Find of the Month: Givenchy Silk Chiffon Blouse

Check out this sunny yellow Givenchy blouse. I picked it up at the Goodwill on Roncesvalles for $8. They had all kinds of good things like a Max Mara camel coat, but they… Continue reading

… And Then There’s Mod

Remember when I when antiquing with my friend Jane in Hamilton a month ago? That time I found the Rolex? Well Jane got a little sterling 3-D charm of Finnish architect Viljo Revell‘s… Continue reading

I Heart Seikos

While none of my watches can claim to be mint specimens, I was feeling like I needed summertime beater — you know, a timepiece that you don’t have to worry about wearing in… Continue reading

Mid Century Modnesday: Charley Harper and Finland

Look what I found at Book City. A Charley Harper Coloring Book! Best of all it was like $3. Charley Harper is one of my fave mid-century modernist illustrators because so many of… Continue reading

The Truth About Vanity Sizing

There was a lot of hullaballoo in the UK last week about the practice of Vanity Sizing. A couple of months ago when we were all up in arms about size 0 to… Continue reading

1920s Filagree Ring

The 1920s and ’30s weren’t all about the geometric lines of the Art Deco design. Light and lacey, this style was a continuations of Edwardian era styles and continued to be popular up… Continue reading

Caped Crusaders

Listen ladies, with the temperatures hovering between 5°C and 19°C, it’s perfect cape weather. On Saturday, I attended an evening at the theatre were there were not one, not two but three women… Continue reading

Locket To Me

I got this pretty locket in a jewellery lot I won on eBay. It’s enamelled front uses a technique called guilloché, which basically means a machine etched pattern. I could see the locket… Continue reading

Bring Back The Dress Clip!

A dress clip is a brooch that uses a hinged clip or two-pronged pin to fasten on to clothing. They were super popular between the 1920s and 1940s because they are extremely versatile.… Continue reading

Do Over: Cufflink Necklace

This is probably the laziest piece of jewellery I have ever made. I took a single cufflink and put it on a chain. Ta da! I think it looks kind of modernist. My… Continue reading

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