Her catwalk is the sidewalk.
Her catwalk is the sidewalk.

Posts from — December 2012

Dancing & Prancing

Giddy-up jingle horse, pick up your feet
Jingle around the clock
Mix and a-mingle in the jinglin’ feet
That’s the jingle bell rock…” ~Jingle Bell Rock

These jingle-bell beauties were made for dancing & prancing and jingling around the clock ~ and perfect for Joanie and Trudy’s conga-line kicks! Pretties, meet my current lust-have: the Jingle Bell Dolly. So in case you’re reading this, Santa…

“The right shoe can change your life.” ~Cinderella


December 23, 2012   No Comments

Jean Machine

Need a little last-minute holiday gift inspiration? This vintage ad reminds us that “Designer Denim jackets are not only for women and children. Men and teenage boys like to be fashionable, too!”

All you need is a jean jacket, your glue gun & glitter ~ throw in some designer metallic paint and craft chain for good measure ~ and your holiday shopping is complete! This is guaranteed to be the gift that keeps on giving. Doesn’t this teen look positively thrilled to be wearing his fancy bedazzled denim jacket? Lay down the boogie, and play that funky music.


December 20, 2012   No Comments

Fashion Is Not For Sissies

Goodbye Kors, Hello Posen!

Yes, Zac Posen is poised to replace Project Runway judge Michael Kors in Season 11 ~ and I love Zac ~ but I confess I’ll miss Michael’s sartorially sarcastic one-liners. In my eyes, nothing compares to Tim and Nina’s on-point (and less snarky) fashion insights ~ but MK’s unapologetic quips are pretty priceless.

So in honor of his departure, let’s have a strut down memory lane and revisit his funny, judge-y, claws-out comments from the past 10 seasons. Me-ow!

“She looks like Barefoot Appalachian Lil’ Abner Barbie!”

“She looks like an Amish Cocktail Waitress.”

“Looks like something a Teletubby would wear to a party.”

“Next thing you know, it’s big button earrings and you’re on ‘The Facts of Life.’”

“She looks like a paper brioche.”

“By looking at the dress, I don’t know where she’s from. Is she from the Republic of Cocktail Land? If her sport was drinking, it’s a good dress.”

“It almost looks like a superhero ice skater. Ooh she has got a cape and she is going to fly around the house. You wanted it to be quirky but it’s not.”

“It’s a little Shirley MacClaine when she played a hooker with a heart of gold.”

“She looks like a disco pumpkin.”

“Drama does not mean tacky.”

“She can sew but this is not Project Seamstress.”

“It’s a housecoat. She should have a pocket with Kleenex in it while she dusts.”

“Scarlett O’Hara ripped drapes down and made a couture dress…this, she ripped the sheets off the bed and ran out the door.”

“I feel like a pope at a sex club.”

“A Brady Bunch dashiki, I don’t know what else to say.”

“I mean you might have wanted Carrie Bradshaw, but to me she’s like toddlers and tiaras gone berserk!”

“It looks like a hair dressing smock. Like she was cutting her hair, there was a fire in the salon, she belted it and ran out. The hem is coo-coo, too.”

“That was so Paris hooker ’50s.”

“So she’s a snuggie designer?”

“If a guy was 7’3″ it would be a fabulous fit.”

“He looks like he’s got a suede lobster bib on.”

“She looks like a Pole dancer in Dubai.”

“To me it looks like you are going to the buffet table and you put a lamb chop in one pocket, a beer bottle in the other pocket. Oh look! There’s a piece of cake, I’ll put it in there too.”

“She looks like a transvestite flamenco dancer at a funeral.”

“I think she looked like $29.99 prom.”

“It’s kind of like if you were locked in your house and someone said ‘make a gown out of your sheets!’”

“The dress is just sadness personified.”

“It’s an unbelievably tight race for hideous today.”

“Fashion is not for sissies.”



December 17, 2012   No Comments

Tressed In Holiday Style

Now this is what I call dressing yourself in holiday style! Photo circa 1961 ~ these party girls are bedecked and bejeweled with tinsel and ornaments atop their 42-inch hair.  How fun are these tress toppers? Although I fear I would tip over…

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ~Dr. Seuss


December 16, 2012   No Comments

Mele Kalikimaka!

Mele Kalikimaka is the thing to say
on a bright Hawaiian Christmas Day
That’s the island greeting that we send to you
from the land where palm trees sway…
Here we know that Christmas will be green and bright!
The sun to shine by day and all the stars at night!
Mele Kalikimaka is Hawaii’s way
to say Merry Christmas to you! ~Bing Crosby

That’s the song that popped in my head when I saw these pretty-as-a-poinsettia Printed Pixie wedges from Tory Burch! Aren’t they festive & fabulous? Perfect for rocking around the Christmas tree!

A very Merry Merry Merry Christmas to you!

There’s a 99% chance that my beloved lab Misty & I were listening to our favorite family holiday soundtrack ~ Bing Crosby’s “Merry Christmas”!

December 13, 2012   No Comments