Saturday, December 26, 2015


I've kept this blog, off and on, for seven years. It's helped me meet some really cool people, both offline and IRL, and I've learned so much. But I haven't updated my blog for the last three months and I think it's time to declare the blog's end, or at least an extended hiatus. Not that it means I don't still love my vintage clothes and my events. You're welcome to follow me on Instagram @itsdlovely or read some of my most popular posts (take a peek at the sidebar).

Thanks for your support and happy New Year!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Pearl Davies is Coming to Town!

This year at Viva, I had the chance to meet the wonderful Pearl Davies and her husband. Pearl is a pin-up photographer from Australia who'd decided to spend the year touring the US. Her next stop is (finally!) New York.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

It's Been A While, So Here Are History Lessons from My Vacation

It's been quiet around here for a long while. Things have been insane lately--I'm essentially working two jobs right now, and grabbing all the extra work I can. I haven't shot any outfits, really, but I have been to a ton of burlesque shows.

Anywho, please enjoy some photos of my August trip to Martha's Vineyard. It's such a beautiful place with a really rich history. I feel so lucky to have grown up spending my time there. Unfortunately, it's a little inconvenient to reach from New York unless you get a good deal on a JetBlue flight, but my week there was perfect for decompressing.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Retrofit: Tutti-Frutti

I don't know what it is about fruits but I love to wear them. More unexpected than flowers, they're still predictably cheerful. Case in point, this 1960s halter dress I bought from my friend Aly at Aly Rose Vintage.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

I'm Not a Cat Lady, But a Lady with a Cat

You may or may not have seen the coverage of Girls and Their Cats, a really sweet photo project that is exactly what it sounds like. Photographer BriAnne Willis comes to your house, if you're a woman, and takes a picture of you with your cat. BriAnne is interested in the relationship a person can have with a cat, despite dog people arguing that cats just aren't that into you. My friend sent me a link to Girls and Their Cats a month or so ago and I had to sign up.

via Girls and Their Cats

Friday, July 24, 2015

"Every Woman Has A Beauty of Her Own": Studio Rezin (Part 2)

Last week, I shared a Q&A with boudoir photographer and fashion illustrator Michi Rezin. She's amazing, and if you can shoot with her, you absolutely should.

What's wonderful about Michi is she's both really open to working with your ideas. Elizabeth Taylor in her slip is "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" is iconic, so I started there with my inspiration.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Go See: MoMA's "Mexico at Midnight"

Still from "La diosa arrodillada" (1947)
Last week, New York's Museum of Modern Art announced "Mexico at Midnight: Film Noir from Mexican Cinema's Golden Age". The series starts this Thursday and runs through July 29.

Mexican cinema's Golden Age has the pretty much the same timeline as Hollywood's, stretching from the mid-1930s to the early 1960s. It even had a studio system similar, and Mexican stars like Dolores del Rio and Lupe Velez found fame on both sides of the border. But of course, these films aren't just copies or translations of American films. MoMA says, "Even seasoned noir fans will be startled and thrilled by these selections, which treat sexual passion and murderous jealousy with a vigor unimaginable in contemporary Hollywood productions." This is pretty timely next to the Investigating Film Noir online class that TCM has launched in June.