Monday, May 31, 2010

May Girl.

This gal is my new pal! She is a very classy broad with the most gorgeous hair of anyone I know...Here she is.

Name: Naomi Cox

Interests: I collect fun things: movies, music, grandma type vintage trinkets, clothes, people, stray dogs, anything Disney...the list goes on. cooking, pictures, walks, and Black Baby/Bravo Max (gotta represent)

How long have you lived in Nashville? since 7th grade..whats that...10 years...ugh i mean 16 years. Cant seem to leave!!

Favorite Nashville spot: Among the many are Centennial Park, Melrose Pool Hall, and Sweet CiCi's yummyness

Favorite Nashvillian living or dead: i wanna say Jack White because he is the best..but i also wanna say my sister Chelsea cause she makes me laugh so hard and my other sister Anna if it was a question about hard to decide

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend Sale!

Hit up Parlour Vintage Clothing @ The Gaslamp Antique Mall
and receive 15% off every item in the booth

hurry this lasts today through Sunday!!

100 Powell Place
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204
booth #220


Trash Humpers Screening tonight @ Belcourt

Harmony Korine's latest film is screening tonight at the Belcourt.
There will be a Q&A with Korine following the film.

for more info click HERE

Thursday, May 27, 2010

A Cyndi Story.

While working for Betsey Johnson in NYC I had the great pleasure of working with/dressing some of the most amazing people. One of my most notable clients was Cyndi Lauper! I dressed her for several appearances, before she took on a full time stylist. There is no denying, this woman knows what she wants. From the moment she walked into the door, I would have to take a deep breath just to prepare myself for her energy. It was a great energy! She is very precise with pattern and color and what registers on film and what does not, it was truly inspiring. My favorite memory of her, was dressing her for a television appearance the year she released her "Bring ya to the Brink" album. I was showing her a pair of espadrilles to wear with this amazing red dress (which I own ;) she asked me if I thought the shoes would look good with bakelite jewelry? She proceeded to tell me that she had a collection of Bakelite jewelry explaining each piece! I then had to ask the burning question. Do you still have all of your Stage Wear from the 80s? She replied with an enthusiastic "YES" apparently she has an entire archive of all of her clothes. Thus began my obsession with archiving my vintage and designer pieces.

Another great memory was dressing her for yet another televised appearance. A young lady was in the fitting room trying on dresses for prom. The young girl came out in a fantastic cupcake style, then immediately tried on a simple pencil cut. Cyndi was very proactive in giving her advice the whole time she was trying on these dresses. She insisted that the young lady get the cupcake dress because it was more special after all, it was her prom. The young lady politely smiled and brushed her off. Cyndi looked at me, and laughingly said, I don't, do you think? she knows who I...NAH. We both had a giggle. Needless to say the girl bought the boring dress over the cupcake. Clearly not a lady of the 80s...because if Cyndi was helping me pick out my prom dress, You better believe I would buy the one she told me to. :)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Parlour's Passups.

I loved this paisley block print but the cut was hideous.

this dainty little floral print caught my eye because it reminded me of a Celia Birtwell print, the fabric was itchy though.

and lastly, this Pucci esque print was divine, but the shirt had too many ripped seams to repair, and I am too lazy to repair them :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nashville darlings!

If you haven't picked up your June issue of American Vogue go get it now! In the vein of Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, or perhaps Loretta Lynn and Doolittle. Nashvillians will be excited to see that the new King and Queen of our fair city, Karen Elson and Jack White grace the pages.
It is the first time they have ever agreed to pose together, and who better to shoot it than Annie Leibovitz? The editorial was shot in Nashville and it is just gorgeous!

Karen Elson's album "The Ghost who Walks" releases this Tuesday.
Catch her this Monday at Third Man records for a free concert with her band
Show starts at 6pm
623 7th Ave. S.)
Event is Free

or on Wednesday
for an
acoustic set and signing at Grimey's New and Preloved Music
(1604 8th Ave. S.), also at 6 p.m., free and all ages.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Parlour's Pick

This season is all about PVC, Parlour Vintage Clothing and Polyvinyl Chloride! Check out the Sonia Rykiel and Prada collections they showed amazing PVC accessories for Spring/Summer 2010!

Parlour scouted these fabulous size 6 pvc heels!
PVC panels and big bows on the front! Is their anything more current and cute??

You can find them at
Gaslamp Antique Mall

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Newly listed!

Love this adorable asymmetric disco top!!

Just listed on

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Parlour's Pass Ups.

Loved the colors in the floral print, the shirt was just yucky.

