Tag: Retro

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Nostalgic Shades of Blue

While 2020 has been a year exhibiting an economic shutdown by the COVID-19 crisis, thousands ill from the virus and many uncertain of what tomorrow will bring, how can anyone even see any love through all of this? If that was your first thought you had, then you are missing what this pandemic is taught us.  For each and everyone of us we all … Read More Nostalgic Shades of Blue

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Winter Warmest at the Heilborn House

The winter season is upon us, which allows many to garnish one self in our coziest outerwear. For myself it begins with a chic vintage fur stole accented with a heirloom brooch and Lucite handbag. This particular fur stole is an elegant piece which to this day remains stylish, wrapped around the shoulders of several dress designs new or old.Today I decided to keep … Read More Winter Warmest at the Heilborn House

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Bohemian Glamour

When I pass through Oakland I always find myself unexpectedly in the neighborhood of Lakeside also known as The Gold Coast. The Lakeside Apartments District is one of Oakland’s historic residential neighborhoods between the Downtown district and Lake Merritt.The district has an outstanding focus of club buildings, historic luxury apartments, and a significant cluster of Deco structures, including the terra cotta Charles Jurgens Co. … Read More Bohemian Glamour

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Desert Chic in Palm Springs

Lately my weeks have been travel-heavy with weekend photo-shoots, client meetings, and even a quick SoCal flight to Palm Springs. Whether the trip is for a couple of days or a couple of weeks, there is always a story to share from one’s adventure.My recent trip consisted of 3 days of non-stop sightseeing, vintage shopping, and fine cuisine at several fabulous restaurants. One of … Read More Desert Chic in Palm Springs

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Words Spoken with Love

Have you ever experienced a time when communication fell short from anything conventional?  Perhaps a mislead conversation or perspective flooded your conscious mind resulting to a quite different tone spoken. Words are in many ways represented as a wooden frame, as it accumulates meanings from its four perfectly symmetry borders and later forgotten. Take speech in a conversation for an example, it’s not just … Read More Words Spoken with Love

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A Journey of a Lifetime to Hawaii: The Departure

Before a long trip, there is something to be said for the unexpected experiences that will take place in one’s life. At first glance, it comes from the cultural evidence that travel can make us more vulnerable, creative and curious to explore the unseen. Today, I find myself traveling to Hawaii for a number of diabetes advocate media appearances, business sponsorships, and the opportunity … Read More A Journey of a Lifetime to Hawaii: The Departure

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Decades Away in Jonathan Logan of 1944

Call it destiny, decades away. I’ve often felt that I had been raised in an era that lacks glamour and elegance, which is only today viewed on the red carpet of the Oscars. From a number of afternoons spent delving within the depths of a jewelry box belonging to my namesake and grandmother, I vividly picture these carefree moments spent playing dress up and now … Read More Decades Away in Jonathan Logan of 1944

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Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

Have you ever wondered what is on the other side of life? I have – ever since 2014 when I was diagnosed as a Type 1 diabetic. From a defining trait to live life rather than just passing time, I find a majority of us to be careless with no acknowledgement of how our actions, daily behavior, and words spoken carry enormous weight to … Read More Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue

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A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

I find the Niles train station to bring such fond memories, an image that never fades. Standing at the train depots boarding gate, as a little girl, with such anticipation, not only for the thought that in less than an hour’s time I’d be in the presence of a gallery of grand art belonging to my grandfather’s artistic family members. On these bi-monthly excursions, … Read More A Fond Memory of American Train Travel

A Glamorous Poolside Flute of Champagne

How does one complete a summer afternoon poolside? That’s quite simple darlings: with a classic, black, retro, one-piece swimsuit by Red Dolly Swimwear and a flute of Francis Ford Coppola sparkling Blanc de Blancs champagne. With the hottest days of summer in full swing, what better way to enjoy such sizzling temperatures than poolside in my backyard oasis. A private oasis, surrounded by a … Read More A Glamorous Poolside Flute of Champagne

Authentically Pleated

Just like any classic garment from the past, the day’s vintage skirts were not formal enough to be worn as evening-wear; rather they were best worn as day-wear for spring. Pleated skirts are one style that has lasted the duration of yesteryear to today’s era. Early skirt styles incorporated accordion pleats on the side or box pleats around the entire skirt. This particular skirt … Read More Authentically Pleated

A Hidden Gem

Tatyana Boutique Double Breasted Sheath (similar here) Vintage Sheer Silk Scarf, Doris Alexander (similar here)  Rose Rhinestone Brooch (similar here) Glass Paved Gold-Tone Earrings J.Colleen (similar here)  Antique Co Vintage Ivory Button Gloves Vintage Leather Clutch, Doris Gibson (similar here) Ivanka Trump Suede Pumps I’ve always had such an eager attraction with the historic implementation which surrounds the dated architecture of a bygone era. The greater … Read More A Hidden Gem