Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kendall Jenner for Forever 21 -- Rockabilly Styles

Photos courtesy of Forever 21

Spotted on StyleWatch, Kendall Jenner, 14-year-old half-sister of Kim, Kloe and Kourtney Kardashian, featured in a fashion campaign for Forever 21’s Twist Collection. According to the press release, the sixth collection from Forever 21 Twist features the themed story entitled Rocker Babes with a Twist, and will hit stores at the end of January 2010. Channeling rockabilly style, this collection mixes animal prints with polka dots, plaids and rock-steady graphics, all anchored by a retro Fifties color palette of blacks, reds and blues. Kendall Jenner will be featured as one of the faces of Rocker Babes with a Twist.

Lil’ sis looks cute in the shoot, what do you think about her campaign? I think she pretty much looks age appropriate : )

Friday, December 18, 2009

Alicia Keys in Carerra; Looking Good With A Broken Heart

If you have ever had a good relationship "gone bad," you will love to cry (and hum) to the new song “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart," by Alicia Keys; which is the latest single from her new album The Elements of Freedom.

In the (new) video clip, Keys plays a seductive and modern heroine who has extraordinary powers. These powers allow her to save the lives of all people, except for the person she loves for whom her arms turn into a deadly weapon. Keys who stars and sings in the video is fashionable in "modern" retro everyday wear; including wearing a pair of really cool retro inspired Panamerika 1 sun glasses by Carrera. The Panamerika 1 sun glasses from the Carrera Vintage collection are inspired by the style of the 1980s and immediately catch your attention because of their unique metal frame in the form of a tear which makes them recognizable at once.

Fashionistas be warned ... if you want to be ahead of the fashion curve, the Carrera look is starting to spread among many music stars. Fashion icon and singer Britney Spears for example, is wearing Carrera glasses in her clip:

Key's talent is confirmed worldwide as a 2-time Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum recording artist (and actress,) and her voice has often been called one of the most beautiful voices on the planet. I love Bob Dylan’s quote about Alicia Keys. “There’s nothing about that girl I don’t like,” he told Rolling Stone in 2006 when asked why he had mentioned her in Thunder on the Mountain, the opening song of his Modern Times album.

Suffice it to say; "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” will surely be a new success for Key's. Everone loves a good love song, a good crying song and a good voice.

Check the video out on Youtube:

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sweet Control. I think I'm gonna need it!

I surely think this is worth a try. I just bought a bottle and will let you know : ) I have a serious sweet tooth.. with the holidays ... I better watch out or I'm gonna pout!

This is called Sweet Control --- To Control your blood sugar level resulting in less sugar induced anxiety and better weight control. A nutritional supplement that will help to reduce high levels of glucose in the blood, helping to prevent such diseases as diabetes.


• Reduce resistance to insulin.*

• Improve the correct functioning of insulin*

• Diminish anxiety caused by sweet foods.*

• Help in weight control.*

• Collaborate in control of the appetite.*

Friday, November 20, 2009

Melons and Sweetcheeks... New swimsuit designer!

Check out our new designer: Melons and Sweetcheeks (adorable company name don'tcha think?)
Baby's got sass! This sweet and sassy bathing suit could be yours, custom made to fit your form like no other courtesy of Melons and Sweetcheeks. A modern twist on a vintage inspired design made with yellow spandex printed with luscious cherries and white eyelet lace ruffles with red ribbon.

This is an adorable bikini, prefect for a day at the beach! The bra top has underwire to provide excellent support and looks amazing on sexy model Sarah!

This is just one from the collection -- check them out at Get Go Retro!

Heidi Klum Post Baby Bod ... I'm So Jealous

Yes! I admit it ... I'm Jealous!!!! The woman pictured above, Heidi Klum, just gave birth 6 weeks ago! She is either living in the gym or some kind of lucky!
The Project Runway host strutted down the runway at the 2009 Victoria’s Secret fashion show held at The Armory on November 19, 2009 in New York City. Klum and her hubby Seal welcomed a baby girl they named Lou on October 9th.

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Zooey Deschanel in Retro Look Swimwear

What a fab pic!

Zooey Deschanel in Swimwear

Zooey Deschanel in Swimwear

Zooey Deschanel photographed by Ellen von Unwerth

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fresh Air Fund Thanks you!

The Fresh Air Fund had nearly 8,000 children enjoying their best summers yet. All of the wonderful folks who blogged, posted banners, tweeted, and joined The Fresh Air Fund Cause should be proud that they helped contribute to more than a cause, but also to children's fun, their innocence and their chance to be a kid while they are still kids.

