I made THE COOLEST new friend the other day, Kim from Wild Rose Vintage! She owns a beautifully curated boutique full of gorgeous vintage clothing. I had to snag this 1970's blush dress + a KISS concert tee when I saw them at her pop-up at Beehive Fort Worth. Kim spends her free time hunting for vintage treasures at estate sales, markets, and thrift stores - she even jets all the way to LA for some of her pieces. Her passion for her business is incredibly apparent when you see how clean, curated, and stylish all of the pieces in her collection are. Each item is unique and has a history all its own! Photos by the talented Adriana @lookswithadri.
The month of August is my birthday month, therefore this month's movie club film had to be epic. Gilda is just that - absolutely, utterly epic. Rita Hayworth portrays the ultimate femme fatale opposite one of my favorite bad boys, Glen Ford, in this classic American film noir. I don't want to spoil any of it for you, but I'll say that its the most beautiful and frustrating revenge film I can think of.
This film is in my top five favorite films EVER because of its intense emotion, glamorous costume design, and the swoon-worthy actors. The gorgeous costume design by academy award winning designer Jean Louis is truly one of the reasons I adore this film. The two-piece costume worn by Rita Hayworth in the "Amado Mio" nightclub scene was offered as part of the "TCM Presents … There's No Place Like Hollywood" auction in 2014. It was originally estimated to sell for about $40,000 but the costume sold for $161,000.
In 2013, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being culturally, historically and aesthetically significant, and I couldn't agree more.
I'm moving into a new place in Dallas next month and I'm beyond psyched. Its closer to downtown and within five minutes of tons of awesome spots. I posted an apartment refresh a bit ago but I decided that I wanted to jushh it up a bit. I included a bit more of a "Parisian apartment" vibe and it feels much more me. In this post I've outlined a few of the pieces that I'm most excited about including in my new apartment!
FRENCH CHAIR - I've been totally in love with Wisteria ever since I was in high school and I finally pulled the trigger on a big ticket item from them. I snagged a stunning french-style chair with taupe upholstery for 50% off from their outlet store off of Midway in Dallas. It's the perfect addition to my new, larger living room and I have already spent a few hours curled up in it reading. It has a laid back/regal feel to it that elevates any space. I have to say, french country is by far my favorite furniture style.
LEOPARD RUG - I purchased this little leopard rug from Urban a few weeks ago and I'm a huge fan. I am thinking that I'll place it in the bathroom under my vanity stool, but it could also be in the living room. I have always adored a pop of cheetah print in my living space, but lately its been feeling juvenile. This particular leopard rug feels very chic and understated - exactly what I've been after.
VINTAGE RECORD HOLDER & DISCO BALL - These are clearly necessities that everyone must own. I've kept my dad's old disco ball (yes, I said my dad's lol) in the corner of my current dining room. In the afternoons the light hits it just right so that little dots of light are thrown around the room. It gives magic hour a new vibe. I also snagged a vintage record holder made to look like gold bamboo from Lula B's in Dallas. It only holds about a third of my albums so thats where I'm keeping my special records. The mid-century modern design of it adds a bit of retro flair to my space.
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