Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Anachronistic Swim 2010

It is after Memorial Day ladies and my twenty-five years on this earth has taught me that finding a suit on sale at the end of the season is a pipe dream. Don't kid yourselves any longer, the time to buy your suit is now! I've gathered a fantastic smattering of retro 1950's-inspired suits to meet the demands of the retro diva. Don't forget the sunscreen darling!

Adorable gingham bikini from Bravissimo - $103. Perfect for large busted ladies the top runs 30-38 D-G.

If you want to look as if you stepped out of a cheesecake calender this Sailor Suit from Modcloth - $125 is for you!

This is what I'm ordering this year, Bravissimo's polka dot one piece - $73. Another gift to the busty woman this one run 30-38 D-H! I'm going to rock this with white cat eye sunglasses and a white wide-brimmed hat.

Stop Staring!'s cherry retro two-piece - $122 is surprisingly flattering for those that have a bit of a tummy but still want a bikini--the higher cut bottom holds everything in for a great hourglass figure! Also comes in solid black.

This beauty from PinupGirl clothing - $76 is so iconic! It also comes in black on the site and Modcloth ($90) has a very similar suit in an array of colors, plus sizes too!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Music - Kerli - Tea Party (Almost Alice)

I was very unimpressed with the new Alice movie but at least this little gem was discovered on the soundtrack. This video can only be described as a visual feast of fantastical fashions and fetishes. The art of the tea party has been revived in the West by lolitas and time warpians, a set of Wedgwood tea cups is as essential as a BtSSB dress or a top hat to those who practice anachronistic lifestyles. Kerli brings a fresh combination of Marie Antionette's style, lolita, fantasy, goth and fetish to her tea party. Also note her fine collection of Asian Ball-jointed dolls featured in this and her "Walking on Air" video--another testament to the growing popularity of this luxury hobby. I'll be keeping my eye on this artist.

I have a sneaking suspicion she is not talking about tea though...