Saturday, December 20, 2014

8 Beautiful Minaudiere Handbags

Never carry your everyday handbag when you dress up for evening or formal events. Look for small handbags that are large enough for a smart phone and a few essentials.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Vintage Outfits

These are a few of my favorite Vintage pictures. The accessories make these outfits more memorable. Add one or two Vintage pieces to your outfits for a special touch not available in department stores.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

#Pearl Harbor Day

These Vintage pictures are Hollywood actresses in the 1940's before and after Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014


Ensemble- entire costume of an individual, especially when all the parts are in harmony:
"She was wearing a beautiful ensemble by one of the French designers."

Manufacturers don't make matching dresses and coats very often anymore. I enjoy watching movies from the 1940's and 50's hoping to see them. The pieces of a true ensemble are made of the same fabrics. Quite often the dress matches the lining of the coat. All accessories match the fabrics of the ensemble.

If you would like to have an ensemble custom made, then choose the coat pattern first then choose a dress pattern with a similar silhouette. A skilled seamstress or tailor will be able to make an ensemble for you.



"We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give.

It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Join us and be a part of a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity."