Monday, January 31, 2011

Parlour's Pick

I absolutely adore this kimono sleeve dress!!

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Vintage Affair TONIGHT!!!

Tonight is the Fourth Annual "A Vintage Affair" Runway and Wine Event Raising Funds for Women’s and Children’s Charities

This year there will be a special runway tribute show to Johnny and June Carter Cash. featuring the vintage collections of June Carter Cash and Johnny’s favorite “man in black” designer, Manuel!

Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided by local restaurants accompanied by a special music performance.

Radio and talk show diva Jane Ellen will host the event.

WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 29th

6:30 p.m. – cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and Informal Trunk show

8 p.m. – runway show

WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, Jamison Hall | 230 Franklin Road Franklin, TN 37064

For additional information visit or 615-351-8165

at or by calling 615-351-8165.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Get your sewing machines ready Nashville!!

because today marks the launch of the 2nd annual nD Festival!
Here's the deets...

*The Belcourt theater is hosting a competition in search of Nashville's most promising emerging Fashion Designer

*The Designer must fuse his/her designs with a movie about the road, being on the road etc. as the theme of their collection.

*The winner of the competition will show 10 complete looks at The nD Festival in September 2011 at the Belcourt alongside two nationally known designers. Judges include Harper Bazaar magazine's Laura Brown, who appears as a judge on Bravo TV's "The Fashion Show."

Help our nD Festival co-chairs Libby Callaway and Holly Bryant get the word out there

for more information on entry guidelines please visit

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dior Couture 2011 A Salute.

I am obsessed with the Dior Couture collection 2011
John Galliano's salute to illustrator René Gruau (fashion illustrator for Dior in the 1940s) is spot on!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I not only have a love affair with vintage clothing I also have a love affair with vintage books. One of my favorites is a first edition copy of "Grapefruit" By Yoko Ono The book is filled with illustrations and Yokoisms.
Here is one that I use in daily life.

"Think of a piece you lost, look for it in your closet"


Monday, January 24, 2011

Parlour's Pick

I'm not sure it gets any cooler than this Bart Simpson denim bomber!!!

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Opening today: William Eggleston at the Frist Museum

William Eggleston: Anointing the Overlooked brings together more than 50 photographs made by the Memphis, Tenn., resident who is one of the most influential artists of his generation. The exhibition includes iconic images from the early 1970s, important portfolios held in the Memphis Brooks collection as well as the rarely seen 21st Century Photographs.

William Eggleston was a key figure in charting a new course for color photography. Prior to his first exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (New York) in 1976, fine art photography was typically black and white, while color photography was used commercially. By not censoring, rarely editing and photographing the seemingly banal, Eggleston reminds us of the inherently democratic uses of and wide-spread access to photography. His images are psychologically complex, yet structurally quotidian, drawing attention to the power and beauty of the overlooked. Eggleston’s work has influenced subsequent generations of fine art photographers and contemporary artists. The exhibition is organized for the Frist Center for the Visual Arts by Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D., Frist Center executive director and CEO.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Nashville Grammy Nominee Party

Last night Danny and I went to the Nashville Grammy Nominee party!
Here are some pics of us goofing off, yet taking ourselves very seriously :)

Opera Coat: vintage thrifted
Dress by: Jonathan Saunders
Necklace: YSL
clutch: Betsey Johnson

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Laurel Burch

Last week I happened upon some of the greatest pieces of Laurel Burch earrings. I have always been a fan of her wacky cats and brilliant color schemes. I really dig some of her work as some of it has a very psychedelic aesthetic. Here is her story.

Laurel Burch (December 31, 1945 – September 13, 2007) was an American artist, designer and businesswoman.
As a 20-year-old single mother she found metal in junkyards to hammer into jewelry to support her two children, and went on to launch her business, now called Laurel Burch Artworks, in the late 1960s with the help of a small staff that worked out of her house. She began making paintings and was commissioned by restaurants, businesses and private collectors. "I found metal in a junkyard and hammered it out on the back of an old frying pan", she stated during an interview with the Marin Independent Journal in 2005.
Burch designed, among other things, beads, jewelry, paintings, T-shirts, scarves, coffee mugs and tote bags, but 90% of her designs derived from her original paintings.
She began making jewelry and selling it on the streets of San Francisco from tackle boxes. Some local stores began stocking her creations, and a businessman, Shashi Singapuri, took samples of her work to China. She went to China in 1971 and discovered cloisonné, a kind of enamel work, with which she designed paintings and had the designs made into earrings.
With Mr. Singapuri's financial backing manufacturing began. Burch went on to work on cast metals and wood, and to include spinoff products on paper, porcelain and fabric. In 1979 she split with Singapuri, and started Laurel Burch Inc. She was president and chief designer. In the 1990s she licensed her designs to a dozen or so companies that now make and distribute her creations worldwide.

information courtesy of Wikipedia

Monday, January 17, 2011

Parlour's Pick!

Looking very forward to Spring. And frolicking in 1940s frocks like this one!

Find it

Golden Globe Gowns.

It seems as though green was the winning color for Golden Globe Gowns last night!
These are among my favorite

Saturday, January 15, 2011

These are a few of my Favorite Spring

Spring is all about vibrant color and sexy silhouette, here are a few of my fave highbrow and lowbrow choices for the season!

1. Fendi Spring 2011
2.Marc Jacobs Spring 2011
3. Necklace Forever 21
4. Prada Spring 2011
5. Opening Ceremony Spring 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work

I recently came across a photo of Warhol "It Girl" Edie Sedgwick dancing to my father's band "The Rascals" in 1965. At the beginning of my dad's career, they had a residency at a venue on Long Island called the barge, that was literally a barge. Edie was invited to dance for the band for a piece in Life magazine focusing on her life and fascinating existence.
The shot was taken by Warhol pal photographer Fred Eberstadt.

I found it very exciting and coincidental that the Frist Center is hosting an exhibit, this summer, called "Music and Dancing in Andy Warhol's Work" SO EXCITED!!!

Here is the scoop!

Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work
June 24–Sept. 11, 2011
Ingram Gallery

Over the course of his meteoric career, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) used the medium of music to transform himself from fan to record album designer, producer, celebrity night-clubber and rock impresario. Warhol Live presents a comprehensive exploration of the artist’s work as experienced through the lens of music and dance. This exhibition juxtaposes major pieces (Elvis, Marilyn, Liza Minnelli, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Debbie Harry, the Self-portraits and the Campbell's Soup Cans) with lesser-known works inspired by music and the performing arts (album covers, illustrations, photos and Polaroids), along with films and sound recordings, which provide a visual and aural score to Warhol’s extraordinary work and life. The exhibition includes nearly 300 works, including objects and documents from the artist’s personal archives.

Warhol Live: Music and Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work is produced by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in partnership with The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Parlour's Pass Ups

Last week was a fabulous week for treasure hunting. Not too many items passed up as many people are donating to ready themselves for taxes...I found the most amazing things, here are the few that I didn't grab
1. I love this peony print. the dress was too frumpy
2. Atomic age maternity wear
3. Daisy prints rock, not on house dresses though
4. polyester yuckiness
5. crepe, gardening print...should have bought it
6. great print cut was way too 90s
7. Mid Century design, itchy fabric
8. Boy scout print! too bad it was a sleeping bag.
9. Cutest Mickey and Minnie print...hideous vest