tisdag 30 september 2008

Award!



I just recived the the Arte Y Pico Award from "From Betsy With Love". Thank you so much!
The rules of Arte Y Pico are - you must pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting content, and also for contributing to the blogging community, no matter what language! Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to their blog. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the Arte Y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
My picks are:



måndag 29 september 2008

Lingerie en masse

I took a look on the new Wonderbra by Dita von Tease collection and...well, it doesn't do it for me. In fact I don't like it at all.
The colors and designs doesn't give me the right sense of retro glamour, not to mention small sizes and why thongs? Sorry Dita, I had higher expectations than this. The only item I really like it the shaping waspie. I do hope people who buy the lingerie does it because they like the design and not just because it's Dita's collection..





I like Twilfit's 20's and 30's inspired collection much more. Silk, classy designs, soft slips and lace. Again, I have some issues with the sizes but I guess XL is better than nothing...














lördag 27 september 2008

Saturday night dinner

Now I'm going to bake a chicken in the oven, make a chocolate cake and whipped cream with a little Swedish punch in it, yummy!

onsdag 24 september 2008

A little treat

My boyfriend treated me with some wonderful gifts today (and it's not even my birthday. He must be up to something, haha!):

- this beautful apron with strawberries and polka dots. Can't wait to wear it in the kitchen!

- the books "The 1940s Look: Recreating the Fashions, Hairstyles and Make-up of the Second World War" and "The 1950s Look: Recreating the Fashions of the Fifties", both by Mark Brown. I love these books, such a great source for fashion tips, hair styles and make-up.
Miss Wink gives them the rating of five flirts of five possible!

Ulla Billquist - "Min Soldat"*

This is the tune for today:





*"My Soldier" - a hit song from 1940 during the WW2.

måndag 22 september 2008

Tagged

I just got tagged by BettyLou!

What are the last three things you purchased?
A vintage sweater chain, a bunch of old classic film noir DVD's from Amazon and a new red leach for one of my dogs.

What are the last three songs you downloaded?
"Who Put The Bump" by Barry Man, "Chills and Fever" byt Little Gizzelle and a few by Nancy Sinatra.

What are the last three places you visited?
A little place outside Enköping called Härkeberga, Stockholm a week ago and the countryside outside Norrtälje.

What are your three favorite movies?
What's that kind of question?! I could mention hundreds of movies... I love everything by John Waters, film noir and Hollywood classics.

What are your three favorite possessions?
My movie collection, my books and my diner table with chairs.

What three things can you not live without?
Shopping, my family and my lovely 50's apartment.

What would be your three wishes?
Being finacially independent for the rest of my life, open my own diner and spend the days shopping!

What three things haven’t you done yet?
See above!

What are your three favorite dishes?
All kinds of chicken, avocado sandwiches from Frankie's Café and chinese courses.

Which three celebrities would you most like to hang out with?
John Waters, Tura Satana and Herschell Gordon-Lewis, all at once.

Name three unusual things you are good at.
I can't figure out anything, I'm afraid.

Which three things are you coveting?
Let me get back on that one....*brain overload*

Name two bloggers you are tagging.

Rascal Kosher
Nostalchic

Sweater girl



I just got this beautiful vintage sweater chain. I imagine it will look so nice on a white cardigan. What do you think?

fredag 19 september 2008

TCM - finally

Today I found out that I can add a channel to my tv subscription (that's included in the monthly fee to our tenant-ownership association ) for only 29 SEK /month. Of course I choose TCM*!
So now I can watch all those wonderful vintage and classic movies, yay!
Can't wait to watch Humphrey Bogart for breakfast..
This reminds me of last month when a man from another cable company called and offered me a supscription of a random filmchannel. I said "no thank you" and he asked if I though they showed too many old movies?
I replied "No, too many new and awful!"

*Turner Classic Movies is a cable television channel featuring 24 hour a day only commercial-free classic movies from the 30's and forward.

måndag 15 september 2008

Manners again..

