lunedì 20 giugno 2016

Rockabilly Cupcake Earrings by Milushka



Calling all modern pin ups, rockabellas and sweet tooths!

As you can tell from this post's title, today I have something deliciously sweet for your eyes (and ears) .......
 My new pair of Double Cherry Polka Dot Cupcake Stud Earrings by Milushka:
The owner and creator of Milushka (https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/Milushka) is.....Milushka! She is a talented artist from Zagreb, Croatia, who is passionate about art, cupcakes and rockabilly/pin up style. Merging her passions, Milushka's unique style is evident by taking a look at her beautiful creations. Her shop offers a gorgeous, pin-up inspired collection of jewelry and accessories, all handmade by herself.
^I think Milushka's cupcakes à la rockabilly are perfection! Wouldn't you agree? 
Look at those cherries, the frosting and the polka dot cupcake liners! 
Oh and in case you haven't noticed, the cupcakes are chocolate mmmm <3

These earrings are even prettier in person. Being the extreme sweet and chocolate lover myself, I would eat these studs but then I wouldn't be able to wear them and that would be a shame! ;) I love that they're the perfect size and that the colors go perfectly with my rockabilly outfits. You can find the earrings in different color combinations too, though! Excellent service and communication, and tempting - fun - classy, rockabilly inspired jewelry is what you'll find at Milushka. To tempt you even more, here are some of my favorites: 


Here is beautiful Milushka herself, wearing her Minnie Mouse Cupcake Brooch 

Lindy Hop Swing Jazz Dancers Short Necklace:Summer Fruit Hibiscus, Watermelon, Pineapple Cupcake Necklace Pendants:Double Cherry Polka Dot Earrings (drop version):


Ciao dolcetti,

Allora, vi hanno fatto venire un languorino questi orecchini cupcake stile rockabilly di Milushka?? Meravigliosi anche le spille, la collana e i ciondoli, vero? Milushka è un artista Croata, bellissima e talentuosissima che adora l'arte, le cupcake e lo stile pin up/rockabilly. Infatti, tutte le sue creazioni, fatti a mano da lei, riflettono questo suo stile unico e ispirato al retrò. Lei poi è dolce come le sue creazioni :) Già, NOTIZIONA: Milushka sta offrendo gentilmente, spedizione gratuita a tutte voi che leggete questo post, fino al 30 Giugno! Quindi approffitatene, visitate il negozio di Milushka (http://www.etsy.com/shop/Milushka) e usate il codice: CARAMELLA.


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BREAKING NEWS!


Last but not least, here's a surprise for you ladies: Milushka is as sweet as her creations and she is kindly offering you free shipping until June 30th! Head over to Milushka's Etsy store here and use the code: CARAMELLA.




Bye for now, cupcakes!




domenica 12 giugno 2016

Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits by Zoey Goto


Hi guys and dolls!

Oh, do I have such a treat to show you and speak to you about today! Several days ago, the postman delivered a package and I knew what it was before opening it. When it comes to Elvis, I develop a sixth sense! It was the book I've been waiting for. The book we've all been waiting for: 

Elvis Style is a book that beautifully commemorates Elvis Presley and his groundbreaking style. This is a must-have book for Elvis fans and I don't think there is anybody who isn't a fan of Elvis! We all know that Elvis is one of the most important, most influential figures in the world of music. He left an impact when he made his breakthrough and he continues to inspire and will continue inspiring millions of people, not only musically, but also aesthetically. This is what Elvis Style is about: the greatest singer, performer and entertainer that ever walked this earth, as an eternal style icon.

The author of Elvis Style: From Zoot Suits to Jumpsuits, is Zoey Goto, a fashion and design journalist. Reading the book, you can tell how much time and passion she devoted to writing this beautiful homage to The King of Rock'n'Roll, focusing on and recognizing him as The King of Style too. Zoey Goto even met Elvis' tailor and she got to sleep in the bedroom where Elvis used to sleep as a teenager!!! Now that's real hands-on research! :)

Zoey Goto thoroughly and meticulously covers everything pertaining to Elvis' unique style, from head to toe (literally, from his signature pompadour to his Blue Suede Shoes or more precisely, white suede shoes. You'll know what I mean when you read the book!).  The book walks you through Elvis' style evolution, from the 1950s to the 1970s and examines not only his outfits and hair, but also his food, his cars and his houses. You'll become an Elvis expert after reading Elvis Style!!! The book contains so many fascinating facts about The King that I didn't know about. I won't reveal any, for your ease of suspense! ;)
Elvis Style also contains plenty of gorgeous photos for the pleasure of your eyes.
Elvis Style a dream to me. Many of you know that Elvis has always been my idol, my hero and my number one source of inspiration, musically.  Since the past few years, he's also whom I look up to for style inspiration. I voraciously read the book and I'm not saying it just because I'm an Elvis devotee! The book transports you to Elvis' world and gives you a deep insight to it, including his preferences and his way of being. Elvis Style is written in such an interesting manner that you'll be hooked from the first page. Or from the cover actually ;) I also really like how the book contains Elvis quotes and inputs from numerous people who knew him. It adds an intimate, ''up close and personal'' quality. Figures in the fashion industry, also comment on the imprint he has left in the fashion world.

