Lovely Parisian Eyeshadows

You can find these at your local department store that has Bourjois or on their site. It’s called the Rendez-vous à Paris Collection.

Cute retro packaging that reminds me of the 1950’s ideal of Paris.

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Custom Made by Amanda Fatherazi

Remember I said I would show you the other things that Amanda made for me? The pink skull just cracks me up and the little spider lady I wear pinned to my hat. She’s sweet!

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Look What I Got in the Mail!

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So sweet! It’s a rather large broach and I plan on wearing it in Milan. I’ve got to show you some other things that Amanda has made me.

Zola!

I love the novels of Emile Zola. The first one I read was “L’oeuvre” which was required reading at Goldfield’s. I read it in english. Next I began “Au Bonheur des Dames” in English but didn’t finish it. This year I read it in french. When I first started to read in french I bought children’s books. I think I’ve come a long way! I used to have to look up every 10th word. Now whenever I come across a word I don’t understand I ask my husband or family and sometimes we all have to look it up! That means my french is pretty good. The last Zola that I read was La Curée. Next I’m going to try to read all 20 of the series Family Rougon-Macquart in chronological order. It’s not really important what order you read them, but I thought I might find the thread this time.

In the latter two books I mentioned there are a lot of beautiful descriptions of women’s fashion, lace, enormous dresses, corsets, ribbons and finery.

The novels are set around the period known as “La Belle Epoque”. This period started around 1896 at the end of a nasty economic depression and ended in 1914 at the eve of the first world war. The 1900 Universal Expo was held in Paris and art and fashion was in a beautiful renaissance.

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La Mere Noël

The perfect outfit for a perfect Christmas. Found here on etsy.

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New Bag= Give away!!!

Here’s the robber robot again. I decided to try printing cloth bags and see how it goes before I start doing some t-shirt designs. If you’d like a chance to win this bag please leave a comment and I will pull a name.

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I have a robber robot. He’s been programmed with the DNA of Robin Hood.

Our Christmas Market

Last weekend Cosmo Sapiens and I held a Christmas market. A lot of friends and family came and it was a nice time. I sold prints, stickers and jewelery.

 

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I got these new boots in Berlin. Mine have white pom poms. I love the candy striped heels! The designer is Lola Ramona.

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My hat on the right is by Dadaya from Japan and I just found this perfect grey dress to wear it with at The Church of Vintage both on etsy.