Thursday, April 17, 2014
The blog has been quiet because I've been busy getting ready for Viva. This is my first time and I'm so, so excited to be here. Keep up with me and my friends via my Instagram, @itsdlovely. If you're here, send me a DM and we can try to meet up!
Friday, April 11, 2014
At long, long last, "Mad Men" is back for the final season (sob). I predict in this season he will finally try LSD with Roger Sterling (hence this trippy poster), and the season will end with Don Draper dying of a heart attack. But I'm getting ahead of myself! First, where to watch this weekend? Last year, I went to the Roosevelt Hotel's Madison Club and it was gorgeous, if a little hard to get an actual seat. My advice to everyone is to get to these parties early. And good news--they're all free!
The Madison Club at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E. 45th St, 7pm
Like I said, a gorgeous spot, where you can even order food! Costume contest, too.
Monday, April 7, 2014
James Dean is the eternally young sensitive bad boy of your dreams. Those eyes, those pouty lips--he's a teen dream we big girls can get behind (but would ideally love to get under. Sorry, Mom). His untimely death at age 24 in a car crash (I'm 26; that's scary to think about) makes him that much bigger an icon of young, beautiful recklessness. What man hasn't wanted to be James Dean?
Friday, April 4, 2014
It took me a while to make my plans but I've done it. I've booked my trip to Viva Las Vegas. A weekend of bands, of fabulous outfits, beautiful weather, tiki drinks and PBR is exactly what the doctor ordered. I'm taking it as a good omen that on the anniversary of my breakup, I will be dancing til 6 am in my favorite vintage clothes in a gorgeous Vegas hotel.
This will be my first time in Vegas, and my first time taking a trip out of state without my family. So I'm excited, but it's a little daunting. I don't know all the bands that'll be there and I hardly have any Bakelite jewelry at all. My bathing suit won't be vintage...it won't even be a cool repro brand. Will I stick out as a newbie? Maybe, but I know it's going to be an incredible time.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
A couple weeks ago, I binge-watched all the episodes of "Fawlty Towers" Netflix had to offer. For those of you who don't know the show, get to know it ASAP. It is absolutely hilarious. John Cleese stars as Basil Fawlty, the grumpy busybody owner of an inn. He and his wife Sybil strive to make their establishment posh with the help of the pretty, young Polly and their Spanish butler and waiter Manuel.
The hijinks of the Fawlty staff keep you in stitches, yes, but their fashion is funny, too. It was the 70s, after all.
This is Mrs. Fawlty. She never met a ruffle she didn't like.