I recently got my own apartment (yay me!), and I'm super excited about the possibilities. I plan to stay a while and want it to be colorful and fun. The furniture is in place, and the details are slowly coming together. I'm not crazy about the floors, so I've been agonizing over rugs the past few weeks. My absolute favorite option from Urban Outfitters just sold out and I'm pretty bummed. Since then, I've been scouring NYC for something colorful with a retro vibe. ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Aug 27, 2013
Meet Hilda, the voluptuous vixen of America’s pin-up era. A creation illustrator Duane Bryers, Hilda has not been widely received in the canon of Americana pin-up, but she should be. One of the only (if not the only) full figured pin-ups, Hilda is been featured in calendars from the ‘50s to the early ‘80s, and she experienced a mild bout of fame in the ‘60s.
Hilda is a fantasy character out of Bryers’ head. According to him, ... Read More
BY Amy LaCount
on Aug 02, 2013
It’s been 76 years since Amelia Earhart hopped in her final, legendary plane and disappeared across the misty Pacific Ocean. Her departure is shrouded in mysterious conspiracy theories (Did she drown? Was she executed on an island where she crash landed? Did she, in fact, survive the flight, change her name and go on living, unbeknownst to us all?).
Part of her legacy is crystal clear, though: how much she effing ruled.
Let’s first talk about what ... Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 18, 2013
Why is it so intriguing to peek into the past? Think about how much time you spend flipping through old family albums, vintage pictures in shops or garage sales, or - dare I say - Facebook albums of yesteryear. To me it’s clear: old photos are magic. There's some universal connective tissue between our world and the world before us, and photos are a fast way into the past.
In these photographs from Life Magazine, you find hints of places ... Read More
One of my favorite bloggers, Izzy of YeYe Style, has recently put out a fabulous lookbook for her vintage shop, Yeye Vintage. Shot by my talented friend Mary Elam, the lookbook is pure flower power chic. Most of Izzy's items are vintage, but a few special looks were created by hand, such as the psychedelic two-piece below and the blue floral printed dress called "the Rosemary dress" She also designed the earrings, which are available in limited quantities. I'm ... Read More