Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mad Men Style Shine On The Emmy Red Carpet

Christina Hendricks in Johanna Johnson

Hendricks’ sparkly silver gown was perfect in that old Hollywood glamour way she’s so good at capturing.

Love how the bead gracefully come to a point in a elegant way. This is a sexy look for all her curves.

Love this dress.






Elisabeth Moss in Marchesa




She looks outrageous! That dress is so vintage looking I don't no which one I love more. I would wear both proudly.

Look at the back of that dress.










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Every great outfit needs a great accessory! 

VintElegance.com can take care of that. My designs are one of a kind using vintage jewelry. Here is just one of my unique designs.

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Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.









Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pin Up Girls For Christmas!

                                                           
A pin-up girl, also known as a pin-up model, is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, e.g. meant to be "pinned-up" on a wall. Pin-up girls may be glamour models, fashion models, or actresses.

The term pin-up may also refer to drawings, paintings, and other illustrations done in emulation of these photos. The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or be from postcard or chromo-lithographs, and so on. Such photos often appear on calendars, which are meant to be pinned up anyway. Later, posters of pin-up girls were mass-produced and became an instant hit.







Many pin-ups were photographs of celebrities who were considered sex symbols. One of the most popular early pin-up girls was Betty Grable, whose poster was ubiquitous in the lockers of G.I.s during World War II. Other pin-ups were artwork, often depicting idealized versions of what some thought a particularly beautiful or attractive woman should look like.  Artist Olivia De Berardinis who is most famous for her Pin-Up Art of Bettie Page and her pieces in the earlier editions of Playboy.






Pin Up girls are here to stay. Here is a list if you would like to look up there pictures from 1920s to 1960's These are the hay day of their time. And they still are sexy as ever!










Louise Brooks

Clara Bow

Greta Garbo

Lauren Bacall

Ingrid Bergman

Jane Russell



Rita Hayworth


Betty Grable

Marlene Dietrich

Jean Harlow

Brigitte Bardot

Bettie Page











I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy  New Year!






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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Lenox Ornaments






This is my personal collection that I collected through the years. I have been searching for the best of the old style Lenox Christmas ornaments. These are my collection that I am sharing with you today. I hope it brings some joy to you the way it does to me every day during the Holidays.

History of Lenox 

Since 1889 the vision of Walter Scott Lenox has guided the company he founded to set the highest standards for quality, artistry, and beauty. Today Lenox is among the world's oldest and most respected names in fine tableware and giftware - favored by presidents, displayed in museums, honored with awards, and enjoyed in homes across America. Come explore the story of Lenox as it grows from one man's conviction into the country's foremost maker of china, crystal and metal gifts. 
Walter Scott Lenox was born in 1859 in the 'Staffordshire of America': Trenton, N.J. Laced with transportation lines and located near sources of fuel and clay, the state capital became the country's leading ceramics center in the 19th century, with some 200 potteries. Little wonder young Walter was inspired to devote his life to creating porcelain that rivaled the best in the world.
  



Lenox's Ceramic Art Company, which opened in 1889, was different from all other potteries. It was organized as an art studio, rather than a factory, and offered one-of-a-kind artwares in lustrous ivory china, rather than a full line of ceramics. The exquisitely painted and modeled vases, pitchers, and tea sets, produced at first by just 18 employees, were met with an enthusiastic reception and carried in the most exclusive shops. By 1897 examples of Lenox's work were included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution. 
Lenox products were widely recognized for excellence in design, in large part due to Frank Graham Holmes, chief designer from 1905 to 1954. He garnered numerous awards, such as the Craftsmanship Medal of the American Institute of Architects (1927) and the silver medal of the American Designers Institute (1943). His work was among the 34 Lenox pieces chosen for display in 1928 by the elite National Museum of Ceramics in Sévres, France - the first and only American porcelain ever extended this honor.



Equally sought after were boxes, vases, bowls, and other giftware produced in both the traditional ivory body and the era's favorite pastels, such as sky blue, primrose yellow, and sea green. Perhaps the most outstanding achievement was by the artist Patricia Eakin, who 'dressed' her delicate figurines in costumes of paper-thin porcelain that were painstakingly modeled and applied by hand. To keep pace with demand, Lenox built the most advanced ceramics factory of the time in 1954, in Pomona, N.J. 
Contemporary Yet Classic
In 1989 Lenox celebrated its centennial - a landmark reached by no other American porcelain company. Its luster remains undiminished. Lenox china patterns, including Eternal™ (1965) and Federal Platinum™ (1991), consistently rank among the most popular nationwide. Newer designs, such as Winter Greetings™ (1995) by the noted nature artist Catherine McClung, have been hailed as contemporary classics. And while Lenox is a leader in such current trends as transitional china and mix-and-match placesettings, it continues to employ centuries-old craft techniques, including piercing, jeweling, and etching.



