Thursday, October 14, 2010

Giveaway at In The Heyday!

Lovely Shona is giving away this beautiful dress to celebrate 100 followers! It is modeled after the lovely Fleur. Stop by In The Heyday and enter!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Spreading The Snood Fever

I am happy to announce that a line of my Arthelia A. snoods are now being carried at Beauty's Boutique located in Central Mall in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
Beauty's Boutique sells clothing for everyone! Men's, Women's, and Baby apparel and accessories. Modern and Retro furniture and housewares are also for sale. The theme of the store is west coast/ pin up/ 50's/ handmade/ with a bit of nyc flair.
They also have a Facebook store so if you aren't in the area take a peek and order online.
Beauty's Boutique is run by the lovely Bevin Green. While we were chatting she asked me a little about the history of snoods so I thought I would share it with you too.

Snoods have been around for centuries. From the Renaissance time period.....

To the Civil War era.

When Gone With The Wind hit theaters in the late 1930's it brought them back into fashion......

...throughout the 1940's.

Women working in factories during WWII especially loved them for their ability to keep there hair back and still look good.

Today they are a must have accessory for the modern girl who loves the vintage or pinup look!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Goodbye Tony Curtis

If you haven't already heard, actor Tony Curtis passed away Wednesday at the age of 85.
He is an actor that I have only come to appreciate in recent years. Here is the trailer for my favorite film of his: The Sweet Smell of Success from 1957.
If you have never seen it, I highly recommend you check it out. It airs on TCM every now and then and is also available on Netflix.