Monthly Archives: May 2008

Vocabulary #1: Week*ender

weekender- a person who takes a vacation or goes for a visit on a weekend.

Rattan plate at Jacqueline Edge; basket by Decorative Living; paisley fabric from De Le Cuona.

(Photo by Caroline Arber for UK House and Garden)

Lil’Pix #41: Wedding Car

Getting from the chapel to the reception site usually calls for a vehicle- traditionally a limousine. But if you want to try something a bit different how about a vintage V.W. Volkswagen bus. Talk about fun!

Groom wears gray raw silk shirt by Pal Aileri and linen pants from a suit in Daks Luxury Collection. On the bride is a silver spaghetti-strap dress from Jasmine Bridal.

(Photo by Antony Nobilo for British Cosmo Bride. Styled by Sally Dixon)

Then&Now: Nibs

People have asked me where the name for my blog Nibs comes from. While I was planning a blog, I had a collection of possible names that I emailed to friends and family for their opinion- Nibs was the clear winner! It’s really a play on the word nib which by definition is the point of a pen or pencil.

Then- The tip of a quill used for writing is referred to as a nib.

Then- A beautiful set of vintage metal nibs for fountain pens.

Now- One of my first designs for the header of my blog- Nibs.

Now- A pair of earrings created from vintage nibs.

Now- The best candy- Twizzlers Nibs!

Lil’Pix #40: Another Vogue Cover: Jerry Hall

Here’s another fun postcard of a British Vogue Magazine cover for you- this one is from May 1975. The young Jerry Hall graced this cover wearing a blue bathing cap and gabbing on a matching blue phone.

(Photo- Norman Parkinson)

Lil’Pix #39: A Pretty Frock

The first time I heard the word frock was when I worked for Laura Ashley- the company synonymous with pretty floral dresses or should I say frocks. After several years of hearing it, it became part of my vocabulary. So, when I received the Lord and Taylor catalog with the title “THE BLUES party frocks” I was pleasantly surprised!

Floral print halter frock in blue silk charmeuse by Adrianna Papell.

His And Hers

I read somewhere that the key to a happy marriage is separate bathrooms- his and hers. This got me thinking of other things that couples would love to keep separate.

His refrigerator

Hers

His car interior

Hers

What other things would you love to keep apart?!

(Photo- Apartment Therapy, French Marie Claire Ideas, American Homestyle and Gardening, Country Living Country Gardens)

Lil’Pix #38: Sweet And Simple Wedding

Most couples in the 1940′s had small weddings that were sweet and simple- ceremonies were either done at home or in the church they attended, cake and coffee were served in dining rooms or church basements, photographs were taken by friends or family members and the honeymoon was a trip to Niagara Falls. To tell you the truth, I love this kind of wedding! Don’t you?!

(Photo by Nick Scott for British Cosmo Bride)

Lil’Pix #37: Yarn And Flower Centerpiece

Created by Arturo Quintero of New York City’s Prudence Design, this beautiful and fun centerpiece is made of cotton yarn balls from Nashua, roses, orchids, and hyperium berries.

(Photo- Yarn Market News)

Then&Now: Summer Cruise

Nothing says summer more than clothing inspired by good nautical tradition whether it be 1968 or 2008.

Then- English Harbour, Antigua in the summer of 1968. Here a dapper Dick Eisley wears a double breasted jacket with a narrow navy cord braid on the collar. His pants also have a navy braid running down the legs. Both by After Six. Completing the look are a white voile shirt, navy blue bow tie and white leather loafers. With him is dinner companion, Tani Crowley, in a watercolor print chiffon dress by Junior Sophisticates.

Now- Wearing cruisewear now is much more casual. Male model Cassey is wearing cotton suit and light blue shirt from D&G and white coverse sneakers. Navy and white looks beautiful on his friend, Helena. She has on crepe jacket and cotton skirt by Micheal Kors. Her silk top from Banana Republic and sandals at Sergio Rossi.

(Photos- Look Magazine, British Marie Claire)

Getting Men Back Into Suits

I think I’m safe in saying women love their men in suits. But how do we get them into one without all the groaning and complaining? Maybe these pictures from Moschino showing their Spring/Summer suits will help. A great combination of preppy and fun- plaid jackets and colorful bow ties!