Just when you thought the Rubik’s Cube had been relegated to the garage sale pile, it returns with a vengeance–as art. Now, no doubt it takes some serious brain power to spin out a Luigi wall, but you have to respect the intent behind the message…or not
ppNestled in rural Central Texas, in a little town called Bandera, Robin “Pearl” Brown has created Magnolia Pearl– a chic Victorian inspired Hippie boutique that crafts one of a kind “beautiful wear” from vintage and new textiles.
Being Magnolia beautiful, can set you back in excess of $500, but you won’t find these kinds of creations anywhere else–so it’s money well spent to be a fashionista that stands out in a crowd.
I have to admit that I took the plunge and bought one a while back, and I really covet that purse. Every time I carry it, I get tons of comments. These bags are phenomenal, made with gorgeous velvets, tapestries, and trims and most are accented with Victorian or vintage jewels.
Magnolia Pearl has branched out to add clothing–from bloomers and day jackets that echo the ornate purses Pearl is known for. However, these are limited to boutiques that carry the line. The only place I’ve seen her clothing line is in The Haberdashery (Fredericksburg, TX).
Personally, I’m saving up for a backpack–the mortgage company will just have to understand!
See for yourself at http://www.magnoliapearl.com.
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Ah, the Academy Awards. It’s time to dust off the rhinestones and start dishing on who will walk away with “the little gold man.” Which starlettes will rock the red carpet this year? Who will stand apart in the sea of really bad fashion choices and Harry Winston diamonds?
The earlier days of Oscar continue to capture out attention–it seems each year that passes, more and more starlettes working the red carpet are bringing back the glam with vintage gowns that continue to stand the test of time. How many can we expect to see this year? Stay tuned as the future unfolds on Feb. 25.
Until then, check out these tributes to the glorious Oscar flashbacks on the BBC at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/entertainment_oscars_vintage_glamour/html/1.stm:
Across the pond is a literal warehouse of vintage finds–covering every decade from the 30s to 80s with everything from Jackie O sunglasses to a wall of pumps that are literally a kaleidoscope of color (just like the 80s).
Now shoes are just part of the story. Absolute Vintage has plenty of desirable wearables including long and short party dresses, leather jackets, trench coats, and chunky jewelry and accessories. See for yourself or shop their online store at http://www.absolutevintage.co.uk