Monday, July 30, 2012

Retrofit: Twinsies

A few days ago I got all excited to wear the red pencil skirt I got in a California Goodwill for $8. And then I got to work and realized something rather serendipitous.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Last Week in Instagram

I've been bad about keeping up with this feature (heck, I've been bad about blogging, period) but I wanted to try again. Here are some Instagram snaps from last week.(click to enlarge)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Busy, Busy Me

Posting's been, at best, sporadic over the past few weeks but for good reason, honest! First, I was in California for a week:

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Interview with a Playboy Secretary

My friend forwarded this great article from The Morning News. The daughter of a 1960s Playboy secretary interviews her mother about what it was like to work in their ad office in New York, and her answers might surprise you:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Are You Making the Best of Yourself?

That's all this makeup artist/announcer man wants, is for a woman to accent her appearance just right.

 There are some good notes in this vintage makeup video, like how to choose the right glasses for your face, but I don't think I could ever wear my eyebrows this thin.

Friday, July 6, 2012

My First Vintage Hat

I have a love-hate relationship with hats. I love the way they look in old ads but I have a hard time finding one that doesn't make me look bald and ridiculous with my short hair. The half-hats and hat headbands of the 50s give me a fighting chance. I ordered this cute little hat months and months ago from Hip and Vintage on Etsy and finally got a chance to wear it when I had some "just for play" photos taken a few weeks ago.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Those Were the Days

It's been quite around here. Swamped at work, wedding this weekend. I haven't forgotten you. Here's a great image from Flickr that shows the Disney-fication of Times Square. Those were the days: smut at the crossroads of the world.
click to enlarge. It's really cool!
   

from VeryShortList on Flickr

I'm not sure of the decade, but I think it's the 70s.