Prepare yourself, I am about to overdo it. Vintage wallpaper, Sherlock-esque (PBS style) wallpaper, damasks, and flocking wallpaper have fixed themselves to my heart and mind.

I imagine these prints, the tactile and vibrant “hand” of these prints and patterns on the my body. Not just a big, repeated print though – not like wallpaper at all really. I keep imagining some of these elements well placed on a top that would amplify the lady-like, downplay the undignified and master the mystery of our glorious physiques.

I imagine these gorgeous artworks well placed on a trouser. In just the right placement these small wonders will uplift the downtrodden and taper and tighten the fluffier bits and pieces.

I love prints and patterns but they are rarely, if ever, well-placed to do the female form delight. It seems so simple – expensive, I get it. Each garment would be couture in that each size will have to specifically made to place such patterns and textures just right.

I hope that we get to accomplish this at Archie & Eldred one day.

In the meantime here is a slew of wallpapers that inspire this idea. Gorgeous, classic, mysterious, smart, sexy with dignity. You decide…





A League of Extraordinary Legos

Today’s post is already a day late so I have elected to do a bit of blog-stealin’ from High Snobiety.

While I never plunged into the creative land of Legos, I have often been amused and even awed by the masterpieces of the artists who did. These creations are nothing short of thinking outside the blocks while paying homage to some of the musical greats (and not so greats depending on your preference).

I wonder if there is a series of classic movie actors, Cary Grant, Gregory Peck, James Dean, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Rosalind Russell, Myrna Loy and some crooners like Bing Crosby, Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and what about some legendary designers like Coco Chanel, Jeane Lanvin, Thierry Hermes, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Hubert de Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Emanual Ungaro, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli and a pint sized Edith Head to name a few.

I did find good old Karl Lagerfeld & Donatella – but it’s almost too easy to do them…

So I broke my leg on Thursday. And frankly I am milking it as an excuse for such an oddball post. I am only thinking clearly about 35% of the time and at the point at which I am “penning’ this my % of clarity has diminished to about -17%.


None-the-less – CHEERS!




Let There Be Shoes

There’s a pair for everyone.

These are my favorite of this little montage. Can you imagine how perfect these feel and look?

I am a bad and naughty blogger for not calling out where all of these kicks came from, I’ll make a point to do better going forward.