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Watching Mad Men season 4 is triggering me big time. So much is being spoken about as I watch that is making me think about stuff that’s been on my mind now for awhile. I may not sleep again tonight for the 7th night in a row.
That’s all for tonight.
I have had these frames buried away in my jewellery case for a couple of years now. I bought them in vintage condition but never got around to doing anything with them. I think I only paid $10 for them. I’ve kinda have had it with my existing frames and thought hey, why not fill a prescription for a new pair seeing as that I have benefits. Originally I was going to sell these girls but upon trying them on again…they have grown on me. So off to the optometrist’s office they went.
Initially I bought this pair from an ebay seller. The brand of the frames says C.O.C on the inside of the arms. C.O.C. was the Continental Optical Company from Indianapolis. This pair is from the 50′s. For 8 years now I have not bought a pair of frames from Lenscrafters or Hakim’s. The mark up is bogus in their stores and I can never find anything I like. Ever.
So when I travel I like to check out flea markets, drug stores, stores like Winners and ebay. I never know what I am exactly looking for – but I know it has to have a vintage vibe. I don’t like to spend more than $30 USD for the frames. The prescription to get them filled can cost around $130 so the aim is to keep the costs low.
I have sold a couple of pairs of my old frames on kijiji.ca and made my money back even after I wore the frames off an on for a few years. Hey, I buy quality and if someone can get a few more years out of them and also enjoy them…why not?
Yours in fashion,
I love the school girl look. Maybe it’s because I went to Catholic School all my life. Hmmm. I never had a problem with my kilt and sweater combo when I was in highschool. Nope…I actually kinda loved it. It was a grey, black, blue and silver lined kilt and blue sweater vest. I’d save my money and buy Ralph Lauren Polo Oxford Shirts when my folks would take my siblings and I to Buffalo on weekends. I loved my blue knee socks too and to be my badass self I would rotate Converse sneakers, Doc Marten’s and oxford shoes depending on the day.
So this look for the Fall – makes me happy. I may not rock the uber short kilt mini. But I do have my sweet skirts and plaid with a cute mary jane pump ready to go. Nice blouses for sure but not to secretary is key.
Back to school time is so much fun..even though I have no want or need to be back in school. I guess its nostalijia and the excitement of getting new warm fall frocks and wool. Its coming. There are plans to go to Montreal and New York this fall with the girls. Can not wait!
I love the Fall and we only have a couple of weeks left of August. Its been a tough summer for me. There has been some pretty major loss and I’m coming out of it. Its funny this year as a whole the theme has been loss for me. I’m wondering what the universe is telling me or maybe I’m having to do some penance. Who knows?
Thanks for sticking with me peeps! xo
Yours in fashion,
It’s time! Stay tuned for loads of photography and neat write – up’s on what was hot and not so much at Lolla this upcoming weekend!
Frolaborator Hebru Brantley has been commisioned by Lollapalooza to do the official artwork for this years 20th anniversary of the historic concert event in Chicago.
“To mark the 20th anniversary of Lollapalooza, we commissioned hometown artist Hebru Brantley to create an original work inspired by the festival and Chicago. A true celebration of the kinetic energy Lolla shares with its adopted city, the design features Hebru’s signature graffiti style and iconic Flyboy character, who, like the Tuskegee Airmen he is based on, hovers serenely above the frenzied and intertwined lives below.
Brantley’s original is mixed-media with acrylic and spray paint on 48 in. x 48 in. wood panel and has been faithfully reproduced in a series of three different limited-edition prints. As with all of our posters, these will not be re-issued once they are sold out. See below for a description of each edition.”
Numbered Edition — Offset-printed on acid-free, archival-quality uncoated paper stock. Hand-numbered by the artist. The complete 2011 band lineup is printed below the art. Measures 24 in. wide x 30 in. high. Only 3,000 printed.
Signed & Numbered Edition — Offset-printed on acid-free, archival-quality uncoated paper stock. Hand-numbered and -signed by the artist and featuring the Lollapalooza logo tastefully embossed in the lower left corner. The complete 2011 band lineup is printed below the art. Measures 24 in. wide x 30 in. high. Only 500 printed
Giclée Edition — Used by museums and galleries to reproduce fine art canvases, the giclée method utilizes multiple inks to create a richly colored print that is as close to the original astechnologically possible. Printed on acid-free, archival-quality uncoated paper stock, this edition includes the Lollapalooza logo tastefully embossed in the lower left corner. To enhance the aesthetic quality of the piece, the band lineup is not included in this edition. Each is hand-numbered and -signed by the artist as well as by Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell. Measures Only 100 printed.
My faourite one is this lil baby from 2006. A Shepherd Fairey no less.
See everyone in 5 days!
Yours in fashion,