In addition to the White House, Lenox tableware is at home in the vice president's official residence, more than 300 U.S. embassies, and more than half of the governors' mansions. Its giftware has been selected for presentation to dignitaries by the U.S. Congress and U.S. Department of State, among others. Its products are in the permanent collections of America's most prestigious cultural institutions, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and have been the centerpieces in exhibitions of American decorative arts. And most important, Lenox continues to be used with pleasure and given with pride by families across the country. 


Now flourishing in its second century, the company has never lost sight of Walter Scott Lenox's original vision. In fact, Lenox has come full circle, with artistic pieces for the table, the home and all gift-giving occasions. From once-in-a-lifetime wedding presents to seasonal holiday selections, gifts of Lenox are given with great pride, received with genuine gratitude. And so have earned the distinction as 'Gifts That Celebrate Life.' Walter Scott Lenox was a man with a passion for his craft, a passion for life. Which is perhaps exactly why his legacy endures today.

From the Lenox Website www.Lenox . com   


Here is a design I made For you to enjoy year after year like my Lenox's ornament this is heirloom quality, all vintage rhinestone was collected from my collection. It also can convert to a necklace . Please visit my shop VintElegance.com for  more wonderful designs!


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Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tribute to Billie Holiday

I love the words she sings, the sound it's like putting a spell on you. The 1930's music was a fantastic time for creative artists. She puts so much feeling into it when she sang. You actually feel like you are back in time. The fashion I also love from that era. It was a rough time for people but they were strong people back then. Billie Holiday is my favorite singer from the 30's I do enjoy listing to my 30's and 40's sounds, on my XM radio. She is at the top in my book!


Jazz vocalist Billie Holiday was born April 7, 1915, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday had a thriving career as a jazz singer for many years before she lost her battle with substance abuse. Her autobiography was made into the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues. In 2000, Billie Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.




Known for her distinctive phrasing and expressive, sometimes melancholy voice, Holiday went on to record with jazz pianist Teddy Wilson and others in 1935. She made several singles, including "What a Little Moonlight Can Do" and "Miss Brown to You." That same year, Holiday appeared with Duke Ellington in the film Symphony in Black.

Count Basie Orchestra (Great music!) 
Around this time, Holiday met and befriended saxophonist Lester Young, who was part of Count Basie's orchestra on and off for years. He even lived with Holiday and her mother Sadie for a while. Young gave Holiday the nickname "Lady Day" in 1937—the same year she joined Basie's band. In return, she called "Prez," which was her way of saying that she thought it was the greatest. 
Holiday toured with the Count Basie Orchestra in 1937. The following year, she worked with Artie Shaw and his orchestra. Holiday broke new ground with Shaw, becoming one of the first female African American vocalists to work with a white orchestra. Promoters objected to Holiday—for her race and for her unique vocal style—and she ended up leaving the orchestra out of frustration.

Solo Stardom 
Striking out on her own, Holiday performed at New York's Café Society. She developed some of her trademark stage persona there—wearing gardenias in her hair and singing with her head tilted back. 
During this engagement, Holiday also debuted two of her most famous songs "God Bless the Child" and "Strange Fruit." Columbia, her record company at the time, was not interested in "Strange Fruit" (1939), which was a powerful story about the lynching of African Americans in the South. Holiday recorded the song with the Commodore label instead. This ballad is considered to be one of her signature ballads, and the controversy that surrounded it—some radio stations banned the record—helped make it a hit.
 
Over the years, Holiday sang many songs of stormy relationships, including "T'ain't Nobody's Business If I Do" and "My Man." These songs reflected her personal romances, which were often destructive and abusive. She married James Monroe in 1941. Already known to drink, Holiday picked up her new husband's habit of smoking opium. The marriage didn't last, but Holiday's problems with substance abuse continued. (They later divorced.)





Personal Problems

That same year, Holiday had a hit with "God Bless the Child." She later signed with Decca Records in 1944 and scored an R&B hit the next year with "Lover Man." Her boyfriend at the time was trumpeter Joe Guy, and with him she started using heroin. After the death of her mother in October 1945, Holiday began drinking more heavily and escalated her drug use to ease her grief.

