saturday morning sunshine

Now Dujour Magazine (DujourMag), wants to follow my lackluster twitter. I know it's not personal, just following me because they saw I was following Russh. Oh well. I'll pretend it's because I'm gosh darn interesting!

But I did discover some new Dujour Wallpapers now up for grabs on our Flickr!

I really like these three. a great idea. lovely artists.


blonde on blonde

I'm sure you all know who Deborah Harry is.. of the band Blondie. She was the first punk rock goddess; part feline, part beauty queen and play boy bunny, with an edge of Fuck You mixed on in.

She has a such unique and sexy voices. I still remember as a child listening to Blondie on my record player, and I give credit to her for my first swatch of black die that I placed at the back of my then natural blonde hair. Eventually more and more followed, and again, I can probably give her credit for influencing me to die my hair blonder when it did eventually go darker on it's own.

Before she was in the band Blondie, she lived on the lower east side and worked as a secretary, waitress and a playboy bunny! No joke. See how hot she was then too!

After meeting her future band mate and boyfriend Chris Stein, Blondie was formed in 1975! Blondie went from punk to new wave pop, and mixing new wave with disco. A first among this style. I saw American Gigalo in the movie theaters in 1980, and what made that movie icon, besides those Armani suits, was the title song, Call Me. I'm still not sure how I snuck in to see that.

It's so wild how much of her look you can see today in the fashion world. Debbie was the first to really wear this look, influenced by Stephen Sprouse. I admit to a Blondie fettish, and love white and red stripes, barets and scarfs! Once again, I'm having a blondie moment!!

Blondie performing at the Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles, CA on February 1977. © Jenny Lens / Retna Ltd. 

Just look at the fashion world and how they are influenced by her look!


dancing and laughing to the sounds of life all around me

Have you heard of the Noisettes yet?

Last night my husband texted me to tell me he was at a record event, sitting next to Donna Karan [hosted at her place downtown] and Rhianna, Redman, Method Man, were all present. But the Stars of the night were the Noisettes. When they got up on stage and performed the audience went wild. They are a London based band who play with passion, charm, honesty and a complete lack of pretense. Very sexy, sultry and fun! They have been together for over 3 years with Dan Smith on Lead Guiter/Vocals, Shingai Shoniwa on Vocals/Bass Guiter and Jamie Morrison on Drums.

They had Rhianna seeing green.

Lucky me, he came home with a take home bag filled with fun items, including some CD's, one of which is a Noisettes CD!! SO of course I'm listening to it right now. And I have to say, I love it!!! I couldn't wait to share with you some of my favorites:

Never Forget You

Some more of my favorites:
Don't Give Up
Don't Upset The Rhythm

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on my way back from the venice fashion show...

yes sorry, that is why I haven't had time to blog in the last day.. I had to make an appearance in the Chanel Fashion show in Venice. It was such a blur! It hardly feels like I was there.

To my horror I had forgotten to shave my legs!

Thankfully I had 15 minutes to pull it all together in time for the show!


don't hog, share the blog! Or some such stupid headline

Ok, so a lot of ideas I get are off other blogs. And of course this is totally acceptable and part of the blogging community.. as long as you credit when credit is due! And this morning, as I was sneezing (from alergies) into my coffee (I know... gross), I enjoyed a nice moment viewing a few videos that The Coveted shared.

First up, she shares a channel off of youtube, from WSITN (What Style Is To Nickel ). In this video, RICHIE NICKEL gives us advice about spring basics. A lovely leather DIY jacket is lovingly shared, and he shows us how to incorporate scarves into our wardrobe and how to make them look quite chic! But really, only 3 bags??!!

He's just so adorable!
Visit his blog blog too: What Style Is To Nickel

Ok, so one more lift from The coveted. And This one is absolutley divine. So besides purse obsessions, I have a hat obsession. I have a wall of purses and a wall of hats. But my hats need updating. And now when I get a nice felt hat, I'm told I need to store it in a box so it will stay nice!!!

So, to the point. This posing, or video, is from Threadbanger, and Threadbanger has the most interesting useful DIY posts. In this post, they introduce us to Victor Osborne, at his shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who shows us how to make our very own felt hat! Very easy to follow, and he makes it look so easy! I haven't tried it so I don't know if it is! But I'm willing to bet, with some challenges we can do it!

Oh god! I want to change professions now and become a milliner! OMG OMG his hats rock!!!

Don't forget to visit the ThreadBanger blog as well!!
and Victor's website: victorosborne.com.

