Saturday, October 31, 2009

October Girl.

Stephanie is the modern day Bunny Yeager of pinup photography!!! You may know her work from being featured at "Venus and Mars The Showroom" I am happy to say that Stephanie is a new friend of mine. We met for lunch for the first time not too long ago, and hit it off so well that we sat and talked for almost 3 hours...

May I introduce October Girl..

Name: Stephanie Saujon
Interests: Photographing people and places, constant travel, reading bewitching novels, cooking up a storm, hula hooping, burlesque, vintage everything, and cuddling with my hilarious Scottie dogs.
How Long Have You Lived in Nashville: 4 years. Born and raised in Middle Tennessee.
Favorite Nashville Spot: Venus & Mars: The Showroom. It's my idea of heaven. :)
Favorite Nashvillian living or dead: Dolly Parton! She is a legend and an icon, and gorgeous to boot!

to check out her photography go to La Photographie

Friday, October 30, 2009

Its Friday Night...Do you know what your costume is?

Venus and Mars The Showroom is having a pre-Halloween costume party tonight "Peer Through The Looking Glass"
Patterson House is providing the liquor...It's gonna be a party party!!

for tickets and info go to

7:00pm - 11:00pm
2009 Belmont Blvd Nashville

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The 30th Annual Belmont Mansion Fashion Show

Tonight The Belmont Mansion hosts their 30th annual Fashion Show. The show is sponsored by Posh Boutique and designer Abi Ferrin will show her fall collection. I will be covering the event so stay tuned for an update.

Nashville Skyline...

So, I have finally revamped Bits and Baubles. I wanted to go with something a bit more ethereal and dreamy... closer to the vibe of my personal style. The new image is a collage of a picture that I found of Twiggy in the 70s mixed with images of crystals and Geodes from a vintage book about Crystals and minerals. How does it relate to Nashville you ask?

I found a crystal in the book that closely resembles downtown Nashville's Batman Building ...VOILA!!!

(if anyone knows the photographer of this image please let me know)


I am obsessed with Samantha Pleet's Angel Wing Sweater! I must have one...

photo:Jacqueline De Milia

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kaviar Gauche

The first time I spotted a Kaviar Gauche bag was in the elevator of my old apartment building in NY. This very eccentric lady that lived in my building was carrying it, and let me tell you guys it was the most amazing bag I have ever seen...words cannot describe. I had forgotten all about Kaviar Gauche until recently, I was reading British Elle and apparently Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine wears a lot of pieces from their collection, which by the way also includes a clothing line. They are not a highly publicized label which makes it all the more appealing. While everyone else carries their Louis Vuittons, you can carry your Kaviar Gauche ;)

Kaviar Gauche is based out of Berlin to check out more of their collection go to Kaviar

Monday, October 26, 2009

A fistful of faces.

I have recenlty developed a new obsession with collecting face rings. I have two noveau lady face rings now and check out what I just won on ebay! my very own Mohatma Ghandi ring!

p.s. Bits and Baubles is undergoing a few changes, pardon me if my posts are fewer and the blog looks bare.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Flea Market day 2!!

There are so many great things to find!

Come out and shop!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009


The lovely ladies of Music City Burlesque are performing at the Belcourt!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Show Stoppers.

I've just died and gone to Betsey heaven! I just went to and saw that she has posted every fashion show from 1979-1989!! As an avid collector of Betsey Johnson vintage this is like finding gold!!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Body movin.

Is there anything cooler than an asymmetric bodysuit!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Glam bam thank you mam!

As of yesterday, I am a freelance makeup artist for MAC cosmetics! In honor of my new title I decided to post my favorite look for Spring 2010! Christian Dior by Pat McGrath!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Drafting a Muse

I picked up the fall/winter Muse magazine yesterday! and was psyched to discover Cedric Rivrain's illustrations of Natasha Poly. His work and detail is incredible!! They remind me so much of the illustrations of Sarah Moon, which I have posted about and am totally obsessed with! I was double psyched when I found a Margaret Keane print and Sarah Moon style print yesterday at Goodwill...I'll post those pics up soon.

illustrations by Cedric Rivrain

Saturday, October 17, 2009


I love how this season's Lula Magazine features so much about Nashville and TN in general! It is great that Nashville is finally on the map of places to go!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Home Plate.

The Kings of Leon play the Sommet Center tonight, Welcome Home Boys!!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Robert Mayne

I love these shots of London teenagers shot by Robert Mayne. Timeless style don't you agree??

all photos courtesy of Robert Mayne.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Get it all at Goodwill.

Goodwill is my jam! I remember shopping Goodwill in high school and being laughed at. Now Goodwill is everyone's second home, go figs. I was very pleased to hear that M.I.A wore a suit from Goodwill to meet with Anna Wintour yesterday. I admire the audacity, and I don't give a shit tude this lady wears. While most people would think doing something like this is passe' I have no doubt in my mind that this suit was probably Super Stylin!! While we're on the subject, I have found a total of 4 really amazing Dior Suits in mint condition at Goodwill that would surely gain the favor of Anna W. Oh and this Dior robe (picture above) that I found today for a total of $2 (green tags are 50% off this week) see for yourself the tags still on it!!

On the same token, a friend of mine recently got married. She told me the story of her wedding gown. It is a 100 year old perfectly preserved, gorgeous Victorian lace gown, from...Guess Where?? GOODWILL!!!

Just Sayin..

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Viv Albertine!

Can I tell you what I am stoked about? I was reading in last weeks Nashville Scene that ex Slits guitarist Viv Albertine is playing THE END on tonight! I had to read it twice to believe that she was actually making a stop in Nashville, and at THE END no less.

The End
doors 9pm

The Journey of Natty Gann

Ok Don't lie you totally wanted to be Natty Gann when you were a little girl, I still love the newsboy style she pulled off so well in this film. When I was a kid, I was always fascinated by the androgynous actress Merdith Salenger, who just so happens to be a pretty bodacious babe in real life.

Monday, October 12, 2009


So my twin is playing the Mercy Lounge tonight! The show is a group of artists for the 8 off 8th concert series. Talk boxin mad spitting, you don't want to miss this Showdown!!

check em out here SHADES OF GREY

Mercy Lounge 9pm
and hey it's FREE!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

13 Most Beautiful...Andy Warhol's Screen tests.

I just recently watched this film. It is relatively boring other than the fact that Edie Sedgewick, Jane Holzer and Nico are strikingly beautiful on camera.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Meow Meow for Miu Miu.

Miu Miu showed the greatest collection! Cat prints galore, I love a good print and my favorite animal is a cat! So I think I am going to need every single piece of this print.