Tuesday, June 26, 2012

InStyle Magazine Cover and a FlanneryCrane interpretation.

I was checking out at the local market when I came across Instyle Magazine's latest edition (July) featuring Selma Hayek on the cover: http://news.instyle.com/2012/06/12/salma-hayek-instyle-july-2012-cover-girl/ It caught my eye because of the dress she was wearing: A pretty pink dress with a delectable ruffled trim. It just so happened on this weeks buying spree, I found a similar dress, so those sugary sweet ruffles were still fresh in my mind. My version however, is in your basic black. While I am always happy to find black dresses, it is always nice to have a variety of color, but the trim on this fresh sheath makes up for the lack thereof. Not only does it have the ruffles around the hemline, they are around the v-neck as well, and a pretty little path finds its way down the center of the dress. But wait, there's more... Don't you just love to say that? I know I do. The cut of the dress is an hourglass style that is made very well, and so pleasing to the eye. You can find my version on etsy, and here's a sneakpeak:

Monday, June 4, 2012

For the love of Belts...

Last year, I came across this nice lot of NOS (New Old Stock) belts in a myriad of colors by Charmant, Beverly Hills. The buckles are 3 inches in diameter with ribbed elastic measuring a little over 2 inches. Many of them have sold, but I listed the remaining on my Etsy site. Since I love belts so much I thought I would share them here for your viewing pleasure!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

ADVERTISEMENT: Schiaparelli Perfume and Accessories, 1966.

John Plain Catalog, 1966.

BELTS: A Novelty Belt from the 1960s.

Today I was given a mail-order catalog from 1966: John Plain, which has been in business since 1915.

It's a large catalog with items across the board, much like the Sears and Penney's Catalogs:





-Small Appliances



I came across a great novelty Belt; Its called the "Big Timer," with an adjustable chain that converts into a necklace. The Watch is a large 4 inches in diameter.

The John Plain Catalog for 1966, page 46.