesome. Seriously awesome. And sweet and kind. And she runs a kick-ass shop.
As hard as I tried I couldn't take a normal picture of them on, so excuse me for that, but you can still bask in their beauty just from looking at them laying there plainly. THANK YOU DUFF!

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Quite Genius

I adore cats. But this, is quite the perfect definition for them isn't it? Click on image to reach source.

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p.s sorry for sucking as a blogger. I'm trying to get my act together.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I WANT This!

I must have mentioned my quite large collection of slips. One day when I'm not lazy, I might even photograph them all and have a "my vintage obsession" about them. But until then, I'm totally obsessing over this amazing 1940s deep blue slip with a velvet trim and bow - to die for. Of course it's from the amazing Andi at Raleigh Vintage. I wants it!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Foureyes: A Daily Accessory

Two weeks ago I finally replaced my eyeglasses with new ones. The lenses were so scratched that I really don't know how I saw anything at all. I had them for about 8 years. That's insane to me - 8 years! In the past 8 years I: finished my army duties, got a degree (with honors!), had and lost two 'steady' boyfriends, moved 3 times, had about 5-7 jobs (I still have a couple of them), visited the US twice, opened my own business, lost a pet, saw Tori Amos-Zero 7-Joanna Newsom-Ben Folds-and many many great Israeli musicians, passed my teens and came into my 20s, lost some friends-gained some new ones and mostly found out who I can really trust.

Photos from January // New Glasses
Pictures from January // New Glasses

A lot of life changing events and they all led me to here and now. What will this new pair witness?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Since tooting my own horn is always fun, I just wanted to share the recent treasury I created that I personaly really love and am really pleased with. It might not fit Etsy's monthly "themes" but hey, it's purdy. Click away.


Women Power

I came across this beautiful article in the online version of the Denver Post titled: 'Captured: America in Color from 1939-1943' featuring the most beautiful pictures. But what really caught my eye were pictures of working women, especially those who worked in factories or on the railroad and then it hit me that these pictures were taken throughout World War 2.

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As a jew and and Israeli, I often learned and stumbled upon one issue or another that has something to do with the Holocaust but then again, I've seen countless movies or TV programs about what was going on in England or in the United States during the war that had nothing to do with the horrible concentration camps but about how "normal" life was like during those hard times. There's even a silly kind-of-old movie called "A League of Their Own" with Tom Hanks, Geena Davis and Madonna that talks about the all american girls baseball teams (because the men went to war) and I loved that movie because as feminine as I'd like to be, I also enoy thinking I could do and wear whatever I want whether it's manly or girly.

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The women in these pictures are awesome in my eyes because they are supposdly doing manly jobs but they are wearing jewelry, nail-polish, colorful head-scarfs and pretty floral prints. It's that balance that I like, the one between who you are and what you do. I think that's something I should think about more in my daily life.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

And the Social Media Madness Begins...

Well, I (or rather RSV) officially have a twitter account. It's kind of scary and kind of exciting.
Yesterday I had an in-depth conversation with a friend of mine who is in my eyes, a social media mogul. He's been running a very successful blog for the past 6 years and he's quite the king of facebook and twitter - I mean, he just GET'S IT. So he advised me about what would be good for my business and my personality but won't drive me insane because let's face it, my shop isn't my only job (as much as I'd like it to be).

Since facebook just isn't my thing, I figured that bite-sized info-lines would do me a world of good and on top of that, some of my Etsy friends and clients have been softly-pushing me to get a twitter account so we couldn't bug each other easily. Good luck to me!

Please visit my twitter page and do follow it/me cause I'm nice and I wanna get to know you!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Friday, January 7, 2011

My Vintage Obsession: Suits/Sets

To be honest with you, I don't currently own one suit/set, vintage or not. I don't have a matching nothing - shirt+skirt, dress+bolero, jacket+pant or any other combo. I don't really know why, because I absolutly adore vintage suits/sets. I can't resist them. They seem so much more special to me than any other clothing item and I can't really explain it. It might have something to do with the fact I love to mix and match, or that I adore layering above all. There's an unexplained magic about things that match.

Short story: My mother often tells the tale (one of many that emberess me) of how when I was little, I matched every single item I wore. My mother would say something like: "She would drive me crazy! If she had a red shirt, the pants had to be red, and so did the socks and the shoes!". So I went to some of my old photo albums to find you proof and couldn't really find any for putting seperates together but HELLO - almost every picture I have as a child between, lets say, 2-6 years old, is of me wearing some kind of suit/set! That's kindda crazy.

Exhibit A:
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Exhibit B:

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And to top it all - Exhibit C:

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I know, I'm adorable, can you handle it? By the way, that's my awesome sister Shira in the pictures with me. In the 3rd pictures, she is ALSO wearing a set. Not as hardcore as I was obviously.

ANYWAY, after prooving my deep connecting to suits/sets, let me exhibit the current suits/sets in my fantasy life. Viva La Suits/Sets! :

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Quick Note

I have to get ready for work, but I just wanted to write a quick note saying it has'nt stopped raining since last night and I couldn't be more delighted. Obviously I wish I could stay in bed, snuggled within my fleece sheets (the most wondrous invention ever made for winter) but it's ok because layering up and walking under an umbrella makes me happy. I wish it rained everyday! Have a good day everyone!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Things I Wish I Bought in 2010

Wow, I've actually made this list here on Krinoline one year ago. That's kind of crazy and also kind of special to have a little tradition. No one actually knows how unbelievably extensive my wish-list is but when it comes to it, if I had to choose, these would be the top 10 items I wish I bought it 2010. Some have sold, some aren't my size or are too expensive for me but I love them all and wish I got them for myself or others in 2010. But hey... who knows what 2011 will bring. Happy new year!

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