Blammo! It’s Shazamo; Razor’s Edge Edition

June 15, 2013 § Leave a comment

Hypnotized…

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Ok, I’m going to be real…like for real, for real.

It’s seriously my own, personal Vietnam up in this piece and the only thing that gets me through is the music. When I hear Lou Johnson sing, I am simply and assuredly transported to a place far, far away.  There is Always Something There to Remind Me…

Ene Negn Bay Manesh, I am Ethiopian, watching the moon set over the inky water, swaying to the groove of the ocean. The twilight sparkles over this dancehall while its rhythms wash over me like a blessing.

And it is upon this gilded floor that synchronized movements soon remind me of my mortal woes. In floor length satin gowns, synchronized in movements, no one sings the blues better than Fiona…Hunger Hurts, but Starving Works…ain’t that the truth

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The sea…my one true love. The waves beat themselves upon sandy Pacific isles, as does my want, my longing for an escape. And who better than Shindo San to entrance my imagination; liberating me beyond the horizon until my eyes can no longer see

But its Grizzly Bear, methodically, hypnotically, chanting for me to return home, when logic dictates no less….

Once this oscillating s**t storm relents in ferocity, I shall return, with…

TALES FROM THE EASTEND!

Goodnight, my darling Howlers. Summer is coming…

xo

The Howling Review: Amarcord, Williamsburg Store

September 7, 2012 § Leave a comment

Fashionable European vintage clothing, couture, and accessories…

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Scene: 223 Bedford St, Williamsburg Location

I heard of Amarcord via Alexa Chung from some interview thingamajiggy on youtube. Upon realization of its existence, I thought it best to check it out whilst exploring the streets of Williamsburg. I spotted it’s chic awning from Fabianne’s patio {they have delicious iced coffee’s, fyi}. I immediately fell head over heels with the  60’s a go-go graphics covering the walls in orange, green, magenta & black. This aesthetic was effortlessly repeated by Amarcord’s owner Pam, whose turquoise, pink & orange dress was out of this world! This lovely lady explained to me that all of her amazing finds were hand picked from Europe; I believe many of the pieces were from Italy.

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Trying on a floor length gold & red gown with a sexy slit I felt as saucy as Sophia Loren.

But alas, the fit was too big, which was heartbreaking as Amarcord was currently have a 50% Off Sale. Bummer. Chad, on the other hand,  had luck on his side yet again. He managed to score a supple, rust coloured leather vest replete with fringe that only cost $25 {original price $50}. The fringe is so choice, it’s even on the back.

Lady Pam of Amarcord is a total class acts & being nestled in the heart of Williamsburg, her shop is absolutely worth a visit. Especially when there is a sale; who doesn’t want to feel like an Italian Countess every once in a while?

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http://amarcordvintagefashion.com/

Mad Men, A Little Kiss

March 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

The 60’s are Swinging onto Madison Ave

The return of Mad Men took me by surprise. Hiding for 17 months, I’d moved on, found my vintage fashion fix elsewhere. But when I heard it was coming back, it sparked my imagination discovering it was set in the late 60s. Finally I was gonna see Carnaby Street Mod’s or Sunshine Drenched Flower Children. YES! But I was getting ahead of myself.

What I got was just a taste. A perfect mouthful of what lay ahead in terms of how these ultra hip subcultures seduce these ad men. None other was the gorgeous, rhinestone collared, chiffon winged, LBD worn by Mrs. Draper (nee Calvet). What a total renard. Megan is an absolute French fox. She was right, that party did make people what to go home and have sex!

How hot was this?

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C’est incroyable et tres cool…

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*sigh…I want that dress.

It was the highlight, but there were some other gems I found either genius in terms of the times and the characters wearing them. How good is Roger? To me Roger can do no wrong (except the Black Face & the drinking the haterade for the Japanese thing; not cool, man). Roger not only has the best one liners, but his suits are cut to perfection. That man can wear the hell out of a grey 3 piece suit. This epsiode gave him some arm candy in the hilarious yet experimental chic the 60s are infamous for. That hair and block printed dress tickles me on a multitude of levels.

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Its no surpirse the best outfits of the show were at the party. But not all of them, well, are cool. I present to you, the squares…

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Wanh, wanh! That checkered jacket is ghastly! Game show host worthy attire from the prematurely balding Pete Campbell. I can’t stand this snake & show him no mercy. In the background, a sea of beiges and blah. I just hope Trudy doesn’t sport this tiring doo like Peggy does with her flip out. God love her, but change it up, darling!

I really, really tried to find a shot of Joanie in the pink dress. I thought the print was atrocious, but she hit it out of the park thanks to the tailoring; it hit every curve and hugged that hour glass figure. Honorable mention goes to Megan’s tangerine dress and that tres chic hair style. My total girl crush this season until the penny drops.

Bisous, bisous xo

p.s. I’ve shared the link for the original version of Zou Bisou Bisou. Sweet dreams!

Next time on Mad Men…

Tea Leaves Promo

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