Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Waiting for the Mailman...

Because I just scooped up this adorable 1930s postcard.
"The sweetest chain would be your arms wrapped around mine. I will be your slave."

Saw it and knew I had to have it. Something this sweet (and a little bit creepy?) needs a home. With me.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Photo Friday: Purple Rain vol. 2

Hold your horses, Prince fans. There won't be another Purple Rain (tear) but I had to share this incredible project by artist Christopher Gowanus. He reimagines classic album covers as book covers and this, of course, is my favorite:
Really great work, no? Check out the rest of the book/album covers in his incredible Flickr gallery, The Record Books.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Photo Friday: Just My Type

This week Flavorwire ran a great photo piece called Famous Writers and Their Typewriters, featuring greats like William Faulkner, Sylvia Plath and Langston Hughes. It's a really interesting slideshow, although most of the images are lifted directly from the LIFE magazine slideshow "In Praise of the Typewriter". I'm so in love with these two slideshows because a) I'm a writer and b) I love old things, especially black and white photographs.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Retrofit: "Take Away Her Sweaters and What's She Got?"

One day I will learn to take a decent photo of myself!
Sweater - Macy's
Skirt - H&M
When I got dressed yesterday morning, I was inspired by the belted cardigans on the 1930s. And then I realized my skirt was too short so I ended up being more of a 1940s or 50s a sweater girl. If my skirt had been two or three or six inches longer, it would've been more 30s inspired.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Juicy Old Hollywood Gossip

Oh, the stars from Hollywood's Golden Era never fail to entertain us, both on and off the screen. The Frisky ran an incredible article called A Brief History of (Suspected) Lavender Marriages.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Photo Friday (on Sunday): Bad Girls

I was over at It'll Take the Snap Out of Your Garters, and there was a great post about women in the 40s wearing t-shirts and jeans. Jeans, you say? Are you clutching your pearls yet?