RED RABBIT

Jane and I have been trying to take advantage of some of this amazing fall light.  This was taken just about an hour before it was pitch black. Wearing rabbit fur from Laced with Romance–a vintage find in Austin.  Hysteric Glamour jeans that are now in desperate need of repair, Kate Spade shoes, and vintage cashmere sweater.

SHINY JEANS

I went jean shopping  this week, and loved all of the shiny metallic jeans that are out now.   I tried Rich and Skinny jeans for the first time.  (I really don’t like the name, so I would never try them)  They actually have an amazing fit, and I highly recommend them. I’m wearing the Rich and Skinny metallic jeans–I would post a link, but I cannot find them anywhere on line.  I got mine at Nieman’s.  Here is another really cute pair. I love the finish! Worn with Balenciaga leather jacket and Kelly Wearstler scarf, and Ray Ban sunglasses.

TEDDY

Remember a while back I was going to do a great DIY project?  Well, it was a total flop–so here is a new one, better late than never.  Here are the steps. 1)I took an old brown 100% wool blanket, and washed and dried it to get all of the shrinkage out and make the fibers really tight. 2)  I made by pattern on newspaper–you can make anything.  Bears, rabbits, dogs. 3)  Before I put the bear pieces together, I sewed the face.  I used the satin stitch on my machine, but you can do it by hand too. 4) …

PURPLE FUR

For some reason, I can’t stop wearing this vintage tux shirt found on the way to Austin last month.  I love the exaggerated collar.  Also wearing vintage sheared lavender coat purchased at Big Bertha’s in Austin.  Gifted Judith Leiber sunglasses. Cute bakelite dog pin. I love these Kate Spade shoes.  They are many, many years old, and I will cry when they completely fall apart. I have really been into my pointy shoes lately–anyone else?  I wish that designers would make more pretty fabric shoes with pointy toes, I can never seem to find them. Below are some of my …

THIS LOOK

When Hanneli posted this outfit last week, I swooned.  Such tailored perfection!  I did some on line shopping and was able to recreate it almost to the tee.  It’s getting colder, so I added a little boot by Giuseppe for more coverage instead of sandals.  Click on the picture to get the links below. Vince White Turtleneck Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Boots Plum Skinny Jeans by Rag and Bone Acne Wool Crepe Top        

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Click image for more amazing vintage Halloween pictures, from the book Haunted Air.  

FAVORITE SHOES

Just wanted to share this picture of my favorite shoes.  That’s all I have today, sorry.  I’m helping Jane on a big project, I’ll be back soon!  Here are my top Miu Miu picks on Yoox!! Miu Miu Ankle Boots Miu Miu Cape Miu Miu Gloves Miu Miu Leather Jacket

NEW THINGS ON THE SITE

 Just listed some new things on the site.    This little satin panther purse is so cute! Lots of new necklaces too!  Have a look.

BATHROOM

Pictures of my bathroom.  This was the most ambitious renovation project that I have tackled in my house.  I wish I had before pictures.  It had so many leaks, you could literally smell the walls rotting.     We took the entire room down to the studs, and even ripped the ceiling out.  It was a huge mess! I used soapstone for the new counters, and the walls are plaster. We made a nice walk in shower where the bathtub used to be.  The bathtub was in the shape of a giant clam shell, and it was only 11 inches …

CHANTERELLE TACOS

 From Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson.  Heidi’s recipe can be found here.    (do try and find the thinnest tortillas you possibly can, mine were too thick)  Her cook book is full of great recipes and inspiring photography. I also made a version of a rice pilaf that I’ve made most of my adult life.  I love this recipe, and the onions and garlic make the house smell yummy.  It pairs great with mexican fare. RICE PILAF WITH CORN 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil 1 cup long grain rice 1/3 cup of finely diced onion ( I …