So, after swooning at the incredible photographs of handsome Elvis, learning about his tastes, about his continuous presence in the contemporary world, and after drooling over Chapter 3 (Elvis Food), I'm going to continue dreaming about the man who revolutionized the world of music and the world of fashion; the one and only: Elvis Presley.

I highly recommend Elvis Style by Zoey Goto. You will be ooohing and aaahing, reading this book. Guaranteed.

Elvis Style is available here on Amazon.





martedì 31 maggio 2016

Tutti Frutti


Aren't the buttons on this skirt, so cute??
Sorry for showing you my behind (haha).
As you can see, the pleats and folds make this skirt very particular, 
giving it a mermaid-like silhouette.
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Scusate il sedere :D Come potete vedere, la gonna ha delle pieghe molto particolari dietro....creando una forma quasi a sirena.
Banana earrings from Shiny Stuff Creations
Feeling Fruity necklace from SBLNGRVLRY

So guys and dolls: eat your fruit, at least 5 portions a day!
 I should practice what I preach.......well, at least I wear lots of fruits ;)))
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Mi raccomando bambole, mangiate tanta frutta! Dicono almeno cinque porzioni al giorno. Anch'io dovrei mangiare più frutta.......beh almeno la indosso! :)




lunedì 23 maggio 2016

Elvis is looking at me!!!



Below, my Elvis brooch is looking at me while I'm looking at my Elvis postcard. We're basically always lookin' at each other, The King and I ;)
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Mentre Elvis (la spilla) mi guarda, io guardo lui (sulla cartolina).
Ci guardiamo sempre, insomma :)
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I'm sure I don't need to tell you but I'll say it anyway: I adore this Elvis brooch from Rétro Chérie. Look at that pompadour, those sideburns and those lips!!!
I knew he was mine, the millisecond I laid eyes on him <3
The music note earrings are pretty gorgeous too, right? :)
Inutile dirlo, ma lo dico lo stesso: Elvis con il suo ciuffo, che mi guarda...
questa spilla di Rétro Chérie è da sogno!!! 



giovedì 19 maggio 2016

Great minds dress alike!


Aloha Cats and Kittens,

Today's post is different from my usual ''Me, myself and I'' posts. Well, ok, I am partially in this post too ;) My blogger friend, Miss Milla Cherry, who is an Australian pinup doll, interviewed and featured me on her blog yesterday. You all should check her out! I love her style. We've been following each other for a while on Blogspot and Instagram, and I noticed that we have some things in common....including clothes! Below are some of our similar outfits. What's funny is that none of these pictures were taken for this post; these photos have all been snapped in the past, even before we knew each other! 


Here we are, posing in our Banned flamingo print pieces; 
I'm wearing the dress version while Miss Milla Cherry is wearing the skirt:
 Aren't her cardi, bag and belt so cute?? 
My Fernando the Flamingo brooch is from Jess Collinge
Here is lovely Miss Milla Cherry, wearing a skirt that looks very familiar.....
Oh yes, because I have it too. The color looks different but it's because of the lighting. I like how we both wore a white top with this Hawaiian skirt :) 
 Here we are wearing our Tiki/Hawaiian style dresses:


Both of us wore a necklace to match our dress. 
Miss Milla has a splendid flower piece in her hair........
........and I'm wearing flower stud earrings:
Last but not least: wearing our Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses and a flower in our hair to complete the look. I don't know why I didn't tie my shirt in the front as I usually do! I was also wearing high waisted jeans so it's almost a twin outfit! 


Hope you enjoyed this tropical, Hawaiian flavored post! Ciao dolls 






mercoledì 11 maggio 2016

Minnie Mouse Inspired Look


Hi cats and kittens,

After my Elvis inspired outfits, Lauren Bacall inspired look, now Minnie Mouse is my muse??! Haha don't worry, I'm not going to be wearing mouse ears or anything! The dress I'm wearing in this post is actually a vintage,1940s-1950s style dress and it's not flared out like Minnie's. It is bright red though and there are white polka dots on the top part. I own many red, polka dot pieces and whenever I wear them, friends and even strangers call me Minnie Mouse. It could also be the red ribbon in my hair.....anyway, I take it as a compliment. After all, Minerva ''Minnie'' Mouse is as vintage as can be! She was first drawn in 1928, alongside her mousefriend boyfriend, Mickey Mouse.

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Ciao gatti e gattine,

Dopo i miei look ispirati ad Elvis e a Lauren Bacall, ora è arrivato il turno di Topolina. Ahah, non vi preoccupate, mica mi metto le orecchie da topo! Il vestito che indosso in questo post è vintage, stile anni quaranta-cinquanta. Non è svasato come quello di Topolina però è rosso e ci sono i pois sulla parte superiore. Ho tantissimi capi rossi, a pois ed è forse per questo che i miei amici e persino sconosciuti mi chiamano ''Minnie'' quando me li metto. Potrebbe anche essere il fiocco rosso che ho spesso in testa ma qualunque sia il motivo, io lo prendo come un complimento. Dopotutto, Minnie è un icona vintage! 
E' stata creata nel 1928, insieme al suo Topolino ;) Più vintage di così!

It's a little baggy in the rib cage area and under the arms but I don't really mind! There are two straps which I tied into a bow in the back, by the way.
  
This Minnie Mouse spins Elvis vinyl records, of course!
Questa Topolina è innamorata pazza di Elvis! ;)