November 26, 2012

Retro Lovely magazine

The new digital editions!

Today is Cyber Monday, how i love it! It's an appropriate day to announce the new digital editions of Retro Lovely magazine. Some time ago they announced that they do not ship the mag outside Europe anymore and I'm sure many people were disssapointed about that.

So this is good news to still follow up the most exclusive Pinups in this very well known and one of the biggest Pinup magazines of the USA. As of right now issues No.1 through No.4 are available in digital form.
More will be added in the following weeks they say. And taking a 1 year digital subscription is the best present someone can have and not to miss any issue anymore........why wait? subscribe now!!

Their regular issues are without question the largest collections of pinup imagery you will find today, unless you're looking at buying a book and often people will remark that Retro Lovely is closer to a book, than a magazine. 

So exceptional has its launch been that the first two issues have virtually sold out with remaining inventory soon to be reserved for first printing boxed sets. Retro Lovely Magazine is the without equal. Do support other pinup magazines, each is unique and has something different to offer. But start your collection with each issue of Retro Lovely, they are the ones you'll return to again and again.

I also want to mention that when issues 5 and 6 are also available at Magzter, you will find my photos inside as well of the lovelies Deathbird and Vicky Lievens.

Issue 5

Issue 6

November 19, 2012

Bambino Amore

 Hello darlin's,

Cooking cooking cooking baking baking, we women have to cook every day (well, most of us do). So we all want to look fabulous while we create the meal our hubbies are melting for hehe.........why not wear a cute and naughty apron to show that 'you are the woman in the kitchen and you are worth melting for too'.

Some time ago Dotsdiner announced she will close down her shop, I can not tell you how dissapointed I was to hear that. She was one of the best Apron designers I know, so she did a sale and putted her remaining inventory on Etsy and I was able (and fast enough) to buy one of her marvelous aprons for a Dinershoot which I have planned for 2013. She also sold all of her fabric, shipping supplies, dress form, petticoats, lingerie, and other stuff. Just heavenly to pay so less for such high quality items! Thank you Dottie and I wish you good luck with the love of your life!

 Now, don't you worry you missed it all.....
it seems that she has a follow up.

BAMBINO AMORE with 100% ORIGINAL aprons that make a woman feel confident & beautiful while performing the most mundane tasks around the house AND simply spectacular while hosting parties. Their aprons are SPECIFICALLY designed to salute & celebrate the modern woman by drawing inspiration from the past. How great is that!
In the following days she will add more items on her shop, They have made these aprons so very cute you are going to die!

Bookmark this Etsy shop, so you can follow up their new aprons :

November 16, 2012

Everything Pink

Come on, say it....You are a ROMANTIC SOUL!

I loooooove pink, maybe it's kinda girly.........still I love it :-)
How would it be when you lived in a pink house?
I would say it's HEAVEN!

Let's see how it would look like with some examples

Have a PINKY Weekend!

November 14, 2012

The Showgirl next door!

Yes, you know who i'm talking about!
Dita von Teese
"I own vintage lipstick tubes and refill them with my
favorite color, Russian Red by MAC.
First I put the lipstick in the freezer and then into the Tubes!"

 InStyle Magazine took a visit to the home of burlesque queen Dita Von Teese for their February issue, giving readers a peek inside her beautiful vintage home which is amazing, including the pastel pink kitchen and luscious wallpaper. 
My favorite part of the interview is when she mentions she owns lipstick tubes and refill them with Russian Red by MAC. She is very clever and I guess no-one else would come up with this idea.

She's always been about getting the look for less, vintage doesn't has to been expensive. She finds many of her light fixtures on Ebay, where she browses for hours at a time. She also love a pastiche of design eras and styles.
Her house has splashes of Art Deco, Hollywood regency and Gothic revival.
Not to mention a menagerie of taxidermy creatures in the living room and she loves everything with birds on.
Three hundred hats and counting she says, she collects a lot of these 1940's-era 'doll' or 'tilt' hats. Often in the shape of classic men's hats, but with a very feminine twist.

