I bought this wonderful 1970s albert nipon sheer print dress at the brooklyn flea this past weekend for a song and had great plans to take the hem up and make this my (other) perfect summer dress. excitement got in the way of size consideration and, well, I can't zip it up.
csa season has begun! we usually eat these crunchy things right out of the bag, but thought I'd try cooking them this time. once I added some mint from my dad's garden, the results were out of this world.
+ shell about a pound of snap peas and quickly blanch them in a small pot of boiling water + transfer quickly to an ice bath. in the meantime, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet + saute a handful of chopped green onions for a minute and add the drained peas + season with salt and pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes + add a few tablespoons of chopped mint right before serving
(there are no photos of the finished product because we ate it too fast!)
this vintage 1940s gown makes me want nothing more than to step out of a wood frame bungalow overlooking the ocean, tuck a hibiscus flower behind my ear and take a sip from the ice cold mai tai in my hand. paradise!
there's nothing quite like a snapshot of the past to provide endless inspiration, but they're even more special when the photo is of someone close to your heart. in this case my grandmother, lucille, posing in front of the camera before a high school dance in queens, new york, circa 1943.
this amazing (and on sale for $1,905.00) vivienne westwood black silk corset dress, or this little strapless frock with a draped tulip skirt and sweetheart bodice for....$62. can vintage ever possibly lose?