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Wednesday, 7 September 2011

HissyFit an Etsy Shop

While browsing one of my favorite sites xoJane I came across an article I should like to share... its about Vintage Fashion for those who arn't the size of a stick.... ie... most of us? Anyway, one of the lovely ladies who posts on xoJane found an Etsy shop which takes vintage fabrics and reworks them into vintage inspired plus sized clothing! What?! Yes, its true! She makes oh so cute dresses and skirts all with a very authentic vintage look... well, they are made of vintage fabric after all!

Here are a few pieces from the site: HissyFit

Its hard enough to find great vintage pieces but even harder to find them in your size! HissyFit offers a great alternative if your really on the hunt for some thing authentic and retro!

Also, check out the article on xoJane:

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Retro Camp

Happy Humpday and what a happy day it is indeed! I finally got my new Etsy shop started... RetroCamp ( get it...? hehe). Please do have a look. There are only 6 items for now, but hey, its start, right?

Here are just two of the things for sale. But what I really wanted to show you are the rad business cards my bf made!

 What do you think? Pretty snazzy, right?!

Well, there will definetly be more to come in future...and not just jewelry, oh no, Ive got much more up  my sleeves, so I suggest you stay tuned!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Retro Recipe- Roasted Corn on the Cob

Happy Tuesday!! Well, its mid August, and like I said yesterday, that means summer is almost gone...and snow is well on its way. In the mean time, lets celebrate the few weeks we have left together... us and summer.

Today's recipe...well, I don't know the date of its origin, but it sure seems retro to me, especially when I always see it for sale at fairs/exhibitions/carnivals... why, its none other than Roasted Corn on the Cob!

I recently got a BBQ and since then have had much, much bbqed corn on the cob....First,Ill tell you how I do it, then Ill find some fancy Martha Stewart way...

My Way:
Take off husks and stringy stuff,and give it a good wash.
Place it on some tinfoil.
Add Butter and spices, or even bbq sauce. Try pepper, seasoning salt, dill, or whatever tickles your fancy
Warp it twice. Twice!
Place it on the top grill and cook it on low for 20-30 mins.

Marthas Way:
  • 4 ears of corn
  • Oil, for grates
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 pats
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Chili powder or paprika

  • Peel back husks, leaving them attached at the base of the ear. Remove and discard silk; pull husks back over corn. Place ears in a large bowl or pot; cover with cold water. Let soak 10 minutes.
  • Preheat grill to high; lightly oil grates. Drain corn. Arrange ears on grill. Cover and cook, turning occasionally, using tongs, until husks are slightly charred and corn is tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove ears from grill. Holding bottom of hot ears with a towel, peel back husks and, with a knife, coat kernels with butter. Season corn with salt, pepper, and chili powder or paprika. Serve.

this is what Marthas looks like when its done

Monday, 15 August 2011

The Last of Summer Days

Good Morning my little vixens! It appears to me that summer is almost over! Where I live, winter is the majority season, usually beginning in October. But we still have a few weeks left of sunshine... so long as the rain holds off. This means we also still have time for summer dresses, last days at the beach, small town carnivals, picnics in the lush parks, and nights out on the patio. And what better way to do it than vintage?!

Here are some lovely summer time vintage and vintage inspired necessities

What are some of your favorite vintage summer time essentials?

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Vintage Jewelry

I love vintage jewelry! I love the cuts and colours and the bulkiness of it. When I wear a vintage piece of jewelry I instantly feel a bit more sophisticated and mysterious.  Only in the past few years has my love for jewelry, new and old, come about. When I was younger, I didn't have the time of day for a good piece of jewelry, but now, what I wouldn't do for a gorgeous necklace or ring.

I just thought of writing this post and had I premeditated it, I would have taken pictures of my own vintage pieces, but alas, we will just have to settle with pieces from etsy and ebay.

I stumbled upon a website, Twist, which sells gorgeous handmade jewelry. Some of the jewelry reminded me of vintage pieces. The rings below are all by Cathy Waterman.

 The deep, rich colours of the gems are very vintage
The detail is very glamorous

The cut and sparkle of the gems are timeless

 The shape and size of the rings also remind me of vintage pieces
This blue piece is gorgeous. I could see a fabulous 1960's socialite wearing this at a cocktail party

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Mad Men inspires Banana Republic

I'm sure you have all heard of that fantastic show called Mad Men  by know... right?! Right! Well, I'm sure just like me, you all envy the gorgeous fashion of the stylish ladies... like Joan and Betty and maybe even Peggy, now that she seem s to have gotten some fashion sense

Janie Bryant is teaming up with Banana Republic this fall to create a line inspired by the fashions on Mad Men.  The line consists of structured pants, jackets and dresses, cardigans, a-line skirts and dresses, houdstooth, lace, leopard, and bold patterns. They don't have quite the extravagant dresses as the Mad Men ladies sometimes don, but how often does the average gal get dressed to the nines when the boss comes over for dinner or when running to the grocery store?

The new line appeals to the average, modern women, who wants that old time look but without the cost or the discomfort. The looks are perfect for both work and play. Pants and blouses paired with suede pumps for the office, and a matching pencil skirt and structured jacket for a date on the town.

 They also have matching accessories, which include leopard print pumps and handbags, faux pearls and suede pumps. And don't think they forgot about you, gentlemen, they also have a line of suits inspired by the dapper men on the show.

Here are some of my favorite looks from the new line

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Retro Recipe- Chocolate Milkshake

Good Day! Its already + 16 degree's here and its only 8:30! Its too bad Ill be stuck inside my box ( aka my windowless office) all day! But, to lessen the pain of not getting to enjoy the small amount of summer days we have here in Edmonton, how about a nice classic recipe!

Today's retro recipe is:

An Old Fashioned Chocolate Milkshake- now who doesn't smile and giggle when they've got a milkshake in their hand?!

2 cups of vanilla or chocolate ice cream
1 cup of milk
6 tablespoons of chocolate syrup

Put all the ingredients into a blender; blend until smooth; serve in a tall glass with a straw

Easy as Pie!

If your feeling extra retro, you can get this nifty items to go along with your milkshake!

1. Stainless Steel Milkshake Cup