Anyway, the Star's passion for Vintage never get's old!
I would love to spend an afternoon with her.

November 10, 2012

O.P.I Skyfall Bond Collection 2012

Hello everyone!
Let's talk about some new Nailpolish of O.P.I

I know this will be not much of the common 'Vintage' i write about, nevertheless worth talking about I think cause of the existence of 50 Years James Bond this year.

For the girls who want to be a Bondgirl for once or with the Holidays with the new Bond movie being released this month in Cinema, this is the perfect Christmasgift to yourselfs with these fabulous nail Polish, with the right names for the right woman!

OPI released a nailpolish range inspired by the Bond films and SkyFall in particular for this winter. The promotional ads and displays for the OPI SkyFall collection will feature Bond Girl Bérénice Marlohe (Severine in SkyFall).
Most of the colors are nice, dark and shiny. The most original product is the OPI The Man With The Golden Gun version, which contains real flecks of 18kt gold (although for $28, don't expect those flecks to be very big) and it comes in collectible gold container.

The OPI Skyfall / James Bond Winter 2012 Collection nail polish colors 
consists of the following products:

  1. The Spy Who Loved Me - a red romantic as the secret agent inside you
  2. Casino Royale - this high-rolling plum is fit for royalty
  3. You Only Live Twice - this rich high-shimmer magenta is a once-in-a-lifetime find
  4. Die Another Day - live in the moment in this hot and lively red
  5. Skyfall - get Bonded with this magnificent maroon
  6. GoldenEye – all eyes will be upon you when you wear this glorious gold
  7. The World Is Not Enough - this rosy silver is as addictive as it is beautiful
  8. Moonraker - drive your fastest car to get this exhilarating metallic grey
  9. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - this misty-green pewter commands attentioN
  10. The Living Daylights - this courageous multi-hued glitter sparkles 24/007
  11. Live And Let Die - burn the candles at both ends in this private jet black
  12. Tomorrow Never Dies - this eternally intense purple will live forever
  13. James Bond-ettes Mini set (Golden Eye, The Spy who loved me, The World is not Enough, Live and let Die)

I have recently ordered "Golden Eye", "Skyfall" and "Tomorrow never Dies". I hope to show you soon the results. Pang Pang :-)

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November 02, 2012

Dita von Teese Beauty tips!


Cointreau ambassador Dita Von Teese shares her beauty and makeup secrets with Cosmo.


Cosmo caught up with burlesque beauty Dita Von Teese to find out her makeup secrets and how to apply the perfect red lips! Who doesn't want to know how Dita looks gorgeous every day with her DIY tips? I'm sure that every lady who loves glamour wants to read this.


Cosmo: You’ve got incredible skin, how do you look after it?
D: I have really sensitive skin so I have a really good dermatologist. I never go to bed without washing my face, I always wear sunscreen; I wear a hat whenever I’m out in the sun a lot. I don’t smoke cigarettes, I drink water, and I eat well.

C: What sunscreen do you use?
D: I usually love Shiseido, they make really nice ones. I love when they have a slippery talky texture, that's light. And also Dior makes some really nice ones. I love Dior snow White Reveal UV Base, it feels so nice, really silky and not greasy.

C: Do you apply your own makeup? If so, how do you apply your eyeliner?
D: My tips are mostly about, 'ok it’s not always going to be perfect, it takes a lot of practise, you have to find what’s easier for you'. Like some people like to use a really sharp pencil, I can't use a pencil at all, I really screw it up. I use liquid liner and a small brush or a gel liner with a thin brush. I think it’s really about spending a lot of time figuring out the SHAPE, looking with the mirror in different directions, different angles to see that you’re on the right track. It’s one of those things that you have to keep practising. Even when I don’t wear my eyeliner for a little while, which happens a lot, I’ll spend the week working around the house and I don’t go out or anything. I find it becomes harder to draw, even though I’ve been drawing eyeliner for 20 years! It’s just something you have to practice all the time. Practice makes perfect and you can’t expect to be able to do it perfectly every time. You have to accept failure and accept it’s not ALWAYS perfect.

