Come inside my world full of antique perfume bottles, heart shaped sunglasses, Mad Men inspired fashion and décor and a love for Old Hollywood. Beyond all the glitter and glamour of yesteryear I want to capture real life in poetic prose whether it's tree-lined avenues that stir up nostalgia, a beautiful roof top coffee shop or the pain and hurt that lies behind all the glitz and style of a glossy photograph.
I'm a firm believer in letting our art take us places. For me, my blog has taken me to a vintage wonderland of 60's fuchsia nightgowns, antique teacups, Mad Men inspired wiggle dresses and a community of creative and welcoming bloggers. Sometimes our art opens magical windows where you see sparkling rose gardens. Sometimes it opens doors to an old cinema turned into a vintage boutique full of beaded dresses worn by Carole Lombard and black and white photographs of young couples enjoying some sunny beach in the 30's
Before going to Miami last weekend for one of my close friend's bachelorette trips, I had a vision of what the city would look and feel like. I pictured sunny skies and beautiful women with surgically enhanced backsides in thong bikinis and Spring Breakers painting the town red with alcohol-fueled nights.
The Miami I saw was more than bikinis and parties - it was full or art, of retro architecture, of hotels still standing strong and beautiful despite the damage the Hurricane caused. Miami is known to be a city of color and I couldn't help but notice how vibrant everything was. Flamingo pink sunsets, the fresh green of those fun and elegant palm trees, the electric neon signage and faded pastel store fronts that capture vintage Miami in all it's distinctive glory. I saw more families and couples on South Beach and talking to the locals they even said the demographics have been changing. The party element will sure always be there but now it's a bit more family friendly, a bit more tame.
I adore my wiggle dress from Unique Vintage. It reminds me of Joan from Mad Men. I love seeing Marilyn, Liz and all the other starlets in the '50s and '60s looking radiant and show stopping in these dresses. It made me think of my favorite muses over the years and their gorgeous styles.
Whether you want to channel a slinky siren 1940's vibe or a groovy casual look from the 70's, I picked some of my favorite style inspirations from the '30s-70s. I also picked an outfit from Unique Vintage for each decade that will make you look like you stepped out of the pages of a vintage Vogue.