Monday, November 29, 2010

Outfit du Jour

 I got to wear a few on my favorite new things this past weekend!  Chloe fans take note: the Topshop heels are an almost an exact knock-off of the  "Silverado" booties from a few years ago. 

1. dress, H & M
2. woven belt, vintage
3. tights, Hue
4.  triple strap heels, Topshop
5. wool trench, Laundry by Shelli Segal
bangle bracelet, vintage

Saturday, November 27, 2010

On my list...

I love the whole Vintage classics collection by Penguin.  These two would make a perfect addition to my library (and maybe yours too)?  They're only 20.00 each!

... And don't forget, Custard Heart Vintage is offering 25% off  everything in the shop through Monday, November 29th!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jewelry Christmas Tree

Had a lovely Thanksgiving at my brother and his wife's house last night.  At one point the conversation turned to Christmas trees.  Then,  Denise, a family friend showed me a picture of this vintage jewelery Christmas tree in a frame that her great-grandmother passed down to her.  It is made of costume jewelry and actually plugs in to light up and hang on the wall.  Needless to say I was absoulutely be-dazzled by it and am planning on gathering up my own pile of costume jewlery to make my own.  What a fabulous idea!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Holiday Sale

Today through Monday, November 29th, Custard Heart Vintage is having a 25% off shopwide sale!
Use coupon code PUMPKIN25

A big thanks to all my customers here in the U.S. and abroad!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Whimsical Weather Vanes

With the cold weather that's finally in town my husband and I have  been hanging out near the fire every night crafting and reading and the other night we decided to build this gingerbread house I had bought.

Custard Heart Vintage Dream House with heart weather vanes
It was a pre-fab so all we had to do was the fun part--decorating.  When it came down to it, Damien was actually the site foreman on the job and I was the only worker, but anyway, we decided that the one thing that our fairytale house was missing  was a weather vane--there's just something about weather vanes that add a fairytale aspect to any house.  I have decided it's on my must-have list when it comes to buying a non-edible house one day. 

One of my favorites--perfect for a house in Cape Cod!

on the Tower of London

on the Wimbledon-Chase building, London

Send mixed signals and wear your claddagh on your house instead of your finger!


Needs a bigger weather vane but love the house and wild garden.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Inspirations: Henry Clarke

 Henry Clarke is one of those photographers whose work is nothing but inspiring on a daily basis.  He's responsible for a large majority of the fashion images I constantly have have playing in the back of my mind whether I'm conscious of it or not.  His work captures the epitome of grace and elegance.

I included one of his photos in my last blog post and I thought I'd share some more of my favorites...enjoy! ♥

Friday, November 12, 2010

Warm Winter Coats

photo by 1950s fashion photographer Henry Clarke
  I've been sick with an unshakable cold this last week and every time I've gone outside I've been bundled up in a warm Winter coat of some type.  It's getting to be that time of year, isn't it?  I've got a bunch in the store right now that are not only super-warm but super-chic as well. Here's a few of my faves.

1960s vintage CARNELIAN fur trimmed clutch coat

1960s vintage WALNUT plaid mini coat

1960s vintage MINK COLLAR bouclè coat

1970s vintage MERINO WOOL wrap coat

1960s vintage VANILLA CREAM wool and fur collar coat

1960s vintage CHARCOAL worsted wool officer coat
P.S. Now through November 17th, Use the coupon code Winter10 in the buyers notes when you check out and receive 10% off any coat in the boutique.  Discount will be refunded via Paypal after purchase ♥

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Style Spotlight: Anna Karina

One of the my all time favorite style heroes, Anna Karina... model... actress.. muse of the new wave ...wife of Godard... truly iconic beauty.

with frequent fellow New Wave co-star,  Jean Paul Belmondo

with Serge Gainsbourg


                      behind the scenes: on set with Godard shooting,  A Woman is a Woman

What would Anna's clothing picks be today?

1960s Color Blocked Shift found at Castaway Vintage

1960s Mohair Wool Coat  found at Huckleberry Vintage

1960s Empire Dress found at Moonshine Hill
1960s Peach Sorbet Dress found at Hinterland Vintage

 1960s Zig Zag Fur Collar Swing Coat found at Custard Heart Vintage
1960s Feather Trim Dress  found at Vortex Vintage

Monday, November 1, 2010

Outfit du Jour: Leopard & Stripes

I love leopard print and I love stripes so I combined two of my favorite patterns into another rainy day fit.  The beret is fuzzy & new and I was anticipating it being itchy, but it was comfy enough to wear all  day long!  This trench coat I found on one of my estate sale adventures and it was originally going into the shop, but it fit me perfect and since it's been raining...I think you get the picture.

1.  leopard beret, H & M
2. trench coat, vintage
3.  striped top, vintage
4.  boots, Frye
5. red leather tote, Desmo
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