mandag den 30. december 2013

torsdag den 26. december 2013

Christmas Nails

26 December, I just have time to show you my Christmas nails, before we pack away all the Christmas decorations.

The green glitter polish is Color Club's Magic Elf stamped with spruce forest, from one of my new PUEEN plates.

This is my favourite Christmas nail design, Candy Canes. The white polish is from Depend and the red one is Color Club's Ruby Slippers.

I made this design the day before Christmas. The trees are made with tape and decorated with rhinestones. The white polish with golden shimmer used as a base is OPI's new Ski Slope Sweetie and the green one used for the trees is Essence We Rock the Tree.

tirsdag den 24. december 2013

mandag den 23. december 2013

torsdag den 19. december 2013

Christmas Fashion

What should you wear for Christmas? I like something red or green, and if you search for Christmas Sweater/Cardigan, then you surely get a lot of seriously ugly ones to choose from. But I was lucky to find this red one with hollies embroidered on (on Etsy):
Thick and warm. It will be nice to wear when reading in my sofa during December.

Just for fun I kept surfing on Etsy and found this lovely home made poinsettia circle skirt:
And no, I am not going to use the holly cardigan above with it, because I think it will be just a little too much. I think a thinly knitted simple green blouse will be a lovely match.

Well, I adore petticoats, so I simply had to invest in this red one:
It is also from Etsy (Dodo Trading), only cost about 25 dollars and is shipped from the UK, so no problems with Danish customs and VAT.

Yep, I am crazy, but why does it always have to be so boring?! ;)

mandag den 16. december 2013

torsdag den 12. december 2013

Christmas Music

In 2009 I was a Christmas DJ, yes, it is already that long ago. I played nostagic, modern and Danish Christmas music. I LOVE Christmas music! Especially the oldies song by the American crooners. I have a large collection of Christmas music, both on CD and vinyl, because Christmas music is the only music I hear in December. But why is there never made any new Christmas music? I found out last year when I read an article in a newspaper about it that said it was "artistic suicide" to write a Christmas song! Well, I simply don't understand that, because I really don't think that Bing Crosby ever regretted White Christmas, which became the most sold single in the world:
Of course I have it in my vinyl collection, both as a single and as an LP

And I can quickly mention other great stars, who didn't ruin their career by singing a Christmas song. E.g. The King, Elvis. He could even do it wearing black leather:

And Madonna was almost as mawkish as Mrs. Kitt was:

Even Bon Jovi has made a rocking Christmas song:
I have the LP which is shown is in the video.

Bryan Adams has made a rocking tribute to Rudolph:

And The Boss has also joined the Christmas chorus without ruining his career:

So what are you waiting for out there? Write us a new Christmas hit, so we all get something new to listen to and you get a fixed income every December for many years to come. :)

mandag den 9. december 2013

torsdag den 5. december 2013

ALT for Damerne, December, 1955

It's time for some nostalgic Christmas spirit from 1955. I've scanned from Everything for the Ladies number 50 - yes, I've made a translation error, it is not All for the Ladies, and I will go back and correct this later - and I could hardly stop when I got started, so this is the great Christmas edition. Remember that all scans can be clicked into large format.

We are in the middle of December, because I fell completely in love with the cover - so perfectly Christmas:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Notice the lovely Christmas decorations on the tree in the background. And THREE puppies! :)

Let's start with an article about Charlie Chaplin - Life and Laughter in the Garden of Happiness (unfortuntaly in Danish):
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

Here a SAHM has found a way to work from her home:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
She makes fairytale elves of cones and has created her own little business. And it was before Etsy.

Look at the photo at the top left, I don't think they are difficult to copy:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

Fashion is now about coats, because the season has gotten colder:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
I love the big check patterns and elegant fur collars.

Here is the second part about the coats and there is also a diagram and guide for making yourself something warm for your ears:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

But December is also a month with lots of parties and what shall we wear for all the dinner parties?
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Well, an intermediate dress, of course. It looks very wearable for a lot of different occassions, because I think it all is in the accessories.

Bettina is wondering occurred every week in 1955:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Here she wonders if Christmas is too long and how early you are allowed to start your Christmas preparations. I think it all depends on your temperament and life style. Each year, I try to start in good time, but it is not always I succeed.

Back then gifts were often home made, which the hood (above) is a good example of, but this letter box is a brilliant gift for him:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Because then you don't have to look at all his paper mess. If I had talents within braiding round pith then I had made one for myself, because it would look lovely on my desk.

Dinner is served! Here is suggestions for all the dinners of the week:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

When writing your wish list ... Then you could do it lounging in your chaise longue wearing this elegant Asani night gown and pretend you are a movie star from Hollywood:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

But WHAT should you wish for? You can be practical and wish for one of these very smart and lovely coffee machines, that perhaps are too expensive to buy for yourself:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
My granny always used the one at the top left, she said it made the best coffee in the world.

But the one below right is fabulous, almost art:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

You can also wish for knitting yarn:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

And knit this lovely winter blouse with the great detail at the back:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

Or you can wish for these lovely warm boots:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
I have long wanted the model below left. I know they are reproduced, but either they are too expensive or I cannot find them in Europe (they get way to expensive if they get caught in customs, sigh). So if you know where to buy them in EU, please let me know.

BUT - you could also be completely unwise and wish for some perfume luxury from Arden:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Just give me some of all of it, I cannot choose. :)

Or Dubarry face powder which gives the most beautiful teint in seconds:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

And 4711 is still around today, if that is your taste:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

Triumph promises Swing Action with their lovely slip:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50

Nivea cream was also popular back then, in fact I often use it as night cream during the winter months:
ALT for Damerne, 1955, nr. 50
Let's end with the nice and classic watch, which I wouldn't mind wearing.

Did you notice? I went directly to the ads without mentioning.

Merry Christmas to you all. :)

mandag den 2. december 2013

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