Friday, October 12, 2012

Fun Friday Links

Dear October: It's Spring. Would you stop with the gloomy, wet weather already? It's SO BORING. Lucky I had these links and a cute baby at home to keep me entertained.

- If you are a Beverley Hills: 90210 Original Flavour fan, you definitely want to check out this fashion retrospective. The shirts! They're so ugly!

- Still in the 1990s - the cast of Clueless reunites for a quick interview. The first time I ever caught public transport with my friends unaccompanied by adults was to go to the local shopping centre to watch Clueless. I even remember what I wore that day. Man, I was a dork. Sidenote: Christian totally got fat. I can't believe I don't own this movie on DVD.

- I am such a fan of shows like Funniest Home Videos and such where they show montages of stuff going wrong at big, fancy events, say, like at weddings. I could not stop laughing at this montage of wedding fails.

- It's October, so Halloween is coming, which means the internet will be full of best costume ever posts like this one over at Buzzfeed. 27 Halloween costumes that your childhood self would be proud of is awesome - I think number seven is my favourite.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Retail Therapy - Vintage Jewelry

In September I went to the Round She Goes vintage market. They had a lot of pre-loved clothing, shoes and accessories, but as I tend to do, the jewellery stalls kept grabbing my attention. I'm a sucker for browsing through retro costume jewellery. I don't often buy anything, but I love looking at the kitchy stuff. That day, however, I did find something and as soon as I saw it I had to have it.

It's a vintage 1950s or 1960s (I forget which) Hematite necklace. It was so unique, and the silver and Hematite glinted so nicely in the light that it caught my eye straight away. I bought it from this lovely lady, and she had a lot of other gorgeous stuff.

The pendant is such an unusual shape and texture. I just need to add a few links to the clasp at the back because it sits a bit too high on my neck, but other than that it's in amazingly good condition.

Weirdly, in Googling Hematite I discovered it's a birthstone for both myself and my husband's zodiac signs, and is supposed to ground and protect the wearer. Nice!

The only other thing I wanted to buy at the market was a stunning black knife pleated vintage Balenciaga dress, but it was about $300 and it didn't fit me. It was seriously gorgeous, though! Pin It

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday Morning Melody - Scala & kolacny Brothers

Homeland is starting up again soon here and I keep seeing the promo for it. There is a lovely choral version of The Police's Every Breath You Take playing over it and makes the whole promo look so intense and intriguing. So of course I had to Google the song and this is it:

Scala & Kolacny Brothers is a Belgian women's choir and they do cover versions of popular songs from bands like Garbage, Nirvana, Kings of Leon, Kylie Minogue, and so on. Have a listen to this, then head over to YouTube to listen to some more. It's just beautiful music. Pin It

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012 Emmy Award Fashion Hits and Misses

A week late, but here it is anyway! My fashion hits and misses from the Emmys last week!

This post is brought to you by Ashley Judd's hair, which I pretty sure was so big it needed its own seat.
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