onsdag 31 december 2008

Happy New Year!

I the next year, may all your dreams come true.

And please, do not scare the animals nor hurt yourself or others with fireworks and fire crackers tonight!

tisdag 30 december 2008

Mama-San Maternity

Thinking about putting a bun in the oven? Wanna reproduce yet still look cool during the fermentation? Well, take a look at Mama-San Maternity!
MamaSan Maternity Apparel caters to punk, gothic, rockabilly or psychobilly moms -to-be who feel that mainstream maternity lines don't fit their personal style.
Sizes Small to XL, all in very stretchy material. (Pssst: Great for us larger ladies too!)

I really like their simple and classic but cool designs. They also go some sharp ideas, like making the skirts avaliable in both pleated and a-line versions.


Sparrows dress, with close-up of the details



Antique Skulls dress




Strapless Cherries top with lace hem

måndag 29 december 2008

Rockabilly 514

Attention, all swedish readers!
Tonight at 22:45 SVT1 is showing the documentary "Rockabilly 514".



Directed by Mike Wafer and Patricia Chica. "Rockabilly 514" is a social rockumentary about the rockabilly sub-culture within Montreal and its people who share a lifestyle influenced by the 1950s. "Rockabilly 514" tracks an array of colorful characters: musicians, dancers, pin-up models, event promoters, burlesque troop, DJ's, car customizers, tattoo artists, and vintage clothing vendors. All these people share their love for everything rockabilly throughout various events and gatherings, notably the Red Hot & Blue Rockabilly Festival (the only rockabilly weekender in Canada) that illuminates a whole community; as well as the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Festival, which is overflowing with thousands of like-minded enthusiasts from around the world.

Be there or be square!

(A little note: This is a shorter version than the original movie. SVT often choose to buy the cut down versions of documentaries for to me unknown reasons. This version is 50 minutes and the original is 86 minutes long!)

onsdag 24 december 2008

Merry Christmas!


It's 09:00 AM and I'm drinking my breakfast tea. It's Christmas Evening and we are about to take the train to my boyfriend's parents' to celebrate all day long. It's so quiet and still, the dogs are asleep. I feel the scent of gingerbread and oranges. I think about those who are not with us anymore. This is a morning to remember.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday!

måndag 22 december 2008

Heart breaking

I have to admit that I've had a life-long crush on Magnus Carlson, the singer of Weeping Willows. He writes the most heartbreaking lyrics and has a voice of an angel. Here is the song "Jag ber dig" (I'm begging you) from his second solo album. The video is shot on location on Södermalm in Stockholm - oh, teenage memories...




Another one, truly heart breaking. "Det Värsta Av Allt" (The Worst Thing Possible)

söndag 21 december 2008

My doggies

Thought I should post a few pictures of my two dogs. Uno is a 7-year old Swedish Vallhund and Viggo is a 9-month old Scottish Terrier and their are best friends. I love my boys!

In my parents garden in August


Viggo's snuggling up in his bed after a whole day of play and fun


Holiday greetings from Uno and his little friend Odysseus, the guinea pig

And the winner is....

Congratulations, darling!
You can see her beautiful banner above. I love it!
Your prize will be sent today.
Thank you to all who participated and took the time to send in their creations!

torsdag 18 december 2008

TV Wonderland

I love old commercials!
They don't make them like this anymore...

Brylcreem TV Commercial 1950's




Coca-Cola 1950's




A wonderful 1950s instructional film telling teens what they should do on a date!





1947 Are you popular?

Treats

Because I think I deserve it, I spoiled myself today with some early Christmas gifts from Miss Juniversum:

A pink little jewel case with black lace





A plastic tote bag to store magazines (the text says " magazines to recycle)

Champagne flavoured lip balm

onsdag 17 december 2008

When curves was meant to be



Things hasn't always been the way they are now...!

måndag 15 december 2008

The Yacht Top



Tarantula Clothing has done it again! They have just presented their latest treasure for us plus size ladies; the yacht top. Avalaible from 1X up to 5X and in several colours like black, burgundy, navy, aqua blue, brown and yellow stripe and blue stripe.

Love, love, love it! A little bit pricey at $80 but Tarantulas clothing has very good quality so it might be worth an investment.

söndag 14 december 2008

Screamin' Festival

I wanna go, I wanna go...!

Sunday's Quiz

76

As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!




I'm not too surprised... *smirk*

lördag 13 december 2008

Don't know what to cook for dinner?


I just have to tell you about this wonderful website I recently came across: Retro Food Recipes.
They got tons of old recipes for desserts, baking, dinner and vegetable dishes!

