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A Totally Tubular Tuesday Begins With a Few Fantastic Photo Finds!

Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #1

A carousel vintage capture of culture in photography.
Tumblr and Flickr image promotion and integration, I am digging your abilities more and more with each passing week.

Isn’t this a great photo?

This photo was taken yesterday.

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Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo find #2

Aline Zanella

Photo by Fabio Bartlelt

Criativa Magazine May 2011
Discovered on Trendland.net

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Totally Tubular Tuesday Photo Find #3

The Trifecta

Status: Compete

“Awesome swimwear line (along with some dresses & leggings) by an Australian design team We Are Handsome, who has a love for the beautiful things in life. I’m wanting to visit Australia more and more these days…”

-via Rumors Boutique: Blog Entry, ‘Memoirs’

*Thanks Again, Flickr and Tumblr!*

Your Photo Finds Have Brought Smiles to Minds and Eyes!

Alexandra

Raymond Lee Jewelers

Vintage Inspired Dress Appeal

Nomad cocktail party dress
67 GBP – fashion-conscience.com

Summer day dress
350 GBP – suzannah.com

Christian Louboutin red sole heels
$835 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Black and white sandal
$59 – unique-vintage.com

T.U.K. heel pumps
$45 – endless.com

Dolce Gabbana logo handbag
415 EUR – pret-a-beaute.com

Debut ivory glove
10 GBP – debenhams.com

RUKA floral hair accessory
10,500 JPY – nuan.gr.jp

RUKA floral hair accessory
10,500 JPY – nuan.gr.jp

NARS Lip Gloss – Wonder
$24 – barneys.com

‘Converse ♥ Marimekko’ Make Sweet Sneaker Bliss With Spring 2011 Line of Radical Retro Kicks

Converse ♥ Marimekko

Shot in Helsinki, this short film tells the story of the collaboration between Converse and Finnish textile icon Marimekko. The cinematic portrait celebrates the timeless spirit that both brands are born out of and unveils the story behind the women’s focused Converse x Marimekko Spring 2011 collection. The film’s soundtrack features tracks by Finnish music artists Husky Rescue and Uusi Fantasia.

Not only is the Spring Collection of Classic Converse with a Retro Textile Twist CHUCK-full of awesome patterns and incredible details that have never been featured before in the Converse discography, but the packaging is totally original and creative… A Perfect Package!

Image via: coolhunting.com

americanaclassicvintage.com/blogg

The partnership’s debut collection pairs Converse’s most popular styles—Chuck Taylor All Star High and Ox—with three of the Finnish design house’s signature graphic patterns; Tarha and Pikkusuomu by Annika Rimala, and Kirppu by Maija and Kristina Isola. Converse ♥ Marimekko collection; starting at $75; converse.com Info via ElleDecor.com

elledecor.com: Images Marimekko ❤ Converse Collaboration Collection

About Marimekko:

Marimekko, established in 1951, is a Finnish textile and clothing design company renowned for its original prints and colours. The company designs and manufactures high-quality clothing, interior decoration textiles, bags and other accessories.

Cool Collaboration: Image via coolhunting.com

“This enriching collaboration brings together two brands that both have a distinctive idiom and a unique heritage,” says Marimekko’s creative director, Minna Kemell-Kutvonen. “The two companies have always walked their own path, and we also share the same unpretentious and joyful approach to life.” -via designwear daily

From ‘Helsinki Vintage’: Marimekko’s Design Manager Noora Niinikoski stopped by AMERICANA’s shop for a chat about Converse ♥ Marimekko and the whole heritage trend with American & Finnish brands.  She amusingly recounted a similar adventure in Tallinn to find herself a pair of Estonian All-Stars, which also led her to the same back alley post office.

AmericanaClassicVintage.com/blogg

The first partnership between the iconic companies, the women’s spring collection will feature classic sneakers like the Chuck Taylor paired with Marimekko prints created as far back as the ‘60s by designers including Annika Rimala and Maija Isola.

Pick your perfect pair at websites: Marimekko or Converse

Converse ❤ Marimekko Sneakers

Marimekko will be continuing their business partnerships in the United States The company is also collaborating with Crate & Barrel and have opened an exclusive shop in C&’s SoHo NYC location—offering bags, bed and bath, kitchen, dining, and more.

Our Palm Beach County Vintage Jewelry Neighbor House of Lavande… and Alicia Silverstone’s Son, ‘Bear Blu’

Founded by Jewelry Connoisseur Tracy Smith, House of Lavande is a vintage couture jewelry collection that includes a vast variety of jewelry, accessories and wearable art from throughout the 20th century. Established right here in Palm Beach County, the vintage jewelry collection has been flourishing in popularity over the past five years.

Tracy Smith, Founder of House of Lavande

The fan list of House of Lavande includes many famous faces, celebrities well-known for their signature and stand-out styles. Clients to House of Lavande include, just to name a few…Alicia Silverstone, Lauren Conrad, Jessica Biel, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Ginniger Goodwin and Elizabeth Banks.

Isla Fisher, whom I adore completely, feels the same way about House of Lavande. Here, Isla Fisher wears a Tory Burch  her natural golden red waves with contrasting purple crystal and diamond statement earrings by House of Lavande.

Alicia Silverstone

Alicia Silverstone, new Mother to son Bear Blu (a name that currently has chills running down the spine of sons world-wide, being dubbed by the Blogosphere Inhabitants as ‘The Worst Celebrity Baby Name Ever) is a proud supporter and long-term client of the vintage jewelry collection of House of Lavande. She promotes the wearing vintage jewelry nearly as much as she supports living a strictly vegan lifestyle!

