08 PM | 25 Mar

Oh those Winchester brothers…

If you don’t love them, it’s probably because you haven’t met them.

Allow me to introduce you.

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Yeah.

Our sister shop The Halo Effect, currently has some amazing printable postcards featuring quotes from Sam and Dean.  Head on over and check them out here.

Hugs and Smooches, D

PS.  If you need a little more Winchester in your life, add Supernatural to your netflix queue.  I promise you won’t be sorry ;)

11 PM | 12 Mar

ConstantlyAlice’s Fashion Through the Decades –Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel

Fashion through the Decades

Two of my favorite designers of the 1920′s are Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel. Two wildly different perspectives on fashion, but each a part of making fashion history.

Coco Chanel was born Gabriel Chanel. She was larger than life and it is said that most of her personal history was made up. She occasionally had a hard time keeping her stories straight as she got older, so a lot of biographies about her explain that her younger years are a bit murky.

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Chanel’s fashion aesthetic was clean, simple and wearable. Coming off a generation of exaggerated shapes created from tightly cinched waistlines, her style was a refreshing change for the young women of the 1920s. Her use of jersey knits was an innovation at a time when they were only used for workmen’s wear.

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Elsa’s style lived at the opposite end of the spectrum, and so did her life. While Coco came from modest beginnings as an orphan, Elsa was raised in a wealthy family. Her father was Dean of the University of Rome and her mother was an aristocrat. Elsa felt that her wealthy lifestyle stifled her creativity and art, so she moved to New York City and began her career as a designer.

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She worked with many famous artists like Salvador Dali and Jean Cocteau to create her creative and avant garde clothing. Each one was like a piece of art, from lobster dresses to trompe l’oeil sweaters.

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Next up in our fashion through the decade series…dressing for the 1920s!

Hugs and Smooches, D

03 PM | 24 Feb

In Like a Lion…

Hello darling ones.  It’s been far too long!

I’ve been in the process of conjuring up some new ideas for ConstantlyAlice for the spring (my second favorite time of year, right after fall ;)

I’ve been sketching, jotting down ideas and gathering some inspiration for new lines that I plan to add to the shop over the next few months.  Here’s a little peek at what’s been bouncing around in my brain:

Vintage Tattoo Flash

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I love the look of vintage tattoos. Lately I’ve been working with laser cut wood shapes. I plan to paint vintage tattoo designs onto hearts, teardrops and ovals and use them as pendants or earrings.

Vintage circus/Gypsy fortune teller

Gypsy

Tightrope walkers, strong men, elephants and fortune tellers! The idea for this line is to incorporate a vintage circus theme into earrings and charm bracelets, including a bracelet of little tarot cards.

The Bibliophile Collection

Bibliophile

This collection will include literary quotes and pages of (too) well loved books made into pieces of jewelry. Custom orders will be available if you’d like a piece made based on your favorite book!

Absinthe, Butterflies and Flappers

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My love affair with the 20s continues! This collection will feature little green fairies, butterflies and flappers.

I can’t wait to start listing the new pieces in the shop and sharing them with you all!

Hugs and Smooches, D

03 PM | 22 Jan

BLONDIES!! (not that one..)

Blondies

Today is National Blonde Brownie Day! Since it’s one of my all time favorite snacks, I’m going to share a few recipes with you in celebration ;) Just click on the images below to be taken to the recipe.

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This version has Butterfingers..mmmmm..butterfingers..

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I haven’t tried this one, but it’s a copycat version of the Starbucks Toffee Blondie..if it’s anything like that version, count me in!

…and since we’re snacking, I’m sure some of you have noticed my fondness for what I like to call “snack for one” plates. Plate and teacup in one convenient combination! Here are a few that are in the etsy shop now..(click on the image to be taken to the listing)

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Happy Snacking!

Hugs and smooches, D