Thursday, October 8, 2009
Today's the 2nd installment of Halloween Fridays and today's theme is the black cat! Usually a sign of bad luck and misfortune if they cross your path, if you believe in that sort of wives tale-y sort of thing. I prefer not to have any cat cross my path because I just don't like them. I know, I know, I'm a chick and apparently my gender is supposed to simply adore cats, but oddly, I do not. Cats suck, in my book. But I do like the image of cats, for what it's worth!
In conclusion, black cats in cartoons= awesome. Real life ones= not at all awesome. That's the point I took too long to get to.
So today's picks are all over the map- some are actual 50's vintage, some are homemade from charming Etsy crafty types, but I think all are cool for what they are, and I hope you dig 'em too. Enjoy!
An Original Print Called "Otto, Ramses and Wolfgang". Aww c'mon, how cute is this?
Giant Sparkly Cat Heart Pendant. I love that this is a honking big size at 2" wide. I like my jewelry to be over the top and ridiculous. Plus, the cat reminds me of the cat in Coraline.
See? Coraline cat!
Black Cat Psychobilly Pencil Skirt from Zombie Kitten Originals. That's hot. (Eew. Kill me for sounding like Paris Hilton, please.)
Vintage 50's Cat Novelty Print Dress from Posh Pig Vintage. OK, so technically these aren't black cats, but a fun novelty print of pastel cats holding parasols. You'd be hard-pressed to find actual older vintage (meaning pre 70's) with menacing black cats on them. So you'll take it and like it!
Vintage 50's Rhinestone Cateye Sunglasses. Are these not the cattiest of cat eye glasses you've ever seen?! They're wicked cool and so...well, catty!
Vintage 50's MAX FACTOR Hypnotique Sophisti-Cat Perfume. I can't stand that sort of sugary pun on words (like Sophisti-cat)- even though I've on occasion thrown out some pretty corny ones myself- but I'll give ol' Max a pass, because, I mean, rhinestone eyes and pearl necklace makes up for the cutespeak! I wonder what it smells like? Cat? (Wait, eeeew...)
Wow. I mean, yikes. I never thought I'd see the day when a men's outfit made Fred's choice of wardrobe on Scooby Doo look not gay. But this pattern? I mean...I just...can't not look away...seriously, what the hell? What are those, like, green patent leather pirate boots? And the last outfit...sweet merciful crap...I gotta say, the white skinny belt totally makes it. Nice work, McCalls.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I think for the rest of the month I shall do nothing but post a creepy-ass vintage doll for Way-Out Wednesdays because there are justsomanyofthem. Either that or start a second blog where I do nothing but post a different creepy-ass doll every day, but that's already sounding pretty ambitious and like most things in this here blogland, it's probably already being done a million and one times by a million and one goth girls, so maybe it's not such a novel and marvelous idea after all. See how self-sabotaging I am? What is wrong with me? There should be a pill for that. Oh right, there is. It's called the "shut the hell up you nut bar and get on with the show already" pill. Or maybe it's just called Valium. Whatever.
I certainly hope you guys aren't bored to tears with clowns because, I mean, damn there are a ton of 'em out there. Almost all of which are scary or creepy or disturbing. Which of course means I love it. And today's pick is no exception. Today's vintage 50's/60's clown is brought to you by Modern Day Vintage. It's even one of those rolly polly toys, the kind that just sway back and forth but don't fall down. Which isn't terrifying at all. Let's see how kid-friendly this sucker is...
Oh sweet jebus with a churro. Come on. Look at his face! And his big fatass belly! It's like he's saying "Hey hey, kids! Stabby the Clown here! What's wrong, kids? You're scared? Of my belly? And the way I'm holding it, like I'm guarding a deep and terrifying secret? Have no fear, its not filled with... deep fried children... Nope! Now get your asses over here so Stabby can dip you in batter."
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
It's Atomic Tuesday once again, kids! First, let me apologise for my absence and lack of posting over the past few days. My fabulous life of jet-setting to swanky Euro cities, lounging with the elite and living the lavish life of champagne and caviar has taken over lately. (Note: no actual jet-setting to Euro cities, lounging with the elite or lavish life-living actually took place.)
I'm just gonna jump right in, riding this cold medicine high for all it's worth and get right to today's theme of pretty covetable dresses! (Get it? They're pretty and covetable?! Yeah, whatever. I know. Lame pun.)
Vintage 50's Atomic Pleated Dress NOS from Metro Retro Vintage.
Vintage 50's Atomic Silk Dress from Past Perfect Vintage.
Vintage 50's Atomic Print Dress from Blue Velvet Vintage.
Vintage 50's Atomic Rhinestones Dress from Retro Glamour.
Vintage 50's Atomic Fishing Lures Dress from Hatfeathers Vintage.