Thursday, December 16, 2010
Well, the parties were smashing but since I didn't have my camera at the time, I will have to give you all a little teaser to help fuel your own ideas for the holidays!
to get an effect that looks oh so glamorous
fabgabs on etsy.com
MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!
Friday, December 10, 2010
It has become that time of the season again when we all are buying wonderful holiday gifts for our loved ones, putting up the Christmas tree and decorating it, hanging the stockings over the fireplace, and drinking hot cocoa. So, what better of time to feast your eyes on one of my favorite things...make-up!
Now I have been a big fan of the delightfully tattooed Kat Von D for several years now. I have watched her over her course on different tv series, bought her books, and when she came out with her own make-up line for Sephora... I just had to give in a try it! I, of course, was pleasently surprised by the quality, and when her new collection came out...I bought it!
Adora means beloved one in Latin! And what could be a better name for a collection then that? The True Romance Eyeshadow Palette $34 is a limited edition (so if you like it, buy it fast!) palette of 8 richly pigmented eyeshadow shades. Adora fuses both love and fury-one side has an assortment of frosty whites and silver, the other includes a range of sexy black and maroon shades, giving a perfect spectrum of shades that bring an edgy-glam creativity to your make-up.
The painted love lipstick $18 takes Kat's signature lip color, a sophisticated red, and expands it into a range of smoldering shades, from crimson to blood red. It comes housed in a deluxe tube with a clear Lucite bottom that shows off the color inside, and the cap is stenciled with silver roses on matte black—inspired by Kat's favorite tattoo. My favorites being-Backstage Bambi (hot pink), Hellbent (blood red), Stiletto (orange red), Underage red (bright crimson), and Lolita (dusty rose).
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
The dress comes in sizes from XS (about a 6) to XL (about a 20), and will be posted out to the winner after a confirmation of your measurements.
The competition will close on Friday 29th October 2010 at Midnight BST
Good luck everyone!
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
So, with that I thought it was time to show some blog lovin to a lady that could use some recognition. Her name is Ashley and you can find her at miss1940sdarling.blogspot.com. She's a wonderful lady with amazing vintage style and taste! So, please go show her blog some love!
P.S. Ashley I hope you don't mind I used one of your pictures from facebook!
Saturday, October 2, 2010
If you haven't heard me mention this before, I have been planning on moving as far as possible from Pa. Well, several months ago I put my house up for sale and began planning on my move to Arizona. I haden't gotten anything positive from it so I finally listed it with a realator. I've had serveral prospects with hopes of someone finally buying my house. Within all this time, my beau and I have broken up and have since gotten back together. This time, he came to me with moving to San Diego, Cali instead.
So, I am happy to say we've been planning on buying a place together and making Cali our offical home!
Goodbye for now...
Monday, August 30, 2010
It all started several years ago, when a beau of mine had decided he wanted some perfessional pinup pictures of myself for a birthday present. I, of course, obliged! Sadly, many years later, we are no longer together but none the less, he gave me the push I needed to do what I love.
So, here we are present day...
In tiki splender...
In velvety vixen wonder...
And the book you should go buy!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Today we're going to to start with the 20th Annual World War II Weekend that goes on every year in Reading, Pa. This year, all the magic happened on June 4,5,and 6th at the Mid Atlantic Air Museum. This year had to have been the biggest and most amazing one I have experienced!
During my time there I got to see all the wonderful aircrafts, experience a Live 1940's radio show, the 1940's fashion show, flying demonstrations, swing dance, and buy some outstanding vintage items.
Unfortunatly, my pictures are lacking! When I got there, I realized I had left my camera at my house...so my iphone camera had to do!
The Nazi Camp!
Yes, my hair was 2-tone!
You can find more information about the WWII Weekend at http://www.maam.org/!