The Fresh Air Fund put together a video montage of images from the summer and some other fun stuff to thank you ... I thought you would enjoy this video from them:


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Halle Berry to Don Swimsuit for "Dark Tide"

Halle Berry in Crochet Swimsuit

According to the Orlando Sentinel Halle Berry is about to do the film "Dark Tide," and it looks like she will be putting her swimsuit back on as a diving instructor forced to return to the deep after a near fatal encounter with a Great White, will shoot in South Africa. Amy Sorlie wrote it, Variety says. The guy who made the messy but still a hit S.W.A.T. will direct it.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Innie or Outie? That is the question....

In the 50's Lucy and Desi slept in twin beds but managed to have "Little Ricky." And in the 60's TV censors just knew that the public couldn’t cope with seeing a grown woman’s belly button; thus, Barbara Eden "I Dream of Jeannie;" had to cover her belly button with putty because in the 60s showing your navel on TV was unheard of. After all, the navel automatically reminds people of sub-navel activities that are best confined to the bedroom with the lights turned off.

Fast forward to Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island who had no problem wearing short shorts and showing off her great legs. but couldn't show her belly button. Which leads to the question in both Jeannie and Mary Ann's case; did they have an an innie or an outie?. Alas, in 1969,Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In went after the belly laughs by exposing the belly button, and the genie was out of the bottle for good.

So, if modesty’s your bag, you’re probably better off with a 1950's inspired high waisted bikini. The next time you’re on a beach, raise your glass to the 50's! Suit's available at Get Go Retro! After all, a little bit of curiousity goes a long way!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Get into the swim of things with Sea Folly!


"Mondrian Hipster Swim Skirted Pant by Seafolly"

"Sirocco Printed Padded Halter Top by Seafolly"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

That's Amore ... Nicolita swimwear.

That's AMORE!  What would Dino say????

Designer One Piece Swimwear with Deep V Backside. Nicolita can’t help falling in love when Phillipe serenades her with the accordion and a lyrical sonnet. Of course it is love at first sight when Phillipe sees her in this one of a Nicolita kind! Nicolita is featured in the white and black contrasting V back one piece. The back plunges low flattering the small of her back. The crossing straps give support and an exotic design. The bra is a molded underwire cup giving supreme support to the strapless suit. It comes with a removable neck strap for extra support and versatility. 

By designer Nicolita and available at Get
Go Retro!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kate Moss in Agent Provocateur

Shamelessly seductive lingerie, corsets and swimwear is perfect for any bedside or poolside siren. Agent Provocateur's Spring/Summer 2009 bikini range includes bright prints and flattering fits in a vast range of rich colours and luxurious materials. Above, a two-toned mixture of denim and gingham, the bikini comes from Agent Provocateur's Spring/Summer 2009 bikini range, which Kate Moss, was spotted recently wearing while soaking up the sun on one of St. Tropez's numerous yachts. And, she wears it well.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Pink Parking Spots for Women in High Heels

Actually ... this works for me!

Pink parking spots have been designated in Seoul South Korea for fashionistas wearing stiletto shoes. They will be treated the same as people who are handicapped. The pink parking spaces are closer to shopping and business places so women in high heels don't have to walk as far. 4,929 pink parking spaces have been marked by a group known as "Women Friendly Seoul Project."

Source: Examiner

Monday, August 03, 2009

Unique Swimsuit That Changes Color When Wet

Looking for a classic retro swimsuit? Looking for something no one else has? Check out our "Bettie's Got a Secret" Swimsuit. Classic 1 Piece with sweetheart neckline. White shell with zebra lining. When suit is wet, zebra lining is visible which reveals Bettie's Secret ... her wild side! And, under $100.00! Available at Get Go Retro!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Picnic Love .... Bringing it to you!

Where there's a will there's a way. If you can't go to the picnic, I'll bring it to you!

I could not resist. I saw this on Design Sponge. This little picnic craft is so intelligent and unique that I have to share. It involves an old briefcase and someone who loves the romance of a picnic. Who can forget the shirtless William Holden in the famous movice "Picnic?" or, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in "The Long Hot Summer." The idea of a picnic is far better than the actual picnic, but us romantics love to dream. Check out "The Green Space Travel Case" for your indoor/outdoor picnic park needs. : )

If you know someone who either doesn't have the time or take the time to become "one" with nature, this is perfect surprise lunch kit. No one will say it is practical, but it is a great conversation piece and will definitely bring a smile to his or her face.

