Recent Travels

We were booked to go to Japan this year and we sadly decided to cancel our trip. Our other plans were to go to the Pacific Northwest next year, so we just switched it up. On our itinerary was Seattle, Portland and Vancouver.

The weather was apocalyptic this particular day. We had just had a marathon of record shopping. Our friend then took us to his favorite local bar where there was a record console for the customer’s use and we had a record party, with root beer and playing all the records we had just bought! What better way to pass the afternoon when it’s so gray outside?


I found two Johnny and the Hurricanes records at this shop!


Tigra, Belgian Cigarettes

I don’t smoke myself, but I love the packaging. You should check out the comics based on the image of the woman in a tiger suit. Gutsman comics.

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Dream Rain Boots

I’ve been searching but I can’t find any chic galloshes. Anyone out there have any suggestions?


Pour les Parisiens

Je vais avoir un stand au Cantada le 4 decembre, 2010



Oslo Part 2

We were invited to visit the studio of Darling Clementine.


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Satan the chihuahua, came with us too!


This is Sam Shocker one of the organizers of the Paris Tattoo convention and his girlfriend Myrtille. They were in town for the Jamboree and tattooing at Sacha’s too.


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We also did some vintage shopping that day at a shop called The Underground. I found some warm Norwegian vintage!


I watched The Loves of Carmen (1948) last night with Rita Hayworth.
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And I was so enchanted by her outfits. Today I found some gypsy belts on etsy. Contrivedtocharm
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Peasant blouse from Jitterbuggin
And the perfect shoes: at REMIX

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.