I really should have just bought the shell print top, but the cut was horribly boxy

and lastly, this print floored me, but the shirt had the most horrendous pit stains...booo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Dior Resort

look at all of these gorgeous dresses!

Guy Aroch

In love with these photos by Guy Aroch. He has fast become one of my favorite photographers.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Shopping!

Unloaded some pretty rad stuff at the Gaslamp Mall yesterday!!

Might wanna make that on your shopping route today ;)

Happy Shopping!!

Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell Place
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Anna Sui Chronicles.

My favorite hippie designer, Anna Sui is releasing a retrospective of her career. Apparently, Jack White has written the foreword.

Do you have any idea how excited I am about this? I will be buying this book!!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Parlour's Pass Ups.

last week was budget will not allow week.

I passed up this amazing Pierrot doll, why? because as much as I want another one, I don't need another one. even if it is $5.99

The second item was this adorable floral on houndstooth printed top...except it was the kind of cut my great grandmother her soul.

Lastly, and most regrettably was this gorgeous Anna Sui top from Anthropologie.
Now, I was not buying for the shop, it would have been for myself. However, as much as I adore Anna Sui, I cannot justify spending $75 on one top these days.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

Love these size 8 California Magdesian PVC slingbacks! Super cute star burst motif looks very Chanel!!
the perfect shoe for summer!

Find them at
Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell Place
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204

Monday, May 10, 2010

Anna Plunkett

I have fallen in love with Australian designer Anna Plunkett's colorful collections.

here is her bio

It takes a lot of courage to turn down an internship with John Galliano but that’s exactly what Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales did to pursue the dream of Romance Was Born.

Plunkett and Sales became friends while studying at East Sydney Technical College and attended The Fourth International Support Awards in Italy where they turned Galliano down.

Instead they pursued their love of kitsch and creativity gaining the attention of the fashion media at Australian Fashion Week in 2008.

* In 2008 they produced a capsule collection for retail giant Sportsgirl.
* Romance Was Born won the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Award in 2008. “We are bold and innovative in the way we design, so it’s good to know people can appreciate it,” Plunkett says.
* At Australian Fashion Week in 2009 they held an ocean themed collection at the Sydney Theatre Company’s wharf.
* Myf Shepherd appeared on the cover of Vogue Australia, July 2009 in their designs.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mommy's Day.

Penelope Tree with sister Frances Fitzgerald and mother Marietta Peabody Tree

Photo courtesy of Life Magazine

Friday, May 7, 2010

Parlour Vintage Clothing NOW ONLINE!!

Ladies of the World Wide Web is LAUNCHED!!

New items added weekly

Check it out here

this masterpiece of a website was created by

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Home Improvements.

It has been 9 months since we moved into our new house! the renovation process has been a bit slow moving, so I have decided I am going to do a better job of tracking my progress with our home improvements. Here is one of my first projects.

Danny's mom gave us these ultra cool modern dining chairs. I wasn't too psyched on the color so I decided to paint them a dark brown. We don't have a dining table yet, but the possibilities are limitless with this color...don't you think?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Costume Institute.

As the photos of the the Met Gala fashionables trickle onto the web, I picked up this video of the actual Costume Institute exhibit. Take a look at all of these gorgeous pieces of American fashion from the late 1800s to the early 1900s

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Flood.

It has been a crazy few days for Nashville. Much of our city is underwater and many people have lost their homes and belongings. to get help or lend a helping hand here are a few organizations that are doing their best to help Nashvillians get back on their feet.

* Community Hotline
Metro Nashville has a hotline for people needing non-emergency assistance. The Community Hotline Number is (615) 862-8574. In case of an emergency, residents should call 9-1-1.

* Hands On Nashville
Hands On Nashville is enlisting flood volunteers and will reach out to registered volunteers as needed. You can register online at

* Second Harvest Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank is continuing to provide a central distribution center for companies, groups, and individuals to help provide food for Middle Tennessee's hungry. You can sign up to volunteer and/or make a donation online at

* Middle Tennessee Red Cross
Middle Tennessee Red Cross is continuing to garner financial support to continue providing relief to victims of local disaster flooding. For those who have been displaced or need help you can contact the Red Cross - there is also a listing of local shelters on their website. Folks wishing to donate can do so online at

* Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has activated its Metro Nashville Disaster Response Fund to help to those affected by the floods.They have also activated Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to support relief beyond Davidson County.You can donate to either fund online at

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video by Michael Deppisch

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Parlour's Pick.

This flutter sleeve 70s maxi is super cute! The pictures do it no justice. The lightweight breezy fabric makes it the perfect summer dress!

Find it at
Gaslamp Antique Mall
100 Powell Place
Suite 200
Nashville, TN 37204