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nudes

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nudes

Today at work I was inspired to create a vintage color collection while working with some of the new looks for summer in cosmetics- skin tones in nail colors paired with red lips, bronzed cheeks and classic black eyeliner! Shop the collection here. Happy Summer!

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Gone Dotty

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Gone Dotty

Polka dot prints in fashion are timeless! Seen now as fun and whimsical, they weren't always seen that way. In Medieval Europe, they were often seen as representing illness or disease. Because the ability to create evenly spaced dots did not exist at the time, dots on fabric would be scattered in a random pattern- reminding people of pox or rashes. In Shakespeare's "Othello", Desdemona's spotted handkerchief leads to tragedy in the play. In non-Western cultures polka dots symbolized male virility or magic. More densely packed, small dots were indicative of stronger magic. Before dots were called polka dots, dotted...

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Make a Splash!

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Make a Splash!

  Direct from Marilyn's Room- a capsule collection of dreamy pin-up-worthy 1950s swimwear! Catalina, Rose Marie Reid, Robby Len-  golden lurex, ruched silk, rhinestones and pearls! Make a splash! XOXOXO- Angela and Marilyn's Room

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Perk Up!

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Perk Up!

  A vintage sweater can really put some va-va-voom into your wardrobe! We've got the perfect sweaters here and here. Maybe a bullet bra?   -XOXOXOX, Angela and Marilyn's Room

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Helen Bond Ca-who?

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Helen Bond Ca-who?

This is Helen Bond Carruthers. While not easy to make out the details, she is indeed wearing one of her famous cashmere sweaters appliqued with embroidered pieces of antique textiles. Helen got her start modifying and embellishing plain colored cashmere button front sweaters in the 1950s. After acquiring a warehouse full of antique shawls, she began cutting them up and hand sewing them onto sweaters. She worked from home in Versailles, Kentucky...eventually employing some help to fulfill orders.   There are several signature details present in a true Helen Bond Carruthers sweater. First off- they will always be cashmere, and...

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