For this Etsy Finds, I decided to feature handmade scarves, the most necessary winter accessory. I really never knew how warm and useful scarves are until I first experienced actual cold weather, winter in LA is pretty tame. I think a scarf can really add something to a simple outfit especially if the scarf has a print or an interesting design.
1. Cat Print Scarf $12
2. Hand Crocheted Hooded Scarf-Navy Blue $12
4. Infinity Scarf SOLE GRANDE All Season Scarf Pebble $16
Let me know which scarf you liked or didn’t like. I plan to post another Etsy Finds next week, another winter themed one please check back or let me know what sort of finds you’re looking for. See you in my next post.
I found this to be a very interesting artwork, this artist is inspired by Los Angeles and uses very simple materials to make sculpture facade of a city block.
What do you think?
We’re all so sorry about the very long absence! Sometimes life is just so time consuming. We hope to start regularly posting twice a week, we have many plans for this space and we’re excited to share them with you.
I am actually living aboard in France at the moment, and have been experiencing my first actual winter season. I am starting to get bored of the clothing I packed, and in this post I am going to share winter coats, that I wish I could have. I am going to start a series of Etsy Finds posts with items for the winter season I hope to keep it under $100 and include both vintage and homemade items.
1. Vintage Joseph Magnin Coat – Black Jacquard Coat/Cape $28
2. 70s sherlock trench coat (s – m) $48
3. Winter coat sale Plaid WOOL coat Small $75
4. Wool Princess Coat, Fitted with Navy Velvet, XS S $50
And an extra, mainly because its a cape! I don’t think its exactly a coat but its a really unique cape thats reversible.
Whats your favorite coat? I can’t decide! Please support these sellers if you like the coats, I don’t know any of them personally but I do love these coats.
Have you ever watched a vintage movie and wondered how the women did their amazing hair? Rita Hayworth is my favorite actress and I’ve always wanted to emulate her style. I recently stumbled on a couple books that sum up the basic hair styles and make-up methods used between 1930 and 1960. They’re called “Vintage Hairstyling” and “Retro Make-up” by Lauren Rennells, she is a hair and make-up artist.
They both start with an overview of what you will need, followed by the basic techniques, and step by step instructions on how to style and apply make-up. These books are so colorful and have beautiful pictures of the resulting look. I always thought these hairstyles took a professional hand to do but they are surprisingly easy to do yourself! I highly recommend these books to any vintage enthusiast.
What’s your favorite vintage movie actor or actress?
For today’s (late) Friday Muse I have embarked on mini project of watching the whole series of I Love Lucy and since today marks the 60th anniversary of I Love Lucy and the Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday it seems more than appropriate to take the time to do mini retrospect of the series so far.
I Love Lucy starred real-life husband and wife Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as Lucy and Ricky Ricardo, who throughout most of the series lived in a modest New York apartment house managed by their best friends, Fred and Ethel Mertz. Cuban-born Ricky was the bandleader at the Tropicana Club; redheaded Lucy was a housewife who yearned to break into show business or, failing that, to become fabulously wealthy through some hair-brained get-rich-quick scheme or other, usually hatched in collaboration with her partner in crime, Ethel.
Before watching I Love Lucy I was worried that I would not find it as funny due to the series being from the 50’s, but onthe contrary the show has been the utmost funny and entertaining five seasons so far. I am always eager to play the next episode. The sitcom always finds creative ways to infuse comedy into every episode; of course as it is to be expected some episodes are better than others. Overall as a series it has kept me laughing; now I know why it was ranked second on TV Guide’s list of television’s greatest shows.