Monday, May 6, 2013

i spy: a brave climber, Wiener Werkstätte wishes, a dashing designer, and Giggle Juice

Wiener Werkstätte designs, German timber framed houses, masked Austrian "wild man" creatures...there's definitely a bit of a theme to many of my inspirations lately.  My interest in Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow School goes back a bit further (and he had ties to the Wiener Werkstätte, too), but I had no idea the Scottish designer/architect was so very dashing.  

Of course, I have long been inspired by the spunky style of Shirley Maclaine.  And check out my newest style icon, Maureen, the Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava.  How fantastic is she?  I can totally see myself--and either of those gals--donning those amazing Dessès rhinestone gloves and drinking a concoction from the Giggle Juice book.

You can see more of this (plus a healthy dose of Christoph Waltz, you have been warned) on my Tumblr and Pinterest.

1 / Wiener Werkstätte “best wishes for the new year” postcard, by Lotte Frömel-Fochler, ca 1910 / The Vienna Secession
2 / handsome Glasgow School architect, painter, and furniture designer Charles Rennie Mackintosh / FuckYeahHistoryCrushes
3 / masked figures from the Wilde Jagd Christmas folklore festivity in Salzburg, Austria / via
4 / a beautiful house in Schorndorf, Germany / via
5 / 1930s photo.  I don't know how she got up there--and in those heels--but dang, she is both stylish and brave! / via

1 / I just love Shirl. And those shades. / via
2 / fabulous 1960s American Girl shoe ad. / via
3 / amazing title and jacket on this vintage cocktails book. / via
4 / 1950s Jean Dessès rhinestone embellished gloves. /
5 / now this is a style icon!  Maureen, Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava. / Advanced Style



  1. that vintage cocktail book cover is amazing.

  2. Shirley and Maureen are amazing, I love their glasses!


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