Vintage Caravans and a Giveaway!

Vintage Caravan Style

Hiya friends!

I’m sooo excited to be offering you all a sneak peek at this adorable new book from Lisa Mora, courtesy of the delightful people over at Stitch, Craft, Create. If you’ve never checked out their website before, I highly recommend it. SOOO much crafty fun!

Before I get started, I wanted to note that the title of the copy I was given to review is “Vintage Caravan Style: Buying, Restoring, Decorating & Styling the Small Place of Your Dreams” which I believe is the UK edition. If you reserve a copy on Amazon in the US, it’s titled “Vintage Trailer Style: Buying, Restoring, Decorating & Styling the Small Place of Your Dreams”. Here’s the link!

This book is broken down into sections that cover a little bit of everything. Finding your own caravan, picking themes and color schemes, decorating..planning a road trip (WOOHOOO!! Road Trip!!). Seriously. How much fun would it be to hit the road and drive cross country in one of these little beauties??

The pictures are the highlight of the book for me, though. These images are to die for! There are so many themes to choose from, I would need at least 5 or 6 caravans to decorate to my hearts content.

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Happily, this review also happens to coincide with the launch of my new “Wanderlust” line of gypsy inspired jewelry, so I will be running a giveaway offering both a copy of this book AND the necklace pictured below from my new collection ;)

Wanderlust Collection

You can enter the contest below, and you can find more of the wanderlust collection here.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lisa also produces a great vintage caravan magazine..you can find a link to her website here.

A winner will be selected by April 30th! Best of luck, darlings!!

Hugs and Smooches,
D

The ConstantlyAlice Easter Egg-stravaganza!

e blogNot going to make it to the White House for the easter egg hunt? That’s ok..you can join us for our Easter Egg-stravaganza!

Just head on over to the etsy shop and start searching!

  • An egg that looks like the green flowered one pictured above will be hidden in the pictures of a new listing each day starting today and going through 4/19/14.
  • Be the first to comment here on the blog with the link to the item that includes the image and win a goody bag with $40 worth of handmade and vintage jewelry and/or accessories!
  • (And stay tuned for a very special giveaway on 4/20!  Hint..it involves Gypsy jewelry and vintage caravans.. ;)

It’s that simple :)  Have fun and happy hunting!

Hugs and Smooches,
Danielle

The OOAK Project – Coming soon!

The OOAK Project

“You were wild once.  Don’t let them tame you” -Isadora Duncan-

 

My number one priority with ConstantlyAlice, Inc is to encourage people to embrace their individuality.

Whether you do that through fashion, creativity or sharing your passions with the world,  my aim is to nurture a unique, one of a kind mentality.

With this thought at the front my mind, I have developed a new project for “one of a kind people”!

The OOAK Project will focus on originality..and YOU.

Some things you can expect to see:

  • Interviews with one of a kind people.  Crafters, artists, and everyday “celebrities” who share their colorful, unique view of the world.
  • Regular bios on OOAK inspiration (this list will include people like Florence Welch, Twyla Tharpe, Iris Apfel, Tina Fey and Stevie Nicks).
  • HASHTAG, you’re it!  There will be a weekly instagram project that allows you to share your individuality with us!  Just post a photo of something that inspires you.  It could be your outfit, a piece of art you’re working on..anything that makes you one of a kind.  Tag it #OOAKPROJECT and you’ll be entered in a weekly drawing to win a prize from ConstantlyAlice.
  • I’ll be getting in on the act as well by sharing things I do each week in the spirit of the OOAK project.
  • And much, much more!

Keep an eye out here on the blog for updates and information about the project launch date.  And please feel free to chime in and add your own suggestions!  This project is a team effort ;)

Hugs and Smooches,

D

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 ;)

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.

Coco

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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1920s

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

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

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