True Love

Like tattoos?
Too Fast Clothing is a new acquaintance of mine and I really like what I see. A great store with tattoo inspired clothing and they even carry many designs in plus sizes.
TOC have a wide selection of houseware, accessories and all kind of nick-nacks.
I just got the tee featured above and it's my new favourite.

fredag 12 december 2008

A little reply

This is a reply or comment on something my best friend recently said to me. I know you're reading this, darling..
Listen to the whole song, the lyrics is so great!


Ulla Billquist - Tänk att man kan bli så kär (1939)




...and another favourite!

Lill Lindfors - En Så'n Karl (1967)

Bye, beauty....


Legendary and everyone's favourite pinup-girl Bettie Page passed away yesterday at age 85. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten. She has been such an inspiration for me and so many others.
Sleep well, my beauty - and thank you for everything.

onsdag 10 december 2008

X-mas Contest!

Miss Wink is having a little christmas contest and you are all invited!
I know there are so many talented and creative ladies out there so I thought I should give you a fun little challenge.

Make a banner for the Miss Wink blog! No limits, go crazy!
It will be placed on top of the index page and huge credit will be given to the creator.
First price is two books in gift wrapping, "50's Fashion" and "Queens of Burlesque".





The contest ends on December 20th at 08.00 PM. Contributions should be send to ingrid.sigfridsson(a)gmail.com

Welcome!

tisdag 9 december 2008

Bettie Page Clothing

It's with great pleasure I notice that Bettie Page Clothing now offer some of their designs in sizes up to 3X! (Most dresses are also avaliable up to size 2X).


I love this little number called the "Secretary Circle"




The "Captain Flare"


måndag 8 december 2008

A scent of X-mas



I felt inspired when I woke up this morning, so I took a couple of oranges and decorated them with cloves. Now they're hanging in red satin ribbons in the living room window and smells really nice and spicy.

söndag 7 december 2008

The women of my family

I found this picture of my maternal grandmother Lisa Maria. She would turn 95 years old just a few days ago if she were still alive. Lisa was an incredible woman who moved from the small town she grew up in and moved to Stockholm to work as a maid. She was very neat, hard-working and used to sing when she was baking.

She then met a tall and handsome man who was to become my grandfather, got married and raised two little girls:

My mother on the right (with the pretty bow) and my aunt on the left.

I love these photos.

lördag 6 december 2008

My new little baby

Picture by Roger at Swahili Bob's
My arm is extremely swollen and has the shade of a red sausage, but at least you get an idea what the tattoo looks like.

fredag 5 december 2008

The Tattooed Lady


Now I'm off to get tattooed at Swahili Bob's!

To my special gal


Happy birthday Little Rascal!!!!

onsdag 3 december 2008

Scotties in the tree


I got these gift tags with scotties on today. I think I'm gonna make them into ornaments for the Christmas tree.

söndag 30 november 2008

"Give me a call, princess...."

I wonder if I can manage to live one more day without this?
Crosley's "Princess Phone"! A wonderful replica of the classic phone launched by AT&T in 1959.
When I get around to buy one I will play 50's secretary all day long!


lördag 29 november 2008

I know it's early but....


.... I long for Christmas! It's my favourite holiday of all and I love everything about it. Not necessarily the gifts (in fact, this year my man and I not be giving anything except to the dogs *smirk*) but the lights, the food, all the wonderful scents of spices and oranges...
I guzzle in decorations, light strings and vintage christmas music!
At the moment I'm listening to "Swingin' Christmas Party"which is just what it sounds like; a big bands playing classic christmas songs. Highly recommended!

Another favourite of mine is "A Merry 1940s Christmas", just look at the beautiful cover.


And as a starting shot of my month of dizziness of childish joy I got the lovely christmas hair clips from Sparxsdesigns on Etsy!


tisdag 25 november 2008

More snow


Just outside our house today

måndag 24 november 2008

Snow chaos!




For the last couple of days it has been snowing heavily here on the east coast of Sweden. Yesterday the big storm came and now all buses to and from Norrtälje is cancelled ( several thousands of people can't get to work or school today), it's almost half a meter of snow everywhere and huge walls of snow on the sides where they have been able to plough.
I'm glad that our fridge is full and we got electricity...

The storm has now abated and we went for a walk early in the morning. The landscape looks like something from a fairytale now, I think it's really beautiful!





This picture is taken by my mother in their garden on the country side early this morning, featuring one of her miniture shetland ponies. My father tried to go to work three hours late, but turned around and went home again - it's impossible to cross town!

onsdag 19 november 2008

Read my movie column!

(Sorry about the terrible picture)
Remember that I had a little secret I was dying to tell you all? Well, here it is!

