Saturday, August 7, 2010

Knit Wits, Part 11: Smarmy Dearest

Welcome to Knit Wits!


It's been a while since we delved into the bizarre world of vintage sweater booklets, so it's about damn time we do. Today's inspiration is a Vintage 60's Columbia Minerva His & Hers Sweater Booklet.


"I am so getting a piece tonight."
"Yeeeah, no, you're not."

Any time you see "his and hers" on a pattern you know something's gonna be awesomely cheesy. And wrong. With a delightful light & airy vibe of "religious cult". You know who should wear matching sweaters? No one, that's who. Sure as hell not grown men and women. But maybe twins. Or the entire cast of Full House. Other than that, it's a fashion hell no.

Except, of course, when it comes to the snarky and smug-ass men and women in sweater booklets of the 1960's. Then it's anybody's guess. Let's see a few more fine examples of knitting perfection from the same booklet...


"Whaddya think- I totally pull off "straight", right?... Right?!..."


"Well how about now?!


These are supposed to be "his and hers", right? Sooo....who's the "his" and who's the "hers" here?....

Monday, August 2, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie

I wasn't even going to post today, but thanks to my homeslice Club Vintage who found these (for sale on ebay, of all places), I figured it was a MUST to share these heels with you guys.

I think it's safe to say, these too can be filed under: Oh, SNAP.

And so, I give you ... the birdcage shoe:


I hate birds (seriously), but these are totally acceptable. Plus, they're studded! Peep toe! Ankle strap! Velvet! Can't...form...sentences...

These super rare Vintage La Rose Birdcage Heels are currently up for auction on ebay with 4 days to go, at a current price of $100 with the reserve not met. Oy. Let's torture ourselves more, shall we?


It's a bird! In a cage! For the heel! Naturally they're a wee vintage size 6.5, which means they probably fit like a modern size nuthin'. (Dammit!) But they sure are purdy to look at!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: One, Two, Three O'Clock, Four O'Clock Rock!

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!


Oh, SNAP. Lookie lookie at this vintage novelty print:


Utter coolness, amiright?! You know what wasn't utter coolness? Me, in high school. I wish my teen years were like the wacky kids on this skirt. Hell, I'd settle for a day. But it never was like a supercheese episode of Happy Days for most of us, was it? (Ooh! Like the "Fonz-jumps-a-shark" episode! That would be a kickass day to have.) Unfortunately my Cool Kid Status didn't kick in until my 20's. Or 30's. OK, never. So I was always nerdy, so sue me. High school and teenagehood was a huge slice-o'lame cake with a side of boredom frosting and geek sprinkles. (Side note: must scout out- and possible kill for- cake. Now. Right now.) But whatevs. There's nothing like a healthy dose of repressing your feelings (and probably Miller High Life) that cures what ails ya, amiright?!

This totally incred Vintage 50's Rock & Roll Dancin' Teens & Records Print Skirt, on Etsy from seller Wear It Again:


If you need me, I'll be moping in my room listening to Wham! records and hoarding the Hubba Bubba. Lip Smackers and puffy unicorn stickers may be involved, it's gonna be a long night.