Friday, April 20, 2012

Hello, hello I'm back again!!

Did you miss me? I've been MIA but have a good excuse as of late! I, along with my friend Danielle rescued a two week old kitten! We were at the Stockton flea market last week and there he was, laying in a cardboard box in desperate need of mother's milk. We sped off on a mission of mercy, buying kitten formula and stopping at the spca for guidance. A foster effort quickly became an adoption as my husband and I welcome the wee tabby boy into our home where Garloo will have two big brothers and a big sister too! He's a pound of fun and got in on the action for my latest outfit post!! The Mod Male himself requested a photo of my scalloped jacket as he posted a similar outfit on his blog recently. So here it is, and if you wanna git down with some killer mod men style, you know where to click!
60s Penelope of Carmel suede jacket, thrifted many years ago $3
60s wet look mini dress, ebay many years ago $25
60s-70s thigh high suede boots, ebay many years ago $40
60s Pucci velvet purse, ebay two years ago, $200
60s Italian sunglasses, ebay last year, $40
Bakelite ring, a few weeks ago at the Sacramento Antique Fair, $45

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Bouffant Want

I have wanted big hair for years, achieving different heights over time via wigs, falls and teasing too. As a 5'2" woman I really like the vertical boost a bouffant gives me. I had Laurel at Alley Cuts blow and bouffant set my hair Friday night and Sunday afternoon it still looks good, with minor straightening and teasing for maintenance needed. I could get used to having my hair professionally done more often, it's nice to find a stylist who gets what I want and gives it to me too!
60s psychedelic pink blouse, $20 ebay several years ago
Topshop hot pants, $50 ebay a few years ago
60s-70s lace up go go boots, $75 ebay a few years ago

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Pucci Forever!

Found fit to wear for all eternity, Marilyn Monroe was buried in her 60s green silk Emilio Pucci dress. I recently treated myself to a similar dress in pink, and it is indeed very comfortable to wear. The spanx pantyhose I'm wearing underneath it is another story however! Fortunately not all of Marilyn's beautiful Puccis followed her to the grave, and in fact many were auctioned at Christie's in 1999. The rack photograph (with several Pucci gowns shown) was taken prior to the auction of Marilyn's wardrobe. My dress is very similar to the one hanging on the far right, minus the exceptional provenance of course!!

60s Pucci pink silk dress, $120 ebay a few weeks ago
60s faux Pucci purse, $15 etsy last month
60s pink metallic stiletto heels, $30 ebay several years ago
60s cool ray sunglasses, thrifted a long time ago

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Style for Eyes

A few months ago I got new pink lenses put into some vintage sunglasses frames I already owned. I trusted Style Eyes to do great work and they certainly did. I had asked another optometrist shop to adjust these same frames and they failed repeatedly, but Gloria made them fit perfectly within minutes! Although I had a vintage pair already in my possession for new lenses, I was quite tempted by their designer selection too!

60s sunglasses, $10 ebay a while back also worn here
70s green furry hat, $7 thrifted last summer
60s wool and angora sweater, $1 church sale last year

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Outfit inspiration: The Abominable Snow Monster

Our region's semblance of a cold winter is upon us, so I have been wearing this fuzzy jacket to keep toasty warm. In doing this, I was fondly reminded of the Abominable Snow Monster from the classic 1964 stop motion animation Christmas special, Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. I always had a soft spot for the Abominable Snow Monster, he's just lonely and hungry out there in the bitter cold ass North Pole! In the true spirit of the holiday season, I like to overlook the Abominable Snow Monster's ferocious flaws and focus on what a cute beast he really is!

May your holidays be filled with loveliness warmth and cheer, thanks so much for visiting Annimal House this year!

Annimal and Stanimal

70s furry beast coat, $15 thrifted 5 years ago
Vintage 70s mini dress, $30 ebay a few weeks ago, also worn here
Cheapo vinyl gray shoes with carbon fiber look, $16 ebay last month
Vintage Furry purse, $15 ebay last month
60s sunglasses, $5 Sacramento antique fair a few years ago

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Outfit Inspiration: The Nauga Monster

I've long been a lover of the sweet Nauga Monster, and I was fortunate enough to adopt two of Stan's Nauga Monster children as my own when we wed. I also take outfit styling cues from the Nauga, as I am here wearing a recently acquired vintage Naugahyde dress. I got myself a few early gifts this year, these vintage Christian Dior sunglasses rating very high among them. Although I am pleased with these new treasures I have been having a hard time transitioning into the holiday cheer of the season as our beloved cat Fang has been taken from us. We hold out some hope he may be found but shelter and online searches have come up empty. We really miss our gentleman tuxedo cat, we were so lucky to have had him in our lives for as long as we did.
vintage Naugahyde dress, $10 ebay a few weeks ago
DKNY wet look shirt, $4 thrifted last year
vintage Christian Dior sunglasses, $100 ebay last month
chain earrings I made out of old stuff that was cheap
Goldielocks the cat, priceless

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Zandra Rhodes for your consideration

At first I thought this gown was a knock off of Zandra Rhodes original textile design. But upon better inspection I found it to be an authentic ZR piece. Upon even further inspection I found it to be listed for a rather high price on the “first dibs” website. I am intrigued to see what an ebay buyer would be willing to pay, so I listed the gown there. I still have 7 days left on this auction but I can't wait to find out how much I can earn to help abandoned cats with this pretty gown! Liz over at Vintage a Peel owns the holy grail of ZR items, a lipstick print pair of trousers that are currently in an exhibition in London no less! And being the historian extraordinaire that she is, you may also view a scan of the original magazine editorial image from 1969 on her blog as well!