What you need: (I took these directions directly from the site so I don't get it wrong)

1. An old briefcase or any kind of case really, preferably one that’s molded plastic so you don’t have to worry about lining it for watering the grass
2. piece of turf cut to size
3. spray adhesive
4. thin ice pack
5. wild life scene printed out to size, or you could also find a little painting that fits
6. cutlery (either standard stainless, fancy silver, or something biodegradable like these WüN guys by Aspenware)
7. a napkin
8. a traditional picnic style plate for nostalgia’s sake and some yummy food bits

How to do:

1. Once you’ve found a case you want to use (I recommend finding one WITH a handle. I didn’t, and it was kind of a pain to work out), get the dimensions of the inside bottom where the grass will go.

2. Call a local supplier of turf and see if they will sell you just that tiny amount. I ended up paying $3 for mine which I think is a pretty good deal.

3. Then set the turf outside on a plastic bag and give it a drink of water. You also might want to run your fingers through it to get the blades standing up again after being flattened by the roll.

4. Next, measure the inside of the case’s lid to get the dimensions for the piece of bristol board or foam core you”ll need to mount your nature scene on. My studio assistant (aka my mom) cut this one and did such a good job that it was a perfect press fit into the lid. That’s ideal because then you don’t have to mess around with trying to make it stay another way. Thanks Mom!

5. Use your spray adhesive to mount your nature scene onto the board.

6. Now you’re ready to green up that case. Take your turf and place it in the bottom space. Voila, instant outdoors.

7. When the time has come to pack your lunch up, take the ice sheet out of the freezer and slide it either behind the pockets (as pictured below) or into the largest pocket, if it will fit. This ice, combined with the cooling / insulating powers of the grass, should keep your lunch fresh. (Although I wouldn’t recommend risking sashimi…)
8. Take your nature scene and press it into place.

9. Build lunch display however you’d like (avoiding runny foods or sauces) and wrap your finished food landscape in plastic wrap. Now you’re all set to go!
I found this Crafty little idea on Design Sponge (great craft site) and at the bottom the credit goes to: who has another site as well

Trust me. If you make this for someone, you won't be getting it back : )

Monday, July 06, 2009

Capris Pants, Clam Diggers ... Ugly Knees : )

I have a soft spot for Capri Pants ("capris") are a style of pants usually worn in warm weather. The are also known as long shorts in some areas of the world. They are designed to end mid-calf or just below the calf. They are perfect for people who don't quite want to wear shorts and don't quite want to wear long pants. If you have ugly knees .... problem solved. They are trendy, fashionable and oh so retro!

Capri pants were first designed by European fashion designer, Sonja de Lennart, in 1948 and they became popular in the United States during the 1960s, largely due to the influence of
the popular television series The Dick Van Dyke Show. The character of Laura Petrie, the young housewife played by Mary Tyler Moore, caused a fashion sensation – and some mild
controversy – by wearing snug-fitting capri pants during the show's run.

The pants' name originated from the Italian isle of Capri, where they were first made popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

Oh ... and who can forget Elvis singing "Do the Clam"to Shelly Fabres (who was wearing a cute pair or Capris) in "Girl Happy." I think of that scene whenever I hear the word capris.

"Amanda" Capris
These five-pocket basics, with fly front and belt loops, have the same comfortable, figure-hugging fit as the original. : Misses 19" Inseam,Gloria Vanderbilt.

Apple Bottoms Plus Size Denim Bermuda Shorts, Emerson Wash
Apple Bottoms Plus Size Denim Bermuda Shorts

BANDITS DU MONDE - Women - DENIM - Denim capris on YOOX.COM

DVB - Women - DENIM - Denim capris on YOOX.COM

Friday, June 26, 2009

Bettie's Got a Secret! Come Look!

So excited to present this new line by Bettie B ... Great looking retro swimwear. This stunning two-piece will make a perfect statement-making a splash from fashions past. First up; an exceptionally cool suit: Bettie's Secret -- A Classic 1 Piece sheath swimsuit with sweetheart neckline. White shell with zebra lining. When suit is wet, zebra lining is visible which reveals Bettie's Secret ... her wild side!

Next up, the Maryanne: Two piece halter suit. Top has an adjustable tie in the front in order to change the amount of cleavage shown. Skort Bottom. Slight high waist. Front of skirt has side gathers. Fully lined.
Available at Get Go Retro!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Farrah Fawcett Dead at 62

Best known for her gorgeous flowing hair and smile and that great red swimsuit; and stint as one of Charlie's Angels, Farrah Fawcett has died at the young age of 62.

  • "After a long and brave battle with cancer, our beloved Farrah has passed away," Fawcett's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal said via a statement. "Although this is an extremely difficult time for her family and friends, we take comfort in the beautiful times that we shared with Farrah over the years and the knowledge that her life brought joy to so many people around the world."

The news is already filled with stories, accolades and rumors about her, so here is a light video of Farrah with Joe Namath back in the old day!

