Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Am I Blue...? And Gold.

Blue Cup Gold Bird
The very first of many sky-blue treasures in my life/home; an old ceramic double-
handled cup/saucer, bought on my 27th birthday, at the Clignancourt flea market when 
I was living in Paris, meets the latest of my golden birds; a tiny pillbox with a tiny magnet and pill-tongs on the inside, recently bought for $10 at an antique mall in Arroyo Grande, CA. When you love everything you bring inside your home, 
it all goes together beautifully. 

Devoting my life to beauty, one treasure at a time... Miss Absinthe

Friday, October 10, 2014

Spooky Old Man Sweater

My love of vintage mens wool cardigans goes back to my very first vintage clothing buy. It was oversized, dark olive-green and worn almost every day of my senior year of high school. I can't believe I ever let it out of my sight and list its loss under my Fashion Regrets (only regrets worth having). I have, however, loved and worn to this day, a maroon cardigan I got back in New Orleans in 1994. I like to leave it in the car and wear it to keep the sun off me when I drive. Protecting the pale is a full-time job!

When this $1 beige beauty crossed my path a few months back, I grabbed it.
 But it needed something to make it a little more interesting.

Spooky $1 Sweater

 These buttons are the perfect subtle detail and were less than $11 total. 

Button Booty

Spooky and spice and everything nice, that's what little Bohemians are made of.

Boo... Miss Absinthe

Monday, October 6, 2014

Blog Blog Again...

Fully Lit at LACMA
It's been a dry year for my inspiration... I wish I could blame the California drought. Perhaps some sort of sacrifice to the weather gods would do the trick?
However, I have renewed determination and a few groovy ideas, with fingers crossed that a new adventure or two will be on the way. If I blog, the adventures will come?

DVF Blur

Stay tuned mes amis... Miss Absinthe

(Above pics are from the DVF dress exhibit at LACMA earlier in spring. Everything I'm wearing is second-hand: DVF top, $3 DKNY cargo pants, gold Louboutin peep-toe flats, Jack faux fur vest AND a lip-handled purse that I thought would be most appropriate!)