Despite her personal problems, Holiday remained a major star in the jazz world—and even in popular music as well. She appeared with her idol Louis Armstrong in the 1947 film New Orleans, albeit playing the role of a maid. Unfortunately, Holiday's drug use caused her a great professional setback that same year. She was arrested and convicted for narcotics possession in 1947. Sentenced to one year and a day of jail time, Holiday went to a federal rehabilitation facility in Alderston, West Virginia.

Released the following year, Holiday faced new challenges. Because of her conviction, she was unable to get the necessary license to play in cabarets and clubs. Holiday, however, could still perform at concert halls and had a sold-out show at the Carnegie Hall not long after her release. With some help from John Levy, a New York club owner, Holiday was later to get to play in New York's Club Ebony. Levy became her boyfriend and manager by the end of the 1940s, joining the ranks of the men who took advantage of Holiday. Also around this time, she was again arrested for narcotics, but she was acquitted of the charges.

Later Years

While her hard living was taking a toll on her voice, Holiday continued to tour and record in the 1950s. She began recording for Norman Granz, the owner of several small jazz labels, in 1952. Two years later, Holiday had a hugely successful tour of Europe.

Holiday also caught the public's attention by sharing her life story with the world in 1956. Her autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues (1956), was written in collaboration by William Dufty. Some of the material included, however, must be taken with a grain of salt. Holiday was in rough shape when she worked with Dufty on the project, and she claimed to have never read the book after it was finished.

Around this time, Holiday became involved with Louis McKay. The two were arrested for narcotics in 1956, and they married in Mexico the following year. Like many other men in her life, McKay used Holiday's name and money to advance himself. Despite all of the trouble she had been experiencing with her voice, she managed to give an impressive performance on the CBS television broadcast The Sound of Jazz with Ben Webster, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins.

After years of lackluster recordings and record sales, Holiday recorded Lady in Satin (1958) with the Ray Ellis Orchestra for Columbia. The album's songs showcased her rougher sounding voice, which still could convey great emotional intensity. She gave her final performance in New York City on May 25, 1959. Not long after this event, Holiday was admitted to the hospital for heart and liver problems. She was so addicted to heroin that she was even arrested for possession while in the hospital. On July 17, 1959, Holiday died from alcohol- and drug-related complications.

Legacy

More than 3,000 people turned out to say good-bye to Lady Day at her funeral held in St. Paul the Apostle Roman Catholic Church on July 21, 1959. A who's who of the jazz world attended the solemn occasion, including Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Tony Scott, Buddy Rogers, and John Hammond.

Considered one of the best jazz vocalists of all time, Holiday has been an influence on many other performers who have followed in her footsteps. Her autobiography was made into the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues with famed singer Diana Ross playing the part of Holiday, which helped renew interest in Holiday's recordings. In 2000, Billie Holiday was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Diana Ross handling the honors.

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Here music still lives on today pick up her CD best of Billie Holiday and you will fall in love with her like I did.



Can you picture Billie Holiday Wearing these earings? I sure can!


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Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snake Skin by Gucci

Here is  the Fall collection for Gucci’s  The colors are bright and wild, from the electric blue of snake skin with fur to the loud orange,  plumes, yellows and greens. It is a exiting combination, making this autumn runway show a big hit for Gucci. Now you can think of how these fall colors will work with your wardrobe and added attention to sexy silhouette like a fur coat collar or a  bright hat to give that outfit a big pop! 
Bright and bold colors! Love the long green coat trimmed with fur.
Purple fur on that jacket is outragous!
Love the black and white mixed with sheer elegance!
Black and gray with a pop of purple!
This is my favorite I love that yellow green color!
You’ve seen the reptilian pattern on bags and shoes, but—get ready—now women are spending a whopping $300 to have real snakeskin (you know, the slinky stuff snakes shed) adhered to their toenails! Six months ago, inspiration struck manicurist Terri Silacci when one of her children brought a piece of snakeskin home from science class. “It took about six months to perfect the whole process,” she says of the “Pedicure With Snakeskin” now being offered at her salon, Nail Lounge in the Euphoria Lounge Salon & Spa in Monterey, California. “I learned how to disinfect the skin and how to apply it just right.” After listing the service on the salon’s menu, Silacci says her clients asked to see exactly what it would look like, so she hired a photographer and models…and a live snake!…to demonstrate the service. What it involves: Instead of using regular polish, Silacci brushes on Bio Sculpture Gel—a long-lasting colored nail gel that claims to strengthen your natural nails and is hardened by a dryer (it doesn’t look at all fake—it looks and feels like regular polish). After one coat, she places a custom-cut piece of snakeskin on top, then adheres it by layering on another coat.
 What do you think: Would you ever get snakeskin applied to your toenails?



