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!