Thursday, August 25, 2016

Neon Nights

Nostalgic neon nights of popsicles and Pabst, imbue the summers of sixties Americana, filled with retro rocketpops & ribbons tied in the highest of hair. With just the glow of a neon Pabst Blue Ribbon sign and a pink Philco fridge, it's hard not to have heart eyes, for a groovy, glowing, garage made glamorous with items of Lolita's & Lana's likings... 

"Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean"

Every bombshell needs a Barbara (Unique Vintage that is). Made in the iconic black and white 1959 Barbie colors seen here, this sizzling swimsuit is also available in cherry red! Nothing is more retro than some rouge chevron stripes and some sunnies...

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"I fall asleep in an American Flag" <3

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Sue Lyon as Lo, by Bert Stern 1962.

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My 1950's Jewel Mules in rouge marabou (exact pair seen on Marilyn Monroe) were definitely deserving of this davoon setting!

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<3 Ashlyn

Friday, August 19, 2016

Cotton Candy Cuties

Carnivals, cotton candy and creme sodas have us on a cloud, as we relish in California's sizzling summer of sweets, and sunshine! Twinning in Tara Starlet was summer goals, as her adorably themed ensembles always have us retro-ready for a nifty and nostalgic time...

As you might know, we have a deep adoration for the "Dolly Sisters," played by June Haver and Betty Grable in the 1945 film. Though usually twinning, the girls similar to us, each had a liking for pink and blue. As pretty pastels, we will always love this marriage of our favorite shades. Lucky for us, Tara Starlet's Loveheart Romper comes in just those very hues of pink & blue. It was meant to be!

ABBA's Agnetha Faltskog, showing some retro pink heart cut-out fashion!
Much can be said about the Loveheart romper, but let's try to start at the beginning. Hearts were a huge novelty in the Golden Age, appearing in everything from prints, motifs, sunglasses and even bathtubs (think Jayne's Pink Palace). A romper was a major must have, especially seen in the 1940s through the 1970s. 

The Loveheart romper combines every element you could ever want for an ultra fun and feminine summer look. The adorable heart in the center makes for a Va-Va-Voom vintage aesthetic, with playful buttons worthy of Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Figure hugging, yet giving, the cotton twill is a breathable blend, perfect for those warm summer days and nights.

Wearing the Iconic Marilyn Hoops, available for purchase here in our store!

The Loveheart romper can be styled a number of ways. From nautical nineteen forties, all the way to disco darling, this piece is promised perfection. Today's mood was a mod mix of fun & flirty, with Juvenile Delinquent meets Lolita, adding some statement hoop earrings and matching scarves. Of course some carnival cotton candy was fresh from the fair with, frosties to finish!

Twins at a Fair in 1963

Always an inspiration, the playful Sue Lyon as iconic Lolita, 1962, with a lollipop and heart shades.

Get Tara Starlet's Loveheart Romper here!

x T & A x

Monday, August 15, 2016

Summer Wine

Strawberries, cherries and an angel's kiss in spring,
My summer wine is really made from all these things
....Oh, summer wine <3

Pink Collar gal Nancy Sinatra's Summer Wine (1966) was my inspiration for today's visit to the vineyards & vino. Established in 1969, Mount Palomar was the perfect place for a nostalgic afternoon, as California's countryside really starts to heat up, with hills kissed by a golden glow.

Sure to make an appearance was my vintage platforms, featuring of course - some cherry berries! For a 70s does 40s look, I matched my platforms to my Luxulite brooch, along with some vintage berry cluster earrings. Warm weather in the presence of barrels of berries and Bordeaux, called for fallen curls, a pink peasant top printed with daisies, a 1940s seersucker a-line skirt, and a vintage wicker purse. Nancy approved!

Enjoy nostalgia queen Lana Del Rey's cover of Nancy & Lee Hazlewood's Summer Wine.

<3 Ashlyn

Monday, August 8, 2016

Strawberry Lemonade Meringue

This sizzling summer day required a refreshing daily dose of fresh florals, and colors reminiscent of delicious drinks and decadent desserts. We adore sweet treats, and wardrobes reminiscent of such palettes, like last summer's keylime pie. With hair the color of strawberry lemonade, my Ascot Seville Lemon Swing Dress from The Pretty Dress Co. added a nice tang of lemon meringue... 

Made of cotton sateen of the prettiest pale yellow, the Seville print features beautiful blossoms in complimentary shades of pinks and rouge. With golden blossoms in full bloom on the streets of Los Feliz, this pretty dress was extra fun and fabulous to frolic in. 

As always, a candy colored vintage truck makes a debut, in a delicious shade of strawberry. This 1950s inspired silhouette is perfect for some car cruisin' down the golden streets of the Old Hollywood <3 

<3 Tara