Now I'm off to do some work. I'm building 3 websites simultaneously!! Ouch.

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ah, but we must never forget the purse!

which reminds me... it's time I dug out some more of my purses...


it's a musical afternoon...

a little sixty's meets an 80's Terri Nunn vibe:

Featuring members of the Memphis Rhythm Band.

Chrissie Hynde show us the power of her emotions and vocal technique in this superb acoustic rendition of the classic Radiohead hit.

I still remember when I first saw this performed on Friday Night Videos!

and now to finish with Marianne...

And the winner is...

So the results are in. This was my first giveaway, and I plan to do more! It was fun! Not to many people chose to embrace the Green, but 4 of you did!

So this is how I did it. First, I poured myself a glass of wine.

Then I printed out everyones "names". And put them in my special wooden bowl.

Then I prepared...

and tossed...

and the rule was that, whichever name appeared face-up was the winner! So I had to do this a few times until only one name appeared up!

and the winner is....

Miss Berlin Deluxxe!!!

Miss Deluxxe, send me an email with your address, and I'll send it off this week! xxoo

And girls, don't fret! I have more freebees coming your way!!


rushed out to get RUSSH!

Lovely Gayle, told me to buy Russh Magazine. Finally got around to picking it up! Now it's sitting on my table.. oh so lonesome waiting for me to find time to flip through it. Now if only I could find Lulu...


Piotre, Katrine and the Maleriks say, Dzień Dobry!

I thought you needed some ancient photos of my ancestors to wake you up!!

Off with a busy day but will soon be tallying names for the leather jacket draw!


Green Leather Coat is itching for a new owner...

Yes, and you might be her!

You thought I forgot! No I did not. But I had to go away Thursday, and will not be home till Sunday... late. On monday, I will put everyone's name (who was interested and commented) into a bowel, and draw. The lucky winner will be announced on Tuesday! Those who said they thought the jacket would be too big, too warm for their climate... but commented anyway, I will not include in the draw. If you changed your mind, you have on more day to comment. The "giveaway" closes monday morning!

Good luck,
and have a lovely MOTHERS DAY!!! Even those who are not mothers of the two legged, might be mothers of the four legged!!! LOL


me, hard at work:


the Great Santini

nothing to do with fashion what-so-ever

But I know you were worried about where I was for the last few days... so I had to post something from my archives. I'm in the middle of a couple of web design projects, so my brain is over worked and over frazzled... Not to mention shuffling kids around (BORRRRING), and joining the class brooklyn bridge walk... and not to mention (but oh, hey I am!) that my dad is in town, with his wife, and we all drove up (in the pouring rain) to Garrison NY, to visit my father-in-law.

So this little round of photos I pulled out, are all about my Pop (and his family). The West Point Grad, Air Force Pilot, Aerospace Engineer, Polish guy from Saint Paul Mn. The guy who woke me up every morning commanding, "Feet on the Floor". That helped me begin my lifetime career of a "belligerent" daughter, as he told me.
"I am not a solider"... "Daaaad!!" as I defiantly plopped on leg over the side of the bed, placing my toe on the floor. And then continued to sleep another 15 minutes.

Dear old dad. Gotta love him!

the airforce pilot:

Mom in the bentley: (it is long gone...)

323rd squadron: (dad second from left top row)

gotta love those socks! (dad on right):


what rikke wants, rikke gets

fellow mommy-who-drinks-who-has-mega-style wants new wellies for this nasty rainy season!

Jimmy Choo x Hunter wellies, available in June if you have $395 to spend.


have a fabulous etsy morning break

if you like 20's and 30's style, then it's time you stopped by Flapperdashery on Etsy! I have been eyeballing her one of a kind mannequin heads for some time. I'm obsessed with this particular head which would be perfect for displaying my amazing 1929 styled felt hat!

D.Cyzon creates vintage flapper, deco, retro and boudoir doll style art mannequins. Each mannequin she paints is one of a kind!

ok, now I have a goal!!


It's Fabulous Friday: Win an Apple Green Jacket!

Starting this blog in November has been really fun. And it's been great getting to know some of my fellow Bloggers!
So, in tribute to those who stop in, I'm offering up this lovely apple green leather jacket!

Just leave a comment with your name and I will announce the winner end of next week!

brand: DOMA, size L (somewhere between a 10 and 12).
Don't worry about shipping, I'll cover that.. even to england, europe, etc...

And, ok, so if you hate it, I understand. It takes personality to work this coat!!

Good luck!
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