Here is my newest collection of charm bracelets, you can see this and more at VintElegance.com

Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.







Thursday, October 20, 2011

Funky Hair Design Part 2

I know I missed a week of my blog but I am back. I was working on all my Christmas drsigns to get them up for the holidays. A lot has been going on for me. I was in this months Romantic Homes Magazine here is the lay out, thanks to http://www.shabbycottageshops.com.

More exciting news is one of my necklaces will be featured on the ABC soap "One Life To Live" .


Novembers month issue of Romantic Homes Should be out soon with my necklace in it.




Lets see some funky hair!
Funky Hair
Funky Hair

Funky Hair




Funky Hair





Here is my Charm Bracelet in this months Romantic Homes Magazine!






Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.







Friday, October 7, 2011

Funky Hair Design Part1

Funky Hair 
Funky Hair

Funky Hair
Funky Hair




This is some wild hairdo's, I thought you would enjoy the creative look on these women.



I am featuring this week from VintElegance.com Vintage Trinket boxes.


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Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.




Thursday, September 29, 2011

Vintage 1940's Yesterday And Today

Vintage Now
Vintage Now





The 1940's-inspiered silhouettes of peplum skirts and hyper-exaggerated shoulders are tailored to polished sophistication, while voluminous fur sleeves and pink lame cigarette pants require the bravura of daring social swans. From left: on Raquel Zimmerman: Miu Miu coat with, collar, mink, shawl, and open toe ankle boost. Nina Ricci lame jacket and pants.
Louis Vuitton plaid cropped jacket and skirt. Marc Jacobs dotted jacket, blouse and peplum skirt.


Lauren Bacall
Ava Gardner



These are just some of the women who made Hollywood what it is today.


VintEleganc.com

Here are some of my wonderful designs. There is something for everyone here, from the glitz and glam of the rhinestone hair combs, bib necklaces to the long extravagant pearls right down to the dangle earrings and rings on your fingers. There is a whole lot of VintElegance Forgotten Glamour right here! So please come and visit anytime of the day, we are here every day of the week to fill your shopping bag.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Big Red Luscious Lips






Jill Sander
Runway trend as you can see are bold and bright for fall with red lips far and wide.
Red lipstick is a universal classic and has yet to go out of style. And with all the red lips on the hit TV show Man Men, red lips are here to stay. Yet many women assume they can't wear it. Well they're wrong, Here are some easy rules to remember:
The paler the skin the more your lips stand out with a bold pop. Make sure you go very pale with your eyes, otherwise you'll risk looking like a clown.  Skip eyeliner and go only for mascara, making sure to apply to bottom lashes.  No smoky eyes, it will be too dark. The rule is bold lips, light eyes. Dust face with powder and cheeks with a soft blush.




Marilyn Monroe
Christina Hendrick

Marilyn Monroe always looked hot in red!
Being red hot seems to be Christina Hendricks' style of Mad Men, She does a pretty good job at  showing off those big red lips. She proves that redheads can look amazing in red lipstick, that and, light shimmery sage eye shadow is the go against flawless, milky skin
 
Red Square



 I love and use this pencial, my favorite Nars Red Square you don't need any lip liner it is a velvet pencil and  last for hours it is a great Mad Men color. I wear this color all the time. Here is some info. about it and where you can purchase it.

The application of a lipstick combined with the convenience of a pencil in a jumbo crayon design. Lips are instantly saturated with rich pigments and a velvety matte finish. The long lasting, non-drying formula is enriched with emollients for a creamy texture, while a combination of unique silicones ensures long-lasting, seamless color for hours. Use for lining, all-over lip color, or pairing with another lip product.
 •Rich, vivid shades
•Enriched with Vitamin E
•Convenient, easy application
http://www.narscosmetics.com/color/lips/lip-pencils/velvet-matte-lip-pencil/red-square



We all know you must have a great pair of earring to go with your big red lips there is nothing like a pair of vintage emerald green rhinestone earrings. You can purchase these earrings and more like it at my shop VintElegance.com

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