Spotlight: Scarlett Willow Shop

Recently I've been completely obsessed with Scarlett Willow Shop, a vintage clothing store I found on Etsy that specializes in clothing from the 1960's and 70's. As you may know if you've read my blog over the last few months, I've been particularly into fashions from the 1970's and have mostly been making myself clothes … Continue reading Spotlight: Scarlett Willow Shop

Doris Day, Dream a Little Dream of Me

Just a silly post for my cat, who obviously can't read and has no idea what the internet is, except that it is a place where her mom finds the music she loves and she can gaze lovingly at anyone from David Bowie to the Andrews Sisters as they are performing. As I said, I … Continue reading Doris Day, Dream a Little Dream of Me

Pretty Things: A Rufus Wainwright Tribute

This year is the twentieth anniversary of Rufus Wainwright's first (self-titled) album, and I just wanted to write a short and completely inadequate tribute to this incredibly talented musician who has helped me get through some really difficult times during those twenty years. I have been lucky enough to see him perform a number … Continue reading Pretty Things: A Rufus Wainwright Tribute


Today is the anniversary of my mom's death. Every year it hits me like an avalanche. I don't think I'll ever get used to this day, or to spending my birthday without her (I was born on her birthday, August 24th, we were also both born on a Tuesday, coincidentally). This day is always painful, … Continue reading Mom

Interview with Helen of 20th Century Cloth!

This week I'm very excited to be interviewing the lovely Helen of 20th Century Cloth! Helen creates wonderfully fun, kitschy and gorgeous fabrics inspired by Mid-Century textiles and designs. If you've ever longed for the amazing fabric of the Atomic Age, 20th Century Cloth is your go-to shop for incredible fabric that looks truly authentic! … Continue reading Interview with Helen of 20th Century Cloth!