Wednesday, April 28, 2010

LOVE- Patti Smith!

To put in words how much I am intrigued by Patti Smith is really challenging to say the least. I guess that I would say that I am mystified by her; someone who fearlessly dares to be different. She inspires me in so many ways, from fashion to poetry always fresh, always reinventing herself.

 While moving I came across an Issue of LA Weekly that I had saved with a 3 page Article entitled "Dreams of Life and Death, Looking Back With Patti Smith" that chronicles parts of her new book "Just Kids" that is a memoir to her friend, lover and confidante Robert Maplethorpe. Needless to say, this book is on my list.

Here are some pics and some quotes from the article:

Patti and Robert

 "Harry(Smith) and Robert were the first people who had me sing to them, Harry would say something that would embarrass me then, but now I like it: 'You are quite the chanteuse' "

"I was a bad girl trying to be good and her was a good boy trying to be bad, he was an artist and he knew it"

The Rock Goddess

Words about being a music critic: "Criticism is kind of a funny word, because I never wrote anything bad, I only wrote about things that I liked. I thought that a critic was there to open people's eyes, not criticize."

"I have always studied classical literature, classical music. We were modern kids thrown into a modern era, but I was quite a romantic and Robert had a real sense of the importance of history. To  be a great artist, I believe, is to understand the importance of history and assimilate it but then do something new"

Friday, April 23, 2010

VTG Shopping Guide- MCM Vintage Home Accessories

Finally moved in! Now to add the last little touches... accessories!

A quick and easy way to update or change up your interior is to add new or different accessories. The best things about vintage home wares is the low impact they have on the environment and the fact that each piece is unique and you won't find it at a chain store or anything like that.   Of course, one my favorite design periods is the mid century era.  I have scoured Etsy for the coolest vintage MCM accessories around. Enjoy!

Found Around the House - Misc.Vintage Awesomeness

Vintage table lamp - metal - glass ball - gold tone - mid century
available at moxiethrift

when jack kerouac was sweating over the keys, he kept cool with one of these
available at undeadtrash

vintage FUNCTION AND ART wooden shelf
available at FromGraytoGold

Only Time will Tell- The Coolest Clocks

Vintage Eames Era Howard Miller Wall Clock
available at thevintagesupplyco

Vintage Yellow Clock
available at bettysvintagepearls

GLOBE perpetual calendar
available at littlebyrdvintage

Basket Case- Wicked Wire Baskets

mid century gold Italian wire nesting bowls
available at kikimacey

Silver Plated Square Basket
available at findingfabulous

Vintage Silver Wire Scalloped Basket
available at ThisOldHouseDress

Quaint and Quirky- Cool, Unique Decor

LARGE Sculptural Jack
available at sweetshorn

US Mail / Air Mail Organizer
available at hutchvintage

Talk to the hand....porcelain glove mold
available at southrosewindow

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


My guy and I have been in the process of moving for about a week. Luckily we are just about done, which is great! Now all we have to do is unpack, that will be a lot more fun than packing ; ) I am excited to share some pictures when everything is set up and put in it's place.

This week I am planning to do a mid century modern home shopping guide in celebration of our new place.

For now, here is a "box" inspired shoot, if only moving were really this glamorous!

Ok, now I'm exhausted!
(images via fashion gone rouge)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Weekend Getaway: Joshua Tree & the wild wild west

This weekend I was lucky enough to get out of town for a few days. It was so nice to have a change of scenery and go somewhere that is so quiet and serene. I realized that I really love the desert, more specifically Joshua Tree. There is something that is majestic about those trees.

It doesn't surprise me that numerous famous bands have gone out there for inspiration. I suppose the most famous would be U2 since they named a complete album after this place but there have been tons more such as the Rolling Stones and Gram Parsons. I'm sure that there are far more bands that have used Joshua Tree's natural splendor as inspiration.

All of the vintage Stones photos are from one of my most favorite blogs of all time: Diet Coke and Sympathy which is dedicated mostly to the great Stones muses Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithful. Check it out!

Keith Richards in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree in the Spring

Keith Richards photos via Diet Coke and Sympathy
Joshua Tree Photos Shot by me

Monday, April 12, 2010

Falling Down the Staircase

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Here are some beautiful inspiration pictures that I found recently and wanted to share. I really love the angles that the model and staircase create, it's absolutely gorgeous! I would love to do a shoot like this sometime, maybe in the future : )

I added some new stuff to the shop today, feel free to check it out!

(images via fashion gone rouge)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I like The Like

A super cool video that Gia Coppola shot for Zac Pozen featuring the rockin' rad band The Like. I love the vintage vibe, the music is good and the clothes are amazing!

Be sure to check out the new Haute Hippie collection at Salon Mystique

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Feeling Frustrated

The Rolling Stones put it perfectly when they sang "You can't always get what you want", it's life and it happens occasionally to everyone, I guess right now is one of those times for me. Why, you ask? Well first off it's taking longer than expected to move into the new place and secondly, getting the new inventory photos for The Salon Mystique VTG Shop is being delayed. My apologies to all of my faithful followers, new stuff will be up soon, I promise : )

So I found some great editorials that captured the essence of feeling frustrated. I also listened to the song Fortress by Pinback and now I'm am feeling a lot less frustrated. It always pays off to take frustration and funnel it into a form of creativity. Enjoy!

(photos via fashion gone rouge)

and here's Fortress by Pinback:

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hey Ho, Let's Go! An ode to The Ramones

Yesterday I was waiting for my boyfriend to get ready (funny, right?) when suddenly this song understandably gets stuck in my head. It got me thinking about how much the Ramones influence my personal style throughout the years.

I must admit that I have always been a fan and back in the day I would more often thank not rock some version of ripped jeans, sneakers and a pair of Converse but now-a-days my style mostly centers around a leather jacket. Getting this classic song stuck in my head reminded me of the Ramones box set that I owned in High School and how I would listen to The Ramones when I was getting ready for school, but I digress...

Here is an ode to The Ramones and their impeccable and influential style.

I Wanna Live - The Ramones from Blaz Karlin on Vimeo.