Sunday, July 11, 2010
But there is a new blog in town and I wanted to show this amazing lady some love! Her name is Sammi and her blog is The World of Miss L Fire. I'm not sure if she owns or just works for Miss L Fire shoes, but the shoes are 2 die 4! So, go check out her blog and www.misslfire.com.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
An when it comes to summer, it means beach time! All the fun in the sun...palm trees! Well, maybe not palm trees unless you're lucky enought to travel somewhere that has those. But for most of us that just travel to the local beaches, it's about the sand between our toes.
When it comes to great beaches, it also means bathingsuits! What suit should I bring?..etc.
Well, I have put together a great bathingsuit and accessories to keep you inspired for the summer. (psst!) They are also currently available for purchase!!
2-piece floral print bikini...available at etsy.com
gold slip on heels...alvailable at remixvintageshoes.com
floral shap umbrella...available at mybabyjo.com
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
My most memorable highlight of my vacation, was our trip to Frank Llyod Wright's Taliesin West which as designed 1937 to 1959. It was the house that was created after the famous Falling Water that is actually located here in Pa.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from my vacation, you can go to www.myspace.com/lovinglola!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
40's black suede slingbacks- Ebay (not shown)
40's black purse- Ebay (not shown)
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
So, I usually take this time to have Sunday brunch with my family and then it's off for some therapy...shopping.
This past sunday, I went to one of my favorite vintage stores that I have memtioned in an earlier post. The Antique Market Place in Lemyone,Pa.
This is what I picked up:
50's navy blue hat with veil
And this is my outfit:
40's green Lilli Ann suit - Ebay
40's tan tilt hat with veil - Ebay
40's silver watch - Ebay
40's black net/suede shoes - Ebay
Dita Von Teese fully fashioned stockings - Secrets in Lace
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Now I usually spend my birthdays with my family and current boyfriend. But this year was different. It had to be, after all, my last 3 birthdays were spent at home with no cake sick with the flu, which is normal when you live somewhere that still has snow on the ground and is 20 degress outside.
This year, thursday evening, we all went out to dinner at Holihans in Hershey. It was myself, my boyfriend, my mother, her boyfriend, my grandfather, and grandmother. We had drinks, good food, chatted about life and love. Then it was time for presents. I got wonderful cards with money, and the matching leopard Juicy Couture hoodie that matches the Juicy Couture purse and wallet I bought for myself for my birthday. When it came time for my boyfriend to give me his present....he presented me with this:
Dita Von Teese's new Striptease Book! I about died. If you don't already know. I love Dita! She's the one that started me on my path to finding 40's glamour. Which was a big change from the 50's I Love Lucy/Marilyn Monroe look I was doing at the time.
A couple days pass and it's Saturday, January 9th around 4pm. My boyfriend comes to me holding a recent Etsy buy that I haven't had a chance to wear yet. He hands it to me with my 40's gold strapy heels, and tells me to put it on cause we have somewhere special to go. So, I get dressed and hop in the car. As we're driving I realize we are heading towars Hershey again. At this point I'm thinking "what the...." when I realize we're going to The Hershey Hotel.
I love that place! If they would let me live there with my little dog, I totally would. lol So, we arrive and walk into the new lobby. We had the lady at the desk take a quick picture of us. The very first of the evening. Which at this point, I'm highly excited about cause I know this is about to turn into the best birthday present ever.
Matt really tried to be vintage that night. He found a vintage suit and tie on ebay and wore it for me. Now we just need to get the shoes and fedora part down, and maybe a hair cut. lol But we soon checked out coats in and headed upstairs to the main part of the hotel. It opened to a great room with painted clouds on the ceiling that lights up to match the time of day it is outside. Amazing!
Behind me is where the original front desk use to be in 1934!
By the time we were finally done exploring the rest of the hotel. It was time to go into The Circular Diningroom for dinner.
We ate, then had cake!
It was a vanilla cake with a whipped icing, vanilla creme between each layer with raspberries throughout. Wonderful!
And when the check came. The server brought me this plat with chocolate on it and a chocolate covered strawberry. :)
Happy New Year to all!!!