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?


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


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


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.