Monday, November 30, 2009

November Girl.

This gal is one of a kind and a jack of all trades. We met at my brief stint at American Apparel on Broadway!! not only is she pretty she is witty!

May I introduce!

Name: Amanda Valentine

Interests .... for pay: designing clothing and jewelry, wardrobe styling and waiting tables!
for free: running, thrifting, playing bass, and collecting skulls and black swans.

How Long Have You Lived in Nashville? almost 3 and a half years!

Favorite Nashville Spot? When on I-24 west, about to exit Shelby to get into East Nashville, I look to the left, I see a junk yard in front of the Nashville skyline. It's gorgeous. It's smashed cars against our weird buildings.

Favorite Nashvillian living or dead?
Michael W. Smith

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Gemma Taccogna

Gemma Taccongna was a Papier Mache artist beginning in the 1960s. She began her career in Mexico revolutionizing the papier mache technique! She was the first to start the papier mache dolly head that is now extremely hard to find, and collected by Nina Ricci, Queen Elizabeth and so many more notables.
I was ecstatic to find a 1966 McCalls Needlework & Crafts magazine at the Goodwill Outlet yesterday! I was even more ecstatic to see that there is a tutorial on how to make papier-mâché dolly heads instructed by Gemma herself!! Another collector of her work is Anna Sui. Anna Sui began making her dolls in the late 60s, I wonder if she learned her formula from this very magazine?? I cannot wait to begin making a collection of them just like hers!!! I drool every time I walk into her NYC store, every square inch is full of the most amazing dolly heads!!! I want them all!!

Friday, November 27, 2009


For all of you brave souls, today is the day to SHOP!!
Consumerism at it's finest in the good ole U>S>of A!!

I will be working at UAL tomorrow, let me tell you, half the store is marked down!!!
Serious deals yall! Also, for more deals hit up Betsey Johnson in the Green Hills mall.
40% off the entire store through the weekend!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone has a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kiss the cook!

I know all you ladies are getting your cook on probably starting tomorrow! Why not make your Thanksgiving a fashionable one by wearing a rockin apron!! It makes the perfect, most functional accessory to your Thanksgiving getup!

I have started a collection of vintage aprons, I have one that is so sexy it would make a man blush...ooh la la!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Parlour's Pick.

I'm stoked about this pick of the week! I will be adding these fabulous vintage YSL frames to my stock of already fabulous sunglasses and glasses frames!!!
If you want them, come and get em!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New York Couture

I love reading the dailies, one of the greatest perks of working at UAL is we have a subscription to WWD, thank goodness, because it is a hefty $109 per year to subscribe. I discovered the brand New York Couture while perusing the pages one day. I love their daring costume inspired style!! While most of their gear is a bit over the top, they do have some incredible Gaga Esque pieces that could transform you from bland to bangin!!

check em out

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fashion After Dark.

If you live in Nashville, I am sure you have heard about Fashion After Dark. Lemme break it down for you. Fashion After Dark was created by Elizabeth Scokin and Lexus of Nashville. It is a fashion show + benefit for the Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation. If you haven't received and invitation or you are broke, you aren't getting in to this event. Tickets for a front row seat are $350...standing room is $75...Yikes. I Never thought I would use this term but here goes;I am a recessionista and I simply cannot justify paying that much for a fashion show ticket at this point in my stature. However, if you are lucky enough to be able to pay said price or just so happen to work for a company that is willing to pay for your ticket this is a must attend!!

For the rest of us "recessionistas" we are in luck because Shopping Night Out, is going on all of next week. Participating boutiques in Nashville will be hosting events and promotions to better suit our budgets. check

Thursday, November 19, 2009

All I want for Christmas..

is this adorable Dolly butter dish from Anthropologie...hint hint ;)

Parlour's Pick

Starting today, Parlour Vintage Clothing will feature a vintage pick of the week!
This week's pick is a deadstock vintage Kodeck Fiberfill Quilted skirt. Apparently, Kodack film did a line of clothing in the 70s. This piece still has the tags on it!
Too Cool!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Nashville Native, pop princess is playing 12th and Porter tonight...go check her out.

14 12th Ave
Nashville, TN 37203-3605
(615) 254-7236

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A hair affair

What a fashionable week for Nashville! Last night was the Fanny's Frocks party, it went so deliciously well! Tonight is the first night of "Fashion After Dark." Nashville boutiques will be open and promoting the event which happens this Saturday night. The first promotion starts today at Michelle Vanderpoole salon. They are doing free with donation Loreal deep conditioning treatments for your hair! Book fast as she has flown the treatments in from Paris, and are apparently the best for your hair!!!

2916 West End Avenue
Tennessee 37203-1316

Monday, November 16, 2009

Fancy Frocks @ Fanny's Frocks

Come out and get yourself a vintage party dress or two for your Holiday Occasions...

See Flyer below for details...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Fanny's Frocks!

Come out on Monday! It is going to be a blast and a half!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Twilight Visions.

Hey Nashville! If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, go check out "Twilight Visions,Surrealism,photography and Paris" at the Frist Museum.

for more information click HERE

Friday, November 13, 2009


My favorite number is 25! And what an honor to have 25 dedicated readers!
In honor of you guys I am going to list my top 25 favorite things!

These are a few of my favorite things.

1. The City
2. Touche Eclat
3. Shopping at Goodwill
4. Leather hot pants
5. Anna Sui boutique NYC
6. Vacations in Italy
7. Ziggy Stardust
8. The Strokes
9. Pistachio Ice Cream
10. Chanel red lipstick
11. Stripper Shoes
12. Glitter
13. Irina Lazareanu
14. Meryl Streep
15. Stefano Pilati for YSL
16. Self Service Magazine
17. KT Auleta Photography
18. Wacky Sunglasses
19. Cinnamon Bears
20. Prince
21. Biba
22. Eating Caviar
23. Pete Doherty and Kate Moss
24. Anchovy Pizza
25.Kate Moss and Pete Doherty as a couple.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

CMA gowns.

Here are some great looks from the CMA's last night. Faith Hill took the prize for the classiest look as far as I am concerned