News Links for more info:

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Christian Bale "Object of Desire" for Women according to MSM

According to an MSM Survey; more than 50 percent of women are pining for a summer fling with the Hollywood's "Bad Boy" Christian Bale.

And I say "AMEN! To That!"

According to the MSN survey Christian Bale is the object of desire for more than 50 percent of female respondents. Regardless of his much publicized on-set tirade while filming "Terminator Salvation," Bale easily beat out Robert Pattinson, today's hottest vampire, and Chris Pine, aka Captain Kirk, as the celebrity with whom women would most want to have a summer fling. Unexpectedly, Pattinson, a very popular man among many twentysomething women, received only 21 percent of the female vote as this summer's most desired celebrity fling -- and Pine received a mere 14 percent.

Wow, I guess women still do love "REAL MEN;" I have to say Christian Bale definitely personifies a man's man while having the sexiness of being a ladies man.

Check out his interview about new movie "Public Enemies."

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vintage Swimwear Wall Decor

Found on the Katy Elliott designer blog. Is this not the coolest idea????? How about vintage bathing suit framed for your walls? Here are a few found on 1st Dibs. These are a bit pricey for some pocketbooks, which leads me to think that you could search vintage shops (or ebay) and find a great suit to frame yourself. AND, if you live near a Michael's or Joanne Fabric store, they often run the professional framing at 50% off. Get a shadowbox and you've got a great addition to your walls.

Above - at 1st Dibs. American1900-1920'sGreat new collection of vintage wool bathing suits, each impeccably mounted to last and framed in a custom lacquered shadow box. Prices vary from $2300 to $2695. Many more available from a 30 year veteran collector. They can be purchased here
If 1st Dibs is too pricey and you still want to buy online ... there is Petrie Point Design:

Petrie Point Designs are authentic, vintage bathing suits from the 1920s to the 1960s that are beautifully framed and made into timeless works of art. Perfect for your home, beach house, hotel, restaurant, or as a gift. (Select photography by James Montague:

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I Sea Dead People

Sometimes, I really need to blog about something serious. Today is that day.

Okay, this may seem a little quirky or strange, but I am so enamoured at this idea, I have to share. Check out The Neptune Memorial Reef ; which is an environmentally friendly alternative to the traditional funeral and cemetery burial that we have all come to know so well.

This resting place is under water where there is still life ... so it can make death more of a celebration of life. Think about it, it is life after life. You are giving after leaving this earthly plane. There are currently over 100 souls there now. This reef not only provides an extraordinary eternal resting place for the departed, but it was constructed to regenerate life in the ocean. If you are a beach lover you can appreciate the fact that we take a lot from our environment while we live. Here's an opportunity to give something back.

The reef is located 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne in Miami, FL - GPS coordinates N25º 42.036', W80º 05.409' - the Reef is the largest man-made reef ever conceived. Over 16 acres of barren ocean floor is being transformed. The first phase is a classical recreation of the Lost City, 40 feet under the sea. The natural surroundings in which the structures were placed have produced a marine habitat to promote coral and marine organism while creating the ultimate ‘Green Burial' opportunity.

A recent marine study conducted by the Department of Environmental Resource Management [DERM] concluded that marine life around the reef has gone from the zero to thousands in two years. In addition to providing a permanent legacy for those who loved the ocean, the Neptune Memorial Reef is attracting recreational scuba divers, marine biologists, students, researchers and ecologists from all over the world. And, believe it or not, there is no charge to visit the reef.

Recent marine monitoring study conducted in December 2008 by DERM (Department of Environmental Resources Management) revealed that 1625 fish of 35 different species were observed in 14 different fish counts at different locations within the NMR vs. 1027 fish of 29 different species in March 2008. An increase of over 60% in only 9 months!"

With 6 rings and 8 "spokes", the completed project will cover 16 acres of the seafloor, 3 ¼ miles off Key Biscayne in 45 feet of water.

With 6 rings and 8 "spokes", the completed project will cover 16 acres of the seafloor, 3 ¼ miles off Key Biscayne in 45 feet of water.

Think of it this way .... if you always wanted to retire in Florida, you can do it for free after the first installment : )

Friday, June 12, 2009

Oh La La Swimsuit Featured in BUST Magazine!

As seen in the June/July issue of Bust Magazine!!!! (Page 34)

This vintage reproduction is not really a maillot because it is actually a two piece. As a two piece, it fits more comfortably, it's easier to go to the ladies room; and it won't bunch, sag, or stretch vertically when you sit. Style shown is blue with two parallel white piping lines and rouching detail in the middle.
Available at Get Go Retro!