Pictured above, Alicia Silverstone promoted her new book, “The Kind Diet”  in Los Angeles just six weeks ago. Preparing for Motherhood, a pregnant Alicia wore a loose fitting Rebecca Taylor dress, shoes by Aldo and accessories by House of Lavande.

It’s the first child for the Clueless star, 34, and her husband Christopher Jarecki.

“My husband and I welcomed our 7 lb 15 oz baby boy Bear Blu Jarecki into the world on May 5 at 7:50 a.m. We are all three in love,” she wrote. “I’m so grateful to this community for all the love, support, good wishes and happy vibes you’ve sent me during my pregnancy… it has been wonderful. Thank you all!”

1960's K.J.L Purple and Turquoise Earrings

1950's Nettie Rosenstein Turquoise Necklace

The pieces carried by House of Lavande in their extensive collection of various designers and time periods spans the many renowned decades of fashion, featuring distinctive pieces from famous designers such as Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli, Kenneth Jay Lane, Yves St. Laurent and Christian Dior.

From top to bottom:
Victorian Chanel set buckle bracelet $1,148.
Unsigned gold filled bangle $648.
Victorian thick clear chanel set bracelet $1,148.
KJL clamper cuff $2,498.
Unsigned gold filled bangle $448.

… Oh won’t you be my neighbor 🙂

-Alexandra at Raymond Lee Jewelers, Palm Beach County Jewelers, Florida

Old Hollywood Glam, Complements of TheBeautyDepartment.com!

A Video Tutorial to Vintage Touches, Complements of:  TheBeautyDepartment.com: Old Hollywood Glam

Here’s a simple way to get a vintage inspired look. Eventually we’ll be going into more advanced looks, but some of you may have never tried this look before and we don’t want to scare you off! Pair this video with the “Hint of Vintage” photo tutorial for the ultimate loveliness!

Tools: Foundation, foundation brush or sponge, translucent powder or light-weight powder, blush brush, bronzer, black liquid liner, black mascara, red lipstick

•      Start by applying an even layer of foundation to your face being sure to cover any redness, blemishes or dark circles.

•      Lightly dust your face with powder for a velvety finish.

•      Comb through your brows and fill them in using a brown pencil one shade darker than your natural color.

•      Sweep bronzing powder starting directly under your cheekbones, across your hair line and under your jaw line.

•      Now apply black liquid liner to your lids and extend the line beyond the corner of your eye for added drama.

•      Next apply two coats of black mascara.

•      To complete the look, apply red lipstick.

Win a Vintage Lace Maxidress from Vintage Space

Thanks to Vintage Space we have this authentic 70s vintage lace dress to give away.

Vintage Lace Maxidress Giveaway by Vintage Space

Vintage Lace Maxidress Giveaway by Vintage Space

The beauty of a vintage piece is that it’s usually one of a kind. You have those glorious moments where someone says to you “amazing dress – where is it from?” and you get to disappoint them by saying “oh, it’s vintage” (i.e. you’ll never find one like it)!

The trouble with hunting down great vintage clothing in the age of the Internet though is that there’s actually too much. It’s hard to filter through the junk and find the gems – that’s when you need to seek out those high quality stores that only stock the best time and again, so you know where to head back to for your vintage fix.

Vintage Space is one of those stores.

With the clothing and accessories vivid with vintage nostalgia by Vintage Space, those of us who adore the look of a tiered, long skirt with layers of top lace falling whimsically down our back, chest and shoulders can keep our personal styles well-maintained. For that, Vintage Space, we thank you! 

This one-of-a-kind immaculately cut vintage lace dress will be part of a giveaway, made possible by Fashionising.com and Vintage Space.

Wear it with angelic innocence, or a big floppy hat for 70s hippy appeal.

“Begin at the beginning and go until you have come to the end…..then stop.”

You may be wondering what the above quote has to do with jewelry.  I can honestly say absolutely nothing.  However, the quote does come from one of my favorite novels I enjoyed as both a child and an adult.  It is spoken by the King of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s beloved novel Alice in Wonderland.  Recently director Tim Burton’s reinterpretation of the story of a young girl fallen down the rabbit hole has captivated the imagination of the young and the old alike.  The original story was published just at the beginning of the Victorian era.

Fashion as we all know is cyclical, while designs of the late 20th century have been revived the earlier years had been somewhat ignored until recent years.  While previously the Victorian era had been ignored our recent economy has made us revisit our values. Our call for “change” has inspired fashion to look back to another period where change dominated.  It was the peak of the Industrial Revolution and societies were adapting to new technologies.

Sunday night’s Academy Awards saw the emergence of the NeoVictorian era of fashion.  The women of Hollywood simply glowed in simple elegance.  The “less is more” philosophy was in full swing.  The bodices of gowns embroidered with beads in patterns inspired by nature. Colors were soft and muted.  Neutral colored gowns allowed for the jewelry to shine.

One of the most surprising glamour elements of the night had to have been the hairstyles.  Hair was sleek, soft, side swept, and sparkling.  Diamond jewelry was repurposed to accent the top of the head.  We saw broaches as accents on the side of the head.  Bracelets were wrapped around sections of hair for a dramatic look. Julia looks decadent demonstrating this simple yet stunning look.

As wedding, graduation, and prom season approaches think about adding some sparkle to your look.  Come in and see how we can help you create a look of your very own.  It would also make a dramatic gift as well for that special someone to step out onto their personal Hollywood moment.   Until next time, stay fabulous.

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