Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Cocktail -- Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!!
**As always please drink responsibly.
Pumpkin Pie Cocktail
2 oz canned pumpkin
2 oz half and half
2 oz vodka
1 oz spiced rum
Mix pumpkin and half and half until well blended.
Put ice in glass and add vodka and spiced rum, then pour in the pumpkin mixture and mix well.
Add more pumpkin to tase. Yum.
Non - Alcoholic version. Substitute Cola for vodka and spiced rum.
Or -- Big scoop of vanilla ice cream add pumpkin and half and half and blend well, then add a splash of cola.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Vintage Model Photos - Very America's Next Top Model

You know how on America's Next Top Model, they have the models do these weird and unusual photo shoots. Well it seems in the 1960's the unusual photo shoot was very popular. Just take a look at the two below.

Both pictures are from Norman Parkinson A Very British Glamour Hardcover Book.

Carmen Dell'Orefice on a crane in front of Old Bailey, London; Queen Magazine cover, September 1960.

Celia Hammond photographed for a Wetherall advertisement, Paris, 1962.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Thrillers -- Boo!!

Who can resist a scary movie. I like mine a little more thrilling. So here are a few to enjoy.

Take a ride back to 1973 for some groovy clothes and a scary movie.

Get your 60's on baby. 1967 Wait Until Dark, with Audrey Hepburn. Classy --Thrilling-- Fun!

A stylish thriller from 1998. It was filmed as a classic, classic clothes, classic interiors, still looks great today. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Fondue -- Fundue - YUM

Can you tell I love the Ghost Chips from Cost Plus Warehouse. So one more great Halloween idea. For the fashion lover that hates to cook -- ME.
Fondue: Velveeta and Rotel in a Crock Pot, or a good excuse to get a Fondue Pot.
Dipping: Taquitos - Chicken and Beef (heated in oven) (from the frozen food section of grocery store)
Chips -- Lots of Tortilla Chips!!! Never enough -- White, blue, the ghosts.
Tortillas heated in a skillet with a dash of cheese to hold them together, cut in triangles to dip (either quickly make or from frozen food section of grocery store)
Mini Tacos (from the frozen food section of the grocery)
Ready set DIP.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Halloween Fun Fashionable Meal - Fondue

Getting together with friends for Halloween? Don't want to or like to cook? Here are some great ideas. Get a fondue pot or a small crock pot, and fill with your favorite pasta sauce. Then, cook some tortellini (Al Dente - not too squishy) and set aside, good cold or hot (once cooked). Swing through Whole Foods or Trader Joe's and get some little meatballs, all you do is heat on a cookie sheet. Some great bread to cut into cubes. Arrange all around your fondue or crock pot and you have a filling Italian Fondue. You can ad more goodies to dip if you would like.

For desert - Cost Plus Warehouse has a Carmel Apple Dipping Kit for $9.99. So fun.

Don't forget the extra munchies while watching a scary movie. Cost Plus has these cute Ghost Dipping Chips for $2.49.
Have some fun this Halloween. Enjoy. It is just a few days away.
A Fashionista can still be a Foodinista too!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Downtown - City Shopper - Handbag Olive Green Metallic

Need a great carry-all or handbag? Right now in my shop on Ebay - Slstyleshop, is a great Downtown style Handbag. Leather-like 17" tall 14" wide and approximately 5" deep. Great for those A-5 file folders, and a laptop. Look stylish and work too.

Item number -- 200395038893. Go to Ebay and type in the item number. I also have it in a bronze/brown. Only $15.95.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Turquoise Necklaces -- Rachel Zoe

I love vintage jewelry. Oh, and it's no secret that I love Rachel Zoe. So hoping that they do a 3rd season. As all us Zoe fans know, she put a turquoise necklace on Eva Mendes and it was "Bananas"!. It has also been said that a turquoise necklace is great if you feel tired, it brightens up the face. So in the spirit of brightening up everyone, here are some great looking turquoise necklaces to inspire you.

Vintage Turquoise Necklace. Don't know where photo is from.
QVC Turquoise Necklace, a cute bib type, like Eva had -- and only $59.50. At
Photo QVC.

Eva Mendes in a Turquoise Necklace.
Don't know where photo is from.

Turquoise bead necklace.
Don't know where photo is from.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Sewing Patterns - Cocktail Dresses

As an avid watcher of Project Runway, I really wish I could sew. I can't. Really, not a stitch, and I have tried. But I love looking at old patterns. The style of the dress, what we are still wearing today, everything about them. I just listed some new ones in my Etsy store, click on the link at the right to get there.

Wrap Dress Pattern. Make as a Maxi or as a Street Length Dress.

I would so make this Vintage Pattern if I could. I love cocktail dresses. This is the perfect black dress.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Covet -- Herme's Cape Cod Double Wrap Watch -- On a Budget?

I totally covet the Herme's Cape Cod Double Wrap Watch!! However, with an over the top price tag of $18.50 plus --(depends on exact watch, gold, silver, band etc.). I am afraid it is so over my budget. Alas, there are some inspired type pieces that are nice looking. I may have to get one fore myself.