I was attending a dog show on Sunday. While standing on a cold windy field waiting for something to happen, I couldn't help noticing how repulsive some people behavior was.
Men loudly clearing their throats with a disgusting sound and spitting saliva and snot right out.
Throwing paper napkins to the ground, leaving can s an bottles in the grass, crossing the show ring like it was their own backyard.
Why??
Do some people take great pride in being ignorant and insolent?
It's such a mystery for me.

lördag 13 september 2008

Coats

I would really love to buy a new coat/jacket but haven't really found one that I love yet.
Maybe one of these? Both avaliable at Evans (who's finally is shipping to Sweden).



The red on is utterly cute but I'm not sure about the shape around the bottom part.
The grey is cute and kind of remind me of the WWII era, but is it that fun to wear?
Help!






torsdag 11 september 2008

Miss Wink wants....

I really would love to have a nice skirt suit and I think I might have found it.
This one comes from Tarantula Clothing in L.A and I think it's just fabulous! Just the right blend of "bad-girl-with-a-switchblade-in-the-purse" vs. ladylike and classic. It comes in sizes from xs to xxl.




On the town

What to do when it's cold outside and nothing seems any fun?
You stay inside and watch musicals, silly!
I just got my Gene Kelly dvd box and will soon enjoy " On the town " (1949), where he and Frank Sinatra is two sailors who's on a 24 hour permit in New York City.
All in eye-popping bright colors, of course..


tisdag 9 september 2008

Itching

Oh my, oh my do I have exciting news!
It's itching in my fingers but since I'm a little superstitious I do not want to spill the beans before it's 100% sealed. All I can say is that I might have got my own column in a very cool magazine to write about some of my favourite things. I get to know very soon if they liked my stuff.
Hold your fingers crossed, please!

In rain or shine...


While Rascal is dancing and tanning in sunny Spain I'm forced to get a pair of gloves for the fall since the weather in Sweden is suddenly very cold and wet.

I found a very cute pair of vintage black cotton gloves at this webstore for only 35 SEK. Notice those little buttons at the wrist!


söndag 7 september 2008

Bad manners

What is up with the lack of manners these days?
People seem to forget how to be just common everday polite to one another. I always says little things like "thank you", "please", "excuse me", "oh, I'm sorry" and flash a smile.
You come a long way with that. And it's for free and does not hurt at all!

I'm so sick and tired of having grocery carts bumping in to my heels without their driver even noticing or apologizing, teens (and adults!) not offering their seats to elderly/pregnant passengers, having gum stuck on my dress because some idiot didn't have the common decency to use the trash can and doors being smashed in someone's face because the person before them didn't bother to look behind him.

Also, learn to tolerate and appreciate politeness. Some people look almost intimidated when I'm very grateful and tell them how much I appreciate their help - they are not used to it!
That's just awful and need to be prevented.

Please hold up doors, give people a smile even if you feel like crap, say "thank you" and "have a nice day", learn your kids how to treat people nice and don't be afraid to say something kind to a complete stranger. Say "good morning" instead of just "hey" or "hallo", I imagine the world could be a little bit nicer place then.


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torsdag 4 september 2008

A roll in the hay

Since I'm a mom to a scottie dog....and I love gingham....and dresses for sure... I could not possible find any reason why I shouldn't treat myself with this little number:
























Isn't it just precious? It's from the lovely Barbara Brown and it's called Hayride Dress (hey, I would play in the hay anytime in that..). Be sure to take a look at all her wonderful dresses, playsuits and separates!

Atonement




One of my new favourite movies is "Atonement", a romantic drama set in England during the WW2. Actor James McAvoy is "Oh my,-I-just-dropped-my-knickers"-handsome in that uniform and I could sacrifice my left foot to be the girl back home knitting socks and writing steaming love letters to him.


Yes, I am a hopeless dreamer.

onsdag 3 september 2008

Oh, what a kiss




Inspired by the lovely Miriam and her o-hoy sailor topic I have to post one of my favourite WWII pictures called "Eternal Kiss"...




måndag 1 september 2008

Miss Wink want...


I'm in love!

My latest desire is this cute-as-a-button dress from Stop Staring in chocolate brown and light pink. A beautiful 40's dress who screams "Miss Wink, come and get me! Own me! Wear me!"


They only got one, I repeat ONE, dress in my size left ( I e-mailed them and asked).

Should I or should I not?