Fashion Sneak Peek


I really expected to have all the time in the world to blog this week, but it turns out hosting family for the holidays involves a lot of cooking and a lot of dishes. As such, I’m cheating and only going to publish a sneak peek from a developing fashion project and another Etsy treasury list. Thanks to Chris for stepping in to model for me. You’ll remember Chris as Debi’s bride, whom I met when I second shot her gorgeous wedding. Not only is she a natural beauty, but she’s really, really sweet.

As this is likely to be my last post before Christmas, I wanted to share this year’s card.  I’m curious what everyone is asking Santa for. For my part, I’m asking for the Scissor Sisters, Goldfrapp and Franz Ferdinand to record new music, because everything else I want (read: camera stuff & Anthropologie furniture) is like…$2,000 and up. Gift giving encourages bad habits in us. Charly has the habit of telling me of all the really awesome things he almost did for me. He’s actually used the words “I almost stopped and bought you flowers today!” More than once. He doesn’t realize that intention doesn’t count when it comes to flowers. He also lists all the birthday and holiday gifts that were in the running…that is, until he learned how surprisingly expensive they were. This year was no different. My sweet, if not naive, husband went into a gallery to buy a piece of art I always stop to admire. I’m not sure how much he expected to pay, but he was surprised when the painting was $7,500. Charly assumes everything is either $30, $100 or $1000, and since we don’t do super extravagant gifts, I can only guess he thought an oil painting in a King Street art gallery was $100.  He would lose soooo bad on The Price is Right.

My bad holiday habit is making him to buy his own present. Mind you, I provide direction. This year it was concert tickets to the Black Keys / Arctic Monkeys show this spring in DC. After I failed to secure pre-sale tickets, I pawned responsibility on him when general seats went on sale. I figured it was better to share the blame if we failed a second time at getting tickets. Alas, tickets were procured. We’re going to the show. Woo hoo. Of course, one might consider it a bad holiday habit to selfishly gift others that which benefits yourself.

And finally, just in case you’ve procrastinated on your holiday shopping, here’s the latest Etsy treasury list I found my print listed in. Yay! I love these things. Those alphabet flash cards, so cute, right?


5×7 French Alphabet Flash Ca…

$58.00

Do you know your alphabet. F…

$24.95

vintage french flag

$45.00

Vintage French enamel street…

$139.00

1940’s Bisque Doll in Bo…

$65.00

laduree box 10×10 large size…

$28.00

old large rusty French keys

$20.00

Vintage French tin metal bo…

$20.00

1900 original Vintage panora…

$12.00

Postcard from France purse

$26.00

Parisienne Carousel 8×10 Fin…

$20.00

French Glass Little Bottle.S…

$45.00

Vintage Extra Large Industri…

$45.00

Vintage Map of Paris France …

$15.00

Luck number 182. Vintage hou…

$64.95

A gorgeous old vintage Frenc…

$14.00