Sunday, September 27, 2009

sail away


Shane and I are going away on a week-long cruise... to nowhere, this week! We'll be cruising around just off shore with Shane's mum and a gaggle of aunties.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I've left the shop open, but I won't be able to ship until I get back on October 5th.

* Amy Earles' articulated paper dolls (pictured above on my velvet ship painting) are available at Amy's Etsy shop, wool and water

feeling frisky


Etsy's blog The Storque teemed up with The Frisky to compile some sexy Halloween costumes from Etsy listings, and my tea for two cocktail hat made the cut for the pinnacle of sexy Halloween costumes: the french maid!


They also did a line up of selections for one of my personal favourites; the bad kitty! Meow! Maybe it's because I'm a leo, but I love the sexy kitty costume! Cliche, yes, but you really can't beat that look! The bad kitty that The Frisky created is pure classic 1950s pin-up! If I had an extra $60 just lying around, I would totally snap that body suit up! It's purrrrfect!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

sudden death academic probation



Anyone that knows me, knows that I am eternally in love with Max Fischer. He's so badass and adorably misguided. How can you not love him? Or better yet, how could you not want to be him?

I've collected a few listings from Etsy* to create a more girl friendly version of Max Fischer... we'll call her Maxine Fischer.


This is the official Rushmore Academy school uniform.


This 1940s school uniform jacket is insanely perfect. She's got the dress listed in another listing if you want the whole experience!
Available from allencompanyinc


Simple wool herringbone skirt, with a little kick pleat in front and back. Perfect for running around and getting into trouble.
Available from penelopepupsvintage


Not one to shy away from a little sneaky rebellion, our Maxine ditches the uniform shirt in favor of this little red pin tucked number.
Available from HighHatVintage


It's a classic.
Available from regansbrain


Signature tortoise shell glasses are a must.
Available from BlueRoseRetro


Red suede sneakers in lieu of a beret.
Available from learntoread


Choir pins to replace the punctuality and perfect attendance awards.
Available from prettysaro


Because we're such good friends.
Available from thingsrevisited


Because sometimes you need a little help figuring things out.
Available from craftydill


This is my favourite Max Fischer outfit. The green velvet suit just kills me! The ochre shirt and matching bow tie make me swoon, and top it off with that jaunty little beret and you have the recipe for love at first sight!


This hat is amazing! The photos in the listing are not the best, but trust me... this is THE hat for any Maxine Fischer wannabe.
Available from curiousgoods53


Max wears some pretty basic tortoise shell glasses, but our Maxine likes a little more flash. These glasses have a nice little gold detail to mirror her accessories.
Available from VintageDove


The yellow ascot tie blouse. Perfection.
Available from TennysonVintage


Instead of a two piece suit, our Maxine prefers a velvet dress with amazing pocket details!
Available from PaintedSoulDesign


Our Maxine is a little bit more refined than Max. She prefers not to wear sneakers with her formal wear. These shoes are perfect!
Available from posiesforlulu


How about a little high school charm bracelet to show some school spirit!
Available from Aquanetta

*ps- I want you to know that posting these listings gives me a big old knot in my throat, because I want to buy them all!!! I'm not good at sharing.