Over at the La Mer double wrap watch is pretty good looking. At a $90.00 price tag it is doeable. Hmmmm. Exact web site here:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Picture Photo Wall for Your Fashion Closet

I'm all about great outfits. However, I get dressed and never can remember what I like to mix and match. So it dawned on me when I saw this photo wall, what I need to do. Every time I make and match a killer great outfit, I will take a picture and print it out on the Post-It Picture Paper-- (like post-it notes, stick and then remove when you don't want) anyway, print and attach to my closet (works best on smooth surface). Now I will have a record of great outfits at my fingertips. Ok, so maybe I have too many clothes, but can you ever have too many?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vanities -- Who Doesn't Love A Vanity? - Mirrored Vanities

I know I have always wanted a vanity. I don't have the room for one. However, it seems like it would be so relaxing to sit at a vanity and put on my makeup. The one below is wonderful as you could get natural light while applying your makeup. Love the round mirror, oh just love it all. Every fashion lover needs a great place to put on her makeup, or paint her nails. Enjoy these great rooms with vanities.

Picture below from Country Living.

Simple kidney shaped vanity with skirt and wonderful mirror.
Sorry, don't know where image is from.
I love this vanity. It uses an old table, and again, I love the use of natural light to put makeup on.
Image from Martha Stewart.

Mirrored vanity. I have been seeing tons of mirrored furniture lately and just love it. It is truly fashion for the room. Again, natural light.
Sorry, don't know where image is from.

I love the mirrored vanity, and old mirror. Take a peek at the wall to the right it is padded. How elegant, and... a window to the left, again, natural light.
Sorry, don't know where this picture is from.

Now, if you are limited on space, this vanity could be for you. Vanity is in the middle with two lockers on each side for storage. Again, looks like a window to the right. Great space.
Image from Pottery Barn Teens.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trend Alert - Green Nail Polish - Chanel

For the Chanel Fall Runway 2009, Karl Lagerfeld chose a pale shade of Jade for the models nails. It was an instant hit and is available at Opi also has a color called Green-Wich Village, and Sephora has Milf Vintage Green. So since it is fall, get some green nail polish and make the world your very own Chanel runway.

Rachel Bilson in Green Nail Polish at Chanel. Sorry I don't know where the picture collage is from.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sex and The City - Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

I love Annie Leibovitz photography!! This is her Vogue shot of Sex and the City. Love it!! Love her photos.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gossip Girl Blair Waldorf's Bedroom

Well, since I did Serena's bedroom it is only fair that I do Blair's bedroom. Very elegant. Love the metallic wall behind the bed. Gives great depth behind the bed. Now if Blair and Chuck will just stay together.

Friday, October 9, 2009


A Halloween Image from Better Homes and Gardens to enjoy for the weekend. Have a great early fall weekend.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Amazing Glass Desks

What an amazing glass desk. Who wouldn't love this? The desk, the chair, the telescope.

Photo Restoration Hardware.

Love the lucite chairs. Love the simple glass desk tops on file cabinets.

Sorry I don't know where this photo is from.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Gossip Girl Serena - Over the Knee Boots

Want some Serena style Knee High Boots? Just go to Target -- yes--- Tah--Jay.

Want a Knee High or over look? The gray Knee Height boots below fold up and will go just over knee. Get your Serena On!!!!
Target - $34.99. Online or in store.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ashley Olsen Marie Claire Magazine 2009

Check out Marie Claire Magazine for September 2009, either online or in stores. Wonderful photo spread of Ashley Olsen. Wow, they are great!!

All photos Marie Claire Magazine.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Tiffany Key Necklaces -- Your Version -- Urban Outfitters Key Necklace

You've seen them in all the glossy magazines. The Tiffany Key Necklaces. Well, if they are over you budget as they are mine, check out Urban Outfitter's version. It sports 2 kinds of chains and a retro looking old key. All on sale for $19.00. Now that is a fun find.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Serena's Bedroom - Gossip Girl

I am a Gossip Girl fan!!! I need a headboard for my bed so I was enjoying the headboard behind Serena's bed. I think this could be done with artists canvas attached to the wall and painted.

Elegant, fun and functional. I love the eye picture. That would be so easy to do. Just get an eye pic, enlarge, attache to canvas, and paint on the makeup and glitter. Easy weekend project.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Kate Hudson's Chain Bracelet in You Me and Dupree

This is an oldie but a goodie!! I have totally coveted the bracelet Kate Hudson wore in You Me and Dupree. You know the one, the chain braclet. Hers was from David Yurman and well over $1000.00. Way too much for my budget. So imagine my surprise when I found a great inspired piece on Ebay. Bought it immediately. Check below for yours.

Found on Ebay, also available in a gold tone. Priced under $20.00.
Photo from Ebay seller bccgirl413.
and get one for yourself.
Love a good deal.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Taylor Jacobson (Rachel Zoe Project) Sideways Cross Necklace

Who doesn't love Tay's sideways cross necklace? Well it is actually from Roseark House in Los Angeles. I also found a nice inspired piece on Etsy. See it below. It is wonderful and priced right for anyones budget.

Above photo, I have no idea who it belongs to sorry.

Just go to: I may have to have one for me and one for a gift. Just love them. She also makes it in a gold tone if you prefer, as well as a bracelet.

Photo from Theresa Mink of Classic Designs on Etsy.