C: Which is your favourite brand of eyeliner?
D: I mostly like to use MAC Blacktrack, which is a gel eyeliner in a pot, and I use a really thin brush.

C: And what about your red lipstick?
D: I have lots of favourites, I really like luxurious cases and I like so many different textures for different times. Today I'm wearing an Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR #1 , which is really nice, it comes in a beautiful case. I also love Dior Rouge Bingo. They also have really great lipstick cases. I reallylove the ceremony of applying lipsticks in beautiful cases. I also think Guerlain makes really beautiful lipsticks, they also have one I love calledExcess Du Rouge.

C: Do you have any tips for making it last?
D: Well matte lipstick is really good for that. I know people don’t often like matte lipstick but I love it, powdery red look looks so beautiful and lasts longer than anything else. The real trick is you have to check on it, you can’t decide you’re going to eat a cheeseburger and not check on your red lips. It’s something you have to keep up with and sometimes I have red lipstick on my teeth, and that’s fine, hopefully someone will tell me, or hopefully I will remember to check it. That’s the way it is, it can be slightly high maintenance. But it my opinion, it’s worth it, I love a bright vibrant colour, even if it’s not red! I like orange, I love fuchsia. There’s something that I’ve always loved about having that statement of colour on my face.

C: Do you think it’s best not to fear colour and just try it?
D: I think a lot of people are so convinced they can’t, a lot of people are used to seeing themselves without it, and that’s fine. I guess it’s just the same way that I can’t imagine being without, I’m really self-conscious when I haven’t got a lip colour in full force. To me I feel like I don’t have a mouth!

C: You're a natural blonde, how do you dye it black?
D: I go buy a box of hair colour at the market. I do it myself. I’ve always loved doing it myself. When I first started dyeing my hair black, I remember my brother-in-law at the time was a hairdresser, and he used to do it back in the early nineties for me. But then I asked somebody, who said you can dye your hair yourself. Black is pretty simple. So I started doing it myself and I’ve never swayed from that. I feel powerful when I buy a box of hair dye for seven dollars and have a whole new outlook on life. I don’t have to make an appointment; I’m not being charged $300. I hate sitting in beauty salons and I feel good about myself when I know I can do it myself.

C: Which one do you use, do you use the same one each time?
D: I usually use Garnier 100% Colour I think it’s called. I always look for the bluest, bluest black.

C: Do you have any tips for DIY dyeing?
D: I’m always naked, so I don’t get black hair dye on my clothes. I always pull the rug away so I don’t drop any black hair dye on my rug. I always do it in privacy. I don’t want my boyfriend around; I don’t want anybody seeing my hair and walking around naked with crazy slick head of blue! I always take my eyebrow brush, which is like a thin, slated angled brush, and I dip it in. I paint my eyebrows exactly the way I would do my makeup... like really carefully. You can’t just slap it on. I do it really meticulously; the same way I apply eyeliner. That’s what I do and it works for me. I love to have black eyebrows too. That’s one last thing I don’t have to do when I’m doing my makeup - my eyebrows are already on.

C: Do you tint your lashes?
D: No, I really love false lashes. I used Latisse Lash Growth Serum for a while which did work, it made a difference. I also used little to fill in the spots in my eyebrows if I wanted it to be a little bit thicker and it worked. I don’t use it every day or anything, I use it on and off.

C: Have you got any other beauty must-haves that you can't live without?
D: My hot rollers and my Mason Pearson brush. I love my Mason Pearson brushes! They last me for years and years. They’ve never let me down, and are always worth every penny in the end. And my hot rollers, I feel even more stronglyabout my hair than my makeup. If I have red lipstick and curls in my hair I’m pretty happy.

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Dita Von Teese has recently paired up with Art Deco to launch a collection of
make-up products all of which have the old school Hollywood glamour we have come to know and love from the siren that is Dita Von Teese, with her motto of “Beauty is Art”, Dita invites all women to feel beautiful with her Dita Von Teese Classics collection.


Next year Dita will release her new beauty book. Make sure you don't miss it. It will be titled "Your Beauty Mark". Release has been moved up to October 2013.



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