Monthly Archives: February 2010

New @ QUiD

Here are a few new items making their way into the shop! Don’t flowers just make you dream of spring?

knit flower clips

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Artist Faves: Sunny Day Vintage

Today, meet Sunny, curator extraordinaire of Sunny Day Vintage! You’re gonna love her, I promise!

“I’m Sunny from sunnydayvintage.etsy.com – that’s the one and only place to find me. I spend all day obsessing over vintage; my DH and I spend every weekend searching for vintage. I’m good at spotting quality pieces that are well made, in wonderful colors, iconic for their time or just quirky.”

Sunny’s Etsy Faves

From Top Left:

1. Golden Apple Studs, One of a Kind Wisconsin for her huge stash vintage charms and for being in my favorite place in the world – Sheboygan, Wisconsin!

2. Vintage Dress, Love Charles for an amazing range of vintage apparel – plus, she’s a doll.

3. Floral Clutch, Tago Design for Japanese handcrafts made from kimono fabrics – so pretty.

4. Pink Lamps, Bella LuLu for well-curated vintage for the home.

5. Bear, Pogo Shop because how cute are her pogos? Look at those faces.

Mah Jong - My secret weakness!

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Friday’s Wardrobe

Today I’m positively pooped. Weeks of terrible sleeping habits are catching up, me thinks! Since the circles under my eyes wouldn’t budge I was ecstatic to run across this makeup tutorial channeling the oh-so-broken Marla Singer (a.k.a Helena Bonham Carter in “Fight Club”). The chick in the tutorial vid has such a lovely eyebrow arch. Ahhh….the things that make me jealous!

helena bonham carter in Fight Club

what i wore

Cardigan, New York & Co.; Tunic, Urban Outfitters; Jeans, Unknown; Necklace, A gift (I believe it’s from Target)

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Mr. Avant Garde Himself

Ahhh…today was a sad day indeed for the world of fashion. Amidst the excitement of Fashion Week, a legend was lost. Alexander McQueen stole my heart about 3 years ago, when I left my job in marketing and proceeded to pour over style photos wondering what on earth to do with my life. His designs seemed so free of the constraints of the fashion elite and made me think that maybe, I  too, could find a place in this world. While today marked the tragic end of an icon, these designs will always hold a special place in my heart.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

alexander mcqueen

alexander mcqueen

(source: Style.com)

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Over the Moon

Ever since I saw it on the runway, I’ve wanted to give this romantic vintage-inspired mani a try. After scouring my shelves for just the right tools, the oh-so-right-now half-moon look is mine!

Tips for getting this look:

1. Apply base coat. Wait at least 20 minutes for nails to dry (very important).

If you’re trying this for the first time, I recommend using a lighter colored base coat (I used OPI in Makes Men Blush)

2. Place rounded sticker along base of nail, about 1/3 of the way up.

I used the rounded edge of a mailing label…it’s what I had on hand! Something like those little paper punch reinforcers or price tag dots would probably work a bit better.

3. Paint uncovered portion of nail with coordinating color.

I used Ulta in Ruby Slipper.

4. Peel sticker from nail.

I suggest NOT waiting for nail to dry before CAREFULLY removing sticker…this will help prevent any weird smudges or “stringy” polish.

5. Let Nails dry completely, then apply a top coat.

A top coat will work wonders in smoothing over any imperfections besides making all your painstaking work last longer! I used OPI Start to Finish (original formula)

my half moon manimy half moon mani

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Friday’s Wardrobe

So it seems that I inevitably feel the need to dress up on Fridays. I have no idea why. Even if I’ll only be trudging to the grocery store or slugging around the house, I wake up with the urge to put on something festive. Tonight I think the boy and I will catch a movie!

What I woreWhat I WoreFrock: ModCloth, Tights: Rodarte for Target, Boots: Vintage {Buffalo Exchange}, Belt: Vintage {Unknown Origins}, Ring: Forever 21

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Look Lit: Anne of Green Gables

A longstanding tradition among the girls in my family is to pop a bag of popcorn on a cold rainy night, put on our pj’s and grab our VHS copy of “Anne of Green Gables” (the Kevin Sullivan version). Yes, I said VHS. Meaning we have to drag out the VCR and remember how to work it. For those who don’t understand my old school terminology, do forgive me!

Anne (with an “e”) endlessly inspired me with her carrot-red hair and her sharp-witted tongue. Not to mention her passion for puffed sleeves and tragic poetry. Now that was a girl I could be “bosom friends” with!

Anne of Green Gables Inspiration

Cashmere Cuff, Stacy Leigh Atelier; Plaid Skirt, Dear Golden; Vintage Rose Tshirt, Designed Threads; Bloomies, Gypsy Junction; Assemblage Necklace, Morticia Snow; Shrug, Holly Stalder; Ivory Cutout Booties, Free People; Silver Collar, Crutch

Anne of Green Gables screen capanne of avonlea screen capAnne of Green Gables InspirationShirt Collar, Jared Gold; Plaid Vest, Retro Labs; Train Case, Willow Creek Sparrow; Trinket Box, Sweetheart Sinner; Lace Up Boot, Modcloth; Mini Straw hat, Modcloth; Plaid Romper, Cowgirl Heaven

Take the Anne of Green Gables Quiz to see how much you know about the world of Miss Shirley! Oh! And take a peek here for more Prince Edward Island goodness.

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