“Pretty as a Peacock” by Earle K. Bergey c. 1935
Flappers & Peacocks.
Dumpling Dinasty Pigtail Kit.
I adore Fiona Hewit and her “Dumpling Dinasty” super kitsch kits. Inspiration: 70s shojo manga, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, flea markets and chinese pop culture in general (the packaging reminds me of moon cake boxes a lot), each kit includes an assortment of cute things.
Dumpling Dynasty Sweing Set.
“Our products are a labour of love. Sought-out from lesser-known parts of China, we strive to personalize and re-create the sweet sentiment and attention to detail found in vintage Asian packaging design,” says Fiona Hewitt. “It is our hope that these products will make your life a little sweeter every time you use them.”
“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself.”
Happy 50th, Breakfast at Tiffanys. (see more photos here)
Dovima and the elephants, 1955. Photo by Richard Avedon.
You may know them from ‘Grey Gardens,’ the documentary that made them famous…
Pictured on left: At 21, “Little” Edith models a dress during a fashion show at the 1938 East Hampton Fair near her family’s then-posh home. She would later claim that, as a young debutante, she nearly married Joseph Kennedy Jr. and that, had he survived World War II, she might have been First Lady instead of her cousin Jackie
See more photographs of The Real Women of ‘Grey Gardens.’
I want that doll she’s holding so bad.
My dream October Issue.
No, mr squirrel, don’t take that acorn she’s offering you. Look at her coat, fergodssake. Hinthinthint.