Friday, January 27, 2012

Iris Apfel A Fashion Icon

Born Iris Barrel, she was the only child of Samuel Barrel (born 1897), whose family owned a glass and mirror business, and his Russian-born wife, Sadye (aka Syd), who owned a fashion boutique.

She studied art history at New York University and attended art school at the University of Wisconsin. As a young woman Barrel worked for Women's Wear Daily and for interior designer Elinor Johnson. She also was an assistant to illustrator Robert Goodman.











In 1948 she married Carl Apfel. Two years later they launched the textile firm Old World Weavers and ran it until they retired in 1992. During this time, Iris Apfel took part in many design restoration projects, including work at the White House for nine presidents: Truman, Eisenhower, Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton.
Iris Apfel still consults, and also lectures about style and other fashion topics.
Love her Style!



Look at her braelets!

Mac just launched a collection based on 90-year-old style icon Iris Apfel's multi-textured, more-is-more-is-more style.
Iris Apfel's saucer-like glasses are easily her most recognized trademark, but her bright, bold lips are a close second, making her the natural choice to collaborate with MAC on a limited-edition line of cosmetics. Fondly referred to as a rare bird, Apfel opted for powders, liners and shadows that capture her enduring charm and colorful spirit.
But it's the lipsticks that people have been flocking to: Party Parrot, a bright red-pink; Flamingo, a tamer milky coral; and Pink Pigeon, a true fuchsia. (C'mon, the pigeon is actually a very smart bird, capable of simple math.) And if you're looking to recreate that signature pucker for yourself, then Scarlet Ibis, an orange-red, is the one for you.
$14.50 at MAC locations and online. But don't delay as these lippies are, ahem, flying off shelves.







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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.






Friday, January 20, 2012

My Favorite Picks At The Golden Globe Awards


It's the first award ceremony of the season and the opportunity for Hollywood to make a serious fashion statement.
But tonight stars shied away from color, stepping out instead in pale, cool and snow-inspired hues for a series of white hot looks.

Bring on the bling! Some actresses weren’t afraid to literally shine on the red carpet and proudly wore completely sequined dresses. Laura Dern, for example, wore a beautiful Andrew Gn forest green dress (from the Resort 2012 collection) with v-neckline, long sleeves and a thin belt. I really like this dress on her, because it’s simple but not plain, and has a 70′s/early 80′s vibe which I love. She wore neutral make-up, black sandals, pendant earrings and a clutch. Laura won the award for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical), thanks to the role of Amy Jellicoe in Enlightened.


Besides cracking us up with every word she says, Amy Poehler has become a bit of a fashion plate as well. The Parks and Recreation star graced the Golden Globes red carpet in a glittery, champagne-colored gown with a sexy cutout in the back. She wore her hair in pretty blond ringlets and opted for pale pink lip color and thick eyeliner that showed off her baby blues.

When Salma Hayek hit the red carpet at the 2012 Golden Globes on Sunday it was hard to pay attention to anything other than her dazzling black-and-gold Gucci Couture gown.


Monochrome maiden: Kate Winslet stepped out in a black and white Jenny Packham gown.


Jessica Biel looked radiant when she walked the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards  
The actress accessorized her long-sleeved Elie Saab gown with a number of jewels.





Charlize Theron wore one of the most dramatic dresses of the evening and her Dior couture gown set the tone for the plethora of stars stepping out in light-colored ensembles.





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Who is Wearing vintage Jewelry?

Is it someone who remembers their childhood?

Is it some who just enjoys the beauty in the vintage craftsmanship?

Is it the wonder of who owned the vintage  piece in the past?

It might have been a socialite from old Hollywood like Grace Kelly?

Or it could have been a gift from a secret lover that was kept from everyone.

Who knows who might have worn these Vintage Jewelry  designs yesterday .

 Today it is you, a strong modern women who has an eye for fashion and a taste for opulence.

 It is someone who knows what she wants and what she deserves.

That is the kind of women that should be wearing  my Vintage jewelry pieces.

Isn't that you?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mia Farrow Hair Style Never Goes Out Of Style!


Mia Farrow is a beauty icon who doesn't quit. In every era since the beauty's 60s reign with Rosemary's Baby serving as her pièce de résistance, there has been an ingénue with a cropped cut and lace dress, looking all wide eyed in her image.








Her onscreen style is particularly noteworthy in these films: A Dandy in Aspic isn't available on DVD, but the existing stills show Mia outfitted in this pictured white coat dress with blue tights and shoes. In Rosemary's Baby, her character preferred baby doll nigh ties and Peter Pan collar mini dresses. And for her role of Daisy in The Great Gatsby, Mia's wardrobe was filled with pastel coloured flapper dresses, popular in the 20s, in which the film is set.



When Emma Watson cut her hair off the stylish results have been on full display on red carpets across the world as she works the publicity circuit . She added: "I can't believe how much of a stir this haircut caused. It's pretty nuts. The haircut has been a big deal."
"My mother has this haircut and this has been her signature look since she was, like, 16. I always thought it was really cool and wanted to try it. When I went in to my hairdresser, I took in a picture of Mia Farrow and was like, 'I want to look like this."
   

Emma's striking crop marks a definite new chapter in her new life as budding fashionista. The star already boasts contracts with luxe fashion labels such as Burberry and has countless glossy covers - including numerous ones for Vogue magazine - under her belt.


               Carey Mulligan



Michelle Williams

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Add a touch of vintage class, some sparkle and color, and you will never have a bad hair day again. My Vintage Hair Jewelry adds a touch of style and beauty to complete any outfit.

If you want to stand out in today's fashion put a stylish comb or bobby pin in your hair. Made from vintage components this will surly become an heirloom piece. Beautiful for a bride or to show some elegance out on the town.





When you wear my jewelry you get remembered. It's like a certain glance you give a man with your eyes or a subtle laugh that a man never forgets. What I sell, is something unforgettable!

So come visit me at my shop, 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, January 5, 2012

Art Deco Inspired

The Art Deco Chrysler Building is this sexyest building, with it's curves and lines.


The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at 1,047 feet it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second-tallest building in New York City until December 2007, when the spire was raised on the 1,200 foot Bank of America Tower, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position. In addition, The New York Times Building, which opened in 2007, is exactly level with the Chrysler Building in height. Both buildings were then pushed into 4th position, when the under construction, One World Trade Center, surpassed their height.







The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s, but, although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.





Now lets look at fashion today and how it mimics 1930's Art Deco Style.



Versace


Rachel Wood By Gucci


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