Learning to Knit: Peach Fizz Cardigan

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Over the past year, I’ve fallen down a knitting rabbit hole! I learned about different kinds of yarn, what "gauge" means, how to decipher a pattern, and much more. After a few months, I was finally able to knit pieces more complicated than a scarf! Tears were shed, a million mistakes were made, but the feeling of accomplishment was astonishing.

I wanted to share my first knitted garment and the process with you guys! And if you knit or crochet, I'd love to hear about your own fiber art journey. 👀

Retro Beauty Tips: the 1960s

Friday, May 19, 2023

Doll eyelashes, bouffants of tumbling curls, pixie crops, geometric eyeshadow, and slicks of eyeliner. Welcome to the Swinging 1960s! Here, I've compiled beauty lessons from some of my favorite beauty icons who emerged from the era.

Uncover which product was used by three iconic 60s It Girls, the surprising inspiration for Twiggy's famous eye makeup, and more!

Vintage Beauty: Elsa Schiaparelli's Perfumes

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Significantly intertwined with fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli's imagery are the watercolor paintings Marcel Vertès created for her beauty campaigns. Schiaparelli's fragrances Shocking, Sleeping, and Le Roy Soleil were brought to life through Vertès' bold brush strokes, pulsating candied colors, and a glittering cast of characters including harlequins and gamines.

Retro Icons: That Girl

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Before The Mary Tyler Moore Show, before Sex in the City - there was That Girl! The 1966 tv series revolved around actress Ann Marie (Marlo Thomas), struggling to "make it" in New York City. The hit show thrust star Marlo Thomas into the spotlight, and Ann Marie's Mod fashions and 1960s bubble flip hairstyle became just as iconic as her madcap misadventures.

Keep reading as we spotlight Ann Marie's signature fashion looks, favorite beauty products, and more!

Old Hollywood's Beauty Tips: the 40s

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Welcome to the 1940s installment of my Old Hollywood Beauty Tips series! Find out which famous perfume both Rita Hayworth and Merle Oberon loved, how Lena Horne was the original glamour girl to start a cosmetics line, and more!

Books I Read in 2020

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

As the pandemic wears on, I find myself reaching more to books for a much needed break. I read books set in the roaring 20s with glittering Bright Young Things, ornate Rococo palaces housing French royalty, writings on the houses of Dior and Givenchy, and found comfort in the familiar surroundings of childhood favorites, the history of beauty, and more!

Here are some highlights from the 40+ books I read this past year.

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