The column Miss Winks Cinematique is now reality in the amazing Fräuleinwunder Magazine. The ad for the new issue says "Miss Winks Cinematique whisks you away into the world of teenage delinquent movies.."
That's right, I'm writing about vintage movies and everything related! I'm so excited!!

Be sure to get yours at their website, Sivletto or HepCat!

In issue #2: Miss Bad Valentine introduces you to our latest flame Bloodshot Bill, extra 12 pages special feature about Berlin including a complete shopping and barhopping guide, Micky chats with The White Barons - punkrock heroes from San Francisco, Pinky Paradise and Sweetness show you how to do your hair in perfect pinup style, Tura Satana, sweet& deadly art by Candy Cane, dress up like a show girl with Burlesque Couture, another episode of Between the Sheets with Eva von Slut, Miss Winks Cinematique whisks you away into the world of teenage delinquent movies, some crafting fun with Soda Shop Sue, stylish Must Haves and lots more a bombshell needs to to know…It’s all about attitude!




"Fräuleinwunder" is a magazine for all those lovely "Fräuleins", Bombshells, Pinups, Rock'n Roll-girls, Burlesque Queens out there! We are all into Kustom Kulture, Low Brow Art, PinUps, Photography, Tattoos and of course any kind of Rock'n Roll. Here you will find the hottest accessoires, the coolest bands, features about the best carshows and most amazing artists, gorgeous chicks with fine cars... It's all about attitude!
Everything in English and on heavy matte paper!"


lördag 15 november 2008

Parties

Please don't throw any rocks at me!
I know, I know - I have been a terrible bad blogger the past week but I have had my hands and head so busy you can't imagine.

Last Friday my man turned 30 and we threw a wine & cheese party for family and friends. It turned out great and I think everybody had a wonderful time.
Ola recived so many nice gifts and flowers, our apartment looks like a tropical greenhouse!

The day after that we went down to his parents house for dinner and ended up spending the night there, playing board games and having a few drinks. We also looked at pictures of Ola as a baby on the slide projector, so much fun!

tisdag 4 november 2008

Fleamarket

Alright, so I'm gonna open up a little online flea market..
Basically because I got soo much things that really would love to have a new owner and also because I would like to offer my home made hairclips and other neat things I make.
At first I thought about making a simple little website but I'm really terrible bad at making pages. Then I thought "Hey, I can just make posts at my blog and mark them as flea market!". But that's a little bit boring, right? And not easy to navigate either.
What should I do? If I only knew someone who hade the skills and time to build a little website.
*sigh* I have to think about this and find a solution.


Update: ....and Rascal gave me a great solution. Thank you, honey!

fredag 31 oktober 2008

Back from the break

I have had a little bit of a blogbreak since I have had so much to do this week! Work, finishing an article for a new magazine I will be working for (more about that soon), keeping the house clean and the fridge full. Also my boyfriend's 30th birthday is coming up and we will have a small cheese & wine party. A small party is not necessarily less demanding to plan than a large one..

So I'm making lists of what food and drinks to buy, guests to invite, decorations (very important), coordinate people's gifts and flowers....
I love being a hostess!





From Betsy With Love is this weekend featuring Miss Wink as one the new blogs on her blogroll!
Thank you darling!



Now I'm gonna make tandoori chicken while I listen to the lovely Ruby Ann.
Have a wonderful weekend!

torsdag 23 oktober 2008

Sweet Wednesday

Yesterday I went to Stockholm with my oldest sister to watch the new swedish vampire movie "Let The Right One In" at promotion screening at the old Park cinema theather, opened in 1941. It still looks beautiful!



The movie was quite alright, but as usual I like the book more. Before the movie I went to Swahili Bob's Tattoo Parlor and made a reservation for a new tattoo. I'm so excited! Roger, the brave soldier who's gonna do it, is a really good artist and I have complete faith in him. The motif is a little secret, but it's gonna be classic old-school and lots of color.


I also bought a DVD box with a couple of favourites from my child hood, the Hillman movies! They were one of my first experiences with horror/thrillers and scared me so much I couldn't sleep as a 8 yeard old, watching them with my father. They are all directed by the famous Arne Mattsson in the late 50's and early 60's, murder mysteries with some supernatural and scary segments. Karl-Arne Holmsten, the swedish Cary Grant, is the private detective who investigates all the murders along with his wife Kajsa. This is a real treat for everyone who loves vintage movies!



fredag 17 oktober 2008

My best boy

Today I treat my lovely readers with this picture of my scottish terrier puppy Viggo, 6 pounds of pure love.

Picture by Mia Sandgren