Collections Week: Bakelite Jewellery

I find myself with so much vintage stuff that I have amassed mini collections of stuff without even trying. So I thought I’d talk about some of my sets this week. At one… Continue reading

Mid Week Modness: Jean-Claude Darveau Necklace

I’ve written before about the great Canadian Modernist jewellery designers such as Robert Larin, de Passillé-Sylvestre, Guy (or Giles) Vidal and Rafael Alfandary. There’s one designer I haven’t written about before, although his… Continue reading

All New Review: L’Oréal Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour

The folks at L’Oréal sent me a few samples of the Infallible Stars Never Fail Lipcolour, $14. It’s a two step lipstick involving a shimmery basecoat and and a vitamin E infused conditioner.… Continue reading

Deposé France French Celluloid Brooch

Found this cute ’lil French celluloid brooch lurking in a bag of broken jewelry at the Value Village. It’s actually two disks set on top of one another to create depth. The back… Continue reading

Sunday Shopping Coming Down

Sunday morning I decided to get out of the house early and do stuff before the Santa Clause Parade cleaved the city in two. I went to the St. Lawrence Antique Market, but… Continue reading

Mighty Cobra Clutch

Indulged in a little retail therapy on my way home from work Thursday night. Picked up this 1970s-era snakeskin purse. It looks like it had a handle originally, but one could still carry… Continue reading

Brush (Your Clothes) With Greatness

Over at Jezebel, there’s an interesting (and graphic) post about how to extend the life of your jewellery. Which reminded me that I want to write some stuff about extending the life of… Continue reading

Silver Soviet Amber Ring

Two ring posts in a row? With all the attention being paid to Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, why not? This ring was made in the Soviet Union sometime between the end of WWII… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Finnish Brass Ring

This ring pretty much encapsulates mid-century Finnish jewellery design. It has one foot in Bronze Age Viking brutalism plus a hippy dippy free form feeling. I don’t know who designed it — it’s… Continue reading

My Favourite Things: Toe Socks

Speaking of The Drake General Store, I was overjoyed to discover that they are selling tabi and toe socks. These are my two favourite kinds of socks in the whole world! While I… Continue reading

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